Build Advice New Gaming Rig + Keeping Old Parts Discussion

djbenji88

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The below build was posted in the last build competition and it caught my eye, but when it ended didn't take home any votes. I'm looking to purchase a new PC on Prime Day (7/15) and am planning to economize by using some of my pieces from my existing PC built in 2010. Is the below actually a decent build? What am I missing? Also, any comments on salvaging pieces are appreciated. Thanks!

FREESYNC FLOW!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon VII 16 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.19 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1478.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-30 22:11 EDT-0400

Pieces being salvaged from current rig:
2010:
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K56
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Corsair TX Series CMPSU-750TX (probably replacing this because I feel like it's safer to use a new PSU)
2012:
Samsung 830 128 GB SSD
2019:
Dell 27" TN Monitor

What I've been playing on my PC:
Doom
Apex Legends**
Borderlands
Batman
Mass Effect Games
Magic Arena**
MtGO (magic the gathering online)*
 
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DMAN999

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Every component listed looks fine to me.
Admittedly I know almost nothing about the GPU you chose so I recommend you read a few reviews and see how well built it is, how it performs and how cool it runs before shelling out that much cash.
If you end up wanting to OC that CPU you might want to consider a better cooler before you do.
The Hyper 212 Plus is decent But not great and may not keep that 2700x as cool as you'd like if you OC it.
 
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djbenji88

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Every component listed looks fine to me.
Admittedly I know almost nothing about the GPU you chose so I recommend you read a few reviews and see how well built it is it performs and how cool it runs before shelling out that much cash.
If you end up wanting to OC that CPU you might want to consider a better cooler before you do.
The Hyper 212 Plus is decent But not great and may not keep that 2700x as cool as you'd like if you OC it.
Thanks for your input. After doing some research, Toms did a review of the AMD Radeon VII GPU. It recommends shelling out a bit more for the GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition instead. If I made that switch, no other changes would be required for the build to function, right?
 

DMAN999

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As far as I can see there aren't any major issues with the components you chose.
They should all work fine together.
I personally would choose a 3200 MHz RAM kit listed here though just to be 100% sure they will work well with your MB:
http://www.gskill.com/en/configurator?manu=52&chip=3396&model=3422
These are on the G.Skill list:

[Flare X (for AMD)] F4-3200C16D-16GFX
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232767

[Trident Z RGB (For AMD)] F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX

The RAM you choose isn't listed on the AsRock QVL or G.Skill's compatibility list for your MB so it might not run at 3200 MHz.
 
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