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My First Build, Please give me some feedback and your opinion on possible substitutions!

mikedefo

2 months ago

Hello PC Part Picker Forums!

I have begun outlining my first pc build as I transition over from Console, while budget is important to me (keeping price below 1000 at best, 1200 at worst) performance is a higher priority. If possible, I'd like to get as close to 240 as I can with this budget while also highlighting some future improvements as well that could be made. If I can build the bones of this build the right way, I would plan on upgrading as I go as well so future items I should be eyeing would be useful information as well! Overall, I'm looking to see opinions on performance with current build specs to run current name brand games (modern warfare, fortnite, pubg) as close as possible to best performance, and then what I would need to actually get there if that's not possible within my current Budget

Build:
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $189.59

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $68.99

Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Socket / CPU: AM4; Form Factor: Micro ATX; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16; Onboard USB3.0 Headers: Yes$70.98

Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB$49.99

Storage Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD $41.99

Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s $49.99

Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti; Length: 223 mm - 403 mm $259.99

Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If possible, I'd like to get as close to 240 as I can with this budget

Are you referring to 240fps @1080p in games? If yes, this is possible in fortnite on "low" game settings BUT impossible with PUBG/MW. At lower resolutions (720p) these type of higher refresh rate targets are achievable (depending on game).

If you are desiring 144fps+ in a number of demanding games at the cost of game quality configurations you might fancy a faster single threaded 6-core Ryzen 3600 and a beefier RTX 2060 SUPER / RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT graphics card (or 2070 super if the budget permits).

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input Live Ammo! Yes that is ideally the goal, although I know probably not fully attainable on this budget. I would say the minimum would be 144+ so I would look at both of those options

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

With these types of performance targets I would look to close in on the max budget ceiling of $1200 with something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $72.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.54 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.54 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1133.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-20 14:02 EST-0500

NOTES:

  • The storage choice has no impact in game performance, but a preference for a larger 1TB NVME storage solution as these are much more affordable nowadays. Benefits being: faster transfer speeds, faster game load/in-game asset management times.

  • The RX 5700 XT GPU is not too far off either with a $50/$60 saving. Essentially a 8-10% lesser performing card but very capable in delivering 240fps+ in lesser demanding titles (fortnite/overwatch/etc) via a mix of low/medium/high configuration. More demanding games on lower/medium setting will easily shoot past 144fps+ to as much as 200-220fps (this depends entirely on the games played / in-game configurations / game environments as denser graphic detailing impacts the rendering engines output).

  • Faster 3600Mhz RAM as 3rd GEN Ryzen requires higher bandwidths/frequencies to tap into the chips rated boost clock ceiling.

  • Grabbed a $65 550W semi-mod PSU which is simply fit for the task (if you fancy saving some cash). Granted, the 650W fully mod RMX model is superb and throws in a plenty of additional headroom (if you don't mind paying another $30).

  • An airflow savvy decent case with tempered glass, good cable management layout, PSU shroud - generally all the perks a builder should look for!! Case options are purely down to user preference. In this type of price category ($70) the Phanteks P350X is a winner (amongst a few others) hence feel free to window-shop around.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You're the best! I'll start with this and let you know how it goes as the holiday season passes, thanks so much for your input!

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