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First build, first time with Computers.

Ianedwards95
  • 3 months ago

I need some feedback on this current build. I am building this computer for Gaming/work, I do a lot of typing over the internet. I also have a few questions needing answered. 1- I have 1 M.2 NVME device looking to buy another, is there a reason I should have an internal hard drive such as seagate 2t?

2- Does the Motherboard already have windows 10 installed or do I need to buy that as well? The product info stated "OS windows 10" so I am unsure.

3- Do I need an i7-9700k or can I step down to the i5-9600k?

Beyond the questions I would appreciate some feedback on the build. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QXNn9G

Also I already plan to replace the fans and install a few more - 3 in front, 2 up top, 1 back.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $74.97 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $729.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Phanteks AMP 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $105.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1567.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 15:51 EST-0500

Work? Then Ryzen will fly better in that area.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your input!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Try this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $112.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $503.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $103.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1442.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 16:25 EST-0500
  • I don't know what "gaming" entails for you, but more and more modern AAA games use 12+ threads, so by default I wouldn't get an 8 core, 8 thread CPU. Ryzen is just much better in value.

  • If you intend to use two NVMe drives at full speed, the X570 is a must, not that I would recommend something else for a 3700X anyway, but X470, B450, X370, B350, etc, none of them support two NVMe drives at full speed. X570 is the only AMD platform that does this. Do you need a HDD? That's a question for yourself, do you need more capacity just for storage?

  • You need to buy Windows yourself.

  • Your fan plan is excessive, there's no need.

  • Cheaper RAM, same performance.

  • Cheaper SSD, double capacity. Samsung SSDs are just way too expensive for what they are these days and daily use differences are unnoticeable.

  • Better and cheaper PSU and I went for 650W because it's more befitting. RM units are fine, but the TXM units are better in quality. You don't need 750W for this, 650W is more than enough. I would actually recommend 550W, but everyone seems to have a phobia of "lacking power" these days. If you insist on 750W, it's a few more dollars for the 750W TXM.

  • Just my opinion.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your input!

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