[SOLVED] Ryzen 7 3700X build - Components compatibility

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Hello fellow companions, this is my first post here :)

I was hoping you could give me some feedback about the compatibility and/or alternatives to my build. Right now it looks like this:

Motherboard Asus Prime X470-PRO
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz AM4 BOX
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15
RAM G.Skill 16GB Trident Z (2x 8GB) DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL16
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX1660 Ti XC Black GAMING 6GB GDDR6 (PCI-E)
PSU EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular
SSD SD Gigabyte Aorus RGB 256GB SSD M.2 PCI Express NVMe
Case Fractal Design Focus G USB 3.0

The main use cases for me is GAMING and running PIOSOLVER.

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  1. Did i get everything right regarding compatibility?
  2. Can i reach 3600Mhz with this motherboard? If so, and because i'm inexperienced in OC, how can i do this?
  3. Is there any alternative with same/better perfomance in the same price range for the GPU?
Thanks in advance! I'll be paying attention to this thread :)
 

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This is my recommendation:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€360.90 @ Globaldata)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (€182.90 @ Globaldata)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (€92.90 @ Globaldata)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€129.90 @ Globaldata)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card (€421.90 @ Globaldata)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case (€49.90 @ Globaldata)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€74.90 @ Globaldata)
Total: €1313.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-11 19:39 CEST+0200


It has similar parts to jeremyj_83 but is able to fit in the 3700x and the 2060 super. To get these parts at a similar price I had to change the RAM to 3600-speed cl18 from 3400 cl17 (the PC partpicker link is wrong check the sellers page). The RAM I chose is faster in most scenarios. I chose a cheaper but still nice case than the Fractal design one. I also chose a lower wattage power supply which is fine with this build. The PSU I chose is still a quality PSU.
 
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Hello fellow companions, this is my first post here :)

I was hoping you could give me some feedback about the compatibility and/or alternatives to my build. Right now it looks like this:

Motherboard Asus Prime X470-PRO
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz AM4 BOX
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15
RAM G.Skill 16GB Trident Z (2x 8GB) DDR4 3600MHz PC4-28800 CL16
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX1660 Ti XC Black GAMING 6GB GDDR6 (PCI-E)
PSU EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular
SSD SD Gigabyte Aorus RGB 256GB SSD M.2 PCI Express NVMe
Case Fractal Design Focus G USB 3.0

The main use cases for me is GAMING and running PIOSOLVER.

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  1. Did i get everything right regarding compatibility?
  2. Can i reach 3600Mhz with this motherboard? If so, and because i'm inexperienced in OC, how can i do this?
  3. Is there any alternative with same/better perfomance in the same price range for the GPU?
Thanks in advance! I'll be paying attention to this thread :)
  1. What is your total budget? And in what country?
  2. Considering the added cost to go X570 isn't that great from the X470 you have listed I would go that way and be assured to have out of box 3000 series support.
 
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Thank you for your response!
My budget is 1300€ in Portugal - right now the total is 1315€.
I didn't understand the "out of box 3000 series support", are you talking about the X470 supporting the Ryzen7?
 
Thank you for your response!
My budget is 1300€ in Portugal - right now the total is 1315€.
I didn't understand the "out of box 3000 series support", are you talking about the X470 supporting the Ryzen7?
Out of box means that the X570 is guaranteed to be able to use the 3000 series CPUs without a BIOS update. The X470 motherboards will need a BIOS update before they are able to be used with the 3000 series.
 
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I would do something like this.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€213.90 @ Globaldata)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler (€34.90 @ Globaldata)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (€182.90 @ Globaldata)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (€117.60 @ Globaldata)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€129.90 @ Globaldata)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card (€421.90 @ Globaldata)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case (€84.90 @ Globaldata)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€94.89 @ Globaldata)
Total: €1280.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-11 19:25 CEST+0200

You can obviously alter this as you see fit. Sadly pcpartpicker only has one vendor in Portugal so my options were limited. Adding the 3700X would add about 140 Euro onto the build. That might be able to be off set by changing some parts around, and omitting things like the CPU cooler. For the 3700X if you aren't going to overclock the stock cooler is plenty, but the one with the 3600 isn't as good.
 
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This is my recommendation:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€360.90 @ Globaldata)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (€182.90 @ Globaldata)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (€92.90 @ Globaldata)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€129.90 @ Globaldata)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card (€421.90 @ Globaldata)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case (€49.90 @ Globaldata)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€74.90 @ Globaldata)
Total: €1313.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-11 19:39 CEST+0200


It has similar parts to jeremyj_83 but is able to fit in the 3700x and the 2060 super. To get these parts at a similar price I had to change the RAM to 3600-speed cl18 from 3400 cl17 (the PC partpicker link is wrong check the sellers page). The RAM I chose is faster in most scenarios. I chose a cheaper but still nice case than the Fractal design one. I also chose a lower wattage power supply which is fine with this build. The PSU I chose is still a quality PSU.
 
