Question Check out my new build, please!

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I am building a new PC and have put together some parts that I would like to use. Based on the PC bottleneck calculator, I will bottleneck 100% of the time. Check it out, lmk what you think, or what I could change. Thanks!

I PLAN ON GAMING AND STREAMING AT THE SAME TIME

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BQQXn7
 

Barty1884

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Based on the PC bottleneck calculator
Please do yourself a favour, and forget you ever looked at such a thing.

Every system has a "bottleneck" in some way, shape or form.... It's whether it will impact your workload or not that matters.

For gaming and streaming, it's a very nice system. As long as you're not planning on pairing that system with a 1080p/60Hz monitor (which would be very, very underwhelming), then it's a very solid system for what you want to do.... Arguably overkill even.

Not convinced on the Inland SSD. For $130 though, not when an Intel 660p is $105...

The only major change I'd consider, is the CPU and GPU. 12c/24t is probably completely overkill for your use-case and, given the price different between it and a 3700X (~$170), that's the difference between a 2070Super and a 2080Super.

Most GPU horsepower, and likely no impact whatsoever to your gaming/streaming experience from stepping down the CPU a little bit....

Beyond that, there's always going to be little things here & there that could change (MB, cooler, peripherals etc), but it's a very good system overall.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($244.96 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Walmart)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32/64-bit ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($138.77 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Headset ($172.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2424.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-23 15:45 EST-0500
 
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GarrettL

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Don't put too much faith in the bottleneck calculator.

I would suggest a 3700x or 3800x and use the extra money for the 2080 Super or whatever you think you need.

As someone running a 3800x , 2070S, 16GB 3200 memory on an x570 motherboard at 1440p, I've not come close to bottle necking my system.

Sure, some AAA games will run the gpu to it's maximum but the the cpu has never been bogged down although I am not a streamer.

I also have an Inland NVMe and it's run fine so far.

If you have a Micro Center near you they typically give you a $30 refund at the register with a motherboard and cpu combo.
 
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Please do yourself a favour, and forget you ever looked at such a thing.
Lol, for sure. The SSD isn't the actual SSD that I will be getting, I was just trying to estimate price. I wanted a future proof computer, so that way I wouldn't have to upgrade any time soon. Besides, I use a lot of programs, Chrome tabs, games, streaming software, photoshop, etc. I heard that the 3700x wasn't a bad processor, but I don't mind paying for the extra performance from the 3900x. As far as the 2070 super, I don't see how it wouldn't be able to handle any game I throw at it.
 
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Don't put too much faith in the bottleneck calculator.

I would suggest a 3700x or 3800x and use the extra money for the 2080 Super or whatever you think you need.

As someone running a 3800x , 2070S, 16GB 3200 memory on an x570 motherboard at 1440p, I've not come close to bottle necking my system.

Sure, some AAA games will run the gpu to it's maximum but the the cpu has never been bogged down although I am not a streamer.

I also have an Inland NVMe and it's run fine so far.

If you have a Micro Center near you they typically give you a $30 refund at the register with a motherboard and cpu combo.
I do have a MicroCenter near me, that's where I plan to get all of my parts. They have some that are open box, so I can save some money. I also have my current system which cost me around $2000 that I will be selling to recoup some money from this build.
 
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GarrettL

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The 2070S, it depends on the resolution. It's good up to 1440p.

I wanted to build a pc that was going to last as long as possible as well and chose the x570. I ended up with the 3800x due to the Micro Center Bundle deal. And with the 4000 series release there is a better long term upgrade path.
 
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Phaaze88

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Bottleneck calculators are garbage, don't use that again. Look at this nonsense:

If all you're going to do is game + stream:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M 53.38 CFM CPU Cooler ($66.26 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($93.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($749.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32/64-bit ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Headset
Total: $1866.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-23 16:03 EST-0500
 

GarrettL

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The 2070S would be fine for 1080p. Even a 2060S would be a reasonable choice considering Nvida is rumored to have quite the performance increase with the next series of gpu's to be released later this year.
 

Barty1884

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I heard that the 3700x wasn't a bad processor, but I don't mind paying for the extra performance from the 3900x. As far as the 2070 super, I don't see how it wouldn't be able to handle any game I throw at it.
The thing is, if you're not going to utilize that "extra performance", what use is spending the money?

I didn't say a 2070S wouldn't handle any game you could throw at it, but you hadn't clarified resolution at the time.

I was simply suggesting the money could be better used elsewhere (generally gaming ,you want the strongest GPU possible), a 2070S is plenty capable for 1080p/144Hz

With that same viewpoint, a 3700X is going to handle any game/stream/multi-tasking you can throw at it, so why spend the money on the 3900X?

With photoshop, chrome tabs etc... if this is in addition to gaming/streaming, and possibly happening at the same time.... you should almost certainly look to 32GB of RAM rather than 16.
 
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The thing is, if you're not going to utilize that "extra performance", what use is spending the money?

I didn't say a 2070S wouldn't handle any game you could throw at it, but you hadn't clarified resolution at the time.

I was simply suggesting the money could be better used elsewhere (generally gaming ,you want the strongest GPU possible), a 2070S is plenty capable for 1080p/144Hz

With that same viewpoint, a 3700X is going to handle any game/stream/multi-tasking you can throw at it, so why spend the money on the 3900X?

With photoshop, chrome tabs etc... if this is in addition to gaming/streaming, and possibly happening at the same time.... you should almost certainly look to 32GB of RAM rather than 16.
Does this look a little better?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F7wNvW
 

Barty1884

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As I tried to mention, "better" is subjective. There's always things you could change.

Now that you've shared your monitor resolution/refresh rate, I find it hard to make a justification for a 2080Super.....a 2070 Super is more than enough.

Other than that, the only real change I see is the model of 2080S and the SSD? You've dropped from NVMe (both the Inland and the Intel I suggested) to a SATA based M.2 with the MX500. To be clear, that's not 'bad', just theoretically a bit slower (in day to day use, you're unlikely to notice). However, I wouldn't spend more on a SATA-M.2 that you can get a quality NVME-M.2 for.
 

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