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new setup need some thoughts

jquinn1383

2 months ago

i am looking to get a new rig soon and put this together. any opinions to make it cheaper or is it pretty good as is? i will be primarily gaming and watching movies. link to build is below, thank you.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tBWvK4

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  • For a gaming build, a Ryzen 5 3600 / 3600X would perform better. Zen 2 is far better for gaming than previous generations. Also, the T2 cooler wouldn't be much better than the stock cooler that the 2700X comes with, plus it doesn't have RGB.

  • 32GB of RAM is rather overkill. 16GB will be more than enough. You will also want to increase RAM speed. I would suggest 3600mhz if you go with a Zen 2 CPU, otherwise 3000/3200 is just fine. Ryzen thrives off of fast RAM and 2400 would not cut it.

  • Just throwing this out there but for the price, the AMD 5700 XT outperforms the 2070 and even competes with the RTX 2080 Super in some cases. It's also cheaper.

  • I would definitely get a better power supply. The one that you chose looks a bit sketchy to me due to lack of reviews and also the price. The PSU is certainly not something to cheap out on. I would suggest nothing less than a Corsair, EVGA, SeaSonic or Whisper PSU.

  • I would also suggest a better case just because of your budget and the hardware that will be inside but that's purely up to you. I know it can be hard finding a case that still supports an optical drive. Maybe an external one would be something to consider that way you could get a relatively new and more premium case?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $96.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $85.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $224.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.49 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $489.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC TG8 ATX Mid Tower Case $57.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.57 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.08 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Masscool BLD-12025V1R 60 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1477.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-07 12:28 EDT-0400
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely quite a few changes I'd suggest.

CPU - You're not going to see any added benefit from more cores for gaming. Change this to a Ryzen 5 3600. Likewise, the cooler you've picked isn't worth the money at all. Spend a little more on a better air cooler, or run stock. Thermal paste isn't needed either.

Motherboard - Not sure how good a bargain B450 board will be. I'd look at the MSI Tomahawk as it's one of the best budget friendly options for a B450 board.

RAM - Definitely don't need 32GB of RAM, and in addition you want to get faster stuff as Ryzen CPU's scale much better with faster RAM. Something like 3200mhz would be a good start.

Storage - Definitely would be a good idea to tweak for better storage. You can get faster SSD's for not much money these days.

GPU - Definitely spring for a 2070 Super with this budget. It's just a better GPU.

PSU - Just no. This is a very poor area to try and cheap out in a PC build. Get a PSU from a reputable manufacturer.

This has a newer and faster CPU, faster memory, a better motherboard, better storage, a better GPU, and a much, much better PSU. It's also slightly cheaper.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $77.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.08 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Masscool BLD-12025V1R 60 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1515.35
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1485.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-07 12:34 EDT-0400
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks guys i appreciate it very much. still new to building pcs

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

ok played around a little more. took suggestions from both how does this look? changed some things do to pcpartpicker compatibilty issues.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jquinn1383/saved/RmhXvK

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