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Looking at a new Build (AU)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): $1700ishhhhh

Country:  Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Work, Minor Gaming, Virtualisation.

 

Looking at building a new machine to replace my old.

 

I really have no idea about hardware these days and would love some help. I was thinking about something along these lines

 

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/2nQRXv

 

Eventually I will update the memory to 32GB (Because I abuse my memory with work).

 

The things I am clueless on is.

 

  1. Is 3600X worth it over the 3600.
  2. Will that board allow me the next generation CPUs if i ever want to upgrade it
  3. Is any 600W power supply fine
  4. Do I need any extra fans

Would love any feedback.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
43 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

 

1. Any reason why you opt for the 3600 over the 3600x ? Will that still be good enough for the current moddern games?

2. Is there much difference between 3600 DDR ? I kind of just went the cheapest at that speed.

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1 minute ago, schnoodles said:

 

1. Any reason why you opt for the 3600 over the 3600x ? Will that still be good enough for the current moddern games?

2. Is there much difference between 3600 DDR ? I kind of just went the cheapest at that speed.

the difference between the 3600x and the 3600 is the better stock cooler and a factory overclock that can be achieved anyway. it's not worth $65 extra. the 3600 is great for modern games and productivity tasks. 

 

you said you might need 32gb, so I went with it now, as it's easier to run 2 sticks than 4 at the advertised speed (3600)

also, the CAS latency of the sticks matter as well. the one I picked is C16, the one you picked is c18. the c16 stick will make your system around 2-3% faster than the c18.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the help @boggy77

 

Hopefully you don't mind if i ask a few more questions.

 

Seems to really make the most of your money you need to buy from different places....

 

So I was wondering which you think would be better

 

New Egg = 792.00 = But it is from America (I think).

1. https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-06g-p4-2066-kr/p/N82E16814487488?Item=N82E16814487488

2. https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232907?Item=N82E16820232907

 

Shopping Express = 850.00

1. https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/galax-geforce-rtx-2060-1-click-oc-6gb-gddr6-graphi/26NRL7HPX7OC

2. https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/g.skill-ripjaws-v-32gb-2x16gb-3600mhz-cl18-ddr4-de/F4-3600C18D-32GVK

 

 

Then any reason you went a mATX over an ATX with a different Case? Just curious for the reasoning as the motherboards are really the part I have the least knowledge on.

 

If you were to stick to that setup. Any idea which CPU / Case Fan you would get from PC Case Gear as the ones selected I cant seem to find.

 

https://www.pccasegear.com/category/9/fans-accessories

https://www.pccasegear.com/category/207_23/cooling/cpu-cooling

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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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2 hours ago, schnoodles said:

Thanks for the help @boggy77

 

Hopefully you don't mind if i ask a few more questions.

 

Seems to really make the most of your money you need to buy from different places....

 

So I was wondering which you think would be better

 

New Egg = 792.00 = But it is from America (I think).

1. https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-06g-p4-2066-kr/p/N82E16814487488?Item=N82E16814487488

2. https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232907?Item=N82E16820232907

 

Shopping Express = 850.00

1. https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/galax-geforce-rtx-2060-1-click-oc-6gb-gddr6-graphi/26NRL7HPX7OC

2. https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/g.skill-ripjaws-v-32gb-2x16gb-3600mhz-cl18-ddr4-de/F4-3600C18D-32GVK

 

 

Then any reason you went a mATX over an ATX with a different Case? Just curious for the reasoning as the motherboards are really the part I have the least knowledge on.

 

If you were to stick to that setup. Any idea which CPU / Case Fan you would get from PC Case Gear as the ones selected I cant seem to find.

 

https://www.pccasegear.com/category/9/fans-accessories

https://www.pccasegear.com/category/207_23/cooling/cpu-cooling

i went with the mortar max because in my opinion it's simply the best b450 motherboard. it has the same vrms as the tomahawk max, with good enough vrm cooling and 2 m.2 slots. it's smaller and it looks good. you can get a matx case for it if you want your system to be smaller, I just picked a case with good airflow (it's important to have a front mesh).

 

as for websites, probably best to buy from an australian store, it's probably easier/cheaper to replace anything in case parts break.

 

for cpu cooler, one of these:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/43100/cryorig-h7-plus-dual-fan-cpu-cooler

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/41542/cooler-master-masterair-ma620p-rgb-cpu-cooler

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/37766/cooler-master-hyper-212-led-turbo-cpu-cooler-red-cover

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/48992/cooler-master-hyper-212-led-turbo-white-edition-cpu-cooler

 

for case fans, i'd go with these:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/29597/cryorig-xf140-140mm-fan

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Posted · Original PosterOP
36 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

i went with the mortar max because in my opinion it's simply the best b450 motherboard. it has the same vrms as the tomahawk max, with good enough vrm cooling and 2 m.2 slots. it's smaller and it looks good. you can get a matx case for it if you want your system to be smaller, I just picked a case with good airflow (it's important to have a front mesh).

 

as for websites, probably best to buy from an australian store, it's probably easier/cheaper to replace anything in case parts break.

 

for cpu cooler, one of these:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/43100/cryorig-h7-plus-dual-fan-cpu-cooler

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/41542/cooler-master-masterair-ma620p-rgb-cpu-cooler

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/37766/cooler-master-hyper-212-led-turbo-cpu-cooler-red-cover

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/48992/cooler-master-hyper-212-led-turbo-white-edition-cpu-cooler

 

for case fans, i'd go with these:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/29597/cryorig-xf140-140mm-fan

Ok awesome. I am basically done now. Buying in a combination of several stores.

 

My last few questions and then I will let you have some peace....

 

1. Are different 2060 RTX variations really that different. I chose the https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/galax-geforce-rtx-2060-1-click-oc-6gb-gddr6-graphi/26NRL7HPX7OC as it seems to be quite a lot cheaper.

2. What power supply would you choose from here https://www.pccasegear.com/category/15_535/power-supplies/all-models

3. I originally chose the Crucial as it seems to be decently priced. Is the P2 worth it or should their be a better SSD I could look at (I will probably get 2 now I know there are two slots).

4. If I was to buy a 4TB hdd which one would you suggest?

 

Thanks Again!

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for psu:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47167/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-550w-power-supply

 

for gpu, it makes a small difference in terms of thermal performance and noise and overclocking performance. the galax is low end, but it doesn't have any actual problems.

 

larger ssds are faster, so it's usually better to get a 1gb one than 2 500gb ones.

Team MP34 this is faster than the p2.

 

Toshiba X300 this for hdd

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks so much @boggy77 and everyone. I have finally purchased all my parts.

 

I dont suppose anyone knows what a good 27"ish monitor which is not crazy expensive but still good for games is?

 

Preferably from

 

https://www.centrecom.com.au/monitors

 

or

 

https://www.pcdi.com.au/product-category/pc-components/monitors/

 

As they are local.

 

Originally I was going to go https://www.centrecom.com.au/aoc-27-1ms-144hz-free-sync-monitor as that is what my friend suggested but I thought I would see if there are some other better price monitors around.

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