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Guide

Magnificent AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

The new Ryzen 7 3700X is an octa-core processor that utilizes AMD SMT technology for a total of sixteen threads.

If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Magnificent Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Cooler

To take full advantage of the overclockability, we are including the Corsair H115i RGB Platinum liquid cooler.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter for X570 ATX motherboards. Our compatibility and pricing engines will automatically select the best-priced motherboard that is compatible with the rest of the build.

Memory

For memory, we're filtering for the best-priced 2x16GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a heatsink. We've limited it to DDR4-3200 and faster speeds, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 1TB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 3TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to change the capacity to your heart's desire.

GPU

Our GPU is Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. You may want to look into a 120-144Hz and/or 2560x1440 resolution monitor for this powerful card. The parametric filter is set for the best-priced RTX 2080 SUPER available, but feel free to click the "From parametric filter" link to browse our listing of RTX 2080 SUPERs, which will grow as more become available. For those interested in VR, the RTX 2080 SUPER will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

For streaming, the newly-updated NVENC encoding will offload the task to the GPU with a minimal performance hit using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while providing image quality similar to or better than x264 Fast quality.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, we've updated the filter to include a minimum length and a minimum of 2 fans to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

The selected case is the Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic. This dual chamber case includes a tempered glass window and a second chamber for installing your PSU and hard drives completely out of the way. It also features 1x USB 3.2 Type-C, 2x front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and a number of cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner. It can also fit full-sized video cards.

Additionally, the PC-O11 Dynamic can fit multiple radiators if you opt for a higher end video card that includes its own liquid cooling.

Note that this case does not come with case fans, so we have included 2x Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans, though you should feel free to swap out for compatible case fans you'd prefer.

PSU

Powering the build is a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available - all without breaking the bank. All of them are certified 80+ Gold and fully-or semi-modular.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Magnificent Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
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£291.59
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£293.58
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CPU Cooler Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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£125.99
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£127.98
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Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Form Factor: ATX; Chipset: AMD X570; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

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£136.12
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£136.12
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Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3333, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3666, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 16GB, 4 x 8GB; CAS Latency: 3 - 19; Heat Spreader: Yes; Color: Black, Black/Gray, Black/Silver, Black/White, White, White/Gray, White/Silver

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£139.99
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£139.99
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Storage PNY CS900 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 960 GB - 10000 GB; Type: SSD

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£74.98
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£74.98
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Storage Toshiba X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 4000 GB - 10000 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Form Factor: 3.5"; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

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£99.49
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£5.48
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£104.97
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Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER; Length: 224 mm - 403 mm; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

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£649.98
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FREE
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£649.98
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Case Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case
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£115.00
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£115.00
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Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

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£94.99
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£100.47
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Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan
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£19.98
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£19.98
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Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan
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£19.98
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£19.98
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Base Total: £1768.09
Shipping: £14.94
Total: £1783.03
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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 9 points

It would be sweet if you guys put a "last updated" date on these builds, as I'm seeing a lot of discussion in the comments about waiting for new parts before buying and I'm not sure if these newer products (that I know have already been released) have been considered for this build or not yet.

  • 3 months ago
  • 7 points

Did the lists like, JUST get updated?

I was reading through them for fun, then I went back and everything was different. Just thought I was dumb or something lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 7 points

Yes, they did haha.

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Figured as much

I'm sitting here half asleep at work because it's been a slow day

  • 3 months ago
  • 7 points

Still no NVMe even at the "magnificent" tier?

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

NVMe has a place in workstation machines but is almost entirely wasted for gaming/streaming builds.

  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

My thinking is that the price has gotten close enough — about $10 to $20 at 1 TB — that it's now worth it for the slightly faster boot times, ease of installation and cleanliness (no cables).

