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Guide

Great AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

Introduction

This PC is designed to deliver high performance on all of today's most popular games without being complicated to build or costing too much. It will run well at high settings on 1080p or higher when playing Fortnite, Minecraft, Call of Duty, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, PUBG, and more.

CPU

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 provides some of the best bang for your buck. It offers 6 cores, 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.6GHz, and a turbo frequency of 4.2GHz.

This CPU includes a stock cooler, so no additional CPU cooler is required for this build.

If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Great Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for ATX X570 chipsets and up to 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build, and it will automatically update with the best priced option as prices change.

The X570 chipset was selected rather than the B450 chipset in order to bypass any BIOS update issues that would occur when combining a new Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2) CPU with a B450 chipset. However, you are welcome to explore those options as well, but be forewarned that because it uses an older chipset, this motherboard may require a BIOS update before it will be compatible with the CPU. The manufacturer may have already updated the B450 BIOS before sending it to retailers, but if not, many motherboards cannot be updated without using an older CPU to do so.

If the motherboard is not updated, the PC is unlikely to boot at all with the new CPU. In this case, you would need to temporarily use an older CPU to update the motherboard BIOS before using a new CPU with it. The CPUs that could do this update would be the Ryzen 1000 CPUs, Ryzen 2000 APUs, and Ryzen 2000 CPUs.

If you stick with the X570 chipset on original part list provided, you will not have to deal with this process.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least DDR4-3200 and a CAS latency of 19 or lower, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with faster memory.

Storage

With Solid State Drives (SSDs) the PC will boot, open programs, and load games considerably faster than mechanical drives.

Since storage needs may differ, adjust the capacity as needed. We recommend at least 500 GB of SSD storage. 1TB typically provides the most optimal storage capacity for the price. We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 960GB of space.

GPU

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is one of the best price for performance cards on the market. The RX 5700 XT will provide a consistent 60fps on many demanding games like PUBG at Ultra at 1080p, and even 1440p for some games like Apex Legends. It'll also handle Fortnite with zero issues. For those interested in VR, this card will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, the filter requires a minimum length to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. It also requires a minimum number of 2 fans to avoid "blower" style cards, which usually do not cool the card as well. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

All of our parts are on display in the NZXT H510 mid tower case. This case features a clean design and a tempered glass window. It includes 1x USB-C port and 1x front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, as well as a PSU shroud and a number of cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner. It can also fit full-sized video cards.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed semi or fully modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified or above and can provide plenty of power for this build.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Great Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
Base
€195.05
Promo
Shipping
€10.00
Tax
Price
€205.05
Where
Buy
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Form Factor: ATX; Chipset: AMD X570; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

Base
€149.95
Promo
Shipping
€10.00
Tax
Price
€159.95
Where
Buy
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3200, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3666, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000; Modules: 2 x 8GB; CAS Latency: 3 - 19

Base
€76.86
Promo
Shipping
€10.00
Tax
Price
€86.86
Where
Buy
Storage Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 960 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

Base
€109.90
Promo
Shipping
€3.99
Tax
Price
€113.89
Where
Buy
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: Radeon RX 5700 XT; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans, 120 mm Radiator, 120 mm Radiator + 1 Fan, 120 mm Radiator + 2 Fans, 240 mm Radiator, 240 mm Radiator + 1 Fan

Base
€410.00
Promo
Shipping
€10.00
Tax
Price
€420.00
Where
Buy
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case
Base
€79.90
Promo
Shipping
FREE
Tax
Price
€79.90
Where
Buy
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

Base
€74.00
Promo
Shipping
€3.95
Tax
Price
€77.95
Where
Buy
Base Total: €1095.66
Shipping: €47.94
Total: €1143.60

* PCPartPicker may receive compensation for purchases made at participating retailers linked on this site. This compensation does not affect what products or prices are displayed, or the order of prices listed. Learn more here.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 184 points
  • The Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF is the worst 5700xt card(temp issues, check Hardware Unboxed review), so change it with the Gigabyte Gaming PC or the PowerColor Red Dragon.
  • This can't be a Streaming PC, because of the performance drop that you will get when you will encode with the cpu to stream, so change graphics card with an RTX 2060 Super to Stream on it with the NVENC.
  • This needs a 1GB HDD minimum for some extra storage to stock the streams VOD/clips/videos...
  • 2 months ago
  • 37 points

This needs to be upvoted. Buying that card is like throwing money away.

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

The version or the rx 5700 XT?

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 points

just that version, the 5700xt is usually a great card

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  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

1GB HDD ?🤔

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

1GB minimum for some extra storage if you are going to stream or create videos with this PC you will need it 100%

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Ofc maybe 1TB is ok. Is this build good for gaming? U mention that this graphic is sh*

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

yes, good for gaming, but don't buy the Asus TUF 5700 XT, it's the worst one that's why it's cheap now, as I said go for the Gigabyte Gaming OC or the PowerColer Red Dragon, and if you want something premium for Overclocking and Design you can go for the Sapphire Nitro+ or XFX Thicc III

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

you really are recommending the THICC?!! that's one of the worst XT card.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering but would the MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT be another good choice disregarding the price, which is about $450 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jbK2FT/msi-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-gaming-x-video-card-radeon-rx-5700-xt-gaming-x

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is better then the build above? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Zp47Xv

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

edit : *the Gigabyte Gaming OC not PC :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

uhh do you mean 1TB HDD??

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

wgthhh, I didn't notice until now, hahhahahah yes I mean 1TB

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

I read you comment about 10 days ago and decided to see what you're are talking about. I have a 3600 stock, vega 56 stock, 16GB DDR4 3000 ram and a few SSD's . I'm playing BF4 at 1440 on high setting streaming at 1080 30 FPS (60 fps does not work well , twitch caps me at 6 Mbit upload) using Replay NEVC and have suffered no degradation in play or stream, I avg 120 FPS.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

thats it! If you are looking to stream and game with a single PC you need that NVENC 100%

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

My apologies I meant HEVC (H.265) not NEVC.

