Question First time build! Opinions welcome

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Hey everyone!

I've decided as a pet project to help me get through these tumultuous times to build a computer! However, having now watched more YouTube Videos about the topic than I'd care to admit I'm still struggling with trying to build a computer in which all the parts are compatible and wrestling with terms like PCI Slots. For this build I set myself a budget between 1250 - 1500 euros (1100 - 1360 GBP) as well as a few conditions.

  • Low to - Mid level gaming
  • Ability to use creative applications for graphic design and drawing (Possibly a bit of 3D modeling int there as well).
  • A motherboard which I could upgrade in the future.
  • Relatively quiet
So here's a (very) rough sketch of what I was thinking of putting together,

CPU - Ryzen 5 3600
GPU - RTX 2060. / 5700XT. / RX5700 (Not sure which one to go with).
Memory - Corsair or Ripjaws 2 x 16 gb DDR4
Storage - 500gb SSD (again not really sure which one to go for)

That's really all I've got so far as I find with the sheer quantity of motherboards, cases, power supplies and CPU coolers quite overwhelmed.

Any help /advice would be very much appreciated!
 
CPU: Good choice
GPU: The 5700XT is a really good option if you want to do 1440P gaming. Between the 2060 Super and 5700 I would get the 2060 Super for the better Nvidia drivers, most likely it will net better performance in most games.
RAM: Get whatever is cheaper, the Ripjaws are a really good option though.
Storage: For SSD the Crucial MX500 and M.2 P1 drivees are both really good options and better priced then the popular Samsungs.


For cases any of the big brands, Corsair, Phanteks, Fractal, NZXT and even most of the Cooler Masters are pretty solid these days. Some popular budget case are the Fractal Design Focus G, Phanteks Eclipse P300 and Corsair SPEC-04

For a CPU cooler you dont really need one with a 3600, the stock cooler is adequate for stock and minor overclocks.

For the motherboard the B550 would be your best option although they will cost alittle more then the older B450. Gigabyte makes a pretty good budget B450 and B550 board called the B450M/B550M DS3H.

The hardest to findand most expensive thing you are going to buy will be the power supply. Unfortuantley global supply chains have really effected supply of them. Here is a good guide for selecting a PSU, I would stick to tier A or B
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-tier-list-psucultists.3624094/


https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FCs8TW/phanteks-eclipse-p300-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec300ptgbk
 
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Hey Richie!

Thanks so much for your helpful response - It's really appreciated!! I'm still a bit unsure about a few things though;

You said the 5700XT would be a good option for 1440P gaming, do you think the 2060 Super or the 5700XT would be better for 1440P gaming? Which also brings me to my other question, could you recommend a good monitor? I'd thought about buying a 27 inch IPS monitor with G-Sync (or Freesync?) and maybe HDR?

Thanks again!
 
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logainofhades

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A little something, that I quickly threw together.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€167.99 @ Mindfactory)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler (€25.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (€144.94 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (€79.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€59.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€59.89 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (€367.99 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (€83.09 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€88.46 @ Mindfactory)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit (€79.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Monitor: AOC Q27G2U/BK 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (€326.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1482.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-29 23:10 CEST+0200
 
Jul 29, 2020
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Hey everyone!

I've decided as a pet project to help me get through these tumultuous times to build a computer! However, having now watched more YouTube Videos about the topic than I'd care to admit I'm still struggling with trying to build a computer in which all the parts are compatible and wrestling with terms like PCI Slots. For this build I set myself a budget between 1250 - 1500 euros (1100 - 1360 GBP) as well as a few conditions.

  • Low to - Mid level gaming
  • Ability to use creative applications for graphic design and drawing (Possibly a bit of 3D modeling int there as well).
  • A motherboard which I could upgrade in the future.
  • Relatively quiet
So here's a (very) rough sketch of what I was thinking of putting together,

CPU - Ryzen 5 3600
GPU - RTX 2060. / 5700XT. / RX5700 (Not sure which one to go with).
Memory - Corsair or Ripjaws 2 x 16 gb DDR4
Storage - 500gb SSD (again not really sure which one to go for)

That's really all I've got so far as I find with the sheer quantity of motherboards, cases, power supplies and CPU coolers quite overwhelmed.

Any help /advice would be very much appreciated!
These are the parts that I would recommend for that budget (the prices I included are in USD):
CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x great price to performance really good production processor with plenty of power for games $280
Motherboard: Asus B550 f-gaming plenty of future upgradability and great power delivery. $180
RAM: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16gb 3600mhz CL16 $97
GPU: ASUS RTX 2060 Super Dual Evo OC $410
Storage: 2tb Seagate Barracuda $50 w/ 500gb western digital blue nvme $70
Power Supply: EVGA B5 750w $130
Case: Coolermaster MasterBox TD500 Mesh $100
Case Fans: 3 pack Deepcool RF120 rgb fans $35 w/ 1 Fractal design x2 120mm $16

This build will be able to play any game on high frame rates as well as crush any productivity work that you have to do, and the price comes out to about 1200 Euros.
 
Jul 29, 2020
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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to say thanks for all of the suggestions! I think that some time this weekend I'll get the parts ordered! I'm so excited to get started however a bit worried that I'll mess up!

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help so much!
 

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