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  • Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts
    CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard 
    RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200

    CASE: Corsair icue 220t

    PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx
    GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra
    M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb

    water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i

    case fan: 1 corsair af120
    Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k. 
    ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful.
    Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060. 

    Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge
  • Mr_DuckMr_Duck
    edited September 2020
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts
    CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard 
    RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200

    CASE: Corsair icue 220t

    PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx
    GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra
    M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb

    water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i

    case fan: 1 corsair af120
    Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k. 
    ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful.
    Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060. 

    Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge
    ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is :
    Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
    its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7

    Also what if i went with the 

    Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    with the same mother board as above?.
  • Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts
    CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard 
    RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200

    CASE: Corsair icue 220t

    PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx
    GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra
    M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb

    water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i

    case fan: 1 corsair af120
    Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k. 
    ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful.
    Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060. 

    Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge
    ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is :
    Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
    its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7

    Also what if i went with the 

    Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    with the same mother board as above?.
    Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit. 



  • Mr_DuckMr_Duck
    edited September 2020
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts
    CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard 
    RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200

    CASE: Corsair icue 220t

    PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx
    GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra
    M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb

    water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i

    case fan: 1 corsair af120
    Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k. 
    ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful.
    Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060. 

    Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge
    ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is :
    Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
    its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7

    Also what if i went with the 

    Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    with the same mother board as above?.
    Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit. 



    ok so I found stuff i like for about the same price at the i7. here is the link
    https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=99627a52-1219-4c62-a940-8f1ecc7da768 
    Ik it probably gonna be a tight fit for the 220t so if you know any another nice looking cases for not too much  that can fit everything then that would be nice. also if anything look weird plz tell me. :D
  • TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    TSTonyV said:
    Mr_Duck said:
    Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts
    CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard 
    RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200

    CASE: Corsair icue 220t

    PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx
    GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra
    M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb

    water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i

    case fan: 1 corsair af120
    Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k. 
    ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful.
    Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060. 

    Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge
    ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is :
    Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
    its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7

    Also what if i went with the 

    Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    with the same mother board as above?.
    Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit. 



    alos what if i went ryzen whihc should i go for?
  • Good Morning! I am looking at building my first PC. It will be primarily used for streaming and recording Playstation gameplay, while also having the ability to play some mid-level games at 1080p/60fps as well. Here are my selected parts, would like some feedback on whether these parts are compatible and future proof, and if my builds fits my needs:
    • CPU - Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core
    • Motherboard - X570 TUF Gaming Plus (Wifi) AMD AM4
    • GPU - Radeon RX 5600 XT EVO 6GB GDDR6
    • RAM - Ripjaws V 32BG DDR4-32000
    • PSU - Focus Plus 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular
    • Storage - Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB SSD M.2 2280 NVMe
    • Case - Meshify C Midtower ATX Case
    Thanks for the assistance!
  • LandSharkLandShark admin
    edited September 2020
    I've added the parts you listed to our PC builder. As you can see the parts are all compatible and will work well together. I did make a few changes.
    https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=40049ee9-36c0-4b8b-bce9-2d7c70960101
    I did add an Elgato Capture device to the build as that would be needed to capture your Playstation gameplay. I'd recommend the internal version, however, Elgato has a version that connects via USB as well. The other part that I added was a storage drive. Since you'll be recording your gameplay, a storage drive would be beneficial as to not instantly fill your boot drive.
    As to your main specs, the CPU and GPU will perform well together, however, AMD is soon to announce their Zen 3 architecture and the new RX 6000 GPU. It might be worth waiting until that announcement to upgrade, but that's really up to you, as we don't know anything about the upcoming announcement.

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions. 😊
  • I've never built a PC before and I've always been a console player when it comes to gaming. However, I am looking to switch over to a PC for gaming and schoolwork. I want to know if any of these parts aren't compatible and if so which option you recommend getting. Another question I have is if all items from Micro Center are only in store pick up?

    Intel Core i9-9600k
    ASUS X570 TUF 
    Inland Premium 1TB SSD
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 8GB
    NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
    Corsair RM650 Watt 80 Plus Gold 
    GEFORCE RTX 3070
    Corsair H150i Pro XT 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit

  • Hello @SebastianCoronel

    Most of our parts for custom PCs are only available in store.

