1 month ago
Build will be used for gaming, streaming and video editing.
Motherboard Watched everything Buildzoid has to offer, as well as several others, and some comments from his latest video basically saying “if your not running at least a 3900, u shouldnt be looking at an X570 board” kind of helped make the choice. Im hoping to avoid any bios flashback or compatibility issues, but It appears the consensus is the X570s aren’t worth the money. Although there is a pretty good BF deal on the Gigabyte Elite, even tho it doesn’t have WiFi or any sort of troubleshooting features. I’ll be hardwired for the time being anyway and think the Crosshair VII is a better board.
CPU Went with the 3700X, but BF will have the 3800X for almost the same price. So should I get the 3800X if it’s only a $20-$30 difference?
Cooler I know the cpu comes with the Wraith, but I’ve heard mixed reviews. I don’t want to have to take disassemble, clean up and thermal paste another cooler. I’m using the Noctura on my Intel build from last year and it’s awesome (except for the god awful color), but now they have the Chromax black. I know I could save $100 by at least trying the Wraith. So any opinions about that would be appreciated.
Memory Checked against the QVL. I’ve been on the fence about speed and amount. Should I consider 2x16, due to the editing and streaming, or is 2x8 good? Several sales on the lower speeds, but wouldn’t want to go below 3200.
Should I consider additional storage, a sata III or another M.2? Never used or installed anything above sata III.
Power is Newegg BF sale
Case is a Newegg BF Sale.
Monitor is not the exact one, but close enough. It will be a Costco BF sale 1080 144mhz with G-Synch for $179, which is dirt cheap for a G-Synch monitor. I’m using an MSI Freesynch monitor on my Intel build (yes I know that’s incorrect, but it was a BF deal last year and I’ll swap them around).
Community was a big help last year, all comments appreciated 👍