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Guide

Excellent AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

At this budget, we're using the new AMD Ryzen 5 3600. Since it is overclockable the Noctua NH-U12S has been added to the list. A cooler of this stature will allow a high overclock without overheating or becoming noisy.

Note: If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Excellent Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for ATX X570 chipsets and up to 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build, and it will automatically update with the best priced option as prices change.

The X570 chipset was selected rather than the B450 chipset in order to bypass any BIOS update issues that would occur when combining a new Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2) CPU with a B450 chipset. However, you are welcome to explore those options as well, but be forewarned that because it uses an older chipset, this motherboard may require a BIOS update before it will be compatible with the CPU. The manufacturer may have already updated the B450 BIOS before sending it to retailers, but if not, many motherboards cannot be updated without using an older CPU to do so.

If the motherboard is not updated, the PC is unlikely to boot at all with the new CPU. In this case, you would need to temporarily use an older CPU to update the motherboard BIOS before using a new CPU with it. The CPUs that could do this update would be the Ryzen 1000 CPUs, Ryzen 2000 APUs, and Ryzen 2000 CPUs.

If you stick with the X570 chipset on original part list provided, you will not have to deal with this process.

Memory

For our memory, the parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-3200 and faster speeds, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space. We have also added a parametric filter for a 2TB mechanical drive for mass storage, such as extra games and videos. Everyone's storage requirements differ, so feel free to add or remove capacity as needed.

GPU

For our GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is one of the best price for performance cards on the market. The RTX 2070 SUPER will provide a consistent 60fps on many demanding games like PUBG) at Ultra at 1080p, and even 1440p for some games like Apex Legends. It'll also handle Fortnite with zero issues. For those interested in VR, this card will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

For streaming, the newly-updated NVENC encoding will offload the task to the GPU with a minimal performance hit using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while providing image quality similar to or better than x264 Fast quality.

Case

All of our components are housed in the Cooler Master MasterBox NR600. This case features a clean design and a large side window. It includes two USB3 ports, a mesh front panel for excellent airflow, and a number of cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed semi or fully modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified or above and can provide plenty of power for this build.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Excellent Gaming Guide..

Compatibility: See notes below.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
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€213.46
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CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler
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€59.99
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€9.95
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€69.94
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Motherboard Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Form Factor: ATX; Chipset: AMD X570; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

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€194.46
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€194.46
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Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3333, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600; Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB; Heat Spreader: Yes

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€79.12
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€79.12
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Storage Intenso Top Performance 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 12000 GB; Type: SSD

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€74.99
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€74.99
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Storage Toshiba P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 10000 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Form Factor: 3.5"; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

Base
€65.33
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€65.33
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Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

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€649.00
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€3.95
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€652.95
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Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
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No Prices Available
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Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

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Base Total: €1336.35
Shipping: €13.90
Total: €1350.25

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Compatibility Notes

  • Note:The Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler may require a separately available mounting adapter to fit the Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard.
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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Looking to start saving for this build however the Note concerns me. Can anyone confirm/deny if the adapter is necessary?

  • 4 months ago
  • 8 points

Based off of noctua's website, it will include an AM4 mount now if you buy new. If you buy a used one off of ebay for example, it may be the case where it does not include it. If it does not come with an AM4 mount, you can purchase a free upgrade kit on noctua's website (https://noctua.at/en/nm-am4-mounting-kit) then going to the form.

See: https://noctua.at/en/noctua-cpu-coolers-now-include-am4-mounting-at-no-extra-cost

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points
  • Notcua is overrated in quality. Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B, Windale 6, Many of the Thermalright coolers (not Thermaltake), few others that're out there
  • RAM isnt 3600MT/s despite budget? It's only a bit more
  • SSD has no DRAM due to the parametric filter not supporting it. Pick a decent amount of SSDs that're actually good for the filter
  • PSU filter is bad. GQ is pretty meh in quality, G3 has OTP/OPP issues, Focus Plus has bad overload voltage ripple issues, prime ultra being the only decent option there. Though, a stock 3950x and 2080Ti can run off good 550w PSU so 750w is a waste of money. Those parts OCed would be fine on a 650w thus you dont need the 750w.
  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Chill my guy Noctua is the best on the market and a 750w PSU ensures greater longevity (more power-hungry components when upgrades are necessary) this build is perfectly fine. Sure 3600mhz RAM is the sweetspot but whatever 🤷🏼‍♂️ A couple fps at most? Cmon

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Considering 16gb of 3600 ram is 85$ Or less...

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

you can find 16GB ram 3600 for around $70 I'm pretty sure

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 points

Actually, Zalman is the best on the market. Not Noctua. Both are currently overpriced anyways. Look at the CNPS20x. Not to mention, you can just take the picks that I gave and save $15 - $25 on the cooler alone for loosing 3c on a noise normalised perf graph. If you want to look at D15, you save $30 - $40 to only loose 5c on noise normalized perf. So yeah, Noctua is overrated.

Next up, 750w won't last long if the PSU itself sucks. Which as stated in my original comment the given options weren't well decided. Not to mention lifespan not actually being noticeably different with a system that pulls say about 500w max and compare a good 550w to a good 750w. Would it last longer? Probably. Would it be noticable? No. If you try to focus just on wattage rather then quality then it's quite easy to get a 750w PSU that last shorter then a 550w. So no, I wouldn't recommend buying a 750w one when you either try to push wattage for same quality as a good 550w and just needlessly push costs up or push wattage for worse quality to get same price and make it worse for yourself. Which the latter is what literally what happened here. Higher wattage for worse quality.

Also, 3600MT/s RAM gives a few more FPS on averages yes. However in certain games gives quite a bit more in lows. So yeah, I'd recommend it at this price point.

