6-core Ryzen 5 1600x and 16GB of ram for editing. 500GB SSD for transferring those edits, 2TB HDD to store all of the edits as well as your games and a GTX 1070 to crush said games.
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Boom. Here you are. I run the Ryzen 3 1300x with a 1060 6GB GPU and can easily play any AAA game at high/ultra settings at 60FPS. Usually pushes about 70-90FPS depending on the game. BF4 gets 120FPS on ultra, PUBG hits 70FPS on high and I'm sure in CS:GO, you'd be well over 150FPS.
The generator is just going to the 'start a system build' tab in the upper left of the webpage. Just like so. To use this, once you've completed a build, click on the little drawer icon next to the permalink and just copy and paste.
I have this case. I do recommend spending just a tad more to get an NZXT or something. The case is great, don't get me wrong but for 10 or 15 more dollars, you can get a MUCH better case in my opinion. Look into the NZXT S340 over the Phanteks..
I third this post.
No worries. Every single component when building a PC is transferable and upgradeable. As long as everything is compatible.
It would do it with ease. The only thing I might consider down the road is doubling up the ram. But even then, you could just buy another kit of the ripjaws 2x4gb for $100 and toss it right in. Otherwise, every other component can definitely handling streaming.
That is stating that the GPU could potentially block drive bays but it also says the case supports cards MUCH bigger. I wouldn't be too concerned about this. Afterall, in this build, I only put one 3.5" drive so worst case scenario is that you put it in a bay that's higher or lower than where the GPU sits. The 2.5" SSD can typically be mounted in the back and out-of-sight and the M.2 will attach onto the motherboard -- away from everything else.
This system as it is would absolutely rip through photo and video editing with a smile on its face haha. As far as animation goes, honestly, I wouldn't know. You would need to ask someone else about that but yes, this system would pretty much crush everything including the iMac.
If I were you, I would consider two of the MX500 1TB SSDs and put them in raid. That way I would have blazing fast transfer speeds but only if you want to spend that extra $260.
Honestly, it seems overkill and I would change a couple things on it. You don't really need the 1070ti. I just moved to PC from console a few months ago and I got this exact GPU. I easily play all games on high and ultra settings well over 60FPS. The performance completely blows my Xbox One S out of the water. Five times.
So in this build,
I downgraded the GPU and CPU to get a better motherboard, RAM and PSU. You don't want a single stick of 8GB ram. You want dual channel so here's a set of 2x4GB RAM. You probably don't need a 6-core CPU unless you're using heavy programs like photoshop and doing a lot of video editing and multi-thread stuff. A quad core will be more than enough. Also, this gets you an SSD for super fast loading times and transferring speeds. Also, whopping 2TB of mass storage for games and all that.
Assuming top notch means 4K video editing and graphics, here's my top notch build. Could be overkill, you didn't state a budget but just let me know and I can adjust.
You mentioned above that you were a rookie. This build has water cooling for the CPU. It isn't hard but maybe you should consider regular air cooling. But then again, as much power as this is packing, it would be wise to keep that i7-8700k cool.
This is what I came up with. I chose a 6-core processor because that will definitely be best to have a couple extra cores for programs like lightroom, photoshop or any video editing. With a Ryzen processor, you absolutely need a graphics card so I just chose a cheaper 1050ti. With dedicated graphics, it should perform pretty darn well in those programs and you might even be able to squeeze some gaming out of it since it does have 4GB of video memory. I chose 8GB of ram which will probably do you fine for a while but I do recommend that you go with 16GB of RAM -- at least, in the future. The case is mostly up to you but you can't go wrong with the NZXT S340.
I went with a 512GB M.2 SSD for the OS and lightroom and all other programs and a regular 2TB HDD for mass storage. It was hard to hit that $700 budget with a 6-core processor. While I believe that extra money would be well-spent, i'm sure you would be just fine with a quad-core processor. Maybe someone else will come up with a better build.
