[SOLVED] New PC Build. Would love review

Gragy Magnum

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Hi,

Currently in the process of finding parts for a new system build. Would appreciate some review or feedback on what I have so far.

Thanks.

Link: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/TryMFG

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (maybe 3600x not too sure yet)

CPU Cooler: Stock Wraith Cooler if not overclocking

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard

Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5"

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card or MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card (some help finalizing this would be nice)

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (not fully sure about this)

The motherboard has an extra 4-pin connector but the PSU doesn't. I researched a bit online and people said the extra 4-pin is really only needed for extreme overclocking. But I wanted to double-check for this build.

Is there anything I can improve on or change for a better overall build. Also, which video card should I go with from the two? Lastly, any help with the power supply is appreciated.
 
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I was previously looking at a B450 board (something like B450 Gaming Plus Max).

The reason I was hesitant with picking this is because I've seen a lot of threads online where people first had to update their BIOS on the B450 in order to use something like a Ryzen 3600. Which first required an older generation Ryzen to update BIOS.

Although the product description and manufacture website both say the B450 Gaming Plus supports Ryzen 3-rd gen, I wasn't fully sure. If I go with the B450 Gaming Plus Max (if its a good choice), will the 3600 work out-of-the-box?

In terms of the color scheme, I don't really have one (I just don't want the build at the end to look really weird). The 2060 Ventus card has that silver color which I wasn't the biggest fan of.
If you want a good B450, the MSI TOMAHAWK is probably your best choice. It can handle some decent overclocking and is compatible with the 3600 out of the box:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jcYQzy/msi-b450-tomahawk-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-tomahawk-max

In terms of colour scheme, I'd suggest the Gigabyte works better because black works with nearly anything
 
Jul 19, 2018
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Hi,

Currently in the process of finding parts for a new system build. Would appreciate some review or feedback on what I have so far.

Thanks.

Link: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/TryMFG

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (maybe 3600x not too sure yet)

CPU Cooler: Stock Wraith Cooler if not overclocking

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard

Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5"

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card or MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card (some help finalizing this would be nice)

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (not fully sure about this)

The motherboard has an extra 4-pin connector but the PSU doesn't. I researched a bit online and people said the extra 4-pin is really only needed for extreme overclocking. But I wanted to double-check for this build.

Is there anything I can improve on or change for a better overall build. Also, which video card should I go with from the two? Lastly, any help with the power supply is appreciated.
If you're not going to be doing extreme overclocking, a B450 board would be good enough. X570 boards really should only be used if you're thinking of anything Ryzen 7 and above.

What's your colour scheme?
 

Gragy Magnum

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I was previously looking at a B450 board (something like B450 Gaming Plus Max).

The reason I was hesitant with picking this is because I've seen a lot of threads online where people first had to update their BIOS on the B450 in order to use something like a Ryzen 3600. Which first required an older generation Ryzen to update BIOS.

Although the product description and manufacture website both say the B450 Gaming Plus supports Ryzen 3-rd gen, I wasn't fully sure. If I go with the B450 Gaming Plus Max (if its a good choice), will the 3600 work out-of-the-box?

In terms of the color scheme, I don't really have one (I just don't want the build at the end to look really weird). The 2060 Ventus card has that silver color which I wasn't the biggest fan of.
 
Jul 19, 2018
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765
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I was previously looking at a B450 board (something like B450 Gaming Plus Max).

The reason I was hesitant with picking this is because I've seen a lot of threads online where people first had to update their BIOS on the B450 in order to use something like a Ryzen 3600. Which first required an older generation Ryzen to update BIOS.

Although the product description and manufacture website both say the B450 Gaming Plus supports Ryzen 3-rd gen, I wasn't fully sure. If I go with the B450 Gaming Plus Max (if its a good choice), will the 3600 work out-of-the-box?