This is a build guide to help those who need it. It's publicly posted on here. It deserves proper criticism if it needs it. Which it does because it was just someone who picked parts without any actual true research done on them.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

the Scythe Fuma 2 is also a good cooler and it only 60 bucks hardware canucks did a review and they said it one of the best value cpu coolers out their.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I need help to see if my pc build is good. It’s my first build and I want to buy it. If theirs any improvements or anyways of reducing the cost without impacting the gameplay too much let me know. I’m trying to play games at 240 fps. The link is : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/N8JcrV

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Try this. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $158.44 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ Adorama
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card $229.99 @ Best Buy
Case Aerocool Cylon ATX Mid Tower Case $46.43 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $53.96 @ Newegg
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 PWM PST CO 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $11.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 PWM PST CO 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $11.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $794.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 05:40 EDT-0400
  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

It wont be a good 240fps experience unless you play at really low settings/res. Not to mention that you have a 144Hz display which going past that in fps you wont really notice much of a difference. Also I can assume that prices have changed recently due to a lot of the prices being all over the place or being non existent so it'd be a good idea to state the desired budget so I can put together a build for ye. But for 144fps you'd ideally want to get a 1660S or better rather then a 580.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Srsly , you can get much better stuff with this money........

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $324.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $409.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan upHere B12CM4-3 50.9 CFM 120 mm Fans $15.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1232.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 04:38 EST-0500
  • The cooler is just unnecessary , even for the 3700X , you can easily OC with stock cooler
  • A RTX 2070S is just a RX 5700XT overclocked , but a R7 3700X is not a R5 3600 overclocked
  • $1230 without a NVME SSD? No thanks
  • Saving up money, so i get a B450 , not much difference from a X570 for R7 EXCEPT Pcie 4.0 (Srsly the stuff in the original build isn't using pcie 4.0 , flash the bios with a usb is simple)
  • 750W PSU is just overkill
  • If you want it $1220 , remove the case fans
  • Just my opinions
  • 4 months ago
  • 15 points

Your part list decreased both performance and compatibility. The motherboard is not guaranteed to be compatible which is why we have specifically gone with X570 for first time builders. The CPU performance increased but for games it will not change your FPS and using the stock cooler will be inferior to the noctua on the 3600. You are also spending almost twice as much on an SSD that will have zero practical performance difference in a gaming/streaming build.

You are free to criticize but please keep it polite and constructive.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi manirelli I am trying to help my son build a gaming pc is this a good pc or an Intel I have looked at both don’t know which is better. He up for spending up to £1200 on the PC obviously doesn’t want to go overboard but wants a good working PC I see some got to £3000 maybe more. I think this one of the Intel would be fine for him what do you think. Forgive my ignorance on this matter

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you, I'd go for Ryzen 5 3600 B450 Tomohawk MAX (no problems with bios) 2x8GB 3200 mhz ram, most will do fine some cheap cooler (Cooler Master hyper 212 for example) Crucial MX500 2TB Some cheap case Some 550-650W PSU

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

IMO, the DeepCool Gammaxx 400 or just the regular stock cooler would be better choices that the 212

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Except if you do the research the 212 has been proven to outperform the stock stealth and spire coolers that come on the 3600 and 3600x, in multiple real world test by many different builders who tested stock, and then tested with 212 without changing anything else. I've not seen a single actual real world benchmarking test that DIDNT show it outperform in fact, so if you know of any please link them!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there Chris if you would like I could take a look at the other build you were looking at and tell you which one is better!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Chris I saw which build you were talking about and I just went ahead and made a build for your son and it should save him a little bit of money. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/LiLPrty/saved/#view=pqxYgs

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

List is private... :(

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

It depends, AMD is “allegedly” going to support the am4 platform for at least 2020, so it depends if he’s looking to “future proof” his build

For gaming/editing/recording on the same PC i’d recommend the r5 3600 (15000 kb/s fast) or the r7 3700 (up to 35000 kb/s fast or so)

The r7 3700x has export times similar to the i9 for less money (even in hitfilm, which is mostly 4 core dependant)

But for gaming/streaming at slightly lower bitrates (12000 kb/s or lower on veryfast or fast) i’d say the intel i7 build is better

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  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

Your opinion depending on who is looking regarding the RX 5700 vs 2070S is just straight-up wrong though. They are not equilivant in all things and definitely not just an overclocked version of the other. The cooler sure. NVME is not necessary at all. Almost double the price for extremely minimal benefit. I agree the PSU was overkill. Motherboard change is fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Especially considering all the driver issues with the RX 5700 XT.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points
  • mobo is worse. Worse sound chip, network chip, only one M2 slot, less PCIe ports, no PCIe gen4 for future use, etc. Tomahawk sucks and is overpriced. Get the b450 TUF Pro or Aorous Pro WiFi
  • GPU lacks NVENC, and has driver issues
  • PSU quality isnt that great. Not all about the wattage and rating. Few things to note: voltage ripple/regulation, transient response, protections, capacitor quality, fan quality, noise (from fan or coil whine), operating temperature, hold up time, inrush current, efficiency, and solder quality So all that for a better CPU and a slightly worse GPU? In fact in gaming this perform worse as the CPU barely adds anything while the GPU loses a small bit. However the loses are bigger then the gains. Not to mention streaming would be worse due to lows suffering from CPU encoding and average FPS also going down, esp on GPU heavy games
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What are driver issues? How can you fix them?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Driver issues causing black screens randomly and needing a force restart. Or BSODs. Or stuttering. Or fans not being controlled properly. Few other things I think too. For fixing you kinda need to install random drivers until it hopefully works. Such as installing the older 2019 drivers or the newest 2020 drivers. For the most part that fixes it however issues can still come about afaik

