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Johnny Who

New Pc - 3700x build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I plan on buying a new system next week. the picture below shows what i picked and just want you guys to look it over see if i missed anything that i might need to actually build the system and any other advice you guys can offer on better parts.

 

I plan on buying it from this webshop https://www.megekko.nl Its in Dutch but i am sure you guys can navigate it easily enough if you have to.

 

Some points about the system. I already own a GPU(RTX2060) Which i guess is bit underpowered for this but i can always upgrade that easily while upgrading the core system is a bit more of a hassle and i like to have it a bit future proof. I also plan on re-using my HDD and bought a 500GB SSD earlier this year that will go into the system. As for the 32GB of ram, well it doesn't really hurt and after struggling on 8GB DDR3 for so long i just dont ever want to think about my RAM usage again.

 

Budget is 850euro

 

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Looks like a pretty solid build tbh, good job. 


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X  |  Cooler: Cryorig H7  |  Motherboard: MSI B450 Mortar  |  Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini  |  RAM: Team Vulcan 16GB  3000MHz  |  GPU: EVGA 1070ti Gaming (Kraken G12 Watercooled) |  PSU: Corsair TXM650  |  Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB + WD Blue M.2 500GB  |  Network Card: Asus PCE-AC56  |  Monitor: Acer Nitro VG270U  |  Audio: Sennheiser HD6XX + Schiit Fulla 2

 

Laptop:

Lenovo s540:  CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz  |  GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8  |  Storage: 256GB NVME SSD

 

Other builds:

Spoiler

Workstation 1:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X  |  Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2  |  Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Pro  |  Case: Corsair Crystal 570X  |  RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200MHz  |  GPU: Nvidia Quadro P5000  |  PSU: Corsair TXM750  |  Storage 1: WD Green 120GB  |  Storage 2: WD Blue 1TB  |  Storage 3: Seagate Barracuda 4TB  |  Monitor: LG 27UD68

 

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1 minute ago, BitFog said:

I would opt for the non-x

there is no 3700 non X


My Rig / Buildlogs:  ❄️ SNOWFLAKE ❄️ FROSTBITE ❄️

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600   Cooler: Corsair H115i Platinum   RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 16GB @3200   Mobo: Asus Prime X470 Pro

Graphics Card: Gigabyte Aorus 2080super Waterforce    Case: Corsair 500D   PSU: Corsair HX850i

Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 2x 1TB SATA SSD

Displays: AOC CQ32G1 32" 2560x1440, Acer XB280HK 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz, Medion MD20850 24" 2560x1440

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Johnny Who said:

I plan on buying a new system

just checked that case over at gamers nexus as it is the only thing i was not quite sure about b/c i didn't know it

 

hardware jesus says its good ^^

 

 


My Rig / Buildlogs:  ❄️ SNOWFLAKE ❄️ FROSTBITE ❄️

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600   Cooler: Corsair H115i Platinum   RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 16GB @3200   Mobo: Asus Prime X470 Pro

Graphics Card: Gigabyte Aorus 2080super Waterforce    Case: Corsair 500D   PSU: Corsair HX850i

Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 2x 1TB SATA SSD

Displays: AOC CQ32G1 32" 2560x1440, Acer XB280HK 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz, Medion MD20850 24" 2560x1440

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, LauriHimself said:

just checked that case over at gamers nexus as it is the only thing i was not quite sure about b/c i didn't know it

 

hardware jesus says its good ^^

 

 

Yeh i was originally planning on going with the Silverstone RL06 which was also highly recommended by gNexus but as that is out of stock for a while at that supplier i decided to go with this one.

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3 minutes ago, Johnny Who said:

Yeh i was originally planning on going with the Silverstone RL06 which was also highly recommended by gNexus but as that is out of stock for a while at that supplier i decided to go with this one.

XD good to see that GN establishes as ones "go to source" for casereviews

 

about that build

what are you planning on doing with it?

b/c just for gaming a 3600 and 16gb of ram would serve you very well.

of course if you have the budget and make use of the hardware there is nothing wrong with your choices ?


My Rig / Buildlogs:  ❄️ SNOWFLAKE ❄️ FROSTBITE ❄️

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600   Cooler: Corsair H115i Platinum   RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 16GB @3200   Mobo: Asus Prime X470 Pro

Graphics Card: Gigabyte Aorus 2080super Waterforce    Case: Corsair 500D   PSU: Corsair HX850i

Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 2x 1TB SATA SSD

Displays: AOC CQ32G1 32" 2560x1440, Acer XB280HK 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz, Medion MD20850 24" 2560x1440

 

 

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I'd swap out that 3700X for a 3600X if it's stricly gaming. I doubt you need a 970 Evo Plus, and 256GB seems a bit cramped. Despite the reccomendations of the Tomahawk Max everywhere, I'd go for a cheap (but decent) /X470 board that has 2 M.2 slots and possibly better VRMS. 

