Question New Build (with some old parts) Questions!

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Hi everyone!

I am in the midst of making a build and I am curious if everything should work together smoothly. I am using it for gaming, and for graphic design on the side. For future-proofing, do you think this is a viable build? My current PC I built was in 2011. And the monitor is from 2007. Do you think it's worth waiting to see what the new CPU's will be like when they get released this year? I will be getting a new GPU this year as well.



The following are from my old build that I plan on keeping:

Case:
Silverstone Fortress FT02S ATX Silver Aluminum Unibody Case 4X5.25 5X3.5INT

Power Supply:
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

DVD Drive/Writer:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

CPU Cooler / Heatsink:
Noctua NH-D14 Six Heatpipe Dual Radiator CPU Cooler for Intel Socket LGA1366/1156/775 & AMD Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3

GPU / Video Card:
MSI GeForce GTX 680 1006MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E 3.0 Video Card



The following are from my new build:

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ULTRA AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard

CPU:
AMD RYZEN 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000071BOX Desktop Processor

SSD Drive 1:
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 250GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S250B/AM

SSD Drives 2 & 3:
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS 500GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S500B/AM

RAM:
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 / B350 Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX




So do you think these will all fit together nicely with no problems? I know the GPU will probably be a bottleneck for the CPU. But I wonder how noticeable it would be? Also, my monitor. I am running a DVI cable right now, but I should be fine if I switch to HDMI, correct? It's from 2007 I believe.

EDIT: Oh, and I will probably not overclock. But I might. We'll see.

Thanks for all the help everyone!
 

NightHawkRMX

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Just a note, your Noctua cooler does not have AM4 support, so it will not fit the new motherboard. If you're not overclocking you could use the stock CPU cooler that comes with your 3700x.

Also, why buy a 250gb SSD and then dual 500gb drives?

I would either buy a single 1tb 970 plus or a slightly slower drive like an Intel 660p
 
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Just a note, your Noctua cooler does not have AM4 support, so it will not fit the new motherboard. If you're not overclocking you could use the stock CPU cooler that comes with your 3700x.

Also, why buy a 250gb SSD and then dual 500gb drives?

I would either buy a single 1tb 970 plus or a slightly slower drive like an Intel 660p
Ah, damn. That Noctua is fantastic.

And I was planning on using the 250gb for my OS and programs, and one 500gb for games, and the other for everything else.

It actually costs $144 for each 500gb SSD from Canada Computers. Cheaper than buying a single 1TB.

Do you think the rest of the build should be okay?
 
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Not sure why you want to spend so much for a board. This is how I'd do it:
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Great suggestions! I changed my build to what you listed. That motherboard is basically the same, and it has a PS/2 jack for my ancient keyboard I bought in 2005, which the other one did not. I think with the money I saved I'm going to buy the new Noctua D15 which is compatible instead of using the stock cooler.

My GTX 680 though, and the 3700x. Do you think there will be any problems?
 
Great suggestions! I changed my build to what you listed. That motherboard is basically the same, and it has a PS/2 jack for my ancient keyboard I bought in 2005, which the other one did not. I think with the money I saved I'm going to buy the new Noctua D15 which is compatible instead of using the stock cooler.

My GTX 680 though, and the 3700x. Do you think there will be any problems?
I don't know if the GTX 680 will have problems working in a new system, but it sure isn't going to be able to keep up with todays games. You're going to need a new GPU and a new monitor eventually.
 
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I don't know if the GTX 680 will have problems working in a new system, but it sure isn't going to be able to keep up with todays games. You're going to need a new GPU and a new monitor eventually.
Yeah, I'm holding off just a little while in order to see what the new GPU releases will be like this year/next year!

And as for my monitor, I just bought a DVI to Display Port cable because no new tech has DVI anymore. Works really well! This monitor is a beast. I love it. Gaming at 1920x1200 is great for the time being.
 
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I followed Archaic59's build, but also bought a Noctua D15 cooler. I put it all together last night and this thing is FLYING!

My videocard is holding back the system by quite a bit though. I ran Passmark and I get 53% less frames (or score?) because of it. My CPU is 23193 and Disk Mark is 23320 now. Interestingly enough, I got a lower score on this new build with 3D and 2D. And I only got 200 more points for Memory Mark, going from a Ripjaw 8gb (from 2011) to a Flare 16gb.

Hmmm....
 

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