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

How does the tomahawk suck? I mean why would it be recommended by practically every single relevant and trusted tech youtuber on the platform

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 points

At the same price point of the Tomahawk you can:

  • Get dual NVMe M2 slots rather then the single one available on Tomahawk
  • Get more x16 PCIe slots
  • Get a better soundchip
  • Get a better LAN chip
  • Get WiFi

At $20 cheaper then the Tomahawk you can:

  • Get dual NVMe M2 slots rather then the single one available on Tomahawk
  • Get a better soundchip

You lose all this so that you can OC that $500 CPU (3900x) with that $60 CPU cooler and save $25 on the mobo because x570 was too expensive. You can spend $560 on just the CPU (cooler) and but cant spend an extra $25 for the cheapest x570 that murders the b450 Tomahawk? Makes no sense. Not to mention you can run run said $500 CPU, 3900x, stock on just about any b450 board that isnt utter trash which is basically most of them. OC vs stock perf really isnt much. So if you can barely even notice the difference anyways on that OC perf it shouldnt even be used as a point in general. As all it does is make the sacrifices feel even worse as you lose so much for something so minimal.

  • 14 days ago
  • -1 points

Did you listen to anything i said before IT WASN’T MY BUILD ARE YOU TAPPED

  • 14 days ago
  • -2 points

You are sooo sad you spent all that time for something I didn’t read lmao

  • 14 days ago
  • -2 points

I’m sorry but why the essay they’re meant for when we come back to school do you really have that much time on ur hands to do all this

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

Never said it was on your build. Im just giving a simple counter argument as to why the Tomahawk isnt the best board. If you are unwilling to read through and understand the points, gain knowledge, then you really can't say much in saying the Tomahawk is the "best board for the price".

Also, if some bullet points and a paragraph is an "essay" just wait until you write lab or something.

  • 26 days ago
  • -1 points

Don’t agree with this... B450 Tomahawk MAX is easily the best B450... it’s vrm is so solid and a single nvme is still fine... I like the aesthetics and the rear io isn’t terrible either great value for money. When the X570 Tomahawk comes out it will pretty much be the go-to OC board considering it has Thermal Performance close to the 700 dollar ones (the all out Gigabyte ones). And also it has upgraded features like dual m.2 slots, BIOS flashback and USB-C can’t wait for it (Ik I’m off topic). Respect the comment tho

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

So your saying more people are going to get a 3900x and an expensive cooler and OC but cheap out on a mobo because an extra $20 for a good x570 is too much? Because that's all the b450 Tomahawk VRMs gives you over other b450 boards. The ability to OC a 3900x. You want to spend $560 min on CPU and CPU cooler but don't want to waste $20 for x570? Not to mention that you can do that and just run stock, which will be fine for most b450 boards. Meaning that the amount of people that should get the Tomahawk is super, super, small. Now compare that crowd to the amount of people that want any of these: more M2/x16 PCIe/RGB ports, better sound/LAN chip, and having WiFi. Which crowd is bigger here?

Does this kinda give you an idea as to why I don't recommend the b450 Tomahawk now? Tho as for x570 Tomahawk, probably be good. But also a waste of money for most due to being unneedlessly overkill. Most at the $200+ x570 price point who are in there for a proper reason are probably trying to do something like triple M2, dual RJ45 ports, 8 SATA ports, or smth else weird. But I haven't looked into x570 Tomahawk much so idk whether it'll actually be a decent pick other then for bragging rights.

  • 17 days ago
  • -1 points

This was a build my friend did on my account weirdo. Quit wasting ur time

  • 17 days ago
  • -1 points

It is the best board for oc’ers for 200 bucks when it comes out

  • 17 days ago
  • -1 points

My friend didn’t realise that the X570 tomahawk was even a thing

  • 17 days ago
  • -1 points

I mean a B450 Tomahawk (Max) can hold a 12-core chip just fine watch ab every single tech youtuber that have ever existed. Like I said a friend did it. Didn’t even realise I put it on public tbh lmao

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Welp. Couldnt you have at least kept it all in one comment?

Anyways, just because it's a good board for OCing doesnt mean it should be bought. As stated earlier you trade that "OC perf" for lowering the quality of every other thing on the board. VRM marketing has because 80+ Gold/Plat/Tita marketing from PSUs. "Oh it's 80+ Gold so it must be great..." and then ends up having terrible voltage regulation/ripple, transient response, protections, cap quality, etc. That is why the Tomahawk stayed so big. It first got to be popular due to BIOS flashback. Tho now due to BIOS being updated at factory it's very rare to get old stock that doesnt have an updated BIOS when buying any b450 board. So that point has become kinda redundant. I give the Tomahawk a +2 score for VRMs and then -5 score for everything else that the Tomahawk sacrifices at its price point.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I agree that in this price range the 2070 is a HUGE waste of money, and having an 8-core machine for gaming + streaming at the same time is an important hedge against smooth streaming and compatibility with games from the near future, nice build! But your fan is **** and you should get a 14 inch noctua on sale, nothing beats noctua, even waterblocks lay down and bow in subservience to it ...

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

You can’t rlly oc properly on a stock cooler tbh

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Choosing an Radeon over GeForce is a bad bad choice for a streaming build. NVENC is key in a streaming build because it offloads encoding work to a dedicated encoding chip. current gen GeForce NVENC is over 150% faster than AMD VCE and nearly 90% faster than intel quick sync. Also with current driver issues on AMD, a streamer would NOT want to have a game crash mid-stream. GeForce is king for Streaming builds on a budget.