HEVC is supported by all AMD RX cards. At this point I'm not sure why you're saying the 2060 over the 5700 when there is no performance degradation using HEVC for streaming.

I did however use OBS and encode using X.264 and my 3600 was running at almost a 100% and there were micro stutters while I was playing.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it's not supported but, it's a plugin developed and based on AMD Video Coding Engine which is now called Video Core Next, and it's not something that you can find easily and use it easily, and if you want to use it in OBS, this is the link https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/amd-hardware-encoder-s.427/ and it doesn't come with OBS

still not great as the NVENC quality, which is supported and developed by Nvidia themselves, thats why I recommend a 2060 Super for a better experience to you and your viewers, anyway encoding on GPU is better than encoding on CPU and you confirmed it ;)

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

so what graphics card should i change this pc to have if i dont wnat to throw my money away but doesent raise the price to much

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

for gaming only? or gaming/streaming/productivity?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Twitch caps everyone at 6Mb/s :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In the first bullet point you mentioned swapping the TUF for the Gaming OC or Red Dragon, but the second bullet point you said swap to the RTX 2060 Super because of streaming. The build is said to be for streaming, so should I am assume all 3 card you are recommending can fit the bill as a replacement in your second bullet point? What are the differences in the 3?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

it is very simple, there is two known types of encoding we use for streaming, the x264 which is based on th CPU(means high CPU usage while streaming and lower performance while gaming(depend on how the CPU is faster)) and the NVENC which is based on nvidia GPUs like the RTX 2060(means low CPU usage while streaming and good performance while gaming), thats why, if you want to only game with this pc, you should go for an RX 5700 XT to get the best performance and if you want to stream and game with this pc at the same time you should go for an RTX 2060 Super because it is at the same price of the RX 5700 XT, and your gaming experience while streaming will be much better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I’ve also heard the Sapphire Pulse is a very good aftermarket 5700 XT and is practically equal to Gigabyte‘s version and runs cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, is also a good choice if it's cheaper in your region but not quietest as the Gaming OC and Red Dragon

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In your opinion, is the Sapphire nitro+ worth the extra $60 over the Red Dragon which is around $400 flat? I'm not sure which one I should go with.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Wouldn’t another alternative be to get an R7 2700X? I’d think that would be less of a gaming hit than a 2060 (Super I’m assuming). I mean, 5700 XT series seems to clobber the 2060.

I have to say I’m biased, though, I’m just really not a fan of paying for the ray tracing hardware on the 2060 or 2060 Super.

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

Streaming with RTX NVENC vs x264 even if you have a 3900X and a 2080Ti, NVENC win, thats it.

Imagine streaming a CPU based games like CSGO, Fortnite, R6, COD or BF and your CPU is slowed by stream encoding, trust me, the feeling of being so slow and retarded in this games is not funny.

Yes, you can stream with the 2700X or the 3600, but only non CPU based games and other things like poker or IRL streams.

I know that if you go with an RTX 2060 Super you will increase in dollar cost per fps, but this is what is optimized for streaming without compromising your gaming experience.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You can use ReLive for AMD. Similar to nvenc. Video quality may slightly lower.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I currently use AMF on my Radeon R9 280X, it's adequate enough for recording and streaming.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

So true. These people act like you need the new new to do anything.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I heared also about AMF, but both of them still poor vs nvenc.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’ve used AVC (AMD’s h264) for recording for quite a while and it actually doesn’t look so bad with the Quality preset and 10mbps bitrate

I could put a link to one of my videos but that would be considered spam

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well they switched to the Evoke now. Heard that the Evoke has terrible temps compared to other 5700XTs like the Sapphire Pulse.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

they didn't switch it, it's just a parametric filter that pick a low price card, the first revision of the Evoke was terrible but they released a new revision with a better cooler and thermal pads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE_i9wn7hgk

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Oh. I was unaware of the second revision of the Evoke. Thank you for the info.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sure!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You are very true, but I think you mean 1TB HDD minimum. Sorry, just making sure.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

sure! yes I mean 1TB HDD minimum

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

They already changed it to an rx 5700 xt thicc II

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no, they don't change any thing, it's a parametric filter(From parametric filter: Chipset: Radeon RX 5700 XT; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans, 120 mm Radiator, 120 mm Radiator + 1 Fan, 120 mm Radiator + 2 Fans, 240 mm Radiator, 240 mm Radiator + 1 Fan) which pick the lower price card with fans

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

What about the Sapphire Nitro + 5700XT?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Heyo, just wanna say, they almost never listen to suggestions or even respond, this is why most people take build guides seriously.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I just hope things will be better next time!

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey loco! As a noobie just to verify, the RTX 2060 will run with this rig as well, but better?

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

yes, will it will run without any issue, but not better than the RX 5700 or RX 5700 XT(check the benchmarks on Testing Games or Benchmarks YouTube Channels)

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. I'll probably go with XFX Radeon RX 5700, if that works, since it's got some good reviews.

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

which XFX? don't go based on consumers reviews!

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh man, it's XFX Radeon RX 5700 DD Ultra DirectX 12 RX-57XL828D6 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 x16 Video Card. It's what popped up when I searched for RX 5700. Thanks for your help with this, I'm sorry I'm so clueless. It was on Newegg.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to PC's I dont know much. It sounds like you really know your stuff. If you can help me out or give me some suggestions and tips that would be great. I have around a 1k budget and I'm looking to build a pc that I can get 144+ fps on fortnite and game and stream smoothly.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

you can DM me, tell me your location(country), and if you need peripherals(monitor/mouse/keyboard/headphones/mousepad) and Windows 10 included!

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi Loco. I know they changed this since you last posted. Is this viable now or is there something that should be changed/added still?

