Question First time build

Jun 15, 2022
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Hey guys, im looking for some help with my first time build parts

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CKXwqm

Its a lower mid range 1440 gaming/starter streamer setup with a little bit of overclocking learning on my part.
I know its a little heavy and overpriced with MSI parts but I would like to give it some love when building it for the first time with aesthetics and playing around with RGB and overclocking etc.
Budget is not really a priority that much, I just want it to look good with these "budgety" parts and I love that MSI style. Needless to say I want to stay at this price range, I just dont mind to spend few more for the good looks.

For the moment Im playing on an old SAMSUNG 1080 monitor but Im planning to add 1440 144 gaming monitor and AIO cooling for CPU later.

So what do we think about parts? I chose them myself after searching everything and watching every video on mid level PC builds :D Are there any unnecessary parts that wont work together well? Should I get better rams and storage? Any and all oppinions are welcome.
Thanks
 
I'd at least consider dropping back to 16 GB RAM and spending that saved money elsewhere....possibly on a stronger CPU or wherever you think you might most benefit. Depending on how strict that budget is of course.
 

geofelt

Titan
Your build will work as is.
I have some thoughts:
ryzen performance depends on fast ram. The usual sweet spot is 3600 speed.
If you only game, 16gb is fine.
But, if you also multitask, have many chrome tabs open, or use discord, I would go with 32gb.

For gaming, do not plan on overclocking,
Modern processors are binned and run at max turbo normally.
Turbo is when a couple of cores get their speed boosted above what an all core overclock can achieve.
Gaming performance depends on good single thread performance,
To get to the max turbo available, you need a decent cooler.
The stock amd cooler is only mildly ok.
I would install a good cooler up front.
Your case is a good one for air cooling.
It can accommodate a top dual tower air cooler like the noctua NH-D15s.

Good choice on a 1tb pcie m.2 ssd.
My preference is for samsung.
Puget systems thinks highly of their reliability:

3060ti is a reasonable gpu pick for 1440P gaming.
I happen to like the EVGA units for their good warranty and customer support.
3000 series cards can generate unusual power draw spikes.
I think I would plan on using 750w or even 850w to be prepared for a future graphics upgrade.

The 5600X was a great upgrade before.
Today, it is a bit dated and is competeing on price.
It is comparable in price and performance today with the I5-12400
Here is a review of the 12400:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-12400-review
Since budget is not a great issue with you, Look at the I5-12600K or the I7-12700K. Particularly if you play multiplayer that likes many threads.
One advantage of the 12400, 12600K, and 12700K is that they include integrated graphics,
Cheap insurance if you should ever have discrete graphics card issues,
Intel does not depend on fast ram for performance, your initial 3200 speed ram would be fine.
On the motherboard, a B660 DDR4 is fine.
If you opt for a 12600K or 12700K, I would buy a Z690 based motherboard.
I use the MSI Z690-A wifi PRO DDR4.

Lastly, as a first time builder:

MY build process:

Before anything, while waiting for your parts to be delivered, download
and read, cover to cover your case and motherboard manual.
Buy a long #2 magnetic tip philips screwdriver.
A small led flashlight is also useful.

I find it handy to buy a power switch like this for testing.
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16812119009?Description=power switch&cm_re=power_switch--12-119-009--Product&quicklink=true
1. I assemble the critical parts outside of the case.
That lets me test them for functionality easily.
A wood table or cardboard is fine.
2. Plug in only the necessary parts at first. Ram, cpu, cooler, psu.
Do not force anything. Parts fit only one way.
Attach a monitor to the integrated motherboard adapter if you have one, otherwise to the graphics card.
  1. If your motherboard does not have a PWR button, momentarily touch the two pwr front panel pins with a flat blade screwdriver.
  2. Repeatedly hit F2 or DEL, and that should get you into the bios display.
  3. Boot from a cd or usb stick with memtest86 on it. memtest will exercise your ram and cpu functionality.
They boot from a usb stick and do not use windows.
You can download them here:
If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.

Running several more passes will sometimes uncover an issue, but it takes more time.
Probably not worth it unless you really suspect a ram issue.

  1. Install windows.
  2. Install the motherboard cd drivers. Particularly the lan drivers so you can access the internet.
Do not select the easy install option, or you will get a bunch of utilities and trialware that you don't want. Drivers only.
  1. Connect to the internet and install an antivirus program. Microsoft defender is free, easy, and unobtrusive.
  2. Install your graphics card and driver if you tested with integrated graphics.
You will need to remove the graphics card later to install your motherboard in the case.
As a tip when screwing the motherboard into the posts, give the screw a small counterclockwise turn until you feel a click.
That lets you know that the screw will engage properly.
Make a note of how the graphics card latches into the pcie slot.
The mechanism will be hidden under the card and may be difficult to work if you have not previously checked how.
  1. Update windows to currency.
  2. Only now do I take apart what I need to and install it in the case.
  3. Now is the time to reinstall your graphics card.
  4. Opinions vary on updating the bios. On a new build, I will update to currency right away. My thought is that I have no big loss if
I encounter a problem. Use the usb option, not the windows option.
 
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I'd at least consider dropping back to 16 GB RAM and spending that saved money elsewhere....possibly on a stronger CPU or wherever you think you might most benefit. Depending on how strict that budget is of course.
Im considering 3600 version but I was going for 2x16 for dual rank and possible future upgrade but im not sure how to do it with 2x8
 
Jun 15, 2022
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Your build will work as is.
I have some thoughts:
ryzen performance depends on fast ram. The usual sweet spot is 3600 speed.
If you only game, 16gb is fine.
But, if you also multitask, have many chrome tabs open, or use discord, I would go with 32gb.

...
  1. Only now do I take apart what I need to and install it in the case.
  2. Now is the time to reinstall your graphics card.
  3. Opinions vary on updating the bios. On a new build, I will update to currency right away. My thought is that I have no big loss if
I encounter a problem. Use the usb option, not the windows option.
I dont want to switch to Intel, Im decided on Ryzen, But I am considering going for cheaper ram and upgrading to Ryzen 7 5800X3D still trying to come up with a final build with a reasonable budget

Also im hella scared of building it with all these steps and rules but thanks for the tips.
 

tennis2

Judicious
PCPartpicker says half your list isn't available on Slovakia, so I can't figure out what your intended budget is, but here goes:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (€224.90 @ Alza)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (€51.90 @ Alza)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€174.90 @ Alza)
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (€142.90 @ Alza)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN750 SE 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€106.90 @ Alza)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB NITRO+ Video Card (€665.90 @ Alza)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (€105.90 @ Alza)
Power Supply: MSI MPG A-GF 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€102.90 @ Alza)
Case Fan: Fractal Design Aspect 14 RGB 41 CFM 140 mm Fan (€14.90 @ Alza)
Case Fan: Fractal Design Aspect 14 RGB 41 CFM 140 mm Fan (€14.90 @ Alza)
Total: €1606.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-27 05:30 CEST+0200
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Another AMD option to consider. DDR4 3600 CL18 performs basically the same as DDR4 3200 CL16.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor (€304.90 @ Alza)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler (€51.90 @ Alza)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€174.90 @ Alza)
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€124.90 @ Alza)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN750 SE 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€106.90 @ Alza)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB NITRO+ Video Card (€665.90 @ Alza)
Case: Deepcool CG560 ATX Mid Tower Case (€75.90 @ Alza)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€91.90 @ Alza)
Total: €1597.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-27 06:11 CEST+0200
 

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