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 points
  • The 2070 Super is definitely a better card than the RX 5700XT - how can it be "just an overclocked 5700XT" when they run on completely different architectures? The 2070 Super benchmarks much higher for lighting effects and significantly higher overall. Also, apparently the 5700XT has driver problems like many other AMD cards.

  • When it comes to the CPU, for gaming you are going to see a minimal improvement in fps with a 3700x over a 3600. For other tasks, obviously the 3700x will be stronger but not by enough to warrant the price for a gaming setup.

  • I agree with you about the motherboard though, the B450 Tomahawk Max is a good choice and comes with the updated BIOS out of the box. I also agree that at this price point you definitely want an NVME M.2 SSD - SATA SSDs are not as strong

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking into building a similar rig to this, with the only differences would be that I would be going with a Ryzen 5 3600x, different amounts of ram and memory, and possibly a RX 5700 XT as a replacement for the 2070s. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a possibly better CPU cooler and I was also wondering if the power supply would be good for what components I'm going with or if I should go with a less powerful one. Thanks all!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree with your AMD 5700XT choice, no need to waste $150 extra on ray tracing which is used by NO games. The Noctua 14inch coolers are the quietest and most powerful ones available. We built 2 machines with them and were never unhappy ($1200-$1300 machines, one using 6500 and one using Ryzen 1700x). Most technical reviews find that Noctuas to perform in the top-3 coolers among ~20 items tested, beating 3/4 of the waterblock coolers! And they are usually #1 in quietness.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Dude would it be a bother if you made me a list of the parts you bought for the pc? I’d say max is 1500 idk who to trust

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Sure

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I recon going with the rtx 2070s is better because it has a better encoder but that really depends if you going to stream which I would

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree people have to realise that the reason (imo) the 2070 Super is better than the 5700xt... ik ab 10 percent performance boost for about 20 - 25 percent increase in price is not good but the thermal performance, acoustics and power consumption are better (especially with the Gigabyte Gaming/Windforce OC for example) as well as the NVENC Encoder, DLSS and RTX which would be great if more games were supported. And don’t forget the drivers. It’s about the featureset not strictly the value. It’s like a good (but slightly pricey) Apple Product.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go for it. Just note that some drivers for Navi GPUs can be spotty and can result in unreliable performance in video cards until the drivers are fixed. 750w PSU should be more than enough. I would keep the CPU cooler or at least go for the chromax.black version if it fits your build better, as noctua coolers can be ugly with their brown color scheme.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello, I am planning on building a new PC, and this build seems the closest to what I envisioned. I always used AMD GPUs, but wanted to go with Nvidia this time, because of more reliable driver software and the possibility of getting an Nvidia Shield (not sure if I'll need it yet). Basically, my PC will be used for in-home streaming - PC in one room, streaming games/movies to an Android box (maybe Xiaomi Mi Box S + Steam Link if it's up to the task, but if there's too much latency or other issues, Shield and Gamestream/Steam Link) in the living room. I have a few questions concerning this build:

  • The price for 2070 Super is 630 USD in my country, which seems a bit much for my occasional gaming habits. Is the regular 2070 (not Super) enough for the aforementioned use case? I'm guessing NVENC is one of the important things concerning streaming, and it seems to be supported on the base model as well.

  • Comparing this with the Intel build, this one has 404W estimated wattage, but the recommended PSU is 750W, while the Intel one has 434W estimate and 550W recommended PSU. Why is that?

  • I am a programmer, but I use company's laptop for work. However, from time to time I will use this machine as well. It isn't a priority, but it's also one of the reasons why I'm still not sure should I go with Intel or AMD. From what I've read, Intel is better at low-core tasks and gaming, while AMD is better in many-core tasks. If I go with Ryzen, I'm guessing I could also use the stock cooler (I would not OC), so that would be around 150 USD cheaper where I live. Is Intel worth that price difference?

  • Anything else I need to keep in mind while building for in-home streaming? Any advices concerning that, or recommendations for the Android box are also welcome. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would go with AMD and change the GPU to a 2060 super. If you want to save more you can change the PSU to a 550W or a 600W power supply instead of the 750W

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it seemed weird they put that much, while for the Intel variation of the same build (that has a higher estimate) they went with 550W. The 2060 Super is only 30 USD less expensive than regular 2070, so I think I'd be able to go with 2070 (unless there's some other reason you mentioned the change to 2060S other than the price)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I came here, looking for a $1050 system for streaming. I would start with this build and convert to an AMD 5700XT, the performance is virtually identical to 1070 / 2070 GPU cards, but no ray tracing (which doesn't work too great on anything less than a 2080). Also, why pay more than $100 for a EVGA Gold power supply, maybe a 650w? The price listed ($132) is wildly overblown.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My issue with AMD is not the performance, but the software, I still think Nvidia has an edge there. There's also Gamestream, since I'll be in-home streaming, because it seems some games perform better on Steam Link while others on Nvidia Gamestream

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

750 W is way too much for this build. Even if you OC, it's not going to need anywhere near 750 W

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

What’s the big difference in AMD / intel builds ? Very new to all this stuff

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty new as well, so I can't tell you very much, but from what I gather, AMD Cpus are generally excellent for gaming since they have more cores, are overclock friendly, and are easier if you want to upgrade or downgrade, and are usually the much cheaper option. Intel on the other hand is just simply more powerful and higher quality in general, so better if you need to do things that require a lot of processor work, the increased power also comes at the cost of being more expensive, and I know you can't overclock a lot of intel CPUs at all. The other difference is that if you want an Intel CPU, you have to get a motherboard with an intel slot, and same for AMD, so switching CPUs is impossible unless you buy a new mobo.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just different options based on user brand preference.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Many tutorials have fans in their pc , do you guys know if this needs fans , not fans for the cpu but for the whole build .