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

depend on your location(country)

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

USA. Why, do they have different parts in different countries?

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

yes, because prices change and parts availability change too, what do you think about this budget? you need OS included?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.98 @ Walmart
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card *Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $103.97 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1118.87
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-07 21:58 EST-0500
  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

It seems a bit weak for what I need if I'm reading it right (gaming, video editing and graphic design, including 3D software and rendering). I ask because I wanted to get a baseline for how this stuff fairs. I was trying to make my own list but I don't know if it's actually...good? I don't mean to bug you, but is there anything obviously wrong with what I've set up here? (I haven't added a case or monitor because I'll probably get them locally.)

I'm not completely knowledgeable about all the different specs and pricing, so any help is really appreciated. (I'm trying to stay around $1,000 but a bit over is okay.)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $164.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $142.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1005.88
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $975.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-07 23:59 EST-0500
  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey so what about just recording not streaming

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

hello! yes, for recording you can buy it

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I see the ASRock now in the parts list, it's another hot card but not worse than the TUF

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Look at my only build posted or swap 5700XT for rtx 2070, trust me. I went through a 5700 and a 5700XT dealing with extremely high temps, performance throttling, and buggy drivers before I swapped to the zotac rtx 2070 which is only 400 right now.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

depend on the 5700XT you get and the airflow in your case, also the 5700 don't have temp issues because it's power limited.

that mini 2070 is also have temp issues and a very loudd card.

drivers issues? idk, this guy is uploading benchmarks everyday playing at 1080p/1440p/4K with a 5700 XT Red Dragon and a ryzen 2600 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ5GedP5g0ZP8kEuZBCNJvQ he got no issues

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My 5700 sat above 87C full load and my rtx 2070 hasn't gone above 73C yet. I have nothing against AMD, I just personally had a terrible experience with drivers not working at all, crashing, and tech support that tells me the same thing over and over. The mini 2070 is very loud I will agree, but definitely not as loud as the 5700's I went through

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the 5700 is made to handle 110C but, 87C is not acceptable, even a blower card could do better in a hot chassis xD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2_PDAcqK5Q

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

hey loco you seem like you know what ur talking about. what would the fps be on fortnite for this pc thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

enough to play competitively, 240+fps @1080p competitive settings | 120+ @1080p epic settings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsy4VJow3A8

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

omg thnk you so much

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no worries!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

will it be able to connect using hdmi or how would i be able to connect it to my monitor

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  • 2 months ago
  • 16 points

They switched from 2060 Super to 5700XT! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 8 points

This PC is really great, with the new addition of the AMD RX 5700 XT, but an upgrade I would recommend would be getting a Cooler Master Hyper 212 (EVO or Black Edition) because of the stock heatsink running super loud to cool the CPU.

                  I hope this helps anyone using the stock heatsink.
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

you can always upgrade, and they could also get a sythe mugen 5 for more performance

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler you get really isn't that loud.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I know but it is very toasty when you keep the stock heat sink.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not really. It will run at stock speeds just fine.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I never said anything about overclocking. If you want a cooler for overclocking, you would get a better cooler than a hyper 212. An example would be the D15 from noctua. The stock cooler will run the normal and slightly faster clock speeds.

  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

there is a new CPU Cooler coming from Cooler Master with RGB, easy to install and close quality to Noctua. Just wait it guys!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is it called?

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

the info is from Tech Deals, I don't know what is called

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  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

So the guide changed the 2060 super to 5700XT. now I'm starting to question myself if I should go with the 5700XT instead even after hearing mixed reactions about AMD drivers... That price for performance can't be ignored however.

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

Driver will get fixed soon tho

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

Ive used many amd cards and the only problem ive had is an occasional coloring problem thats fixed with a simple reboot. The rx 5700xt is more compareable to the 2070 series but is priced like a 2060. You could argue RTX but it really isnt feasible unless youve got something like the 2080, which is like 300 dollars more.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Last I checked (though it may have changed) the 5700xt and 2070s were trading blows so it came down to if you play this buy x or if you play that buy y. Theyre both great cards though. 2060 dead tho lmao

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A good example is vulkan games which run REALLY good on amd gpus. Back when DOOM 2016 came out i didnt even meet the minimum specs with an fx 4000 something and an rx 470, 1080p i was hitting 200 in vulkan but lower in opengl on an nvidia gpu. Another instance is vega 64 lost to 1080 ALOT but there were a handful of instances vega 64 beat the 1080 ti if I remember right. It all comes down to what you need. But with the new cards being so close I cannot recommend 2060/s and only 2070/s if its better for what you play raytracing aside

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Drivers can be fixed, silicon can't.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

My 5700XT Sapphire Nitro + is amazing with no issues at all. Definitely worth the premium over the other 5700XT cards.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I second this

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

facts

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

I think you should include a SSD with dram cache when spending over €1k for a build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

Why a CAS of 19? Why not 16 or lower?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

The MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX comes with an updated bios and will work with the 3600 out of the box! That would free up 25$ that you could put toward a nicer Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD that has a 1024mb cache compared to the Team GX1 which doesn't have any 🙂

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for this ignorant question, but is the Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD better than the Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive and if so, why? Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would think so since it doesn't have a cache. The cache will improve perceived performance for your real world use cases. All the recently used and most used files will be copied in that cache so the drive will be able to get them much quicker than normal. This is not just for your personal files, it's mostly all the files your os and/or softwares and/or games uses.

I didn't find benchmarks for the M.2-2280 to compare with the MX500, but for a boot drive i would just prioritize the one with the cache anyway. That said, here i recommended a drive with an equivalent capacity but with a cache to match the choices made for that build, but what i would do personally is get a very nice M.2 NVMe SSD for the boot drive with maybe a smaller capacity, like 512gb, and then get a bigger storage only drive latter when needed.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

You guys should add Micro Center as a merchant on the site, that way people could see all the great deals there are (not sponsored).

