Congrats on your first build, you did a great job! Glad you had fun!
Nice build, great choice in parts. Enjoy!
This is really nicely done. Great work!
Once again, Yolenzo puts all of our builds to shame. Amazing work as always.
Wow, that is clean. Awesome job.
No update needed. My understanding is any MAX board is 3000 series ready.
Very nice and clean. Great work!
These are both very high performance builds with quality parts. Whether you want RGB or not is going to be up to you.
I think I'd rather go with the Lian Li O11D configuration since you have faster RAM and better airflow.
Peripherals are almost entirely personal preference. I'd say the most important part to get right is the monitor, and that your desktop's horsepower and the monitor specifications match up nicely.
That's a great build. I wouldn't go down to the i5 for what you're doing. It only has 6 cores with no hyperthreading. If you wanted to bring down the cost a bit, the Ryzen 5 has 6 cores with hyperthreading for an awesome price.
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I also switched to the 5700XT graphics card which is AMD's equivilent to the 2070. With all of these changes, I was able to give you a pretty massive upgrade to the monitor. 1440p with 144hz and FreeSync. I think the ultrawide you chose was a bit underpowered for your configuration. I also got you a higher quality power supply and a case (I'm not sure if you just forgot to add it to the list)
The 6700K is still a great CPU. Nice rig!
I guess I was talking more about the max supported RAM. 128GB is the max your motherboard can support, so if you ever need more than that, you're out of luck.
Future proofing is always a tough subject, but I like to build with at least one future upgrade in mind, whether it be RAM or a GPU. I think it's reasonable to assume most people will upgrade at least once before building a whole new system.
That looks like a solid list. If you wanted to save a bit more money, you could go with Ryzen and a larger HDD. Depending on what photo editing software you use, more cores might be better. I would look up some benchmarks.
I don't know what else to really recommend, that's pretty much as fast as it gets. I would almost recommend going for the 9900K since you're going all out on everything else anyways. That's a pretty crazy kit of RAM you chose, I think the money would be better spent on an i9 and a 3200MHz kit in my opinion.
Switching to Ryzen would give you more processing threads for streaming/editing and save you a decent amount of money:
You could always go down to the 2080 Super as well. If you're going for 1440p 144hz the 2080 Super will work great.
Yeah, everything looks good. It definitely sounds like you need all of that RAM. Depending on how much your software likes having a GPU, I would almost recommend going Threadripper so you can have more memory/cores if need be later.
This is probably what I would go with:
I prioritized getting you 32GB of RAM and the best CPU possible for your design software since you're only going for 1080p gaming. The 5500XT will do fine for that, and you have plenty of room to upgrade if you want.
I think the money would be better spent on a CPU cooler than 4000MHz vs 3600MHz in my opinion. 3600 is the sweet-spot for Ryzen.
Are you doing any kind of video editing work or using any software that would benefit from 16 cores and 64GB of RAM? Or are you just gaming? Here's what I would consider to be "all out" for a gaming build:
The 9900KS is the best gaming CPU available at the moment. 32GB is also way more than enough for gaming. I also opted for an even bigger liquid cooler and a higher quality motherboard/GPU. This is about as good as it gets for gaming, and anything more wouldn't really benefit you much.
Also, make sure you get a good monitor to go along with this. Nothing less than 1440p 144hz with GSYNC to take full advantage of this horsepower.
Looks pretty good! The only thing I might want to recommend is a 3600MHz speed kit of RAM instead of your 3000MHz kit. Ryzen likes having fast RAM.
You might be able to get away with the i5-6500 and upgrade the GPU to something like a 1660 Super without too much bottleneck. That should give you 60FPS at 1080p no problem. I would also get yourself 16GB of RAM.
Looks really good! The only things I might reccomend if you have a little room in the budget is going to the EVO PLUS (just the newest model), an aftermarket cooler, and possibly an X570 board instead of the B450 (depends if you want to overclock at all or if you want to upgrade to a better CPU down the line)
I can't think of anything I'd do differently, looks good!
