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Excellent AMD Gaming Build

by manirelli

Description

CPU/CPU Cooler

For the Excellent AMD Gaming Build build we selected the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 as our processor. The stock cooler is more than capable for regular usage as well as minor overclocks.

Motherboard

To allow overclocking on the processor, we set the parametric filters for X470 ATX motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple expansion cards, and crossfire or SLI functionality.

Memory

With our increased budget we selected 16GB of RAM. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications from DDR4-2666 to DDR4-3200. At the current time, using memory rated over 3200mhz is not advised without doing extra research as DIMM support can be hit or miss. AMD is working on releasing additional BIOS updates to add better compatibility for higher frequency memory.

Storage

Using the parametric filters this build will incorporate an SSD with at least 480GB of space and a minimum 2TB of mechanical storage at 7200rpm.

GPU

On a budget of roughly 1250 dollars we decided to go with an excellent graphic card. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 TI is one of the single best cards on the market right now. At 1080p or even 1440p you will not have any problems with AAA games and the 1070 TI is perfectly suited for VR gaming as well. When using a 1070 TI you should consider stepping up your monitor to a 120/144hz screen for the best gaming experience.

Case

All of our components are housed in the Corsair Carbide Series 275R. This case has a nice black finish, a large tempered glass side panel window, power supply shroud, room for enthusiast CPU coolers, watercooling radiators, two pre-installed case fans, and front panel USB3.0.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified and provide more than enough power for this system while at stock clocks or overclocking.

Click here to see the Intel version of this build guide

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Estimated Wattage: 359W
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CPU €190.05 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €190.05 Amazon Italia Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X470
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€140.80 €140.80 Amazon Italia Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2666, DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
€141.80 €141.80 Amazon Italia Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 480GB - 12TB
  • Type: SSD
€97.07 €97.07 Amazon Italia Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€67.40 €67.40 Amazon Italia Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
€507.50 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €507.50 Amazon Italia Buy
Case €84.90 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €84.90 Amazon Italia Buy
Power Supply
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DucoD 4 points 21 days ago

Nice build!

BadgerFiend 3 points 21 days ago

Nice build but that RAM is not on the supported memory list which would make me very hesitant to buy considering that these mobo's are so new. Just my 2 cents, mind you.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 13 points 21 days ago

The QVL is only a small subset of compatible memory that the motherboard manufacturer has tested with their board. It is not all-inclusive and using the specs we have on the parametric filter you should not have any issues.

BadgerFiend 1 point 21 days ago

True. This is simply down to my experiences buying RAM that was not on the compatibility list for my Ryzen 1700 B350f Strix build. I couldn't get near the specified 3000MHz on my Team Dark which is currently sitting at 2600. YMMV I guess

Ichi_Oni 2 points 17 days ago

BIOS updates should be able to fix your problem. The AGESA 1.0.0.6 just started rolling out to motherboards a couple of months ago, and there is already a 6a version too.

kriskamweru 2 points 21 days ago

I have one question Considering current market prices, 1080s tend to be about only 50 bucks more. I found the 8GB EVGA OC for example, for 50 more than the 1070Tis Isn't that just the better option?

I'm new to this though, so I don't really know

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 4 points 20 days ago

That is up to you. You can always add more and more to a build. For the excellent guides we tried to target $1250 USD.

DGAF_AK87 2 points 21 days ago

I actually second this comment. $50 more on the budget for a better card is very reasonable. Especially with how screwed the market is currently.

PrivatePengu 6 points 14 days ago

I don't second this. The 1070 TI and 1080 are very equal in performance, and you can even overclock the 1070 TI to some degree which makes it within the same range of performance as a stock 1080. Nvidia even told 1070 TI manufacturers to not factory overclock to give the 1080 more popularity. So the 1070 TI is probably good enough for a build at this price.

Sir2Step 2 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

My words exactly.

Avexus02 1 point 1 day ago

you could just y'know... overclock the 1080 so it's not as weak as an overclocked 1070 ti...

colsonyoung 2 points 15 days ago

I'm confused... I'm new to this too. What is better about the 1080? Is it because of the memory? The benchmark speeds are very similar (1080 is a little lower, in fact)

jason.mcsherry 1 point 7 days ago

http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/compare?hardwareType=gpu

This website allows you to compare 2 cards with one another. A 1070 ti and a 1080 are pretty similar in performance so its pretty much up to you to decide. Im personally in the process of building my own PC and I had the same question. Personally im going to go with the 1080 just because im going for longevity, but its entirely up to you.

