First PC Build - Is My Selection Good?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by CaptanW, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. CaptanW

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    So currently I'm using a gaming laptop and it's super old, plays beamng meh but still holds its own. Heres the parts I was picking for my PC I want to build. Anything i need to know before building or any sources or videos i should watch before? Thanks.

    $1,500 budget

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
    NZXT Kraken M22 Liquid CPU Cooler
    Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
    Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
    MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING X Video Card
    Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
    Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit


    All in for $1,461.68 according to Pcpartspicker.com. All the parts are compatable.
     
  2. Jonah Parkinson

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    Linus Tech Tips is the YouTube channel I would recommend for building computers.
     
  3. FaceyDuck

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    I would recommend Ryzen 5000 series, preferably the Ryzen 5 5800x if you can afford it.
     
  4. unlimited_senate

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    For 1500 USD you should be able to get a
    Ryzen 7 3700x
    32 gbs of RAM at 3200
    and a rtx 3070
     
  5. DriftingAddict1

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    Pretty interesting part list you got. Liquid cooler for a ryzen 5 3600? What will you be doing with a X570 board (if you wont be doing anything like overclocking etc I would just go for a b550 board)? If you take out the liquid cooler and the slightly downgrade your motherboard I think you will be afford a 2060 or 2060 super, which will actually increase your frames.
     
  6. CaptanW

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    i went for the set up i had posted above, i have the rig up and running just waiting on the graphics card to come. I wanted to upgrade the graphics card in the future so i decided on a more expensive motherboard and water cooler.
     
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