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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Checkout £1700 build"

  • 40 minutes ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to make a streaming/gaming computer never built before."

  • 1 hour ago
  • 1 point

No. VR doesn't really utilize a ton of RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to make a streaming/gaming computer never built before."

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 point

The 9900K, AIO and RAM are definitely overkill for that. Personally, I think an 8700K will give you more than enough power and a 2070 will have no problem running 1080p144, 1440p60 or 4K60. My 2070 averages about 120 FPS in most titles on high settings at 1440p. 32GB certainly isn't needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to build an excellent dev setup"

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I put together.

  • i7-8700K. A great and powerful CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads. Unlocked for overclocking should you be interested in doing so now or later on when you need a bit more power.

  • 32GB of RAM should be enough for the more-intensive software that you'll be using.

  • I am unsure of your storage needs but I showed you a 1TB SATA SSD and 2TB HDD but please adjust to your needs. The SU800 is a budget SSD and while it's awesome for the price, you might choose something a bit faster such as the Samsung 860 Evo.

  • RTX 2060. Should be more than enough 'oomph' for using those programs and for testing and/or play, it's capable of maxing out games at well above 1080p 60 FPS.

  • The H500 is a great case for the price. Not the greatest airflow in the world but it has a tempered glass side panel, includes two fans and pretty solid build quality. Also, it's very compatible with modern and future hardware.

  • Fully modular 650W PSU. A very reliable unit that should serve you well for a long time. I went with 650W to account for overclocking and/or future upgrades but 550W will get the job done.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $354.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $31.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $148.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $152.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1393.80
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1353.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 16:17 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion of this build"

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks great.

I mean, both are semi modular and both are gold rated. Corsair's TX series is their entry level professional units while CX is geared for entry level builds. I have no doubt that both will serve your needs and both will be reliable so honestly, I would go for the cheaper once which I will assume is the CXM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to make a streaming/gaming computer never built before."

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 point

Both of those are pretty high end. I understand having the money for a build like that but just so you know, you can very easily shave $500 off the price and still have a more than capable streaming/gaming rig.

What are you wanting as far as FPS? What resolution and refresh rate do you plan on playing in? Also, what kind of games? AAA titles or things such as Fortnite? Any other use such as video editing?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $354.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $204.99 @ Walmart
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $98.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $119.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card $479.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1648.82
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1588.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 16:02 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Setup for Fortnite Streaming @2K/144Hz and The Witcher 3 Gaming @4K/60Hz"

  • 10 hours ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. No worries. Honestly, G-Sync isn't a big deal to me. My 1440p 144hz Dell monitor has G-Sync and I never use it.

Well I was a bit confused if you needed both a 1080p144hz monitor and a 4k60hz monitor. As mentioned, I tried to get two identical monitors just with two different resolutions and refresh rates but there were only three options for monitors on PCPP in your market. It's very possible that you find a better match at a local store than online. I know that it would drive me a little crazy having two very different monitors side by side.

You can absolutely reuse those parts if you would like to. The Dark Rock Pro 4 will certainly handle the 9900K at base clock speeds and probably with a up-to a mild overclock. The case is pretty standard so it's compatible with everything else on the list.

An RTX 2080 can definitely handle 1440p144. My RTX 2070 w/ a 2700X gets very close to 144FPS on higher settings and I tend to play AAA titles so for games such as Fortnite, a 2080 will crush it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help my comp is bricked and i need a new one"

  • 11 hours ago
  • 2 points

Well, there wouldn't be any performance difference - only the amount of storage. If you feel that you could utilize a 1TB SSD, go for it! I'm getting to the point where a lot of PCs nowadays can be purely SSD storage so maybe consider a single SSD to run everything.

If it's possible for dust and hair to go directly into your PC, there aren't going to be any coolers that can 'avoid' that. I would be worried about a radiator getting clogged up as that is far more difficult to clean than an air cooler. Do you keep your PC on the ground? If so, I would personally spend a little bit of your budget to get a nightstand or something to keep the PC elevated. Worst case scenario, you might just consider having to blow out your PC once a week with a can of air or something. I blow mine out once a month.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Setup for Fortnite Streaming @2K/144Hz and The Witcher 3 Gaming @4K/60Hz"

  • 11 hours ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I put together. It wasn't clear so I assumed you need the monitors in the budget as well.