TheReclaimerRx7 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

Excellent amd /nvidia build *

lge01 1 Build 5 points 16 days ago

u mean amvidia ;)???

rogdog56 2 points 20 days ago

nice, I love seeing this builds

tbice15 2 points 12 days ago

Looking to build something very similar to this. Any advice on monitors with this build that will take advantage of it but not break the bank too bad?

alexsack 1 point 4 days ago

I second this question

stefitigar 2 points 10 days ago

Hi, thanks for the build looks awesome! Is there any link you can provide for a tutorial on how to assemble this? Planning to build for the first time this weekend. Thanks!

DezAster 2 points 8 days ago

https://youtu.be/IhX0fOUYd8Q Hopefully I don’t get in trouble for links

stefitigar 1 point 7 days ago

Thanks!

DezAster 1 point 8 days ago

There are tutuorials for beginners on how to build pc on BitWit Kyle’s YouTube, let me find a link

ArcticWolf_ 1 point 19 days ago

Wow, thanks for designing my new PC for me XD

Memo1010 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

pssst clicking the link to go to the intel version takes you to the AMD version

SSTRA 1 point 18 days ago

Do you think I could replace the mother board with the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 GAMING X for a second graphics card or would this not really work with the other stuff. Would I need More cooling as well, for the addition of the second graphics card? Also would all this be able to fit inside my current Fractal Design Focus G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, or do i need a bigger one? sorry for all the questions I am very new to this :P

SSTRA 1 point 18 days ago

I currently have a EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V, AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz, and G.SKILL Aegis 8GB, but want to add a another graphics card. Would I have enough power for this and do I have to get the same card? sorry for the essay :P

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

So you already have a system with a 1050 Ti and you wan't to add a second GPU? well that won't work. The 1050 Ti does NOT support SLI. Only Gtx 1070 or higher support SLI. If you want more gaming performance I would advise you to swap out the GPU entirely and add another 8GB of memory.

SSTRA 1 point 15 days ago

I think I might just get a 1080 or a ti and skip the SLI, Thanks though!

matteow101 -2 points 17 days ago

depends on the graphics card. but anything under a 1080 should be fine. I would get the 1060 6gb. It's a great value and fast, probably the best for gaming under 250$.

SSTRA 1 point 15 days ago

I think I might just skip the motherboard and get more ram and a better single card, thanks though!

BurntToast123 1 point 17 days ago

I am new to this so I need some clarafication. I know that pc's need fans and stuff and it doesnt have a fan on here. will i need to get a fan separatley or does it have a cooling system in the GPU or something. idk i just want to know becuase i am planning to make this.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

The CPU comes with a cooler included and the GPU already has fans on it. Seems like the 275r has already an exhaust and intake fan. So in that case you'll be ok. You don't need to byu additional fans ;)

BurntToast123 1 point 16 days ago

ok thank you.

pchardcoreuser -1 points 16 days ago

yeah but the cpu comes with pretty bad cooler so you might update if you got 20-40$ more money?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

no.. the stock cooler from AMD is actually good enough if you run the CPU at stock speeds

lge01 1 Build 1 point 16 days ago

You can actually overclock a bit (as in 100 MHz) with the stock cooler. Value for the money FTW :)

pchardcoreuser 1 point 15 days ago

but if you overclock get better cooler and if you dot overclock then the cooler is fine but still the cooler in the 2600 is downgrade from the 1600 cooler

bart.rogers 1 point 17 days ago

How does this stack up to the intel gaming rig for roughly the same price?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

probably similar performance.. in gaming the intel will probably pull ahead but in workloads this will probably beat the i5 since it has SMT

Jigs306 1 point 16 days ago

Would a 1070 be a better choice for 1080p on a 144hz monitor?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 3 points 14 days ago

the 1070 Ti is more powerful than a 1070 ;)

Jigs306 1 point 9 days ago

Well yeah but I'm debating on what resolution would be most appropriate. Would the ti consistently stay above 60 fps at 1440p?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 9 days ago

a 1070 Ti? yeah I think so..

