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    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
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    2x 16 GB DDR4 @ 2933 MHz
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    Sapphire Radeon RX 580
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    Fractal Design Node 804
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    500 GB Samsung 970 EVO
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    650 W EVGA G3
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    the cheapest 1440p IPS Acer monitor I could find
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    a stack of i9-9900Ks glued together with Intel double ring bus
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    Arch Linux (btw)
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  1. If you mean the graphics card, itself, larger graphics cards typically have larger heatsinks. You'll get similar performance with a smaller card than a larger card with the same GPU provided the cooling and power delivery is adequate on both cards within a given workload. So, for most people, no. If we're talking about the processor, itself, then yes, absolutely. Smaller dies often generate less heat and use less power.
  2. I'd just set it on a counter for a couple days after thoroughly drying it with a cloth. I'd check your motherboard's manual for that information.
  3. It should be able to handle it. I probably wouldn't throw a big power-hungry GPU at it, though.
  4. Well, they have got 1650 Ti, 1650 Ti Super, and 1660 Ti Super left. Sure Nvidia won't make up another suffix to put at the end of their GPUs.
  5. I wouldn't count on a price cut from Nvidia (at least immediately). That's just not something they usually seem to do in reaction to competition.
  6. The 1080 is certainly the best card of the three. I'd get that if you can.
  7. Here is what I'd do: Replace the single 8 GB DIMM with two 4 GB DIMMs. This will double your memory bandwidth, and this is basically free frame rate that you're already missing out on by only going with one DIMM. Another way to lower costs without impacting performance is by getting a cheaper case. Also, I'd buy a used graphics card. Just by going on eBay alone, I can see plenty of 4 GB and 8 GB RX 570s for under $100 (for Buy it Now - so no bidding or anything) that you could get. This will save you money without impacting performance. Alternatively, you could get a used, older generation card like a GTX 970 which should be able to handle the games you listed very well. Also, you can also get a slightly cheaper SSD - the Crucial MX500 - which should still be quite capable while lowering costs by $5-$10. Anyway, here was what I came up with (if you only want new parts) PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($57.44 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon) Memory: *Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($32.29 @ Amazon) Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.48 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($141.00 @ Amazon) Case: Rosewill FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($64.98 @ Amazon) Total: $447.17 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-22 21:00 EST-0500 This does not include the $20 mail-in rebate from the PSU, so if you do go for that, the price is $427.17, instead, though the upfront price is, of course, $447.17.
  8. Of the two, get the second PC and drop the extra case fans. The fans that come with the case are more than adequate for your PC, and they also have RGB. Use the savings to buy a game. If you want your PC to last even longer, I'd maybe get cheaper RAM, a cheaper case, a cheaper PSU (the G3 is overpriced at $120 as it is anyway - note that "cheaper" does NOT mean cheap out), and a cheaper but very respectable air cooler like an NH-D15 or a Dark Rock Pro 4. This will allow you to get a better CPU and GPU. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($471.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($177.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($669.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1788.90 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 20:31 EST-0500 A plain looking PC with a GTX 2080 SUPER and 9900K will last a bit longer than an RGB galore PC with only a GTX 2070 SUPER and 9700K. The 9900K will most likely allow you to do several years of GPU upgrades before you need a CPU upgrade, too. Of course, it won't look as awesome, so it all depends on what you really want: aesthetics or longevity? Also, the 200R, despite being a compact case, should be large enough to accommodate an air cooler the height of the Dark Rock Pro 4 (162.8 mm with 165 mm clearance). That said, having used this case, I'd say that buying another front intake fan certainly wouldn't hurt.
  9. Looking at the motherboard page, the first BIOS to be "validated" for the Ryzen 5 3600 was version 2301 which was released on 2019-05-15. If you find your board does not successfully POST with your CPU, you may be able to RMA the board for a BIOS update, or you can get loaned an Athlon 200GE from AMD.
  10. You definitely don't need a 16 core CPU to do this. Anyway, I'd look into changing the CPU, motherboard, and RAM. An 8 core CPU like a Ryzen 7 3700X will work fine, here, or you can even get a Ryzen 9 3900X as it has more cores. If money is no object, you can also get an Intel Core i9-9900K and buy an NH-D15 cooler, and that'll stream/game as well. No matter what you choose, you'll want faster RAM. 2133 MHz isn't going to do anything except hold your PC's performance back, and this is regardless of if you use Intel or AMD. I'd get at least 3000 MHz or 3200 MHz if you're okay spending a little more. You can overclock instead, too. You can keep using that case. You can even keep using the same SSD and hard drive, but note that if you keep doing this for every new build you get, they will eventually wear out. Most new motherboards support NVMe M.2 drives. For 1080p, the graphics card is fine, though if you want to replace that, some good upgrades to consider are the RX 5700 or GTX 2060 Super. You can use GPU encoding, too, if you want. You can keep using that PSU, but if you're getting a 12+ core Ryzen CPU or an Intel Core i9-9900K as well as a more powerful GPU, I'd maybe consider swapping the PSU out for a better quality PSU, too. The one you have won't blow up on you, but I probably wouldn't hold onto it. For the best 1080p gaming & streaming performance, you can use a dedicated streaming PC with a capture card, as this will completely take the load off of your gaming PC. You can reuse the 6600K, motherboard, RAM, cooler, and PSU for this if you want, but note that you will need to buy another SSD to hold the OS and, if you want to use Windows to stream, another copy of Windows. That said, the 6600K isn't the world's greatest encoder if you want to also stream at 1080p, so if you did actually go this route, I'd maybe later consider getting a 6C/12T Ryzen 5 CPU; a Ryzen 5 1600 costs only $99 on Amazon, and you can get a B450 board for around $80.