  • 9900K. Beast of a CPU having 8 cores and 16 threads. Will have no issue gaming, streaming, editing, etc. Especially if overclocked.

  • 280MM all-in-one liquid cooler.

  • Z390 Aorus Elite motherboard with 16GB of RAM.

  • There aren't many HDDs available in your market so I had to go with the 2TB Black Series, however, I am unsure of your exact storage needs to please tailor this to your needs. Also included a 1TB SSD.

  • RTX 2080. More than capable of 1080p144 at probably max settings as well as 4K60 at high/max settings.

  • NZXT H500. Great case for the price but choose what you like.

  • 750W fully modular PSU.

  • Again, there doesn't seem to be many options in your market for monitors so this is what I chose. 27" 1080p 144hz Asus monitor and 27" 4K 60hz monitor. I was trying to stick with two monitors that look a like but there were limited options. You might be able to find something better locally?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor €563.95 @ Bytes At Work
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler €154.85 @ Alternate Belgium
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €201.89 @ Alternate Belgium
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €118.95 @ Bytes At Work
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive €153.89 @ Alternate Belgium
Storage Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €133.00 @ Paradigit
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card €873.95 @ Alternate Belgium
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case €79.89 @ Paradigit
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply €124.85 @ Alternate Belgium
Monitor Asus - VG278Q 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor €283.95 @ Alternate Belgium
Monitor Acer - Nitro VG270K 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor €399.00 @ Paradigit
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €3088.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 17:01 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help my comp is bricked and i need a new one"

  • 12 hours ago
  • 3 points

Here's what I put together for you.

  • I chose the 9700K because it's cheaper than the 8700K which was my original plan. I wanted to go with the 8700k due to hyperthreading but I don't believe you'll need that. The 9700K is a powerful i7 which will more than enough for your needs. I matched it with the Hyper 212 which is a pretty decent cooler for the price. It will provide more enough cooling at stock speeds, however, if you're interested in overclocking, you might consider something a little better.

  • 16GB of RAM.

  • 500GB SSD. You will want to use the SSD for the OS. You mentioned nothing of an SSD and this will make a HUGE difference in load times, boot times and overall, it will just make everything feel so much faster if you previously were only using an HDD.

  • RTX 2060. If you aren't too crazy about gaming, the 1660ti might be a better and cheaper alternative that you can go with. The 2060 is more than capable of maxing out games in 1080p and still get 60FPS if not more.

  • 550W fully modular PSU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $509.99 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $54.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $120.91 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $533.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Cooler Master - Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $113.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1623.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 10:50 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading my current Low Budget PC"

  • 12 hours ago
  • 1 point

Oh man. Yeah the 2200G certainly is not capable of streaming especially with 2133mhz RAM.

This is what you want to be able to stream smoothly.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $147.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $72.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $220.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 10:40 EDT-0400

And if you would like to upgrade GPU as well:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $147.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $72.98 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $520.87
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $500.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 10:40 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it too good to be true?"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Really? I suppose it would depend on what model but in general, I do enjoy Chromebooks for what they are. For someone who simply browses the web, does a bit of schoolwork and consumes media, a decent Chromebook isn't a bad consideration. I have a feeling that your school uses bottom-of-the-barrel Chromebooks considering how much hate you have for them lol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it too good to be true?"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it's the best option even at its price point.

  • Sure, it has an i7 but it's an i7-4600M from 2013 which is a low powered, dual-core CPU which, as mentioned below, can be outperformed by the G5400 even though that is a desktop CPU. It will probably struggle with Windows 10 by itself not to mention other programs/files. It certainly can't run Crysis.

  • The 320GB HDD appears to be a 5400RPM from the research that I was able to do. It might offer enough storage for you but it'll be awfully slow transferring larger files should you ever need to do that.

  • It could also have a 720P TN panel although it seems that some models could be equipped with a 1080p TN panel.

All of that is completely disregarding build quality, longevity, etc. Depending on your exact uses, I would consider a Chromebook at this price range. That would offer you a better experience if your workflow is mostly compatible with Chrome OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 budget build"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

I second the SU800. Fantastic SSD for the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi im looking for some feedback on this setup"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point
  • You'll definitely want faster, dual channel memory. Rather than the 1x8GB 2400mhz, get a 2x4GB 3000mhz kit.

  • For an extra $7, you can get a motherboard with built in WIFI.

