7 months ago
I currently do my gaming on an Asus ROG notebook where the i7-4720 CPU I have overheats like crazy. Hence, I started planning on a proper gaming PC starting from a) CPU must be AMD, b) keep temp low, even unnecessarily low if possible. Also, I want a motherboard that will allow me to do future upgrades of CPU, RAM, other extensions. Therefore I'm quite happy to pay for quality when it comes to cooling and motherboard.
Secondly, I want to be able to play most AAA titles with a decent performance/quality ratio (examples: Witcher 3 and next Cyberpunk). I don't need bleeding edge graphics (i.e. 4K+"Ultra"), but I do expect "High" quality to be fine on all games. Therefore I've capped the budget for GPU to 300 EUR, and I still have dilemmas here, between RX 590 vs GF GTX 1660. What makes the difference for me is the CrossFire feature.
I don't care about RAM and storage for now as I can expand these as much as I need later, so 16 GB RAM + 500 GB SSD is enough to start with.
So, here it is: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/hrc6WD
Specifically here are a few things I'd appreciate comments on:
- Does the cooling solution look ok?
GPU: Is Crossfire worth it or should I just stick with GeForce. Other choices of GPU I've considered were:
- This Asus ROG 580
- Or this: Asus ROG GTX 1060
- GTX 1660 Ti
- RTX 2060 which would go a bit over budget, and I'm not sure it's worth it for only 6GB VRAM.
- Any other suggestions are welcome. What makes me choose Radeon RX is that I can stack up another GPU later on top of the existing one, whereas with GeForce I can't, but if that doesn't work as well as I think, let me know.
Thoughts about the other components are also welcome! The case I just liked and picked because I want something transparent. Power supply... no idea how much it matters, I just picked what I did because I've seen it installed in a video and "modular" sounded fancy.
Thanks a lot for any thoughts/input.