Need Help Choosing Parts

edited September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts
This is my first computer build. I am looking to set up a PC for gaming (mostly triple-A and FPS games) and for data science (budget: $1700).

My main question is about part compatibility. The video card I have selected does not show up for selection unless I disable the compatibility filter.  What parts do I need to be concerned about when it comes to compatibility? Any advice, in general, is welcome too. Thanks.


  • TSTonyV
    TSTonyV ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Everything is compatible, don't worry about that. However, I do have a couple suggestions. First is going with DDR4-3600 memory, since that's the sweetspot for third gen ryzen. Second is I'd personally go with a better PSU if you're putting together a high end build like this. Something like a 650W EVGA Supernova. You also don't need that CPU cooler, the 3900X comes with one in the box that's pretty decent.  

    Also, the RTX 3000 series cards are hitting shelves soon, so if you can I'd definitely wait to see what kind of pricing we'll get with the new cards. Current models should drop in price a fair bit. 
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