  • That's wayyyy to much PSU for this build. I'll link a couple of other options below.

  • You can also get a 1080p 75hz monitor w/ freesync for cheaper than the you picked out.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.10 @ Newegg Australia
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $217.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $92.40 @ Newegg Australia
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.00 @ Austin Computers
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB GT OC Video Card $249.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $68.00 @ Shopping Express
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $95.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor AOC - E970SWN 18.5" 1366x768 60 Hz Monitor $163.12 @ Newegg Australia
Monitor LG - 24MK400H-B 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $143.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1349.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-23 23:54 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone optimize this?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

They should absolutely drop when new products come out. The question is how much. You could end up saving some money, prices have definitely been far more stable than they were last year but we'll just have to wait and see.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone optimize this?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Your list looks good.

The R5 2600 is a great overall CPU given that it has 6 cores and 12 threads. It's enough for gaming, light editing, general use and even streaming should you wish to do so. I would, personally, wait until the 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs come out in the next few weeks. Best case scenario, you get a much better CPU for a similar cost. Worst case scenario, the 2600 gets an even bigger price cut and you save money.

Everything else looks good. The 1660ti is more than capable of 1080p60 at higher quality settings. 16GB of RAM will be plenty to last the next few years, you've chosen enough storage to have the ability to have an expansive game library. Lastly, you've chosen a reliable PSU and a quality case that will get the job done and look good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any opinions on my build or recommendations"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I may have overlooked the list. My apologies. This is the one that I was looking at but I am unsure what GPU was in the list before changing to the 8GB.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dT66Mp/evga-geforce-gtx-1660-6-gb-xc-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-1163-kr

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any opinions on my build or recommendations"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely install the OS onto the SSD.

  • If you swing another $20-30, the 1660 is a better choice over the RX 570.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for VERY casual gaming?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Hey mate, your list is marked as private. We are unable to view it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "would this be a good pc to build for a first timer?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Definitely a high end PC for a first time builder haha.

  • The 2700X doesn't really need liquid cooling if you want to save a few bucks. Precision Boost 2 does a really good job of keeping the R7 boosted at pretty much any time other than idle meaning there isn't much headroom for overclocking meaning an AIO isn't needed for anything other than aesthetics. The 2700X does come with a good, fancy RGB cooler.

  • Another note on CPU: Depending on your uses/tasks, it might be best to consider an Intel CPU for their stronger single core performance. If you'll be mostly gaming, single-core performance is what you want and something like the i7-9700K would perform better than the 2700X for 1080p gaming. You could also wait for Ryzen 3rd generation to come out in three weeks because those CPUs will probably blow the pants off current Intel single-core performance although that isn't confirmed.

  • As others have mentioned, I would decrease RAM speed. Anything past 3200mhz will mostly be diminishing returns. If you find a good kit of 3466mhz 16 CAS, that might be something to consider otherwise stick with 3000/3200mhz 15/16 CAS.

  • A 650W PSU would be more than enough.

  • I would personally get a motherboard with built in WIFI rather than an adapter. It would look a lot cleaner.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my first build ($1500 - $1600 budget)"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

I mean, I think I remember LTT saying something about the RTX lineup being rushed and unnecessary only because Deep Learning Super Sampling and Ray Tracing didn't quite pan out how it was supposed to. Those two features were really just over hyped. RT caused a massive performance hit making it to where a 2080 could barely do 1080p60. DLSS caused the overall image to be rather blurry.

But since then, there have been improvements although I am not 100% of the current situation because I never use RT or DLSS with my 20-series card. I only chose an RTX 2070 because it was the same price as a new 1080 and outperformed it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my I5 being bottle necked"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't say so. The 8600k is an awesome, well-rounded CPU. Very capable. I wouldn't be too concerned if you already have an upgrade planned out. The 1060 3GB is the limiting factor, not the CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my first build ($1500 - $1600 budget)"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Your build looks pretty good.

  • I would consider the D-15S cooler as it is slightly newer but more importantly, has better RAM clearance. Should be fine either way but better safe than having to deal with the hassle of returning.

  • At $108 before rebate, that PSU is way too expensive for a semi modular unit. Spend $80 and get an EVGA G3 or SeaSonic FOCUS. Also, 650W is more than enough for your hardware.