Reactions: luckyace9999
This is my recommendation:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€360.90 @ Globaldata)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (€182.90 @ Globaldata)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (€92.90 @ Globaldata)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€129.90 @ Globaldata)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card (€421.90 @ Globaldata)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case (€49.90 @ Globaldata)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€74.90 @ Globaldata)
Total: €1313.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-11 19:39 CEST+0200


It has similar parts to jeremyj_83 but is able to fit in the 3700x and the 2060 super. To get these parts at a similar price I had to change the RAM to 3600-speed cl18 from 3400 cl17 (the PC partpicker link is wrong check the sellers page). The RAM I chose is faster in most scenarios. I chose a cheaper but still nice case than the Fractal design one. I also chose a lower wattage power supply which is fine with this build. The PSU I chose is still a quality PSU.
Nice thing is that you don't need to include a cooler as the Wraith Prism is far better than the Wraith Stealth.
 
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Before anything thank you all for your suggestions!
I really liked the build that helper800 made, and tomorrow morning i will check some prices in other stores because i think i can fit a better GPU with lower prices than the ones presented :)

A quick question, is the 3900x's cooler the same as the 3700x?
 
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Good morning people!
I just finished checking prices and making some comparisons and this is what i got (special thanks to helper800 for the recomendation!)

MotherboardMotherboard Gigabyte X570 Gaming X
162,9​
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz AM4 BOX - 100-100000071BOX
359,9​
RAMG.Skill 16GB Ripjaws V (2x 8GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16 - F4-3600C18D-16GVK
92,9​
GPUZotac GeForce RTX 2060 Super AMP 8GB GDDR6 (PCIE) - ZT-T20610D-10P
464,9​
PSUCorsair TX650M 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular - CP-9020132-EU
84,9​
SSDSSD Kingston 1TB M.2 2280 Kingston A2000 3D TLC NVMe SSD - SA2000M8/1000G
111,91​
CaseATX Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L
34,9​
KeyboardMicrosoft Wired Keyboard 600
13,9​
Total cost: 1326,21€

Two questions before making this the final build:
  • Is the 45€ difference between the "SUPER 8 GB MINI" and the "Super AMP 8GB" worth it?
  • Do i really need the 650W PSU for this GPU? I read in a forum (game*debate) that it needs at least 650W and a 8+6 pin connector.
Again, thank you! It's a great community you have here!
 
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Good morning people!
I just finished checking prices and making some comparisons and this is what i got (special thanks to helper800 for the recomendation!)

MotherboardMotherboard Gigabyte X570 Gaming X
162,9​
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz AM4 BOX - 100-100000071BOX
359,9​
RAMG.Skill 16GB Ripjaws V (2x 8GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16 - F4-3600C18D-16GVK
92,9​
GPUZotac GeForce RTX 2060 Super AMP 8GB GDDR6 (PCIE) - ZT-T20610D-10P
464,9​
PSUCorsair TX650M 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular - CP-9020132-EU
84,9​
SSDSSD Kingston 1TB M.2 2280 Kingston A2000 3D TLC NVMe SSD - SA2000M8/1000G
111,91​
CaseATX Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L
34,9​
KeyboardMicrosoft Wired Keyboard 600
13,9​
Total cost: 1326,21€

Two questions before making this the final build:
  • Is the 45€ difference between the "SUPER 8 GB MINI" and the "Super AMP 8GB" worth it?
  • Do i really need the 650W PSU for this GPU? I read in a forum (game*debate) that it needs at least 650W and a 8+6 pin connector.
Again, thank you! It's a great community you have here!
Looking at what is included for the 550W Corsair TX550M, you should be able to run the GPU with that PSU. While it has only one PCIe cable, that cable can run 2 devices.

Connectors:
1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x EPS12V / ATX12V Cable (4+4)
1 x PCIe (6+2) Cable (2 Connectors)
1 x SATA Cable (2 Connectors)
1 x SATA Cable (3 Connectors)
1 x PATA Cable (4 connectors)
 
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Looking at what is included for the 550W Corsair TX550M, you should be able to run the GPU with that PSU. While it has only one PCIe cable, that cable can run 2 devices.

Connectors:
1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x EPS12V / ATX12V Cable (4+4)
1 x PCIe (6+2) Cable (2 Connectors)
1 x SATA Cable (2 Connectors)
1 x SATA Cable (3 Connectors)
1 x PATA Cable (4 connectors)
How did you do the math to see that 550W of that PSU are enough for the GPU?
 

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