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Wonderclam

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This is what I currently have:




So far, I have bought a Lian Li Lancool II case and an EVGA RTX 2070 Super

I'm not looking to break the bank, but I don't want to skimp out on power, either.

Currently in the market for a reliable, but not too expensive PSU.

Also, I have to go with a 2TB SSD and use my current HDD to keep my files

Which processor, Intel or AMD? Which socket, how much RAM, which motherboard... so many questions.
 

WildCard999

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Price to performance Ryzen 3rd gen (or 2nd gen if budget isn't too much) is the way to go.

This would be a good pairing for your 2070S and should fit into that case.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $423.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 14:08 EST-0500


Disregard the error message, the motherboard ships with a updated BIOS for the 3600. It's also an excellent board for the price, has Wifi/Bluetooth and the BIOS is easy to navigate (XMP is easy to setup as well).
 

Wonderclam

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Can you tell me what is your ~ budget for a CPU, RAM, PSU and MOBO?
Haven't set a budget, but I want something that will not bottleneck my 2070 Super and also something that's a huge ugprade from what I currently have. I'm thinking I don't want to spend over $400 on the CPU and $250 on mobo. But I dont' want to get to the point where I'm getting diminishing returns, either on price to performance ratio
 

King_V

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Haven't set a budget, but I want something that will not bottleneck my 2070 Super and also something that's a huge ugprade from what I currently have. I'm thinking I don't want to spend over $400 on the CPU and $250 on mobo. But I dont' want to get to the point where I'm getting diminishing returns, either on price to performance ratio
  • What is your monitor's resolution?
  • What is your monitor's refresh rate?
  • Does your monitor have FreeSync, GSync, or neither?
    • If FreeSync, what is the FreeSync range?
 

ScrewySqrl

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here's my suggestion then:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($287.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1144.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 16:09 EST-0500
 

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Cant go wrong with the price to performance of a Ryzen 3600 with tomahawk max or mortar max ( highly recommended b450 in terms board build quality having good VRM cooling) if its available in your region. Especially if you just want to game, but that option also gives you leg room to multi task. Plus even a 3600 can handle a 2080 no problem.

If you do plan on a little heavier multi tasking 3700x is very viable and if you want more power a straight up 3900x. Going down the ryzen route gives you better options of future modifications if you want to tailor your build on what you want to do.

If you do want to enjoy the life of PCIE4 NVMEs then x570s are the only option otherwise I dont think a lot of people would recommend you going x570 if otherwise.

16gb(2x8) of 3000mhz-3600mhz is a good sweet spot to play games on. There are some gains on overclocking them but minor gains.
 

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