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Budget (including currency): ~$1500

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming and Streaming

Other details This build is a Christmas/Birthday gift for my fiancé. He enjoys gaming and is wanting to get into streaming. His current pc is a 4 year old laptop that can't handle a lot of the games he would like to play. I am not planning on getting mouse, keyboard, or monitors because I want him to pick those out for himself (Not included in budget). I am going to try and get the Nvidia RTX 3070 at launch (probably won't happen but a girl can hope). If I can't get a 3070 any recommendations for graphics? Also any suggestions on this parts list would be appreciated because this is the first time I am building a pc. 

Component   Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Difference  
CPU   AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99   FREE   $199.99   Buy
Motherboard   MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99   FREE   $139.99 ($10.00 more than B&H) Buy
Memory   G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory $89.99   FREE   $89.99   Buy
Storage   Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $149.99   FREE   $149.99   Buy
Video Card   NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card         ~$500.00      
Case   Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99   $2.99   $102.98 ($7.99 more than B&H) Buy
Power Supply   EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $124.99   FREE   $124.99   Buy
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The 2080ti is around the same performance as the 3070 but is much more expensive and last generation. Other than that, it looks to be a solid pc.

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All my setup below!

Discord: !Wills#6624

 

Current builds:

System: AMD ryzen 5 3600 (4.35Ghz, 1.2375V) | Scythe Ninja 5 | Asus ROG B450F | Zotac Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 dual fan (OC, Core base: 1366, Core boost: 1440, Memory: 4206) (+200 core +700 memory) | Corsair 2x8GB 2666Mhz DDR4 | Kingston A400 240gb x2 | Corsair 275R Airflow | EVGA 500W 80+ White | EZDIY-FAB Black cable extensions | 

Setup: Dell S2419H | Iiyama Vision Master Pro 17 | Panasonic 40AS640 | Logitech G502 | Logitech G440 | Royal Kludge RK61 | Neewer boomarm | FiFine 669B | Razer Kracken | Sony XZ1 | iPhone XR |

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Welcome to the forums!!!

 

Are you just going to use the provided cooler that comes with the processor? Also, are you going to get a case fan for the rear or just rely off of the three intake fans in the front of the case? 

CPU: Intel i9-10980XE 18C/36T  |  CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Air Cooler |  RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB(4x8GB) DDR4-3200  |  Mobo: MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC  |  SSD: Samsung 970 EVO  1TB M.2-2280 Boot Drive/Some Games)  |  HDD:2X Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB(Game Drive)  |  GPU: MSI RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO  |  PSU: EVGA P2 850W  |  Case: NZXT Phantom 530 Black  |  Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB  |  Keyboard: Logitech G513 Carbon RGB with Romer-G Tactile Switches  |  Mouse Pad: Corsair MM300 Extended  |  MonitorMSI MAG271CQR 144HZ 27" 

 

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I am planning on using the stock cooler with the cpu and didn't really think about adding extra case fans. 

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A 650W psu is enough for your build.

 

I would go with the Gaming Edge as it is only around $20 more and for that you get Wifi 6 which is handy to have. The Gaming Edge also supports Mystic Light if you want to use MSI RGB software control.

 

Wait until the 5th Nov though for Ryzen 5000. If you can't get a 3070 then I would look at something like a RX5600XT  or 5700 etc for the short term.

 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.99 @ Best Buy) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($149.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($89.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card  ($500.00) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1249.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-26 10:15 EDT-0400

Winter is Coming.

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5 minutes ago, womanofwonders said:

I am planning on using the stock cooler with the cpu and didn't really think about adding extra case fans. 

Ok that's fine then. I was just thinking like one more fan for the rear like another 120mm fan to help with circulation. 

CPU: Intel i9-10980XE 18C/36T  |  CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Air Cooler |  RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB(4x8GB) DDR4-3200  |  Mobo: MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC  |  SSD: Samsung 970 EVO  1TB M.2-2280 Boot Drive/Some Games)  |  HDD:2X Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB(Game Drive)  |  GPU: MSI RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO  |  PSU: EVGA P2 850W  |  Case: NZXT Phantom 530 Black  |  Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB  |  Keyboard: Logitech G513 Carbon RGB with Romer-G Tactile Switches  |  Mouse Pad: Corsair MM300 Extended  |  MonitorMSI MAG271CQR 144HZ 27" 

 

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21 minutes ago, womanofwonders said:

I am planning on using the stock cooler with the cpu and didn't really think about adding extra case fans. 

You can always move the bottom front fan to the rear if you don't want to buy an more fans. They can always be added later on.

Winter is Coming.

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57 minutes ago, womanofwonders said:

Budget (including currency): ~$1500

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming and Streaming

Other details This build is a Christmas/Birthday gift for my fiancé. He enjoys gaming and is wanting to get into streaming. His current pc is a 4 year old laptop that can't handle a lot of the games he would like to play. I am not planning on getting mouse, keyboard, or monitors because I want him to pick those out for himself (Not included in budget). I am going to try and get the Nvidia RTX 3070 at launch (probably won't happen but a girl can hope). If I can't get a 3070 any recommendations for graphics? Also any suggestions on this parts list would be appreciated because this is the first time I am building a pc. 

Component   Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Difference  
CPU   AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99   FREE   $199.99   Buy
Motherboard   MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99   FREE   $139.99 ($10.00 more than B&H) Buy
Memory   G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory $89.99   FREE   $89.99   Buy
Storage   Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $149.99   FREE   $149.99   Buy
Video Card   NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card         ~$500.00      
Case   Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99   $2.99   $102.98 ($7.99 more than B&H) Buy
Power Supply   EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $124.99   FREE   $124.99   Buy

You don't want CL19 RAM.

Get CL16 or better

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57 minutes ago, CommanderAlex said:

Ok that's fine then. I was just thinking like one more fan for the rear like another 120mm fan to help with circulation. 

Ok I think Ill grab a 120 mm for the back, Thanks for the suggestion!

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29 minutes ago, Shabba said:

You don't want CL19 RAM.

Get CL16 or better

Can someone explain please explain the difference? Thanks

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25 minutes ago, womanofwonders said:

Can someone explain please explain the difference? Thanks

The CL is the CAS Latency. So lower timings are better if you have the same speed Ram i.e 3600MHz CL16 is better than CL18 etc. Of course the price is also a factor, but if they are the same price then go for the CL16 kit. The Crucial RGB Ram in the spec I posted is CL16.

Winter is Coming.

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19 minutes ago, womanofwonders said:

Can someone explain please explain the difference? Thanks

Sure. It's a measure of the delay the RAM module experiences when reading data. CL19 is 19 clock cycles at 3600mhz clock speed.

 

And actually while typing the rest of this reply I realized there are a lot of other factors to consider and that at the end of the day probably won;t make much of a difference.

3600mhz  CL19 will probably not behave any differently than say 3200mhz CL16

 

Other factors are the speed of ram the Ryzen 3600 supports.

Your motherboard

The programs you're running

 

So, I would go back somewhat on my original statement and say If the 3600mhz CL19 RAM is a fair price then just go for it. There will probably be no real difference in his use.

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For anyone interested here is my current updated parts list based on recommendations.

 

Component

  Selection Base  

 

  Price Where  
CPU      AMD Ryzen 5 5600X $299.99       ~$299.99   Buy
Motherboard     MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99       $149.99   Buy
Memory     Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory $89.99       $89.99   Buy
Storage     Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $104.99       $104.99   Buy
Video Card     NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card          ~$500   Buy
Case     Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99       $94.99   Buy
Power Supply     Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99       $109.99   Buy
       
Total: $1,359.93
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