  • I can't speak for the 'high failure rate' of RTX cards as I haven't heard anything like that but my 2070 rocks. I achieve about 120 FPS in most titles on high settings at 1440p. I personally went with the EVGA XC Ultra.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Build"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I would actually consider mounting the radiator on top (as an exhaust) with the two fans on the front as an intake. Reason being, you would be pushing the hot air from inside the radiator straight into the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Build"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

No worries, we all have different uses.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility RAM-MOBO-CPU"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

1) Where you are reading that the Ryzen 2600 has a max memory speed of 2933mhz?

2) The RAM more than likely will not run at the advertised speed out of the box. For the advertised speed, you must set the XMP profile which can be done in the BIOS. This is something that you will absolutely want to do. It's very easy and I wouldn't be concerned about this.

3) For any Ryzen build, you will want to be between 3000-3200mhz. 3200mhz if it doesn't cost much more otherwise 3000 is just fine. I wouldn't go past 3200 because typically, RAM faster than that will have a huge price jump and the performance gain simply isn't worth it. Diminishing returns.

4) No not necessarily. If the motherboard says it supports 2933 and not exactly 3000mhz, it'll downclock the 3000mhz to 2933mhz. Or, it'll set XMP to 2933 and not 3000mhz. You'll never know the performance difference between those and again, I wouldn't worry too much about this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which laptop?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Same but basically worse at everything

LOL

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows Problem??"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

What is the error code that you're getting when trying to shut down?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My potential build for first ever gaming pc, thoughts?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

It isn't needed. I think 13jonesb was just suggesting it because 480GB doesn't last long for a gaming PC. Most AAA titles will easily run between 40-80GB each so after you install the OS, a few programs and a few games, you'll be utilizing a lot of your storage space and won't have much left.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Build"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a great build. I would have gone away with a few of the aesthetic components in order to get a bit more GPU like the 2070 but other than that, it's great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Case"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah absolutely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Case"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

It's not the best option for airflow but it will be good enough for your average build especially with 2 or 3 fans inside. It is, however, one of the best cases available for the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time PC building help"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, you can always add fans - that's never an issue. For optimal airflow in a case like the H500, you would probably want 3 fans total. Two on the front as intakes and 1 in the rear to exhaust. That would create positive airflow which is exactly what you want.

To best way (well, easiest) to install Windows to is to create a bootable USB drive, install windows and then activate it with a key that you would purchase from Microsoft. There are plenty of YouTube videos to help with this procedure and download is in the link below.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Comfortably, you would want at least a 550W PSU if you add a 2070 later on. You also might consider just going all out for a 650W PSU that way you're good for pretty much any normal upgrade over the next couple years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time PC building help"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome.

  • The reason I ask is because if you are interested in streaming, you'll definitely want the right CPU that is up for the task. Also, the 2600 just recently got a nice price cut so it's an even better deal right now.

  • Okay, we'll stick with 60-75 FPS as the goal. I imagine you're probably using a Freesync monitor so keep in mind that even with a Nvidia card, you are able to use the Freesync to eliminate screen tearing. Should be included with the latest driver update.

  • Okay, we'll stick with only what you need.

As for the build, here's what I put together.

  • R5 2600. Great CPU with 6 cores, 12 threads and unlocked for overclocking should you wish. This will handle streaming, gaming and a bit of editing work if needed. Comes with a decent CPU cooler that will certainly get you by for a while. If you plan to be serious about overclocking, I would suggest an aftermarket cooler such as the Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition.

  • Gaming X B450 motherboard. The 'most affordable premium' B450 motherboard available. This will definitely have enough features and I/O to last several years if you want it to. B450 will allow a mild overclock but ultimately, you might consider an X470 for better VRMs, features, etc.

  • 16GB of RAM. You can get away with 8GB but 16GB is really the way to go if this is something you'll be using for the next few years. 16GB will allow you to do plenty of multitasking and/or using more intensive programs such as editing and streaming software.

  • 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Please adjust to your needs. The SU800 is a fantastic budget SSD providing fast enough speeds for the OS, programs and maybe your favorite game or two. HDD for mass storage.

  • NZXT H500. A great case for under $100. Tempered glass side panel and plenty of compatibility for modern and future hardware.

