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First build ... Did I miss anything obvious?

Budget (including currency): $1-1.5k USD, but pretty flexible

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Currently "previous gen" AAA games (things like Just Cause 3, Dishonored, Dirt 3, etc) are on my list currently, but the potential in a few years to upgrade to run modern AAA well.

Other details Looking for 1080p gaming (the monitor I already have). No interest right now in 4k. I'll be reusing the 1060 I already have from a eGPU experiment I got tired of diagnosing driver issues for; I never really knew what I was doing in the first place, so that never helps.

 

It's my first time doing any thing like this, so had researched everything from scratch - I am somewhat confident in what I have put together, but I also want to make sure I didn't miss anything obvious.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Looks good, especially for a first timer. Do you do anything besides gaming? You don't strictly need the 3700X, unless you're buying it for productivity. For the price, you'd do better for gaming subbing a 5600X, if you can get it at retail for MSRP, or you can drop down to a 3600 and save some cash.

 

Personally, I'd trade the RGB on the RAM for faster 3600Mhz. Despite the hype, RGB doesn't add more FPS.

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1 hour ago, Chris Pratt said:

Looks good, especially for a first timer. Do you do anything besides gaming? You don't strictly need the 3700X, unless you're buying it for productivity. For the price, you'd do better for gaming subbing a 5600X, if you can get it at retail for MSRP, or you can drop down to a 3600 and save some cash.

 

Personally, I'd trade the RGB on the RAM for faster 3600Mhz. Despite the hype, RGB doesn't add more FPS.

Some occasional Photoshop/Solidworks, but nothing significant enough that it really should be a consideration. Initially I was using the 3600 but since I figured I'll keep it a long time before I upgrade so I went with something a little step up. I take your points though...let's see what I can find at/near msrp.

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29 minutes ago, nos.17 said:

Some occasional Photoshop/Solidworks, but nothing significant enough that it really should be a consideration. Initially I was using the 3600 but since I figured I'll keep it a long time before I upgrade so I went with something a little step up. I take your points though...let's see what I can find at/near msrp.

3700X is a fine CPU. It's what I'm running. I'm a developer, though, so I actually need an 8 core for work. It's just that the 5600X is going to be better for gaming and costs roughly the same at MSRP, so if all you were going to be doing is gaming, it's a no brainer. Any of these will work great for you, though.

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If your a gamer i would think hard on a 1tb nvme drive,500gb don't hold much for games anymore.

 

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