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  1. Post
    ajaxx wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Just need help with this build. I've been reading as much as i can on reddit etc but i'm pretty sure i'm making dumb choices still:

    Im building 2x of the same machine so partner has one too (hence the RGB). But it would be just for gaming 1080p for now but might move to 144mhz/1440p

    https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/7nXjtg

    Things i've already bought:
    - Case
    - PSU
    - RAM
    - SSD

    I think i've already made a mistake with the RAM, not getting 3600mhz but i went 3200mhz incase i wanted to flip back to Intel so hopefully its ok. Also the PSU is probably overkill, but with a 10 year warranty i got it for future builds/replacements. Is the mobo a good choice for Ryzen 3700x?

    Replace the 2060 with a 7800 XT as it wasn't avail on pcp. Although im paranoid with the 570X being openish if this thing is loud it will be annoying.

    Thanks heaps for the help!
    From what I've seen 3200 is fine with Ryzen 2. That's what I've gone with in the 32gb kit I bought.




    Also I've gone over my initial $500 upgrade budget... looks like I'll be spending $1000 once I get my CPU. In reality I didn't have to have a m.2 or a new case.. but I thought why not? Since I've bought most stuff outside NZ, I've pretty much got a free case out of it with the savings from buying overseas.


    I'll probably get myself a new PSU later down the line.

  2. Post
    Fragluton wrote:
    I'd wait and see what board partners bring to the market for 5700XT. Yes PSU is way overkill, memory will be perfectly fine. Flipping back to Intel would be 100% pointless (Intel will likely run ANY memory as well), unless you buy a 2080Ti, you'll be GPU limited. 144hz 1440P is not going to happen without a 2080Ti spec card. 1080P will be fine though.

    Skip the 2060, aim for 2070 Super spec GPU. You've already spent up large on PSU / case / and soon to be CPU, save up a bit more and buy a decent GPU.

    What monitors are you pairing with the builds?

    If no extra money, drop the 8 core for a 6 core and spend the savings on a better GPU.
    All of this.

    Only other comment I have is buy your memory and SSD from Amazon.

  3. Post
    Hi guys,

    Need some help on deciding what to buy.

    This for $1660:

    CPU: AMD R5 2600X
    Motherboard: B450 mATX Board (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI)
    RAM: 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 2666 or higher speed RAM
    SSD: 240GB M.2 or 2.5" SATA Drive
    HDD: 1TB 3.5" SATA Drive
    GPU: RTX 2060 6GB (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/EVGA) Graphics Card
    Case: Phanteks P300 Tempered Glass Case (White/Black/Black-White/Black-Re*d)
    PSU: 550W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply (Corsair or Cooler Master)
    OS: Windows 10 Pro Fully Activated and Updated

    Or a GGPC Warlock GTX1070Ti PC @ $1200

    Intel Coffee Lake i5 8400 6 core
    16GB RAM
    240 SSD
    2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 HDD
    AC WiFi
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    includes monitor - LG 27 Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor, 1ms, 75Hz, display port 1.2+VGA+HDMI 1.4

    Just wondering what is a better deal

    Appreciate the help!

  4. Post
    For $700 i got:

    b450 tomahawk
    1tb m.2
    32gb 3200mhz kit
    fractal define c case

    I just need the Ryzen 3000 which ends up at $1040.

    This was through Amazon and a PBtech sale on the case.

  5. Post
    Pxndx wrote:
    For $700 i got:

    b450 tomahawk
    1tb m.2
    32gb 3200mhz kit
    fractal define c case

    I just need the Ryzen 3000 which ends up at $1040.

    This was through Amazon and a PBtech sale on the case.
    Nice, remember to flash the bios.

  6. Post
    Yeap, read up on that!

  7. Post
    SeveralPolarbear wrote:
    Just wondering what is a better deal

    Appreciate the help!
    Quite different systems, and my lunch break isn't long enough to break down the whole lot. Have a read back a few posts and see what people have been recommended. I wouldn't buy the second hand system, i'd save a bit more and go newer tech. I'd look at 5700 cards when board partners release decent cooler options. Build it around a B450 MSI Mortar Titanium, 16GB memory kit (3200) and then perhaps a 2600 AMD chip. Keeps pricing down on the core parts, but also great performers with room to upgrade CPU later if wanted. Check reviews on that case, not sure its that great for cooling. Look into Fractal cases, they have cooling pretty sussed. PSU is probably fine, anything decent around the 600W mark will run a mid range system.