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

About the 'no cables' thing, NVME and SATA are interfaces. M.2 (the one you screw into mobo) and 3.5 inch (traditional ones that need sata and power) are form factors. So the SATA ones can still be in M.2 form and you still have the slower boot times but no cables.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

For the most part, I agree but the price difference for a 512 stick is very minimal and it can really make the boot drive come alive.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought an intel 660p 1TB for less than $89 a few months ago.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

not a waste to me, id love not having all those extra cables.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You can get a SATA m.2 drive for less money and still avoid using cables for nearly identical performance in gaming/streaming.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

I would rather get a 5700 because you can do some serious overclocking with a water or open air cooler, you can also bypass the settings to get a even higher framerate (Up to 10-15%)

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

(On the XT variant)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait until sub brands come out

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If by sub-brands you mean non-blower GPUs, then I 100% agree. The blower is loud and hot, as apparently it comes with a really conservative fan curve and only has 1 fan.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

True

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Why not the 2080 super on here and the 2070 super on the enthusiast build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I asked this about on the AMD enthusiast build. Seems like it should be the other way around? Just interested in why that choice was made.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yND67W I put a parts list together, for what i think the magnificent build should be. The graphics cards and PSUs would have their own filters of course.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

i7 9700k is more expensive than the 3700x for the same single performance and much less on the multi

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean you could just switch the intel motherboard and processor, i just sent this as what I would change

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

If you're starting from scratch keep in mind that this case does not come with any case fans. I have this case and love it, but you'll probably want to add a fan or two, since the only fans in the case would be the AIO.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Good catch! I've added a couple of fans as originally intended.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

So I did not look at jrufer's build, but here what I was thinking (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/JWhits2993/saved/ggcNqs). Reason for downgrading slightly to a 5700XT is because of the streaming/rendering advantages when paired with a PCIe gen 4 motherboards. If you want to see what I am talking about watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi-_T3vsv-Q) by YouTuber EposVox. It also has a bigger & quieter rgb cooler if that matters to you. The Power supply is FULLY modular a big plus if you care about cable management. Hit the 3600mhz sweet spot for RAM. MSI motherboards are just better (Alert! Unfounded bias!). Lastly SATA drive is not the bad for NVMe boot times and 3900X CPU. Get rid of the cooler and you can save quite a bit. Otherwise it is only 50 dollars more.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

This might be a better video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY2fbAzFiUE) actually and apparently it still good on the B450 motherboards as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Is it worth waiting for black friday deals to start working on a build like this?

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Exactly my question, I think I'll do that.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting build, I like the combination of the AMD processor with the nvidia graphics cards. Was a little surprised by the SSD though, a lot of amazon reviewers say that it died on them pretty quickly so maybe take that into consideration. Good job! :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This would be very helpful if you included a build guide. As I have no clue how to install the water cooler, and could you link some recommended cooling liquid?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This build and most others on this site use an all-in-one water cooler, which means the pump, block, tubing, and radiator are all preinstalled. The only thing you need to worry about with these AIO’s is mounting the CPU water block and then mounting the radiator to your case, which varies between cases. The instructions for mounting should be in either the AIO or case manual, but for a more detailed guide, you can watch this video here. https://youtu.be/ENx2GvhfeZc

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi guys. Great work on this build! I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my planned build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wk7xyX

This build will mostly be used for gaming (no streaming) and programming. I think this is a fine balance between work and gaming, but let me know!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone with better knowledge should weigh in, but I think you might want to consider a beefier PSU.

Since you're including the Hyper 212 EVO, I'm guessing you're planning on overclocking the 3600. This will push the "Estimated Wattage" closer to 440W. 440W is 80% of 550W, and there's apparently a generally accepted rule that you should keep your total power use below 80% of your PSU's rated wattage. Most experienced builders seem to opt for even more cushion than that.

Also, at least one reviewer of the Focus G case you've included complained about cable space for non-modular PSUs. I don't know if that's really going to matter, but perhaps it's something to consider.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I"m by far no expert on PSU's myself but I was doing some research on this the other day. The 80% efficiency only refers to how well it converts the power from the wall socket to power for the PC. That PSU 'should' always be able to output 550W. But will likely cost you a 20% deficit as it will pull more from your socket (slightly higher electric bill)

