I got you a better CPU, faster RAM, a better case, and a better PSU. It's $100 more than your original partslist, but it's considerably better.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
If you need it cheaper, I'd stick with the 8GB for now, but make sure it's a 2x4 kit so you can have dual channel memory. 3000Mhz or above, 3200 is ideal. You might be able to get away with a lesser power supply, but keep in mind you might have to replace it within a few years. Something like the one I added will last much longer than that.
I have the Define C full tower for my main build and I've used it in quite a few different builds. Sure, it's not quite as good for cooling as some other cases but you don't have to worry about overheating or anything.
Otherwise, that partslist looks great!
For $100 more I got you RBG RAM and a better RGB GPU. Your motherboard is already RGB. If you wanna throw in some RGB fans later, that would work too.
Unbelievable. The smoker is so incredibly over the top, I love it. Along with the gear/fan thing in the front.
Great work as always.
This looks great, but since there's room in the budget, I added a faster SSD and RAM:
This looks like a great build, but I wouldn't expect 144fps+ in every game maxed out. Even in 1080p, that's a tall order for AAA titles. For games like Overwatch and HotS, you'll be perfectly fine.
Here's what I came up with off the top of my head:
Got you a second generation Ryzen CPU with 12 threads instead of 4 along with a better more recent video card. I changed the case to a cheaper but in my opinion better case and just made some minor adjustments to other parts on the list. I added parametric filters so if you save the link to that list, the part/prices will change depending on what's available.
I would definitely get the 16GB of RAM to start out with. With the prices near you right now, it's going to be the most cost effective by a lot since there aren't too many good single modules available. You'll almost certainly need the 16GB in the future, and if you get it now, you'll never have to worry about it.
You can expect any quality component to operate for probably around 10 years or more without issues. But just because it operates doesn't mean it's usable. What I meant by compatibility was if you wanted to upgrade to a new processor 10 years from now, it would definitely not be compatible with the motherboard. Once you get a new motherboard. the RAm could very well not be compatible anymore either. So I guess around 10 years is the point where to upgrade, you're going to have to pretty much start from scratch. But that also depends what you're trying to do with it, like I said before.
I might have misspoken. The power supply won't be likely to get outdated, persay, but you never want to keep a powersupply for over 10 years or so. All these components do have a certain lifetime, and with something as important as a powersupply, I would recommend switching it out every 6 or 7 years possibly. Just to make sure everything is working as best as it can and you won't run into any issues. powersupplies are a pretty painless upgrade so it's never a bad idea.
You can get whatever case you want, that's all up to your personal preference. As for the video card, it's really the best deal right now. You can't really get a better card for that price.
This is what I came up with:
Looks pretty good. Since you're so close to the 2000 mark, here's another option you could take a look at.
Unfortunately, there is no way I'm going to be able to find you a motherboard or powersupply that will last anywhere near 25 years. 10 years is fantastic for any component.
I'm not saying they would stop working in 25 years, but they are going to be incredibly outdated and incompatible with nearly all software and hardware 25 years from now. I'd say the average lifetime for a component is around 5 years until you really start to have compatibility issues.
The motherboard and power supply I chose are both quality units, but how long they remain relevant relies on exactly what you use them for. For instance, your CPU would probably still work great for basic use in 10 years, but it likely wouldn't be able to run the newest titles of 2030.
I made a few small changes according to what you've told me so far:
I would recommend going with the 16GB right off the bat. Your budget allows it no problem. I gave you a larger SSD, removed the HDD and Windows, and gave you an even high quality power supply.
I would say this would be able to handle pretty much any game you throw at it for at least 3-4 years or so. After that, you could grab a better CPU and the newest GPU and you'd be set for another 5 years.
Faster memory might be a good idea, but otherwise that looks good.
This guy knows what he's talking about. This build will work great.
pugetsystems.com also has some great insight on deep learning rig specifications.
This will work perfectly.
Just get yourself some DDR4-3200 RAM instead of 3000 and you'll be all set to go! You just want the fastest RAM possible for Ryzen. It helps out a lot.
Go ahead and click on the link below to see the part list I just threw together for you. To post it in a comment, choose the PCPP markup.
It's a little bit over $1000. Unfortunetely, I couldn't find any 580 or 570 cards in your area which is what I would have chosen for your budget. My only 2 options were either the 1050 Ti or the 1660 Ti. The 1660 Ti is a bit pricier, but it's going to be much better value and last you quite a long time.
