Question Looking for advice on my PC build

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Hi all,

I am currently looking to build a new PC to move away from my HP Omen Notebook, which was fine but due to my dual screen setup is reaching its limits. I play a variety of games as Football Manager, COD:Warzone, Fifa and would like to play on the highest settings on a 144Hz screen from AOC i already own.

Happy to receive feedback from you on below parts. I am mostly unclear on Power Supply and Mainboard. Would like to stay around 900 to 1000 Euro, thus 1200 $ would be my max budget. Peripherals are already in place
If you can add remarks on why certain parts would not be optimal is very much appreciated. Greetings from Germany!

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gQ4sDx

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1079.90
 

Tioym

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Shouldn't you just wait for RTX 3000 Series? I don't think it's worth it to buy right now.
First of all there will be price slashes once RDNA2 / RTX 3000 is out so the 5700xt might just drop from 400+ to 350-ish
Why would you buy top-tier hardware only for it to be outclassed within a few months? I think you should wait and see what drops.
 
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Shouldn't you just wait for RTX 3000 Series? I don't think it's worth it to buy right now.
First of all there will be price slashes once RDNA2 / RTX 3000 is out so the 5700xt might just drop from 400+ to 350-ish
Why would you buy top-tier hardware only for it to be outclassed within a few months? I think you should wait and see what drops.
Thanks, do you think the release of a new Geforce card will reduce the price for a radeon? The price is currently at 350 EUR, thus dont expect to drop it far from 300 EUR, which would not justify waiting much for the moment.

Main issues I see at the moment is that there is a warning that the mainboard wont allow the USB-C plug at the top of the case and if the power supply is sufficient. Maybe somebody can help
 

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Thanks, do you think the release of a new Geforce card will reduce the price for a radeon? The price is currently at 350 EUR, thus dont expect to drop it far from 300 EUR, which would not justify waiting much for the moment.

Main issues I see at the moment is that there is a warning that the mainboard wont allow the USB-C plug at the top of the case and if the power supply is sufficient. Maybe somebody can help
When Intel released their 10th gen CPUs, AMD reduced prices of their 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs that could not compete in performance with the new intel chips making them a good deal once again. Same should happen to GPUs I expect.
I'm not sure about your other problem, probably wait for other answers.
 

madmatt30

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Thanks, do you think the release of a new Geforce card will reduce the price for a radeon? The price is currently at 350 EUR, thus dont expect to drop it far from 300 EUR, which would not justify waiting much for the moment.

Main issues I see at the moment is that there is a warning that the mainboard wont allow the USB-C plug at the top of the case and if the power supply is sufficient. Maybe somebody can help
The cx550 is fine for a 5700xt, running one myself and at 1440p locked to 60fps I've not seen the card draw more than 140w, if youre running 4k or 144htz it may top 200w but there's still headroom with that psu.

Personally wouldn't buy the h510 but that's me, it s nice looking but I prefer the traditional airflow type of case.

What country are you actually in??
 
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The cx550 is fine for a 5700xt, running one myself and at 1440p locked to 60fps I've not seen the card draw more than 140w, if youre running 4k or 144htz it may top 200w but there's still headroom with that psu.

Personally wouldn't buy the h510 but that's me, it s nice looking but I prefer the traditional airflow type of case.

What country are you actually in??
My roommate has the h210 and i really like the design, however as the tower will stand on the floor, looking to take the larger one. Thanks for the update on the power supply. Is this the best choice in that power and price range?

I live in Germany :)

Better drive setup for a bit less. 500gb M.2 for the OS and programs with a full 1TB SSD for games.

Thanks, is that purely better due to the fact that we have 1.5 TB?
 
You have a 500GB NVME SSD for the OS and a 1TB SSD for the rest. That's better than just 1 drive for everything and for the same price.

Changed your RAM for 3600MHz CL16. You have a Ryzen 3600. You should use 3600MHz RAM.

Changed your PSU for a better one.

Do you already have the motherboard? If not I would change that board for a B550.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($409.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $1019.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-29 04:46 EDT-0400
 
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You have a 500GB NVME SSD for the OS and a 1TB SSD for the rest. That's better than just 1 drive for everything and for the same price.

Changed your RAM for 3600MHz CL16. You have a Ryzen 3600. You should use 3600MHz RAM.

Changed your PSU for a better one.

Do you already have the motherboard? If not I would change that board for a B550.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($409.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $1019.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-29 04:46 EDT-0400

Thank you for your input. Does the new PSU bring major benefits explaining the 60$ difference? I dont own the Mainboard yet, so happy to receive suggestions on good B550 boards
 

madmatt30

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Thank you for your input. Does the new PSU bring major benefits explaining the 60$ difference? I dont own the Mainboard yet, so happy to receive suggestions on good B550 boards

Above list comes out to nearly €1100 once you change partpicker over to Germany.
Had a quick play to drag that price a bit closer to your preferred budget.

Not really anything detrimental there, did get a decent b550 board in, the nvme is slower than the 970 but not to the point of being a problem, it's also nearly half the price.

The core gm is a very good quality psu, just non modular, but the h510 has plenty of room to hide cables in the psu shroud.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€167.99 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€115.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€63.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€57.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€106.99 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (€367.99 @ Mindfactory)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (€74.91 @ Mindfactory)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Core GC 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (€82.27 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1037.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-29 16:49 CEST+0200
 
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Above list comes out to nearly €1100 once you change partpicker over to Germany.
Had a quick play to drag that price a bit closer to your preferred budget.

Not really anything detrimental there, did get a decent b550 board in, the nvme is slower than the 970 but not to the point of being a problem, it's also nearly half the price.

The core gm is a very good quality psu, just non modular, but the h510 has plenty of room to hide cables in the psu shroud.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€167.99 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€115.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€63.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€57.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€106.99 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (€367.99 @ Mindfactory)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (€74.91 @ Mindfactory)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Core GC 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (€82.27 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1037.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-29 16:49 CEST+0200

Appreciate the input, this is looking good!

Just noticed many buyers remarked AMD Driver issues with the 5700XT. Is that an ongoing problem?Thinking about replacing it with this Card for the same price in EUR: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3wBTwP/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-gaming-z-video-card-rtx-2060-gaming-z-6g
 
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Appreciate the input, this is looking good!

Just noticed many buyers remarked AMD Driver issues with the 5700XT. Is that an ongoing problem?Thinking about replacing it with this Card for the same price in EUR: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3wBTwP/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-gaming-z-video-card-rtx-2060-gaming-z-6g
For 40-70$ you can get the 2060 super wich i think will be a better option. But check youtube videos of 2060 vs 2060 super and then you can decide for your self if its worth it
 

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Appreciate the input, this is looking good!

Just noticed many buyers remarked AMD Driver issues with the 5700XT. Is that an ongoing problem?Thinking about replacing it with this Card for the same price in EUR: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3wBTwP/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-gaming-z-video-card-rtx-2060-gaming-z-6g

No issue with the last 2 amd driver releases, the 5700xt crushes the 2060 and 2060 super performance wise, it's competing with the 2070 super now in most titles.

Own a 5700xt myself, the best purchase I've ever made imo.
 

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