Question How’s this $1100 1440p build?

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How does this build look for the 1100ish price range? Is this GPU a decent choice for the money, or should I go for a 5700xt instead? I’m not planning on doing any overclocking. Thanks!


Approximate Purchase Date: 3/30

Budget Range: 1000-1200

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Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon/ Newegg

Country: US

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Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1440p
 
I would make some changes.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card ($367.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1060.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 11:31 EDT-0400

First your PSU of choice is not good. Secondly you are better off having more SSD space. For 1440p the 5700XT is only about 5% slower than the 2070 Super at 66% the price. The change in GPU allows for the better PSU, more SSD, and faster CPU.
 
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This is more balanced...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card | $369.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $98.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1114.91
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1094.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 11:35 EDT-0400 |
 
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I would make some changes.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card ($367.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1060.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 11:31 EDT-0400

First your PSU of choice is not good. Secondly you are better off having more SSD space. For 1440p the 5700XT is only about 5% slower than the 2070 Super at 66% the price. The change in GPU allows for the better PSU, more SSD, and faster CPU.
Thank you for the suggestions! I’ll definitely swap out the PSU. I originally was going to go for a 5700 XT but I read about the driver issues and that just isn’t something I wanted to risk having issues with. Any idea if that’s still a problem?
 
Would this be a decent 5700 XT
XFX thicc III ?
PC World gives it a good rating, well at least the Ultra variant. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487805/xfx-radeon-rx-5700-xt-thicc-iii-ultra-review.html I think the only difference between the Ultra and non Ultra version is clock speed, and probably PCB. The cooling is the same and the Ultra has good cooling. Biggest question is will it fit in the case you choose. The driver issues have been worked out with the latest drivers for sure. I think they haven't been an issue since like January.
For an extra $6 you can go to the 650W Seasonic Focus GX which is a worth while upgrade if you ask me. I would also start with the included CPU cooler since you aren't overclocking. If the noise level is good, then keep it, if it is too noisy then I would replace it.
 
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PC World gives it a good rating, well at least the Ultra variant. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487805/xfx-radeon-rx-5700-xt-thicc-iii-ultra-review.html I think the only difference between the Ultra and non Ultra version is clock speed, and probably PCB. The cooling is the same and the Ultra has good cooling. Biggest question is will it fit in the case you choose. The driver issues have been worked out with the latest drivers for sure. I think they haven't been an issue since like January.

For an extra $6 you can go to the 650W Seasonic Focus GX which is a worth while upgrade if you ask me. I would also start with the included CPU cooler since you aren't overclocking. If the noise level is good, then keep it, if it is too noisy then I would replace it.
Thank you for the suggestions! I’m actually looking at the Red Devil now, seems to have very solid reviews and is very close to the 2070 super with the included OC. I’ll definitely go with that PSU instead.
Someone previously suggested that phanteks case, I like the looks of that one better than the hzxt.
 
Thank you for the suggestions! I’m actually looking at the Red Devil now, seems to have very solid reviews and is very close to the 2070 super with the included OC. I’ll definitely go with that PSU instead.
Someone previously suggested that phanteks case, I like the looks of that one better than the hzxt.
For cases I also look at Fractal Design. They are also very nice.
 
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PC World gives it a good rating, well at least the Ultra variant. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487805/xfx-radeon-rx-5700-xt-thicc-iii-ultra-review.html I think the only difference between the Ultra and non Ultra version is clock speed, and probably PCB. The cooling is the same and the Ultra has good cooling. Biggest question is will it fit in the case you choose. The driver issues have been worked out with the latest drivers for sure. I think they haven't been an issue since like January.

For an extra $6 you can go to the 650W Seasonic Focus GX which is a worth while upgrade if you ask me. I would also start with the included CPU cooler since you aren't overclocking. If the noise level is good, then keep it, if it is too noisy then I would replace it.
The included cooler is indeed pretty loud, as I have seen from first hand experience. Also the Freezer is a much better cooler that should help keep the thermals in check normally and even if he needs to OC at some point in the future. Theres no harm taking some extra precaution.

I do agree about the Focus though....

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card | $369.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $104.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1120.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1100.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 12:40 EDT-0400 |
 
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The included cooler is indeed pretty loud, as I have seen from first hand experience. Also the Freezer is a much better cooler that should help keep the thermals in check normally and even if he needs to OC at some point in the future. Theres no harm taking some extra precaution.

I do agree about the Focus though....

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card | $369.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $104.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1120.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1100.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 12:40 EDT-0400 |
Thank you so much for the advice. I think I’m going to go with everything here and the Red Devil 5700 XT or this Gigabyte
 

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