Well the build I had posted will definitely crush those games. If it's 4k your after, I would just find a good 4k monitor that you want but you'll definitely need that 1080 graphics card if you want a good frame rate. I would definitely look into what Xxplosive posted below, the new CPUs won't be much of a difference considering CoffeeLake pretty much came out not too long ago but as far as the new Volta GPUs go, that might be something to consider waiting for but I would imagine those cards will be very high in price considering the mining craze going on right now. GPUs and RAM pricing are outrageous right now.. But if you have the dough, get the 1080ti. That has 11GB of video ram onboard so for 4K, you'll definitely be getting at least 60fps. For 1440p, you'd probably be well over 100fps but it's hard to say -- I don't have experience with 1080ti's. I can tell you that my 1060 plays 1080p ultra well over 60fps on most games that I play but it definitely could not handle 4K whatsoever.
What's high resolution to you? 1080, 1440 or 4K? Do need peripherals like a keyboard, mouse and monitor as well? What kind of games do you play?
If money isn't a problem, this would destroy just about everything you throw at it. I chose a 1440p 144hz monitor and paired it with a GTX 1070. If you want 4K, you would want a GTX 1080TI. If you're fine with 1080p just go with the GTX 1060 because as you can see, the 1070 is almost up to 1000 dollars...
The 144hz monitor is almost a must have if you play a lot of shooters or fast-paced games. I chose a 500gb SSD for your most important programs and games and a 2TB HDD for other stuff. The CPU is a 6-core which will be great if you do any photo/video editing and rather intense things like that. It'll also be good for the near future. I chose a 650w PSU in case you ever upgrade and 16GB of RAM should do you just fine.
+1 for the dual channel ram. That's almost a must.
This would be a pretty solid build. The 1060 6gb would easily get well over 60fps on most games. You could downgrade it to a 1050ti or 1060 3gb to save some money.
Ehh, in some ways. It's an open-world, sandbox survival game but you can explore, build structures and everything like minecraft. It's very intensive in all areas I think. Or maybe it just isn't well optimized like other games. Ark has always had some pretty major issues as far as performance and stability goes.
This would definitely be a good first build. I know there's a budget involved however you might want to compare the 1050ti or a 1060 3gb over the regular 1050 with only 2gb of ram. Having that extra 1gb would go a long way with games.
What is the budget? Also, do you need a monitor or a mouse and keyboard?
It's a pretty good list.
I don't think you need water cooling. Just get a good CPU cooler and invest that extra money into a few extra case fans.
Maybe consider a gold certified power supply? Probably just a 550-650w would be fine too.
1TB HDD + 500GB SSD might be a nice addition instead of a 2tb hybrid. I noticed you have Vegas Pro on there. If you use that a lot, you'll want an SSD.
Do you need Windows 10 Pro? If not, changing a few things up will actually be cheaper and you get those fast storage speeds and boot times.
Mostly shooters and survival games. PUBG, COD, BF, The Forest, ARK, Stranded Deep, etc.
The only game that I cannot get over 60fps on ultra is Ark. But I'm sure that comes down to Ark being Ark...
On ultra, Ark only gets about 35fps on my build. I use a combination of medium and high to get 75fps.
PUBG stays 90fps on ultra at all times.
BF1 gets a stable 70fps on ultra.
Close to 100fps on high.
without any overclock
vagabond139 is correct. You can choose to have whatever you want on each one. Definitely have the operating system and most important programs/games on the SSD and use the HDD for everything else that is either large in size or less important to you.
I personally love that motherboard but I will admit, if you invest just a little bit more money, you can get an Asus or something of that nature. I chose the Asrock because it fit my needs. It had good reviews, has an m.2 slot and has a Type C port and I haven't had any issues with it. BIOS is easy to navigate and overclocking is simple enough.
Perfect. That will be a good choice then. I'm not entirely sure, I think it depends on what each game supports and what the monitor supports. On my monitor, I have been able to change it on certain games but not all. Maybe someone else can provide you with a better answer to that.
