Was wondering if I need the Wraith Max, love the way it looks but stock cooler may be able to keep up, also, faster RAM speed? I know Ryzen loves fast RAM, but will it really impact it that much? Any input is appreciated- thanks.
The Wraith Max is somewhat of a sidegrade from the stock cooler, so I wouldn’t really use it
As for the memory, AM4’s ‘Infinity Fabric’ architecture relies on high RAM bandwidth and frequency to operate optimally, so it’s much better to get a faster kit
Also squeezed in some other niceties, like a mechanical keyboard, VA panel monitor, and a bigger SSD.
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Thanks a lot, will definitely update the list. Any other problems?
Not that I can see, no.
Thanks for the help.
Faster ram will make the computer a lolt faster, as the speed of ryzen CPUs are heavily dependant on the speed of the memory. As someone who has used the stock cooler on the 2600x, it is fine for the cpu. I was able to achieve a 4.2ghz OC on mine with the default cooler. You would be much better off spending that extra cooler money on ram that is 2400 mhz or higher. Other than that, your computer looks good. You could change the case to the s340, and upgrade the PSU to a modular one, but that PSU should be fine.
TLDR: swap the cooler for faster ram.
Thanks a lot, switched the stock cooler to faster RAM and I will look into the case and PSU.
The S340 is actually the older version of the case you have, so it’s best if you stick with the one you have.
Yeah, around the same price anyway, so I'll stick with this one.
Do you think a 2600X and 1660 Ti are a good combination for this? Sorry, this is my first ever build.
Depends on resolution and titles.
For 1080p, it should be just fine
Should be fine. I won’t be playing very graphics intensive games so it won’t be a problem.
OK. The case psu thing shouldn't be an issue, because it is a semi-modular 80+ bronze unit from corsair, which makes reliable PSUs. It might help with cable management, but given the cable management in the h500, that shouldn't be an issue.
What’s the difference between full modular and semi anyway?
Fully modular means that all cables can be removed from the PSU, and semi modular means that only some cables can be removed (example: SATA and IDE power cords can be removed, but ATX and CPU power can't).
So not a huge difference unless using custom cabling.
With full modular, all of the cables are seperate. You can choose which cables to use.
With semi-modular, only some of the cables are seperate. Some are directly attached to the psu, with no way to remove them.
You shouldn't need the Wraith Max, the stock cooler will keep up although it won't have RGB.
Faster RAM is usually a good idea for Ryzen, exppecially because 3000Mhz RAM is the same price as the 2133Mhz kit you picked out.
I also made a couple tweaks to get the most out of the price of your PC list ($1130):
How reputable is SeaSonic? Never heard of them before, and especially w/ PSU need to be sure to have a legitimate seller.
SeaSonic is generally a good PSU brand. I've had a SeaSonic PSU in my PC for at least 6 years (probably longer); it's slient and has never failed.
Great. That 80+ gold is also a plus over the 80+ bronze of the other one.