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First gaming + streaming build

TheMajesticMoose

2 months ago

I’m looking to build my first gaming PC that can run 1440p 60-144hz on most modern AAA games on high settings. I’d also like to look into streaming and maybe some video editing down the road. Will this build work for everything listed above? I’m a novice at this so any tips would be appreciated! Also my budget is around $1,400. My build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4FZRTC

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Dropped the aftermarket CPU cooler, and got a larger SSD

Also got a better PSU

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $326.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.00 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $113.97 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $89.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $12.89 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1391.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 18:16 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For a beginner this is a "pretty fine" selection of parts and relevantly on par with the build requirement.

A nit-picker: I'd drop the aftermarket cooler as the 3700X bundles in a pretty decent wraith prism cooler (incl. RGB) and double up on NVME storage @ 1TB. Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $326.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.00 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $113.97 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1404.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 18:12 EST-0500

For gaming, streaming and video render, you don't need a 970 evo as these types of workloads are least likely to saturate the drives sequential R/W speeds. These enterprise edition storage units are better aimed at specific workstation class builds which are more susceptible to IOPs-savvy workloads.

Other than the above, the build arrangement looks SOLID!!

P.S. If you see yourself sticking with an 8 core CPU without upgrading to higher core count alternatives on the same platform, i'd grab a more affordable MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX for around $120. This board is fully compatible with Ryzen 3000 series CPUs hence no BIOS update required.

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