[New Build] Looking to build new PC for around $1300 - $1600~

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Hi all,

So I'm looking to build something around say summer, perhaps when AMD releases Zen 2 CPU Line.

I'd be using this build mainly for gaming, but also as a workstation of some sorts. Definitely want to be going with AMD this time around as my previous builds have all been Intel.

Haven't really decided if I want to go air cooling or an AIO water-cooling system yet, I am definitely looking to overclock though.

(1440p is really optional, I plan to be using 1080p monitors)

So I'm just kind of planning a little bit ahead of time for the most optimized build for my budget.

This is what I have so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1444.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thanks in advance for any help given.
 

logainofhades

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Made some changes, to save some money, and get you a different motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($259.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($161.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1378.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-28 12:26 EST-0500
 

WildCard999

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Can save a significant amount of money without affecting performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1182.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-28 14:09 EST-0500
 
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So aftermarket cooler with 2700x is a no go? Why is that?
 
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Yeah, that was my initial plan is to just wait it out. For now, this is sort of like a contingency. Just in case I can't wait any longer and pull the trigger on a build.

Even then I'd still like to know a rough idea of what to get going into Ryzen 3000
 
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Always open to suggestions, I was planning for H500i or P400S.
 

logainofhades

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You can do it, it's just kinda wasteful. All ryzen cpu's have an unlocked multiplier, so matching a 2700x, or higher, is easily doable, with a 2700. If you do not want to overclock, then get the 2700x, and forget about such an expensive cooler.
 
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Ahh, okay.. Thanks for the advice.
 

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