Build Advice New casual 1440p gaming PC build: Feedback & some questions

keroloth

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Hey guys,

I found many threads about 1440p gaming builds, but they are mostly more in the higher end price range. So I thought I ask for some feedback for this more "casual" lower/medium end build. Casual meaning, it should run for example Red Dead Redemption 2 and the coming Cyberpunk 2077, but not necessarily on max details or 100+ fps.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($107.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card ($303.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $895.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-22 07:07 EST-0500


What do you think?

3 specific questions I have:
  1. The price diffence between a Gigabyte and MSI RTX 2060 is over 70$ where I live. Is that worth it, if I don't plan to overclock anything? Would a MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti ARMOR OC be a viable alternative?
  2. Is the Ryzen 5 2600 enough or would you recommend a Ryzen 5 3600X for this graphic card?
  3. SSD: Would you recommend a more expensive NVMe SSD like for example Samsung 970 EVO Plus?
Thanks a lot!
 

alceryes

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  1. Nothing wrong with Gigabyte - save the $70
  2. 3600x would definitely be the better choice
  3. Go with a faster NVMe. 970EVO is good so is the WD Black
At first I was thinking that you may be low on power but those components won't need more than 475W 'balls to the wall'. Power supplies are at their most efficient point at around 50-60%. If it were me, I would get one with a little more power, but that's just me.
 
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keroloth

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Thanks a lot for your answers, that definitely helps. I'll go with a NVMe SSD and the same PSU model, but with 650W instead 550W.

I'll have to think about the 3600X. Costs nearly twice as much here (263$ instead of 138$ for the 2600...) ;-)
 

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