That being said however I still believe your over all point is valid. I personally have the same PSU but the 750W variant (soon to be upgrading to the RM750X soon) and have always found it to be reliable and a good PSU for my needs. However I'm doing a new build and the PSU is a few years old now so thought I may as well go with the more efficient gold rating as it pays for itself after about 3 years in electricity Bill's depending on usage. I'll try and find the source of where I found my info out and add it when I have some more free time.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the PSU comments and would suggest getting the Hyper 212 Black Edition. It newer, prettier, better performance, and at the same or less cost.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

New to building PC's but I've been saving for a long time and want to make a very powerful build so I am interested in this. I saw that the graphics card selected is out of stock or unavailable everywhere - is there a reason this specific one was chosen? Additionally can someone recommend a good alternative that is equal in functionality and close in price?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you can wait until the third party editions of the 5700XT hits the market in a few weeks with their own custom cooling solutions I would say to go that route.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of having a "better' CPU and GPU. Could someone take a look at my custom build? This will be my first time building a PC, so any tips and feedback would be appreciated! Here's a link to it: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ethancz96/saved/DXpNqs

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

To start I want to say that It will work fine as is. Only things you might want to think about is Ryzen perfomance is directly affected by the speed of the RAM you pair with it so a 3600 speed kit is going to give you the best performance from your CPU. The other thing is your skimping a little on is your power supply if you have any money left make that a gold+ and 850W if you want to overclock. The one actual criticism I have is that you do not need thermal paste for the stock cooler. So unless you plan on overclocking and need to buy a after market cooler then the thermal paste is not necessary.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the reply! I've made changes according to your recommendation. Does this look good?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! Remember to make sure your bios sets your RAM speed correctly when you set it up. All in all though your gonna have some high end performance from that machine have fun with it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for taking a look at it! I have no idea how to set up the RAM speed in the bios but I'm sure I'll figure it out when I finish building it!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand why people don't care about motherboard quality. If you only want cheap board, use B450. If you want X570, the Asus Prime X570-P is way better than the Asrock one. Also, the PSU has poor quality too

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard 'quality' differences are often (not always) overblown or twisted into meaning something more than they do.

I'm unsure of which PSU you're speaking, but all of the PSUs on the parametric selection are well-reviewed.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/fjWysZ this is a build that i have put together im going to start buying the parts soon but i would like to get others opinions on it first and whether or not its the best for that price range

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great system! Only thing I would say is because of Ryzen CPUs infinity fabric getting a 3600MHz RAM kit gives you the best performance. Either way that computer in its current configuration will serve your well.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

this could be greatly optimized

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of buying a 2070 super for 870 AUD, i would recommend that you use the new AMD cards... in particular the Radeon 5700 XT. It costs 670AUD and can perform better in some areas. Personally I reckon this is a good idea... but really its up to you :)

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

NVidia does have NVENC going for them, just something to keep in mind

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first time ever build a pc and I have no clue what to do, I have a budget of about 2.5k this seems like a good build any recommendations?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should replace the 2070 super with the new custom amd cards(Sapphire,Asus,Asrock ...)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. I am really have no experience in this sort of thing so would like to ask would it be possible to have this build but substitute https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fPFXsY/asus-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-dual-video-card-dual-gtx1070-o8g as a GPU and https://pcpartpicker.com/product/64cMnQ/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fx as a power source??? Minus the liquid cooling(possibly some more fans instead).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wVHwGG so better thermals and a more quite gaming system for around the same price sacrifice is the amount of ram but for gaming 32gb is overkill and will never be used unless you heavily mod your games also you get a faster boot and faster game storage

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Got interested in an AMD build using the new version 3 Ryzen CPUs especially after checking out this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3aEv3EzMyQ and then doing some more research. I basically used this list to then customize my own list and researched the parts in this list for others. I already have a GPU that I will use, and found a different case that includes case fans so didn't need those either. I also still have a bunch of SSD drives and spinning drives around so I will be using those instead. This has allowed me to come up with a list of parts that I believe are much better than what was listed for under $1600. Mind you I am saving money as I no not need the parts I listed, so instead looked at a better case and motherboard for this build. Now I just need to find a medium bag of money to start my purchase and build. I'm still running on a Sandy Bridge intel i7 CPU. I'm still getting pretty good performance out of it for what I do and running 2 SSDs in Raid 0 has given me quick reads and writes for my main drive. I use a spinning drive for my data and another spinning for my backups. Since it has been a while since I have done a build, I am curious to see how much this system will perform based on my current setup. Having these build guides is defiantly great even if you do not go with them exactly as you get a good idea and specs and then build on top of those. My parts list that I built up from this one is here https://pcpartpicker.com/user/kmctechguy/saved/#view=fpmBZL If anyone wants to take a look and provide any feedback, would appreciate it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Horse walks into the bar and I say why the long face

