[SOLVED] Upgrading after about 4 1/2 years, 1500 dollar budget

James Avila

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So it's been about 4 or 5 years since my last posts asking about what pc parts to buy, and the PC I am using just isn't cutting it anymore. The specs of that PC are as listed here : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2tWttp

I also have a 500 GB SSD.

Like the title says My budget is 1500 and I dont plan on buying a new case.
This budget includes a monitor.
I have made an Intel Configuration and an AMD one linked below

Intel: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rWwhPn
AMD: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Wxv327

I do edit video and use aftereffects quite regularly, along with 1080p 144hz gaming.
If this isn't the best build at this price point I'd appreciate any input. Thanks in advance :)
 
I like the AMD system better.
If you are doing video work quite often, you will see a good benefit from the extra threads and cache of the Ryzen 7 3700x.

Heres some changes i'd make, with explanations.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $59.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard | $149.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $29.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card | $409.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan | $10.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan | $10.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | Sceptre E255B-1658A 24.5" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor | $164.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1534.70
| Mail-in rebates | -$35.00
| Total | $1499.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 19:27 EDT-0400 |

  • Although the 3700x would work properly on the Corsair H60, the similarly priced ML240 is a better AIO with RGB.
  • Go for a matched ram kit, even if it is $10 more.
  • I upgraded to a 2TB 7200RPM hdd for $10 less than the 1TB drive.
  • The reference 1 fan 5700xt cards run rather hot and around the same cost, you can get a 2 fan model which will run cooler and quieter.
  • The Corsair CX650M is adequate, but I upgraded to a BitFenix Formula 750w gold PSU for only $8 more. The BitFenix is a bit more efficient and higher quality.
The I7 9700k would not be a good idea on the H60 as the 9700k puts off a lot of heat compared to a 3700x. The ML240 or better would be more suited to an I7 or I9 8 core.
 
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I like the AMD system better.
If you are doing video work quite often, you will see a good benefit from the extra threads and cache of the Ryzen 7 3700x.

Heres some changes i'd make, with explanations.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $59.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard | $149.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $29.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card | $409.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan | $10.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan | $10.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | Sceptre E255B-1658A 24.5" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor | $164.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1534.70
| Mail-in rebates | -$35.00
| Total | $1499.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 19:27 EDT-0400 |

  • Although the 3700x would work properly on the Corsair H60, the similarly priced ML240 is a better AIO with RGB.
  • Go for a matched ram kit, even if it is $10 more.
  • I upgraded to a 2TB 7200RPM hdd for $10 less than the 1TB drive.
  • The reference 1 fan 5700xt cards run rather hot and around the same cost, you can get a 2 fan model which will run cooler and quieter.
  • The Corsair CX650M is adequate, but I upgraded to a BitFenix Formula 750w gold PSU for only $8 more. The BitFenix is a bit more efficient and higher quality.
The I7 9700k would not be a good idea on the H60 as the 9700k puts off a lot of heat compared to a 3700x. The ML240 or better would be more suited to an I7 or I9 8 core.
 
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James Avila

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Thanks for the replies! I am going to look into the options you listed as replacements and will definitely get the set now, didn't know there could be compatibility issues. Also do you know if the Mobo comes with Bluetooth? Also would this fit inside the case I currently have? Also if I save an extra 70 to go to the r7 3800x will it be worth it? Not planning to upgrade for another few years. And lastly, if I hold off until around December is there any new graphics cards or CPUs coming out by then that would be worth waiting for or is October a good month to buy? Sorry for so many questions.
 
Check out this review...
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/After-Effects-CPU-Roundup-AMD-Ryzen-3-AMD-Threadripper-2-Intel-9th-Gen-Intel-X-series-1533/#BenchmarkResults

Based on the above review, I would get this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $499.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.85 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $416.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $179.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1725.66
| Mail-in rebates | -$35.00
| Total | $1690.66
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-18 02:35 EDT-0400 |


Or, wait for the 9900ks launching next month...
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14837/intel-core-i99900ks-5-ghz-on-all-cores-launches-next-month
 
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