Any motherboard that has reasonably sized heatsinks is adequate. Sometimes on much lower end boards there can be no heatsinks at all, which I wouldn't recommend. There's no particular reason I chose the one I did, it's just a nice looking board I've done a build with in the past with good cooling and a decent feature set. Exactly what features you think would benefit from is going to be up to you to decide.
As for the graphics card, the triple fan model can effect noise and cooling. It might get a little louder, but it also might give you a bit better cooling performance. It looked like it was at a reasonable price point as well. Boost and core clocks don't make a massive difference, but they do make one. Once again, it's going to be up to you to determine if the gain in performance/increase in budget is going to be worth it to you on that one. It can be a choice of what kind of aesthetic you want to achieve as well. Plenty of people will choose a card because of the way it looks which is perfectly valid.
I think a 3600, any 2070 super, and any decent X570 motherboard are going to do great for your use case. It's those big, main component decisions that are going to make the biggest difference, in my opinion.
I would very highly recommend going for a Ryzen CPU over the i5. Similar gaming performance but with double the logical core count. I don't think 6 cores (no threads) is going to cut it for gaming for much longer.
To answer your other questions,
I'd look into reviews for each graphics card and their cooling systems to make your decision. I'm a fan of Gigabyte's Windforce cards.
For the motherboard, you're going to also want to look at reviews and how many ports there are. Make sure there's a good cooling solution as well.
For power supplies, PCPP gives you an estimated power draw. You usually want a power supply that's 100-250W higher than what your computer will draw.
If you go with LPX memory, clearance won't be an issue. It's really short RAM.
This would be the easiest option. Alternatively, for even a little less money, you could just switch to Ryzen:
I'm gonna need you to stop building before you catch up to me, hahah.
I've been on a bit of a dry-spell lately for used parts in my area, but man is it fun.
Nice looking build!
That coil whine is pretty interesting. I'd post something in the forums about it under troubleshooting. More people will likely see it there instead of in the completed builds.
You gave yourself a great amount of room to upgrade later if you want. Nice work!
Not enough fans, haha.
Jokes aside, the 3900X and 2080 Super make a great combo!
This is what I would recommend:
This will be a great build to get you started. I added a monitor to the list because I wanted to make sure you had a nice one to go along with the computer. This is going to give you the full high refresh rate/fps experience. You also have quite a bit of room to upgrade down the line if you see fit. I even got you some RGB on the case, haha. There's also plenty of space inside the case to make it easier for you to build in.
As for the mouse and keyboard, that is completely personal preference.
Let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!
Clean build that should last you quite a bit longer with a lot of room to upgrade. Nice work!
Monster build. I'm assuming you're overclocking, what kind of numbers are you getting right now?
Unbelievable deal, way to help out a friend in need!
Gotta love recycled PCs. Nice work!
Very clean, excellent work! Enjoy!
This hasn't got nearly enough attention. Gorgeous build!
That 4th gen i5 and the 1080 are a great combo. Nice build!
I can always count on you to make the most gorgeous builds on the site consistently. Great work as always!
Solid choice of parts! I would recommend flipping the CPU fan around to the other side and putting the GPU in the top slot.
Yeah, seems like a pretty normal score.
The 4770 is still a great gaming CPU. Nice work on the deals, enjoy!
You did an excellent job managing cables in that case. Quite a powerful office PC for $435! Nice work!
Very nice system. Congrats!
Haven't tested it, but I can't imagine it would have any problems
Very nice build. Perfect home PC. Hope it treats you well!
I agree with all of this. In addition, if you wanted a bit more gaming performance, switching to a 3600 from the 3700X will give you some extra room for a better GPU. Also, if you're doing a lot of multitasking, you could fit 32GB of RAM in your budget.
First, I'd want to make sure your software is all good. Install all updates for Windows and drivers, scan for viruses, etc. If you want, installing Windows fresh might be a good idea to start over from scratch.
After that, running hardware diagnosis on all of your parts to see if there are any abnormalities would be the next step. FurMark for the CPU and GPU, memtest86 for RAM, CrystalDiskInfo for the HDD are what I use while monitoring temps to make sure everything is running as expected.