Please rate my first build

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edited May 2020 in Help Choosing Parts

Hello! This is my first time assembling my own build and I would very much appreciate any input. I plan on using it both as a workstation as well as for gaming (Warzone, Overwatch, Apex...). I do not need Windows or any other accessories. This is pretty much my budget, but if I could save a few $$ somewhere that would be great. 



  • PowerSpec_MichaelB
    PowerSpec_MichaelB ✭✭✭✭✭
    First Answer 5 Insightfuls First Comment 5 Awesomes
    Welcome to the forum @mgp43! Your build configuration looks very solid. If you wanted to save some money, you could definitely go with a B450 motherboard, but I would strongly advise against it, given AMD has recently announced the next generation Ryzen processors will only be compatible with X570 and B550. Since B550 is not available, X570 would be a wiser investment in the long run. 

    One thing to keep in mind if you are in to the RGB aesthetic is that your motherboard and graphics card will require two different RGB control software since they are from different manufacturers. If you wanted to control your GPU and motherboard in-sync, you'll need this particular card:

    What kind of monitor do you have? I know you mentioned not needing accessories, but it's definitely worth pairing your RTX 2060 with a decent gaming monitor. Since Nvidia now allows G-Sync compatible mode on Freesync monitors, you can save some money by using a high refresh rate Freesync panel, or if you do have a G-Sync monitor, you'll definitely enjoy the benefits of Variable Refresh Rate technology. I've upgraded from a GTX 1070 all the way to an RTX 2080 Ti, but nothing compared to my upgrade from a 120hz non-VRR panel to a 120hz VRR panel. The smoothness it adds during gameplay is just phenomenal, and I cannot recommend it enough. 
  • mgp43
    Thank you for your reply @TSMichaelB. I was not aware of the compatibility issues with the older motherboards. I'll stick with the X570.  I have the Dell  S2716DGR which is a G-sync monitor so I believe I am good there. If you have any further recommendations I would love to hear them.

    Thanks again.

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