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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
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New Build 1200$ - Need help

Hi all... it's been a hot second since I've built a PC (2008), mostly due to the fact that I've been traveling a lot so I've had a couple of gaming laptops (don't shoot me!)

But this year it's time, I'm saving up and will be pulling the trigger come mid September on a new PC, I'm very rusty and need help, it seems AMD is back on top since the last time I went shopping around so I'm at a complete loss as to what to do, pc part picker isn't helping much and I want to make sure I get the most of this guy.

Budget is 1500 but I'm saving around 300 of that for a 144hz 27' QHD Screen (crossing my fingers to get one for that price), main purpose is gaming.

I'm at your mercy thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 09:35 PM
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Mobo B450, CPU Ryzen 3600, 16GB DDR4 3000+, aftermarket RX 5700 or XT or RTX from Nvidia if it actually offers better value or has features you want.

PCpartpicker used to be easy to select parts, that is if you are in the country that it's been made for.

If after all things are selected you can decide what to change to a better performing part or not. Maybe there are finally some cheaper x570 boards now too.

An example:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.90 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Scythe FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-Force XTREEM 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland Premium 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1636.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-23 01:28 EDT-0400

You can obviously take cheaper B450 mobo and trade the savings into aftermarket 5700 or XT, or remove CPU cooler as the stock is fine too, I've added one as an example.

IPS 27" 1440p 144Hz wait for the LG which is said to be around $500 I think, or it's EVE Spectrum sibling. From the older only $500 GB AD27QD might be worth checking. The $400 or below... more like around $400 often and they tend to have more issues than what they are worth as they use the older panels, same panels and issues are in the old expensive ones too.

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Go with the B450 Tomahawk (MSI)

Otherwise I agree with the 3600 build. Maybe just splurge on Samsung B-die 3200 cl14 instead of hynix 3600 RAM. Also get an SSD with DRAM (Crucial MX500, Samsung Evo, etc.)

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