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Comment reply on Forum Topic "New gaming build - looking to order ASAP"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks great - well thought out!

For a quid more, faster SSD: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fgZFf7/crucial-mx500-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd4

You might want to check how much you can save opting for a 3000Mhz 15/16CL RAM modules (same models). If its saves you a decent sum, i'd take 3000 MT/s as they are practically the same speed on intel platforms.

FULL windows license: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Mk648d/microsoft-os-kw900265 OEM variants are non-transferable and pretty much expire with the existing motherboard.

About the cooler: It's decent if you fancy the RGB element but for around the same price you can pick up something less audible (if desired). If you're looking to overclock, I would drop this unit for something heatpipe-beefier and more capable for a 4.9/5.0Ghz OC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3,000 Budget Need parts list for Gaming/Streaming Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The higher core count multi-thread attentive threadripper isn't necessary for gaming and streaming unless you're running multiple simultaneous streams or beefed up higher quality encoding/4K.

If it's 1080p streams or basic preset higher resolutions, the 8-core hyperthreaded i9-9900K would be your best fit. The i9's combined single/multi-threaded higher clockspeeds will allow you to push further and more effectively with scaled gaming performance.

Depending on your personal viewing pleasure, I would target a higher refresh rate 1440p panel (GSYNC + IPS) for the primary gaming panel + the RTX 2080 GPU.

For the second display a standard 60hz 1080p panel would do the job nicely (assuming it's a secondary productivity screen)

Just over $3000 by 50 bucks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $525.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $51.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $200.98 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $739.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $106.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Business
Monitor HP - VH240a 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K550 RGB YAMA Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.97 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3049.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-01 17:03 EST-0500

If overclocking, drop the RAM down to 16GIGS which is sufficient for the task at hand and take a 500GB SSD for your primary boot drive. You can always upgrade RAM later when needed! This allows for a 360mm AIO and a more premium board for squeezing more performance out of the chip.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $525.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $98.00 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $739.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $106.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Business
Monitor HP - VH240a 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K550 RGB YAMA Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.97 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3019.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-01 17:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seeking Upgrade Suggestions"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This would provide a huge performance lift over the current system.

NOTE: Unsupported previous OS licenses can run on newer platforms and the work-around may not be the best solution goingforward, hence a new operating system (Windows 10) is highly recommended. May set you back by $100-$120 (keeping you within the $1000 budget). You'll want to look around locally/online for the best deals for Windows 10

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $219.09 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $32.16 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $105.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $116.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $877.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-01 14:43 EST-0500

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU Should I Get?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Stick with the 1700 and overclock it.

At 1440p, you've got the perfect gaming card and a faster CPU at this point isn't going to make much of a difference. Maybe 10-15 fps added advantage going with a superior intel i5/i7 option (which would require swapping out the board too). Or around 5 fps taking the Ryzen 2600X which pairs up better with the newer B450 chipset and improved XFR/PBO scaling. If you ask me, not worth $300-$500 either way. Higher resolution gaming is less CPU bound hence the RTX 2080 on Ryzens previous platform shouldn't be considered a bottleneck for most current games but possibly a less effective solution due to poorly optimised games not scaling well enough with the 1700s decent but not the fastest single core clock speeds.

If your gaming experience meets your visual quality expectations and you fancy an upper hand in securing more fps, maybe wait a little longer until AMD releases their next GEN 7nm CPUs which are expected this year. How well these will perform over intels superior clockspeeds is anyones guess, although optimism at this point is positively in the affirmative.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "144 Hz 1080p Gaming Rig"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good!

Although:

  • For $200 you can secure an equally well performing display with the inclusion of "FREESYNC". The AMD card is FreeSync compatible hence a huge bonus if you ask me! https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZBZ2FT/aoc-monitor-g2460pf I had that display for around a year before shifting to 1440p, can't fault it!. Alternatively, for $10 more this VA panel (improved contrast + better viewing angles) https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6ktQzy/msi-optix-mag241c-236-1920x1080-144-hz-monitor-optix-mag241c

  • Depending on whether you can push that budget a little higher, the Ryzen 2600X would be the optimal choice when pairing up with an X470 board. For 35 bucks more, you don't only get an increase in 5% clockspeed performance and a higher turbo-clock ceiling but it comes with a better resilient stock cooler, capable of inducing optimal performance. The mediocre stock cooler on the 2600 is somewhat crappy and at full swing gets a little too loud for my liking and on top will throttle the CPU when it runs too hot. If that matters, either opt for the 2600 with an aftermarket $20-$30 cooler or take the 2600X, which by comparison is only $5-$15 more.

