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My build, 1st timer!

Noveltynation
  • 25 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $198.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $176.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $249.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card -
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $925.61
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $890.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 07:20 EST-0500

Questions here: I do want some pretty ram (lol I know) but is there much better ram for amd processors or will this be okay. Same goes for motherboard should I save and get something less expensive? Overall thoughts here? Thank you.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks fine, but I recommend you upgrade to the 1600X and add a decent CPU cooler to take advantage of the X370 motherboard you have listed. Since you said you want pretty RAM a 240mm AIO might be a good choice for you (So it isn't hidden by a large HSF).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.25 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.89 @ B&H
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $200.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card -
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $954.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 07:58 EST-0500

The AIO I included is well reviewed (professionally), looks nice, and is very affordable (just came down $10). I also changed the RAM to other RGB RAM that is about $50 less.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have the 1600 purchased as it was on sale and came with a decent cooler. I want to stream games at 1080p and hold good frames on high/ultra settings. Should this be fine to start? If it ends up being too much I could always upgrade when they release new processors in april or watercool (ALl in one) it. Or should I just go for a cheaper MOBO? I read a lot of good reviews about the 1600 and it's fan for performance per price.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I already have the 1600 purchased as it was on sale and came with a decent cooler.

In that case don't worry about it, lol.

I want to stream games at 1080p and hold good frames on high/ultra settings

This will do fine with that.

if it ends up being too much I could always upgrade when they release new processors in april or watercool (ALl in one) it

You could upgrade in the future when ryzen 2 comes out, but you probaby won't need to. That should game and stream really well. And, you can always add a better cooler like that AIO (which is a crazy low price IMO) in the future if you want to OC higher or just bring down noise a bit.

Or should I just go for a cheaper MOBO?

For Ryzen six cores and above I suggest an X370 board for stable OCs due to its better VRM phases and voltage regulation. I think you made a good choice with this one.

I read a lot of good reviews about the 1600 and it's fan for performance per price.

It is a very solid performing chip that works well for a host of needs including gaming and streaming as well as editing.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your input I appreciate the help!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It's my pleasure.

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