Question Pc gaming/streaming 1500$

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Hi guys I am looking for a PC for gaming/streaming around 1500$. I did my build and would like to know if something can be improved. I will probably play league of legends the most and stream on Twitch.

PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZmQTLJ) / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor | $294.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard | $186.49 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Mushkin - PILOT 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $73.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | $349.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair - RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor | Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $34.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1514.38
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $1474.38
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 00:57 EDT-0400 |

Here there is the benchmark of the pc: https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S85903-M475904.675909.517228.466743.89317vsS0-M

1500$ is not a must I would be more than happy to lower the price 😄
 
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cdrkf

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That is a really nice build.

If you are looking at areas to save money, as your main game is LOL, then you probably don't need the RTX 2060 (unless you really want to try out RTX features in other games?). On that basis the 1660 and 1660ti are both better value than the 2060 and plenty fast enough for games like LOL (especially as you will be playing at 1080p).

My only other thought is maybe change out the 500gb M2 for a larger sata ssd? You really want enough space to install your games and OS on the SSD, 500gb can get eaten up pretty quickly these days when a single game can be ~80gb

Edit: A couple of other things that come to mind... you could look at the R7 2700 over the 2700X as it can be overclocked to match the X anyway (depends on price difference between them though, if it's only $20 or so you do get a better cooler with the 'X' model). Also that PSU is great but pretty overkill for the components you are buying. You could save a bit of cash and drop down to say a 600w model without running into any issues.
 
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Thank you for your answer! I tried to modify the configuration now it looks like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor | $224.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard | $186.49 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Mushkin - PILOT 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $73.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card | $219.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $59.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor | Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $34.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1274.28
| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00
| Total | $1214.28
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 09:33 EDT-0400 |


What do you think about the performance with those changes? Am I losing too much just to save a couple of hundred dollars?
And last but not least is the monitor I picked the right choice? Will a different one ( maybe couple of dollars more) improve the experience consistently?
Is it worth to go 1660 to save 60$ instead of 1660 ti?
Will the build be easy upgradable in the future?
 
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cdrkf

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Thank you for your answer! I tried to modify the configuration now it looks like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor | $224.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard | $186.49 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Mushkin - PILOT 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $73.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card | $219.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $59.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor | Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $34.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1274.28
| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00
| Total | $1214.28
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 09:33 EDT-0400 |


What do you think about the performance with those changes? Am I losing too much just to save a couple of hundred dollars?
And last but not least is the monitor I picked the right choice? Will a different one ( maybe couple of dollars more) improve the experience consistently?
Is it worth to go 1660 to save 60$ instead of 1660 ti?
Will the build be easy upgradable in the future?
So your build looks good... to answer your questions:

1: Performance wise, the R7 2700 is pretty much same CPU as 2700X and can be overclocked, so no loss of performance there. You might want to add an aftermarket cooler to get most out of 2700, although you can bump speed up a bit with stock cooler anyway (and an aftermarket cooler is easy to add later if you prefer). Performance difference between 1660, 1660ti and 2060 is fairly small, here is a chart comparing them:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14071/nvidia-gtx-1660-review-feat-evga-xc-gaming/4

The 1660ti is about 15% slower than a 2060, the 1660 is 15% slower again. I would probably go with the 1660ti, it's the best value perf / frame of the 3, although all 3 gpu's are ample for 1080p gaming.

2: Monitor, you are probably not going to gain much at that price point. If you want to get a significantly better experience you would need to be looking at spending more like $200 and getting a 1440p 144hz gaming screen. There are lots of options screen wise, some gamers swear by high refresh rates, others prefer super wide screen or very high resolutions like 4k. Personally, I'm happy with a 1080p screen running at 60 fps or more, how much value you'll get from a higher spec screen is pretty subjective (having tried a few different display options I really don't view most of these screens as offering a much better experience- with the exception of VR headset, they really change the experience although game support is pretty limited so far).

3: Yes the build is upgradeable, AMD have confirmed that their next generation Ryzen processors will be supported on existing AM4 motherboards so there should be a faster CPU you can upgrade to in the future should you need it (rumour is next gen ryzen is upping the core count as well, to at least 12 cores, maybe 16). You'll also be able to drop in a faster graphics card should you need to (even if new graphics boards are on newer PCIe 4, it will be backward compatible with PCIe 3 which your motherboard has and reviews have shown running a card on an older PCIe gen doesn't generally hold performance back).
 
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Thank you for all your advices 😄 I guess I will modify the last configuration switching the 1660 with a 1660 ti. Would the Corsair CXM 550w still be good?
 

cdrkf

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Hey guys just an update! I'm finally buying my PC is this still the best I can get for this budget?
@cdrkf let me know 😆
Hi,

yes that all looks good. AMD have just announced new Ryzen 3000 cpus, however the prices are quite a bit higher than the 2000 parts (as they are new) and they aren't going to be on sale until July 7th so honestly I'd probably just go ahead with what you are looking at.
 

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