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[~$1000] Programming-graphic PC

Coursair

2 months ago

Hi, I am aiming for assembling PC that I will use mainly for programming (for a job), and for 3D modelling (hobby, so not as often). Also, for increasing work comfort I am going to get it up to 3 monitors (FHD). Occasionally I would like to play some games (Cyberpunk when it will come out, BF 4, newest COD, maybe Death Stranding, etc.). As long as I remember I was on the blue/green side, always aiming at Intel and NVidia solutions, but recently I heard that AMD processors caught up with Intel chips, so I thought I'll give it a try. After some talk with colleagues we concluded that AMD chips are indeed comparable to Intel's, but their graphic cards still need some work, so I was going to build AMD CPU/ NVidia GPU set, but after I decided on Ryzen 3600, there are RX5700 recommended all around, and I am confused. Which will be better? I am placing links to builds below and I'd like to ask you guys to review it, because I'm not sure if I did good in both cases.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler EVGA CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Patriot Viper 4 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage HP S700 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $101.97 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1005.93
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $995.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-19 07:40 EST-0500

And for NVidia: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler EVGA CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Patriot Viper 4 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage HP S700 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $101.97 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $528.63 @ Amazon
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1174.57
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1164.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-19 07:40 EST-0500

I am also concerned, if I really need such monster for programming, but in the other hand I don't want to have to replace it in couple years because it will be obsolete...

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The 5700 series cards are still having some driver issues so I would pass on that, buy the memory in a 2 stick set not 4 sticks.

The B450 MAX motherboard already has the right BIOS for that processor, and their no need for water cooling.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $517.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1177.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-19 07:57 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks @Zerk2012 Isn't RTX a little too pricey for the power it has? Wouldn't it be better to buy 1070-Ti?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

best choice would be a 2060S for around $420-$440.

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