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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2020, 07:05 AM - Thread Starter
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New mid range build - thoughts

Hey all, been a while since posting here and even building a PC. my last build was almost 10 years ago which i'm still using but its now time to upgrade. The parts are on their way but thought I'd get opinions on this build.
This is a mid range build which would be for general use, some gaming and and some multimedia work.
I think the only weak point is probably the GPU.

I will eventually add a proper CPU cooler such as Corsair H50 and MAYBE go SLI with GPU if its even worth it. otherwise just upgrade that.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.

- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Ventus XS OC 4GB
- Intel Core i5 9500F Processor
- ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Motherboard
- Western Digital WD Blue 2TB WD20EZAZ 3.5in Hard Drive
- Cooler Master MWE Gold Fully Modular 550W Power Supply
- Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8GB) 2666MHz CL16 DDR4 Black
- Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-05 Gaming Case Black
- Western Digital Blue M.2 SATA SSD 500GB
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2020, 09:44 AM
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What’s your actual budget? For your use case, you are below the price/performance sweet spot of Ryzen 3600 and GeForce 1660 super.

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Core i7 10700K
Motherboard
MSI Z490 Unify
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2080ti K|NGP|N
RAM
Patriot Viper Steel 4400
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Pro
Power Supply
EVGA 1200 P2
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That build cost $1350 AUD. So you reckon with the gtx 1660 would be much better?
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That build cost $1350 AUD. So you reckon with the gtx 1660 would be much better?
Yes. Compare the Gigabyte 1650 in the chart below to the 1660 Super. The Gigabyte is similar to the MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Ventus XS OC 4GB. You will get 71.2 fps vs 118.6 fps for the 1660 Super. 4GB of VRAM in 2020 is crippling. You need at least 6GB for a new build.

Also, the 9500f has a locked multiplier and B series Intel chipset does not allow for memory overclocking. You can't OC the memory or CPU, which leaves another 20% of performance on the table.

If you get a Ryzen 5 3600 and a 1660 Super, you can overclock your CPU and memory and get much higher FPS in games. I am not sure how much more this will cost you, but hopefully its still within your budget.
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CPU
Core i7 10700K
Motherboard
MSI Z490 Unify
GPU
2080ti K|NGP|N
RAM
Patriot Viper Steel 4400
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Pro
Power Supply
EVGA 1200 P2
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Cooling
2 Pumps
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
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If you can afford to push the budget a bit past $1400 AUD, this would be much better.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($286.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($242.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($123.20 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.00 @ PC Byte)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.08 @ Amazon Australia)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($375.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.60 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.40 @ Device Deal)
Total: $1416.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 09:32 AEST+1000

If you can't stretch the budget, swap the motherboard for the MSI B550M Bazooka and the RAM for either 3200 MHz CL 16 or 3600 MHz CL 18. Brings the total down around $1354 AUD.

ITX gaming system
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CPU
i9-9900KF
Motherboard
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX/AC
GPU
EVGA RTX 2070 Super Black Gaming
RAM
Crucial Ballistix
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro
Hard Drive
Seagate FireCuda
Power Supply
Seasonic FOCUS SGX
Cooling
Scythe Big Shuriken 3
Case
SilverStone FTZ01-E
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Monitor
BenQ XL2420Z
Monitor
BenQ RL2455HM
Keyboard
Deck Legend Fire
Mouse
SteelSeries Rival 500
Mousepad
HyperX Fury S Cloud9 Edition
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