Question First PC Build... advice needed pls.

Sep 23, 2020
I have put this together to mainly play Call of Duty and for casual amateur video editing. Getting away from the consoles and onto the PCs.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Panicking at spending this much

*BASE_PRICE: [+1224]
BLUETOOTH: None Selected
CAS: NZXT H511 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Window panel [+16] (Matte Black)
CD: None Selected
COOL: None Selected
COOL2: None Selected
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT - 12-Core 3.80GHz, 4.7GHz Turbo - 64MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible (No On-board Graphics)
CS_FAN: 4x Corsair SP120 Addressable RGB Fan Kit [+35]
EXCD: None Selected
EXPAN: Built-in USB Ports
FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H115i RGB Pro XT High Performance Liquid Cooling System w/ 280mm Radiator, Ultimate OC Compatible [+68] (Corsair CPU Water Cooling, Ultimate OC Compatible)
FLASHMEDIA: None Selected
FREEBIE_CU1: Q3 2020 Ryzen Game Bundle [+0]
FREEBIE_VC1: Q3 20 Radeon Game Bundle [+0]
HDD: 4TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 5400RPM Hard Drive [+34] (1 Drive)
HOLIDAY1: Cyberpower Sticker Set [+0]
HOLIDAY2: BullGuard Internet Security 2018 for Windows PC with Game Booster! - 1 year - 3 User Licence [+0]
INTERBROWSER1: Google Chrome Internet Browser [+0]
KEYBOARD: None Selected
M2SSD: 512GB (1x512GB) ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD - 3500MB/s Read & 3000MB/s Write (Single Drive)
M2SSD2: None Selected
MEMORY: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4/3200mhz Dual Channel Memory [+66] (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
MONITOR: 27" ASUS TUF GAMING VG279QM IPS 1ms 240Hz Full HD 1080p, HDMI / DP, Flat G-Sync Monitor [+299] (Single Monitor)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI X570-A Pro: ATX w/ RGB, PCIe 4.0, USB 3.2, SATA3, 2x M.2
MOUSE: None Selected
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Perfect for most people with all the core features of Windows 10 including: automatic updates, Cortana and DirectX 12 graphics support (No Recovery Media)
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Overclock up to 10%) [+29]
PCABLE: None Selected
POWERSUPPLY: InWin A65 650W 80+ Certified Gaming Power Supply
PRO_WIRING1: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chasis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
RAID: None Selected
RUSH: Standard Processing Time
SPEAKERS: None Selected
SSD: None Selected
USB1: Built-in USB Ports [+0]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB - DX12® - VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP, 5 Monitor Support (Single Card)
VIVE_HEADSET: None Selected
WARRANTY: DESKTOP SILVER WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 1 Year Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support [+19]
WNC: None Selected
XWNA: None Selected
_PRICE: (+1809)


I would not recommend purchasing a 5700XT at this time. Nvidia has launched new GPUs, AMD is following next month.

RTX3070 would be more fitting, but doesn't release until mid-October. Worth waiting for, about twice as powerful as the 5700XT

Don't spend money on an overclock, you can do it yourself with minimal effort by following a few online guides. Pro wiring, another thing you can do yourself with some quick video tutorials about cable management.

Probably buy your own monitor, maybe not that exact model, but there are plenty similar ASUS, Acer, Aorus, etc 240hz panels out there. Also 27" 1080p isn't ideal. 24" 1080p has decent pixel density. You'll also want real estate for video editing, look at 1440p 144hz displays. Or maybe a secondary cheap 1440p or 4K panel.

Generally looking at 15-20% upsell over what you could do yourself. Their advantage right now might be heavily on the PSU price, always bulk pricing on the OS (which they pocket)


Hmm, they might actually not be a bad deal right now. They are certainly pricing their fans low, about what you would pair for a pair of them. They appear to be the only legitimate place to buy that particular monitor from, no idea why the only places selling it want $475, plenty of comparable 24" models that are the same/better.

Here is my take on it, minus one fan:

Again, not a true recommendation, just price comparison. Certainly not a good investment in terms of GPU.

RTX3070 should be $500-550 depending on the model. AMDs will likely fall in that range as well, performance remains to be seen. (RTX3080 is out, and you can do apples to apples comparisons to see what the performance difference is likely to be.)

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($472.04 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB Pro 52 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer XV272U Pbmiiprzx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2139.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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