[SOLVED] Is this a solid setup? And are there any additions or retractions that would need to be made to top this off?

Darkbreeze

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($463.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1227.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-06 22:22 EST-0500



No possibility of incompatibility. All parts are verified. The board is Ryzen 3000 compatible out of the box.
 

WildCard999

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The power supply is around 300w over what the power consumption is estimated to be.
The VS PSU series are very low quality, the power supply is the most important (heart) of the system and could possibly ruin your other parts under a heavy load such as gaming.

PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $69.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-02 10:24 EDT-0400
 

jostegogar

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thats an amd motherboard. intel and amd products are not compatible with eachother regardless of bios version.
look for Z390 or b365 if you want compatibilty out of the box.
 

jostegogar

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dont buy any 9th gen cpu if you care about your money. huge price cuts are coming with 10th gen release.
i5s also wont be future proof since they are already maxing out in today's games due to lack of hyper threading. go with ryzen instead of you want future proof.
 

boju

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Nice build but that hdd is going to ruin things.

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1551.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 22:59 EST-0500


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If you're going to air cool your cpu, the Fractal has front intake fans. The case ya had picked doesn't appear to have.
 
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Yeah no way in hell can I afford that and please elaborate on how that hdd would ruin the setup, it's comepletely compatible and would suit all of my needs when it comes to storage
 
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This is the highest I can go in terms of price range and I was wondering if it would do me fine for a long term gaming setup? I've had some idiot critique me on every aspect of this build and suggest me a build worth $300 more, so I was wondering if anyone with more experience in the field could enlighten me a bit more.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VbRr6R
 

boju

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I agree with Phaaze88. OS, drivers, pagefile etc (if playing games is a plan) rely on hdd/ssd speed for performance and will be held back on a slow hdd causing potential stutters. Good for storage but as said, not quite fast enough for other tasks, if games is one of them.

Sorry if build was too expensive for you (340$ more mind you compared to your last build), was only suggestions and thought perhaps you could improve your own build in regards to some of the changes, ie case for airflow.
 
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Darkbreeze

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Those guys aren't idiots, they are highly knowledgeable, experienced builders and the advice they gave you in the other thread is exactly correct. That 5400rpm drive is not a good choice. It will severely hamstring the performance of your system.

The rest of the build is fine, but that drive is not. This would be much better, whether you can afford it or not makes no difference on the fact that you will literally be installing a problem if you were to use that drive for the OS and game storage because it is so slow. Not only is it a HDD, but it is a SLOW hard drive.

This, would be much better. By MILES.

SSD for the Operating system. 3TB 7200rpm drive for game and personal file storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($463.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1235.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-06 15:08 EST-0500
 
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swanepoellukas5

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I agree with Darkbreeze. However, if I may, personally I would recommend you get a cheaper motherboard. In my opinion, spending 200 dollars on a motherboard is unnecessary unless it has some sort of feature that you ABSOLUTELY need. Try looking at a B450 board, they are ALOT cheaper than X570, and every bit as good at overclocking. You can even use the money you save to buy a better graphics card. If you ABSOLUTELY need the wif-fi function, a usb dongle or pcie card will be cheaper and probably offer better performance. Another thing of note: I recommend getting an M.2 NVMe ssd. I think you can get 500gb drives for close to 50 bucks nowadays. I personally own the HP ex900.
 
Those guys aren't idiots, they are highly knowledgeable, experienced builders and the advise they gave you in the other thread is exactly correct. That 5400rpm drive is not a good choice. It will severely hamstring the performance of your system.

The rest of the build is fine, but that drive is not. This would be much better, whether you can afford it or not makes no difference on the fact that you will literally be installing a problem if you were to use that drive for the OS and game storage because it is so slow. Not only is it a HDD, but it is a SLOW hard drive.

This, would be much better. By MILES.

SSD for the Operating system. 3TB 7200rpm drive for game and personal file storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1236.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-06 03:16 EST-0500
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This is the highest I can go in terms of price range and I was wondering if it would do me fine for a long term gaming setup? I've had some idiot critique me on every aspect of this build and suggest me a build worth $300 more, so I was wondering if anyone with more experience in the field could enlighten me a bit more.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VbRr6R
Ok here's my list:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($11.74)
Total: $1196.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-06 04:29 EST-0500
 
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This is the highest I can go in terms of price range and I was wondering if it would do me fine for a long term gaming setup? I've had some idiot critique me on every aspect of this build and suggest me a build worth $300 more, so I was wondering if anyone with more experience in the field could enlighten me a bit more.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VbRr6R
Don't forget to factor in the applicable taxes on the parts. People keep forgetting that when buying parts. You may need to change some parts when you finalize your parts list.
 
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1203.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-06 05:07 EST-0500


With this build you get much more longevity for gaming. It has a highend graphics card but the CPU is a bit less powerful but that won't matter all that much as long as you're not aiming for super high frame rates.
 

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