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iorfp 1 month ago

hi guys! i'd like to ask for opinions again. in 2017, i asked for a $2000 build here. this was what i built that time: previousbuild + some other stuffs..

now I am planning on building 2 rigs from this setup. for the first one, im planning to keep: 1. Motherboard (ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard) 2. cpu (AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor) 3. maybe the ssd (Samsung - 960 EVO 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive) and storage (Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive) 4. monitor (Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor) 5. the rest of the peripherals

for the second one, im planning to keep the 1. videocard (GTX 1080) 2. case/fans/PSU 3. RAM

my question is: 1. for the first build, should i buy a GTX 1060 or 1070? im planning to give this to the kids. they love playing RPGs(dying light and the likes) and probably some FPS games.

  1. for the second build, im planning on buying and 1440p 27" monitor(any suggestions?) and i7 cpu/motherboard(any suggestions?).

i play apex, pubg, dota2. i sometimes stream too. budget is around $1-2k.. i need cheaper parts(RAM,PSU ETC) for the first build and better parts(MONITOR, CPU) for the second build. just need to complete both builds. thank you.

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Zerk2012 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Case, card, fan, PSU, goes to the kids build you can do the drives anyway you wish.

Included a good monitor just a tad over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $529.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $138.63 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $183.00 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $114.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $73.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.00 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $63.47 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.90 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 White 52.19 CFM 120mm Fan $10.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - Predator XB1 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $499.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2008.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-13 12:13 EDT-0400
iorfp submitter 1 point 1 month ago


LIVE_AMMO 2 points 1 month ago

my question is: 1. for the first build, should i buy a GTX 1060 or 1070?

For the kids the RX 580 from AMD (GTX 1060 equivalent) is a fantastic card for 1080p gaming. Something like this with a higher superclocked factory OC + 8GB VRAM: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MsWfrH/xfx-radeon-rx-580-8gb-gts-xxx-ed-video-card-rx-580p8dfd6

The RX 580 is very capable at 60-70fps in demanding games. If you prefer having something more competent in utilising the displays higher 144hz refresh rate or something more along the lines of a better future-proofer, at an added premium consider the newer GTX 1660 TI or RTX 2060, or possibly going the "used" route for the GTX 1070/1070 TI

For the second rig, the Ryzen 2700X's 8-cores + multi-threading would be the go-to solution for gaming and streaming simultaneously. Alternatively, if the $1200 budget permits, the faster i9-9900K. Higher resolution gaming is less CPU and more GPU orientated, hence the 2700X makes for the better cost-2-performance option.

iorfp submitter 1 point 1 month ago


DashMasterYT 1 point 1 month ago

You really want to stay with first-gen Ryzen? At least get a 2600, which will drop in price heavily after third-gen comes out. You'll appreciate the higher clock speeds (or get a 3600 which is launching at the same price as a 2600X). The motherboard will work with second-gen, but with third-gen it won't. (Just a small BIOS update.) Everything else looks solid.

Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

He is giving that to his kids no reason to buy a new processor.