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

They used to be on here, but it broke a couple years ago and whatever happened is apparently mostly on the Microcenter side.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I used to work near one(in IT) and would run over there on lunch breaks and get thumb drives for like $2-3. They always had good deals. So I support this notion and wondered why they weren't listed.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

I'd suggest omitting the ASUS TUF RX 5700 XT, as its' performance has been reported as quite poor. It's almost worth buying stock over one of them from what I've read.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Finally!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have like 30-40% better performance

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

i think going with a 550w 80 plus bronze power supply can save a good 30 dollars. i don't think 80 plus gold is needed at this price point.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a corsair CX 2017, corsair RMx or a Bitfenix whisper m.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I know. You can use that extra buck to contribute to a better cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I’ve got that exact same card, swapped from a RTX 2070 (non-super).

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

The ASUS TUF has the worst cooling solution out of any 5700xt available. It is even worse than the referance blower style cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, just wanted to say that the description says "We are filtering for a 2x16GB kit of DDR4 RAM" but the ram kit listed is a 2x8GB kit, as it was in the 2060 super based build. Can't wait to build it...

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

good that the guide now uses a 5700XT, but still recommends an x570 motherboard, whereas a MSI b450 MAX motherboard would be better and cheaper, and already has the BIOS updated...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Im looking at build similar to this and saw the BIOS ssue. I was looking at the MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard. Will this update thing be an issue. Im going to be running the Ryzen 7 2700x

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The b450 board will run the 2700x out of the box. If you want to update the bios, that board has a flashback button. So all you need to do is load the .cap file onto a USB drive, plug it into the bios flashback USB port on the motherboard, press the button, and let the motherboard do its thing for about 3 minutes. I did this on my Crosshair vi and it was super easy, barely an inconvenience.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard doesn't have a USB-C internal header needed to connect the NZXT H510 case USB-C front port cable connection right or am I missing something?

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 points

Is this the same for the msi mpg x570 gaming plus. I can't seem to find it.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

The msi mpg x570 gaming plus doesn't have a front header either (I was very close to buying that board). If I remember right for MSI you have to setup up to the Ace to get that feature. That was one of the reasons I ended up buying a B450 board around Thanksgiving (MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon). It wasn't worth the extra money to get a USB C header that I currently won't use very much. If that changes and I need a type c in the front too I plan to buy this add on card https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=844&area=en which is about $40 on Amazon usually.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Has the THICC 2 has been fixed and works propely now? Because I just bought it and thinking of returning it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Has not been fixed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It has been fixed in the sense they released a new model, the thicc 3. Which incredibly seems to be the best 5700xt on the market right now (lowest price AND largest factory oc as well as equal or slightly better maximum oc, than all other 3-fans models - not the most quiet though). If you can I'd say return it for sure and get the Thicc III.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey I am planning on making something really close to this to my first pc build. My question is some people I consult say that the power supply is a little too low. But when I put all the part together in the system builder tab it says I only need about 430 watts and I have the same power supply. All I added to my build is a 1tb hard drive, 240gb ssd, g.skill ram (same amount of capacity and speed) and 2 additional case fans. Basically my question is should my power supply be of higher wattage.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

550W PS is enough for 430W estimated wattage, but for a future upgrade maybe it will not.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Would like to add my two cents (though they're probably just worth one), but I'd go for the H500 rather than the H510. Low-end X570 boards don't have a header for USB-C (the cheapest I could find that does is the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite for $200 ($180 rn for Black Friday!)). So you're already giving up a USB-A port, and can't even use the USB-C. Could buy an adapter for this but still.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

RX 5700 XT = PowerColor Red Devil or Nitro+ if you find it around 450-460€.

SSD = Sabrent NVME 1tb (M2) or Silicon Power A55 1tb (SATA), add 2tb HDD for storage (Seagate Barracuda or Toshiba).

Motherboard = B450 MAX Gaming Plus or Tomahawk are more than enough for 3600/3600X.

Case = No airflow on this one, MB511 RGB or no RGB version with aftermarket fans (based on your budget).

Ram = Ballistic Sports 2x8 LT 3200 mhz CL16, perfect on XMP 2.0 setting and overclockable to 3600 CL16 with no problem at all if you need even more performance.

Cooler = Stock is trash if you want good thermals, Gelid Solutions Phantom ---> Arctic Freezer Esports 34 Duo ---> Scythe Fuma 2 ---> Noctua NH-US12 Chromax Black, based on your budget.

PSU = 650w is better for efficiency with a demanding gpu as 5700XT, get Seasonic, Antec, Riotoro Gold+ modular or semimod based on your budget.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the 5700xt offers more performance but I kinda want Modern Warfare sooooooo

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Just buy it, you can use what you save to get it. One of the lastest updates for the driver boosts the game's performance by a whopping 18% lmao. its compared to a 2070 but is cheap and costs a 2060

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm it’s a valid suggestion but I’m planning to get a 2700x. Would it bottleneck a 5700xt?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yes and no, it all depends on the task

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

any idea when amd drivers will be fixed?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

They are slowly getting fixed, now game crashes are quite rare

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would I be able to run games like The Witcher 3 and RDR2 on ultra settings?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I go with as my first build I’ve never had a pc an know nothing about it but I think it would be cool to do it any thoughts?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You would have to add an operating system

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

For free. Windows 10 free edition.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can download Windows 10 for free on a brand new computer?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. Just open another computer, search for windows 10, download the files onto a usb drive, plug that into the computer, go through the installation, and you have windows 10.