  • CXM 450. A good, cheap and reliable PSU. Only semi modular so if you want better compatibility with future hardware, you might want to spend another $30-50 for a fully modular PSU with a bit more wattage like a 650W. If you're confident that you might upgrade to the 2070, I would suggest a 650W PSU any way.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $144.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 Gaming X ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98 @ Newegg Business
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $72.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $36.98 @ Newegg
Custom GTX 1060 Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $533.71
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $518.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-21 12:33 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No 120hz monitors???"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, I am not sure what is wrong but this link below will show you every monitor between 100-144hz. Just make sure to utilize the filter and further narrow your options such as resolution, size of panel, and I/O. If you want 120hz specifically, just change the range to only 120hz.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#D=100000,144000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Case"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much your best option for what you're looking for is going to be the NZXT H500 or H500i. Both will have USB 3, tempered glass side panel and included fans. The H500i has a built in RGB strip and RGB controller. You might not find the H500i for under $80 but at this time, the black/red one is.

If you are willing to step up another $20 or so, the Fractal Design Meshify C would certainly be the way to go with an open front mesh panel and one of the best cases for airflow.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9NBTwP/nzxt-h500i-blackred-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h500w-br

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/p8x2FT/nzxt-h500-black-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h500b-b1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time PC building help"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

A few questions for you and then I can put something together:

  • I imagine this is for gaming primarily but are there any other uses such as editing, streaming, etc?

  • What FPS targets would you like to have and what resolution/refresh rate do you plan on playing on? Keep in mind any future upgrades that you might do other than the GPU.

  • What is your budget range for everything minus the GPU?

  • Do you need anything else such as a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my possible AMD Build?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty awesome.

  • Because of Precision Boost 2, the 2700X does a great job of staying boosted meaning there isn't a whole lot of overclocking headroom. Also meaning that a high end AIO really isn't required unless A) you want the CPU super cold or B) purely aesthetic. You could also go with the regular 2700 as you wouldn't be paying for the fancy RGB cooler and there would be a bit more overclocking headroom so you could take advantage of an AIO. My point is: you don't need to spend that much on an AIO unless you really want to. The Corsair H115i PRO RGB might be a good option as it's less expensive and can be synced with the rest of your Corsair hardware.

  • Have you seen the new Corsair 680X RGB? Just a thought over the 570X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming laptop under 1500 CAD"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I understand that you're wanting a 144hz panel on a laptop but keep in mind that a GPU such as the 1060 will not come close to taking full advantage of it. So, are you sure that you're wanting to pay for it yet not be able to take advantage of it? You would want at least a 1080 or 2070 on a laptop to get close to 144 FPS. Especially if it'll be a Max Q version of the GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with Plex Server"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

As test19 mentioned, generally speaking, Ryzen CPUs always enjoy fast memory but keep in mind that the R3 2200G is an APU. An APU's graphical performance is contingent upon the memory for not just gaming but everything. General use, streaming, editing, gaming, media consumption, etc.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12621/memory-scaling-zen-vega-apu-2200g-2400g-ryzen/5

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with Plex Server"

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

One big issue with your list. Regardless of what the system is used for, it's very important for a Ryzen-based PC to have dual channel RAM otherwise you'll be leaving a lot of performance on the table. I would also suggest increasing the RAM speed to 3000mhz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop to run AutoCAD LT 2019"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

That is correct but that is what reviews and further research are for. I simply provided a list of laptops matching the criteria that he needs and/or might want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop to run AutoCAD LT 2019"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Here's a NewEgg link that will show you every laptop with an 8th gen i7, 16GB of RAM, dedicated graphics card and between 14-16" in size.

I will let you see what you like best.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100006740%20600029658%20600004343%20600004344%20600136700%20601303722%20600003982%20600566986

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any info or advice welcome."

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point
  • No sense in getting an old CPU/motherboard. Get an 8700K or even 9700K with a B365/Z390 motherboard depending on if you're interested in overclocking.

  • Speaking of the motherboard, you have a micro-atx board with a full size ATX case. That will work but it's going to look really small inside the case. Get an ATX motherboard if you'll be going with an ATX case.

  • The 750D case is many years old. You might consider something recent for better compatibility with current and future hardware.

  • You don't need a 5.25" fan controller with a modern and higher end motherboard. If you'll be running that many fans (not in your list), I would just get a SATA fan controller such as the Corsair Commander Pro or something similar. If you're running less than 6 fans, chances are, the motherboard has enough headers and most likely, they are also PWM meaning you can control the fans digitally meaning you won't need any kind of hardware controller at all. Just software.