    In regards to your build, you will need a different motherboard and a bigger power supply.  For your motherboard, the i9 9600K is incompatible with the X570 Chipset and you will need to use a Z390 Motherboard.  You can also switch the processor to a Ryzen Processor as those are compatible with the X570 Chipset.  


    Nvidia requires a 650W for the GPU, and I recommend always going for an extra 50-100Ws just in case for upgrades and the extra buffer room.
  • Hi @SebastianCoronel and welcome!
    There are some compatibility issues that I can see with the parts you've listed. The processor is not compatible with the motherboard that you've selected.
    I've recreated a similar build list using our Custom PC builder, which checks compatibility. I'd strongly recommend at least 16GB of RAM. I couldn't add the 3070 just yet, as it hasn't been released.
    I'd love to know what your budget is, as well as what games you're interested in playing.
  • LaxDudeLaxDude
    edited October 2020
    Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing.
    CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler
    Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
    Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card
    Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
    Thank you.
  • LaxDude said:
    Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing.
    CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler
    Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
    Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card
    Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
    Thank you.
    Everything there is compatible! Only thing I might mention is you may be able to find something more powerful than the 5700XT on the used market, but overall I'd say this is a solid build. 
  • TSTonyV said:
    LaxDude said:
    Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing.
    CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler
    Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
    Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card
    Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
    Thank you.
    Everything there is compatible! Only thing I might mention is you may be able to find something more powerful than the 5700XT on the used market, but overall I'd say this is a solid build. 
    Thank you!
  • I was wondering if a ryzen 5 3600x would work on a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard?

  • LaxDude said:
    I was wondering if a ryzen 5 3600x would work on a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard?

    If you have the correct BIOS installed on the motherboard, yes. 
  • I am new to the computer building world and i was wondering how well this will work together.  I mainly play league of legends but still want to play apex and stuff with friends.  Let me know any suggestions.  

    Intel CPU Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
    MSI Motherboard Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
    MSI Video Card GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
    G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
    NZXT Case H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
    NZXT Power Supply C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
    SanDisk 2.5" SSD Ultra 3D 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB
    ASUS Monitors VP278QG 27" Full HD 75Hz VGA HDMI DP FreeSync LED Monitor

  • Hello, I'd like to build my very first PC. The one I already have is a complete dinosaur, and I desperately need an upgrade. I'm under a tight budget, and therefore I'm trying to keep everything down to under $700. Of course, with this being my first PC, I have absolutely no clue what parts to use, so using the PC builder tool I managed to throw together whatever parts I thought were necessary and could meet my needs. Generally, I'm looking to play games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as video editing programs like Filmora.
    Here's my list of parts:

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    Motherboard: ASRock - H310CM-HDV/M.2 Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard
    RAM: G.Skill - Aegis Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module F4-3000C16S-8GISB - Black/Red
    Case: Corsair - Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
    Power Supply: PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
    GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
    SSD: WD - Blue 500GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Case Fans: Corsair - LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan

    I have all of the external hardware covered, it's the PC itself I'm worried about.
    Here's my question(s): Will this all go together? Am I missing anything important or recommended? Are the parts I chose, dare I say it, overkill?
    Please, tell me. With every second I use the scrap of metal I call a computer, I can feel my soul slowly breaking apart.
    And above all, thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this. It means a lot to me.
  • hmr009 said:
    I am new to the computer building world and i was wondering how well this will work together.  I mainly play league of legends but still want to play apex and stuff with friends.  Let me know any suggestions.  

    Intel CPU Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
    MSI Motherboard Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
    MSI Video Card GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
    G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
    NZXT Case H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
    NZXT Power Supply C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
    SanDisk 2.5" SSD Ultra 3D 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB
    ASUS Monitors VP278QG 27" Full HD 75Hz VGA HDMI DP FreeSync LED Monitor


    Yes, all of these parts are compatible! I think you've got a great selection here. The only thing I might recommend here is a higher refresh rate monitor. I find that a higher refresh rate makes a big difference, even in games like League.

