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4K ready build...I Hope!

Maent

7 days ago

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NVDkkd

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£189.99 @ Aria PC)

Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£209.40 @

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£116.59 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.97 @ CCL Computers)

Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.58 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£518.99 @ Amazon UK)

Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (£102.27 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£53.09 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £1323.88

Hello everyone! I have a 4K freesync monitor I have been using for an XBOX ONE X and have decided to put it to better use. I have the above build in mind but would love to hear your thoughts on it. I don't mind having to drop the settings a little (especially AA at 4K) to get the games to run smoother.

The monitor I'm using is the BenQ EW3270U. Does anyone know if I'll be able to use Freesync easily on it with an NVIDIA card?

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  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

I would want a 2080 super in there for 4k. Yes, you can do it on a 2070, but you will already be dropping detail levels to get a smooth 60 in the most recent games, and your going to have to continue to drop detail levels every year after.

That said, I would probably drop the 1tb HDD unless you need the storage, and cant afford to upgrade to a 2tb 660p.

I would suggest upgrading to https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/whMTwP/asus-tuf-gaming-x570-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-tuf-gaming-x570-plus for its better VRMs.

Case is overpriced for the budget, plenty of good options in the 50-80$ price range.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you can do it on a 2070, but...

It's the 2070 Super. ;)

I would suggest upgrading to https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/whMTwP/asus-tuf-gaming-x570-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-tuf-gaming-x570-plus for its better VRMs.

+1 That's true. It's the best sub par $200 board (at least in the US) for that money, period. / https://imgur.com/0C1dl7q

Case is overpriced for the budget, plenty of good options in the 50-80$ price range.

AGREED!

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! As mentioned the 2070 Super seems to get pretty close to the 2080 and is a lot cheaper. But I completely agree with all your other points!

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Really depends on the games you are playing. If you are playing the most modern tripple A games, you will have to turn the settings down right out of the gate on a 2070 super (did not mistype this time), and it will only get worse as time progresses, so I strongly recommend a 2080 super. If your like me and play mostly indi and older games, a 2070 super will be plenty. I have a 1080 (15% slower) and there are games where I have to go to 1440p to play. However, I dont oft play these so I haven't needed to upgrade yet (which is good as the current GPU market sucks).

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

I am hardly an expert in this area but, being in the middle of researching x570 boards myself, thought this might be of interest to you, as relates to your choice of board.

Skip to 16:58 for a verbal summary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7PkZwY9PWM

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

The monitor I'm using is the BenQ EW3270U. Does anyone know if I'll be able to use Freesync easily on it with an NVIDIA card?

Yes this Monitor will work with a Nvidia GPU (GTX 10-series and RTX 20-series graphics) according to Eurogamer.

This 32-inch 4K display by BenQ makes an excellent gaming monitor. It has a decent VRR window of 40 to 60Hz, exhibits no VRR issues with GeForce graphics cards and has low input lag for a 4K panel at just 9ms. The monitor also comes with HDR10 support, thanks to a high-quality VA panel that provides excellent contrast, good colours and decent viewing angles.

You can enable it that way...

https://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2019/01/gsync-compatible-setup-nvidia-control-panel-100785350-orig.jpg

As for the build i would make it that way...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £189.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £231.48 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory £116.59 @ Amazon UK
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £97.97 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.58 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £518.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case £64.98 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £79.00 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1334.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-14 20:08 BST+0100

Note: Other PSU units to consider.../ https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/dDH48d,bkp323/


Note 2: A RTX 2080 would be less than 10% faster than a RTX 2070 Super at 4K. So not worth the extra money really. / https://tpucdn.com/review/nvida-geforce-rtx-2070-super/images/relative-performance_3840-2160.png / All games are tested on the highest quality settings. - https://www.techpowerup.com/review/nvida-geforce-rtx-2070-super/6.html

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! This is exactly what I was hoping for :)

Would you mind telling me what bonuses I'd get by upgrading the motherboard?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

The bonuses for getting a ASUS X570 board (this particular one), are less thermals on the VRMs and especially if you have in mind to upgrade to an 12 or even 16 core Ryzen 3000 processor down the road.

Otherwise, for an stock running 3600/3700X/3800X the MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI should be fine.

However for £22 more, you get the better board. Of course that's up to you. :)

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