Build Advice $1300-1500 Gaming Pc

Feb 20, 2020
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Hi! I'm looking to build my first computer. I would mainly use it for gaming, video editing, watching videos, and browsing the web. This is my first time building a pc, and I have this thing where it's hard for me to make decisions. I would go: "Hey let's choose a 2070 super", but then I would think: "Rx 5700 it sounds good too..." I've been picking parts for a while now, and every time I compile a list I would just decide against it.

My preferences are: For the parts, any color will do fine. I like RGB, but not the rainbow kind, I like everything synced in one color or pattern. I have nothing against air cooling, but I don't like the towers with bare metal backplates, it just looks bad. I would also prefer an AMD CPU and RTX 2070 super Gaming X trio/Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red devil because they look the best (opinion) and give the best bang for the buck. These are not mandatory though if you think that you have a better replacement I'm all ears. I would also like RGB fans. I already have a monitor, 1920x1080 60 hz, but I'm going to upgrade it in the future, so it won't be included in the budget.

This is also my first time posting here, so go easy on me if I do anything wrong!

Thanks in advance for helping me!

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably in April to May

Budget Range: $1400, give or take $100

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, browsing, video editing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, PcPartPicker, Amazon, or just your own list is all fine

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Nvidia or AMD GPU is fine

Overclocking: Gonna try it

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, might upgrade to 2k
 
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WildCard999

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Disregard the error message as the MAX boards ship with a updated BIOS and even if there is a issue the board allows you to update the BIOS without a CPU.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.97 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($162.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1469.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 07:23 EST-0500

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