    Second hand market might see a few combos pop up as people upgrade to Ryzen 3000 systems.

  8. Post
    SeveralPolarbear wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Need some help on deciding what to buy.

    This for $1660:

    CPU: AMD R5 2600X
    Motherboard: B450 mATX Board (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI)
    RAM: 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 2666 or higher speed RAM
    SS 240GB M.2 or 2.5" SATA Drive
    HD 1TB 3.5" SATA Drive
    GPU: RTX 2060 6GB (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/EVGA) Graphics Card
    Case: Phanteks P300 Tempered Glass Case (White/Black/Black-White/Black-Re*d)
    PSU: 550W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply (Corsair or Cooler Master)
    OS: Windows 10 Pro Fully Activated and Updated

    Or a GGPC Warlock GTX1070Ti PC @ $1200

    Intel Coffee Lake i5 8400 6 core
    16GB RAM
    240 SSD
    2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 HDD
    AC WiFi
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    includes monitor - LG 27” Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor, 1ms, 75Hz, display port 1.2+VGA+HDMI 1.4

    Just wondering what is a better deal

    Appreciate the help!
    Change the CPU to the Ryzen 3600 and is good

  9. Post
    SeveralPolarbear wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Need some help on deciding what to buy.

    This for $1660:

    CPU: AMD R5 2600X
    Motherboard: B450 mATX Board (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI)
    RAM: 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 2666 or higher speed RAM
    SS 240GB M.2 or 2.5" SATA Drive
    HD 1TB 3.5" SATA Drive
    GPU: RTX 2060 6GB (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/EVGA) Graphics Card
    Case: Phanteks P300 Tempered Glass Case (White/Black/Black-White/Black-Re*d)
    PSU: 550W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply (Corsair or Cooler Master)
    OS: Windows 10 Pro Fully Activated and Updated

    Or a GGPC Warlock GTX1070Ti PC @ $1200

    Intel Coffee Lake i5 8400 6 core
    16GB RAM
    240 SSD
    2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 HDD
    AC WiFi
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    includes monitor - LG 27” Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor, 1ms, 75Hz, display port 1.2+VGA+HDMI 1.4

    Just wondering what is a better deal

    Appreciate the help!



    CPU: AMD R5 3600 (even beats the 2700x half the time at least)
    Motherboard: B450/470 mATX Board (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI)
    RAM: 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 3200 or 3600
    SSD : nvme m.2
    HDD : 1TB 3.5" SATA Drive
    GPU: RTX 2060 6GB (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/EVGA) Graphics Card OR Sapphire AIB 5700
    Case: Fractal define C/Meshify
    PSU: Corsair RM550X
    OS: Windows 10 Pro Fully Activated and Updated

    Memory/SSD/HDD source from Amazon if you can.
    512mb/1TB nvme drives always on deals now it seems @amazon
    For the HDD just get an external and shuck it if you're not too worried about warranty, else just use it externally till warranty expires
    Last edited by huntakillaz; 11th July 2019 at 6:40 am.

  10. Post
    The 2600 and 2600X are exceptional value at the moment, too good for me to pass up on!

    If I find the 2600x becomes an issue I will upgrade it, but I don't see that happening in the short term, besides I could buy a 3600, 3700x when they become the obsolete part next year

  11. Post
    Someone posted about the difference between the 2600 and 2600x being $50, when I purchased the 2600x was $269 and the 2600 was $249 so for $20 more it was a no brainer.

  12. Post
    Taking that you went with the X variant, you're not bothering with overclocking it right?


    My mobo should arrive today, says it delivered so it must be out with the courier.

