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Hello everyone,

I am building a computer that is for gaming and need some recommendations on it, I don't need a keyboard or mouse as I already have those.  My budget is around $1,800USD but I do not mind if the price is cheaper for the similar performance.  I plan to have dual monitors but i settled with one for now, I am upgrading because i'm so sick of my hamster.

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3MYZXv

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($169.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($179.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($449.97 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($419.99 @ B&H) 
Case: GameMax Fortress ATX Full Tower Case  ($66.09 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $1766.00
 

 

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11 minutes ago, IMDMasta said:

Hello everyone,

I am building a computer that is for gaming and need some recommendations on it, I don't need a keyboard or mouse as I already have those.  My budget is around $1,800USD but I do not mind if the price is cheaper for the similar performance.  I plan to have dual monitors but i settled with one for now, I am upgrading because i'm so sick of my hamster.

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3MYZXv

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($169.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($179.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($449.97 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($419.99 @ B&H) 
Case: GameMax Fortress ATX Full Tower Case  ($66.09 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $1766.00
 

 

Don't pair a 2700x with an x570 board.
Don't opt for an x570 chipset unless you will have a real need for PCIe 4, which isn't currently applicable to gaming. Functionally, X470 and X570 offer the same features, sans the 4.0 support.

If it's for gaming, 16gb of memory will be plenty sufficient, 32 is overkill.

For storage, consider a 500gb or 1tb boot drive with mechanical or SATA SSD mass storage. It won't be hard to find a combination of either of these for half the price of that drive.

 


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CPU:  Intel  i7-4790k | RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z | Cooling: XSPC/EK/Bitspower loop | MOBO: MSI Z97-G45 | PSU: Seasonic Prime 750 Titanium  

SSD: 250GB Crucial MX200 (OS) | 1TB Crucial MX500 | Case: Phanteks Evolv X | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 (with EK Block) | HDD: 1x Seagate Barracuda 2TB

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For 1080p 144Hz go for a 3600, the better ipc will help you mor than the 4 more slower threads of the 2700x

And a msi b450 max motherboard would be a way cheaper option to be the backbone of the system if there aren't any key feafures you need the x570 explicitly for

 

Edit: and what I just saw - don't go for the 970 evo 2tb, watch linus' recent video about the snappiness of os's on ssds. First of, the samsung is twice as expensive as other comparable fast 2TB nvmes. So if you really want a fast nvme still, something like ths 660p or (you would need to double check if there's a 2TB version) a sambrent rocket or an adata 8200pro. Second, probably a 2TB Sata SSD would be still fine, like the MX500


GUITAR BUILD LOG FROM SCRATCH OUT OF APPLEWOOD

 

- Ryzen Build -

R5 3600 | MSI X470 Gaming Plus MAX | 16GB CL16 3200MHz Corsair LPX | Dark Rock 4

MSI 2060 Super Gaming X

1TB Intel 660p | 250GB Kingston A2000 | 1TB Seagate Barracuda | 2TB WD Blue

be quiet! Silent Base 601 | be quiet! Straight Power 550W CM

2x Dell UP2516D

 

- First System (Retired) -

Intel Xeon 1231v3 | 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport Dual Channel | Gigabyte H97 D3H | Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1 | 525 GB Crucial MX 300 | 1 TB + 2 TB Seagate HDD
be quiet! 500W Straight Power E10 CM | be quiet! Silent Base 800 with stock fans | be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 | 2x Dell UP2516D

Reviews: be quiet! Silent Base 800 | MSI GTX 950 OC

 

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This is in US, right ? If not we could give specific recommendations for your region based on pricing, but otherwise :

- You would probably be better with R5 3600(X), it has better gaming performance and even MT performance isn't that far off despite it has lower core count.

- Not optimal motherboard from the price to performance point of view, if you want X570 then go for ASUS TUF, it's cheaper in US even. But if you don't mind just one M.2 slot i'd recommend to save and go with MSI B450 Mortar \ Gaming Plus \ A-Pro \ Tomahawk -MAX, cheapest of them, they're identical other than for design and Mortar which is mATX actually have 2x M.2 slots.

- You don't need 32GB RAM for gaming neither for now nor for observable future.

- Terribly overpriced SSD, there are way cheaper options both for NVMe and SATA which would be just fine for gaming. Refer to SSD tier list on this forum, in US i'd recommend WD Blue 3D \ Crucial MX500 for SATA or Mushkin Pilot \ HP EX950 for NVMe.

- The case with no airflow ... I'd recommend to look at Phanteks P300A \ P400A, FD Meshify C \ CM H500.

- PSU are good, there are somewhat cheaper choices but i'd say it worth to go for Corsair's 10y warranty.

 


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Only thing I didn't change is the monitor. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($308.89 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($164.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($234.95 @ Adorama) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card  ($499.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.99 @ Best Buy) 
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $1708.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-24 04:57 EST-0500


OS: Windows 10 Pro

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600

MOBO: MSI B350 Gaming Pro

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000MHz (2x 8GB)

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix RX 480 8GB

Storage: Crucial MX 500 250GB, Crucial BX 200 240GB, 1TB WD Blue, 1TB Toshiba P300

PSU: Seasonic M12II 620W

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