Question Decent Gaming Build - Suggestions Needed?

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Looking for a decent gaming build at 1080 and 1440p. Heard that 1660Ti can do a decent job at 1440P so considered it. My List of pairing options would be;

  1. Ryzen 5 2600 + GTX 1660Ti 6GB
  2. Ryzen 5 2600 + RTX 2060 6GB
  3. Ryzen 5 2600X + GTX 1660Ti 6GB
  4. Ryzen 5 2600X + RTX 2060 6GB
Please help in suggesting better gpu and cpu combo. Recommend if any other options are better.

And what would be the suitable motherboard for the above pairs? I have considered to go with either

  1. MSI B450 Tomahawk
  2. MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Other Parts(preferred and will replaced based on quality and availability):
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200
SSD - Crucial MX500 1tb M.2 SSD
PSU - Antec Earthwatts 80+ Gold Pro 650W
Case - NZXT H500
 

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Looking for a decent gaming build at 1080 and 1440p. Heard that 1660Ti can do a decent job at 1440P so considered it. My List of pairing options would be;

  1. Ryzen 5 2600 + GTX 1660Ti 6GB
  2. Ryzen 5 2600 + RTX 2060 6GB
  3. Ryzen 5 2600X + GTX 1660Ti 6GB
  4. Ryzen 5 2600X + RTX 2060 6GB
Please help in suggesting better gpu and cpu combo. Recommend if any other options are better.

And what would be the suitable motherboard for the above pairs? I have considered to go with either

  1. MSI B450 Tomahawk
  2. MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Other Parts(preferred and will replaced based on quality and availability):
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200
SSD - Crucial MX500 1tb M.2 SSD
PSU - Antec Earthwatts 80+ Gold Pro 650W
Case - NZXT H500

My recommendation for you is this:

1. Motherboard:
  • MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
2. CPU: R5 2600X

3. GPU: GTX 1660Ti 6GB


My reasons.... I looked up the Carbon & Tomahawk and the differences are slight but the Carbon has better options. The CPU I chose was the X variant because if you can afford it then why not. As for the GPU.... The 1660Ti is your better choice here as it will NOT SEVERELY BOTTLENECK your performance. If you go with any of those higher cards then it will stress the CPU so much to keep up with it and effectively lower the life expectancy of the CPU.

I have one final thought. I would Highly consider getting a different PSU. Antec these days are NOT what you would want. Go with something more common like a EVGA or a SeaSonic. I have seen lots of problems with Antec PSU's.
 
May 26, 2019
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My recommendation for you is this:

1. Motherboard:
  • MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
2. CPU: R5 2600X

3. GPU: GTX 1660Ti 6GB


My reasons.... I looked up the Carbon & Tomahawk and the differences are slight but the Carbon has better options. The CPU I chose was the X variant because if you can afford it then why not. As for the GPU.... The 1660Ti is your better choice here as it will NOT SEVERELY BOTTLENECK your performance. If you go with any of those higher cards then it will stress the CPU so much to keep up with it and effectively lower the life expectancy of the CPU.

I have one final thought. I would Highly consider getting a different PSU. Antec these days are NOT what you would want. Go with something more common like a EVGA or a SeaSonic. I have seen lots of problems with Antec PSU's.
Thank You. Would you mind suggesting a PSU from below list. I would like to go with either corsair or cooler master.
  1. Corsair TX-M Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU Hybrid Modular PSU
  2. Corsair CX650M Semi-Modular 80 Plus Bronze 650W PSU
  3. Cooler Master MWE Bronze 650W PSU
  4. Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W PSU
 
Thank You. Would you mind suggesting a PSU from below list. I would like to go with either corsair or cooler master.
  1. Corsair TX-M Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU Hybrid Modular PSU
  2. Corsair CX650M Semi-Modular 80 Plus Bronze 650W PSU
  3. Cooler Master MWE Bronze 650W PSU
  4. Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W PSU
Wattage-wise all of them are overkill, 550 W is enough for a 1660 Ti, but it doesn't hurt to have some headroom for future upgrades. The two Corsair units are better, and the TXM is the best of the four, followed by the CX650M unit. I would suggest going with the TXM if you aren't making severe compromises in other parts to get it.
 
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Wattage-wise all of them are overkill, 550 W is enough for a 1660 Ti, but it doesn't hurt to have some headroom for future upgrades. The two Corsair units are better, and the TXM is the best of the four, followed by the CX650M unit. I would suggest going with the TXM if you aren't making severe compromises in other parts to get it.
Thank You. That seems good enough. I ll go with txm series.
 

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