(It won't be activated though. So the activate windows watermark will be there on the bottom right corner of the screen)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

what type of pc would i need to play games like halo infinite and other demanding games, id like to play it at 1440p 60fps or above

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Here are benchmarks with RX 5700 XT + 3600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNwbKGVpcgU

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I put M.2 NVME storage into this system and if so, which product do you recommend?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup, if you look at the mother board specs it has 3 M.2 slots. Also you could use one of the PCI slots for one too.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The Sabrent Rocket is a good drive

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What the reason an SSD is recommended here over an M.2 NVME drive? Just price?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just wondering would this also be a good build for video editing/rendering or would I need better GPU/CPU?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It would work just fine

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would I be able to fit a Noctua NH-D15 cpu cooler into this build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nope, well yes but you wouldnt be able to put the side panel on.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I'd go with an 8 core cpu, second gen Ryzen if you're trying to stick to the budget. Those cores will come in handy if you're gonna stream and game.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Aren't streaming and gaming pretty clock speed based, rather than core count?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the game and applications used.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Has anyone gotten the MSI Mech 5700xt? Its currently on sale in Australia for a decent price (only $10 more than a similarly priced rtx 2060s) but I’ve heard it has issues with overheating and power consumption. Additionally I’ve read you can overclock some versions of the 2060s to be on par with the 5700xt.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I can’t speak for that particular card but in most benchmarks the 5700XT comfortably beats the RTX 2060 Super and the regular RTX 2070. It comes close to the RTX 2070 Super but can’t quite beat it. Undervolting the 5700XT does help to keep the temps and therefore the noise down.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I managed to get a Mech for $300! I'm still waiting on deals for a case and storage, so I have yet to test it out. Reviews indicated the thermals are good, but only because the fans are spinning at ridiculous speeds. Noise may be a problem.

I'll update once I'm able to do a benchmark or two.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would using a bigger, 3 fan card like the Gigabyte Gaming OC not fit in this case?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It would fit in this case fine. One of the best 5700XT's on the market right now is the Powercolor red devil. Feel free to check it out.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sapphire nitro + :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GdZRsY stuffed a Nitro in there and it looks ok. Doesn't leave much clearance though so I'd be real cautious about anything even a little bigger. The ASUS TUF Gaming card listed is about 5mm thicker than the Nitro so it may not even work, or could get even more choked out by the PSU shroud.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In the description it says "2x16" ram, not "2x8" ram

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to upgrade my PC. The only game I play is World of Warcraft. Lame, I know. Anyway... would this build work for me?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This build will play WoW at 10,000 fps, lol. With WoW I'd make sure your internet is rock solid before everything else because WoW's min/max specs are like from a decade ago. Then I'd look at if you're going to stream or not.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no experience with that game in particular but it shouldn't have any issues.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is massive overkill if WoW is the most demanding game you will be playing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m running a asus 1080p 144hz monitor. Will this be enough of a build for that? Sorry new to pc and trying to figure out first build. Coming from ps4 pro life...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This build uses a Radeon RX 5700 XT. That should be able to play most AAA games on Ultra settings at 1080p 144hz.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm new to building pc's and I am wondering if this pc is worth the cost. I also would like to know if there are any problems with this build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a great price to performance build, yes.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do pc parts ever go on sale during black friday or should I just buy them right now? Also, does anyone recommend a better graphics card for gaming? Thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

At the $400 price point the 5700xt is the best gaming card there is. Next best upgrade would probably be the 2070 super.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am currently eyeing eBay right now. Some of these Newegg prices are on Newegg's eBay account and they have a coupon for $15 off of up to three separate $75 or more purchases. For a couple years in a row eBay also had a site-wide coupon for something like 20% off. They did not have it last year to my knowledge and I don't know if they will have it again this year. Of course, I doubt you will qualify for the rebates if you buy through eBay

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend against that specific 5700xt due to the poor thermal performance compared to similarly priced 5700xts.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

WARNING DO NOT GET THAT 5700 XT. GET A GIGABYTE ONE THIS HAS AWFUL TEMPS

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

DO NOT BUY THE TUF GAMING 5700XT. Memory temps hit 100+ degrees. Reference: Hardware Unboxed on YT

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do not buy the ASUS TUF 5700XT, the memory modules are not even contacted by the cooler and runs at 100°C+, which is not safe for GDDR6 memory. Buy the Nitro+ 5700XT, the Sapphire Pulse 5700 XT or the Powercolor Red Devil over this piece of junk. Even the hot blower reference card has memory temperatures 15° C below this card.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

can i replace the cpu with a ryzen 7, and the storage with a seagate or is it better to keep it like this.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

the ryzen 7 is better but leave the storage as is, but change the psu to rosewell as the price is only a little more but the wattage is way higher.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bddxFT/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-37ghz-8-core-processor-yd270xbgafbox Would this be the right Ryzen 7 replacement.? Sorry I’m very new to learning about these things.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would do the 3700x as it is newer and much faster, and don't worry about not knowing much, everyone starts somewhere.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

change the PSU to the 1200 wat rosewell gold+ for only $20 more

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

add a parametric filter for more eps connectors

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to PC building, and I see that some people are unhappy with parts lol. What should I change that can make this PC good for Gaming and Streaming? Also what would be the FPS range for games like GTAV or R6S?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am ideally building this as a Christmas gift for myself, and I was wondering if there was a specific reason for switching out the 2060 for a RX 5700 XT. Also If I was going to use a 2060 is this a suitable card(Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC) or can you suggest a better/different one?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

the reason 2060 is recommended by so many people for this build is because for streaming there's less performance hit due to different encoding methods. But if your just gaming the 5700xt is a better deal and i wouldn't buy a 2060 because the 2060 super is also a better deal for just a few dollars more. and if your worried about choosing the wrong cooler just read the newegg reviews or google it to find if a news site has covered it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

this motherboard is a bit overkill for the 3600. I would recommend the b450 tomahawk max because the bios it ships with is already compatible with 3000 so there's no chance of getting a board that needs a bios update, as well as just being a good motherboard.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Memory question: After ordering another set of 2X8 OLOy PC4 3200 MHz was surprised to see a note in the box of my X570 Phantom Gaming 4 to the effect certain combinations of memory may not boot or may damage the MOBO! I've always just filled these out over the years apparently Mr Magoo. I checked QVL at asrock.com they don't show 4 sticks of anything for matisse. Should I just send the 2 sticks back, try them?? Thoughts?? and thanks. https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/X570%20Phantom%20Gaming%204/index.us.asp#MemoryMS

