New Gaming Build - Late 2018 or Early 2019

ZuluGrizz

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Hey All,

I build a computer just over 3 years ago and user it to stream as well as play video games. With the release of newer games it's slowly becoming evident that streaming and gaming from the same PC kind of accelerates the degradation of your build to match frame-rates that I stream at. Currently, I have an i7-4770k and a GTX 970 4GB. I have DDR3 still so from what i've read it's not worth it to upgrade my current system since it's DDR3 and was looking to building a rig strictly for gaming and turning my old rig into a streaming setup. I was curious what people thought about the current PC parts as I have been out of the game for sometime and not so much an enthusiast any longer. Below is a build someone brainstormed for me for gaming and I would like to be able to stream new triple A titles and possible experience VR and 4k at some point with this new build. Any and all opinions are appreciated as my stream gains traction i'd like to have what I need to bring content from the newer games and currently Odyssey has to run on Medium to get 40-50 frames.

Proposed AMD Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/32Wsjy

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/32Wsjy
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/32Wsjy/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($249.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card ($504.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1224.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 18:59 EDT-0400
 

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The main issue is is not with the build but with the time frame it's really better to ask closer to when you plan on building the PC prices change and even game that are being announced may show that spending a little extra for a GPU would be better. Right off the bad though a GGTX 1080 is cheaper and better than Vega 56 so there are some issues with that build.
 
It can be better for $1300. You are right in reusing your old PC for streaming. The 4770k is a chip that should handle streaming only just fine.

Don't you need a case for your new build?

Here:

Intel -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($100.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($103.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($123.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($474.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.77 @ B&H)
Total: $1310.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 19:35 EDT-0400

Slightly bigger SSD and faster RAM. The SCP of Intel should give more FPS. Faster HDD. The GTX 1080 is faster than the VEGA 64.

Ryzen -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($123.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($474.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.77 @ B&H)
Total: $1230.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 19:38 EDT-0400

Cheaper, and the Ryzen 2700x is a very good chip. You can also consider streaming and gaming off this single PC alone, although FPS will take a slight hit. Rest all is same.
 
VR requires 90hz. So considering that, this setup would be a good choice :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($160.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterAir MA610P 53.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda Compute 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($47.60 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R Tempered Glass Newegg Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.77 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Deepcool - RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1499.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 02:35 EDT-0400
 

ZuluGrizz

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Thanks for your response, with the idea of all-in-one would it be worth to crank the GPU to a 1080 Ti and go with the AMD chip?
 

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Hey thanks so much for taking the time to do that, I'm faceting together all the builds to see what people agree on and I appreciate it.
 


Yes, that is a viable plan. The AMD Chip is a pretty powerful one, and would only be a max of 5 to 10 FPS difference from its Intel counterpart. You should be good if you do so.
 

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