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First build, $2k, be brutal

KiwiSavagely
  • 1 month ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NG4hK4

I intend to buy more than I need so I can go a few years without replacing out-of-date components. Any comments or criticisms are appreciated. The only thing I know is I know nothing.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $324.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $164.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $483.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM V2 (2017) 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $93.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1807.81
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1787.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 10:51 EST-0500

Put in a cheaper (and better) motherboard, a cheaper nvme. I also put in a way better kit of ram. I also put in a cheaper gpu, psu, and case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your suggestions! Can I ask what about this motherboard is better? Nothing jumps out at me comparing the two side by side (due to my inexperience). Also, is there any particular reason you went for a cheaper GPU and PSU? Just trying to educate myself.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask what about this motherboard is better?

The vrms are a bit better, at least i've heard.

Also, is there any particular reason you went for a cheaper GPU and PSU?

I went with a cheaper gpu because it's still the same chip (2070 super) and about same cooling, i usually try to use the cheaper if it seems the same. Also, the cheaper psu is kinda better, also it saves money, which you can use on other parts of the build.

i'm not exactly an expert, but i think i know a bit

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the cheaper psu is kinda better

How is the CXm better than the GQ?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would actually get the CX or the Phanteks AMP, it's based on the good (2019) Seasonic Focus.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No worries, you definitely know more than me. Saving money is never a bad thing.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $324.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $699.99 @ Best Buy
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Case Fan upHere B12CM4-3 50.9 CFM 120 mm Fans $15.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1925.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 09:07 EST-0500
  • Your RAM is too slow for ryzen , got you some 3200 ones
  • DONT buy REFURBISHED DRIVES, got you a 2TB hdd
  • The intel ssd is slow , got you a WD Black one
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thank you! I notice you switched the CPU cooler out for a different case and case fan, can I ask why? The case was something I felt really unsure about, just trying to learn all I can.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point
  • Case Fan makes stuff cool , and stuff is "cooler" too
  • The stock cooler will be more than enough for R7 3700X , no need to bother spending extra money on cooler , it wont give you much performance increase
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/b4Xc4n Do you need 2 monitors and what is your use for the pc?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions! I'd prefer two monitors over one big one because I'll be using this PC for work as well as gaming. I don't play competitive online games or stream to Twitch, which (as I understand it) is part of what makes this build overkill, but I do want to be able to play (for example) Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2099 with high or maxed graphics, use emulators without any problems, stuff like that.

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