[SOLVED] New build advices

Seladon

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Hi, I'm looking to build a new computer to replace the one that I built 7 years ago. The main focus of the build is on gaming, mostly on CPU intensive games rather than GPU intensive. One exemple being Total War Warhammer 2. It would also be used for easier things : browse the web, watch videos and movies and other simple and easy to handle tasks. I've been a bit out of touch last year or so with PC hardware, and I'd like some advice, mostly on the CPU/motherboard/RAM/cooler choice.

So I already came up with two different builds, one being Intel based, the other one being AMD based. The budget is anything below CAD$3000 before taxes and shipping, although the goal is not to absolutely spend it all, but get a computer that does what I want for the next 7 years again. I expect to be able to play about any game I want for that long, and I'm willing to set the graphics lower as time goes. One last point is that after those 7ish years, instead of building a whole new system, I might just replace the GPU and add more RAM, hopefully keeping the CPU, which makes it an important choice.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($489.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($239.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define S2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($560.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2825.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 14:48 EST-0500

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($244.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($239.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($560.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2520.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 14:50 EST-0500

Thanks a lot in advance for your help, and have a nice day !
 

logainofhades

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Made some changes, and got you a faster GPU, all for a similar price.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.87 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($269.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($942.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: AOC CQ27G1 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($332.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2521.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 15:36 EST-0500
 
Go for the Ryzen buildd. However you can make some changes.

You can go for a much cheaper B450 motherboard such as the MSI Tomahawk, unless there is a specific feature you want on that ASUS board PCIe4 is pointless at the consumer level as even the most demanding PCIe application wont use the full available bandwidth.

For your GPU you could save some and get a slightly slower RX5700XT

The last must have change is your RAM. For Ryzen get 3200mhz or faster RAM, there is significant performance loss with slow RAM with Ryzen.
 

Seladon

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I've heard the B450 boards require a BIOS update to run 3rd gen Ryzen. It was more about not having to do that part than about gaining PCIe gen 4. Thanks for your answer.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Made some changes, and got you a faster GPU, all for a similar price.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.87 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($269.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($942.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: AOC CQ27G1 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($332.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2521.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 15:36 EST-0500
 
Feb 4, 2020
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Made some changes, and got you a faster GPU, all for a similar price.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.87 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($269.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($942.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: AOC CQ27G1 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($332.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2521.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 15:36 EST-0500
Do you need to a add a Cooler for a build?
 

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