Question First AMD build, insight and criticism appreciated

Jun 23, 2019
Hi there,

I am currently configuring my first AMD build. I feel pretty confident about my selected components, however, because this is my first AMD build I thought I would reach out to the forum before ordering everything. If you have any suggestions, or insight on a build like this, I would greatly appreciate your help.

This Mid Tier build will be predominantly used for data processing (excessively large Excel files), video editing (Adobe Premier), and Photoshop. Excel, in particular, is the most CPU multi-thread intensive processing that this machine will be handling.

This build centered around the AMD 2700X is budget friendly. However, will the AMD 2700X be enough, or should I consider spending a little more to upgrade to a Thread Ripper? I feel pretty great about the AMD pricepoint, however, if any users have experience with AMD and would still suggest going the Intel i9 9900K route, I would appreciate your insight.

Build Total: $1,235.00

System Specs:
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, 8 Cores/16 Thread, 4.3 GHz
RAM: 64gb DDR4, HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4x)
Storage: 500gb SSD 860 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B3, 80+ Bronze 650W, Fully Modular

Links and details:
MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 HDMI Display Port WiFi Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC) – Amazon link

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX - Amazon link

NZXT H500i - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - RGB Lighting and Fan Control - CAM-Powered Smart Device - Tempered Glass Panel - Enhanced Cable Management System – Water-Cooling Ready - Black/Red - Amazon link

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (MZ-N6E500BW) - Amazon link

64gb DDR4 RAM - (2x) Kingston Technology HyperX Fury Black 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM Kit of 2 (HX426C16FBK2/32) - Amazon link
$160.99 Each
$321.98 Total

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5, VR Ready, Dual BIOS, 3xDP HDMI DVI, AMD Graphics Card (RX-580P8DFD6) - Amazon link

EVGA 650 B3, 80+ Bronze 650W, Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-B3-0650-V1 - Amazon link

Antec Sleeved Cable - Power Supply Cable Extension Kit with Extra-Sleeved 24 PIN 8PIN 6PIN 4+4 PIN with Combs- Red (11.8inch/30cm) - Amazon link
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Jun 23, 2019
Solid picks in general. One question and a quibble:

Do you have a Windows license?

Getting one kit of RAM as opposed to adding two together would better ensure they work well together

I do have a Windows 10 Home edition license that I will be activating. Thank you for the heads up on the Ram selection. Your recommended kit looks great and will even save me a few dollars. Thank you.