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be wise to go with a 3600 x16gb ram instead of 3200 32gb?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I go with faster ram and less of it?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

power supply not available from best buy as of 8/11/19 @ 1900

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

but can it run roblox?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You could pay an 100€ more and get an rtx 2080 super and an m.2 NVME SSD and I would call this the Mid range PC not Magnificent

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely new to the PC Building scene, am functionally illiterate when it comes to the minutiae of it all. I was hoping for something I could invest in, and after looking with a friend we landed on this one, just two quick questions: As the Zotac graphics card appears to be out of stock everywhere, would I be making a mistake if I swapped to the Nvidia Geforce - seen here: [STAFF REMOVED] - or would I be fine? As it appears to be virtually the same thing, with just a size difference in the millimeters, a difference in manufacturer difference, and the fact that it's in stock.

Also, this doesn't appear to come with an OS/An ability to connect to Wifi. Am I correct in this, or am I blind and not seeing something? If so, the former I know how to solve, but what would be recommended for the latter? (And, is there anything else mission-critical it's missing? Or just those two?)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies; the link I was trying to provide Would be found here, then

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what im currently using. Not the exact model, but maybe it's a bit outdated anyway. Usually WiFi isn't included in builds since a lot of people prefer LAN and if you dont use it, it just bumps up the price.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Actual exact model this time Working just fine for me since 6years ago.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not the 3900x for the CPU, unless there are plans to an equivalent of the Glorius Intel Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Im thinking of going for this. But computer hardware moves fast and this is a month old -- are there any suggested changes? I see some debate about the graphics card. Also, how does overclocking work on this build, and also on the intel version? Thanks!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't recommend the MSI motherboard, for some reason MSI went straight trash on the VRM this year. ASUS and GIGABYTE seem to be the best for cooling the VRMs

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 3700x going to be enough to handle RTX on 1440p monitor and lose alot of fps

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build! I had a quick question for the staff though, I want to put this together for my first build but I'd also like to go for a white color theme. I bought the white version of the case you have listed here, but I was wondering if you knew of any white motherboards that would be compatible with the parts listed. I don't really know what to look for when it comes to motherboard compatibility, so any help would really be appreciated! Otherwise I think I'll stick with everything you've put together here! Thanks a lot! I'm really looking forward to this build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Is there anyway to see previous forms of this build guide? Like if the motherboard on the build changed is there anyway to go back and see what parts were changed?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Could I downgrade to a EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card or will it not work with this build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You used the worst X570 mobo in existence.

Use the X570 Steel Legend.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

well use a better motherboard, the parametric filter doesn't have a setting for quality yet

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys, working on putting together my first build. I want a strong multi-purpose, multi-tasking, creative machine for 4k gaming, streaming, video editing, design work.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BT8zK4

Please let me know what you think. Also any tips on when to start sourcing some of the parts? Is it beneficial to order around Thanksgiving / holiday season. I am fine with waiting until early 2020 as well. I haven't been watching prices too closely yet.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why only a $250 AUD Motherboard. For that much money id be wanting something a bit more high end

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

This drive in the list is reporting to be £43 for me and it is not correct by a long way.

Seagate BarraCuda Compute 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

PSU Powering the build is a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available - all without breaking the bank. All of them are certified 80+ Gold and fully-modular.

