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jammbossa47 29 days ago

Hello, I'm in need of any opinions on how to improve my build and reducing the cost if possible, This is the parts list link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9V72sZ

Thanks in advance.

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versatilesoldier 2 points 29 days ago

Since you don't have a liquid cooler I suppose you aren't going to be over locking your cpu so I think this list will make your life easier not too much cheaper but a lot better https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bVWMWD

Planemaster 2 points 29 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $289.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $138.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $87.19 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.85 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card $278.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $113.49 @ OutletPC
Software Sony - Vegas Pro 13 Software -
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $8.99 @ Target
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1202.34
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1142.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 04:23 EDT-0400

It's not cheaper but depending on what you are doing, it can be.


  • slightly cheaper RAM at the same speeds and CAS latencies

  • Slightly cheaper SSD, also at the same speed.

  • Considerably faster GPU

  • Cheaper PSU that is still outstanding quality. 550W is more than enough for most, if not all, mid to high end builds. For reference, an i7 7700K and GTX 1080 will peak at about 300W power usage.

  • For windows, get the full version as the license is transferable across different motherboards.

Regarding the GPU, Sony Vegas Pro doesn't do much, if anything with it, as it is a CPU based rendering program. If you are just using it for Sony Vegas Pro, stick with an RX 580/570 as the performance difference will be negligible and you will save some money. If you are using another program that will utilise the GPU or play games, stick with the GTX 1660 Ti as that is faster than the 1060.