Question I want to build a good gaming computer within a price range and I don't know if my parts are compatible. Pls help.

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NightHawkRMX

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $298.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $99.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ B&H
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $302.98 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $69.29 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1025.21
| Mail-in rebates | -$25.00
| Total | $1000.21
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 18:29 EDT-0400 |

Should have no issues at all streaming or recording at 1080 or 1440p
 

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This is what I recommend for a gaming PC for 1000$:
CPU: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-3600-12-Thread-Processor/dp/B07STGGQ18/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ac_md=3-0-VW5kZXIgJDIwMA==-ac_d_pm&cv_ct_cx=Ryzen+5+3600&dchild=1&keywords=Ryzen+5+3600&pd_rd_i=B07STGGQ18&pd_rd_r=f42a0b6b-1f1c-42ce-b7e5-4f1ab70632d3&pd_rd_w=5fo9a&pd_rd_wg=SIBwy&pf_rd_p=0e223c60-bcf8-4663-98f3-da892fbd4372&pf_rd_r=QD7WD74SZKXKF73SRS9A&psc=1&qid=1585520935&sr=1-1-22d05c05-1231-4126-b7c4-3e7a9c0027d0&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=439d36c9ddcd4f81319023068991c9e5&language=en_US
MOBO: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Crossfire-Motherboard-Tomahawk-B450TOMAMAX/dp/B07WF6ZQST/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=MSI+B450+TOMAHAWK+MAX&qid=1585521015&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=54e3b625e7e2fc064b585bb9b2217383&language=en_US
RAM: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-3000MHz-Desktop-Memory/dp/B0143UM4TC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=corsair+vengeance+lpx+16gb&qid=1585521071&sr=8-2&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=d3e0173f31a54021c502b561a9fd36ed&language=en_US
HDD: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-BarraCuda-Internal-Drive-3-5-Inch/dp/B07H2RR55Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ac_md=1-0-VW5kZXIgJDUw-ac_d_pm&cv_ct_cx=Seagate+Barracuda&dchild=1&keywords=Seagate+Barracuda&pd_rd_i=B07H2RR55Q&pd_rd_r=3b982d46-c90e-4712-97d3-1e3a3bd9205e&pd_rd_w=oP9iu&pd_rd_wg=dXPkS&pf_rd_p=0e223c60-bcf8-4663-98f3-da892fbd4372&pf_rd_r=W212QPQ5RG1CK7BG85M4&psc=1&qid=1585521213&sr=1-1-22d05c05-1231-4126-b7c4-3e7a9c0027d0&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=65056d7384c7d0a482074ba678f366ae&language=en_US
SSD: https://www.newegg.com/crucial-bx500-1tb/p/N82E16820156231?Item=N82E16820156231&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LFZzK8/crucial-bx500-1-tb-25-solid-state-drive-ct1000bx500ssd1&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-EyQ3zjpXh_MnBzELiq26sw
GPU: https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Thicc-PCI-Express-Graphics-RX-57XT8TFD8/dp/B082MQ4QTZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=5700xt&qid=1585521385&s=electronics&sr=1-5&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=b5067562af9c528a37e0b52e23d441e1&language=en_US

For the case, you have $60 more and it really depends on your taste so you should pick it.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $298.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $99.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ B&H
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $302.98 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $69.29 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1025.21
| Mail-in rebates | -$25.00
| Total | $1000.21
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 18:29 EDT-0400 |

Should have no issues at all streaming or recording at 1080 or 1440p
thx a lot bro, but wouldnt it be better to get a better gpu and a worse cpu?
 

NightHawkRMX

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thx a lot bro, but wouldnt it be better to get a better gpu and a worse cpu?
If you are streaming games, you will want a lot of CPU cores and threads for running the game and simultaneously running the stream and any other associated software (chrome, discord ect)

You could drop to a Ryzen 5 3600 and get an RTX 2060 super which could accelerate encoding performance and may help streaming, which may negate the slightly downgraded CPU.

To be honest, im not a streaming expert, so wait for others to chime in.
 
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So here is what I did: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7432TC

I would like it to be a bit cheaper, more towards 1100$. Any little change is appreciated, but I would like to keep the DDR4-3600 mhz, the gpu and the cpu. I haven't added any more coolers because the case comes with 3, and the cpu comes with one. Please help.
 