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The case comes with one intake and one exhaust. You are free to add or swap fans as needed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can I just use a bunch of fans rather than the cooler that the guide suggests? Seems less complicated. (new pc builder)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The cooler is for the CPU and you will need to purchase one regardless.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I understand that, what I'm asking is will it make a difference whether using fans or AIO for this particular build. Or does it all just come down to preference?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

An AIO helps more when you're trying to OC (Overclock) because you're inevitably raising the temp of the CPU. You should be fine with adding another intake, and exhaust case fan and the included cooler for the 3600

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The 3600 comes with a Wraith Stealth that would work fine for a new pc builder that isn't dabbling in OC. So he wouldn't need to buy a CPU Cooler

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory *ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage Silicon Power A55 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $409.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $126.86 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1076.77
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-28 17:17 EST-0500

Negligible performance difference for about $200 less

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vtzxb8

Play around with the ssd/etc but I agree with others that the 2070 wastes about $100

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

2070 wastes $100 vs a 5700xt

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

I disagree. I've used amd gpu before and with nvidia even though it is more expensive, you are essentially paying for driver software. It is better IMo

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

While I'd agree on that, currently AMD drivers for the Navi GPUs is unstable and certain games when updated are completely incompatible (Rajang update for MHW for example as of Feb. 6th 2020 completely crashes Radeon GPUs) I'd totally recommend the 5700 XT but only when the drivers are stable.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well, they fixed them, pretty obvious choice as of right now which to get

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My only gripe with the latest mobos are the required tiny active cooling. I see it as a 'rental' until it blows up.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

I get it. I felt the same exact way when I saw fans on motherboards again and was less than thrilled.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Its usually fine, its not like theyre built like ****

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If im not planning on overclocking at all is the cooler that comes with the 3600 enough to not need the extra cooling?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, the extra is just a nicer option.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you need to buy the windows operating system in order for this build to run windows?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, you will need to purchase Windows.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

Additionally, the user specifically asked about Windows and not linux..

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The trial is so that you can enter your key, please READ what was posted above. There is no free version. This is not up for discussion.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If I wanted to put a AIO in this case what size will be the best?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If its just for the CPU, I'd do 240 or 280. The case does support up to 360 though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, can someone help me with building a pc? I was looking at this one but was wanting some other opinions if it’s good or maybe parts I can add/swap out. I want to be able to get 240 frames atleast on low settings on fortnite while streaming. Currently my monitor is 144hz but I case of future upgrade. So I want to get those frames while streaming. I plan on streaming everyday full time as well as doing some video work for YouTube videos. Yes on a budget but also don’t want flaky/sketch products but good quality. Not to familiar with these so any help is appreciated! Thank you guys

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

check out r/buildapc and r/buildapcforme, they're extremely knowledgeable and helpful communities!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There is also /r/buildmeapc

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://discord.gg/F3nnMJ <Join this discord, everyone is happy to help as long as your willing to listen!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This price is good. But is that including delivery? Is it worth it to buy online or from a store, because of delivery costs?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the links that this guide gave, there is only one shipping cost, and its only about 4$ for the 2TB hard drive. Because most of the parts are coming from Newegg and Amazon, most of the shipping cost is going to be covered 90% of the time on many builds. I would go with just buying these parts online because it's easier and you don't have to track down where everything is being sold. Also, PC components are generally cheaper online.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this case hold the msi x570 a pro mobo? I got a brand new in box as a gift

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It should, but to be sure you can edit the part list and change the motherboard to check compatibility.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this build support wifi? If not could someone suggest a good compatibal adapter or maybe wireless modem for Ethernet?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with a 1000 Mb/s Ethernet port on board, but I'm not sure about the wireless. If you have really good wifi, it's probably better to just buy an adapter to get the most out of it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, first thanks for the build, it’s awesome and I’m very interested in building it. I currently already have an SSD. ( crucial m.2 ssd (500gb) and was wondering if it would be compatible with this build? Any feedback is appreciated , ty.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Click 'customize this build' and you can add the drive to check compatibility

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Tysm!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a better build than my idea, yet its still cheaper.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there,

Question: what would be a great monitor to pair with this build? I’m thinking about going with this build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You definitely want to get a monitor with a high refresh rate and at least 1080p. I would use this because it's a good price for pretty good performance.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I'll definitely look into that monitor!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

R5 3600, RTX 2070 Super

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Since I live in a place where summer averages around 45-50°C, would extra cooling from a 3rd party cooler or aio benefit me?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This build already has an improved cooler. Most important will be the ambient temp in your home.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What wifi adapter would be good with this?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why as subtitle "AMD Version" and as link an Intel build? PCP did an oopsy....

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i've been wanting to buy/build a PC for a couple of years now but I have no idea where to even begin. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do. I would really apprecate some help.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How would I install windows ten to this pc/motherboard? Do I get like a USB or something I'm confused?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you install windows ten without optical drive?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have something similar to this going on if anyone wants to give it a look over please. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/g4RzWb

