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How does my PC Build look so far?

*Everything marked with the bold UNDECIDED, is what I need some assistance with if possible, thanks!*

 

*INSIGHT: I plan to use this PC for workstation purposes, surfing, music production, and gaming.)*

 

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2700X

 

  • CPU COOLERWraith Prism (UNDECIDED: I don't plan to overclock with the stock cooler as most sources i've read say it's best to leave the 2700X at stock settings and let XFR2 and Precision Boost do the work, especially since I'm using the Crosshair Hero VII. Is this a good decision or should I opt for a $100 cooler? *Also if anyone has personal experience, let me know if the this stock cooler is loud.*)

 

  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080

 

  • MOTHERBOARD: X470 Crosshair Hero VII WIFI

 

  • MEMORY: 16GB 3600Mhz Trident Z RGB AMD (UNDECIDED: The timings for this RAM shows as 18-22-22-42, do yall think I can get much better timings than this considering this specific RAM stick is optimized for Ryzen? Or should I buy a tighter timing 3200Mhz RAM stick like the Flare X, etc?)

 

  • SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

 

  • HDD: 2TB Barracuda 7200RPM (UNDECIDED: Is 2TB enough capacity or should I opt for more? From what I've researched, this is the most reliable of the Barracuda line.)

 

  • CASE: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C TG (UNDECIDED: To give you guys some reference, this case is roughly $100 more than the Fractal Meshify C Mid Tower in my country lol! Do yall think it's worth spending extra? From what I've heard, this is a beast of a case.)

 

  • PSU: Corsair TX850M 850W GOLD (UNDECIDED: Is 850W overkill for this build? I plan to also use external devices such as MIDI keyboards, etc for music production. Should I downgrade or just stay on the safe side for future proofing as well?)

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If you have any extra thoughts on this build, feel free to let me know ?

*I've put this build into PCPartPicker, and it says all the parts are compatible. I've also checked the QVL for the CPU, Motherboard, RAM, and it all looks good as well. PCPARTPICKER WATTAGE = 400W (ESTIMATE ONLY)*

However, if you do see something incompatible, please let me know.

 

Thanks yall!

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Cooler - perfectly fine and looks good, I'd leave it

 

HDD - Depends what you have to put in it!  What will you need it for?  I personally put Steam on an SSD for load times, f*ck HDD's.

 

Case - R6 is fantastic, and honestly you're building a mid-upper system, give it a good home.

 

PSU - 850w is excessive, yes but will last for years and years.  You don't need more than a 650 at the outside, but peace of mind is why a lot of people buy 2x the psu they need.  makes them feel good.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, subrooz said:

workstation purposes

What specifically?

 

Also what country are you in?

 

If you're not OCing you could definitely save a bit of money with a cheaper x470 board. Also 3600 mhz ram generally is very expensive and not worth the extra money so 3200 mhz would probably be fine. You might also be able to grab a cheaper ssd like the sx8200, wd black 3d, or ex920. Psu is also pretty overkill; at most I would go 650w. With those savings you might be able to afford a 1080 ti.

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PSU is a little overkill, x edition CPUs aren't worth the money, I'd say get the 3200 Mhz kit, and maybe get a bigger harddrive if you feel like you need it down the line. 

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3 minutes ago, subrooz said:

CPU COOLERWraith Prism (UNDECIDED: I don't plan to overclock with the stock cooler as most sources i've read say it's best to leave the 2700X at stock settings and let XFR2 and Precision Boost do the work, especially since I'm using the Crosshair Hero VII. Is this a good decision or should I opt for a $100 cooler? *Also if anyone has personal experience, let me know if the this stock cooler is loud.*)

The stock cooler should be fine. If you're unsure, the best thing to do is go with the stock cooler that you get for free, and then if you later find it does not meet your needs then look at purchasing an after market cooler.
 

7 minutes ago, subrooz said:

MEMORY: 16GB 3600Mhz Trident Z RGB AMD (UNDECIDED: The timings for this RAM shows as 18-22-22-42, do yall think I can get much better timings than this considering this specific RAM stick is optimized for Ryzen? Or should I buy a tighter timing 3200Mhz RAM stick like the Flare X, etc?)

As long as you get RAM that is 3000Mhz or higher, you should be fine. 3600Mhz will likely cost a fair bit more than 3600MHz, so if there's a cost difference between the two, go with the cheaper 3200Mhz option.

 

4 minutes ago, subrooz said:

HDD: 2TB Barracuda 7200RPM (UNDECIDED: Is 2TB enough capacity or should I opt for more? From what I've researched, this is the most reliable of the Barracuda line.)

What are you storing on it? If you need more storage later you can always add another HDD.

 

5 minutes ago, subrooz said:

CASE: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C TG (UNDECIDED: To give yall some reference, this case is roughly $100 more than the Fractal Meshify C Mid Tower in my country lol! Do yall think it's worth spending extra? From what I've heard, this is a beast of a case.)

