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HammyTheHybrid

Planning to build a new PC in the future, would like some advice

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

1. Budget & Location

My budget would be around 1400-1500$ USD.

2. Aim

The aim is to play demanding games, possibly video edit and possibly even stream some. I'll be playing at 1080p, 144hz, so the parts feel a little overkill, but I want to also futureproof for games coming out in the future.

3. Monitors

I currently run one monitor, but would like to get a second one also sometime in the future.

4. Peripherals

I'd like to hopefully buy another monitor, maybe a 144hz-240hz, maybe the 360hz monitors that'll be coming out, but I wont be using the computers money for that.

5. Why are you upgrading?

I'm upgrading because I want to play current and future games at higher than 40-60FPS on the lowest settings hahah, and once again futureproof for future games. I will also be doing some light video recording/editing, maybe even livestreaming.

 

My main question, after filling this out is that wether I should get the RTX 2070 Super, or the AMD 5700XT. There's a 100$ difference, but from what I've researched (looking at what seems to be poorly made game benchmarking videos) There is a very little FPS difference, usually them tying out on most of the games. I've been sworn to stay with Nvidia, but if I can save 100 bucks, I might aswell should. On the other end, I really like the shadow play software, and how easy it is to just start recording videos and whatnot. 

 

My build is down below, I'm also hoping to get something beefier than the Ryzen 5 3600, but any other CPU after that just spikes up the price way too much for me. Any advice? I'm open to changing any other parts aswell. Thank you!

 

 

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Unless you need RTX then the 5700 XT would be a much better option

 

Only thing I'd change really is the motherboard. You won't need X570 unless you need PCIe 4. A B450 board will do fine


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Just now, Slottr said:

Unless you need RTX then the 5700 XT would be a much better option

 

Only thing I'd change really is the motherboard. You won't need X570 unless you need PCIe 4. A B450 board will do fine

I got the x570 board to not have to do the BIOS update, sounds like a pain in the butt lol

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Just now, HammyTheHybrid said:

I got the x570 board to not have to do the BIOS update, sounds like a pain in the butt lol

Any of the MSI B450 MAX boards don't require a bios update, and I know Asrock has a few boards that support 3000 chips out of the box


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1 minute ago, Slottr said:

Any of the MSI B450 MAX boards don't require a bios update, and I know Asrock has a few boards that support 3000 chips out of the box

Aah alrighty, thanks ❤️

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While I see both companies have had their issues...

 

5700XT issues still seem SUPER common...

Near Daily....

 

By comparison to Nvidia problem threads...

 

Blame AMD New software drivers and all that if you want but as a consumer... all I keep seeing here on LTT is 5700 series WOES.. .

Black screen issues, driver bugs (fan speeds)

And I could keep going but it's easily searchable on just LTT alone...

 

Yes...Nvidia also can have issues, and do..

But...I'd give the 5700 series more time...

Unless you don't mind the troubleshooting.


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27 minutes ago, HammyTheHybrid said:

My build is down below

 

if you do not need RTX then go with the 5700XT. by doing so, and by choosing the Tomahawk max mobo over a X570 you can even get a R7 3700X for only a dollar more

 

edit:

 

if you need help choosing a good 5700XT (the gaming OC is bet overall according to GN)

 


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No need for 360Hz or 240Hz. 144Hz is plenty enough, in the future maybe plan to get 1440p 144Hz, add more storage.


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2 hours ago, LauriHimself said:

 

2 hours ago, greeatzy said:

Why are we recommending such crap units when txm, rmx, mwe, whisper m series PSUs are available for the same price??

 

2 hours ago, HammyTheHybrid said:

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There you go mate.....enjoy!!

You can even fit in a 2080super in that budget, if needed.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler  ($49.90 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($103.98 @ Newegg) Supports zen2 CPUs out of the box.
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($399.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($78.36 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1092.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Ryzen 7 3700X - ASRock X470 Taichi - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - Fractal Design Meshify C - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial MX500 500GB - Sapphire RX580 Pulse - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 16GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

 

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12 minutes ago, VEXICUS said:

Why are we recommending such crap units when txm, rmx, mwe, whisper m series PSUs are available for the same price??

may i kindly direct you here:

 

 

where the Corsair RM is listed as "Tier A"

while the Cooler Master MWE is listed as "Tier B+"

 

at least that thread is what i, and many others, are going by

 

EDIT: not to say that the MWE is crappy or anything, but the RM isn't either


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18 minutes ago, LauriHimself said:

may i kindly direct you here:

 

 

where the Corsair RM is listed as "Tier A"

while the Cooler Master MWE is listed as "Tier B+"

 

at least that thread is what i, and many others, are going by

 

EDIT: not to say that the MWE is crappy or anything, but the RM isn't either

I personally owned a RM psu, though it has good reviews, it has pretty bad build quality. The fan on that unit is terrible.

Also, don't always go blindly with the tier lists.

For eg. 1 year ago the evga g3 used to be in tier A, slowly down the line it made its way to tier D. Similar story is with the focus plus units.

Mwe used to be in tier A as well. Now its in tier B+. 

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1 minute ago, SHROUD said:

For eg. 1 year ago the evga g3 used to tier A, slowly down the line it made its way to tier D. Similar story is with the focus plus units.

Mwe used to be in tier A as well. Now its in tier B+. 

TY for the heads up


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CPU: Ryzen 5 3600   Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX   RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 16GB @3200   Mobo: Asus Prime X470 Pro   Graphics Card: MSI RTX 2070 Armor    Case: Corsair 500D   PSU: Corsair HX850i

Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 4TB of spinning rust (2TB WD-Blue, 2TB Seagate Baracuda)     Displays: Acer XB280HK 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz, Medion MD20850 24" 2560x1440, LG E2340 24" 1080x1920

 

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler  ($49.90 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($103.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($63.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Phantom Gaming D OC Video Card  ($379.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1067.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
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