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Hello, I'm planning on building my first PC. I have been saving up for a year or so now and I am looking at spend a maximum of $3300 AUD. I have put in a link to my PC Part Picker. My parts total just over $3200 AUD including a monitor. Could you let me know of any monitor with 1080p, 144hz-166hz, 30-32inch gaming monitor for under $450 AUD. I had already picked out one AOC C32G2E but I am not sure if this is very good. Could you also please let me know if the parts look good or if I should change anything around.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/FredHill/saved/#view=7sb68d

 

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The water cooler is a MASSIVE waste of money for a 3600. This isn't Intel, even the stock cooler is fine. Spend the money towards a 2060 or 5600 XT instead

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OK, what would you recommend 2060 or 5600  XT?

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

The water cooler is a MASSIVE waste of money for a 3600. This isn't Intel, even the stock cooler is fine. Spend the money towards a 2060 or 5600 XT instead

Also, is the stock cooler enough for overclocking?

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2 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

Also, is the stock cooler enough for overclocking?

Overclocking is pointless these days. I'd you want absolute maximumm performance, get a small cooler like an Arctic ESporta Freezer 34 and enable PBO in the BIOS.

 

Also, the Strix is overpriced. The Asus TuF X570 is better and usually cheaper

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11 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

Hello, I'm planning on building my first PC. I have been saving up for a year or so now and I am looking at spend a maximum of $3300 AUD. I have put in a link to my PC Part Picker. My parts total just over $3200 AUD including a monitor. Could you let me know of any monitor with 1080p, 144hz-166hz, 30-32inch gaming monitor for under $450 AUD. I had already picked out one AOC C32G2E but I am not sure if this is very good. Could you also please let me know if the parts look good or if I should change anything around.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/FredHill/saved/#view=7sb68d

 

Dunno about the monitor, but you are wasting a lot of money in places it doesn't need to be

 

The Kraken is overpriced for it's performance, the neptwin is just the cheaper biggest air cooler, it should have an AM4 bracket in the box.

 

NZXT cases don't have great airflow in general, the CM H500 is at the top of the charts for cooling

 

can easily get a better GPU for the same price even

 

3600mhz CL18 RAM should be the same as cheaper 3200mhz CL16 RAM

 

SSD is just cheaper and fine still has a cache

 

you don't need a motherboard that expensive, but if you want X570 for Ryzen 4000 just buy a prime-P
 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/2k3NFG
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($138.60 @ Newegg Australia)

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/F9YRb8

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($285.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool NEPTWIN V2.0 53.65 CFM CPU Cooler  ($68.23 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($319.00 @ PLE Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($108.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($89.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Video Card  ($477.78 @ Amazon Australia)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($157.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($179.00 @ Umart)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter  ($64.00 @ Umart)
Total: $1869.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-10 22:52 AEST+1000

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

 

For the monitor I would either get a 1080p 240hz display of some kind, or a 3440x1440p ultra wide at 100hz

 

better to get one extreme or the other IMO instead of just a 16:9 1440p display, especially at 32" because that's going to look the same as a 24" 1080p monitor.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nGhmP6/msi-optix-mag251rx-245-1920x1080-240-hz-monitor-optix-mag251rx

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pDsmP6/msi-optix-mag341cq-340-3440x1440-100hz-monitor-optix-mag341cq

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Dunno about the monitor, but you are wasting a lot of money in places it doesn't need to be

 

The Kraken is overpriced for it's performance, the neptwin is just the cheaper biggest air cooler, it should have an AM4 bracket in the box.

 

NZXT cases don't have great airflow in general, the CM H500 is at the top of the charts for cooling

 

can easily get a better GPU for the same price even

 

3600mhz CL18 RAM should be the same as cheaper 3200mhz CL16 RAM

 

SSD is just cheaper and fine still has a cache

 

you don't need a motherboard that expensive, but if you want X570 for Ryzen 4000 just buy a prime-P
 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/2k3NFG
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($138.60 @ Newegg Australia)

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/F9YRb8

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($285.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool NEPTWIN V2.0 53.65 CFM CPU Cooler  ($68.23 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($319.00 @ PLE Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($108.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($89.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Video Card  ($477.78 @ Amazon Australia)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($157.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($179.00 @ Umart)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter  ($64.00 @ Umart)
Total: $1869.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-10 22:52 AEST+1000

Cheers, what monitor would you recommend for the same price?

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2 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

Cheers, what monitor would you recommend for the same price?

