Question My friend's build

avidity

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Hello all,

My friend sent me his build, what can we do to make it better?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($669.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Gigabyte AORUS LIQUID COOLER 360 59.25 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($447.71 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($389.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 Memory ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($509.00 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($329.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Best Buy Canada)
Total: $3925.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-03 12:59 EDT-0400
 

Phaaze88

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Before:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($669.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Gigabyte AORUS LIQUID COOLER 360 59.25 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($447.71 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($389.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 Memory ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($509.00 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($329.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Best Buy Canada)
Total: $3925.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-03 12:59 EDT-0400



After:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($601.75 @ shopRBC)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius+ S28 Prisma PWM ARGB 103.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($241.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($257.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($212.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($329.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Best Buy Canada)
Total: $3041.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-03 13:32 EDT-0400
 

GarrettL

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For gaming the 3900x really doesn't give much of a benefit vs the cost. You'll need a good cooler as the stock cooler under performs.

It may be a bit cheaper to get 2 seperate 1TB NVMe drives vs the 2TB.

Use the money you can save for a really nice 1440p monitor if he doesn't already have one.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($419.50 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($257.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Dell)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Dell)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($329.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Best Buy Canada)
Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($579.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $3459.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-03 14:05 EDT-0400
 
$440 for a cpu cooler??
Crazy, even in Canada.

The requirements for MS flight simulator are actually quite modest.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-pc-requirements-guide-can-i-run-it/ar-BB16AlbX

The ideal specs could be easily handled with a i5-10600K
Here is a review of the 10600K for gaming:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k-cpu-review
NH-U14 should be a fine cooler; NH-D15s would be the best.

On graphics buy a evga RTX2080 super:
https://www.newegg.ca/evga-geforce-rtx-2080-super-08g-p4-2083-kr/p/N82E16814487498
The reason for EVGA is that they have a 90 day trade up option if you decide you should want something better.
Read for the detail requirements.
 
FWIW, I like to have all on a single windows C drive .
It is easier to manage space that way.
There is no performance advantage to two drives.
The initial list showed two 1tb sata drives.
I think a single 2tb pcie m.2 ssd would be faster and easier to manage.
When/if 2tb gets filled, it is easy to add storage later.
 
Keep the OS separate in case one has to reinstall it for whatever reason.
If you need to reinstall windows on a separate drive, you can easily do that, but you will also need to recover your settings as well as any apps that installed in the registry(that will be most of them)
Steam games will be an exception.

Better, I think to protect what you have via external backups and frequent user system checkpoints.
 
If spending that high. I recommend waiting few months. New GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD are going to launch with at-least 50% performance improvement over current generation which is huge. Ray-tracing will be twice the performance in itself which means the FPS hit you get with Ray-tracing enabled at high settings will be extremely minimal in comparison to what it is with current generation RTX2000 series. AMD will also be releasing Ryzen 4000 series CPUs in coming few months.

It is worth waiting.
 

Phaaze88

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If you need to reinstall windows on a separate drive, you can easily do that, but you will also need to recover your settings as well as any apps that installed in the registry(that will be most of them)
Steam games will be an exception.
Ehh, it'll vary from use-case.
It's been more convenient for me to have Windows on the C drive by itself, with everything else split to either the D or G drive if given the option.
Not that big of a setback if an app forces itself to the C drive.
 

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