Question ██ i5-8400 + gtx1660 gaming build for your comment ██

Jun 17, 2019
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Please comment on my proposed combination, thanks so much.

CPU: Intel i5-8400
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX B365G-GAMING B365
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666
Graphics Card: ASUS PH-GTX1660-O6G PHOENIX GTX1660 6GB GDDR5
PSU: Antec NE550C-BR (AN-PS-NEO-ECO-TUF-550) NeoEco2 550W


I want to keep built-in graphics so I didnt choose i5-9400f
I will use my existing ssd and hard disks

Some questions:
  1. Should i change to ASUS PRIME B365M-A for saving some money? its cheaper
  2. Is the graphics card comparatively too strong and get limited its strength?
  3. Should I change graphics card to TUF version of same series?
  4. I will use mATX, are the sizes all OK?


thanks
 

WildCard999

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  1. Yes unless there's a feature on the Strix that you want. There's also the Asrock B365 Pro which is a solid board and is probably much cheaper then the Asus boards.
  2. No it's a good pairing at 1080P.
  3. I prefer the dual fan series but the single fan versions should stay within safe temps.
  4. MATX is fine, only go for a larger board if you need the additional PCI/E slots.
You could also go B360/H310 so save possibly enough money so that you could get the 1660 ti instead or even Vega 56 8gb.
 
Jun 17, 2019
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Thanks so much for all your advice.

Some more questions.


  1. Should I keep ASUS motherboard + ASUS graphics card for better compatibility or just change to Asrock + some other brand graphics card?
  2. which motherboard & graphics card brand would you recommend?
  3. Any other PSU you recommend?


Thanks so much.
 

WildCard999

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  1. Using the same manufacter GPU with the same motherboard doesn't affect performance or compatibility at all.
  2. Depends on your budget, what is it?
  3. Seasonic EVO 620W, good quality, excellent pricing currenty and would support higher end GPU's.
PCPartPicker Part List
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ B&H)
Total: $39.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-18 12:15 EDT-0400
 

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