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Guys. Lighten up. Way too many replies on this one.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'll answer my own question. Already had two stick of the OLOy on order before I thought there might be a problem. So I just tried all 4 sticks. It works great - all 4 gives me 32gb at PC-3200 :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For a streaming build, wouldn't a 2700x be a little bit better for the job while staying at around the same price as the r5 3600? That would also let you get a cheaper mobo if you wanted one.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yeet

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would it make sense to replace the GPU for a gtx 1070? I can get it for almost half of the price of the here recommended 5700...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am confused, (sorry for my ignorance) but for a streaming pc, I was told and heard its better to have two PCs, one for gaming and the other will capture the game. On the PC that is capturing the gameplay, wouldn't it just need a capture card and no GPU? Or have a computer just run on internal graphics since there isn't much graphical power like OBS?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

questions: can I use this build to play fortnite at 240 fps.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Noob builder here. I'm looking to replicate this exact build but with a few modifications. Thinking of using a red devil version of the gpu, B450 mobo instead, and maybe upgrading to the 3600x? Would there be any compatibility issues with that? Do I need additional case fans or is what is supplied by the case itself sufficient? Also considering the meshify c case if that's any better. Would appreciate any input yall. I live 10 min from a Microcenter so I don't think I'd be paying too much extra for some changes.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You may need to update BIOS on b450 motherboards for 3600/x if the seller hasn't/ will not do so (ask before you buy mobo they may do it for free) - its not that hard just look up a youtube video on how to update the bios - should just need a usb stick and laptop/pc to download the new BIOS.

For h500 I think you get 2 case fans in the rear of the case - I think its a negative pressure, which from what people have said seems to be more than adequate (maybe slightly more dust will get in - add 2 case fans to front of case to get positive pressure set up and less dust but temps won't improve drastically). Meshify C case will be a bit cooler but only by a few degrees, so up to your personal taste really and budget.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey all!

I’m fairly new to PC. I was wondering if you guys could check my PC build and tell me what you guys think. Any suggestions or tips would definitely be appreciated. Thanks!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cFMkXv

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If PC picker prices are to go by go for the ryzen 5 2700 (cheaper and better) , if your not streaming and just gaming for for the ryzen 5 2600 or 2600x.

If your sticking to 1st gen ryzen you don't really need a b450 motherboard, any b350 motherboard will be fine.

Use any savings to upgrade to 16GB RAM (3000mhz is great, but you might be able to find 3200mhz at the same price points on occasion).

If your willing to wait till 12th of December may have release of Rx 55000 (between a 580 & 590) may be worth purchasing depending on price but rx 590 is amazing anyways and is going to be on sale from now on so if its a good price grab one.

Remember not to forget your storage - probably best to a SSD e.g. 120gb ssd (for windows for faster boot and a game you play often) and a hardrive e.g. 1 tb 7200rpm (for rest of your games).

You should be ok with any PSU over 500W. Seasonic, Corsair and EVGA are the brands i've heard are "trustworthy" although you will need to look at the individual PSU's to determine whether they are worth it or not by looking at one or two review articles. If you go for non modular ones you can get the price down even more but it will be a bit more of a pain to cable manage.

Argh american prices are so cheap, I envy you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i pretty much have copied this build with the adding of a cpu fan and changed the ram for corsair vengence 16gb lpx 3000, and have swapped the gpu for the gigbayte OC 8gb. but have had constant blue screening issues and the cpu light on the motherboard is sometimes red and struggles to boot up, cant even install drivers before computer crashes. very confused

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

would this be good for running any games on good settings or will I be limited I just need stable 60s. would the lower their be able run the same games ?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Depends on resolution you want to play at and what game you will be playing.

For 1440p this is great and will be fine at 60fps if not even higher depending on game (look up 1440p 5700 xt benchmarks to see for yourself)

If at 1080p this build is overkill, try looking at some of the cheaper build guides.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to PC's and their parts. I'm going to order my parts on Black Friday but I was just wondering; would you guys recommend getting this exact build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

First you need to decide:

  • What games you will be playing? -What resolution you will play these games at? -What refresh rate you want to play at? -Your budget?

This build is probably a solid 1440p 60Hz build if not even higher (in terms of refresh rate).

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey my fellow builders. I know nothing about building PCs tho here I am trying & could use some guidance.

I would like to build a Gaming PC to run my consoles off of to broadcast onto Twitch. I have Xone, PS4 & N. Switch. I don’t plan on using the computer itself for more than editing and broadcasting tho the more I get into it, the more Steam & other ways to play games will become apparent to me. Trying to spend $500-650 on the start up with optional upgrades as I get become more successful.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps going for a RTX 2060 super would be a little better than the 5700xt. The 2060 super should handle your streams well with the NVENC encoder to use GPU hardware encoding instead of your cpu. However if you want to stream 1080p with a high Res face cam maybe an upgrade is necessary as NVENC won't help there.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

would it better if the 5700xt is replaced with rtx2060s?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How is this a recommended build. Whoever wrote this needs to do their ressearch.

-The MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX Motherboard comes with the BIOS update for Zen 2 CPUs installed. -Using an AMD GPU for Streaming? No. Using a NVIDIA gpu such as the 2060 or the 2070S would be far better for streaming as they can utilize Nvidia Encoder, which uses your GPU to stream instead of your CPU.

Using your CPU to stream in CPU dependent games (Fortnite, CS:GO) not only lowers your FPS, it makes your CPU use a lot more power.