  • More than likely, you don't need a sound card like that. Most higher end motherboards have fantastic built in audio solutions with DACs. Unless you're very serious about your audio and/or have high impedance headphones, you don't need to spend $200 on this. I have a standalone amplifier with a DAC using my Sennheiser HD598 and honestly, there isn't much a difference when comparing to my Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard.

  • I am not familiar with that brand of PSU but that's awefully expensive for what it is. $80 can get you a fully modular 750W/850W EVGA G2/G3 or SeaSonic FOCUS.

  • Do you need 32GB of RAM?

  • Do you need to pay extra for W10 Pro?

  • The Ventus GPU lineup has had issues with cooling. You might consider another options just in case.

If your budget is $2,000 for everything, I would go with something like this personally.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $479.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i ATX Mid Tower Case $96.23 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $129.99 @ B&H
Monitor Acer - KG251Q bmiix 24.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - KG251Q bmiix 24.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $45.86 @ OutletPC
Speakers Logitech - Z313 25 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $37.79 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1913.62
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1863.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 14:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheaper GPU or is this best bang for buck?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Consider the 1660 Ti if you don't care for the tensor cores. The 1660 Ti and 2060 are very similar in terms of performance but the primary difference is that the 2060 has tensor cores which allow for better ray tracing support and DLSS.

The 1660 Ti will be able to use ray tracing (not as good performance w/o the tensor cores) and no DLSS functionality.

At the end of the day, if you're just wanting a solid gaming experience and a fairly powerful GPU for the cost, the 1660 Ti is a great choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A gaming pc for gaming new titles budget 800-900"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I put together for you. Keep in mind that you will want to check MicroCenter's pricing on these components assuming they are all available through MicroCenter.

  • i5-9400F. Awesome budget CPU that will certainly have a good punch for gaming, general use and light editing if needed. The 'F' version does not have integrated graphics so it's a good way to keep costs down since we're using a dedicated GPU.

  • 16GB of RAM and a quality B360 motherboard. Gigabyte has a BIOS that is compatible with 9th gen CPUs, however, I am unsure if it'll be updated off the shelf. Depends on how long they've had it. Usually MicroCenter will update it for you upon purchase.

  • 500GB SSD

  • 1660ti. Should get you pretty close to 144 FPS around medium settings. You will want to keep in mind that 144 FPS requires a good amount of power. Ultimately, you would want a 2070 to play at 144 and still be on higher quality settings. Obviously, a 2070 would take far too much of the budget. You could also explore a pre-owned or open box 1070 Ti or 1080. My 2700X and 2070 averages about 115 FPS at 1440p high settings so I would be right at 144 FPS if I played in 1080p.

  • NZXT H500 case w/ fully modular 650W PSU. A 550W will also be more than enough. I chose a 650W to account for future upgrades.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $154.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $26.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.01 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $906.83
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $856.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 12:10 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing PC!"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh absolutely. Just to clarify,

You will want to store the files on the HDD. When editing, transfer the file from the HDD to the editing SSD first. Then edit, render and export on the SSD. When done with everything, transfer the exported file back to HDD for storage.

Okay, I am just unsure of what kind of files you are editing. If it's more of a hobby and not for professional work with super large file sizes and/or super high resolutions, 16GB should do it. You can always toss in another kit of RAM later on if needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing PC!"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

so imagine I recorded a bunch of footage or wanted to edit one large video. Does this stay on SSD and then when I render, it all gets transfered to the HDD?

Yes you'll be able to use and edit a video file that is on one drive and have the ability to export to a different drive if that is what you're asking?

Also, what about the regular sound clips and VFX that I used to edit on a regular basis in all videos. Where are these stored, on SSD2 or HDD?

I suppose it wouldn't matter which drive you kept sound clips and VFX on as you'll be able to import them into your project from any drive regardless of which drive the editing project is on.

As for your build,

  • The stock CPU cooler that comes with the 2700X is quite good and can easily keep the 2700X nice and cool while under load. If you wanted to save money, you're more than welcome to do that. Otherwise, the be quiet! is probably much quieter than the stock cooler as that is my only complaint using my 2700X with the stock cooler. It isn't annoying by any means but it's definitely audible when it ramps up.

  • Are you sure that 16GB of RAM will be enough?

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