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R5 2600 2060 Build vs R7 2700 590 Build?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My budget is about $650 to build a gaming/streaming PC and I was wondering if it would be smarter to go with an r7 590 build over an r5 2060 build, because I would be able to get 16gb vs 8gb and an extra 2 cores/4 threads. But, would going for RTX be worth it? Or would I get more overall performance from the extra 8gb of ram and a better processor?



Ryzen 5 2600 RTX 2060 Build: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mK8cHB


Ryzen 7 2700 RX590 Build: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/t42wgJ

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- Better motherboard and cooler to OC the CPU

- 16GB RAM, OC it too

- GTX1660 Super, quite a good value

- Better PSU


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/Green) CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Twin Fan Video Card  ($229.99 @ B&H)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $641.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-08 11:11 EST-0500

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I'd look for a 1660 Super.  It has more performance than RX 590 and a better hardware encoder (nvEnc) for streaming. 2060 is expensive and you can't really use RTX and still have decent fps and you'll suffer with just 8 GB of memory.

If you're budget limited, I'd go for a cheaper case. Don't focus on a case just because it has 3 big fans in front or whatever - the video card and cpu don't make so much heat that you'd need so many fans.




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