  • If interested, for $10 more, a higher factory superclocked GPU: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MsWfrH/xfx-radeon-rx-580-8gb-gts-xxx-ed-video-card-rx-580p8dfd6

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Slow Read/Write"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Download something like CrystalDiskMask to check your storage performance: http://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskmark/

downloading games are limited to download server offerings/ISP download limitations and has nothing to do with SSD speeds.

If you are transferring files from/to other storage devices, limitations apply depending on external storage speeds.

Where the speeds are true, would be transferring large files within the SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this budget pc build ok?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

$329 for the GTX 1060 is a no-no

If you're happy with 1080p 60fps gaming, the RX 580 (GTX 1060 equivalent) is easily achievable around the $180-$200 mark.

For comfortably hanging above 60fps (assuming you may have a higher refresh rate panel), Nvidias newer GTX 1660 TI outperforms the GTX 1060 considerably. Eg. $279 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RGyV3C/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-ventus-xs-video-card-gtx-1660-ti-ventus-xs-6g-oc

For $10 more, take this SSD to double the capacity @ 500GB: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fgZFf7/crucial-mx500-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd4 Both Samsung 860 and Crucial MX500 are neck to neck in performance, whereas samsungs marginal increase in cost is more of a brand premium (from a gamers perspective).

Better quality PSU for less: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KmgzK8/seasonic-focus-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-550fm 550W is more than sufficient for this build. If you prefer 650W, take this fully modular one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

What are your thoughts on mid-tower builds? Some great case options open up and affordable integrated wifi motherboards. Also is the window-less case selection a preference or do you fancy one with a tampered glass?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

so a single SSD thats 1tb is $168 more then 2x 500gb SSD's. I put the option for 2x SSD at 500gb in the primary hard drive.

You've got it all wrong. You're somehow incorrectly translating the configurators pricing structure. 2x500GB SSDs and pretty much priced the same as the single Samsung 1TB SSD. $10 setting them apart.

However right now the website is offer a Freebie of Solid State Drive : 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD, if I add a SSD to the build. what is this?

if that's correct - nice deal!

Is it stupid to to have 2 SSD's at 500gb in primary hard drive?

You mean one primary for the boot drive and the other as secondary storage?....nope thats perfectly fine too!!

Unless you're referring to 2 SSDs set in RAID which serves as one primary drive? That would leave you with only 500GB in total.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU will give me the best price for performance for 4k 60fps gaming?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Your performance targets @ 4K would be better achieved opting for a higher end GPU opposed to CPU.

The i5-9600K is more than sufficient for 4K resolutions, and performs pretty much at par with the i7-8700K/i7-9700K.

Ryzen 2600/2600x are also great alternatives offering the same performance for less + including a comfortable chip-only upgrade path should the next GEN CPUs from AMD truly outshine intels current stack.

If you're also considering a GPU:

For the GPU if targeting ultra gaming presets in demanding titles, the RTX 2080/GTX 1080 TI/ Radeon VII is 4K 60fps territory at it's 'very best' (ignoring the 2080 TI day light robbery)

Lesser cards (RTX 2070/GTX 1080/Vega 64) can deliver 60fps in most games (top settings) or all games with some light in-game fine-tuning. These options maintain excellent performance + that added leap in more VRAM over their lesser performing counterparts.

Anything below that is partially capable but at a not so charming visual quality compromise - although workable for a decent gaming experience in most titles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build in Years - Your opinions Please"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming intels superior clockspeeds and more crushing overclocking potential makes for the better pick. More importantly, the better future-proofer with in-game scalable configurations and variable resolutions.