If you're willing to spend the extra money then yes. I would get a 1440p 75-144hz monitor if you can. That will be a night and day difference for general web browsing and light-medium gaming. Just keep in mind that with a 1440p monitor, you will most definitely need a GTX1070 graphics card in order to get a solid frame rate. With the parts list that I gave you, that would easily handle 1440p gaming and you'll always have the option to overclock.
27" model 144hz - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BcTrxr/dell-monitor-s2716dg
24" model 165hz - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CwgPxr/dell-s2417dg-238-165hz-monitor-s2417dg
No, the GPU I put in that build list is not a full sized card. This, however, is a full size card. It wouldn't really matter but for an extra 30 or so dollars, it would be a wise investment.
This would be a good build @AndyCS. Higher frequency ram and the same cpu and mobo that I use. The games I play are well over 60fps. Most are closer to 100 on high settings.
The motherboard is just going to downclock the ram to match. It looks like that mobo supports DDR4 3200, 2933, 2666 so you're good.
I definitely recommend 144hz. It's stunning and completely worth the extra money if you ask me. With most 144hz monitors, to actually get 144hz you'll need to use a displayport cable or dvi-d I believe. So before you spend the money, make sure that the GPU supports displayport or dvi-d cables.
This is what I run in my system with a Ryzen 3 1300x. They seem to pair up very well. Make sure the motherboard supports 3000mhz though. I have an Asrock AB350 PRO4 mobo and it only supports up to 2666.
Definitely a pretty solid list I think!
From what I've been told, Ryzen typically performs better with higher frequency ram, maybe consider a 2667mhz or 3000mhz kit?
My apologies. I didn't realize that's how those keys are obtained. I thought they were completely legit and just heavily discounted somehow. I won't mention that again.
Here's a list that includes everything. I personally use this PSU, CPU and motherboard and it does a fantastic job. I also have it paired with a GTX1060 and it crushes most games I play. 80+fps on ultra/high settings. This includes everything you would need. Full computer with peripherals. If you can squeeze it, spend a little more on a full sized GPU and it might be wise to spend a little more on the keyboard and mouse because after all, that's what you will be using the most.
No Ryzen CPU has integrated graphics. You'll need a GPU of some kind to use a Ryzen CPU. I made the same mistake with my first build. I believe for integrated graphics on AMD, you'll have to go with their A series chips. Ryzen chips might be cheaper than an Intel chip but when you factor in the GPU for the Ryzen CPU, that cost will end up evening out anyways.
That depends on what you're looking for. I use a BenQ XL2720z for gaming and I love it. 1080p is good enough for me and the 144hz refresh rate is ridiculously incredible. As far as I see it, a GTX1060 is meant for 1080p gaming, a GTX1070 is meant for 1440p and a GTX1080 is meant for 4K.
It all comes down to you. Everybody has different needs and wants.
This is the exact build I'll be doing when I make the jump to 1440p. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jgxj8K
I do agree with these guys on getting a monitor. It's going to help out a lot especially playing RPGs. I don't necessarily agree with the 1440p monitor as a 1080p high refresh monitor will be half the price and still look razor sharp. I play RPGs as well and my 1080p 144hz monitor is absolutely stunning. In all honesty, you wouldn't even need to spend $2000 UNLESS you decide to go with 1440p gaming or if you want something 'future-proof'.
Check this out. If you do want to spend the money, this will crush just about everything you can imagine. I invested only about $1500 (including all the peripherals) into mine and I have the Asus Dual GTX1060. Most of my RPGs run well over 80FPS on high/ultra settings with a mild overclock at 1080p.
Got it working! Thanks again.
Thanks for your time and work on this. That sounds about right to me. I had no idea what APU was. I thought I had all this computer stuff down but I suppose there's always more to learn. I have a friend who is running an old GPU to me later today and I'll give that a shot and see if it posts. I'll make sure to update you if it does. Thank you so much!