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This is my final draft. Thoughts?

willzx1

1 month ago

I'm making myself a new gaming/home computer and I have been planning for awhile. This is what I have come up with.

So I am making a custom case for all of it, I also already have a 10000 rpm 1TB hard drive I plan on using with this. Main priority is bang for my buck as my maximum budget is around 800/850 dollars with silence as a 2nd priority.

My main concerns is with 2600x vs 2600 vs 3600. The 2600x comes with slightly faster speed and a better stock cooler than the 2600. The 3600 is even faster with the same stock cooler(As far as I know don't quote me on that), but about 50 more dollars? 2600 isn't a major downgrade but it has a higher heat index with a worse stock cooler. The 3600 also might need a BIOS update which requires a older CPU.

I also am a little worried about the Graphic card as its about 250 dollars and I know there are cheaper counterparts plus at the same time it's a relatively new card so there isn't too many actual reviews of it as far as I can see.

So opinions/suggestions? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kh2f9G

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Drop the windows disc, you can install from a USB and then add a "key" whenever you feel like. MSI "MAX" mobos are compatible with Ryzen 3000 cpus out of the box. If you want quiet you want an aftermarket cooler, and a video card that really has a handle on cooling. I bumped up the SSD to a bigger m.2 so you only have to use the HDD for storage. The case fans will also make a noise difference, so pick nice ones. Also a 450W PSU is a bit tight for future expansion, the 550W one is very close in price

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $27.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA XPG GAMMIX S5 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $52.69 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $249.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $779.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 13:05 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Here's my version :https://pcpartpicker.com/list/X6xdmg

I changed the mobo since you don't need a max for a 2000 series mobo. I also changed the psu from some random manufacturer I've never heard of (not good) to a good psu from a reputable source. Also, if silence is a concern, I would add a aftermarket cpu cooler, which i did. The wraith coolers can get pretty loud. Since there's a aftermarket cooler, I put in the 2600 since it's bassicly the same as the x version. Although, If you really want the most fps, the 3600 is the best for pure performance.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's made by CWT and is actually a good PSU.

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