You don't need NVME SSDs either, which are more ideal for workstation-class builds capable of benefiting from superior NVME sequential read/write speeds. For gaming or general use, the performance advantages are negligible and likewise game load times may just about benefit by 1/2 seconds hence not worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $418.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $155.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $101.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $799.99 @ Walmart
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Keyboard Redragon - DEVARAIAS K556 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $42.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2296.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-27 17:34 EST-0500

Couple of additional options (per preference) as the above build saves you around a 100 bucks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on Memory and Storage"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

QVL's are not always complete with all tested memory modules/variants. Unlike the previous platform (B350/X370), AMD's come a long with their ZEN+ architecture with better memory optimisations for improved compatibility across the board.

Depending on board/CPU, you may not always land on the specified OC (whether manually configured/XMP). These uncertainties can be a little annoying as the initial reaction would point fingers at not going QVL in the first place (possibly be the correct assumption too in some cases).

...hence if it offers added confidence, QVL would be the less fretting approach and with RAW image memory hungry manipulations/rendering, something worth considering with the added premium.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build in Years - Your opinions Please"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

From a performance perspective it looks great.

Whether you can save $$$ on equally well performing part selections or add additional performance depends on your purpose of use.

What are you planning to do with this build? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc)

Will you be overclocking?

Take a Full Windows license ($20 more). OEM is non-transferable and ties into the motherboard.

A gold-rated 650W makes for a plausible overkill.....850W is a little excessive unless you plan on adding a second GPU.

Personally I would take an aftermarket GPU with superior cooling + less audible

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help building a basic/cheap PC that I can add high-end items into over time. [UK]"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have the cash for it now, you should opt for the best performance from the get-go as the short term upgrade-path will end up costing more than it should.

Regardless, I have provided a rough sketch as requested. I would stick with intel for photo-design workloads to benefit from faster single-threaded performance (gaming advantages too for the long run). AMD would be a nice alternative considering the later-in-the-year 7nm CPU releases mayhold a considerable edge over current intel offerings or in the least match them in single-threaded workloads. How well these will stack up against intel is too early to say.

Note: mid-tier premium motherboard added for later K-modifier (overclocking) CPU upgrades

You can also add a decent gaming card for $150-$180 for 1080p 60hz performance targets

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor £113.59 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £162.66 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £83.88 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £59.84 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.95 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £77.48 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £567.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-27 19:56 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on Memory and Storage"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Really appreciate all the info, I'll mostly be using it for photo (Lightroom/Photoshop) and video (Adobe Premiere) editing and probably a bit of gaming here and there.

You will definitely benefit with a larger SSD (500GB/+) : https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/fgZFf7/crucial-mx500-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd4 (MX500 and Samsung 860 EVO are top of the line stuff for SATA-interface SSDs)

[OPTIONAL] If you are shifting large bulk images on the regular and fancy something with nippier transfer rates (x4), you can also consider these NVME M.2 SSDs: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/mNx2FT/hp-ex920-512gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-2yy46aaabc or https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Ykbkcf/samsung-960-evo-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on Memory and Storage"

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

SATA M.2 SSDs are more of a preference over the standard 2.5" drives, as these don't require cables and hook up onto the mobo with a single screw. NVME M.2 SSDs on the other hand are only available via the M.2 form factor which are only desirable depending on your purpose of use. Most workloads don't benefit from NVME superior speeds.

A better quality, more reliable + quieter PSU (and cheaper): https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx

RAM aesthetics are down to personal choice, these modules are marked at $116. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/FNprxr/gskill-aegis-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-f43000c16d16gisb 3000Mhz 16CL is more than sufficient with AMDs optimised X470 controller/chipset. Basically when accounting for real-world performance differences, the 3200Mhz/3000Mhz @ 16CL is practically the same. If you prefer something a little more attractive from a visual perspective, there are plenty of options available with a price tag way below $184: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products/memory/#Z=16384002&s=403000,403200&sort=price&page=1&X=0,15273

For storage recommendations - what will the system be used for? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering - or type of workloads)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help building a basic/cheap PC that I can add high-end items into over time. [UK]"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

You'd be better off going the AMD route. Great value for up-to-the-mark processors and the next GEN 7nm CPUs will be supported on the current platform. These are expected this year with vast improvements over current gen offerings.

