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$1000 1440p build for friend, wanted to make sure there were no objections

1 minute ago, Railgun said:

Ah, forgot about Zen 2. Should have also mentioned that he doesn't want to mess with overclocking. With that being said, would you still recommend going with the non X variant?

You decide if it's worth it: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/3956vs3955

 

I still think your friend should wait for Zen 2 though.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

As the title states, he wants to keep the price range as close to $1000 as possible. One thing to keep in mind is that I already have a power supply, so that part won't be needed in the list.

Only thing I might be particularly concerned about is the cpu and graphics card combo, but according to a benchmark I found they should be able to stay above 60 fps at 1440p. Let me know what you guys think

 

 


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4 minutes ago, Railgun said:

 

Check out this build: 

Switched out the R5 2600X for a R5 2600, since they perform about the same when overclocked. Threw in some faster memory, a higher capacity SSD, different video card, and a cheaper case. Your friend can add a CPU cooler and more storage to this build if needed.

 

I honestly recommend tellling your friend to wait until Zen 2 chips hit the market before building a PC. Those CPUs may be slightly better (and cheaper) than what AMD and Intel have to offer today.


Primary PC:

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CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB (Core Clock: 1250 MHz, Memory Clock: 3505 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (W10 Pro) HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: Intake: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12, Exhaust: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitor: Samsung S24D390 23.4" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27 & Six-Speed Shifter Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones (Charcoal) CPU-Z

Primary Laptop:

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Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 (Silver, Touch Bar, 2x TB3 Ports) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8257U @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS Battery: 58.2 Wh dbrand Skins: Trackpad (White Marble) & Palmrest (Hyperblack Titanium) Audio: Apple AirPods Pro

Secondary PC:

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950 @ 3.07 GHz 1.2V Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (BCLK: 135 MHz) CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series™ H50 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 (3x2GB) & Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 (1x4GB) GPU: ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 1GB (Core Clock: 725 MHz, Memory Clock: 1000 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (W10 Pro) PSU: HP 500W Unit Case: Corsair 100R Monitor: LG 24GL600F 23.6" 1080p 144Hz 300 nit TN FreeSync CPU-Z

Secondary Laptop:

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Model: ASUS ROG G750JW CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ @ 3.4 GHz RAM: DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 (3x4GB) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 765M SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 2.5" 120GB (W10 Pro) HDD: Toshiba 2.5" 750GB (5.4K RPM) Display: 17.3" 1080p 60Hz 350 nit TN Monitor: Dell E2418HN 24" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit IPS Battery: 88 Wh Mouse: Logitech MK235 Audio: Beats Studio3 Wireless (Midnight Black)

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I'd wait for Zen 2. What's the power supply?


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

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OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Check out this build: 

Switched out the R5 2600X for a R5 2600, since they perform about the same when overclocked. Threw in some faster memory, a higher capacity SSD, different video card, and a cheaper case. Your friend can add a CPU cooler and more storage to this build if needed.

 

I honestly recommend tellling your friend to wait until Zen 2 chips hit the market before building a PC. Those CPUs may be slightly better (and cheaper) than what AMD and Intel have to offer today.

Ah, forgot about Zen 2. Should have also mentioned that he doesn't want to mess with overclocking. With that being said, would you still recommend going with the non X variant?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

I'd wait for Zen 2. What's the power supply?

Cooler Master V650 semi-modular. According to the tier list it's pretty decent


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1 minute ago, Railgun said:

Ah, forgot about Zen 2. Should have also mentioned that he doesn't want to mess with overclocking. With that being said, would you still recommend going with the non X variant?

You decide if it's worth it: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/3956vs3955

 

I still think your friend should wait for Zen 2 though.


Primary PC:

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CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB (Core Clock: 1250 MHz, Memory Clock: 3505 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (W10 Pro) HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: Intake: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12, Exhaust: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitor: Samsung S24D390 23.4" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27 & Six-Speed Shifter Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones (Charcoal) CPU-Z

Primary Laptop:

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Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 (Silver, Touch Bar, 2x TB3 Ports) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8257U @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS Battery: 58.2 Wh dbrand Skins: Trackpad (White Marble) & Palmrest (Hyperblack Titanium) Audio: Apple AirPods Pro

Secondary PC:

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950 @ 3.07 GHz 1.2V Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (BCLK: 135 MHz) CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series™ H50 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 (3x2GB) & Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 (1x4GB) GPU: ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 1GB (Core Clock: 725 MHz, Memory Clock: 1000 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (W10 Pro) PSU: HP 500W Unit Case: Corsair 100R Monitor: LG 24GL600F 23.6" 1080p 144Hz 300 nit TN FreeSync CPU-Z

Secondary Laptop:

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Model: ASUS ROG G750JW CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ @ 3.4 GHz RAM: DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 (3x4GB) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 765M SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 2.5" 120GB (W10 Pro) HDD: Toshiba 2.5" 750GB (5.4K RPM) Display: 17.3" 1080p 60Hz 350 nit TN Monitor: Dell E2418HN 24" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit IPS Battery: 88 Wh Mouse: Logitech MK235 Audio: Beats Studio3 Wireless (Midnight Black)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

You decide if it's worth it: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/3956vs3955

 

I still think your friend should wait for Zen 2 though.

Alright, I'll let him know

 

 

Thanks for the help everyone


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($119.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($75.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($69.85 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card  ($399.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.97 @ B&H) 
Monitor: VIOTEK - GN27DW 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($309.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1100.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-09 17:42 EDT-0400

 

Fixed the build.

 

Got a better monitor, better GPU to run the monitor at the cost of storage and different case. 

 

This would be a better build to run with. Especially at 1440p

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41 minutes ago, Railgun said:

Ah, forgot about Zen 2. Should have also mentioned that he doesn't want to mess with overclocking. With that being said, would you still recommend going with the non X variant?

Wait for Zen 2 is still gonna be the best idea. That said, here's and idea / some notes!

I understand you're not planning to OC, so the X variant does have a higher core clock. That said if we step back a gen to the 1600 we lose very little in performance to the 2600. Big budgeting pivot.

  • The Tomahawk is a great board. You don't need so much if you're not OCing though. I opted for the B450M Pro 4, since the VRM support is good for general use. Good savings here.
  • Your RAM was 2400mhz, which will throttle a Ryzen CPU. They prefer dual channel 3000-3200mhz to stretch their legs. I did 3000mhz for $1 less.
  • I went with less brand snobby brands on the storage. Crucial is great, and that's just going to provide a boot drive. The 3TB 7200RPM Hitachi has plenty of room for storage. (saved some on drives. Could also just grab a 500GB SSD for $60 and call it good.)
  • For only $20 more, the Vega 64 is an RTX 2070's performance for a 2060's cost. This will be a significant upgrade.
  • Kept a Cooler Master case that includes some fans. It is a MicroAtx build to go with the MOBO.
  • I upped the monitor to a 1440p 144hz 1ms variant. Great stats!

So... Small hit to the CPU, MOBO, and SSD. Improved RAM, drastically improved GPU and monitor. All for $20 less than the initial post :) 

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