Thoughts on this build?

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  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc HIRE ME DAMMIT!

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    My current rig is five years old and that is the last time I built a new computer. I am thinking of a new build but have been out of touch for five years.

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
    Primarily gaming

    2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
    No budget but the parts below are currently all on sale

    3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
    DFW, Texas, USA

    4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc.
    Just the guts: mobo, CPU, RAM, video card, SSD

    5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing?
    I will be reusing my case, Corsair 850w PSU, mouse/kb/monitor

    6) Will you be overclocking?
    Probably not but possibly in the future

    7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
    I currently have a 24" Samsung SyncMaster T240HD that is still going strong. Max res is 1920x1200.

    8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
    Possibly within the next few days

    10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
    Not yet but I plan on getting 64-bit Windows. I'm sure if I want to continue to stick with 7 or finally make the jump to 10.


    Thoughts/opinions on these parts?

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  2. jmilcher

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    Looks solid to me.
     
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    TheFlayedMan n00bie

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  4. bos

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    Not bad, but you can get more GPU and less CPU for better gaming performance.

    Check out some builds I put together here: 11 Builds to fit your budget - I just did the $1750 one but with the 2600x instead of 2700x.

    Generally the NVMe drives are a premium and waste of budget unless you're going crazy on a build with no budget. The real world benefits are not there for gaming for the price difference between a standard sata SSD. If you're doing some serious rendering and video editing work, or for a server application then it makes sense, but not for a gaming and home use PC.
     
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  5. jmilcher

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    He already said budget wasn't thhat big of a deal.
     
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  6. bos

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    Point being? If he wants to spend 2000 or 800 there's some options.
     
  7. jmilcher

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    Point being he obviously is familiar with newer hardware and probably doesn't need a shameless plug.
     
  8. McClintoc

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    I do have one question now: the mobo I want says it's an X470 board but most of the RAM I finding says X370. Will these be compatible? I can't seem to find any specific RAM that says it is X470.
     
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    ...I'm not selling anything, and gave him other information. Lol, pull out the stick.
     
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    Check the motherboards maufacturer site, theyll have a qvl list of approved ram. Flare X, Sniper X and Trident Z are good on all the X470 boards from what I've seen.
     
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    I will echo the thought that all that cpu is not necessary for just gaming. I would save some money going with a 2600X and B450 and put that towards a 1440P monitor and the gpu ro drive it. I used to own triple T260s. If money is not an issue you should definitely upgrade your monitor.
     
  12. McClintoc

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    I know my monitor is old but it still works great. I'll upgrade the monitor once it dies. As for the CPU, I think will save some money and get a 2600X.
     
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    Looks like a great build.
    Will be a beast.

    I think the AMD cpu is a great choice...

    I got my Windows 10 Pro and LTSB versions from a guy here on the forums in the for sale section.

    Super easy to work with and will do it again when the need arises.
     
  14. Dan_D

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    Memory compatibility is actually better on X470 motherboards. I haven't had any trouble getting most modules that worked with X370 and X399 motherboards to work on X470 motherboards.
     
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    Why would you buy from a new scrub on here posting some flakey website that he probably benefits from, when you can get one from several reputable long time members here?
     
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    Keep the CPU and help team [H] compete in formula BOINC. We need CPU help badly. Lol
     
  18. McClintoc

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    As in, keep my old CPU?
     
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    Yes!! Run both! :p
     
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    Buy a pair of the M.2 WD's and run them in Raid 0!
     
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    I resemble that remark! I don't have any affiliation with the website I used it when upgrading my friends pc with a new SSD as the boot drive. The key I got from there worked fine and I have no idea why it is so cheap.
     
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  22. McClintoc

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    Well, I pulled the trigger and decided to build a whole new rig. My original intent was to reuse my case, PSU, mouse and keyboard but I order new ones of those at well. I figured since I only build a new rig every 5 years or so, I might as well build a beast. I went with the 2700X and 32GB of RAM. The only different from the screen shot in my OP is the RAM. I went with Corsair Dominator 4x8GB.

    The only thing I didn't buy was a new monitor but I am still shopping for one if anyone has any suggestions. I currently have a 24" Samsung but would like to upgrade to a 32" if anyone knows of any good ones.
     
  23. SixFootDuo

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    Respectfully, I have to say, don't consider AMD if you're a gamer. For basically the same money your throwing away a substantial amount of performance.

    The 8700K is 10% faster than the 2700x and that's at stock speeds. And the 8700K is $299 at Microcenter which Amazon and Newegg will match.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8700K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X/3937vs3958

    Overclocked, the 8700K becomes an absolute beast. Any motherboard can OC the 8700K to 4.8ghz ... this is almost guaranteed. This makes the 8700K 20% faster than the 2700x.

    You could do a lot better on your build.

    Asus Hero Maximus V Wifi x370 is around $225. This is the board that der8auer really likes, recommend for it's stability and over-clocking ability. he is also a hardware designer and world class overclocker. Which says a lot.

    Here he is overclocking the 8700K on the Asus Hero Maximus Wifi.

    Spend more time researching and evolve your build. Looking at your build, for the same money you can improve in a lot of areas.