The H700 is expensive for a budget build, you'd be better off investing in the H500 for $70.

Again:

How much can you afford for this rig?

What are you planning on doing on the machine?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "help needed"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the current budget? (it always helps to know how far you can stretch the wallet)

Purpose of use? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc)

I take it this doesn't include peripherals (display/keyboard/mouse/speakers/headset/etc).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help building a basic/cheap PC that I can add high-end items into over time. [UK]"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats the current budget? (Lowest price or not, it always helps to know how far you can stretch the wallet)

Purpose of use? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc)

I take it this doesn't include peripherals (display/keyboard/mouse/speakers/headset/etc).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The M.2 variant is a newer form factor SSD using the M.2 header to connect to the motherboard. Same performance and doesn't require any cables to hook up (less cable clutter)

Here's a quick demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIqZjo34rw

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build won't boot/go into BIOS splash screen."

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Remove the secondary storage for now (disconnect from mobo SATA port). Once you've got your system up and running with WIndows installed, only then you'll want to hook up additional storage devices. When the time comes, refer to the mobo manual to determine which SATA ports are disabled and avoid them.

As for your post issues, you will need to update BIOS on the B360 board using a previous compatible chip. This seems like the primary issue here. If you don't have a previous gen chip at hand, contact AMD support to get one on loan/borrowing (if that service is still available). To double check, view the sellers page to see if they have confirmed a pre-updated BIOS to support Ryzens newer line up chips. If not confirmed - the update path is the only solution here (fingers crossed)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

If you take x2 500GB SSDs, it's $10 more! (cyberpowers selling these for $90+ each). Hence you're better off taking a single 1TB SSD and leave the second storage drive.

650W is more than enough for this build. Plenty of headroom available for future upgrades too.

If you prefer higher refresh rate gaming (topping up on FPS), you can achieve 10-30fps more (depending on game) with the RTX 2080. Although, if you're happy with a reasonably good FPS count around the 70-90 avg mark, the RTX 2070 is good enough for 1440p gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I typed in your build on this site and its only $100-120 more then buying individual parts. Thats why I like nzxt bld because everything is MSRP and they only charge 99 for the bulild

More reasonable pricing but still expensive. I guess going for a custom build with most of these popular sites will invite that added premium at a considerable cost. If you prefer this route - no problem, I guess it eliminates all the build hassle and you end up with a fully configured rig ready for use.

If the cost is not suitable, there is always the AMD 2700X CPU which can drop cost by $150. Also if not overclocking, you can opt for a decent $50 air cooler. The RTX is also a decent card for 1440p gaming and easily achievable for around $500 (will easily allow demanding games on top setting to achieve beyond 60-70fps. A smaller 250GB SSD paired with a 1TD HD is another cost-effective solution. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Cyberpower definitely comes in more expensive: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1LAX8G

The H500 case is great. Just note, you have 3 RGB case fans and only 2 available fan mounts (one on top and one on the rear). That's one spare fan. If you don't mind this fan configuration, it will do the job just fine.

Alternatively, there are other cases which offer additional fan mounts on top if you prefer populating the top of the case with more than one RGB fan.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this include the Operating system, peripherals (mouse/keyboard) + 1440p display?

If not, you're paying $500-$600 premium for a custom build which is too expensive for my personal liking. For streaming you'll want to take the Ryzen 2700X or intel i9-9900K CPU.

If you're not comfortable purchasing the parts and building the machine yourself, maybe consider finding a local PC shop which can offer the service for less. Ideally if you can find someone locally, you can purchase all the parts and have them handed over to them. Labour charges shouldn't exceed $100-$150 (then again i'm based in the UK so can't be certain how much they'll charge).