A review for that 240hz IPS display
 

 

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3 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

For the monitor I would either get a 1080p 240hz display of some kind, or a 3440x1440p ultra wide at 100hz

 

better to get one extreme or the other IMO instead of just a 16:9 1440p display, especially at 32" because that's going to look the same as a 24" 1080p monitor.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nGhmP6/msi-optix-mag251rx-245-1920x1080-240-hz-monitor-optix-mag251rx

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pDsmP6/msi-optix-mag341cq-340-3440x1440-100hz-monitor-optix-mag341cq

I will be playing mostly fps games, so do you know of any 3440x1440p ultra wide at a bit higher refresh rate for around the same price.

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4 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

I will be playing mostly fps games, so do you know of any 3440x1440p ultra wide at a bit higher refresh rate for around the same price.

Then you should definitely go for 240hz, would be the best thing for that

 

200hz ultrawide are really expensive. Also may be harder to focus on the whole screen at once

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Just now, Streetguru said:

Then you should definitely go for 240hz, would be the best thing for that

 

200hz ultrawide are really expensive. Also may be harder to focus on the whole screen at once

Ok, what about something at 1444p 200hz 27 inch

 

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1 minute ago, Fred Hill said:

Ok, what about something at 1444p 200hz 27 inch

 

Not sure there are many options there, or they would also be rather expensive.

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Just now, Streetguru said:

Not sure there are many options there, or they would also be rather expensive.

Ok and do 32 inch 1080p look really bad

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1 minute ago, Fred Hill said:

Ok and do 32 inch 1080p look really bad

24" is about where you want it for practicality, unless it's going to sit very far back on your desk. Can check the ppi with that website.

 

https://www.sven.de/dpi/

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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

24" is about where you want it for practicality, unless it's going to sit very far back on your desk. Can check the ppi with that website.

 

https://www.sven.de/dpi/

Yeah well I will have it in my bedroom and want to be able to watch stuff from bed about 3m away which is why I was leaning towards the 32inch. 

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19 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

Hello, I'm planning on building my first PC. I have been saving up for a year or so now and I am looking at spend a maximum of $3300 AUD. I have put in a link to my PC Part Picker. My parts total just over $3200 AUD including a monitor. Could you let me know of any monitor with 1080p, 144hz-166hz, 30-32inch gaming monitor for under $450 AUD. I had already picked out one AOC C32G2E but I am not sure if this is very good. Could you also please let me know if the parts look good or if I should change anything around.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/FredHill/saved/#view=7sb68d

 

 

 

heres what i did:

 

i switched out the cooler which was overkill, and the motherboard as well. changed your ram from CL18 to CL16. with the extra money, got a 5700xt. and honestly, once it goes past 27", 1080p starts looking grainy, so i stuck you a 24" one which i think would do great, ips panel, 144hz 1ms.

 

stuff is cool. stuff that has fancy lighting is cooler. stuff that has fancy lighting and works is the coolest.

 

i game so i know a bit abt gaming tech, not much abt professional tech.

 

writing this as i finish a 3 hour D2 sesh so excuse anything wrong.

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Just now, Fred Hill said:

Yeah well I will have it in my bedroom and want to be able to watch stuff from bed about 3m away which is why I was leaning towards the 32inch. 

You have enough money to buy a 1080p 240hz esports display, and like a 4k TV on the side lol TCL makes good ones

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 minute ago, ketchupspill said:

 

 

heres what i did:

 

i switched out the cooler which was overkill, and the motherboard as well. changed your ram from CL18 to CL16. with the extra money, got a 5700xt. and honestly, once it goes past 27", 1080p starts looking grainy, so i stuck you a 24" one which i think would do great, ips panel, 144hz 1ms.

 

Ok, what 27 inch monitor would you recommend. I am wanting to be able to view stuff from my bed about 3m away.

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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

You have enough money to buy a 1080p 240hz esports display, and like a 4k TV on the side lol TCL makes good ones

Ok, what one would you recommend.

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4 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

You have enough money to buy a 1080p 240hz esports display, and like a 4k TV on the side lol TCL makes good ones

Also back on monitors, which monitor do you think would be better for me a vg279qm or vg27aq

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What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Fred Hill said:

Ok, what 27 inch monitor would you recommend. I am wanting to be able to view stuff from my bed about 3m away.

i mean if youre viewing at 3m away then AT LEAST 1440p. that would mean a gpu downgrade though, or less storage, or higher CL ram.

stuff is cool. stuff that has fancy lighting is cooler. stuff that has fancy lighting and works is the coolest.

 

i game so i know a bit abt gaming tech, not much abt professional tech.

 

writing this as i finish a 3 hour D2 sesh so excuse anything wrong.

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