You’ve already skimped pretty well and chosen the bare minimum in almost any area. You could make your save a bit getting a cheaper case, but it won’t be much. Could look at a 5600xt GPU but driver issues could be a problem.
 
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You’ve already skimped pretty well and chosen the bare minimum in almost any area. You could make your save a bit getting a cheaper case, but it won’t be much. Could look at a 5600xt GPU but driver issues could be a problem.
That's exactly why I have gone with nvidia. Are there any cheaper cases with coolers included? Would you have chosen any differently? Also, which do you think is better: RTX 2060s or rx 5700XT?
 

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The board you have chosen won't work out of the box with the CPU it would need a bios update, you need the MAX board: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Crossfire-Motherboard-Tomahawk-B450TOMAMAX/dp/B07WF6ZQST/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=B450+max&qid=1585597088&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=f0d3e92b7d7bdd5e14a7244bf06c1c46&language=en_US

As for the case you have this option for $20 less + you get another fan at the back: https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Carbide-SPEC-DELTA-Mid-Tower-Tempered/dp/B07KGSJRC3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=Corsair+SPEC-DELTA+RGB&qid=1585597158&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=246f4533cd53fc45d4982a9bc80a4317&language=en_US

As for the question on the 2060s vs 5700xt, the 5700xt is much much better, it's more like the 2070s than the 2060s and costs even less than the 2060s model you chosen: https://www.amazon.com/XFX-1905MHz-Express-Graphics-Rx-57XT8OFF6/dp/B07WRYC3MT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=39RIACXJWWCOZ&dchild=1&keywords=5700+xt&qid=1585597253&sprefix=5700,aps,372&sr=8-5&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=454a6f5027163092b94f76b98848da74&language=en_US

Though I recommend a better cooler for it, so with the money you have saved on the case I would put in the GPU and get this one: https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Thicc-2025MHz-Graphics-Rx-57XT8TBD8/dp/B07ZP5QZX2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=39RIACXJWWCOZ&dchild=1&keywords=5700+xt&qid=1585597346&sprefix=5700,aps,372&sr=8-4&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=c1915d1e94bfad97e09a836e644338f5&language=en_US

The last thing is the SSD, you can get a similar performing SSD for less money and 250GB instead of 120GB: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-250GB-NAND-Internal/dp/B0781VSXBP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ac_md=1-0-VW5kZXIgJDEwMA==-ac_d_pm&cv_ct_cx=mx500&dchild=1&keywords=mx500&pd_rd_i=B0781VSXBP&pd_rd_r=16bfd256-74f9-426d-a415-4b4573d05cc1&pd_rd_w=PO3GM&pd_rd_wg=p99hn&pf_rd_p=0e223c60-bcf8-4663-98f3-da892fbd4372&pf_rd_r=YWCT8FTFTDJF7B71BMN5&qid=1585597403&sr=1-1-22d05c05-1231-4126-b7c4-3e7a9c0027d0&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=e3d94f06070692bf1eebc123f8e5a206&language=en_US
 
The board you have chosen won't work out of the box with the CPU it would need a bios update, you need the MAX board: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Crossfire-Motherboard-Tomahawk-B450TOMAMAX/dp/B07WF6ZQST/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=B450+max&qid=1585597088&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=f0d3e92b7d7bdd5e14a7244bf06c1c46&language=en_US

As for the case you have this option for $20 less + you get another fan at the back: https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Carbide-SPEC-DELTA-Mid-Tower-Tempered/dp/B07KGSJRC3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=Corsair+SPEC-DELTA+RGB&qid=1585597158&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=246f4533cd53fc45d4982a9bc80a4317&language=en_US

As for the question on the 2060s vs 5700xt, the 5700xt is much much better, it's more like the 2070s than the 2060s and costs even less than the 2060s model you chosen: https://www.amazon.com/XFX-1905MHz-Express-Graphics-Rx-57XT8OFF6/dp/B07WRYC3MT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=39RIACXJWWCOZ&dchild=1&keywords=5700+xt&qid=1585597253&sprefix=5700,aps,372&sr=8-5&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=454a6f5027163092b94f76b98848da74&language=en_US

