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How can I make this better? $1200

RexMan04
  • 2 months ago

Hard limit at $1201, can't be anything over. Is it possible to make this build better? It needs 32GB ram.

PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vWmC4n)

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.98 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $108.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $489.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $86.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1200.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 09:20 EST-0500

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've heard the Asus TUF X570s are so/so (maybe someone else can confirm/chime in on that), but otherwise it looks great!

I'd add though, if you don't absolutely need the fastest possible storage, NVMe on PCIe 3.0 is plenty fast enough & a good B450 Max/F series board will run Ryzen 3000 series out of the box. It'd save you like $100ish.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

All MSI "Max" boards will run Ryzen 3000 out of the box, but on Asrock side, only the B450M/AC supports it out of the box, the Pro4-F requires BIOS updating

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My B450M Pro4-F shipped with BIOS 1.40 & the Asrock support page shows 3000 series as being supported by that BIOS rev.

https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M%20Pro4-F/index.asp#CPU

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy it from, exactly?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Straight from Amazon

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Oh neat, I'll keep that in mind then! The Asrock B450M/AC is regularly cheaper than the Pro4-F though, so I'll still be using that as my go-to board unless if the Pro4-F drops in price!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.99 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $108.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $89.11 @ Amazon
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $86.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1152.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 11:14 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Slightly overbudget :) Sorry about that :))

IF 32GB is really and truly required, I imagine you need it for video editing or 3D rendering or something. In which case you need a CPU that is often(though probably not always)better than 3600.Also that HP Nvme is as far as I am aware much faster at things for the time being completely irrelevant to gamers, such as transfering masive datafiles.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $164.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.98 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $108.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX950 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $473.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $86.99 @ Walmart
Case Fan ARCTIC F12 PWM PST - Value Pack 53 CFM 120 mm Fans $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1221.38
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1201.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 21:23 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You are fine, the reason why I said hard budget is because my company will pay for anything up to $1201. I just didn't want to spend much of my own money for something like this.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well you just need to add 38 cents from your own pocket. That said more storage would be recommended.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This RAM: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MDYLrH/crucial-ballistix-sport-lt-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3200-memory-bls2k16g4d32aese

What is the purpose of you needing this PC? Because some other combinations might be better suited for whatever you need.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Photo and video editing (projects often push 25 gig). Also will do some rendering. The GPU is because it will also be used for some VR presentations.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

You can't be serious about RAM? Surely you are just trolling a bit?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $107.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $74.97 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Phanteks AMP 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1116.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 22:12 EST-0500

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