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At 65yo, it's never too late to build that perfect Gaming PC. I sold my Motorbike, so I had a strict budget of $2500 AU. 2 months of research and reading many reviews, I came up with this build. During this period I changed CPU to the Ryzen 7 3700, as it has the best performance for my needs, so then had to change MOBO to suit. The GPU took ages, as there are so many great graphics cards. I chose the Asus Raedon RX5700 8GB instead as the PowerColor as it was cheaper and still had AMD compatible RX5700, which could make use of the G.Skills Ripjaws speed. I wanted something that would play games at max graphic settings. I prefer a 24" monitor, as I sit in a small office. I like the colour of an IPS screen, but cannot find any that can go higher than 75Hz. In the end I got a Phillips FHD 75Hz FreeSync IPS 24" Monitor for just $179. I also changed the case. The Fractal was my must have, but the budget would not allow so the Carbide 275Q fitted the bill. The only problems I had were to do with the power cables. The Corsair 750 is fully modular, so in the box was a stack of cables, but no instructions of what is used for where. The Asus Motherboard has a great manual, but was pretty general on what cable to use, and the Graphics card also failed which plugs to use. I watched numerous YouTube builds and finally found that the Graphics used an 8pin and a six pin, with two pins left out. Other than that, it was very enjoyable. PS: How can I add pictures?

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a very decent build to me. Nicely priced PSU I might add.

Great job!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a better monitor. A 5700 is a 1440p card, it is being bottle necked at 1080p75

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, but the budget would not let me. Any recommendations?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Vg270up is the cheapest 1440p 144hz IPS monitor there is. However you won't be getting 144hz on that card with that resolution, but if that is important to you there are new 1080p 144hz IPS monitors just launching from AOC or Acer (24g2u) at around £200, so it may be a better option.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have a look. I have a very small area, so any screen bigger than 25" would be too big. Also at higher resolutions wouldn't everything be a lot smaller? I don't think I will notice the higher refresh rates while blasting away in WOT.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. 1080p 144hz IPS panels come in a 24 inch variant.
  2. Yes, there is a far greater screen real estate, about 25% which makes everything look smaller, but the benefits of having more space to work with (viewing more windows side by side) makes it a complete non issue.
  3. You will notice 144hz in everything and I mean EVERYTHING. Even when scrolling a webpage or clicking on icons on the desktop home the difference is huge. Of course it is not wise to spend significantly more money on a monitor just so your mouse pans nicer when you move it, and I hate sounding like a broken record but there is no going back to 60 once you experience 90+ FPS on games. Monitors were not even my first experience, I have an iPad pro (120hz true motion screen) and it just makes the experence of using it so much better, it is not something you can explain until you see it with your own eyes, and boy you will notice.
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, maybe I could get myself a Xmas present. Now to research some monitors.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 5700. It's capable of playing games at 1440p @ 100fps. If he wanted to play 1080p at 75hz all he would need is a 1660ti, anything above is a waste of money.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

facts

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lunar was just trying to let you know that your use of the term "bottle necked" wasn't correct.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Thanks for the power connecting tips for the Asus RX 5700. I bought the same card, and am a first time builder.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That's OK, I really enjoyed the building, and now am blown away by its speed.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with your LAN NIC dropping out? I was on the fence about this board having Realtek ethernet, but still opted for it VS the Aorus... I'm waiting 'til after new years to build and test, just anxious to know if the issues I read about Realtek had any merrit?

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