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Need opinions on my part list, first build

Tessa_Brooks

7 months ago

I want to know if there is anything I should change with my build. All feedback is appreciated! (Edit: I will be using this for gaming.)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $135.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING X Video Card $309.00 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT - Aer F140 103.43 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99 @ NZXT
Case Fan NZXT - Aer F140 103.43 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99 @ NZXT
Monitor Asus - VG245H 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $189.19 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse $49.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1403.27
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1383.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 17:56 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all, what are you going to use this build for?

(I don't know whether any changes need to be made, or whether this list is OK)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it looks OK, but you could make some changes

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $115.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING X Video Card $309.00 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140mm Fan $9.97 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140mm Fan $9.97 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI - Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - DEVARAIAS K556 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G403 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $41.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1297.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 18:35 EDT-0400
  • Higher refresh rate screen (the 1660TI is capable of much more than 75Hz)
  • Better keyboard and mouse
  • Cheaper SSD, fans and RAM kit
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it, just out of curiosity, why the Samsung ssd, but especially why did you pick that mobo, I feel like u could save some money there.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You're going in the right direction, I think. The weak point looks to me to be the monitor; the 2600 and 1660 Ti ought to be able to beat 75 fps in a lot of games, and the monitor can't go any faster than 75 Hz (75 fps). I'd suggest a 144Hz monitor with adaptive sync: either gsync (expensive) or Freesync (but make sure it's Freesync over DisplayPort, as nvidia don't do Freesync over HDMI).

If you want to trim costs a bit, you could drop the RAM speed to 3000 (CL16 or better) and only suffer a small performance loss. You can also find less expensive SSD's than that Samsung; Mushkin Source, for instance, and it will be just as good in a gaming situation.

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