Using your GPU to stream however, will reduce stress on the CPU, giving you better performance in games.

The memory is overpriced, should've went with Team T Forces 16GB 8x2 kit.

The NZXT H500 is a joke, Terrible airflow, solid front panel. Speaks for itself really. So hot you could cook a Victoria Sponge cake on it. Should've gotten a Phanteks P400A Digital (Non RGB Variant). Better airflow and a sexy design.

other than that, the build is fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I just found a solid deal at microcenter on a 2700X ($129.99) + MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon mobo ($99.99 after 30 dollar discount for buying both CPU and mobo together).

I'm building a dota2 machine + something I can use to possibly stream myself programming.

I think the 2700X is better for my specific case than the 3600 series is.

Any recommendations on GPU?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is fire

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m quite a novice to these things. With the build guide is windows already installed or would I need to purchase my operating system separately?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Buy separately

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So, in terms of this list. Is it now updated to any best alternatives?(Just asking as I am looking to buy this build or something similar this week)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Might get

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm a beginner in pc 's and assembling them, but I was wondering if this is a good rig or any suggestions or changes to any parts on the list?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would a AMD 7 2700x be better to stream and game on>?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

More cores yes but if you really want to stream go Nvidia as their video encoding is much better. 2700X might fare better.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, don’t know if anyone will see this, but what’s the estimated frame rate of this system? (Preferably include the frame rate when overclocked as well.) I plan on getting a PC this Christmas and need to get a monitor with the appropriate refresh rate.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

100-130 fps 1440p Treat yourself to high refresh rate and QHD. OC doesn't do that much on most 5700XT's you'll see 10 extra fps max

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does this build meet all the specs to run MicroStation? I’m quite the novice and trying to learn but want to make sure I can run it. Here’s the link to the specs to run it. ftp://ftp.bentley.com/pub/help/microstation/081109292en/html/microstation/requirements.htm

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Over-Priced 5700XT?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is there one you're aware of that's cheaper?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Oh shoot, my bad! Lol I thought it was in the US!

Sorry

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, what us the best gigabyte rx 5700 xt or gigabyte rtx 2060 super

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

how much fps will fornite run with for this pc

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This list's motherboard and graphics card are always terrible choices. But hey, that what happens when it goes with the cheapest possible.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Why are they terrible? And what are better choices?

I get saying that those listed aren't "the best" but what if some of us don't want/need the best, just pretty good? A new Honda Accord isn't the best, but it's surely not terrible...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Did this build. Funny to see the OLOy memory finally pop up! Running 4 sticks of it for 32gb. ROG STRIX 2080 card with three big monitors. This baby smokes! Response is practically instantaneous! Love it except power cord to mobo wayyy too tight. Jiggled it and machine took off. Flaky. May RMA it.....

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

im new to computing, what does the compatibility warning mean about the power supply as im quite confused, will it still run fine?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

While it may not look it because it is a triple fan, I recommend not getting the Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card because it runs hot.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can i buy by parts or all at once?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys, I am looking to build my first pc but I do not know what parts to go with my budget is around 1000$ if you could point me in the direction of one I would be so thankful. Thanks guys!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

2tb ssd for £43 ... wtf

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm seeing a lot of "modest" game builds with the Ryzen 5 series. I recently built what I thought was a modest build, but with a Ryzen 7 2700k. I notice the price points are basically the same. What's the impetus for choosing the Ryzen 5 over the 7? Or am I just seeing this late?

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Generally, the Ryzen 5 series is a bit cheaper. The Ryzen 5 3600 can be a better choice for gaming over the Ryzen 7 2700x, as it has better IPC which translates to slightly better gaming performance. There's still nothing wrong with the Ryzen 7 2700x, it's just that the R5 3600 performs a bit better in games, which is probably what people do most with their PCs.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why does this have the THICC II when the cooling is absolute garbage? You guys also had the evoke and the Asus tuf too, both of which are really bad as well.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Just a little heads up - it can be unnecessary to get an X570 board. You can save some money by getting a B450 Tomahawk MAX from MSI, rather than the Gigabyte X570 board featured in the build. The MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX has it's BIOS pre-updated for Ryzen 3xxx, just like any other MSI B450 MAX boards.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm just getting up to speed on new boards, etc for a new build. Seems like the main differences are the X570 has an extra m.2 slot (and one being PCIe 4.0) and 2x usb 3.2 ports vs the B450 1x 3.1?

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

I'd guess those are the main differences, but unless you're transferring large files on a regular basis, B450 will probably suit most people fine.

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for that. I'm not sure where the line would be drawn, but I work in the creative space, specifically photo and video. So I do transfer large files or maybe more accurately, large sets of files that are frequently 4-10+ GB. If Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc would see improvements also, it might be worth the slight extra cost.

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, if you're transferring larger files on a daily basis, I'd definitely invest in X570 and a good NVME drive. It'll make a world's difference.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

After reading the comments, I am conflicted about the video card. You guys say that I shouldn’t get the Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF because of the streaming issues. But the reviews I searched said that it is good. So, should I get Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF or should I just get the Sapphire Nitro+ card.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

what about cooler?

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

not good for streaming.. need nvenc recommend a swap out to a 2070 Super.. the onboard encoder for amd is not good.

just a heads up :) LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES.

