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trevb0t

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About trevb0t

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    Veteran
  • Birthday 1989-05-28

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Colorado, U.S.A.

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Gaming Plus
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    PowerColor Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  • Case
    Cougar MX330-G
  • Storage
    Silicon Power A55 512 GB SSD / Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x

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  1. If you're using the SSD for workload, go with NVMe. It really doesn't cost much more than SATA these days. (I've linked 1TB.) https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mr8j4D/adata-xpg-sx6000-pro-1-tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-asx6000pnp-1tt-c
  2. All RAM comes from three manufacturers. You're just promoting pickiness about heat spreaders If OP wants to overclock the RAM, perhaps look at some youtube data. That's the only case that a less prestigious heat spreader could be an issue. (Since afaik Zen+ has worked out compatibility with like everyone.) The only other issue is how high clearance the spreaders are. If you ever wanted a beefy CPU air cooler (like the Dark Rock or higher end Noctua models) there could be issues with interference. Before the Zen 2 launch, these were the go-to combo for higher budget builds. Shouldn't be any notable bottleneck.
  3. Nah, I'd snag the 3/4770. My wife's computer is running an R9 270X, and really for 1080p, it works just fine as long as the game selection is realistic.
  4. Hahahaha yeah, nah whichever is fine. Both will perform about the same and should overclock a bit for you when you want to get into that.
  5. Each case has their advantages and disadvantages. I'm currently looking at ITX myself, and find myself looking at the Fractal Design Node 202 There are several different kinds of ITX cases. They will obviously all require an ITX motherboard, but almost every other factor varies.
  6. Good choice. I would agree that Zen 2 has effectively knocked the i5 out of the running. There are really only 2 Intel CPUs worth considering, and really they need to come down further in price to beat out their Zen 2 competitors.
  7. You'd be doing yourself a disservice. The 5700 XT is close in performance to the RTX 2070 Super. A huge step above the standard RTX 2060. The reference above is also for the 5700. The listing on the build above is the XT.
  8. I got the impression you were upgrading to a new 3900X and a new RTX 2070. But really... The two mentioned are quieter than even high end radiators and cost about $90.
  9. The RX 580 would indeed be a better buy. It's a small the above the GTX 1060 6GB in performance (for your reference.) You will certainly be feeling the lack of an SSD. A 120GB boot drive is sufficient and well worth the $20ish.
  10. Building is literally like legos with an occasional phillips screw you could certainly just get it done in a couple hours and save the money.
  11. Then why don't you just get a decent GPU cooler and a DRP4 or NH-D15 air cooler. That would be quieter than any radiator out there, and it would actually cool your shit... (EVGA FTW 3 / ROG Strix etc.)
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