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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Budget: $2000 NZD

Country: New Zealand

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mainly gaming and possibly some streaming every now and then.

Other details: I already own a Corsair 550w modular PSU and an Nvidia GTX1070 that I will use. I have a 240hz 1080p monitor.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($549.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($379.00 @ Computer Lounge)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($349.00)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($299.00 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P600S ATX Mid Tower Case  ($279.00 @ Computer Lounge)
Total: $1855.95

 

My current setup is quite old so I'm looking to upgrade to an affordable build that will last me a few years. I noticed that the front usb type-c port won't work with that mobo but after researching mobos and stuff I'm feeling rather overwhelmed by everything so I was hoping to get some feedback on what I've got here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, I've made a parts list for you:

PCPartPicker has a New Zealand mode by the way. If you use the US version, some of those parts aren't in stock here and even after currency conversion, will cost more

 

I've toned it down to a 3600 and 16Gb of RAM (I felt the 3700X and 1070 wouldn't be a great pair, and you don't really need 32Gb of memory for gaming), this way, you won't be spending as much

 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($304.95 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($349.00 @ Computer Lounge)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($169.95 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($148.35 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($120.75 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P600S ATX Mid Tower Case  ($267.23 @ PB Technologies)
Total: $1360.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-15 17:45 NZST+1200

 

Edit: I can recommend you a GPU too, if you want to grab a new one, but the new Ampere cards are coming out soon, so I'd wait for those and use the 1070 in the meantime. The RTX cards have a better stream encoder, too. And Ryzen 4000 is on its way too if you want to wait for that.


AMD Ryzen 3 3200G / Sapphire R9 290X / 16gb (2x8) Kingston ValueRam @ 2666Mhz / Gigabyte A320M-S2H / Kingston A400 120GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue 2.5" 1TB HDD / Cooler Master MWE450 / Aerocool CS-100 / Dell P2210 1680x1050 @ 70Hz (OC)

 

 

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, xToastx said:

I already a 550w PSU

which specific unit?

 

if you can still wait, i would recommend waiting for zen 3


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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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

Hello, I've made a parts list for you:

PCPartPicker has a New Zealand mode by the way. If you use the US version, some of those parts aren't in stock here and even after currency conversion, will cost more

 

I've toned it down to a 3600 and 16Gb of RAM (I felt the 3700X and 1070 wouldn't be a great pair, and you don't really need 32Gb of memory for gaming), this way, you won't be spending as much

 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($304.95 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($349.00 @ Computer Lounge)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($169.95 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($148.35 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($120.75 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P600S ATX Mid Tower Case  ($267.23 @ PB Technologies)
Total: $1360.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-15 17:45 NZST+1200

 

Edit: I can recommend you a GPU too, if you want to grab a new one, but the new Ampere cards are coming out soon, so I'd wait for those and use the 1070 in the meantime. The RTX cards have a better stream encoder, too. And Ryzen 4000 is on its way too if you want to wait for that.

Thanks, I wasn't aware of the NZ mode.

I felt that 32gb might be a little overkill for now but I was hoping to do a little future proofing with the 32gb. I forgot to mention in my original post that I already have a couple of 2tb HDDs and a 256gb Samsung 860 Pro.

I didn't know that the 4000 series would be out this year so I might end up waiting for that if it is worth the wait (hopefully not delayed for reasons).

17 minutes ago, Oswin said:

which specific unit?

 

if you can still wait, i would recommend waiting for zen 3

I believe the PSU is a Corsair HX650 which is actually 650w not 550w like I mentioned. I got it around 8 years ago.

After learning about the upcoming CPUs I might end up waiting.

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11 minutes ago, xToastx said:

Thanks, I wasn't aware of the NZ mode.

I felt that 32gb might be a little overkill for now but I was hoping to do a little future proofing with the 32gb. I forgot to mention in my original post that I already have a couple of 2tb HDDs and a 256gb Samsung 860 Pro.

I didn't know that the 4000 series would be out this year so I might end up waiting for that if it is worth the wait (hopefully not delayed for reasons).

I believe the PSU is a Corsair HX650 which is actually 650w not 550w like I mentioned. I got it around 8 years ago.

After learning about the upcoming CPUs I might end up waiting.

16 gb should be enough if you arent doing ram-intensive workloads, also would recommend getting a CPU cooler and maybe change the ssd to this, i also had this in mind (to give you a general idea on the future build)


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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