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AMD gaming build needs your feedback (also my first build)

Arbaces

7 months ago

Hi,

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?
  • Motherboard
  • 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.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The 1660TI would be your nest option, as it's performance is not too far off a 2060, minus the tensor cores and whatnot (it also performs better than the 590 and draws less power)

As for your other bits, I don't think you'll need that AIO, nor the other overpriced bits.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor €219.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard €126.89 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €98.30 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive €69.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card €289.90 @ Caseking
Case Thermaltake - Versa J24 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case €72.74 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €79.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €957.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 23:13 CET+0100
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I got rid of the dedicated fan (for now), added 2700X cpu and decided to pick the rtx 2060. This is where I got to: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/Lxd8tg

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor €307.90 @ Mindfactory
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard €162.90 @ Mindfactory
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €98.30 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €69.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card €388.90 @ Alza
Case Thermaltake - Versa J24 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case €72.74 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €89.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1190.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 03:41 CET+0100
  • Switched to an X470 motherboard (better voltage offsets and power delivery, which is better for that high power chip)
  • Cheaper SSD (that should be just as good)

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