[SOLVED] First PC build, focused gaming/streaming. Any feedback/recommendations are welcomed. Under 2k budget.

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Welcome to the forums my friend!
  • I would undoubtedly get yourself an SSD
  • You don't need the third party cooler necessarily unless you have very high ambient temperatures, you can always try the stock cooler first.
  • You can leave Windows unactivated for a $100 saving.
  • You only need 650W in reality, but 750W would still leave even more headroom I guess, if you needed it.
  • There is also cheaper RAM of the same performance to consider.
  • You could save yourself a fair bit on a cheaper GPU style that will still be the same performance.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($328.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($199.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500i ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($0.00)
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($194.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1597.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-30 04:34 EDT-0400


If you still wanted cooler and 750W:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($328.90 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($116.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($199.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500i ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($0.00)
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($194.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1718.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-30 04:37 EDT-0400
 
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Thank you for the advice!
I ended up changing the GPU style and ram to lower costs.

Any direction for the Motherboard?

Here are the current specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($116.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($199.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500i ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)

Total: $1636.61
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One more question: so with everything together and compatibility as "green" Pcpartpicker is telling me:

"The Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply does not. This connector is used to supply additional 12V current to the motherboard. While the system will likely still run without it, higher current demands such as extreme overclocking or large video card current draws may require it."

What exactly does this mean?
Thank you!
 

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The Asus TUF is a good board. The only other one next to it I would consider is the Gigabyte Aorus Elite.

Basically, like most modern boards there is an additional 4pin power connector next to the standard CPU power pins, which is used to provide additional power to the CPU. This is typically used for extreme overclocking. So those who will be overclocking the CPU heavily, it provides additional direct power, one so that there is more stability, but also to prevent excess power being used on the one cable.

Usually only 750W PSUs come with the additional power connector included. Some modular PSUs can also support this extra cable but on request only. Most boards run perfectly fine without it installed, thus why PCPP is stating it should be fine.
 

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