Question Is this a decent $1500 build for gaming and streaming?

WildCard999

Titan
Moderator
Depending on the room temp you may not even need a aftermarket cooler as the stock one is quite good, I'd try it first before buying a aftermarket one. I made some adjustments to the parts such as just going with a 2TB NVMe, cheaper motherboard that ships with a updated BIOS and will handle the 3700X well and put in more memory.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.95 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ B&H)
Custom: GLTECK XXL Large Mouse Pad, Extended Mousepad, 36"x18" Non-Slip Rubber Big Mouse Pad, Stitched Edges with Carrying Bag(XXXL) ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1414.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 15:39 EDT-0400


If you do want a higher end aftermarket cooler these would be my suggestions...

This for AIO (mounted on top as exhaust).

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A40 83 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $109.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 15:41 EDT-0400


Or this for a air cooler.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $69.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 15:42 EDT-0400
 

ocer9999

Honorable
Depending on the room temp you may not even need a aftermarket cooler as the stock one is quite good, I'd try it first before buying a aftermarket one. I made some adjustments to the parts such as just going with a 2TB NVMe, cheaper motherboard that ships with a updated BIOS and will handle the 3700X well and put in more memory.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.95 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ B&H)
Custom: GLTECK XXL Large Mouse Pad, Extended Mousepad, 36"x18" Non-Slip Rubber Big Mouse Pad, Stitched Edges with Carrying Bag(XXXL) ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1414.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 15:39 EDT-0400


If you do want a higher end aftermarket cooler these would be my suggestions...

This for AIO (mounted on top as exhaust).

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A40 83 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $109.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 15:41 EDT-0400


Or this for a air cooler.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $69.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 15:42 EDT-0400

Good setup! I would just opt for a X570 as the price gap with the MAX is not longer worth it. You can find 3 models for under 150$. Choose your poison ;)
 

WildCard999

Titan
Moderator
There's actually a cheaper option over that MSI that has Wifi/Bluetooth, easy to navigate BIOS and good vrm's on the board to handle the 3700X. I recently did a build using the board and it's quite good.

Out of stock currently but worth it to keep an eye out for as it usually retails at $90.

PCPartPicker Part List
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Total: $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 16:11 EDT-0400
 

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