It will fit into your motherboard, but you'll have to do some measuring to make sure it will fit in the case.
This RX 560 might be a better option:
Great looking build, great parts. Looks great, too.
Have you thrown a list together on here? That would make it a lot easier to find the lowest prices for all of your parts and a lot easier for people to look at your part lists.
Where are you located and what's your budget?
Wouldn't have done anything different myself. This will work great.
You could probably grab something like a used GTX 960 4GB for around $80. Your CPU should be able to keep up for a good while longer.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe the CPU performance is more important than GPU power for encoding with Plex, at least. I also got you a much faster SSD.
I like to think the Noctuas are a mark of someone who cares much more about the performance rather than aesthetics and I respect that. Otherwise, there's no window on the case anyways.
Awesome build. Way to rock the 2600K! That CPU still has quite a bit life left in it for 1080p gaming!
I'm pretty sure you'll be alright as long as you don't mind messing with a few settings here and there. Maybe you'll have to turn down a few more things for some games. I'd look up some in detail benchmarks.
Worst case scenario, you can always upgrade later!
Oh, there's really not much of a reason I would choose the Dell I didn't realize that monitor had G-SYNC. That one will work just fine.
If you want 100+ in most games at 1440p, I'd probably recommend a 2080. You'll get 70 to 80 with the 2060 in the most intensive games.
Here's what I came up with after a few adjustments. I made sure you got a G-SYNC panel to make sure any frames under 144hz (or in this case, 165hz) will be as smooth as possible.
At that price, I'd recommend looking on craigslist/ebay for good deals. I'd recommend ebay over craigslist just because of return policies.
I bet you could get something with a 4th gen i5 or greater along with some kind of 900 series GPU.
Yeah, the 2700X and the 2080 Ti should work nicely. Cool build!
I totally forgot about the wireless, sorry about that:
You could save a good chuck of change with a Threadripper CPU. I'm assuming having more threads is going to be a bit more beneficial to you vs IPC/clock speed:
All black, pure gaming. Best performance I could do for the price.
It sounds like it's working perfectly fine for you besides your bad luck with the SSDs. If it's running everything you need it to, why upgrade? (Unless you have some money to burn and you want the best of the best)
If anything, grab a 4th gen i7 for some more threads and you'll be set to go for a good while longer.
I agree with this. Make sure you have the fastest memory possible for your 1200 and then put whatever you can into a graphics card. That's going to give you the biggest and most noticeable gain in performance especially in titles where the CPU doesn't have to work too hard (like in Overwatch.)
Any reason you prefer Intel over AMD? This is what I was able to do with a 2600 over the 9600K. Twice the amount of processing threads for a considerably lower price which allows for a better GPU.
I also switched my country to the Netherlands so it shows the prices that you will actually get since some parts might not be available.
This is a solid build.
I'd upgrade to a 4th gen i7 like the 4770 or 4790. Unlocked or locked, doesn't matter too much. Then get the best GPU you can get on your budget. i wouldn't get anything more powerful than a GTX 1080 to limit bottlenecks as much as possible.
Here what I came up with from your budget. fast CPU and better GPU. You won't be able to see the power supply anyway, so I got you a much more reliable unit. Let me know what you think.
Only 8GB of RAM right now, but it's nice and fast. upgrading to 16GB will be super easy later on by just throwing in a few extra sticks. Huge amount of room to upgrade, too.
Super clean and very sensible build. Great choice of parts. Awesome work! Just goes to show you can get a great looking and performing build without spending a fortune.
(You should adjust the AMD logo on the cooler so it's facing upright. That's my only "complaint," haha)
Yeah, it should be able to do that no problem.
Sorry for the late reply. This computer is for very basic home office use. Surfing the internet and word documents. Might not even be streaming any video.
Haha, there's always someone with a better GPU than you, but there's also always someone with something worse!
I didn't have the time to run any on this specific machine but I do have some results from a run I did with the same CPU in a different system:
Very clean build and setup. It doesn't look like a budget build at all!
Whoops, should have read more.
Hm, that's interesting. What games was he playing? Did he have anything in the background? From the benchmarks I've looked at, it seems like it holds it's own decently.
Next time, I might try and put in something different. There's just such a big price difference between 4 and 6 cores. Maybe I should try and find some Zeons...
Do you have the CPU overclocked? I bet that'll help it keep up.
It will for sure play them. Maybe not max settings, but it's a great low powered budget card.