Though I recommend a better cooler for it, so with the money you have saved on the case I would put in the GPU and get this one: https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Thicc-2025MHz-Graphics-Rx-57XT8TBD8/dp/B07ZP5QZX2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=39RIACXJWWCOZ&dchild=1&keywords=5700+xt&qid=1585597346&sprefix=5700,aps,372&sr=8-4&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=c1915d1e94bfad97e09a836e644338f5&language=en_US

The last thing is the SSD, you can get a similar performing SSD for less money and 250GB instead of 120GB: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-250GB-NAND-Internal/dp/B0781VSXBP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ac_md=1-0-VW5kZXIgJDEwMA==-ac_d_pm&cv_ct_cx=mx500&dchild=1&keywords=mx500&pd_rd_i=B0781VSXBP&pd_rd_r=16bfd256-74f9-426d-a415-4b4573d05cc1&pd_rd_w=PO3GM&pd_rd_wg=p99hn&pf_rd_p=0e223c60-bcf8-4663-98f3-da892fbd4372&pf_rd_r=YWCT8FTFTDJF7B71BMN5&qid=1585597403&sr=1-1-22d05c05-1231-4126-b7c4-3e7a9c0027d0&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=e3d94f06070692bf1eebc123f8e5a206&language=en_US
He’s right about the motherboard, I overlooked the Max Part.

5700xt is best value card out but has potential driver issues.

His SSD selected is 500GB so no need for a different one.

Case is all preference.
 
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He’s right about the motherboard, I overlooked the Max Part.

5700xt is best value card out but has potential driver issues.

His SSD selected is 500GB so no need for a different one.

Case is all preference.
So what should I get? Concerning the gpu. idk if i want to take the risk with the 5700xt... they also had overheating problems...
 
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5700xt is pretty good and I’d buy that if it was me. Just check about their driver issues and games you play. Won’t affect every game
could you please show me what you would do in my place with a gaming and streaming/recording pc? Using a Ryzen 7 3700x and 16 gb ram 3600mhz?
 
The easiest way to lop $100 off the price would be to cut back on the CPU or GPU, though it sounds like you might not want to do that.

Going to a Ryzen 3600 or 3600X would reduce the price by $100-$125, and I was going to say that you wouldn't likely notice much of a performance difference in current games, but now I notice that you mention streaming, which you might want those extra cores for.

Alternately, cutting the GPU back to a 2060 (non-SUPER) could save you close to $100, but that would reduce your frame rates by at least 10% in games that are not CPU-limited.

Aside from that, you could cut back a bit on things like the motherboard or case, or maybe the PSU, but I don't think that alone will get you near $1100, and you might not want to cheap out too much on those things. Is there perhaps any hardware you could bring over from an existing system, like a hard drive?
 
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The easiest way to lop $100 off the price would be to cut back on the CPU or GPU, though it sounds like you might not want to do that.

Going to a Ryzen 3600 or 3600X would reduce the price by $100-$125, and I was going to say that you wouldn't likely notice much of a performance difference in current games, but now I notice that you mention streaming, which you might want those extra cores for.

Alternately, cutting the GPU back to a 2060 (non-SUPER) could save you close to $100, but that would reduce your frame rates by at least 10% in games that are not CPU-limited.

Aside from that, you could cut back a bit on things like the motherboard or case, or maybe the PSU, but I don't think that alone will get you near $1100, and you might not want to cheap out too much on those things. Is there perhaps any hardware you could bring over from an existing system, like a hard drive?
Not really... Also, can does the ssd have to be m.2?
 

WildCard999

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A high end unit, such as that Seasonic, would easily handle upgrades to the CPU & GPU but if you want that overhead then go 650W. I'd still recommend dumping that HP SSD though.

What resolution are you gaming at? Do you already own the monitor? If so what is the model?
 
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A high end unit, such as that Seasonic, would easily handle upgrades to the CPU & GPU but if you want that overhead then go 650W. I'd still recommend dumping that HP SSD though.

What resolution are you gaming at? Do you already own the monitor? If so what is the model?
Why should I dump that SSD? Yes, I own a monitor, I have no idea what the model is, but it is 144 hz and 1080p
I know that the GPU I chose can handle 1440p and even 4k but I want to make sure I get a lot of fps on all the AAA games
 

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