In terms of the color scheme, I don't really have one (I just don't want the build at the end to look really weird). The 2060 Ventus card has that silver color which I wasn't the biggest fan of.
If you want a good B450, the MSI TOMAHAWK is probably your best choice. It can handle some decent overclocking and is compatible with the 3600 out of the box:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jcYQzy/msi-b450-tomahawk-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-tomahawk-max

In terms of colour scheme, I'd suggest the Gigabyte works better because black works with nearly anything
 

Gragy Magnum

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Ok then I'll switch the motherboard out for the MSI TOMAHAWK and go with the Gigabyte card.


CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard

Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5"

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply


So, this should be good then?
Also, in terms of the power supply, should I find one with better efficiency or is the CX 650W good enough for this build?
 
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Ok then I'll switch the motherboard out for the MSI TOMAHAWK and go with the Gigabyte card.


CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard

Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5"

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply


So, this should be good then?
Also, in terms of the power supply, should I find one with better efficiency or is the CX 650W good enough for this build?
That should be good enough. You won't really need gold unless you're going to be overclocking a lot or leaving it on for extended periods of time.

I also saw that RAM wasn't mentioned. Have you already got that sorted?
 

Gragy Magnum

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Oh sorry I must have forgotten to list the RAM.

I checked from the manufacture website and was thinking of going with the Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB.

The boot speed is shown as 2400MHz but the motherboard manual does show it supports speeds of 3000MHz through A-XMP OC MODE.

Just to do a final check, all of this should be good for the build?
 

WildCard999

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What is your max budget?

I really wouldn't recommend a build without a SSD, even a lower end 240gb SSD would be a big improvement over a HDD and if you swap to a B450 board (that supports 3rd gen out of the box) you should have the extra cash for one.
 

WildCard999

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@Gragy Magnum , The MSI MAX boards support 3rd gen right out of the box so no issues there. For the memory make sure it is in the correct slots so you can enable XMP. XMP sets the memory at the correct speed, voltage & timings, you'll want to do this as AMD Ryzen performs significantly better with fast memory so it's important to get it to run at the correct speed.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $244.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Best Buy Canada
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $87.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card | $478.50 @ Vuugo
Case | Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case | $44.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1191.44
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $1126.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-01 05:09 EST-0500 |
 
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This should be better....

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $244.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Best Buy Canada
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $87.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card | $478.50 @ Vuugo
Case | Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case | $44.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1191.44
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $1126.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-01 05:09 EST-0500 |
I wouldn't go with a 5700XT, a 2060 Super is better imo. The OP also said that they didn't like silver, so that rules out the MSI Mech
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($244.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card ($519.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1236.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-01 05:54 EST-0500


Same performance as Hellfire13 build. But improved quality and faster SSD.
I included top of the line PSU which is bit expensive but will save you money next time you upgrade as this will be great for at-least 1-2 upgrades over time.
Faster and more reliable SSD. But well you can do off with SAMSUNG 860Evo at cheaper price.
 

Gragy Magnum

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@Gragy Magnum , The MSI MAX boards support 3rd gen right out of the box so no issues there. For the memory make sure it is in the correct slots so you can enable XMP. XMP sets the memory at the correct speed, voltage & timings, you'll want to do this as AMD Ryzen performs significantly better with fast memory so it's important to get it to run at the correct speed.
In terms of budget, I am looking at most at $1500 Canadian.

I looked back at the overall price and you're right. There's still some room in the budget so I'll switch out for some SSD's.

I can also go with the G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory, save some money here and get a higher rated power supply. Like the one linked by @King Dranzer

So something like this:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory

Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
I'll also probably pick up some Samsung Evo.

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

I didn't expect this many people to respond so I wasn't really sure who to reply back to.

I'll also take a look at the 5700 XT and see what that offers (haven't looked at it before).

In terms of the memory, if I remember correctly, it was slots A2 and B2 where it should be installed. This should hopefully allow the XMP profiles to work correctly.
 

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