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Racer2k5x

14 months ago

Price range is $1500 USD +-$150 preferred color scheme is white black and blue. Mainly a gaming pc PlanetSide2 and Fortnite are my 2 most played games. Would like to be able to overclock. I need the full tower and a monitor keyboard and mouse for $1500. I will be purchasing mid to late September.

Either a full setup or a laptop. which ever is better performance per dollar.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600 3.1GHz 6-Core Processor $209.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $24.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - B360-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.89 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.39 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool - DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $13.99 @ OutletPC
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $237.96 @ B&H
Keyboard Redragon - K552-R KUMARA Wired Gaming Keyboard $31.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.98 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $38.23 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1505.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-26 01:19 EDT-0400
  • 14 months ago
  • 0 points

The motherboard is brown, the case has bad airflow, the OP requested to be able to overclock, and why a Freesync Monitor with a Geforce GTX card?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a couple of compromises which are more than tolerable for the aesthetics and cooler on average components. Fortnite is better optimised for Nvidia cards, e.g. a GTX 1070 outperforms a rx Vega 64. The monitor is excellent at the budget and freesync is as I am sure you know is optional and the higher hz will still operate with Nvidia cards. This rig will excell with fortnite and out perform a r5 2600x at 1080p 144hz.

www.techspot.com/amp/article/1557-fortnite-benchmarks/

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Fortnite is better optimised for Nvidia cards, e.g. a GTX 1070 outperforms a rx Vega 64 http://www.techspot.com/amp/article/1557-fortnite-benchmarks/

Those benchmarks you linked are from January, and AMD has since then released optimized drivers for Fortnite since then. That was one release, but there could have been even more after that. And the GTX 1070 will most likely thermal throttle in that case, resulting in a loss of performance.

The monitor is excellent at the budget and freesync is as I am sure you know is optional and the higher hz will still operate with Nvidia cards.

I agree it is an excellent Monitor at the budget, but once you take Freesync compatibility out of the question it just becomes a non-sync 144Hz Monitor. Why not just recommend a Non-Sync one to begin with?

This rig will excell with fortnite and out perform a r5 2600x at 1080p 144hz.

The single-core speed is only about a 5% difference, but once you overclock the 2600X, the difference is negligible. Plus, with the additional six threads many games do seem to benefit from the combined multi-threading.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree on the i5 or r5 route being a close call especially using decent 3000mhz + ram with Ryzen, they come out equivalently priced anyhow. Though op would be better not to manually overclock the r5 2600x and just let the AMD turbo xfr tech to do its thing. Users typically get stabler high clocks this way rather than manual overclocking. I would however say op stick to gaming system rule of thumb, decent processor with best gpu they can afford especially if wanting to maintain high quality settings at high fps. So I would err on a GTX 1070 over an rx 580 since budget allows without significant compromise elsewhere. Regarding the monitor I chose this over the two~ $20 cheaper 144hz monitors due to its better reviews and more recent model, freesync is a freebie if AMD gets its act together in future with a good value 1080p 144hz card to maximise freesync range without graphical compromise.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 0 points

This has a RX 580 8GB plus a 144Hz Freesync Monitor Combo for a really smooth stutter free gaming experience. What a Freesync Monitor does is reduce tearing and stuttering with a Radeon video card. Having 8GB of VRAM helps with those VRAM intensive titles and if you like to turn up AA in games.

Overclockable and Black, Blue and White colors as requested.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $224.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $99.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.09 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $239.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H400 (Black/Blue) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor MSI - Optix G27C2 27.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $258.90 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Redragon - K551-RGB VARA Wired Standard Keyboard $44.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1496.65
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1476.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-26 01:33 EDT-0400
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's an alternative option with a GTX 1070 and a 27" 1ms 1440p Monitor with less storage to get the price down. You lose Freesync completely, but gain a higher resolution, giving you better "visual quality" over mere FPS. You can get an extra $20 off with promo code EMCPXRS43 from Newegg for the Monitor, making it $179.99. It ends on 8/29.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $224.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.99 @ Amazon
Storage Mushkin - Source 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.39 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H400 (Black/Blue) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Acer - K272HUL Ebmidpx 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon - K551-RGB VARA Wired Standard Keyboard $44.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1499.14
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1479.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-26 14:52 EDT-0400
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

this will probably be what i will go with. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cyP9w6 geuss i should of said but ive got a win 10 key allready

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, but I don't necessarily recommend an AIO cooler. The Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B can perform just about as good as a 240mm AIO while being cheaper and safer (no risk of pump failure or leaks). Or if you want a RGB cooler, there's also the MA410P cooler. With that money saved, you can get some nice PWM RGB case fans.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $224.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $128.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.39 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - K272HUL Ebmidpx 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon - K551-RGB VARA Wired Standard Keyboard $44.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1518.05
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1488.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-26 22:54 EDT-0400
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

why not an aio?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

why not an aio?

In my opinion, Ryzen simply does not get hot enough to warrant a liquid cooling solution. The main reason is because the Ryzen CPU's have soldered integrated heatspreaders. Even the Ryzen 7's don't get extremely hot.

Plus, you don't have to worry about a potential pump failure, corrosion, or leaks if you use an air cooler.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen cpus are built using a low power node which has led to these chips being more likely to hit a voltage wall, voltage needing to increase exponentially to achieve a higher clock speeds beyond ~ 4.3 ghz depending on silicon lottery. This in turn generates significant instability and a similar exponential heat increase. A good hsf tower cooler will take xfr turbo tech to limit of silicon then you next option is liquid N2. Therefore aio coolers are an expensive and potentially shorter life product.

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