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PolarizedSun

First PC Build... What to Change?

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Budget (including currency): $1200 USD

Country: 'MERICA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft, Roblox, Terraria, Superhot, some small platformers, and streaming

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): Idk man... I am just wanting y'alls opinion on this build...

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rdVDyk

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($172.39 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Best Buy) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: *ADATA SU630 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card  ($293.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Thermaltake Versa J24 ARGB ATX Mid Tower Case 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Monitor: MSI Optix G24C4 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($179.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1090.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 

*You can go over this amount.. not to far though... please do not go over $1200*

 


Sorry if my questions are a little stupid... I am living in the BGPC era (Before the Gaming PC)

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If you can find used parts, EG Facebook market place, try and get some stuff from there, might be able to get a better GPU for the same price. Also, do you have a bootable Windows 10 Flash? That'll be able $100

 

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Unless you plan to get the higher end cpu whenever ryzen 4000 releases(like the 4900x) then the motherboard is complete overkill

 

Reducing the price of that along with the windows 10 , you could even get the 5700 or the 5700xt plus a faster ram


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3200 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
CASE FANS       : Mix of ID cooling fans, Corsair fans and Rakk Ounos (planned change to ID Cooling)
DISPLAY         : SpectrePro XTNS24 144hz Curved VA panel
MOUSE           : Logitech G502 Hero
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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9 minutes ago, PolarizedSun said:

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card  ($293.98 @ Newegg) 

Recommended Change:   https://www.newegg.com/asus-radeon-rx-5700-dual-rx5700-o8g-evo/p/N82E16814126348?Item=N82E16814126348&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https%3a%2f%2fpcpartpicker.com%2fproduct%2fpLsnTW%2fasus-radeon-rx-5700-8-gb-dual-evo-oc-video-card-dual-rx5700-o8g-evo&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-xYAwxqFgn4_rj3UBkEidoQ

 

13 minutes ago, PolarizedSun said:

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($172.39 @ Amazon) 

Recommended Change:    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QKJtt6/amd-ryzen-7-3700x-36-ghz-8-core-processor-100-100000071box

 

14 minutes ago, PolarizedSun said:

Storage: *ADATA SU630 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.99 @ Amazon) 

Recommended Change:    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LdgzK8/silicon-power-a55-512gb-25-solid-state-drive-sp512gbss3a55s25

 

15 minutes ago, PolarizedSun said:

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Best Buy) 

Recommended Change:    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CXvqqs/msi-x470-gaming-plus-max-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-gaming-plus-max

 

Would also recommend a budget aftermarket cooler for the CPU:    https://www.amazon.com/DEEPCOOL-GAMMAXX400V2-Cooler-Heatpipes-Compatible/dp/B081DH9RRJ/ref=sr_1_26?dchild=1&keywords=am4+deepcool+cooler&qid=1590518085&sr=8-26

 


Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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13 minutes ago, MartinKweh said:

Unless you plan to get the higher end cpu whenever ryzen 4000 releases(like the 4900x) then the motherboard is complete overkill

 

Reducing the price of that along with the windows 10 , you could even get the 5700 or the 5700xt plus a faster ram

there will sill be support for older ones

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Looking at your build I'd change:

  • The motherboard to something B450. Chances are, with your budget, you won't be upgrading anytime soon so the fact it doesn't support 4000 series isn't an issue.
  • I'd get a 1TB SSD, and drop the HDD; you can add one later if needed.
  • Spend some of the money saved on a 5700 XT

 


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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13 hours ago, Boomwebsearch said:

Why would you get that when:

 

13 hours ago, PolarizedSun said:

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft, Roblox, Terraria, Superhot, and some small platformers

 


Remember to QUOTE (Arrow in the bottom left of the post) or TAG (@gloop) for me to see your reply

 

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Nebula - 2020 Build

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0GHz - CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism - Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX - RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16) @ 2933Mhz CL16 - Storage: Crucial MX500 M.2 Sata SSD (2TB 2.5inch SSD COMING SOON) - GPU: Gigabyte RX 5700XT Gaming OC Undervolted w/ Custom Fan Curve - PSU: Corsair RM550x - Case: NZXT H510 Matte Black - Case Fans: 2x NZXT F12 (1x Front Intake / 1x Back Exhaust) - Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Membrane Keyboard (UPGRADE PENDING) - Mouse: Logitech Wireless Mouse (UPGRADE PENDING) - Mousepad: HyperX FuryS XL - Displays: 2x Acer KG281K (4K, 60HZ, TN) - Headset: Sony Platinum Wireless Headset - Mic: Inbuilt Headset Mic (UPGRADE PENDING) - Consoles: PS4 Pro Jet Black (CUH-7115B) - Phone: iPhone X Space Grey (256GB) - Watch: Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm) - Earphones: Airpods Pros

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7 hours ago, gloop said:

Why would you get that when:

 

I cut down on the motherboard budget from a $190 X570 board to a $120 X470 board, putting the extra money towards a better CPU (Ryzen 7 3700X instead of Ryzen 5 3600) which gives you better performance with 2 additional cores and 4 additional threads, should hold up better for future games and allows you not to have to worry as much about background processes causing reduced performance (ex. antivirus software and other installed programs' services).


Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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What do u think about this...

Upgraded to a 5700xt and a 1440p 144hz monitor.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($172.34 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.99 @ Best Buy) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($62.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: TCSunBow X3 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($93.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB CHALLENGER D OC Video Card  ($366.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($78.50 @ Amazon) 
Monitor: VIOTEK GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($269.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1229.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-27 14:13 EDT-0400


SSD TIER LIST

 

PRIMARY PC

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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