[SOLVED] Mid-tier PC Build, Changes or Suggestions

iarcherz

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I have scraped the money together for a new build. I am simply looking for advice/ suggestions on what i have chosen since ive been out of the loop for a couple years and all this new ryzen motherboard compatability stuff is making me want to confirm my new build.

Aiming for a sleek sexy all white build.

Old Build:
AMD FX 8350
GTX 960 4gb
8Gb DDR3 RAM
SSD

New Build:
MSI B450M Mortar Titanium (Has BIOS Flash Switch for the Ryzen processor)
Ryzen 7 2700X or Ryzen 5 3600 (Probably go for the 5)
Farming the SSD from old system and buying another
Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE 240mm or Be Quiet Dark Rock 4 (Unsure whether to go for Air or Liquid cooling)
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x8GB 3200 MHz White
Finishing it off with a GTX 1060 6gb unless anyone can recommend a better card in this price range.

p.s. any recommendations on a white case would be nice, mATX of course, was looking at the Corsair 280x but its quite pricey

Budget is around £1000 but i want it as cheap as possible so i can purchase the monitor and maybe a new chair as well.

Also planning on grabbing a
BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24 Inch 144hz

Usure whether to go for 1440p or 144hz, not getting both. I used to play a lot of CS so the 144hz seems better but i also love my single player games and feel like the resolution would be benficial. Torn on that one.

Any suggestions or recommendations are seriously appreciated.
Thank You
 

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In which case:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£0.00)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:38 BST+0100


Obviously you could switch to say a GTX 1060 or RX590 (RX590 is probably better value). But the 1660 is overall better value for performance and outperforms both of those for not too much a price difference. Also depends on if you want to stream or not, if you want to stream, then I'd avoid the AMD GPUs and try and stick to later NVIDIA Architecture (like the 1660).

Stock cooler can be used and obviously this is assuming you're recycling old storage drives and PSU :)
It's also assumed you have an ATX case, that doesn't need mATX. If you do need mATX

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.68 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£0.00)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:41 BST+0100
 

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  • The 1060 6G is better suited for 1080 @144hz, not really for 1440.
  • What is your PSU make and model? As you may likely need to upgrade/update this too.
  • Do you need the CPU cooler?
  • What size SSD do you need?
Initial consideration (minus the above)
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £810.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:21 BST+0100
 

iarcherz

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  • The 1060 6G is better suited for 1080 @144hz, not really for 1440.
  • What is your PSU make and model? As you may likely need to upgrade/update this too.
  • Do you need the CPU cooler?
  • What size SSD do you need?
Initial consideration (minus the above)
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £810.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:21 BST+0100
PSU is a 750w Corsair, it was overkill a few years back because it was on sale.

Yes i need the CPU cooler, dont really want to keep my old hyper 212

SSD ill probably be happy with a 500gb
 

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In which case:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£0.00)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:38 BST+0100


Obviously you could switch to say a GTX 1060 or RX590 (RX590 is probably better value). But the 1660 is overall better value for performance and outperforms both of those for not too much a price difference. Also depends on if you want to stream or not, if you want to stream, then I'd avoid the AMD GPUs and try and stick to later NVIDIA Architecture (like the 1660).

Stock cooler can be used and obviously this is assuming you're recycling old storage drives and PSU :)
It's also assumed you have an ATX case, that doesn't need mATX. If you do need mATX

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.68 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£0.00)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:41 BST+0100
 

iarcherz

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Aug 27, 2013
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In which case:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£0.00)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:38 BST+0100


Obviously you could switch to say a GTX 1060 or RX590 (RX590 is probably better value). But the 1660 is overall better value for performance and outperforms both of those for not too much a price difference. Also depends on if you want to stream or not, if you want to stream, then I'd avoid the AMD GPUs and try and stick to later NVIDIA Architecture (like the 1660).

Stock cooler can be used and obviously this is assuming you're recycling old storage drives and PSU :)
It's also assumed you have an ATX case, that doesn't need mATX. If you do need mATX

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£106.68 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£264.71 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£0.00)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£174.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-13 17:41 BST+0100
Would you still recommend the 1080 BenQ monitor even though youve recommended the 1660? Or will this card better support 1440p
 

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