    GamerMan said:
    Hello, I'd like to build my very first PC. The one I already have is a complete dinosaur, and I desperately need an upgrade. I'm under a tight budget, and therefore I'm trying to keep everything down to under $700. Of course, with this being my first PC, I have absolutely no clue what parts to use, so using the PC builder tool I managed to throw together whatever parts I thought were necessary and could meet my needs. Generally, I'm looking to play games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as video editing programs like Filmora.
    Here's my list of parts:

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    Motherboard: ASRock - H310CM-HDV/M.2 Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard
    RAM: G.Skill - Aegis Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module F4-3000C16S-8GISB - Black/Red
    Case: Corsair - Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
    Power Supply: PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
    GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
    SSD: WD - Blue 500GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Case Fans: Corsair - LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan

    I have all of the external hardware covered, it's the PC itself I'm worried about.
    Here's my question(s): Will this all go together? Am I missing anything important or recommended? Are the parts I chose, dare I say it, overkill?
    Please, tell me. With every second I use the scrap of metal I call a computer, I can feel my soul slowly breaking apart.
    And above all, thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this. It means a lot to me.
    Yes, all these parts are compatible. I think you've got a great list here for your budget. Another option would be to go with a Ryzen 3400G APU, then to upgrade your GPU at a later date. I think your selection here is a great!

  • I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU, I have a Radeon rx 5700 xt. I was thinking about getting one of the new 5000 series amd CPUs and a Asus tuf gaming x570 plus motherboard, but I'm not sure which 5000 series CPUs to get?
  • LaxDudeLaxDude
    edited November 2020
    I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU, I have a Radeon rx 5700 xt. I was thinking about getting an Asus tuf gaming x570 plus motherboard, but I'm not sure if I should get the Ryzen 5 5600x or the Ryzen 7 3700x? I am looking to play games at 1080p with high framerates, use CAD software, and video editing with Premiere Pro. Let me know if there is a better mother board. Thank you
  • Hi, @LaxDude Welcome to the community.
    I'd recommend you make this decision based on your budget as both will be very strong performers for the workload you mentioned. If you choose the 5600X, you'll want to make sure that the motherboard you choose has updated BIOS for the new chip.
    With the release of the 5600X, you may see some deals or sale prices on the older 3700X processor. The 3700X does have more cores and threads than the 5600X, however, we have not seen benchmarks for the 5600X, so I couldn't make any recommendations because we don't know how it will perform just yet.
  • LandShark said:
    Hi, @LaxDude Welcome to the community.
    I'd recommend you make this decision based on your budget as both will be very strong performers for the workload you mentioned. If you choose the 5600X, you'll want to make sure that the motherboard you choose has updated BIOS for the new chip.
    With the release of the 5600X, you may see some deals or sale prices on the older 3700X processor. The 3700X does have more cores and threads than the 5600X, however, we have not seen benchmarks for the 5600X, so I couldn't make any recommendations because we don't know how it will perform just yet.

    Thank you
  • hello, I've been saving up to build my first pc. My budget is $2000 but trying to keep it near $1500. I'm looking to play fps games like rainbow six, hell let loose, etc, as well as strategy games like company of heros 2, total war, mount & blade ii, etc. Ideally, I'd wanna play them at high resolution 60+fps but med resolution is fine as well. I just recreated the build from Nzxt bld with parts that was available here that's similar in spec and price so I think it's good, but I got no idea. Here's my list:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9GHz  $319
    Motherboard: ASUS Z490 plus TUF Gaming  $199
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB)  $68
    Case: Nzxt H510  $69
    Power supply: EVGA super NOVA 750GT  $134
    GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060  $339
    SSD: 2 WD Black SN750 500GB $69
    CPU cooling: Nzxt kraken M22  $84
    Monitor: ASUS 24" Full HD 165Hz  $199
    Total $1558


    First off, am I overkilling anywhere? Second, I went with 2SSD instead of one 1TB SSD cuz it was cheaper. This won't affect anything right? Also, RTX 2060 seems to be sold out everywhere. Is it expected to be available anytime soon? Finally, about CPU cooling. The Nzxt bld only suggested water-based cooling. Is that better than fan? Also is it safe?

