Thanks for all the comments. That really helps out. Is there any reason you wouldn't go ahead and run the two GPUs in SLI/NVlink?
Thanks for putting this together. I've noticed that the Gigabyte X399 is being recommended a lot. Why is that? Is it clearly better than other mobos?
I appreciate the list. Is there a reason you chose the Radeon over a 2080? Also, do you think 64 GB of RAM will make a big difference? I'm not super familiar with how VRay uses resources. Thanks.
Thanks for the list! It seems like the AMD TR 2950X is the way to go.
Thanks! The RX 580 and Ryzen 5 2600 have been handling my CAD programs very well. No complaints at all!
Hope your build goes well.
Wow! Thanks. I'll definitely look into the refurbished market. Never thought to consider them. I really appreciate it!
Thank you so much! I was really curious to see if I needed a separate GPU or if AMD's internal processors would be enough. That definitely saves some money. I appreciate the part list.
Pretty close. I thought about getting a 1TB SSD but went with the setup I have since it saved me about $20 and gave me 50% more storage. I originally planned on a 500GB SSD and a 2TB HDD which would be a big price difference.
Thanks for the compliments! I did manage to snag the MSI B450 before it disappeared. I honestly looked at the Sapphire RX 580 for a long time. It seems like a slick GPU. Went with the XFX due to price and solid black theme but I've only heard good things about Sapphire's stuff.
Just take your time with the wiring and plan where you'll run cables as you build. I was surprised by how easy cable management was. That's probably due to NZXT's awesome case though. Hope your build goes well!
So true. I was really hyped for CES 2019 and disappointed that the new Ryzen products weren't displayed. I think AMD has some solid competition getting going for Intel. For me, the price difference and thread count won me over.
Yeah! It's a slick card. It hadn't come out yet when I put my build together or I probably would have bought it. How do you like it? What CPU are you running with it and what kind of fps are you getting?
Thanks! I agree. AMD was such a good bargain for this build. Really happy with everything. :)
Thanks! I tried for a good price/performance balance. And yes, I'm sold out on the PC platform.
Thanks! I agree with you on the wrist rest. I don't mind waiting and finding out if I want one. Right now I'm really torn between the Redragon K556 with brown switches and the HyperX elite Alloy with Cherry MX browns. Both are the same price.
Thanks for the input! I'm definitely leaning towards Redragon as they seem very popular. Do you think I'll need a wrist rest? What model do you have?
Does the k552 come with brown or red switches? Thanks for the input btw!
Thanks. I'll look into the Logitech and Cooler Master both!
Wow! Thanks. I'd been looking at either the Saphire or XFX. How does the XXX version compare to the Nitro+?
Thanks! I thought it went well with my budget build. Appreciate the feedback.
Thanks so much for the input. I will definitely look into the 75-144Hz monitors more!
Thanks! I also appreciate the fan recommendations!
Thanks! Would 650W be enough for future upgrades to CPU and GPU?
I'm trying to make the same decision. I think the biggest differences between the two are that X470s have multi-GPU support, better power, and more I/O options.
I only plan on using one GPU and don't think I need more USB ports etc. so I'm leaning towards the B450 myself. I'd love to hear feedback on how each board will handle newer CPU's (when I eventually upgrade).
True. It's probably better to just jump in. Thanks for the input!
Thanks for the help! I heard that buying used GPUs was a bad idea. Especially with the whole mining thing going on. Thoughts?
Glad to hear it. I wasn't sure how it performed since all the gamers seem to be hardcore intel folks. Appreciate the input.
Thanks! I do like how AMD is keeping the AM4 sockets. Have you used AMD CPUs before?
Thanks for the input. Why did you change your mind and want AMD?
Thanks! It is easy to always want the newest tech. I just wasn't sure if 7nm chips would make a big difference in the pc world.
Thanks! I don't own it. It's just the one I've picked out to buy. What does the X470 do that the B450 doesn't?
Again, thanks for helping me out!
Nice build! How does the Ryzen 5 2600 handle games? What FPS are you getting?
Nice build! What FPS are you getting?
Nice build! I'm interested in getting the Ryzen 5 2600 over the Intel i5-9600k. What games do you play and what FPS do you get? Thanks!
Thanks for the clarification. SolidWorks can create a pretty heavy workload for sure! Was the Intel computer using a similar range CPU as the AMD build?
Thanks for the info. Hard to find people who've used SolidWorks. What GPU and CPU are you using? Do you do any gaming? I like the affordability of AMD A LOT (saving me $200 right now) but so many people say that Intel i5 stuff beats all the extra threads and gaming with AMD is pretty bad.
Love the help!
Again, thanks for the clarification. I have ruled out the i5-8400 now and am only really considering the Ryzen 5 2600 or the i5-9600k. The final build difference is about $200 which is pretty significant. It sounds like you think the threads are more important than FPS. I'll have to look into that.
All the help is fantastic for a first-time builder like myself!
Thanks for the input! I'm pretty torn between the two. I have a lot of friends who say the Intel build really outperforms because of the higher single core speed (particularly if you bump it up to the 9600k). But the R5 2600 is so much cheaper and the higher thread count is really nice.
Also, thanks for the comments on the build list, GPU, and PSU. I appreciate that a lot!
This really helps a lot. I've heard a lot about the extra core speed of Intel chips balancing out the thread count of the AMD chips. I actually put together an i5-9600k build last night which is super similar. Would you mind looking at it? I'd really like to know why you chose that Mobo, SSD, and GPU!
The 2600 cooler seems to be awesome! I definitely like the boost to workstation capability of the 2600 for sure. Why do you think that so many people like the i5-8400 more? Is there something that makes it really stand out?
Thanks so much for the input. It seems that the i5-8400 is very solid despite the lack of 6 threads but the stock cooler of the 2600 is a pretty substantial component. I'll definitely have to consider these!
Thanks! Super appreciate the input!
Thanks for the input! What are your reasons for choosing the Intel build? I chose the 580 because it was so cheap compared to 1060s (~$300). Do you have any recommendations or places I can find a good deal? I know the Ryzen 5 2600 is a little worse at gaming but will the i5-8400 handle the CAD software well?
Really appreciate the help!
I just put together a budget AMD build and it seems pretty slick. I swapped the 1070 for a 580 (major step down I know) and the price difference is pretty substantial.
Would you mind looking at it?
Thanks for the feedback! I've just started looking into AMD and I'm not near as familiar with them. I'll definitely check out the Ryzen 5 2600X!
Also, why get the Ryzen 5 2600 instead of the Intel i5-8400?