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Revised build, need advice on MB and GPU

PapaWolf

5 days ago

I got lucky and a buddy paid me up front to create a promo video for his band. So I was able to raise my budget. Would like to get advice on this build. Will be used for watching 4K Dolby Atmos content via Kodi, light to moderate video editing and rendering, and internet usage. Any advice on possible changes is welcome. I'm particularly wondering about the motherboard and GPU I chose, as well as if the 750 watt PSU will be enough... All feedback is greatly appreciated. I give you... The Stark RDJ Mark IV... PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $293.99
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $164.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $122.99
Storage Western Digital - SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $139.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.50
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR MK2 Video Card $269.65
Power Supply Gigabyte - 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $89.99
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1181.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-16 00:13 EDT-0400

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  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $293.99
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $164.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $122.99
Storage Western Digital - SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $139.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.50
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $89.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.19 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1111.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-16 02:02 EDT-0400
  • Motherboard is pretty good, you probably wouldn’t get better (audio chipset is better than the Tomahawk)
  • 570 can’t utilise 8GB, 4GB would do just as well
  • Cheaper and better PSU.
  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey Imperious, thanks a million man. I did compare the ROG with the Tomahawk and liked the audio on the ROG better too. I actually forgot to change the PSU on that list. The one I ended up adding is the EVGA 550 B3 80 Plus bronze, because I preferred modular... I also want as quiet as possibe too though. How are the cables on the BitFenix for management? I have a full ATX case.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey Imperious, great news! I asked AMD about the 2600X and RX 570 and they said they will indeed work with the full 8GB. Or were you referring to some other reason the 570 won't be able to use 8GB?

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

570s can't utilise 8GB VRAM normally (the chip can't utilise a larger buffer)

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/312863-rx-570-8gb-vs-rx-580-4gb#cx3173939

4GB is plenty, especially if there's not too many heavy graphical workloads.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey Imperiius. If you check that guys build here: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/312202-before-i-buy-the-parts

(I tried to check it at the link you posted but that part list was deleted. This one works.) You'll see his first choice was using the Ryzen 3 2200G APU with the 8GB GPU. That was the reason his 570 wouldn't be able to utilize the full 8GB. If you check the udgraded build he linked on the same page you'll see he went with the Ryzen 5 2600 and the 8GB GPU, because the 2600 allows the card to utilize the full 8GB. That's exactly what AMD mentioned to me, as well as several others on Reddit. The parts are on their way now, so when I have it all set up and running I'll do some benchmarking and post the results.

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