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Im new to the PC world

Budget (including currency): 1300-1400

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: COD, SoT, etc.

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): 

Hi! I am new to the PC world and I just need some recommendations. The link below has the build that I was thinking about. Do I need to have a M.2 SSD? Do all of the parts work together? Is there anything that I should change? Thanks so much for your help!

 

https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9a4d6667-ae0b-468f-8cd9-c44a6f90c336

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-You don't NEED an m.2 SSD, but it definitely is a nice boost over a SATA SSD.

-As for the CPU and GPU, you might want to wait a couple of weeks until after AMD's GPU announcement and the release of their new CPUs. Even if you don't buy them, it may decrease prices for these current gen parts.

-I would also say spend $10-15 more on a better CPU cooler. The amount of performance gained will be quite big considering the low extra cost of it.

-Lastly, that PSU is overpriced. I think you should go searching for a bit of a better deal. A semi-modular PSU is absolutely fine and you save a decent amount.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

Do I need to have a M.2 SSD?

no but it will help with boot time

 

1. New AMD cpu's coming out soon. you may want to look into that

2. Buy a used 2070 super or 2080 super

3. If you are going to buy a cheap cooler, just use AMD stock and don't overclock.

4. You may need thermal compound

 

PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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13 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

Budget (including currency): 1300-1400

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: COD, SoT, etc.

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): 

Hi! I am new to the PC world and I just need some recommendations. The link below has the build that I was thinking about. Do I need to have a M.2 SSD? Do all of the parts work together? Is there anything that I should change? Thanks so much for your help!

 

https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9a4d6667-ae0b-468f-8cd9-c44a6f90c336

I would say for a 3700x you would want a better cpu cooler, maybe consider a all in one water cooler? and maybe consider waiting a couple weeks for Ryzen 5000 series, seeing from everything AMD has provided, its going to be a considerable performance jump over 3000 series for a small price increase. You dont need a m.2 drive, but it will be much faster than a sata drive

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Just now, Rlmva said:

I would say for a 3700x you would want a better cpu cooler, maybe consider a all in one water cooler? and maybe consider waiting a couple weeks for Ryzen 5000 series, seeing from everything AMD has provided, its going to be a considerable performance jump over 3000 series for a small price increase. You dont need a m.2 drive, but it will be much faster than a sata drive

also maybe attempt to get a 3070

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21 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

Is there anything that I should change?

Drop the CPU Cooler, the wraith prism is not bad, better than most cheap air coolers.

 

22 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

Do all of the parts work together?

yes

 

22 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

Do I need to have a M.2 SSD

M.2 is just a size standard. nothing to do with speed. M.2 supports NVMe drives which are much faster than SATA drives. There are SATA M.2 Drives and they are basically exactly the same as a 2.5" SATA, your 2.5" SATA SSD will be fine.
 

Get a good 750w or 850w PSU instead, this will give you an option to drop in an RTX 3070/3080 in the future.

 

Your 2060 Super looks to be a little overpriced at 420USD. I'm pretty sure the RTX 3070 that will retail at 499USD will be about double that performance. Or you could go out and pick up a used 2070S, 2080, 2080S or 2080 Ti whichever you can get in your budget. For the 400ish USD you were looking for the 2060S I think you should be able to pick up a used 2080/2080S likely still with warranty.

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