[SOLVED] New 1440p 120Hz Gaming / Editing PC

Sep 28, 2019
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Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2 – 3 Weeks

Budget Range: ~2000 USD After Rebates / Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Light Autocad(2D)>Premiere & Streaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (Not included in 2000 USD Budget)


Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Any

Location: Vancouver Canada

Parts Preferences: I would prefer the build to revolve around these 3 parts:
CASE: Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB ram (any)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62/X72

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Need to buy QHD (2560 * 1440P) , 120Hz+ Monitor

Additional Comments:
First time building a brand-new PC. Current PC is over 6 years old. Looking to run most games on 1440p 120Hz+ along with light 2D Autocad work. Also require a capability of using premiere pro & streaming on twitch.


Current list of parts for the build (Work in Progress):

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6 GHZ 8-Core Processor
(Looked around and this seemed like the most viable option to game at 1440p 120Hz+. Would It it be worth it to get to 3900x?)

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler (Since I won’t be overclocking, is getting the 3 fan NZXT Kraken X72 not worth it? Would like clarification on temps.)

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 (This mobo is a placeholder and I’m looking for recommendations. Preferably 200-300 USD range)

Memory: G. Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (Any recommendations regarding what size ram I should be getting would be appreciated since 16GB might be enough for what I’m using the PC for, but I’m putting 32GB in to be safe.)

Storage 1: Boot: Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5 SSD (Would it be worth it to look into a M.2 SSD for boot?)

Storage 2: Storage: Seagate barracuda 4 TB 3.5 5400 RPM Internal Drive (is using this as a gaming storage effective or should I just purchase another SSD?)

Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video card (Need brand recommendations here as it usually comes to available supply. I’ve always used MSI GPUs so I’m putting in this one as a placeholder.)

Case: Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case (ultimately looking to wall-mount the PC and be able to easily swap out parts & RGB. This seemed like the correct choice.)

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (Placeholder. need recommendations here on a decent Semi or Fully Modular PSU.)
OS: Windows 10

Monitor: Currently an afterthought and once the PC comes together I will research what exact monitor I will get. Any recommendations on a 1440P 120Hz+ would be helpful.
 

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Have adapted it slightly:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($434.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler ($234.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($318.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($177.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.75 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.25 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($650.00)
Case: Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($120.00)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($134.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1644.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-28 15:49 EDT-0400


I have upped RAM to 3200 as it will be more beneficial for the 3rd Gen Ryzen. You could go 3600 however some struggle with stability at this range.
The PSU I have linked is better and cheaper than the equivalent SuperNOVA. And has been lowered to 650W as 850W is excessive.
Have also swapped out the SSD drives for 1 660p which is excellent value.

Why do you need that motherboard also?
 
Good choices overall. A few areas I would modify would be the following:
  1. G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3600 as Ryzen will appreciate the faster speed.
  2. NVMe M.2 SSD which will be much better and significantly faster than the SATA based SSD at only $64.99 for 500GB. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2cJtt6/western-digital-blue-sn500-500-gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds500g1b0c
  3. The MSI RTX 2070 Super is great especially the Gaming X Trio so no change!!
  4. The EVGA G3 PSU is great but a 750w or even 650 version will do.
The NZXT Kraken X62 is more than good enough for the 3700X. As to motherboards the Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI is around $260 and has everything you need including a good VRM setup.
 

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Have adapted it slightly:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($434.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler ($234.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($318.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($177.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.75 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.25 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($650.00)
Case: Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($120.00)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($134.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1644.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-28 15:49 EDT-0400


I have upped RAM to 3200 as it will be more beneficial for the 3rd Gen Ryzen. You could go 3600 however some struggle with stability at this range.
The PSU I have linked is better and cheaper than the equivalent SuperNOVA. And has been lowered to 650W as 850W is excessive.
Have also swapped out the SSD drives for 1 660p which is excellent value.

Why do you need that motherboard also?
 
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Thanks for the recommendations guys. I have stepped up the ram to 3200 & lowered the PSU to 750W, and will be getting a M.2 for my boot drive.


Why do you need that motherboard also?
I don't necessary need that specific mobo. I put the Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 on as more of a placeholder. I was looking to get something decent that would satisfy all the requirements of my components for a relatively good price. After looking into some X570s I may go with the vMax's recommended Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI. However, I was also looking into the currently cheaper MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4. For a stock 3700x i think the VRM is enough on the MSI board. Any feedback on what boards I should get relating to VRM would be appreciated.
 

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Thanks for the recommendations guys. I have stepped up the ram to 3200 & lowered the PSU to 750W, and will be getting a M.2 for my boot drive.




I don't necessary need that specific mobo. I put the Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 on as more of a placeholder. I was looking to get something decent that would satisfy all the requirements of my components for a relatively good price. After looking into some X570s I may go with the vMax's recommended Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI. However, I was also looking into the currently cheaper MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4. For a stock 3700x i think the VRM is enough on the MSI board. Any feedback on what boards I should get relating to VRM would be appreciated.
Well 750w is still more than required.
And you can always get a B450 or X470 board instead for a better price if you Don need pcie4
 

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