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Capt Parkinsons

My First Build

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Budget (including currency): $1,500 USD

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: School Work, Gaming and possible 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): Parts List https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dqZs3t

I need it for school in August. I'll be playing on a 1080p 60 Hz display for now.

 

 

 

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Looks good. Only thing I would change is getting a windows 10 license from a 3rd party site (might have to buy a few as they dont always work but are like $5) and using those savings to get a bigger ssd. Curcial p1 1tb is $100.


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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Get a 3700x 

And change the PSU to something like a rm550x or a tx550m

And get rid of the windows license.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Welcome to the forum!

 

The build you put together looks solid, but I made a few changes to further improve it:

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Bvg8tp

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($272.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler  ($69.99) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card  ($499.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: be quiet! Straight Power 11 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.90 @ B&H) 
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.41 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($27.95 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.41 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($27.95 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1508.72

 

Quick rundown for the part selection:

  • the 3800X is just a slightly better binned 3700X, it's really not worth the extra cost considering the actual difference in performance will be unnoticeable in the real world
  • an NH-U12S will pair just nicely with the 3700X (or any current-gen CPU on the AM4 platform really), while being infinitely more reliable than any AIO, for the simple fact that there are fewer moving parts
  • the B550 Aorus Pro has slightly better power delivery and a better memory topology compared to the TUF X570-Plus, and also has some nice additions, like 2.5G LAN and better onboard audio
  • this particular Ripjaws V kit is granted less RGB but is faster
  • the Silicon Power A80 offers really all that the 970 Evo does, but at a much lower $/GB
  • 2070 Super is slightly faster than the 5700XT and also a great option for streaming because of the integrated Turing NVENC encoder; if you were to go with the 5700XT though, I'd advise against going with an ASUS Strix or any other ASUS variants for that matter and instead getting an MSI Gaming X
  • solid airflow optimised case (you also forgot to add in a case in your parts list)
  • high-end PSU, better than the EVGA GA; also, 550W will be more than plenty for these parts
  • a couple high quality 140mm fans that I'd suggest setting up as intakes in the front of the Meshify C, and having the included fans as exhausts in the rear and top

Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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4 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

2070 Super is slightly faster than the 5700XT

If nvec will not be used I would get a 5700xt

As it's relatively close to the 2070s and is usually a lot cheaper 

Just a little change lol :D

 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Looks good. Only thing I would change is getting a windows 10 license from a 3rd party site (might have to buy a few as they dont always work but are like $5) and using those savings to get a bigger ssd. Curcial p1 1tb is $100.

This ^

Many sellers on Amazon in the EU. Because re-selling Windows keys is LEGAL in the EU. Thank Germany for that one. The only problems you might have is if you activate using a signed-in MS account - best to use a local one. 

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9 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

If nvec will not be used I would get a 5700xt

As it's relatively close to the 2070s and is usually a lot cheaper 

Just a little change lol :D

If the budget allows for a 2070S I'd still get that personally. I mean, it still is faster, even if not by a lot, it's more power efficient and still has an arguably nicer feature set.

But yes, the 5700XT is definitely not a bad option, especially when it's a good variant of the card, like a Gaming X, Red Dragon, Pulse, etc.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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Just now, Mateyyy said:

If the budget allows for a 2070S I'd still get that personally. I mean, it still is faster, even if not by a lot, it's more power efficient and still has an arguably nicer feature set.

Yea I guess 

Thats more than fair :P.

 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Capt Parkinsons said:

I can't find a Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler for $69.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y3DCPVS?tag=noctua0b-20 - from noctua themselves


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

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