One of the PSUs is semi modular from the filter

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, updated.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't want to step out of line but I think this build is wasting a lot of money in the wrong places. I'm including a link to my "upgradeable" build that is very similar in specs but focuses on getting more for less. All the reviews I've seen say that there is very little OC headroom on the 3700X so why spend so much on a cooler that will do almost no good. I opted for 16 gig of 3600 memory and a much faster M.2 boot drive. Check it out here and feel free to leave comments. This build is designed to get the best bang for the buck on a new build and then links to a second parts list that adds even more without ever having to replace a part you already paid for. I would love some feedback.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the criticisms and ideas.

The CPU cooler was selected in part for noise and aesthetic purposes. However, spending less on a cooler or even foregoing an aftermarket cooler can definitely make sense, and to a certain degree will be a matter of preference.

Your part list has half the memory capacity; I would say calling it faster memory for less money is a misrepresentation.

Great build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely agree that a loop looks much better than the stock fan. After the research I did on overclocking I thought the stock fan would do assuming that the case was getting good ventilation. 4 Noctua case fans was intended to keep the CPU and GPU as cool as possible with as little sound as possible. My mistake on the memory. I didn't notice it was twice the ram. That was a mistake on my part. If I can, I will correct my comment. I love that case btw!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just took a look at your build. It's awesome. I just bought the MP510 M.2 SSD. The deal is incredible!

Talking about ThoughtA build, it's quite a powerful build tho. Though, I agree with you that there is maybe a bit too much of money into RGB stuff. This thing seriously pump the price. I don't understand the actual trend. But at the end of the day, if he has the money for it, why not?

Thanks for sharing your build. I'm actually upgrading my PC to something similar. I'll probably just going to double the RAM!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I've been stewing over it for months, waiting for the Ryzen 3000 launch. I wasn't going to jump to a X570 mobo until I saw the speeds on the new M.2 drives, they are insane! I have no desire for an RGB build. I just want something clean looking that gives me the most power I can get for my money. One note on the ram... unless you spend big bucks on the mobo, you may actually lose performance with 4 sticks. The PCBs on these lower-cost boards wire the memory in series so there is a hit to using both channels. It's not a huge hit but you're better off with 2 sticks than 4. Just a thought.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah? Didn't know that. I actually own 4 sticks with my MSI B350M (gonna upgrade eventually though). Is there a way to check if my mobo will perform well with 4 sticks then?

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

What the hell, the 3700x isn't the top model, that would be the 3900x. Misleading much?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for that. That's from an earlier iteration of the guide and has been removed.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not the 5700XT? Its better than the 2070 Super and 200$ Cheaper

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

the 5700 XT is $100 cheaper not 200 and while currently raw performance is similar between the 5700XT and 2070S the added feature of RTX can (to some) make the price worth it especially considering the horrible blower cooler the 5700XT has but that would change when partner models for the XT come out and then you would be correct that it is superior.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

I would much rather recommend a 5700 XT used here. The performance difference between the 5700 XT and 2070 Super is negligible at best, and the 5700 XT is $100 cheaper.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Other people have mentioned this and what the Staff (@ThoughtA) has said is that they are looking forward to partner models and may change it once those are released.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I thought it was an AMD build? Where's the AMD gpu?!?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

do you see them using the Intel iGPU in the Intel build guide?

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

horrible ssd, will break down easily. use some good rated ram, not oloy, literally never heard of them before this. psu is literally minimum. it's not even the G or P series, you suck at build guides

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

will break down easily

Based on what? Surely there are better SSDs if one spends more, but "will break down easily" is quite a stretch.

literally never heard of them before this

Whether you've heard of a relatively new memory brand has no bearing on who manufactured it or on its quality.

psu is literally minimum

I'm unsure what you mean here. If you mean minimum wattage, that isn't remotely close to true. If you mean minimum quality, well, that isn't true either.

you suck at build guides

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The additional fans weren't intended to be used on the AIO radiator. They're for use as extra ventilation on the case itself!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the answer. Problem was just me being too scared xD. The screws that came with the fans "cut" into the plastic on it and I was too scared to do that thinking that they were too big for some reason. My bad

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

but i never understood the nVidia fanboysm from you guys

Well, we aren't fanboys, so that probably explains it.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

Correct. We're very much looking forward to custom coolers!

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