Build Advice Building New Gaming Pc- need advice

Harbingerbk

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My Pc just died and I need advice for a new rig. It’s been about six years since I built my old one. I’m mostly lost in regards to what processor to get. Back in 2014 intel was still king.

My budget is ~1000

I plan to reuse my gpu - XFX Radeon RX 580 8gb 256bit GDDR5

I plan to use my new rig for gaming and everyday use. Need help on figuring out CPU, Case, Ram, motherboard and Power supply. Also, l‘m thinking of having a NVMe for my primary drive. I plan to use a water cooler btw since my old rig had 1 and I’m now partial to them. Thanks in advance for help.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXRqBZ
 
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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KM2zFG

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $726.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 05:35 EST-0500


Went with a Ryzen build, they are far better price to performance and quite honestly so close to Intel anymore that the additional cost of Intel is not worth it IMO. Didn't include a case since that's personal preference. but you could easily get a 50-100$ case (IMO over 100 dollars on a case is a waste) and then still have money to upgrade your GPU. I also gave you a less expensive SSD. The 970 are great, however for gaming and generally use you will never see the performance of the drive and it's a waste of money.
 

Harbingerbk

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KM2zFG

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $726.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 05:35 EST-0500


Went with a Ryzen build, they are far better price to performance and quite honestly so close to Intel anymore that the additional cost of Intel is not worth it IMO. Didn't include a case since that's personal preference. but you could easily get a 50-100$ case (IMO over 100 dollars on a case is a waste) and then still have money to upgrade your GPU. I also gave you a less expensive SSD. The 970 are great, however for gaming and generally use you will never see the performance of the drive and it's a waste of money.
Made a few changes let me know what you think. Also site says there’s compatibility issues with build. Also thinking of reusing old case.
https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-obsidian-series-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811139024?Item=N82E16811139024

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6wHJmg
 
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That's a BIOS warning. However chances of getting a out of date BIOS are low. And if for whatever reason the BIOS is out of date the motherboard I choose allows for BIOS updates without a compatible CPU installed so you can update it quite easily.

One last thing, that AIO is not very good, really non of the 120mm ones are. either stick with the stock cooler included with the 3700X or get a 240mm AIO.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkXunUAriE
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($136.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks PH-ES614PC_BK ATX Full Tower Case ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1124.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 13:49 EST-0500


If you are ready to spend a decent amount get this instead. High quality components.
 

g-unit1111

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Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $989.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 14:31 EST-0500


That's less than $1K with a Windows license and you get all current hardware.
 

GarrettL

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Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $989.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 14:31 EST-0500


That's less than $1K with a Windows license and you get all current hardware.

That's a great build for the price. The guts of it should last a long time with another cpu upgrade available in the future.

I love my x570 rig :)
 

logainofhades

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I would think you should be able to reuse your Windows key. I would try that before you go and buy a new copy.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.27 @ 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: $996.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 16:34 EST-0500
 

Harbingerbk

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Wow, I love this community. Thanks a lot for the help guys. A lot to consider. I want to start ordering parts soon so will finalize what I’m going to build in a few days. Typing on iPad sucks lol.

Btw - I have a win7 key that allowed me to upgrade to win10 back then. So not sure how that would work out.
 

logainofhades

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Granted mine is on an AIO, but the 3700x really doesn't need it. Mine was a leftover from my previous 6700k build, so I reused it. A good air cooler is sufficient. I have heard the VRM's, on that board, are quite good. I just avoid Asus, due to horrible customer service/support. I modified your build, on how I would go about it. Ryzen likes fast ram. I am using this same ram, with my Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI. Rest of my rig is linked in my sig.



PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1092.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-30 09:18 EST-0500
 

Harbingerbk

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $229.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $124.99 @ B&H
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | $98.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $957.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-06 03:37 EST-0500 |

So, Rig is up and running. I'd like to thanks everyone for their help. I had a problem creating a boot drive from my Usb but turns out I didn't need to. I entered my old win 7 key and it worked since my old SSD had windows loaded already. I would love to clone have my OS to M.2 drive at some point. My old SSD is only 120gb compared to the 1tb on M.2 drive.

If, anyone have any thoughts on a good way to clone drive. Please let me know thanks.
 

Harbingerbk

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Small and prob last update. After doing some research I decided it was better to start my OS from scratch. The major reason was to have a more stable system in the long run. Again thanks for the help guys. Take Care!
 

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