If you don't mind paying the excessive premium, i'd go for this one: https://www.letsbld.com/bld/step4?price=1000&draft=9150622235 (you can choose the colour of your custom sleeves)

For the display: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MTkwrH/acer-predator-xb1-270-2560x1440-165hz-monitor-umhx1aaa01

Of if you fancy an IPS panel for more natural colours and better viewing angles: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Jayz is a reliable source hence if the card checks out (performance/cooling), i'd stick with it :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Risk it?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

There is 'some' performance to be had but definitely not worth $900 + plus you'd be shifting back a generation or 2 on an older platform.

If your current performance targets aren't up-to-scratch, $900 is plenty for some solid upgrades on your existing system. If you need suggestions, I would recommend creating your current parts list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ and then share the permalink URL here in the thread (located above the parts list). You don't need to enter in all the fields just the general make-up of the system (CPU, RAM MOBO, GPU, STORAGE, PSU and preferably your display resolution). Also would need help with the following:

  1. purpose of use?

  2. If you feel your system is not serving up as well as it should (considering the i5-6500 is a decent chip), let us know which tasks are under-cutting the desired performance. Or, where you feel you can do better (eg. marred gaming graphics quality, desiring higher FPS, faster workload performance, etc)

  3. Max budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seeking Upgrade Suggestions"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

FX 8370? Single GTX card? SSD?

These upgrades will secure a nice uplift in performance but depending on your budget, a newer entry level platform would do the job substantially better.

Whats the budget?

Is it a gaming build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I take it overclocking is not something you'll be personally fine-tuning? If not, are you paying an additional premium to cyberspace (etc) for an overclocked rig?

If you're not planning on overclocking. yep the mobo is overkill! You can get something within the $150-$180 bracket for a top-notch board.

Send me a link to one of these build configurators and I'll have a shot at it!

Before I can do that, whats the planned budget for the build (including display)?

As a side note, it's always a good idea to create a list on PCPP and then have it emailed over to the seller (eg. Cyberspace), assuming they have the parts in stock. As an inquirer you can ask them to produce a counter-offer and see if they can trim the cost a little. The PCPP list will help dictate the prices hence potentially opening up some room for negotiation. Cost will account for the sellers labour charges too! I wouldn't expect huge savings either, but it's worth a shot! If this is of interest - let me know by confirming your budget and i'll produce a list (i'll have a look at what they have in stock too).

Making sure we're on the same page: https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ correct?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you buying the panel too? or have one already?

Whats the max budget?

Overclocking?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming and streaming you'll be better off with the Ryzen 2700X (30%'ish increase in encoding power). The intel option being the more expensive i9-9900K

Personally i'd stick with the 2700X as higher resolution gaming is less-demanding on CPU and more on GPU, hence dropping in the RTX 2080.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $299.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $216.26 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $135.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $679.50 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1808.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 20:33 EST-0500

Or the INTEL OPTION:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $525.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $135.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $679.50 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2071.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 20:34 EST-0500

Just some examples to keep things in perspective without compromising performance. For example, you don't need NVME SSDs. You'd be better off securing 32GB of RAM (not necessary for basic streams at 1080p but if you're interested in the up-n-coming 4K capture cards, something worth considering.

(i intentionally left out some of the added zing zing elements - as you can potentially secure a top-performing rig depending on your budget and performance demands)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this build? should i swap anything out?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the dream here? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc etc)

If gaming, display resolution?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2600X comes with pre-applied paste. Pretty decent stuff too. Just make sure to remove the seal before mounting it down as you don't want to scuff it up or get dust on it.

The only other thing I can think of is possibly opting for a dual-fan GPU for some added cooling. How well these cards compare in performance/temps is too early to call as these have only recently hit the shelves. I would be looking at the following: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/FdBTwP,RGyV3C,Z8fhP6,cY3H99/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Spontanious Shutdown"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you got the culprit narrowed down to memory configurations.

Have you checked whether the correct 2 dimm slots have been utilised for enabling dual-channel bandwidths? Out of the 4 dimm slots, this should be the 2nd and 4th slots, counting from left to right (or double check with mobo manual).

If the above is already well in it's place....take both modules out and re-seat them to iron out any bad-connect possibilities. Enable XMP and give it a shot.

At this point there are 3 additional options:

  1. Manually fine-tune RAM OC to: 2800/2933MHZ, keeping DRAM timings and voltage in-line with the manufacturers rated specs. This would be necessary as the mobos default RAM frequency will clamp down on the 1600X's performance ceiling.