Personally I'd save $100 and go with the Meshify C, but the case is a personal choice based on the aesthetics - so go with what you will appreciate the most.

 

6 minutes ago, subrooz said:

PSU: Corsair TX850M 850W GOLD (UNDECIDED: Is 850W overkill for this build? I plan to also use external devices such as MIDI keyboards, etc for music production. Should I downgrade or just stay on the safe side for future proofing as well?)

850W is more for systems with multiple graphics cards. You will be fine with a 550W PSU, such as the Corsair TX550M.

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2 hours ago, DocSwag said:

Also what country are you in?

Australia, prices are insane here haha.

 

2 hours ago, DocSwag said:

What specifically?

If you're not OCing you could definitely save a bit of money with a cheaper x470 board. Also 3600 mhz ram generally is very expensive and not worth the extra money so 3200 mhz would probably be fine. You might also be able to grab a cheaper ssd like the sx8200, wd black 3d, or ex920. Psu is also pretty overkill; at most I would go 650w. With those savings you might be able to afford a 1080 ti.

well i'd say just all rounder workstation type things, stuff like music production, video and photo editing, coding programs, etc.

 

- I went for the Crosshair VII mainly because ppl mentioned that it runs well with Ryzen's XFR2 and precision boost, i was originally going to get the STRIX GAMING -F.

- I'll have a look at RAM, thanks.

- I'll also have a look at PSU, thanks.

 

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2 hours ago, Spotty said:

The stock cooler should be fine. If you're unsure, the best thing to do is go with the stock cooler that you get for free, and then if you later find it does not meet your needs then look at purchasing an after market cooler.
 

As long as you get RAM that is 3000Mhz or higher, you should be fine. 3600Mhz will likely cost a fair bit more than 3600MHz, so if there's a cost difference between the two, go with the cheaper 3200Mhz option.

 

What are you storing on it? If you need more storage later you can always add another HDD.

 

Personally I'd save $100 and go with the Meshify C, but the case is a personal choice based on the aesthetics - so go with what you will appreciate the most.

 

850W is more for systems with multiple graphics cards. You will be fine with a 550W PSU, such as the Corsair TX550M.

Think i'm going to give the stock cooler a shot, and I'll decide later like you said.

 

RAM is abit of a tricky one atm, I'm going to probably have a look at a few 3200Mhz sticks to save some $$$.

 

I've decided to stick with the 2TB for now.

 

Yeah this one is tough as well, I love the R6, but $100 on top of a very good case already (Meshify C) is just insane, but i'll probs come to a conclusion soon enough.

 

I've decided to do a retake on the PSU, thanks.

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2 hours ago, Supportsneedlove said:

PSU is a little overkill, x edition CPUs aren't worth the money, I'd say get the 3200 Mhz kit, and maybe get a bigger harddrive if you feel like you need it down the line. 

thanks man, could you share abit of insight on why the X editions aren't worth the money?

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2 hours ago, jstudrawa said:

HDD - Depends what you have to put in it!  What will you need it for?  I personally put Steam on an SSD for load times, f*ck HDD's.

 

PSU - 850w is excessive, yes but will last for years and years.  You don't need more than a 650 at the outside, but peace of mind is why a lot of people buy 2x the psu they need.  makes them feel good.

 

 

Things such as the OS, Digital Audio Workstation, programs I run daily, important files, and the main games I play, will be on my SSD.

So it'll probably just be regular programs/files, and normal games on my HDD.

Haha do you find a huge difference in loading times?

 

And yep, i've decided to downgrade on the PSU and have a look again, thanks! 

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6 minutes ago, subrooz said:

Things such as the OS, Digital Audio Workstation, programs I run daily, important files, and the main games I play, will be on my SSD.

So it'll probably just be regular programs/files, and normal games on my HDD.

Haha do you find a huge difference in loading times?

 

And yep, i've decided to downgrade on the PSU and have a look again, thanks! 

Yes, in a nutshell for gaming.  Everquest zone loading is MUCH faster (yes, I am old) and Ark: Survival Evolved cut my time by 75% (3 1/2 minutes to get into game vs 15 minutes).  While getting into the game is much faster, really just a quality of life thing, since FPS isn't effected.  But why wait if you can afford not to?  

 

I think SSD's help with content creation as well like writing your files after rendering, etc?

 

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36 minutes ago, subrooz said:

thanks man, could you share abit of insight on why the X editions aren't worth the money?

It makes more sense to just OC the normal chips instead. It's a lot better value.

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6 hours ago, subrooz said:

well i'd say just all rounder workstation type things, stuff like music production, video and photo editing, coding programs, etc.

 

2700x would probably be the best choice then, especially since 8700k is a lot more atm.

6 hours ago, subrooz said:

- I went for the Crosshair VII mainly because ppl mentioned that it runs well with Ryzen's XFR2 and precision boost, i was originally going to get the STRIX GAMING -F.

 

I'd say it's pretty unnecessary, the -F would be totally fine. It's more if you need the extra features of the crosshair but I'm guessing you probably don't.

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