  11. All right. If you want a PC with the best Threadripper CPU in terms of compute performance, here you go. Note that this won't be top tier in a few months from now, since AMD is updating their Threadripper line-up in a bit, but this should still be quite good. Building this PC will be a little more involved, though, particularly with CPU and cooler installation, but there are many guides online on how to do this. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor ($1718.48 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.90 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS PRO ATX TR4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Amazon) Memory: *G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Silicon Power A80 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($43.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon) Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor ($339.99 @ Amazon) Keyboard: Logitech MK235 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Best Buy) Total: $2967.29 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 21:49 EST-0500 Since you wanted your budget to include a monitor as well as a keyboard and mouse, I chose a pretty good but also good-value 1440p monitor and a fairly cheap keyboard and mouse. Having to include a monitor did mean that I had to cut back on the storage and graphics if I wanted the build to stay under $3000. Thus, it's no longer all SSD, and the boot drive is a little slower. Also, the graphics card is a somewhat cheaper RX 570, but it should still perform similarly. Also, this isn't entirely available at Amazon, anymore, since other places have better deals, so it might be a little less convenient getting the parts. Also, note that this motherboard does not have onboard Wi-Fi, so you will need to plug in an RJ45 Ethernet cable to connect to a network. You can buy a PCIe wireless NIC, but that will increase the price to around $3000. To support the Threadripper CPU, I also upgraded the power supply to a 750 W power supply which should be more than enough for your PC. The 650 W PSU would have probably still have been fine, but this will perform a little more efficiently. I also included a RAM kit that had 4 DIMMs instead of 2 DIMMs so you can take advantage of four memory channels. Be sure to read the motherboard manual for information on how to do this. Lastly, the CPU does not come with a cooler, so I added a Noctua NH-U9 air cooler which should be just fine for the CPU. Liquid cooling is another option, but I just don't personally feel it's worth paying extra. Oh, and if you're okay with getting a 24 core CPU instead of a 32 core CPU, get the 2970WX instead. This will drop the price by about $800.
  12. $2800 can get you a lot of things. Fortunately, you don't need to spend $2800, and everything below can be purchased on Amazon. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard ($259.99 @ Amazon) Memory: *G.Skill Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($191.95 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($299.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($159.94 @ Amazon) Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1711.83 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 20:59 EST-0500 So here's a breakdown of the build: The CPU listed has 12 cores and 24 threads. This will work great for your needs, and it comes with a cooler. I picked out a pretty decent mid-ranged X570 motherboard that supports Wi-Fi and should aesthetically work with the rest of the PC. The memory is whatever 3200+ MHz 32 GB kit was the cheapest. The storage is a 2 TB SATA III SSD and a 1 TB NVMe drive. The SATA III SSD is slower, but for mass storage, I feel it would be a lot better than a hard drive nowadays. Make sure to install your operating system on the 1 TB NVMe drive. The GPU is an RX 570. Computational-wise, it's a good, budget graphics card that doesn't cost too much and delivers close to mid-range performance. You said you weren't going to game on this, but even so, this will definitely be better at gaming than your laptop. I picked out a decent budget case. Since the budget allowed for it, I picked out a good power supply that provides room for upgrading. Actually, I COULD recommend a build that has a Threadripper 2990WX and X399 TR4 board, and that would have even more cores, but it sounds like you're just getting your foot through the door with building computers. The above system I listed should work great for your needs, nevertheless, providing a massive improvement over your current setup. Remember, you'll also need a USB drive for installing your operating system. It sounds like you'll most likely be using Windows 10, so any 8 GB USB drive should work.
  13. What resolution and settings are you running Dying Light in? What graphics card are you using?
  14. That depends. If you're more into gaming than something like streaming or even content creation, then yes, I think that a Ryzen 5 3600 and RX 5700 XT will be better for you. That said, if you choose to go with the regular RX 5700 (or any GPU), avoid getting a blower style cooler on your GPU. The Sapphire Pulse is only $30 more if you buy it on Newegg. You should not skimp out on the GPU cooling unless you are planning on replacing the cooler with a water block or something, though doing that will definitely kill your budget.
  15. From looking online, a lot of people only seem to manage to get an overclock of 4.2 - 4.3 GHz on all cores. This means you may end up sacrificing some single core performance if you choose to pursue overclocking this CPU. It seems like these CPUs are already close to their limits when you get them.