  2. Check your current BIOS version and pop over to the board manufacturers support page and see whats on offer (BIOS updates). If later versions are available check version 'notes or descriptions' which may highlight improvements with memory configurations. If this is so, to proceed with BIOS updates, that's purely down to user discretion - something not always recommended but when faced with inconsistencies, definitely worth a shot!

Before accomplishing the above, you want to check your XMP configuration. Frequency, voltage + dram timings. Compare what XMP is registering against the modules rated specs. Should anything be out of place, a BIOS update would be your best bet. XMP stability is reflective of CPU and mobo conditions and AMD has ironed out several inconsistencies switching over from B350 to B450 chipsets. With more improvements on B450 with version updates.

MEMORY TESTED AND RATED SPECS:

Voltage: 1.35v Speed: 3000MHz
DRAM Timings/latency: 16-18-18-38

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Risk it?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

2K - USD/GBP/CAD/AUS??

Depending on the currency, newer GEN 6-core CPU's with DDR4 driven RAM platforms, whether liquid cooled or not, will offer far more superior performance out of the box.

The x2 GPU inclusion is appealing but with current-day poorer support for SLI and a host of inconsistencies with a number of titles, you'd be better off taking a single newer better performing GPU.

SSD's are dirt cheap hence I wouldn't add value here for x2 250GB units

The question is are you comfortable going all-new within the 2K mark for a DIY build? You could potentially secure better performance for less going new.

EDIT: a sneak peak - a current day i5-9600K stimulates almost around 20-25% more compute performance compared to the older GEN 4790K. Push the 4790K to it's absolute max OC performance and you still end up trailing behind the current i5 by 15%-/+ (wild averages but comparable based on stock performance and yet the i5 is capable of OCing to 5Ghz for a more sturdier advantage)... just something to think about before the 'risk-it-biscuit' takes a bite out of your wallet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Ryzen 7 build, looking for any suggestions before I place my order."

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason why you're targeting an 8-core chip? Unless you have workloads which can effectively utilise 8-cores/multi-threaded payloads for superior rendering/editing/etc power, you'd be better off with the Ryzen 2600X or the superior i5-9600K gaming chip.

With a purpose-led converged CPU option, you could potentially secure the RTX 2070 to give 1440p gaming a bit of a lift!

Heavy multi-tasking with 16GB RAM is more than adequate and with the i5's superior single-threaded performance, you can expect a nippier experience.

Judging by your purpose of use, here's where i'd be:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler $29.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.89 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1413.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 15:52 EST-0500

Or.....

If interested in overclocking (beefier cooler, improved power delivery + a little more effective VRM cooling and 650W PSU)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.45 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.45 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1504.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 15:54 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not so sure if i do or do not need more usb ports to be honest. im not sure how I could tell if I need more. for now I'm going to be doing some gaming/streaming/school on this pc but I do plan on upgrading drastically in the future to a proper workstation.

The ASUS board has 6 USB ports on the back + supporting 2 front panel USB ports. Thats a total of x8. Ideally thats more than enough unless you have equally as many USB devices (keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer, other ext. peripherals/devices, etc etc).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The tier-structure presented in the list is representative of "overclocking capabilities" and not necessarily the quality/characteristics of current requirements or motherboards in general. As mentioned earlier, if overclocking is of potential interest, a better motherboard with more efficient power phase structures and beefier VRM cooling becomes necessary to squeeze out as much performance as possible. If the OC endeavour is true, the tiered representation in the link offers valuable recommendations and any of the upper mid-tier and higher ranking boards will do the job nicely.

If you are not planning on OCing, you have nothing to worry about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Only consider the other mobo if you are planning on overclocking or if you need those additional USB ports. The ASUS variant which you have bagged already is a great board for the task at hand hence I'd stick with it. Overclocking the 2600X would require a more premium cooler and it's not necessarily the best approach either as very little performance advantages are achievable at an added cost, that too with higher-than-desired voltage overrides. The 2600X scales very nicely at stock and the auto-turbo clockspeeds are very effective with top performance hence you're good to go!

