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My very first gaming rig for 2020...

Relic480
  • 2 months ago

Making the jump from console to pc gaming and wanted to get some opinions. I’ve made a list of the parts I feel will allow me to play AAA titles with ray tracing. The case I chose I’m so so with so I may choose an NZXT as I like the aesthetics. How does my list look?

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bkn44n

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($276.74 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy) Case: Antec NX600 ATX Mid Tower Case ($81.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Best Buy) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H) Case Fan: Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans ($39.64 @ Amazon) Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($184.99 @ Amazon) Keyboard: Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.88 @ Amazon) Total: $2051.16 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 20:16 EST-0500

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Perfect. Unless you intend to stream as well or do some heavy video editing and/or 3D rendering in which case Ryzen 7 2700X.

860 EVOs are likely best in the world when it comes to 2.5" SATAs. However they are extremely expensive. Well 500GB is fairly priced. Maybe even 1TB. But 2TB? No way. This is 1 of the best if not best: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nF8j4D/crucial-mx500-2tb-25-solid-state-drive-ct2000mx500ssd1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

And lowest price ever by the looks of it as well!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Thanks. I’ll add it to my list.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Great, now throw out that likely very decent 1080p monitor and get this instead: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6C6qqs/aoc-cq27g1-27000-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-cq27g1

4.5* on Amazon after over 1300 votes.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol for sure. I’ll swap it for this one.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8MrmP6/lg-27gk750f-b-270-1920x1080-240hz-monitor-27gk750f-b Perhaps there are some reviews on Youtube on something. 1080p likely isn't most wonderful resolution for 27",but oh well whatever.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a review for the monitor Gamesquire recommended for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qENZbj4Qnsc

Here is another one for the monitor I have. I've been pretty happy with it so far. 32" 1440p Freesync 165 refresh. It's a VA panel, so it has a 5 ms response rate, but I haven't had any problems with it so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naIeGg66Vcg&t=603s

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of games do you prefer to play? You choose a strong graphics card, so you can probably increase to a 1440p display. If you mostly play fast moving shooters then the 1080p is better for frames, but the details from ray tracing will probably be lost in the movement and hit your frames per second pretty hard. You can always dial back the resolution for shooters and increase it for slower titles like RPGs or non competitive shooters like Metro.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I mainly play RPGs and heavy into Elder Scrolls Online. Which I play on Xbox. Shooters I play occasionally

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case I would recommend going with a 1440p monitor. If your getting a powerful graphics card you should pair it with a monitor that can use the processing power. Nvidia just unlocked Freesync compatibility with their cards, so G Sync vs Freesync doesn't matter. Also which ever kind of monitor you pick get a display port cable or HDMI 2 to make sure you can use the high refresh rate.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh perfect. Sounds good. Yea this is my first build ever. Watched a few youtubers build one and I got pretty stoked to jump on board. Am I good with memory or should I throw out the hard drive and just get a ssd?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You would probably be fine dropping the HDD. A 2 TB SSD is pretty big (although games can fill it up quickly). The SSD will give you faster load times, but won't change in game performance. You might want to look at Crucial as a brand. They are usually a couple ($5-20) dollars cheaper than Samsung and have very similar performance. If you want the extra storage then keep the HDD, because the prices for SSDs when you jump up to 4 TB get ugly.

Another thing that might be worth looking at is your power supply. You said you were looking at different cases, if the one you finally settle on has a power supply shroud it might be worth looking at a semi modular model. They are usually a little less expensive. The attached cables are usually sleeved black 24 pin and 8 pin CPU. Since you are going to use them anyway there is not much need to have them removable. The fully modular is useful if you are adding custom cables, also sometimes sales and rebates can have the fully modular near the same price, so watch for that.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your help

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $81.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX950 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $242.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance 3 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $82.70 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-bit $139.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor AOC CQ27G1 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $249.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard EagleTec KG010-RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $33.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1876.59
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-23 05:19 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

May I recommend changing the power supply, you could save a little money by getting something a little closer to your wattage need

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i was thinking the same.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.97 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $623.99 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Best Buy
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 MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $184.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.88 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1724.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-23 05:12 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This will go ka-boom in a day.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I don’t think it will, but the K1 won’t really last the while, if it’s being pushed like that.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

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