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My first PC build, ever.

dr_rhino55
  • 1 month ago

Hello. I'm new to PC building, and the last computer I purchased was a pre-assembled Republic of Gamers laptop in 2016. It still performs okay, but in order to get a reasonable performance on games like Destiny 2, I have to lower the in game resolution to 720p (it's a 1080p monitor). It's got technology from 2014 (ex. GTX 970) and I've been seriously considering an upgrade. However, since I've decided to throw myself back into the world of computers, I need a good point of comparison to inform my later builds.

This is my first build, and I need to know what it's capabilities are.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mKNn9G

I do not intend to build this at all, but I need to know what I can cut down on to make a computer that can reasonably run most games on high settings.

TL;DR Is this build overkill for running games like Destiny 2 on high settings and 1080p resolutions?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That will more than do it. I am play my 1080p games on Ultra with a GTX 1660 Super. I am not sure about the Samsung 970 Evo, there are cheaper options. Since you have the X570 MB you could also spend more and get a PCIe 4.0 NVME like the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive. It will be much faster.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PMbCmG/sabrent-rocket-40-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-sb-rocket-nvme4-500

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

$70 for a case from 2012 doesn't seem like a good deal.

Also found a better GPU, among other things

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $204.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $144.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $112.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec NeoECO Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-bit $139.00 @ B&H
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.49 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard EagleTec KG010-RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1467.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 18:26 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The build is not overkill, but you put some money into places it could be used better elsewhere. For instance, the x570 board and the 3600 X version is an unnecessary combination. I'd rather bump down to a 3600, a b450 board, and put that money into a better GPU. The 970 EVO is way overpriced, for the difference of about $30, you can get a 1TB NVME drive as well. I also changed the case to acommodate better airflow & having a side window, as well as bumping you up to a 5700xt

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $77.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $112.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC III Ultra Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ ModMyMods
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.85 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Software McAfee Antivirus 2019 (1 Year Subscription) Software $9.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K68 Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1580.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 17:43 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why suggest that monster cooler, when the 3600 would be perfectly OK with something much cheaper? (the chips don't need much, and they're optimised from the box for the most performance)

Also, X570 might be better, as it'll have guaranteed support and better features, especially when 3rd gen AM4 chips become much cheaper

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 Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $144.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $112.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC III Ultra Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec NeoECO Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $94.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-bit $139.00 @ B&H
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.49 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard EagleTec KG010-RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1471.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 17:49 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I actually was trying to re-add his original cooler even though I believe in the stock coolers.

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