Im thinking about getting a fan cooler for the cpu but I may just cough up some extra for a wraith at some point. do you think I can get away with the stock cooler for now?

Unlike the usual crappy stock coolers one might suspect, the 2600X comes with a pretty decent one! I'd stick with it! This is something better analysed through experience. If temps are unreasonably high or clockspeed throttling is evident in less than exceeding loads, you'll have plenty of time to upgrade later.

as for the case I was really wanting to get the NZXT H500 but it was out of stock so i went with the coolermaster masterbox mb500. do you think I will be fine without those case fans? or do you think I will reach high temps?

Although I have experience with the H500 case and not the MB500, from a general overview the MB500 seems more than adequate for the purpose at hand! With a front air mesh you can possibly expect better airflow intake compared to the H500. Another thing favouring the MB500 is the airflow expand-ability with x2 120mm support on the top side of the case (the H500 is limited to a single fan only).

I have 1 more question that I just thought of. Do you happen to know if the RAM I purchased is compatible with AMD ive heard that you need to specifically have c16 RAM kit or something?

16CL is great. 15CL is greater! The lower the CAS latency the faster the controller and module share instructions. In other words, your selected memory KIT is better for Ryzen!

So I checked up on that motherboard and the only problem is that its out of stock and will ship within 1 to 2 months lol. Lol I dont think I could wait that long but I am concerned now because the 1 thing I am looking for most out of a motherboard is good VRM cooling so when you mentioned that I died a little inside is there any other motherboards that are just as good as that one that are in stock? let me know if you find anything.

Honestly you'll be perfectly fine with your currently purchased one. Only consider beefier VRM cooling if overclocking is of interest. Should that be the case, any of the following X470's would do the job nicely:

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#f=2&c=132&sort=price&page=1&X=0,17356 (avoid the Asus TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX)

Comment reply on managerman's Completed Build: TT Core P7 "Bucket List 2.0" Build - Carbon Fiber Tubes and Fittings Overload Corvette Tribute!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Belonging to the league of legends! I love these "theme" based builds which are more than just a splash of leds/RGB +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2600x"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The optical drive isn't necessary. Almost all mainstream applications/drivers/etc are downloadable. You can also download and save the OS media to a USB stick: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 (selecting "download tool now"). Once done, you can plug it into the new system and install the OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USD$850 Gaming/Work PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good for the task at hand!

If you can absolve yourself of the "white" accents, and drop the cooler, swap the memory sticks for a more than adequate 3000Mhz 16CL kit, a non "I" variant H500, you could potentially secure the following:

  1. Ryzen 2600X - marginally improved clockspeeds + a pretty decent stock cooler over the 2600 stock offering (IMO $35 well spent unless the aftermarket white/black cooler holds stern preference by appearance)

  2. Higher factory OC'd RX 580 '8GB' VRAM GPU - higher visual quality achievable in some of the more graphically intense games + more than capable of handling demanding games on top settings whilst sustaining 60fps(+)

  3. Faster SSD

  4. Better quality PSU

  5. x2 case PWM case fans for improved airflow

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $189.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.96 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.45 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.45 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $823.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 21:54 EST-0500

(just an option)

p.s. if you fancy then M.2 variant of the MX500 SSD ... it's less than 10 bucks on top: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fgZFf7/crucial-mx500-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd4

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600 Bang for the Buck, BUT QUALITY Gaming PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

For around $600 you can do "so much" better with a superior performing CPU and a dedicated graphics card.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $90.98 @ Newegg
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $620.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 20:54 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The X470 chipset is a better fit for X-series processors, also in hopes of overclocking. The Ryzen 2600 sits very comfortably with a decent B450 board. Hence savings to be had.

For around 20 bucks more, a 500GB MX500 SSD makes for a fantastic investment for the long run.

For $20 less, it's the best PSU in it's class: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/bkp323/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-550fx Although taking nothing away from the RMX model but not worth $20 more!