    Thank you in advance
  • well said:
    hello, I've been saving up to build my first pc. My budget is $2000 but trying to keep it near $1500. I'm looking to play fps games like rainbow six, hell let loose, etc, as well as strategy games like company of heros 2, total war, mount & blade ii, etc. Ideally, I'd wanna play them at high resolution 60+fps but med resolution is fine as well. I just recreated the build from Nzxt bld with parts that was available here that's similar in spec and price so I think it's good, but I got no idea. Here's my list:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9GHz  $319
    Motherboard: ASUS Z490 plus TUF Gaming  $199
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB)  $68
    Case: Nzxt H510  $69
    Power supply: EVGA super NOVA 750GT  $134
    GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060  $339
    SSD: 2 WD Black SN750 500GB $69
    CPU cooling: Nzxt kraken M22  $84
    Monitor: ASUS 24" Full HD 165Hz  $199
    Total $1558


    First off, am I overkilling anywhere? Second, I went with 2SSD instead of one 1TB SSD cuz it was cheaper. This won't affect anything right? Also, RTX 2060 seems to be sold out everywhere. Is it expected to be available anytime soon? Finally, about CPU cooling. The Nzxt bld only suggested water-based cooling. Is that better than fan? Also is it safe?

    Thank you in advance
    I wouldn't say you're "overkilling" anywhere. This would be a solid mid-range system, though there are things I might change around. 

    Firstly, with the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs released today and all the reviews/benchmarks coming in, it looks like the hype was real and AMD's performance uplift in gaming with the newest generation is pretty crazy. At $300, the 5600X is looking the go-to choice for gaming now, so assuming you can find one in stock then that might be what I go with vs a 10700. 

    As for the 2060, unfortunately availability on all NVIDIA GPUs right now seems not-great. A comparable card to look at would be the 5600XT. 

    Water vs liquid is ultimately about preference and what your budget is. Air coolers can compete with liquid coolers, and technically speaking air coolers are "safer" than liquid in that IF a liquid cooler fails it can be worse, but failures are still incredibly rare so in my opinion, just go with what suits your preferences and your budget. You don't NEED a liquid cooler for an i7-10700, a decent air cooler like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black will be sufficient. 
  • @TSTonyV thanks for the advice. I'm excited for my new pc!
  • What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below.
    AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.)
    Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB)
    Silicon 256GB SSD 
    Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case) 
    Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color) 
    MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...)
    EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more) 
    I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate).
  • Jaydiggs said:
    What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below.
    AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.)
    Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB)
    Silicon 256GB SSD 
    Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case) 
    Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color) 
    MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...)
    EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more) 
    I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate).
    So it looks like you're running the 3400G with just the integrated graphics. While the integrated graphics on the 3400G are actually pretty good (about equivalent to a GTX 750, good for lighter 1080p gaming) by far the biggest upgrade you could make would be adding in a dedicated GPU. The 3400G is perfectly serviceable as a gaming processor even if you're not using the integrated graphics. It's not the fastest out there but unless you're target super high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming, it should be just fine. 

    As for your monitor, that depends on what you want to do. Do you care about higher than 60 refresh rate? If so, I might look at a new one. Getting a system that can put out 144Hz is kind of pointless if your monitor can't actually display it. 
  • sneaksneak
    edited November 2020
    Hi I am new to the pc gaming world and i was  wondering what is the lowest buget you can go to build a ok pc because i an interested in building one but i dont have that much money.
  • JaydiggsJaydiggs
    edited November 2020
    TSTonyV said:
    Jaydiggs said:
    What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below.
    AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.)
    Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB)
    Silicon 256GB SSD 
    Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case) 
    Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color) 
    MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...)
    EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more) 
    I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate).
    So it looks like you're running the 3400G with just the integrated graphics. While the integrated graphics on the 3400G are actually pretty good (about equivalent to a GTX 750, good for lighter 1080p gaming) by far the biggest upgrade you could make would be adding in a dedicated GPU. The 3400G is perfectly serviceable as a gaming processor even if you're not using the integrated graphics. It's not the fastest out there but unless you're target super high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming, it should be just fine. 

    As for your monitor, that depends on what you want to do. Do you care about higher than 60 refresh rate? If so, I might look at a new one. Getting a system that can put out 144Hz is kind of pointless if your monitor can't actually display it. 
    TSTonyV, 
    Thats a huge relief Tony. Im trying to learn more about computers and hardware, and its tough to sift through all the professionals lingo and recommendations. With that said, what is a good GPU for the 144hz range? I've been looking at some of these msi's and raedons. I've also seen the 1060's and 1660. But I don't want to bottleneck my PC and I will be purchasing a new monitor then as well to get better fps.
  • Hey, I bought a prebuilt a couple years ago and am looking to upgrade some of my things. To run some of the games i wanna play, i need to upgrade my processor. I have an AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-core. What kind of processor would u recommend for me to get?


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