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Gaming Build, attempt #2

kingdom2000
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Ok using suggestions from another thread and elsewhere, here is my second pass at a build for a gaming computer that isn't too expensive but meets my desire to play PC games at Ultra/Max settings for first time ever (not kidding). Over all goal is a quiet when not gaming yet a FPS beast that isn't too expensive where becomes impractical for my budget.

 

Purpose:
Gaming (Overwatch, Fortnite, Battlefield V, etc.) at 1440p @ 60fps with Ultra/Max settings. Was shooting for 120fps but if monitor can't handle that, what is the point?
Replacing 7 year old machine, would like this one to hopefully last for 7 too.

 

Price:
$100 to $1500 but can go over if worth it.  Up to going with high end gaming but the monitors in the realm seem to be in the $700 range. Not including monitor in the pricing as that seems unfair.

 

Desires:
- Lighting/RBG effects don't matter. I am fine with them being there but not critical as I can tell after about a week I would likely just cut them off anyway but can't tell if that is always possible with case built-in lighting
- Silence is golden. Quieter the better.  Obviously while gaming that goes out the window but regular PC stuff, rather not hear it
- bluetooth (wifi not important but fine if there or can do that dual network share thing)
- for monitor, like built-in 3.0 hub which is why chose Dell but price gives me a great deal of pause.
- for power supply modular or semi-modular is preferred
- for case, I tend to stack things on top of my case as temp shelf space so while a fan on top is fine, the entire top being for fans, not so much. Also power button on top just invites accidental power-offs.
- Keep reading "which is better" reviews on air versus liquid so keep going back and forth on that too
- the stuff I bought is still in the return window so not married to keeping them if not recommended

 

Note: Used "parametric selection" to show alternatives been considering but have to hit the link to see them.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: *AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($164.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler  ($67.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: *ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (Purchased For $105.00)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $205.00)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $110.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: *be quiet! - Pure Base 600 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: *EVGA - B3 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  ($124.79 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor  ($346.18 @ Walmart)
Total: $1852.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-19 02:09 EST-0500

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Everything looks fine. I would just change out the PSU for this EVGA unit. THe G3 units are apparently somewhat noisy, the G2 units are fairly quiet (to my ears). 750W just because it was cheaper than 650W at the moment, but either will do. Just get the cheaper at time of purchase. The 2070 should do well over 100 fps on high+ settings, and that's a damn good price for a 165Hz g-sync monitor (I guess that's cause it's a 24"). Also, your cooler is plenty for a 2600, even if overclocking. If you want ultimate silence, you can go for a big dual tower air cooler like a Dark Rock Pro 4 or NH-D15 (though you might have some RAM clearance problems).

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

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My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

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14 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

 

agree, the g2 is much quieter than this one. and higher quality too. but I chose to include some parts that are even more quiet, higher quality, better cooled or just plain own prefference. take a look!

 

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Thanks for the suggestions! I like them.  Surprised how cheap that CPU cooler is.

 

Does the fatality motherboard include bluetooth? plan on using bluetooth headphones with the desktop.  I know can buy a separate card for that but the recommended one was $40 so seemed like buying a motherboard with it built in was more cost effective but I honestly really can't tell the difference between all the motherboards out there. They all have extensive feature lists but figuring out what is basically fancy sounding BS vs what is must know is something I have yet to figure out.. 

 

Also since the monitor is 165 hz, does that mean it takes advantage of frame rates up to 165 and can this build achieve that on some a-list games?  My knowledge in that area if fuzzy at best.  

 

Somewhat related, what is a recommended gaming mouse for an average player that may improve my game? A pro in gaming is something I will never be but losing less would be nice.

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Ok, here is a modification using the provided input.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: *AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/White) CPU Cooler ($32.09 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: *ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (Purchased For $105.00)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $205.00)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $110.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: *be quiet! - Pure Base 600 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: BitFenix - Whisper M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.31 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($124.79 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($449.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1947.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria

- Changed out the cooler, wish could find a review comparison of these all seem good with different approaches to cooling. Really looks don't matter as getting closed case because glass and I do not get along. Fairly sure no tempered glass is a way to go. Maybe? Hmmm. Any case the rabbit hole of cooler reviews led me to these four contenders:

ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/White)
be quiet! - Dark Rock 4
be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4
Noctua NH-D15

What's a great fit vs overkill?

- Kept the same motherboard only because I would like bluetooth connectivity and cost of adding a seperate card was $40. To be honest I can't tell what makes one motherboard better then another so if missing important details please share.

- Based on input, chose different power supply. Considered the EVGA G2 but first review was about loud fans. I think 550W is enough for this build but oddly 650W or higher tend to be the same price or cheaper when looking at various power supplies. Does 144hz mean it can show 144 fps? Also found Dell U2717D with its thin bezels and daisy chaining capabilities has my interest but its @60hz. Torn on which to get.

- Swapped out the monitor cause now showing at near same price for the 27" vs the 24". Which size is better? 27 too big? Way back when found 32" to be to big but really don't have current experience past 22" 1080p 60hz to use as a frame of reference.


Please fire away with input. This build overkill? Hits the sweet spot? Better to go prebuilt?

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