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Please make your own post on the part list opinions wanted forum.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops sorry thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well I hope you aren't really going to spend $699 for a 2070 the benefits of that card are not worth it at all, the number of extra games it supports in ray tracing mode (vs. AMD 5700 XT at $399) is miniscule. I mean you'd be spending $50 per game and that's even BEFORE you buy the game!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Actually due to the covid I took a hit in the wallet department so I'll be popping my gtx 1060 into it for the time being. Thank you for the tip and I did realize that after.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a B450 instead of an X570 for a 3600, there will be no difference, even when overclocking and you're not taking advantage of the PCIE get 4 anyways. Find some 3600MHz RAM, the Corsair Vengeance LPX and G Skill Ripjaws generally go on sale for $130. Different SSD, this one doesn't have a DRAM cache. You could even go with an NVME drive. Power supply does not need to be 80+ platinum, gold or even bronze is enough. Find one for half the price, a 650 or 750W gold unit.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Although I see what you mean with the b450, the b450 might need to be upgraded, as it did not come with 3rd gen ryzen support, and you'd have to find one that is gen 3 approved.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Ten minutes of your time vs another $100. Your choice.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've done some research on PC's, but I'm still a little confused on which parts go with other parts, so I was curious if this would be good for my first PC?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

so I'm brand new to pc building. With that, if I want to change the GPU with an AMD would I have to change the motherboard as well if I were to stick with everything else on this list? Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I know you don't put new parts on at release date, but the 2070 super ko is coming to the marketplace according to EVGA (Which will be full size and not a mini), and it should have a better value then the mini

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey I’ve never had a PC or have any experience with PCs I want to stream and game competitively, this looks like it’s at my budget cuz I still need to buy a monitor, all I do is order all the parts listed here? And that’s the full set I need to build the PC? Cuz I don’t want to order all this and then find out I need something else. And sorry I’m new at this. Also the not says I might need some stand should I worry about that? And does it matter where I order it from? Cuz it shows some of the parts aren’t available for amazon etc.. Thank you

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You'll need Windows, a monitor, and peripherals like keyboard/mouse. You can choose any of the retailers we list.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Also My budget is around this price and max $1,500 I’m looking to be able to stream on twitch and Play games such as Cs.Go, Overwatch, etccc is this build good enough for that? I have a really good modem that I just bought and a router as well that cost me around 700$ all together and I have 300MB download speed. Please let me know if this is enough. Thank you again and sorry I don’t know about this stuff :/

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would this be able to handle Oculus Rift, Unreal Engine, inventor, 3DS Max, Heavy renderings, L.O.L, ect...pretty easily?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Without issue.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So I looked into my local store to see what I can pick up and buy. I was wondering if you can give me your opinion on this build. (It was a modified version of yours). and if there's any tips and tricks I should know? I use VR + Unreal Engine + 3DS Max and this is my first build of a PC. Any things to look out for? Any links that describe what I do after I build or a good walk through (I've found plenty on Youtube, just didn't know if you knew of anything. ) Thanks in Advanced.

Component

CPU
Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.79

CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95

Motherboard
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $247.73

Memory
GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage
*Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99

Storage
*Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.99

Video Card
Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING AMP Extreme Video Card $439.99

Case
Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So I found this website at the last minute after several months of trying to put together a build that suited me, glad I did because I was about to buy the B450 with possible BIOS issues. This exactly fits my price range as well as my gaming needs. However several parts were not a available on Newegg or Amazon and it got frustrating trying to mix and match parts depending which site had what. Is there someone out there that can put together something almost identical to this with all the parts being available to order. Pleassssee. Thanks guys....

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello everybody, I want to stream and play games on a pc. Is this a good one to that. Games I will be playing Cod, smite etc. please help. I don’t know where to start

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What is an alternative case that is very similar due to current stock issue?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Focus G perhaps?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I love this build! If I wanted to do it with an AMD 3900x and an Nvidia 2080 Super, do you (or anyone for that matter) think it would work out?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Go for it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/K4P427

I've made some minor edits - Anything on this list look egregiously wrong? Goal to keep things under 1200

Also with next gen of GPU due next month - willing to wait for 2XXX price drops if expected.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You could have gone with a cheaper psu, a B450 board for about 30$ cheaper and with the left over money get 3600mhz ram. And if you wanted just use the wraith cooler it's enough for the r5 3600. The build could cheaper or you could do better with the 1,200$.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hiya, I'm brand new to PC building and i'm really interested in this build! I live in Europe, so in order to reduce the price, I made a few changes according to what I could find. I'm also on a tight budget so I downgraded the wattage of the PSU to 650W corsair, after reading the comments, and switched to a more budget friendly CPU cooler (CM Hyper 212 EVO). The budget is still rather tight though, and to be able to afford windows, I was thinking of either downgrading the MB to a B450, or downgrading the video card. I'd obviously like to have the best performance possible, so my first choice would be to downgrade the MB, but your note on the BIOS updates worries me since I don't have a spare old processor. Are there any B450 boards that ship with updated bios 100% of the time, or is it better to sacrifice the graphics in order to not run this risk?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm a newb to building a rig from scratch, but have swapped out cards in the past. I'm not familiar with zotac as company, but familiar with evga, and they had good customer service from personal experience. I was wondering if I could swap it with the evga rtx 2070 super black or EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC. I know the it's not a mini, so bigger form factor. Looks like the evga cards will fit, but is it going to be cramped restricting air flow? Also was wondering if the longer cards tend to run cooler than the minis. Since the mini is smaller I would think things would be closer together on the board creating more heat, but idk im just a newb. Thank for posting your build it has been very helpful

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am more oblivious in constructing my own PC and that being said I am looking for a gaming PC and for school. Is this one a good choice?

Does it come with the software installed already?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is a great pc for gaming/schoolwork. You will need to build it and install software including the OS.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi.

So I'm new to building computers... as this is my first time and I don't know anything. I'm really just stumbling my way through.

I was wondering if I could replace the 5 for a 9? And if so... would I need to replace any of the other parts? Something tells me, yes but confirmation would be great.

