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My first build, need advice

Mindy Bindy
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This is going to be my first build:

  • Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W (PSU)
  • Corsair Air Series SP120 HSP 120mm LED
  • MSI B450M Bazooka
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3,4GHz (Socket: AM4)
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX Blck DDR4 2666MHz 2x4GB
  • Phanteks Eclipse P300 (Black/Red)
  • Asus GeForce GTX 1060 Dual OC 6GB
  • Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD

 

Will the GPU get bottlenecked, does everything fit together, do I need more cooling etc.

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Use PCPartPicker: https://pcpartpicker.com to assemble your list, it filters for compatibility. 

 

You should be fine with that GPU, I have an R5 1600 with a 980 Ti, so 2600 +1060 is no problem. 

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Current Rig - i7 6950X - EVGA X99 Classified - 4x8GB 3200Mhz CL16 DDR4 - 2060 Super FE - 1TB 970 Evo + 500GB WD Blue SSD + 1TB MX500 - LG WH14NS40 BluRay Drive - EVGA 1000W G3 - Corsair Air 540 - Noctua iPPC NF-A14 3000 (rear) + 3x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM (radiator) - LG 27UK650-W (27" 4K60hz) - Custom CPU/GPU Loop w/single 360mm rad - Windows 10

 

Project Rig (WIP) - Xeon I forgot the name of - NH-L12S - EVGA X99 Micro 2 - 4x4GB 2800MHz DDR4 - WX2100 2GB - 256GB 960 Evo - Flex-ATX PSU - Old Dell OEM case - Noctua 80mm fans - probably will be windows

 

Daily Devices:

(work laptop) MacBook Pro 15,4 - i7 4980HQ - 16GB DDR3L - Iris Pro/Radeon R9 M370X 2GB - 1TB SSD - macOS 12.3 Monterey   

iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB - iOS 15.4

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I would suggest an axt mobo like the b450 tomahawk. 3000+ mhz is recommended for ryzen in general and if you can fit 16 gigs into your budget, that would be great. look into the rx 580 too. Get a smaller ssd and a harddrive for some bigger games. it will fit together and you have enough cooling if you don't plan to overclock.

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24 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Will the GPU get bottlenecked

No.

 

24 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

does everything fit together

PCPartpicker list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JyMN9J Tips: Ryzen likes fast ram, Micro ATX motherboard? Get an ATX one. Umm...Only 1TB SSD? Better to have a HDD with the SSD, also the cooling is enough

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

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You're unlikely to be GPU limited in any game with your pairing of hardware. the stock cooler is fine for your CPU assuming you don't feel the need to overclock it to the limit. to save money you could likely find a used 1060 online on craigslist or something for cheaper than new. I'm not sure why you feel the need to have the corsair fans in there, but it's your money so you may do as you wish. Faster RAM, such as 3000MHz or 3200MHz would be more ideal with a Ryzen system as that could give a meaningful performance boost, but it's not a requirement if you wallet can't afford it.

If I really wanted to be nitpicky I suppose I might pick a different PSU or motherboard or maybe get 16GB of RAM rather than 8GB, but there is nothing empirically wrong with your choices either. More of a personal preference really.

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1 hour ago, Mindy Bindy said:

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Build this instead...

Cheaper and better...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  ($159.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($70.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Devil Golden Sample Video Card  ($209.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $715.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-01 13:56 EDT-0400

 

SSD TIER LIST

 

 

CPU - Ryzen 7 3700X

Mobo - ASRock X470 Taichi

Memory - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) 

Storage - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TBWD Black 1TB

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti LIGHTNING

CaseFractal Design Meshify C

PSUSuper Flower Leadex II Gold 650W

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4 hours ago, Zyndo said:

I'm not sure why you feel the need to have the corsair fans in there, but it's your money so you may do as you wish.

Keep in mind this is my very first build, i have very little experience, therefore i was unsure if i needed more fans or not

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4 hours ago, DOGEY said:

Umm...Only 1TB SSD? Better to have a HDD with the SSD

I have very little experience, and every video i watched told me to get an SSD, so that is what i got (keep in mind this is my very first build)

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4 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

I would suggest an axt mobo like the b450 tomahawk. 3000+ mhz is recommended for ryzen in general and if you can fit 16 gigs into your budget, that would be great.

