- 12 months ago
So, I've been studying desktops for a few months now, since I've been part of the laptop community for years. I now want to get a good gaming pc, to handle most games easily while still trying to stay at a budget. My budget is 1500€ (I can go higher up to 1550, but I'd prefer to stay under 1500), but I'd like to save money wherever I could. Prices are the current prices in my country (Portugal)
This is the build (MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z doesn't appear in pcpartpicker, so I chose a RTX 2070 instead, but I will get a 2060)
|CPU||AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor||€328.90|
|Motherboard||MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard||€94.90|
|Memory||G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory||€130.90|
|Storage||Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||€80.00|
|Video Card||MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card||€434.90|
|Case||NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case||€79.90|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||€64.90|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter||€13.90|
|Monitor||AOC - G2590PX 24.5" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor||€249.90|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-03 13:16 EST-0500|
Some of the parts are already locked in: The CPU, GPU, case and monitor. I'm willing to take any advice regarding the other components.
I also have a few questions regarding some of the parts:
Is the PSU enough for this build? I can get a Cooler Master 550W MasterWatt 80 Plus Gold Full Modular for 80€ or a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W Full Modular for 85€. Is the price difference worth it?
Is the motherboard adequate? I see some people recommending the tomahawk version, but I couldn't justify the 20€ price difference.
Do you recommend another SSD? Many of them are out of stock in my country, and getting this one for 80€ was the best deal I could find at a 500gb ssd.
Also, since I've never built a desktop (even though I consider myself tech savvy and with enough youtube knowledge to find how to do so) would this build be easy to get together? My biggest fear is bios uncompatibilitys and having to update it somehow, since I have no idea how to do that. Would it be as simples as build it > boot > install OS? Or would it be more complicated than that?
Thank you for your help, really excited to be able to start buying this machine once I clarify all my doubts.