Thank you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Good Processor choice, good RAM choice too, X-570 is good, but only really when you're going to take advantage of PCIe Gen-4. GPU choice is good, but a 5700XT would be cheaper and give around the same performance. Good case and PSU choice, overall, good build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi I'm new to the pc world looking for a build that can handle AAA titles at good fps and stream them at a decent quality fps as well. Is this the right build for that? And if so why Amd over Intel what would determine that decision?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that PC should be good for 1440p gaming at least on high resolution. AMD because you get a lot more performance for your money. For example the Intel gaming/streaming build here has only 6 cores and 6 Threads so no Hyper-threading. When you buy AMD you get 6 cores and 12 Threads which is perfect for multitasking , though you lose some FPS in some games, not a lot because games a more dependent on video cards so I wouldn't mind the 10 FPS that you lose if you already have 200 FPS , also that is heavily depending on your game of choice and in AAA titles there should be no Problem. Scavenge for a better video card if you want more FPS or better quality gaming. If you overclock your components a bit you get a decent amount of FPS though.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Some extra fans would be a good addition to this list

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello.I made a parts list that i would like to share with somebody.It is around 1300$ USD and has an RTX 2080 super.Please check this out.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xW3ksk

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey could anybody help me I don't know if any of my parts are good or not. I am trying to learn how to build a pc for gaming thanks.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Please make your own post on the part list opinions wanted forum. https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi first time PC builder here so might be a silly question, would this setup have WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities or would I need to add something to give it the capability?

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

This build doesn't have built in WiFi. You would need to either add a WiFi adapter or gets mobo with WiFi

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Would a NZXT H510 be compatible with this build?

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

You can click customize this build and change the case to check.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm saving for my first gaming PC build but my knowledge on PC components is not extensive. If I were to swap out the ryzen 5 3600 with a Ryzen 5 3600x and the 2070 super gpu with a 2080 (gigabyte aorus rtx 2080 super) will there be any hardware compatibility or performance issues?

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

He guys new to gaming pc world. I'm looking for a mid range level for my sons graduation present but not sure what to get. Can someone build me a nice one limit is $1200. I was thinking of ryzen 5 3600x And gigabytes radeon rx 5700 xt 8GB, and a 750 watt gold .... that's all I know plz help.... he only plays fortnite and cod

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

I am a console player looking into switching to PC gaming. I have never built a gaming PC and i need some guidence. I have done some research and my budget is around $1000-$1200. I have decided to go with a Ryzen 5 3600 as a CPU and a Radeon RX 5700 XT as a graphics card. As i have heard there were issues with the 5700 series. But to my knowledge they have fixed the issue and what i have heard from multiple PC type youtubers they said amd isnt lying. I chose not to go with a 2070 s because its out of my budget for a gpu and i decided not to go with a 2060 s because they are roughly the same price and the 5700 xt has better specs. I am not really intrested in streaming. One question i do need answered is will my gpu and cpu choice effect cross platform. Most of my friends are xbox so ill probably play cross platform with them so is that effected in any way? For the MB i decided a msi 450 gaming plus (main choice) or the msi 450 tomahawk. For ram i chose the one in this post because this post comes close to what i want. I havent chose a power supply but by the comments a 650 80+ is a good choice and i havent selected a hard drive or a case. Please anyone experienced can you make me a list? Also if i have made a mistake in my research aka cpu, gpu, mb etc. please let me know and why. Also im looking for performance to price. I dont want to pay 100$ for 10 fps. As long as the pc can do 1080p high to ultra at 60+ in titles like cod, gta, pubg, rocket league. in short here are my choices so far. also im interested in vr and i have heard the 5700 xt is good in that.

CPU- Ryzen 5 3600 GPU- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Ram- The one in this post but other recomendations are accepted MB- B450 gaming plus or B450 tomahawk Power supply- 650 W 80+ Storage- TBD Case- TBD

Thank you for reading and any comments or recomendations are accepted. Also i found out about this website 20 minutes ago so im not familiar.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

First time builder here. In terms of sprucing up this build to the $1,500 range I put this list together. Feel free to tear it to pieces for my own learning lol. (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yjqb6R)

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

I stumbled across this build and am currently considering building it, does anyone have recommendations for little quality of life additions such as a Wifi card that will be compatible with this build? I already have a mouse, keyboard, external Blu-Ray drive, and monitor, I just want to make sure I don't miss anything like that.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

I just need the best streaming computer for live streaming, no gaming necessary. What would you recommend? Price no more than $1,200.00. Thanks,

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

I created the following build list to lower the price without sacrificing to much performance and included OS and WiFi/Bluetooth. I am also not planning on overclocking so just planning on using the stock cpu cooler. The case comes with 2 fans. Do I need more? Any comments on my choices or potential issues would be appreciated.

Build List

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

If you want to save some bucks on fans , you can go with a Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 or something similar , you have great airflow and 3 input and 1 output fans and you really don't need more fans than that but you can still buy some later if you feel uncomfortable and regarding the Video card , I would recommend a Sapphire Pulse 5700 XT , it has a slightly better Boost/Base clock for some bucks saved on your side. But other than that it is a great build :) I would consider waiting until AMD releases their new CPU's and/or Video cards and especially for the B550 Motherboards , there can you shave some bucks off of your build.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

$350 psu?!?!

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Things are going a bit crazy right now with stock status and pricing. We are working up new guides and hope to have them up by Monday.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello I’m a PC newbie and I was wondering if I can get some help, I’ve done my research I to PC’s but overall I’m too worried I’ll mess things up. For now these are the parts I’ve come up with and I’m open to feedback and suggestions https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Carlosjrmoreno1%40gmail.com/saved/#view=J7gW3C

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi I’m new to PC building and thinking about swapping out the EVO for something else? What would be the the most optimal compared to it for the same price/slightly more?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I think at this price point the Noctua cooler seems a little overkill. Most people paying this much for a PC are probably not going for a super aggressive overclock imo. I think you would be better off with a 3600x and using the stock cooler. You can find the 3600x for less than this 3600 at Micro Center as well. I don't see why you would not get a NVMe drive instead of a 2.5'' SSD and a Mech drive. you can easily find a 1Tb for around $100. +1 for the 2070 Super

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

i dont know any thing abt computers i just need to know if i can run rust and i only have 1,000

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes. However, some of these parts are poor choices. I'd ask in the PCPP forum section (under country selection) for further advice.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Looking to build something as close to or under $1000 as possible. Using it for streaming and gaming. Just would like something decent to have smooth experience while streaming and gaming simultaneously. Not looking for max specs on games just decent graphics and smooth gameplay and FPS and stream. SEND HELP. lol. I'm very new to this. would like help with building a decent PC. Thank You!

