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  1. Thanks for the advice. My storage is NVMe, though, so I don't think the number of SATA ports will affect me, right?
  2. Hey everyone, I recently bought parts for my first build, but I'm doubting my choice of motherboard. I chose the Gigabyte B550M DS3H without as it was recommended to me by another forum user who said it would be good for upgrading CPU and eventually GPU later. However, I'm seeing that it struggles compared to other boards in the same price range when paired with a powerful CPU. I plan on gaming at 1440p60 high-max settings. I do not plan on using productivity tools or other CPU-intensive, multi-core programs. I know very little about motherboards, so I'm hoping you all can help me learn. I bought the board because I want to be able to upgrade my CPU in a few years' time, but I'm realizing it might not be worth trying to future-proof on a budget. If you think it would be more economical to buy an efficient board that handles these parts, please let me know. I'm also curious exactly what features I should be looking for in a gaming motherboard. Thanks in advance for your help! PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $115.00 Motherboard Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $95.00 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Purchased For $59.00 Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card Purchased For $310.00 Case Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $40.00 Power Supply Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $70.00 Custom Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD 500GB with Heatsink Purchased For $80.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $769.00 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-26 20:56 EDT-0400
  3. Is there any performance difference between SATA and NVMe? I'm seeing near-triple read/write speed diffs, should NVMe help further reduce load times? This has been a great tip, I've done lots of research with this! You sold me on both the 2060 and the B550, I definitely want to be able to upgrade this build in the future. Thanks for all the advice!
  4. 45 FPS is fine by me, I'm assuming you're getting that number from the chart at 14:20 in the Gamers Nexus video? Is this startup load times or all load times? For example, if I want to fast travel (i.e. teleport) across the map in FH4, will that take longer on an HDD? I know it depends on whether the map is loaded into memory or just stuck in storage, so I guess it's something that depends on the game. I imagine this will mostly affect loading new levels of games. I think a 1 TB SSD should be enough for me, and I found one at a comparable price. Do you think it will have better load times (e.g. comparable to the WD Green 240 GB SATA): Team MS30 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Alright, it's definitely something I'll look into eventually then! For now, I'd like a build that works without overclocking. Great! Thanks for the confirmation Yeah, I'll stick with buying new for now, I want to be sure my PC works and I understand it before I mess around with secondhand options. Thanks for the info, though I'm willing to up the budget if it's necessary to get the games working. I am currently using a friend's PC on a trial basis, he's willing to sell for $800 but I think it's greatly overpriced (i7-7700K, RTX 1070) and building my own would be fun. So I guess my "budget" is $900 if needed, but preferably just enough to play the games I described with room for upgrades later. Noted, thanks! Noted, I'll check their web store at least. Thanks once again for your detailed responses!
  5. Also, if your budget is only 200 pounds, why do you have a 700-pound parts list? Edit: I see you've already bought most of the parts, my bad
  6. Considering you want this to do "meh", there's not much advice we can give you
  7. Good to know. I am reconsidering the build to be a bit future-proof when I get a 120 Hz monitor, do you think the 3300X handles 1080p120 well, or my current chip, or something else? Also, what do you mean when you say it's not a dead platform?
  8. Thanks for the recommendations! I definitely want this to be something I upgrade over time, but only as needed. I'll keep the wattage in mind. How difficult/risky is overclocking? It's something I'm willing to look into, but I'm primarily focused in getting something that works well without risky modifications. As you can tell, I'm still very early in my PC-building career. Can I ask what the advantage of the SSD is? It's also something I know little about, I've had no trouble on my friend's 3yr old PC using a WD Green 240 GB SSD and playing Forza Horizon 4 max graphics 1440p 60 FPS and Halo MCC runs smoothly as well. I've noticed you included the RTX 2060, do you think this build will handle the Minecraft with RTX Beta well? (I know that's Bedrock Edition) Thanks again for the detailed list
  9. For reference, I'm definitely not loyal to Intel (or any brand). If someone can find a comparable build for a comparable/better price, I'd gladly look into it
  10. Why is this one worse? What should I be looking for in a power supply aside from efficiency and wattage?
  11. I've never used them, it was just a nice-to-have thought. I know there are many options but I've never looked into them. I wasn't thinking anything extreme, just the more modest shaders. Would that be realistic while also rendering 12 chunk render distance?
  12. Thanks for the advice, I've switched to this one: Thermaltake Smart Series 430 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
  13. Budget (including currency): $650-$750 $800 US Country: United States Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft (Java, shaders preferable), Forza Horizon 4, Halo MCC, Satisfactory Other details: Upgrading from non-gaming laptop and Xbox One (first PC build). Already have a keyboard, mouse, and 1440p 60Hz 28" monitor that I plan to keep for a few more months and upgrade separately. Looking for something that will last a few years and play the above games at 1440p 60 FPS at near-max graphic settings (~85-100% of max graphics), at least 1080p 60 FPS at 60% max for the more intensive games (I'm not sure which are which). Also would be nice to have something relatively quiet. Currently working off the PC Parts Picker Modest Intel Gaming Build, curious what LTT has to say about it. Here's my list (I replaced the case and power supply): PC Part Picker List. Edit: I've just realized I accidentally linked the default list, not my modified one. My list is basically the same aside from a different case and power supply, but parts are still changing at this point. I'll probably open a new post once I understand a bit more and the list is closer to finalized. Let me know if you see any room for savings, but I'd like to go with well-reviewed parts as I'm still figuring this all out. Thank you very much! Update: Here's my current list, after considering the feedback in this thread: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $105.39 @ Amazon Motherboard Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $94.99 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $58.99 @ Amazon Storage Team MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $48.99 @ Newegg Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card $309.99 @ Walmart Case Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $728.33 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-21 21:12 EDT-0400 Questions Is this a good CPU/GPU combo? How will the performance of this build compare to a i7-7700K, GTX 1070, 16 GB DDR4-2400 RAM? That's a friend's build that runs FH4 at 1440p60 max settings with ~98% GPU usage. I'm hoping for similar or slightly worse performance. Am I correct in assuming that NVMe will have better load times than SATA? I know SSD makes the most difference over HDD, but I'm really looking to minimize load times here. What factors contribute to loading? Thanks in advance for all your feedback!