[SOLVED] Need Advice With Graphics Card for AsRock Fatality H270 Perfomance

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First time builder here. I haven't quite decided which graphics card to go with the mobo mentioned on title. There's so many out there and I'm not quite sure if there has to be some compatibility thing that I need to keep an eye out for. Would love to hear what you guys think! :)
 
Tried to keep as many of the other components as possible, but definitely can be tweaked.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Monoprice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans ($64.89 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans ($48.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $1517.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 05:48 EST-0500


Or if Intel specific:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Monoprice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans ($64.89 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans ($48.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $1797.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 05:53 EST-0500


Personally would change the PSU, but I'm hoping resident builders will pop into this thread and offer better build advice.
And I should have wrote the 2060 series of cards rather than the RTX 2060 specifically. Though with the budget could definitely go higher.
 
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Physically any current graphics card would work. What's best for a balanced system (for gaming) would depend on your CPU. So what are the rest of your specs and likely budget?

EDIT: What sort of games? Screen resolution and refresh rate?
Here's the rest of the stuff

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator Black 16GB(2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB 59 CFM 120 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans

As for budget, probably around $1700 - 2000

Edit: forgot to add that some of the parts maybe changed (cept for cpu, case, and mobo though)
 
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Jan 16, 2020
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Physically any current graphics card would work. What's best for a balanced system (for gaming) would depend on your CPU. So what are the rest of your specs and likely budget?

EDIT: What sort of games? Screen resolution and refresh rate?
Sorry for the late reply! For games, I play ESO, AC Odyssey and Origins, , the Tomb Raider remake (or reboot?) series, Dragon Age series. Hoping to play upcoming titles like Cyberpunk 77 and VtMB2 smoothly when they get released. Resolution at 1080p HD at 75Hz (ASUS VP229QG). Planning on getting a 2nd monitor as my main screen in the future though.
 
With respect to only the graphics card the furthest I would probably go is the RTX 2060 graphics cards. 1080p75 isn't too graphically intensive. May depend on what the second monitor you want to get, and how you use it.

The budget you mentioned suggests an entire new build. I haven't seen any Cyberpunk 2077 official spec requirements (though previous suggestions suggest the demands could be high). How is the i7-7700 currently performing for you? I would personally suggest holding off a full upgrade until it no longer performs as you want, as it should still be pretty capable. You could get a good or better graphics card now, which can be reused in a new build should you later upgrade.
 
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With respect to only the graphics card the furthest I would probably go is the RTX 2060 graphics cards. 1080p75 isn't too graphically intensive. May depend on what the second monitor you want to get, and how you use it.

The budget you mentioned suggests an entire new build. I haven't seen any Cyberpunk 2077 official spec requirements (though previous suggestions suggest the demands could be high). How is the i7-7700 currently performing for you? I would personally suggest holding off a full upgrade until it no longer performs as you want, as it should still be pretty capable. You could get a good or better graphics card now, which can be reused in a new build should you later upgrade.
I'm still in the middle of getting the parts actually. I went with the non-overclocking cpu first since I really have no experience with overclocking and would rather do it when I have at least a better grasp of what goes on about it and how to do it properly.

I'll keep an eye out for any RTX 2060 then. Might get a refurbished for the price (unless I find a brand new one for a good price). As for the 2nd old monitor, was thinking of getting a 144hz monitor from the same brand (ASUS VG248QE). Will be using the other monitor for browsing and discord most of the time.
 
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How far along are you with buying parts? If haven't started and willing to wait a it, then I'm sure resident builders can come up with a more modern and powerful system for the budget you have available.
I only have the cpu, case, mobo, and hdd so far. So about 4 out 13-ish parts as of now.
 
Tried to keep as many of the other components as possible, but definitely can be tweaked.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Monoprice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans ($64.89 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans ($48.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $1517.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 05:48 EST-0500


Or if Intel specific:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Monoprice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans ($64.89 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans ($48.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $1797.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 05:53 EST-0500


Personally would change the PSU, but I'm hoping resident builders will pop into this thread and offer better build advice.
And I should have wrote the 2060 series of cards rather than the RTX 2060 specifically. Though with the budget could definitely go higher.
 
Reactions: Lienhart
Jan 16, 2020
14
0
10
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Tried to keep as many of the other components as possible, but definitely can be tweaked.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Monoprice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans ($64.89 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans ($48.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $1517.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 05:48 EST-0500


Or if Intel specific:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Monoprice)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 53 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB 3 in 1 with RGB LED Controller 53 CFM 140 mm Fans ($64.89 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans ($48.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $1797.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 05:53 EST-0500


Personally would change the PSU, but I'm hoping resident builders will pop into this thread and offer better build advice.
And I should have wrote the 2060 series of cards rather than the RTX 2060 specifically. Though with the budget could definitely go higher.
Thank you for taking the time to make this list! 😭
 

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