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dr_rhino55
  • 3 months ago

I was able to save some money by downgrading the monitor from a 144 Hz 1440p to a 1080p 75 Hz monitor. Should I change out the graphics card? I want to be able to run most games on high-ultra settings at just 1080p, so I hope to save some money by choosing a lower graphics card if it doesn't affect framerates at high-ultra settings.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NDpFmg

Sorry if I'm a little confusing. I'm really bad at explaining things

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

How much do you prefer spending on the build + display?

For a little less @ $1189 (around $60 saving):

  • You can keep the RTX 2060

  • revert back to a 144hz higher refresh rate gaming panel

  • marginally faster RAM sticks

  • and throw in an aftermarket cooler which is essential to get the best out of the 3600 CPU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE 56.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card $303.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.34 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $6.49 @ Target
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1189.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 12:17 EST-0500

If you want to trim the cost further, let us know your preferred budget ceiling so we can work accordingly. Further cuts will have some minor compromises but not short of a capable and solid gaming build. For example, a Ryzen 2600X + GTX 1660 SUPER does the job nicely too.

so I hope to save some money by choosing a lower graphics card if it doesn't affect framerates at high-ultra settings.

For this fps@ultra requirement you'll want to stick with the 3600 + RTX 2060 combo and trim the build elsewhere. I would also look to keep the 144hz panel in check. Lesser demanding games and a number of a AAA's will easily shift past 75fps hence a 75hz panel will be limiting.

Also note, I have selected Windows "home" for the operating system. If specific 'pro' features are necessary for your build requirement, let me know.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great. Exactly what I was looking for.

Also, I chose the Windows 10 Pro because I didn't really know much about it and I thought that it had more things (which it does, but it doesn't really affect what I want to do).

Thanks for the tips.

One more thing: Do I need to worry about the BIOS compatibility warning? I don't really know much about motherboards, so I just want to be sure that it won't be a problem.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Not with the mobo chosen, the BIOS is already updated.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright then, that's good.

Thanks

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