You may be aware, Nvidia is now supporting a number of FreeSync panels with GSYNC compatibility. Hence you might want to look into whether your panel supports this feature. This model does according to a couple of user reviews: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Nv3H99/msi-optix-mag24c-236-1920x1080-144hz-monitor-optix-mag24c

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

BTW-

Not the prettiest of looking boards (for my personal taste), but performance and feature-wise, this $99 one is better. Especially the "VRM" cooling + added USB ports. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gMQG3C/gigabyte-b450-aorus-elite-atx-AM4-motherboard-b450-aorus-elite

How are you doing in terms of your budget? If it has flex, an aftermarket cooler would be nice or something worth upgrading to a little later. The stock cooler is ok, a little loud and does the cap the performance ceiling (temp throttling). Not a huge concern if you're snatching away at the budget!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

550W is more than enough for the task at hand with efficiency margins in check. The motherboard addition completes the package.

You don't need anything else at this point, although, another case fan or 2 would be nice for improved airflow. These are very decent budget PWM ones:

120mm: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cXg323/arctic-cooling-case-fan-afaco120p2gba01

or 140mm: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hhbp99/arctic-cooling-case-fan-afaco140p0gba01

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Visual Experience over Performance..."

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can push for the max $1200 mark:

Display added - 75hz + FREESYNC for smoother and tear-free gaming experience

You can easily pick up an adequate $20 keyboard and mouse combo from a local store or online. Something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/Logitech-MK120-Desktop-English-920-002565/dp/B003NREDC8/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mouse+and+keyboard&qid=1551030708&s=gateway&sr=8-4

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $279.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $113.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $116.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.88 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $254.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor AOC - G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $159.99 @ Canada Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1180.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 12:55 EST-0500

If you prefer hanging around the $1000 hanger....its definitely doable for a decent gaming rig. 19" smaller Display without FreeSync and locked at 60hz. 1080p on 19" panels is pretty decent so not a huge loss there. Also removed the secondary storage unit which is something you can upgrade to later when needed. Or if you need the added storage from the get-go, we can easily achieve a 240GB entry level SSD (simply good enough) and secure a 1TB secondary hard drive. Whether you're saving games on SSD or HD, the performance is the same.

Repeated: You can easily pick up an adequate $20 keyboard and mouse combo from a local store or online. Something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/Logitech-MK120-Desktop-English-920-002565/dp/B003NREDC8/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=mouse+and+keyboard&qid=1551030708&s=gateway&sr=8-4

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $229.59 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $113.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $116.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.88 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card $199.99 @ Memory Express
Case Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ - GW2270 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $964.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 13:04 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll need to share the "permalink" which is located above your list for a fixed snapshot of your parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Visual Experience over Performance..."

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually helps to know the max budget including all peripherals (and which peripherals). The idea is to find a balance in allocating adequate funds towards some peripherals should more "cost" be necessary to push towards better performing parts.

Also, does the build budget include an operating system?

To get things flowing.....(for now)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $279.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $113.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $116.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.88 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $254.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1020.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 11:59 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build need help!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

For adaptive frame sync tech the CPU choice doesn't matter. The display (which harnesses the tech) and GPU are the key players here for a smooth/tear-free experience.

The good news is, Nvidia recently announced GSYNC support on FreeSync panels with their latest driver patch. Although I don't believe there's a QVL available with currently approved/compatible panels, what you can do is, google your displays model number for Gsync compatibility and see what others are reporting. Here's a quick search result for the MAG24C with some positive feedback: https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/ag4ozl/_/ee3sjpd/?context=1

It does require some tinkering (fast and basic configurations) and the results may not be 100% perfect but if your panel is compatible, you can expect better support with later Nvidia driver updates

OTHER NOTES:

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I actually use all the RGB in this build?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

That ASUS mobo doesn't support 5v

Check here for all compatible mobos:

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#c=132&m=7,18&sort=price&f=2

Take this PSU (better overall + quieter fan) : https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bkp323/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-550fx or if you see yourself overclocking down the road and fancy something a little more flexible for future upgrades, a 650W unit: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx (only $10 more)

Don't let the mundane "seasonic" branding fool you...IT'S ABSOLUTE TOP QUALITY STUFF!!

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