Build Advice Good build for 1440p 100ish fps gaming

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I want a system that can run at 1440p 100ish fps on games such as COD, Fortnite, etc. I would like to go Ryzen, and with my budget, that's probably the best route to take. I don't want to set a budget just yet, as I want to see how much I need to spend to get what I want. Ik this is a lot to ask for, but I'd really appreciate your guys' help.

Edit: I live in the US.
 
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R5 3600 CPU, B450 mobo, 16gb fast RAM, and RX 5700 XT or RTX 2070 Super (COD GPU benchmark here and here )

A 1440p 144hz freesync monitor is typically £350 though there are cheaper and more expensive options.

Depends what currency you're shopping in and local prices.

Edit: Which is more or less what the above poster is suggesting - and it looks like a nice build :)
 
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R5 3600 CPU, B450 mobo, 16gb fast RAM, and RX 5700 XT or RTX 2070 Super (COD GPU benchmark here and here )

A 1440p 144hz freesync monitor is typically £350 though there are cheaper and more expensive options.

Depends what currency you're shopping in and local prices.

Edit: Which is more or less what the above poster is suggesting - and it looks like a nice build :)
If you don't already have a monitor and you'd like monitor recommendations I can provide some as well
I plan on getting the Samsung C27HG70, and although it might be a bit pricy, it looks great.
 

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I plan on getting the Samsung C27HG70, and although it might be a bit pricy, it looks great.
I'm not too sure on that one. Seems a bit overpriced for something that isn't IPS.
Here are a few suggestions for IPS 1440p144 panels if you don't mind flat screens and enjoy good color quality:https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#r=256001440&D=120000,240000&P=2&A=3,2,1&sort=price&page=1
I suggest the VG270U or VG271U, but those seem to have flicker issues (VG271U more so than the VG270U). If you can easily return them, get the 270U. If you're unlucky and get a flickering display, return it.
Otherwise, I suggest the Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ which is the same price as the monitor you linked but IPS instead of VA

If you want a curved display and don't mind sacrificing on color quality (Unfortunately IPS doesn't do curved panels as well as TN or VA) then there are a few cheaper options.
Cheapest option: AOC: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6C6qqs/aoc-cq27g1-27000-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-cq27g1
If you want something that looks like the one you linked, there's a cheaper but basically identical option:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z9rYcf/samsung-c27jg56-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-lc27jg56qqnxza
That looks pretty nice. I think I have a bit more cash to spend so I'll probably bump up the memory to 3600 mhz, get a 500gb ssd and a 2tb hdd, and maybe get a 2070 SUPER due to AMD's driver issues. But the rest looks perfect for my needs.
3600Mhz may have trouble with the B450 Tomahawk (but I'm not very sure on this) so you may want to get a cheap X570 board just to be sure. I suggest the ASUS Prime-X570-P for its really good VRM. Gigabyte's Gaming X is another good option which has Q flash (X570-P doesnt) in case you mess up a bios flash. Both are under $150.
I suggest this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZzK8/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gvkc for going to 3600Mhz. It's Hynix DJR, which is also alright for overclocking if you ever get into that. Really cheap for a 3600 c16 kit.
AMD's graphics driver issues have been blown out of proportion honestly, with it being an overwhelming minority, and some who do claim to have issues really have user error. If you're patient, this video is a good guide for removing driver issues. If you want to get a 2070 Super, though, the Gaming OC is also a good card for that.
 

Fusion1005

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I'm not too sure on that one. Seems a bit overpriced for something that isn't IPS.
Here are a few suggestions for IPS 1440p144 panels if you don't mind flat screens and enjoy good color quality:https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#r=256001440&D=120000,240000&P=2&A=3,2,1&sort=price&page=1
I suggest the VG270U or VG271U, but those seem to have flicker issues (VG271U more so than the VG270U). If you can easily return them, get the 270U. If you're unlucky and get a flickering display, return it.
Otherwise, I suggest the Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ which is the same price as the monitor you linked but IPS instead of VA

If you want a curved display and don't mind sacrificing on color quality (Unfortunately IPS doesn't do curved panels as well as TN or VA) then there are a few cheaper options.
Cheapest option: AOC: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6C6qqs/aoc-cq27g1-27000-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-cq27g1
If you want something that looks like the one you linked, there's a cheaper but basically identical option:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z9rYcf/samsung-c27jg56-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-lc27jg56qqnxza
My second option is the LG 27GL83A-B.

3600Mhz may have trouble with the B450 Tomahawk (but I'm not very sure on this) so you may want to get a cheap X570 board just to be sure. I suggest the ASUS Prime-X570-P for its really good VRM. Gigabyte's Gaming X is another good option which has Q flash (X570-P doesnt) in case you mess up a bios flash. Both are under $150.
I suggest this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZzK8/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gvkc for going to 3600Mhz. It's Hynix DJR, which is also alright for overclocking if you ever get into that. Really cheap for a 3600 c16 kit.
I've seen plenty of YouTubers and such use 3600 RAM on the b450 tomahawk max so I don't think that will be an issue.
 

Fusion1005

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That monitor looks great actually
Which youtubers? Some are more reliable than others. Was it just putting together a list or actually building it?
Ik Bitwit is a big advocator for 3600 RAM on Ryzen. Plus, on MSI's website it says the tomahawk max supports up to 4133 mhz of memory.
 

extreme_noob

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Ik Bitwit is a big advocator for 3600 RAM on Ryzen. Plus, on MSI's website it says the tomahawk max supports up to 4133 mhz of memory.
Yeah bitwit isn't the greatest person to listen to on this stuff. I.E recommending 3600 Mhz for 2nd gen ryzen despite most motherboards in that generation not supporting that speed for 2nd gen CPUs, and still recommending a ~250GB SSD + 2TB HDD setup when a 1TB SSD is pretty much the same cost. But I do see that MSI's website lists it in A-XMP mode for 3rd gen ryzen, so it should work.
 

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