-because of this i built stand alone 2200g w/ 1660ti and 4k60 pro to do my streaming, while main rig is running to streaming pc capture card.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

If not streaming can I go with a 2060 super? Is it better to go with this gpu

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, A few quick questions, can I use a NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super with this build? I also noticed there is no CPU cooler listed, would I need a CPU cooler with this build? I currently have a cooler master hyper 212 black edition would this be suitable for this build? thanks.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

We should get this build up to 420 upvotes, who's with me?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

The GPU has been $350 a couple times to make it closer to $1000.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $156.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Deepcool Dukase ATX Mid Tower Case $38.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $85.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Scythe SY1225DB12SH 110.31 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Scythe SY1225DB12SH 110.31 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1073.91
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1043.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-02 22:45 EST-0500
  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Maybe a 2060 super or 2060 might be a better gpu imo

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

بهترین کامپیوتر رو خرید

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

How's the case? A relative of mine won that case on a bidding site and am wondering how it is and how easy it is to build in? I built my first pc last November and for some reason got a pretty bad case (well at least I just didn't like the case) and am wondering if this is a good case and if so how should I configure the fans? I have 3 Corsair LL120 RGB fans and am wondering if I should place them in the front as intake or exhaust.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

What about the MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX? It's a B450 board that natively supports 3rd gen Ryzen

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

could you edit video footage on this?

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

How do I report this build? It's using one of if not the shittiest AIB card, and ASUS is out here saying it's not a common problem.

IT IS a common problem, the AIB card is HOT GARBAGE.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I built this with the suggested (by the parametric filter at the time) MSI X570-A PRO main board and Corsair TX650M PC-power supply (semi modular, 80 Plus Gold, 650 Watt, EU).

It has 1 4-pin power socket and an 8-pin power socket on the main board. The power supply has an 8-pin power plug (which can be split into 2 4-pin plugs).

I take it the compatibility note above also applies to that power supply?

Does that mean I should plug the 8-pin plug in the 8-pin socket and leave the 4-pin socket empty? Is there a way I can supply both with power? Is it worth buying a cable for that (and if yes, what is the cable called that I would have to order)?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

So yeah, same caveat applies as the compatibility note above mentions for another mother board:

I plugged the 8-pin plug from the Corsair power supply into the 8-pin socket of the MSI X570-A PRO main board and left the 4-pin socket empty, and so far the PC seems to work fine for playing Control, Overwatch and The Outer Worlds and recording at the same time with OBS. So I guess the main board is happy with one less 12V plug.

NB - I currently have 2 SATA SSDs and 1 hard disk attached, which are supplied by their own power cables from the power supply. None of the M.2 SSDs which draw their power from the main board. I don't think they should draw much, but who knows...

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

The case has a plug that I think is for the USB-C port at the front/top. I don't see a place where I would plug this into the MSI X570-A PRO main board.

All the USB sockets on the main board are the simpler pin/plastic with holes style, while this plug looks more like a SATA plug (just H-shaped, not L-shaped). Do I need an adapter to plug that in? What would such an adapter be called?

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I found a picture on Google that calls it a "USB 3.1 motherboard connector", but not sure what the "raw pin" sockets on my motherboard are called that I'd have to attach it to.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

So I'm ordering an "Internal USB 3.0 to 3.1 adapter" for 10 bucks which should let me use the front USB C socket of the NZXT H510 case. I won't get the full speed like the back USB C socket of the MSI X570-A PRO main board, but it'll still be a working USB C socket.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

k

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

cough cough the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor costs more than the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor at the time of this post..... cough

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah but the 3rd gen Ryzen has x2 the cache~8 to 16. Also, watch the comparison videos, Ryzen 5 3600 usually preforms a bit better and drains less power compared to the 2700x

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe that a 2700 would bottleneck the 5700xt. The 3600 is close to the 2700x and even better sometimes.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what you need. If you are just gaming or streaming, the 3600 is better. If you are video editing the 2700x may be better

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true, on micro center the 2700x is going for 160 too. I might go with that and a tomahawk.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you want to make a cheap work/stream build, it is definitely the way to go.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Hello, I just read this review from PC Benchmark (https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/AMD-RX-5700-XT/Rating/4045). Has anyone had this problem? This GPU appears to have the best cost to performance balance but this sounds like a serious problem.

Out of the box the reference 5700 XT has high burst speeds but under load it overheats and therefore drops frames to the extent that it is more or less unusable for demanding games like PUBG. In order to settle the card it was under volted by 120 mV and the maximum clock was lowered to 1,980 MHz (the stock BIOS and 19.9.1 driver defaulted the card to 2,030 MHz). The fan curve also had to be turned up to around 50% power at 75 degrees (which is a lot noisier than stock). After making these changes the card delivered far more consistent performance albeit with a reduced top speed and unacceptable noise levels. The reference 5700 XT is great for beating benchmarks, but it is not so great for playing games. Thousands of people purchased the reference card expecting flagship performance, instead they got a shopping trolley with a V6 engine. It appears that the same marketing tactics were employed for the reference Vega 56 and 64 series of graphics cards which we will purchase for our gaming lab and generate effective Fps (EFps) gaming metrics as soon as possible. AMD appear to have very short term marketing strategists at the helm, they seem more concerned with this years bonuses than the longevity of the brand. [Jul '19 GPUPro]

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That review is for the blower style card I believe. I have a XFX 5700XT Raw 2 model (two fans). Undervolting definitely does help keep temperatures down so it runs at 78-80 degrees under load with fans at about 50%. I have not noticed any thermal throttling as of yet and get above 60 FPS at 1440p very high/ultra details. I came from a RTX 2070 Gaming Z which was definitely cooler and quieter but that was a ‘premium’ 2070 model. The 5700XT does get higher FPS though and I don’t miss ray tracing at all because of the drop in FPS when it was enabled.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

But the 5700 XT is built to handle temps up to 110*C

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ if yall could take a look at this tell me what you think that would be great. Mostly just need this to run rainbow six not even on high settings just for good framerate and to be able to shadow record in the background for clips. Heard great things about this cpu and gpu. Mainly followed the build this forum is on but I added a few things here and there. I'm a pc noob and need some confirmation on this build thanks bros.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your link doesn't work.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It looks good, where did you get it? I have made a build exactly like that.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Lol. I made a buid with those exact parts not to long ago. If you took it from me, it is odd that it turned out exactly the same.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Did you update the list with my recommendation?

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

really good pc

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Don't spam, please.

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