[SOLVED] Ryzen 3900X Build

Arav13

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Good Day,

I would like to get some feedback on my new build. This will be the very first time I am dealing with AMD processors. The link to the shopping list is below:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fxQKq3

I have the following concerns:
  • Cooling. Is NZXT X72 a good choice? Maybe you can suggest a better AIO. I was looking into air cooling options and buying Noctua NH-U12A. What is your opinion? Which one would perform better - air cooling or water cooling?
  • Graphics card. Currently, I am using Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti on another build and comparing it to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 I am not sure if it is worth spending the extra money. Please let me know.
  • Motherboard. I believe I have made a good choice this model, but you are welcome to make any other recommendations.
The rationale and purpose for build is to work in Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, have multiple virtual machines running their own test software, and connect HDMI/DisplayPort from the graphics card to a 4K TV and watch movies. Essentially, this will be a fully worked computer by multiple users plus used for entertainment.

P.S. Also, I would like to add that I do not care about pretty RGB lighting and discoteca inside of my electronic friend. I care about performance.
 
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Ok, so which water AIO you would suggest for best performance? Also, would you personally go with the 2060s considering that there are much better graphics cards already on the market or buy the cheaper 1660ti? The 2060s is the max budget I can spend for the graphics.
personal i would go with the 2060s because it would be a nice upgrade over my 1060, but i would also think about the radeon 5700xt if im shopping in that price range.

as for the water cooler, i hear NZXT kraken x62 is good

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181-2.html
 

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water cooling should give you better temperature results, but if you want air cooling, noctua is very good

the 2060s is about 30-35% faster than the 1660ti, but it also runs a bit hotter.
 

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Ok, so which water AIO you would suggest for best performance? Also, would you personally go with the 2060s considering that there are much better graphics cards already on the market or buy the cheaper 1660ti? The 2060s is the max budget I can spend for the graphics.
water cooling should give you better temperature results, but if you want air cooling, noctua is very good

the 2060s is about 30-35% faster than the 1660ti, but it also runs a bit hotter.
 

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Ok, so which water AIO you would suggest for best performance? Also, would you personally go with the 2060s considering that there are much better graphics cards already on the market or buy the cheaper 1660ti? The 2060s is the max budget I can spend for the graphics.
personal i would go with the 2060s because it would be a nice upgrade over my 1060, but i would also think about the radeon 5700xt if im shopping in that price range.

as for the water cooler, i hear NZXT kraken x62 is good

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181-2.html
 

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Nemesia,
In my original post I did mention the 2060, without the super, which from reading the specs is very close to 1660Ti. Now, woot was talking about a 2060 Super which is a few notches better than the 1660Ti. From my understanding, both the 1660ti and 2060 Super can push 4K resolutions (both have DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0) which will allow watching movies at 4K resolution on a 4K TV. In terms of fps, yes, 2060S is better than 1660ti but I have no intentions in squeezing anything higher than 60Hz.
 

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Nemesia,
In my original post I did mention the 2060, without the super, which from reading the specs is very close to 1660Ti. Now, woot was talking about a 2060 Super which is a few notches better than the 1660Ti. From my understanding, both the 1660ti and 2060 Super can push 4K resolutions (both have DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0) which will allow watching movies at 4K resolution on a 4K TV. In terms of fps, yes, 2060S is better than 1660ti but I have no intentions in squeezing anything higher than 60Hz.
Yeah I did not see that s. I must be blind. Deleted my inaccurate post. :) thanks for letting me know.
 

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