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Overall, no really bad picks. Here's where you could have picked better/more cost-efficient components:

Motherboard You could have easily saved ~$50 on the Motherboard by going with the MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX, which ships with the updated bios for 7nm architecture. ~$50 savings

Memory Ryzen CPUs, to both our understandings, prefer higher memory frequencies. I think 16 GB of 3600 MHz RAM would result in higher frame rates, and while more expensive, is appropriate for a $1400 computer. ~$30 spent, faster RAM

Storage The SSD is not bad, but for ~$15 more you could get a 500 GB M.2-2280 SSD from Western Digital Blue. Less cable clutter and faster. ~$15 spent, significantly faster boot drive

PSU That is obviously a great power supply, but I think you're over-spending for efficiency. You could get an 80+ Gold for around $100, and an 80+ Bronze for less that would get the job done. ~$150-$175 savings

Total: $155-$180 savings, increased memory speed, faster r/w storage, mild reduction in power efficiency

That puts this build, with the performance upgrades, around $1250. From there, you could potentially upgrade to an RTX 2070 Super for your GPU and go right back to the $1400 price tag with a massive boost in frame rates.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

More than 500 dollars for the case and PSU alone is crazy! Do yourself a favor and get these:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qn7v6h/seasonic-focus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fm

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/b7hmP6/nzxt-h510-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h510b-b1

BAM! Just saved a whole bunch of money! You're welcome! 🍻

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points
  1. Why the X570 chipset? Not overly necessary for a Ryzen 5. I'd argue the B450 Tomahawk would have been a better investment for this price range. Most of the newer shipped B450 boards actually don't require a BIOS update.

  2. Ryzen does better with higher clock speed memory, if you're going with Ryzen, you should be using 3600 RAM which is generally only a couple bucks more overall.

  3. I'd say with the extra dollars saved, you could also go with a nicer, fully modular PSU, for this price point, I'd want my computer to look pretty clean.

Otherwise the rest is pretty solid overall. Just a few tweaks I think would make this build a really great guide.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

You should get a different cpu cooler, some higher frequency RAM (3600 at least), get an SSD with a DRAM Cache, a cheaper mobo, maybe a B450 Tomahawk Max, as you don't need a $150 mobo for this build.

  • 3 months ago
  • -1 points

not bad for a build but i think if you're building $1k tower here's some things i would change...

  1. Swap the 3600 for the 3700x, more cores and threads for streaming and video editing.

  2. Swap rams out for a 3600 speed rather than 3200. AMD loves ram speed and 3200 is too slow for AMD.

  3. Swap the 750w psu to a 650w 80 gold/plat. 750w is nice but you wont' be utilizing all of the 750w so you would be wasting money down the line, unless you are planning to upgrade to a 2080 or higher.

  4. I would swap the x570 board for a b450 mobo. Since you do not have a PCI-E gen4, there is no point of wasting money on a x570 mobo.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't you need the 750w psu? The Ryzen 7 3700X would increase the wattage, and I thought you were supposed to get around double the estimated amount.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  • stock 3950x max power consumption is 145w
  • stock 2080Ti max power consumption is 375w
  • rest of system is about 70w Totaling 590w at peak. However even in heavy workloads the average is still lower then the peak. For example the CPUs max power consumption happens at a hard workload when using 10 of its cores. But when using all cores power consumption is 20w less then max (125w). The 2080Ti max wattage is the <50ms peak and average max is about 350w - 360w. Thus max peak is 590w and max sustained is about 560w. Any decent PSU can support 10% over what they say while maintaining good perf every where else (voltage ripple/regulation, transient response, noise (from fan or coil whine), operating temperature, efficiency). So a 550w can do 600w sustained (let alone peak, being higher). So 750w is completely over the top for anyone on a single CPU/GPU setup.
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What PSU would you recommend for a build like this?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Bitfenix Whisper M 650w+, Bitfenix Formula Gold 650w+ (lower models differ in quality thus the min cap in wattage)
  2. Corsair RMx/RM, Phanteks AMP
  3. Corsair CX
  4. Rated from best to worse. Options on PCPP for Bitfenix are meh so best to check the sellers site (Newegg, Amazon, B&H, etc) yourself
  • 4 months ago
  • -2 points

How much FPS in Fortnite can this baby give me at low and epic settings?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Low - over 250 (Full HD) Epic - Around 150 (Full HD)

If you consider going to switch to a WQHD Monitor, you will still have over 90 FPS in Epic settings.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Anything that is ATX should work fine, I would recommend NZXT or Fractal Design cases, but that is my two cents.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Please dont use anything based off of a brand as a whole, use a good replacement is the P300A, P400A or the Meshify C (being on the pricier end)

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll either need to select a motherboard with it built in or add a wi-fi adapter to your build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, is Bluetooth already supported on the PC build?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't appear to have BlueTooth capability. With this build, you could get something like this which gives you wifi and BlueTooth for $30. I've used it twice and it has been plug and play with no issues.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Please make your own post on the part list opinions wanted forum.

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thank you

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