Question Rate my PC build with advice

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I will play CSGO competitive/ranked,

Also PUBG, R6 Siege and AC Unity&Odyssey.

Need at least 60-75 FPS on 1080p Max-High Setting preferred.

(Might live-stream as well)

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Feel free to criticize/suggest improvements/adjustments with reason.

Though still need to look into more finicky advanced stuff like slots and ports... Anyway I added my comment next to each part.

My first PC build so far. Any concerns or building traps let me know.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Shopping Express)

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($8.72 @ Amazon Australia)

Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($196.00 @ Shopping Express)
- I want to have current ports like USB3.1 and USB-C etc, but yet still to understand headers... Landed on this MB by looking at the pics it has the right ports..? So confused on connections

Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($140.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
- Heard 3000Mhz RAM was sweet spot for Ryzen, so was planning to OC from 2666 to 3000 later on...possible?

Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($95.00 @ IJK)
- Should I swap to Samsung 860 EVO equivalent for $20 more?

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card ($599.00 @ Device Deal)
- Should I consider GTX 1070Ti, 1660 Ti or RTX 2060/70 instead ???

Case: NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
- Any other recommendations and advice my components fit? RGB not a must, more focussed on functionality/practicality and cooling)

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($118.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
- Should I pay more for 650W? All SeaSonic models are good right?

Total: $1516.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-29 12:23 AEST+1000
 
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I agree about the suggestion for a newer card. On average, a GTX 1660 Ti offers about the same level of performance as a 1070, only at a significantly lower price if buying new. And an RTX 2060 is faster, offering a similar level of performance as a 1070 Ti, while also being priced lower than a 1070. GTX 1070s and 1070 Tis are no longer being manufactured, so their supplies have been dwindling and prices of new cards have been rising lately, making them a poor value at this point.

I wouldn't be too concerned about "instability" issues with RTX cards, especially at the more "mid-range" end of the lineup. Reports of such issues seem to be mostly at the high-end, and even then they seem rare enough that there probably isn't a very widespread problem. Even if the card did end up exhibiting some problem, it should typically be covered under warranty for two or three years.
 
If I read reports correctly, CSGO is cpu centric and single thread performance counts a lot.
For that, look at a I5-9600K which is comparable in price but will oc near 5.0.
About the best you can do with ryzen is around 4.3.
If you want more threads, look at the i7-9700K.
Most any Z390 motherboard will do.

You will need a good cooler, but you have an excellent case for air cooling.
My favorite is the noctua NH-D15s.

Intel does not depend much on ram speed.
Do not count on overclocking ram.
Ram is binned and samples that can be overclocked and run at higher speeds will be sold as such.
If you look at tom's gpu hierarchy chart:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
The GTX1660ti looks to be a better deal than the GTX1070.

Love the Seasonic focus 550.
 

Karadjgne

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I7-3770K and I get 300 solid fps. The 2600 won't be an issue for CS:GO in the slightest.

Don't bother with the AS5, it's a waste of cash. If you feel you must use aftermarket paste, use Noctua NT-H1, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, Gelid Extreme 3, Arctic MX-4. AS5 claim to fame happened 20 odd years ago when it mass produced 5 use bottles cheap, when every other paste was 1-3 use and 2x-3x the price. Doesn't make it anymore than mediocre and needs replacing when cleaning the pc after 1-2 years.

Go MSI, ASRock or Gigabyte for the mobo. Asus has been having issues with white vga led errors and no display. Don't know what's up with them, but quality seems to be in the crapper lately.

Ryzens love fast ram. The cpu is multiple die and each die communicates with the other using amd infinity fabric, which itself is regulated by the speed of the ram. Faster the ram, better the cpu performance. With ram prices as such, the best value is 3200, most boards can recognise upto 3466, but prices there don't justify the small gain.

Gtx1660ti usually tops performance of the 1070 at 1080p. It's not until you get into 1440p that performance is about equal and the greater vram of the 1070 puts it ahead in 4k. Best value is the 1660ti by a good margin unless you really need the gimmicks to shaders and shadows on the few games that actually use DLSS and RT. CS:GO isn't one of them.

MX500 and 860 Evo are close enough in performance that unless you are a stickler for brands, the MX is the better value.

Generally, for the money the Seasonic Focus Gold 550W is about untouchable. Your pc won't pull what mine does and my 3770k/970 has been under sizable OC for years on an Evga G2 550w. Very good buy. An alternative would be the Antec Earthwatts Gold, it's the same platform as the Focus, with a few Antec tweaks.

Cases are personal you gotta look at it every day, I never will have to. Nzxt makes a good quality case, so no worries if you like the look. Fractal Design and Phanteks are also in the running, Corsair and CoolerMaster have some nice ones too. Up to you.

AC series is pretty badly optimized, doesn't matter amd or Intel, they both have fits with those games, so don't expect miricles.
 

Peiguy

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I will play CSGO competitive/ranked,

Also PUBG, R6 Siege and AC Unity&Odyssey.

Need at least 60-75 FPS on 1080p Max-High Setting preferred.

(Might live-stream as well)

__

Feel free to criticize/suggest improvements/adjustments with reason.

Though still need to look into more finicky advanced stuff like slots and ports... Anyway I added my comment next to each part.

My first PC build so far. Any concerns or building traps let me know.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Shopping Express)

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($8.72 @ Amazon Australia)

Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($196.00 @ Shopping Express)
- I want to have current ports like USB3.1 and USB-C etc, but yet still to understand headers... Landed on this MB by looking at the pics it has the right ports..? So confused on connections

Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($140.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
- Heard 3000Mhz RAM was sweet spot for Ryzen, so was planning to OC from 2666 to 3000 later on...possible?

Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($95.00 @ IJK)
- Should I swap to Samsung 860 EVO equivalent for $20 more?

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card ($599.00 @ Device Deal)
- Should I consider GTX 1070Ti, 1660 Ti or RTX 2060/70 instead ???

Case: NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
- Any other recommendations and advice my components fit? RGB not a must, more focussed on functionality/practicality and cooling)

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($118.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
- Should I pay more for 650W? All SeaSonic models are good right?

Total: $1516.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-29 12:23 AEST+1000
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rjgGQZ
 

Karadjgne

Titan
Herald
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($134.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($147.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($102.00 @ PC Byte)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.00 @ Austin Computers)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($449.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($105.00 @ IJK)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1541.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-30 15:40 AEST+1000
 
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