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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone,

I've been a Mac guy for a long time, but I want to get into pc gaming and other pc only activities, so for the past couple months, I've been interested in building my own pc. I've gotten the part list almost down, except the Cpu.

My Part List so far is:

Cpu Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler

Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case

 

Gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra Gaming

 

Now I either want to go with the Ryzen 2700x and Asus Prime x470 mobo

OR

Intel i5 9600k / i7 8700k / i7 9700k with the Asus Prime z390-a or z370-a ii mobo

 

Please help cuz I've never done this and very confused atm. My main use for this PC will be for gaming and some light photo and video editing. Feel free to criticize all parts too. 

Thank you!

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2 minutes ago, Terminal.exe said:

Hi everyone,

I've been a Mac guy for a long time, but I want to get into pc gaming and other pc only activities, so for the past couple months, I've been interested in building my own pc. I've gotten the part list almost down, except the Cpu.

My Part List so far is:

Cpu Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler

Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case

 

Gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra Gaming

 

Now I either want to go with the Ryzen 2700x and Asus Prime x470 mobo

OR

Intel i5 9600k / i7 8700k / i7 9700k with the Asus Prime z390-a or z370-a ii mobo

 

Please help cuz I've never done this and very confused atm. My main use for this PC will be for gaming and some light photo and video editing. Feel free to criticize all parts too. 

Thank you!

Actually looks great, though I would wait until ryzen 3000 to come out so the 2700x prices drop.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Boinbo said:

Actually looks great, though I would wait until ryzen 3000 to come out so the 2700x prices drop.

awesome that’s what i was thinking too, but i heard somewhere that the price drops already happened, dropping to $280? is that true? and also just to make sure intel isn’t the way to go right? 

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If you will be doing heavy video work in premiere pro, would recommend you go the intel route and get the 9700k. otherwise waiting for ryzen 3000 to drop can save you a few bucks with the 2700x


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HTPC/Render Machine: CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X Processor /// Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend /// CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO RGB /// GPU: Zotac GTX 1070 Mini /// RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz CL16 /// Chassis: NZXT H510 Matte White /// PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G+ /// Storage: 500GB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA SSD (boot)  /// OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

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1 minute ago, Terminal.exe said:

and also just to make sure intel isn’t the way to go right? 

It depends on your use case, there is no right or wrong way to go


Main Rig: CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor  /// Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra /// CPU Cooler: Deepcool GamerStorm Castle 360 RGB V2 /// GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING /// RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 64GB (4x16GB) 3200Mhz CL16 /// Chassis: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Blackout TG /// PSU: Corsair RM850x /// Storage: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe (boot) + 512GB WD SN520 NVMe (Working Drive) + 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD (Game Library) + Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (Game Library) + Seagate BarraCuda 3TB (Mass Storage) /// OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Peripherals (Main Rig): Mouse: Logitech G603 Lightspeed /// Keyboard: Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard /// Tablet: Wacom Intuos M BT /// Monitor: 2x LG 27UL500-W (4K IPS Freesync) + Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM /// DAC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 /// Speakers: Logitech Z625 /// Mic: Focusrite CM25 MkII /// Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x /// Racing Wheel: Logitech G920 Driving Force with Shifter + Playseat® Revolution /// Printer: Canon imageCLASS MF635Cx /// External Drives: 500GB Samsung T5 SSD (Working Drive) + 1TB Seagate Backup Plus (Small Backups) + 500GB Seagate FreeAgent® GoFlexTM (Just for the GoFlex Sata adapter tbh)

 

HTPC/Render Machine: CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X Processor /// Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend /// CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO RGB /// GPU: Zotac GTX 1070 Mini /// RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz CL16 /// Chassis: NZXT H510 Matte White /// PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G+ /// Storage: 500GB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA SSD (boot)  /// OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Peripherals (HTPC/Render Machine): Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum /// Keyboards: CoolerMaster MasterKeys Pro L RGB - MX Blue, Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus /// Monitor: Philips 42PFL4208 (42" 1080p TV) /// Speakers: Sonos Beam (Black)

 

Laptop (Asus UX430UN): CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor  /// Motherboard: Asus UX430UN /// CPU Cooler: Asus UX430UN /// GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 /// RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) 2133Mhz /// Chassis: Asus UX430UN /// PSU: Asus ADP-65GD B AC Adapter /// Storage: 512GB SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002 (boot) /// OS: Windows 10 Home

 

Other Tech: Console: Xbox One S 1TB /// Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB Midnight Black (Daily Driver) + Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey /// Tablet: Apple iPad 9.7-inch Wi-Fi (2018) 32GB + Apple Pencil (1st Generation) /// Headphones: Jaybird RUN XT (Daily Driver), Klipsch R6i (When I forget to charge my Jaybirds), Samsung-AKG OEM IEMs (When I can't find my other IEMs)

 