I have to choose one of them for it to fit in my budget, what would be the best thing to buy?

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4 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

Get a smaller ssd and a harddrive for some bigger games.

Is that on ghe cheaper or better side?

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5 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

I have very little experience, and every video i watched told me to get an SSD, so that is what i got (keep in mind this is my very first build)

it all depends on your use-case. in my first build I had a 500GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. for my uses I never ever ended up using the HDD and ended up removing it. almost 2 years alter I decided I needed slightly more than 500GB of storage, but faster storage was more important than more storage, so I have two 960 EVO's in RAID 0 on my system for 1TB total of NVMe storage and i'm loving it. 1TB HDD is certainly not the most cost effective storage solution out there, but it's not a bad move either depending on what you want.

 

10 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Keep in mind this is my very first build, i have very little experience, therefore i was unsure if i needed more fans or not

Mybad I thought the P300 had 2 stock fans in it. having a second fan will probably do you well. mount them at the rear and top as exhaust fans for the best cooling performance. if you end up with more than two fans, mount the other fans in the front as intake fans, starting as low as you can and working your way up.

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6 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Is that on ghe cheaper or better side?

both. the ssd you chose is great, to say that first. but ssd's are more meant for your os, some programs and a couple of games if you want to. but the most of your steam libary should be on a hdd. games don't benifit that much from ssd's. other programs and especially windows have way more profit from it. I would suggest with you budget to get a 250 gig ssd or so and a 1/2 tb harddrive at 7200 rpm from a company like Samsung, Hitashi, Seagate or Toshiba (use all of them or am using). what you gain from that you can spend on other components

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11 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

I have to choose one of them for it to fit in my budget, what would be the best thing to buy?

I would still want to take a look into your build from scratch myself, becouse I usually get great build out of any budget. what is your budget for your system? does that include monitors/mouse/keyboard/wifi? where are you going to buy it and with what currency? all things I need to know, so I can show you something

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7 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

I would suggest with you budget to get a 250 gig ssd or so and a 1/2 tb harddrive at 7200 rpm from a company like Samsung, Hitashi, Seagate or Toshiba

Found one with 2 TB and 7200rpm from seagate, it has 64 mb cache though. Is that a bad thing? (I have never managed to understand what cache is)

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6 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Found one with 2 TB and 7200rpm from seagate, it has 64 mb cache though. Is that a bad thing? (I have never managed to understand what cache is)

that's normal. cache is kind of a faster ssd-like memory that works automaticly so you can read/write faster. but that's probebly barracuda. solid hdd.

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46 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

I would suggest with you budget to get a 250 gig ssd or so and a 1/2 tb harddrive at 7200 rpm from a company like Samsung, Hitashi, Seagate or Toshiba

Ok i got a 500gb ssd and a 2TB hdd, and i am still under budget, what now?

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1 minute ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Ok i got a 500gb ssd and a 2TB hdd, and i am still under budget, what now?

get a atx 400 series mobo and 3000+ mhz ram. that's about it

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3 hours ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Keep in mind this is my very first build, i have very little experience, therefore i was unsure if i needed more fans or not

You should get some faster RAM. And not forget to enable XMP.

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7 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

and maybe look into the 580 8gb

Its a lot cheaper, but is it better though?

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7 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

get a atx 400 series mobo and 3000+ mhz ram. that's about it

I have to go for one of them if it will fit into my budget, so i chose the RAM but if the graphics processor is both cheaper and better/equally good, i could possibly fit a better motherboard into the build

 

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2 minutes ago, Mindy Bindy said:

Its a lot cheaper, but is it better though?

It's about the same as a 1060. But you do get some extra vRAM and it's cheaper. Quite the steal.

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33 minutes ago, MandoPanda said:

It's about the same as a 1060. But you do get some extra vRAM and it's cheaper. Quite the steal.

Alrighty then

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