The B450 and X470 chipsets were released alongside the Zen+ architecture CPUs. Matisse or Zen 2 is a new architecture, and the boards released alongside it are X570 and B550 chipset, the latter of which are currently unavailable. Certain B450 boards will require a special firmware update to make the older board compatible with the new cpu, and with some motherboards you need an older cpu in order to do this update. In your case, I'm pretty sure no cpu is needed to perform the update, but if you're uncomfortable with doing any update yourself you can simply buy an x570 chipset motherboard, or downgrade your cpu to something like the 2600.
The GTX 2070 is actually RTX. All 20 series cards have real-time ray tracing capabilities, in addition to limited support on high-end 10 series models. I believe you're referring to the 2070s. The reason 2070 prices are so high is because they have been discontinued, and replaced with the 2070s. It's the same price, but with better performance.
Really awesome build! What is the screen called inside the case?
Great build! Just a bit confused, the monitor is 1440p and you write 2560x1440 res, but you also say it's 4k. Did you mean 1440p?
Yeah, the power supply was actually really good. If you can get it, and you're on a budget, it has great value. I would have gotten the ram online, but the choice was save 10 bucks and build it that night, or spend 10 bucks and build it another night. I was too eager to build it. Anyways, thanks!
I'd assume because he wanted the aesthetic improvements clcs bring, as well as the negligible performance increases.
Ok, thanks for letting me know! And for the record, it looks awesome!
Awesome build! What display is that in the case?
That would make more sense, but if it is 510 that's a hell of a 2060.
Great build! Love the theme and how you stuck to it! How did you get to 510 fps in fortnite, though? I have a 2080 ti and max out at 1440p at 200fps and 300 at 1080p. Are you playing at a really low res or am I looking to deeply into this and its an exaggeration?
Make sure your build is well balanced and there aren't any bottlenecks, and dedicate the time to really prepare for your build. Also, use a magnetic screwdriver.
But those cards are not as good, and this was supposed to be one of the best gaming builds money can buy.
I know that this was an overkill build, but that was kind of the point. I wanted to go all out, so I did. Thanks for the comment!
I think his account was actually deleted.
Great build! Well done!
Fair enough. As long as you learned for next time, it's fine. At least you spent the money on a 1070, and not a 730 or something like that.
Was this a while ago? You can easily find a 2060 for $350, and even a 2070 typically costs sub $500.
So you didn't pay $560?
Did you buy that 1070ti during the crypto craze? If not, that's really expensive!
I appreciate it! The price change in different regions does confuse the situation considerably, and in Canada at least, I would have to agree with you. Sometimes I forget a world exists outside the U.S! Either way, I am grateful for the help.
Ah. Thought you meant overall better. Yeah, I agree with you on that.
Agreed. You definitely pay a fine for going with G-SYNC, and not an insignificant one. I'm also not a fanboy, but, as you said, I look for either the best performance or price to performance, depending on the budget.
However, to my knowledge, the G-SYNC compatible FreeSync monitors have not had that fee applied to them. Since it seems the major advantage of an AMD card would be the affordability of FreeSync, would buying one of those twenty-four G-SYNC compatible FreeSync monitors make an Nvidia card the better choice? I agree that while looking for price to performance, if you don't like any of the twenty-four available monitors, a 590 would be more suitable. However, if you do buy one of the twenty-four monitors, it seems like it would negate the advantage of affordable frame syncing. Then, it would come down to a simple matter of performance, where the 1660 would emerge victorious. Would you agree with that?
I've looked at my other comments, and they appear to be convictions rather than questions. I'm not trying to be bothersome, I'm genuinely curious and would like to learn more about everything hardware. I'd like to make clear that I have no brand loyalties, and I'm continuing this conversation for the sake of my learning.
How is the Z370 better than Z390?
Either way, well done!
You can always wait for something. He wanted a pc now, not in a month. Also, do you have a source for that?
It looks and probably performs awesomely, but you may want to dedicate a half hour or so to at least hide those gpu cables a bit better.
Why wouldn't I say that? It seems perfectly reasonable to argue that the FreeSync advantage is heavily negated by the fact G-SYNC can be used on several FreeSync monitors. The only other special thing about AMD to my knowledge is the significantly higher power draw.
I would assume this is an old build, right? For $3000 you can get a 9900k 2080ti setup easy. Regardless of part choices, well done! It looks really clean!
How come you set a custom price for everything then? The reason you would do that would be to tell us the price you payed for the part.
To clarify, you would take a 590 over a 1660 because of brand loyalties? Not trying to sound critical, but I want to know if there is an AMD advantage I'm unaware of.
I compared the first models on PCPP, so the numbers would reflect that. According to these benchmarks, the 590 barely outperforms the 580. Considering at least in the U.S the price for the 590 and 1660 is identical, and the 1660 typically outperforms the 590, if I were to spend the extra money it would be on that.
I disagree. The RX 590 performs on average 7% better, while often costing up to 40% more. Additionally, except for the rgb, the spire and stealth are almost identical in performance. Additionally, the overclock achievable with the stock 2600 and stock cooler will grant identical performance to a 2600x. OP made the right price to performance choices.
Appreciate it man!
Two inconsistencies in your lie;
1, on your part list you had four sticks of ram, while the picture showed two.
2, my build was uploaded before yours. It was virtually impossible for me to copy you.
It’s one thing to blatantly lie, but quite another to continue the lie after you were called out on your idiocy.
Nice build! I have a similar one, but I think you pulled it off better. Well done!
Would you mind reporting him? The more people who report him, the faster this gets taken down.
Please don't upvote this, he stole my build and I can prove it.
KookieKev, not Kiev
Cleaned that up now, picture was taken seconds after I set up the pc.
This is my brand new build, picture taken immediately after getting a few basic games.
Since it's my build, I'll tell you that I used the iCUE software. If you've already tried that, I'd guess your LEDs are not functioning correctly.
He doesn't have these temps. Those are my pictures and parts exactly, he does not have the build. As the owner of this build, I can assure you those temps are completely made up.
This is not his build, it is mine.
This is absurd. You've literally stolen my build, pictures and all. I have proof this is mine, and you've been reported.