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New Build - Amateur Builder

Zea10t
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Go to solution Solved by Taf the Ghost,

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157835

 

If you don't want any front panel/back extra panel USB connectors would cover the issue.

  • Budget/Location
    $2000 (cost effective is more important than maxing my budget) / US
     
  • Aim
    Gaming (performance), Software development
     
  • Monitors
    2, possibly a third 144hz 1080p
     
  • Peripherals
    Need a Windows 10 64 bit license.
     
  • Why are you upgrading?
    Current computer is 5+ years old. I want to move the current computer to be a server for home surveillance and various media storage and build a new computer for personal use.

I am currently looking at:

AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor. (I have always used Intel previously, so I would like to try AMD this time).

Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Never used liquid cooling before, but wanted to try something new).

 

Important notes:

I haven't ever overclocked and probably wont start with this machine.

NVMe for boot is a must.

1-2 TB HDD for general purpose storage.

.5 TB SSD for game storage.

RGB is not important.

8+ USB ports for various peripherals.

ATX motherboard.

 

My main question is what motherboard would be best for my budget/needs? Searching for ATX motherboards with an AM4 CPU socket yields > 400 results, which is a bit overwhelming for me. Any other suggestions for finishing this build (or a completely different build for this budget/goal) is appreciated.

 

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Will you also be needing a new case, power supply and video card?

CPU:   Ryzen 7  5800x      CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro       Motherboard:  Asus x570 TUF Plus      Memory:  32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000     

GPU:  EVGA RTX2070 Super XC Ultra        SSD: Crucial P5 1TB  PCIe NVMe             PSU: Corsair CX750       Case: Thermaltake View 71 TG RGB  

Monitors: LG 34" Ultrawide    Samsung 28" 4k

 

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Yes, I will need everything for a new build except peripherals.

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27 minutes ago, Zea10t said:

Yes, I will need everything for a new build except peripherals.

MSI B450 Tomahawk is the general recommendation in the motherboard department. There's some nice, really expensive boards, but it's about all that most need.

 

The USB ports is an interesting discussion. Do those USB connections have to be directly on the motherboard, or can slot/front panel count? That's actually a big hurdle if you need them static.

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I had almost the same system in my notepad but I was squeezing in an Asus GTX1080 instead at $580.  GTX1070 should still be plenty fast enough for any 1080p gaming.

And I went with the MSI B450 Gaming Plus.  

The least expensive monitor solution was the Acer GN246HL   24" 144hz 1080P at $196 each.

 

NOTE:  Prices all from Newegg

 

CPU:   Ryzen 7  5800x      CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro       Motherboard:  Asus x570 TUF Plus      Memory:  32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000     

GPU:  EVGA RTX2070 Super XC Ultra        SSD: Crucial P5 1TB  PCIe NVMe             PSU: Corsair CX750       Case: Thermaltake View 71 TG RGB  

Monitors: LG 34" Ultrawide    Samsung 28" 4k

 

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I haven't yet figured in the OS, Case and the H110 yet.  So I am still looking.

 

I do have the NZXT H500 at the house now getting ready to build a one for my stepson.  It is an attractive looking case and pretty inexpensive.  

CPU:   Ryzen 7  5800x      CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro       Motherboard:  Asus x570 TUF Plus      Memory:  32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000     

GPU:  EVGA RTX2070 Super XC Ultra        SSD: Crucial P5 1TB  PCIe NVMe             PSU: Corsair CX750       Case: Thermaltake View 71 TG RGB  

Monitors: LG 34" Ultrawide    Samsung 28" 4k

 

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Thanks for the replies. Comparing 3 motherboards has made this decision much easier for me.

I like the look of the NZXT H500 case too, but I haven't started looking at other cases yet. I appreciate the full build + solution to my specific problem.

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Here is what I am about to put together for my stepson.  Minus some mechanicals drives, monitors and an OS since we already have a lot of that here.  :)

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($299.79 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($124.99 @ Walmart) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($116.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Dual Series Video Card  ($339.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $1241.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-23 23:13 EST-0500

 

p.s.   Wow, I like this website!!  :D 

CPU:   Ryzen 7  5800x      CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro       Motherboard:  Asus x570 TUF Plus      Memory:  32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000     

GPU:  EVGA RTX2070 Super XC Ultra        SSD: Crucial P5 1TB  PCIe NVMe             PSU: Corsair CX750       Case: Thermaltake View 71 TG RGB  

Monitors: LG 34" Ultrawide    Samsung 28" 4k

 

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