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BenLove

3 months ago

I am trying to stay as close to $1500 all in as possible. I am over that at the moment. I am concerned with my cooling. If anything jumps out as completely stupid with this list please let me know. I like to play AAA titles at 1080p, 144hz, at max settings. I am coming from console gaming and recently experience a gaming laptop and have caught the bug. I love the options with PC. Thanks for your time in advance.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $413.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $199.00 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair K63 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1577.50
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1557.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-20 10:37 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall a solid build list for a first build. Nice work. There are a few things that could be improved, however.

My suggestions:

  • The cooler isn't neccesary, as the 3600 comes with a perfectly good cooler.

  • Get a nvme ssd. Same price, but far better performance.

  • Get a 5700xt instead of the 2070S. It is 100 dollars cheaper, for roughly the same performance.

  • You could get a cheaper 144hz monitor (but still a good one).

  • The case already comes with front and rear fans, so additional ones aren't necessary.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste $5.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $418.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan $12.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $149.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K63 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1557.87
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1527.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-20 09:48 EDT-0400
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I made changes based on your recommendations. I never even considered an AMD GPU, and I thank you for that suggestion. That is a game changer for my budget.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably don't need to purchase your own thermal paste for now. The CPU comes with it pre-applied, and that's usually fine. Get some of this stuff on ebay, e.g. the monitor, the case, keyboard, maybe even the GPU. Don't need the CPU cooler, the CPU comes with a cooler as standard.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

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