[SOLVED] Build Help: $1500 Black Friday

Jineus

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Hello everyone!

The PC will be used for gaming, and I'm hoping it will last me about 4 years.

This is the build so far:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $169.99 @ B&H
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $112.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $103.98 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $98.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1524.79
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 02:35 EST-0500 |

Some questions:

1 Could you help me pick out a RAM? Is 16GB sufficient? I've heard that 3600mhz or higher is good for Ryzen, but other than that, I don't know how to differentiate between the different RAM and why they vary in price.

2. Is the 650W enough?

3. Do you have any suggestions for different parts, or see any compatibility issues?

4. If you have any tips on getting the best deals for Black Friday, please let me know!

Thank you very much!
 
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As for the Motherboard, why did you choose the MSI X570 over the B450 Max?
It is latest gen. Has better features and connectivity options. Has more robust power phases and VRMs for pushing the clocks further without thermal throttling or upgrading to a better CPU. And, is affordable in your budget.


For the Storage, is it safe to purchase from brands other than Samsung and WD?
It is faster than both and cheaper. Also has good reviews. 970 Evo has been there for quite some time now and there are better components out there in the market.

For PSU, do you think 650W is not enough or did you simply pick 750W b/c it had the best deal?
Same quality, cheaper, and should give you more headroom for future upgrade...
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-40/
 
This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $97.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $89.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $98.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1546.78
| Mail-in rebates | -$15.00
| Total | $1531.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 03:07 EST-0500 |
 

Jineus

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This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $97.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $89.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $98.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1546.78
| Mail-in rebates | -$15.00
| Total | $1531.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 03:07 EST-0500 |
Oh cool! So getting the 3700X would make it more future-proof since it has 8 cores. The Scythe CPU cooler has great ratings and looks better than Noctua, which is nice!

As for the Motherboard, why did you choose the MSI X570 over the B450 Max?

For the Storage, is it safe to purchase from brands other than Samsung and WD?

For PSU, do you think 650W is not enough or did you simply pick 750W b/c it had the best deal?

Thanks so much!
 
As for the Motherboard, why did you choose the MSI X570 over the B450 Max?
It is latest gen. Has better features and connectivity options. Has more robust power phases and VRMs for pushing the clocks further without thermal throttling or upgrading to a better CPU. And, is affordable in your budget.


For the Storage, is it safe to purchase from brands other than Samsung and WD?
It is faster than both and cheaper. Also has good reviews. 970 Evo has been there for quite some time now and there are better components out there in the market.

For PSU, do you think 650W is not enough or did you simply pick 750W b/c it had the best deal?
Same quality, cheaper, and should give you more headroom for future upgrade...
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-40/
 

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