  13. Post
    Yes X variant, initially I probably won't OC, the only reason to OC is that the chip is not up to the task, I did this with my A10 - 7700k and R3 1200 as stop gap measures, the 2600x won't need to be over clocked for my use case, but for $20 and the chance of a better binned chip (in my mind anyway) it was worth it.

    I may play with OC if I need to flop my e-dlck out, so long as this can run my VR set up then I am happy.

    I am going to try and see how long an upgrade process takes for my work stuff for shits and giggles but there isn't any productivity stuff I generally do on my desk top. Gaming and streaming to other devices is it.

  14. Post
    Is this logical for a reasonable upgrade from a 3770K and AMD 390x? Parts that are not listed are because I already have them. Well aware I wont be able to drive monitor at 100% max settings, im used to running at medium.

    https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/Mbb3q4

  15. Post
    You want faster RAM with Ryzen. Build looks pretty good, but you're gonna want to swap the RAM out for something between 3200mhz and 3600mhz. The extra cost can be offset by dropping down to 16GB instead of 32GB.

    And for the GPU - a 5700xt might be a better buy


  16. Post
    SirGrim wrote:
    You want faster RAM with Ryzen. Build looks pretty good, but you're gonna want to swap the RAM out for something between 3200mhz and 3600mhz. The extra cost can be offset by dropping down to 16GB instead of 32GB.

    And for the GPU - a 5700xt might be a better buy

    Ok thanks, I willt drop the ram down to 16 and faster. yeah ive considered sticking with team red for my GPU, the only downside is I like to emulate games using OpenGL so id take a hit there

  17. Post
    Sorry for the double post, does anyone know if timings matter for RAM anymore, some of the 4000mhz stuff has quite high timings and Im not sure if im better dropping to 3600 or 3200

  18. Post
    Don't go higher than 3600mhz on Ryzen 3000.

    Infinity fabric slows down after approx 3600. Can Google the memory to infinity fabric ratio if need more into.

  19. Post
    Ballistica wrote:
    Sorry for the double post, does anyone know if timings matter for RAM anymore, some of the 4000mhz stuff has quite high timings and Im not sure if im better dropping to 3600 or 3200
    If you're overclocking it does, but from what I've ready Ryzen 3000 is more RAM friendly than the previous series.

  20. Post
    Ballistica wrote:
    Ok thanks, I willt drop the ram down to 16 and faster. yeah ive considered sticking with team red for my GPU, the only downside is I like to emulate games using OpenGL so id take a hit there
    Apparently RDNA has gone a long way to resolving AMDs issues with OpenGL emulators

    https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/co...on_and_opengl/

    For instance they show some examples - in one of the Zelda games the rx580 had 5fps while the 5700 and 5700xt had a locked 60fps

  21. Post
    hi team,

    what are your thoughts on:

    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Corsair H80i V2
    i5 9400F
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC HDMI 3xDP 6GB
    G.Skill 16 GB ram DDR4 3200
    Corsair 570X case
    PSU Corsair RM650X v2
    240 GB SSD

  22. Post
    Do you need ATX motherboard?

    Drop Intel, go AMD

    B450 motherboard.
    Corsair H80i V2
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC HDMI 3xDP 6GB
    G.Skill 16 GB ram DDR4 3200
    Corsair 570X case
    PSU Corsair RM650X v2
    240 GB SSD

    Motherboard wise you could find a "MSI B450M MORTAR TITANIUM" which you can flash the BIOS without a CPU, to a BIOS that supports 3rd gen chips, sorted. If you need full ATX, wait on MSI "Max" boards to release (b450 for example) as the BIOS on the "Max" boards will support 3rd gen out of the box.

  23. Post
    The Mortar Titanium is also coming out in a max variant fwiw

    Where is WoM? Needs to update the OP with Ryzen 3k builds...

  24. Post
    thanks team, to confirm the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and Max boards will probably be $100 each respectively more expensive right? But the performance will be significantly better?

  25. Post
    pyronical wrote:
    The Mortar Titanium is also coming out in a max variant fwiw

    Where is WoM? Needs to update the OP with Ryzen 3k builds...
    Why don't you update it, you're the only really active mod here.

    And while updating, you can add a $5k build as well as the current list caps off way too low.