Build Advice Gaming/Streaming PC Which Build?

djbenji88

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Trying to decide between an AMD and an Intel build. I already have the HDD, SSD, & graphics card (which isn't on partpicker, a 2070 super founders edition). I want to spend around $1500, max would be $1800. I want to game at 1440p, i have a Dell Monitor S2719DGF, 155Hz, 1ms response.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $483.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $34.38 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $144.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $77.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $614.93 @ Amazon
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1536.16
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1526.16
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-31 15:11 EDT-0400 |

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $239.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $104.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $614.93 @ Amazon
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1323.79
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1303.79
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-31 15:12 EDT-0400 |
 

LordVile

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Trying to decide between an AMD and an Intel build. I already have the HDD, SSD, & graphics card (which isn't on partpicker, a 2070 super founders edition). I want to spend around $1500, max would be $1800. I want to game at 1440p, i have a Dell Monitor S2719DGF, 155Hz, 1ms response.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $483.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $34.38 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $144.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $77.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $614.93 @ Amazon
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1536.16
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1526.16
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-31 15:11 EDT-0400 |

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $239.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $104.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $614.93 @ Amazon
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1323.79
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1303.79
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-31 15:12 EDT-0400 |
Why the 3600 not the 3700X? Also the resolution is pretty much entirely dependant on your graphics card. Refresh rate at lower resolutions like 1080p is where the CPU comes into play
 
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djbenji88

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Jan 22, 2014
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Why the 3600 not the 3700X? Also the resolution is pretty much entirely dependant on your graphics card. Refresh rate at lower resolutions like 1080p is where the CPU comes into play
I originally was hyped on the 3700x, but the last Toms Article, here, basically showed that they're equivalent except the 3600x is just cheaper. Also, there's a newegg combo deal with that mobo/cpu worth $20 off.
 

Phaaze88

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The 2nd build wins by default.
The 1st build is invalid as you will not get good temps pairing a 9900k with a budget cooler like the 212 EVO.
9900k needs at least an NH-D15S(before overclocking), or 280mm AIO.
If you plan to overclock, then that changes to a 360mm AIO, or go custom loop.
 
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LordVile

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I originally was hyped on the 3700x, but the last Toms Article, here, basically showed that they're equivalent except the 3600x is just cheaper. Also, there's a newegg combo deal with that mobo/cpu worth $20 off.
Apart from the fact you want to stream which degrades performance but a 3700X has 2 more cores and 4 more threads to dampen the impact.
 

djbenji88

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The 2nd build wins by default.
The 1st build is invalid as you will not get good temps pairing a 9900k with a budget cooler like the 212 EVO.
9900k needs at least an NH-D15S(before overclocking), or 280mm AIO.
If you plan to overclock, then that changes to a 360mm AIO, or go custom loop.

Thanks for the input, I'd definitely be interested in stock water cooling, not so much a custom loop. Something like EVGA CLC 280 could fit my budget.
 

djbenji88

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Jan 22, 2014
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Thanks for all your input. This is what i've decided on, unless i get any further comments.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Corsair H115i 104.65 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $124.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard | $126.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $77.99 @ Walmart
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $42.95 @ Amazon
Video Card | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card | $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case | Phanteks P400S ATX Mid Tower Case | $85.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $84.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fan | Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans | $32.89 @ Newegg Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1695.41
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $1645.41
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-02 23:49 EDT-0400 |
 

Phaaze88

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You could save some money by sticking with the 3700x stock cooler. The only real downside of it is that the fan gets loud once things really get crankin'.
You can control this somewhat via the fan control in bios.
With that, you can do away with the HDD and have 2 SSDs.
Replace the 2070 Super with RX 5700XT. Same performance as the former, but cheaper. [But wait for the aftermarket models with better coolers later this month.]
PCPartPicker Part List

Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
Total: $589.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-03 02:42 EDT-0400
 
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djbenji88

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Oh, sorry.
I was trying to offset the cost of getting 2 SSDs by staying with the stock cooler, but it looks like that won't be enough.
Thanks, your help has been very much appreciated so far. I'm not actually paying for the SSD/HDD - i'm porting those over from my old PC. I just kept them in the build for completeness. I do like the idea of getting a .m2 SSD, but probably not that one. Thanks again.
 

Phaaze88

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($165.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H) [Wait for the Aftermarket models with better coolers later this month.]
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans ($32.89 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $1589.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-03 12:14 EDT-0400
 

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