Question Soon to be build, need feedback


Nov 24, 2010
So I've been around for quite a while now and have built several rigs for other people, myself included. I have always had a budget and after a few years the build began to stutter as far as performance goes with games maxed out. I don't have too much time to game but when I do I prefer it to be in the best quality possible. So here's my build I'm considering, any feedback is welcomed.

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700k $330
Mobo: MSi MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon $260
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 4400 $260
GPU: ASUS ROG Strix RX5700 XT $460
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2 $245
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB $450

Mouse/keyboard isn't a big deal, I have speakers(studio monitors). Again, if you find a fault let me know, thanks again. I'm looking to play GTA V, RDR2, Farcry 5, Witcher 3 maxed out on all settings (4K)? and have a great picture quality (monitor related).

My current laptop has an i5-7300HQ, 16GB Ram, and a GeForce GTX 1050 gpu, will I see a big enough improvement with the listed parts above to make it worth the money? The build is just under $2k
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Jun 22, 2019
I would go for a x570 board if I was building a Ryzen 7 series now. 32 gb is really overkill and I would get 16gb and the x570 MoBo, you will see a MASSIVE difference in gaming with that new set-up compared to your laptop. Way more bang for your bucks....



Nov 24, 2010
Yeah I've been out of the building loop for a couple years. I've kept to my laptop ever since but while it was good at first, anything new has to run at medium~. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like I need ultra/max settings with a 4k monitor


Maxed out 4k? That's 2080Ti territory, and over half your budget gone already. Not enough left over for the other parts.
For a more budget-friendly gpu that's still 4k playable(with reduced settings), look to the 2070 Super or RX 5700XT.
This should be better around that budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $328.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $209.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AMP MAXX Video Card | $1099.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $63.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $137.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2170.72
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $2150.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-12 20:24 EDT-0400 |
You could save $250 by going with Intel's 660P NVME drive...; the 2 TB version is $199...(yes,t he 970 is faster at CrystalDiskMark sequiential reads/writes, and this might shave off a full 1/4-1/2 sec off 30-35 second game load times, but, the $250 cost difference is significant, IMO)

And I'm sure you could likely find an equally adequate PSU that is $100 less that is just as good.

Ryzen likes fast RAM, but, you might be fine with potentially $100 less spent on a 3200-3600 MHz kit?
Good luck with your build.