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16 minutes ago, LauriHimself said:

 

Gaming and maybe a bit of streaming. As for the 3600, looking at the future and the way consoles are getting more cores with the next generation i think the development of games capable of using more cores could make a significant jump in the near future and the idea of having basically 2-4 extra cores to run any background application without any interference of my gaming cores. I am also always hesitant with building a PC with the idea of it being just enough. I remember when i bought my current PC 8-9 years ago everybody telling me how a GPU with more than 1gb of Vram was pointless and that 8GB would be more than enough. I build my PC with 6-8 years of usage planned while a lot of people who say stuff like it "its enough" are probably on a more frequent rate.

 

Its pretty much the same story with the RAM , although it unlikely i will need it for gaming i like having that extra for background applications. Plus i do occasionally see stories of some games already getting really close to the 16gb, like star citizens. Maybe those stories are just because of memory leaks but again i just want to have that extra room to just be abl to run everything without having to do any memory management as i do now with my 8GBddr3.

 

4 minutes ago, TeeKayTK said:

I'd swap out that 3700X for a 3600X if it's stricly gaming. I doubt you need a 970 Evo Plus, and 256GB seems a bit cramped. Despite the reccomendations of the Tomahawk Max everywhere, I'd go for a cheap (but decent) /X470 board that has 2 M.2 slots and possibly better VRMS.

The 256GB SDD will be a Windows/boot drive only really. Curently using a 64gb SDD for win10 and although its a bit cramped it works so i am not too worried about the 256gb drive.

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Go for larger non-Samsung SSD, almost 80 euro for 256 GB ? Come on. Smth like Crucial MX500, WD Blue 3D, maybe some cheap NVMe except Intel 660p and Crucial P1 (just refer to SSD tier list here). Otherwise it looks good but i don't see the point in 3700X either, by the time it would be enough there will be better platforms anyway (better IPC, faster RAM). And you definitely don't need 32GB for gaming neither. This PC wouldn't hold-up for 8-9 years just because you cramp more cores and RAM in it. Also see if there are Phanteks P400A available, should be similarly priced and it's better.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Juular said:

Go for larger non-Samsung SSD, almost 80 euro for 256 GB ? Come on. Smth like Crucial MX500, WD Blue 3D, maybe some cheap NVMe except Intel 660p and Crucial P1. Otherwise it looks good but i don't see the point in 3700X either, by the time it would be enough there will be better platforms anyway (better IPC, faster RAM). And you definitely don't need 32GB for gaming neither. This PC wouldn't hold-up for 8-9 years just because you cramp more cores and RAM in it. Also see if there are Phanteks P400A available, should be similarly priced and it's better.

https://www.megekko.nl/product/5093/266799/SSD-M-2/Kingston-A2000-500GB-M-2-SSD

This be a good part to replace the samsung evo?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So here is the updated system. Only thing i changed so far is the SSD. At the moment i am still staying with the 3700x and the 32GB Ram. I do like to get some tips on good option for Case and MB as people have made points about those. I wasn't able to find the phantek p400A that someone suggested, so that a not a option.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Also another thing concerning the ram. Getting any of the 2x8GB ddr4 3600@CL16 all come down to around 120 euros. So kinda feels like a steal getting 2x16 for 150. Unless there is something wrong with that RAM that i am not aware of cuz the price diff just seems crazy really.

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1 hour ago, Johnny Who said:

Also another thing concerning the ram. Getting any of the 2x8GB ddr4 3600@CL16 all come down to around 120 euros. So kinda feels like a steal getting 2x16 for 150. Unless there is something wrong with that RAM that i am not aware of cuz the price diff just seems crazy really.

 

For mb, either go for msi b450 max version (tomahawk, a-pro, gaming plus) or x570 any asus or gigabyte aorus.

For ram, 3600c16 is faster. If you don't think you'll have a use case for 32gb, i'd go for 16gb but faster.

As for case, any case with a mesh front for good airflow will be good enough.

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16 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

For mb, either go for msi b450 max version (tomahawk, a-pro, gaming plus) or x570 any asus or gigabyte aorus.

For ram, 3600c16 is faster. If you don't think you'll have a use case for 32gb, i'd go for 16gb but faster.

As for case, any case with a mesh front for good airflow will be good enough.

Well that the thing. That 2x16 is also 3600c16( € 150). So going for the 32GB means i get a extra 16GB for just 40 euro more over just 2x8 3600c16( € 120). I also cant find any ram faster than 3600c16 on that website for that price range. The only thing that seems to come close is the G.Skill DDR4 Trident-Z 2x8GB 3600Mhz@CL15 at (€ 182)

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5 hours ago, Johnny Who said:

Well that the thing. That 2x16 is also 3600c16( € 150). So going for the 32GB means i get a extra 16GB for just 40 euro more over just 2x8 3600c16( € 120). I also cant find any ram faster than 3600c16 on that website for that price range. The only thing that seems to come close is the G.Skill DDR4 Trident-Z 2x8GB 3600Mhz@CL15 at (€ 182)

Oh then definitely go for the 2x16 kit for 40 extra if it's the same frequency and cl

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i got everything in the shopping cart ready to buy it all. I just want a last minute check from you guys if it good to go.

Added a usb drive for win10 install media and some air to clean my current GPU.

 

I changed the case although still not 100% on it and went with 16gb of ram as the original ram i planned on getting was sold out. Otherwise i am happy with it, just worried i might have forgotten something to actually build it, like do i need to get any extra cables for anything etc..

 

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