Cameras: Bodies: Canon EOS R, Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sony A6000 /// Lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS USM, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM, Sony SEL-P1650 E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS /// Flashes: 2x Canon Speedlite 580EXII /// Tripods: Leofoto LS-324C Carbon Fiber Tripod + Leofoto LH-40 Ballhead, Leofoto MC-80 Multipurpose Clamp /// Yes, I am a Canon Fanboy, deal with it

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Just now, berwynhan said:

If you will be doing heavy video work in premiere pro, would recommend you go the intel route and get the 9700k. otherwise waiting for ryzen 3000 to drop can save you a few bucks with the 2700x

ok great. i usually just make memes and short videos for school so ima go with ryzen

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24 minutes ago, Terminal.exe said:

Hi everyone,

I've been a Mac guy for a long time, but I want to get into pc gaming and other pc only activities, so for the past couple months, I've been interested in building my own pc. I've gotten the part list almost down, except the Cpu.

My Part List so far is:

Cpu Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler

Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case

 

Gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra Gaming

 

Now I either want to go with the Ryzen 2700x and Asus Prime x470 mobo

OR

Intel i5 9600k / i7 8700k / i7 9700k with the Asus Prime z390-a or z370-a ii mobo

 

Please help cuz I've never done this and very confused atm. My main use for this PC will be for gaming and some light photo and video editing. Feel free to criticize all parts too. 

Thank you!

Wait it out.  New Zen 2 Ryzen is coming out on July 7th.  You can buy a fast 8 core for 250 to 300 dollars.  WIth Intel you would need to spend about 400 dollars and it still loses when it comes to core / thread count.  The 12 core 450 dollar chip blows the 9900k away.  Just wait it out and buy a new Ryzen, everything else looks good in your rig.  What is your desired frame rate and resolution your going to play at and AA settings and in game settings ?


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3 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

ryzen 3600

if op has budget for 2700x, then get a 3700 / X with a ~$100 x470

since we are just expecting a zen 2 refresh at 2020..? you may never have the need to further upgrade cpu 

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6 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Wait it out.  New Zen 2 Ryzen is coming out on July 7th.  You can buy a fast 8 core for 250 to 300 dollars.  WIth Intel you would need to spend about 400 dollars and it still loses when it comes to core / thread count.  The 12 core 450 dollar chip blows the 9900k away.  Just wait it out and buy a new Ryzen, everything else looks good in your rig.  What is your desired frame rate and resolution your going to play at and AA settings and in game settings ?

i’m trying to get at least over 60fps and 1080p. also i was thinking of using ryzen 3 to get a cheaper ryzen 2 after price drops. should i do that or go for a new one?

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2 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

if op has budget for 2700x, then get a 3700 / X with a ~$100 x470

since we are just expecting a zen 2 refresh at 2020..? you may never have the need to further upgrade cpu 

i’ll look into that and i’d have the budget after the price drop after ryzen 3 :)

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8 minutes ago, Terminal.exe said:

i’m trying to get at least over 60fps and 1080p. also i was thinking of using ryzen 3 to get a cheaper ryzen 2 after price drops. should i do that or go for a new one?

You will get 60fps in AAA titles at 1080p and no AA.  It may rise at times to 100fps just depends on the game.  For example BF will choke out and give 40fps which is not playable.  Most other games at 60fps are very playable and enjoyable and what not.


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Just now, Turtle Rig said:

You will get 60fps in AAA titles at 1080p and no AA.  It may rise at times to 100fps just depends on the game.  For example BF will choke out and give 40fps which is not playable.  Most other games at 60fps are very playable and enjoyable and what not.

ok cool. i’m mostly interested in the witcher 3, gta 5, and games like that. also what’s a AA game? kinda a noobie lol

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1 minute ago, Terminal.exe said:

ok cool. i’m mostly interested in the witcher 3, gta 5, and games like that. also what’s a AA game? kinda a noobie lol

You will get amazingly good frame rates with GTA  5 and Witcher.  They will even go to triple digits.


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4 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

You will get amazingly good frame rates with GTA  5 and Witcher.  They will even go to triple digits.

dont get too excited, its just a gtx1660ti = 1070

well steadily above ultra 60fps 1080p for sure

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1 hour ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

dont get too excited, its just a gtx1660ti = 1070

well steadily above ultra 60fps 1080p for sure

Should i get a different gpu then?

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7 minutes ago, Terminal.exe said:

Should i get a different gpu then?

depends on your target, wait for new gpu to see for impact, 

roughly:

1080p 60fps high = rx570

1080p 60~80fps ultra= gtx1660/ti

1080p 100+fps ultra= rtx2060 / vega 56

right now better cards costs too much and not worth it

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6 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

depends on your target, wait for new gpu to see for impact, 

roughly:

1080p 60fps high = rx570

1080p 60~80fps ultra= gtx1660/ti

1080p 100+fps ultra= rtx2060 / vega 56

right now better cards costs too much and not worth it

thanks, I think ill try to get a rtx 2060 after the "super" cards come out and the price drops.

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