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First PC Build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): ~$3200 NZD 

Country: New Zealand

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Cyberpunk 2077 + Future-proofing for 1-2 years of gaming, general admin and youtube.

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): 

I have a NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower on the way already. No other pats have been purchased as of yet.

A 1440p monitor will be needed but is excluded from build price. Feel free to suggest one.

Upgrading from a prebuilt from ~6 years ago. 8gb ram, 4gb graphics, isn't really cutting it any more.

Aiming for playing 1440p @ 144hz

I am able to buy parts immediately but am not in any rush as i wouldn't mind waiting for Nvidia 3000 series cards.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/nGs7L2

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($307.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($345.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($171.30 @ Newegg New Zealand) 
Storage: Western Digital SN750 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($379.84 @ Paradigm PCs) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card  ($1495.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($285.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Monitor: LG 27GL850-B 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($898.99 @ PB Technologies) 
Total: $3882.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-11 21:36 NZST+1200

 

Put a monitor in there. Would be worth waiting for new gpus tho.


Home gaming and general work rig: CPU: 2700 with stock cooler Ram: Corsair vengeance pro Rgb 16gb GPU: RX570 4GB (upgrading soon) Storage: 1x 500gb crucial ssd + 1tb HDD Mobo: B450-F gaming PSU: Corsair GS600 Case: Corsair 275R

F@H rig (In office and used for work too) CPU: 3600 Ram: Viper 16gb ram Mobo: B550-Tomahawk GPU's 1x 2080 Ti 1x 2060 super Storage: SN750 1tb Case: PC 011 Air PSU: Corsair RM850 Fans: 6x Noctua NF-12

 

Remember to quote me so i can see your reply!

Always Reply with a question if you have one! 😃

 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/gVr8Nq

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($544.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($345.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($198.90 @ Newegg New Zealand) 
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($291.84 @ Aquila Technology) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card  ($1424.80 @ Newegg New Zealand) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($195.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($195.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 3 High-Speed 77.57 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.00 @ Mighty Ape) 
Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 3 High-Speed 77.57 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.00 @ Mighty Ape) 
Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor  ($799.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) 
Total: $4059.54

 

^ put a 2080S in there mostly for price referencing, but waiting for Ampere/RDNA2 would be the way to go.

 

I also put the Meshify C in the list since the H510 really isn't ideal for airflow, so unless you're absolutely set on keeping it for the build, then a Meshify C or Phanteks P300A/P400A would be better for cooling.

Also threw in the VG27AQ in there as a very solid 1440p 144Hz monitor, but the 27GL850-B picked by @Ed-petit is also a great choice.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut @ 0.95V) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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

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

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7 minutes ago, Vexcarion said:

Thanks for getting back to me @Ed-petit!

 

Would you consider this RAM as an appropriate substitute to avoid shipping/availability issues?

Yes its perfectly fine. 


Home gaming and general work rig: CPU: 2700 with stock cooler Ram: Corsair vengeance pro Rgb 16gb GPU: RX570 4GB (upgrading soon) Storage: 1x 500gb crucial ssd + 1tb HDD Mobo: B450-F gaming PSU: Corsair GS600 Case: Corsair 275R

F@H rig (In office and used for work too) CPU: 3600 Ram: Viper 16gb ram Mobo: B550-Tomahawk GPU's 1x 2080 Ti 1x 2060 super Storage: SN750 1tb Case: PC 011 Air PSU: Corsair RM850 Fans: 6x Noctua NF-12

 

Remember to quote me so i can see your reply!

Always Reply with a question if you have one! 😃

 

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2 minutes ago, Vexcarion said:

Thanks for getting back to me @Ed-petit!

 

Would you consider this RAM as an appropriate substitute to avoid shipping/availability issues?

Get the build mateyy suggested. The first one is shit.

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7 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Get the build mateyy suggested. The first one is shit.

are you seriously comparing the 2 builds while @Ed-petit's build is almost $300 cheaper?


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

 

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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2 minutes ago, Vexcarion said:

Would you care to explain @5x5

Just so I can get an understanding please.

nothing wrong with it, a few parts can be changed, but i wont necessarily call it "shit"


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

 

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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1 minute ago, Vexcarion said:

Would you care to explain @5x5

Just so I can get an understanding please.

A much better CPU, SSD and power supply. With your budget it's pure insanity to go for a lower end part and a power supply that is three times more than what you need. The better option, as has been suggested, is getting the better quality 550W RMX as the entire system won't even go over 400W

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

A much better CPU, SSD and power supply. With your budget it's pure insanity to go for a lower end part and a power supply that is three times more than what you need. The better option, as has been suggested, is getting the better quality 550W RMX as the entire system won't even go over 400W

Great, thank you

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8 minutes ago, Vexcarion said:

@Mateyyy What kind of road-map of upgrades would you look at in 1-2 years? 

Well, it depends. I don't see the CPU or GPU (especially if you go with a 2080-level next-gen GPU when they launch later this year) falling behind a whole lot for gaming, though you obviously can't predict how the industry will evolve, but if we're to go by the past few years, I'd say a 3700X and a 2080 Super (though, again, wait for Ampere/RDNA2) will be solid for quite a while.

 

Probably RAM will be a good first upgrade? But only in a couple of years maybe, since 16GB is still plenty today for gaming. I normally have 32GB in my system but I'm currently on just a single 16GB stick and even with all the RAM hogging tabs of Chrome in the background and other junk, I still don't run out of memory. But then again, you might be a lighter user than me, as in you might have less stuff open in the background for example, so you might be totally fine with 16GB for more than just 1-2 years.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut @ 0.95V) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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

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

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Well, it depends. I don't see the CPU or GPU (especially if you go with a 2080-level next-gen GPU when they launch later this year) falling behind a whole lot for gaming, though you obviously can't predict how the industry will evolve, but if we're to go by the past few years, I'd say a 3700X and a 2080 Super (though, again, wait for Ampere/RDNA2) will be solid for quite a while.

 

Probably RAM will be a good first upgrade? But only in a couple of years maybe, since 16GB is still plenty today for gaming. I normally have 32GB in my system but I'm currently on just a single 16GB stick and even with all the RAM hogging tabs of Chrome in the background and other junk, I still don't run out of memory. But then again, you might be a lighter user than me, as in you might have less stuff open in the background for example, so you might be totally fine with 16GB for more than just 1-2 years.

Thank you for your help, i'll keep this in mind!

I'm going to get all the parts now and wait on the Ampere/RDNA2.

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4 minutes ago, Vexcarion said:

Thank you for your help, i'll keep this in mind!

I'm going to get all the parts now and wait on the Ampere/RDNA2.

If the prices have gone back to normal now in NZ, sure. But generally now's not the best time to buy parts as they tend to be more on the overpriced side compared to normal pricing.

AMD's also set to release Zen 3 CPUs later this year, but the date on that is even more vague than on their next-gen GPUs. Keep in mind that if you build the system now, but without a graphics card, you still won't be able to use it unless you have another GPU lying around - Ryzen CPUs don't have an iGPU, so you can't get a display out of them.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut @ 0.95V) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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

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

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