_Calvin_ 1 point 16 days ago

would it be alright to go for a 1060 or would I benefit more from the 1070 ti?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

If you are dropping all the way down to a 1060 I would check out our Modest guides instead.

_Calvin_ 1 point 14 days ago

thanks!

JP0875 1 point 15 days ago

Would I be able to run any game that I’d like on this build? I’ve never built a pc but I really like this and I’m thinking about jumping I. Also, is there any way to rate the build difficulty of this? Is this okay for a beginner?

Leigh42 7 points 15 days ago

This particular build should play most games currently on the market at Max detail with 100+ fps for 1080p resolution. At 1440p resolution this card should handle (most) any game on the market at Max (or Very High) detail with at least 60 fps. I think it's very much a "sweet spot" build, building something that could really overpower this would require a much larger budget. Conversely, if you tried to save a couple of hundred dollars (say by dropping the graphics card to a 1060), you would basically halve it's capability for only a 15% cost saving. It's biggest limitation is probably it wouldn't cut it for gaming at 4k resolution, but if you're building your first computer I doubt that's you.

As far as building goes, there's nothing especially difficult about this particular build, it's quite standard. Building computers isn't tricky (for a conventional setup like this) if you use a bit of common sense. For the most part the components can only plug into one place, in one orientation. Watch a couple of YT vids and you'll quickly see what the steps are. The most important thing is to remember not to force anything, if something's hard to get in, stop and take stock what you're doing. If you remember that and take your time, it's hard to go too wrong.

JP0875 1 point 14 days ago

Thanks man, this helped a lot.

Yuva_Boss 1 point 15 days ago

nice build, but could you make a build with windows included

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

All you need to do is go to the software section and add the version of Windows that you want.

hangman522 1 point 15 days ago

How good is this build for streaming?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

I would recommend swapping the 2600 out with a 2700 but otherwise this is really good for streaming

Just_Zino 1 point 14 days ago

I'm new to this things, but where is the power supply ?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

the corsair txm one

thekillingbear@gmail.com 1 point 13 days ago

When you said the stock cooler is more than capable for regular usage. Does that mean if you are doing something like a high level gaming then you would need another cooler?

gdonns17 2 points 12 days ago

No, the creator of this guide is referring more specifically to overclocking - which is irregular and experienced use. Heavy gaming - even at full load - will be fine with the stock cooler, especially because the current optimization of games puts most of the load on the gpu and not the cpu. One of the only exceptions to that rule is Assassin's Creed III, which can still run horribly six years later because it tries to do everything on the cpu and is optimized pretty horribly. However, these components won't even have a problem with that. The ryzen 5 2600 is benchmarked at around 13,000 on passmark, and the cpus that will be bottlenecked by cpu intensive games like ac3 are going to be in the 8,000 - 10,000 range anyway. Of course, that is a little arbitrary as well, since poorly optimized games rely on single core ratings more than overall ratings.

However, the gist is that this system can tackle what you throw at it if you stay within 1080p - 1440p. If you're feeling a little nervous about cooling or are planning to overclock, you can get liquid cooling from corsair and cooler master for somewhere between $50 and $100, depending on your expected need. Even then, a cooler master aftermarket air cooler would be more than sufficient at like $30.

thekillingbear@gmail.com 1 point 12 days ago

I am quite new to PC and stuff like that so i was wondering if i need a case cooler if i overcloaked and could i have put 2 CPU coolers in the same CPU motherboard??

gdonns17 2 points 12 days ago

If you're planning on overclocking, then yeah I would get liquid or aftermarket air cooling. But no, you don't put two on the same cpu, that's impossible since in order for the cooler to work the heat sink needs to cover the entire surface area of the processor, then either spread the heat into cooled liquid inside tubes (usually still cooled by a fan) or spread the heat into a giant heat sink with a fan or two attached to it. That's actually the purpose of thermal paste by the way - which you will have to buy (a tube is like $5) in order to use your aftermarket cooler. The paste, once applied and evenly but thinly spread across the processor, makes sure that the contact between metal to metal is 100%. The crystalline properties of metal make it so that it never is actually "smooth", so it can never by "flat," which it needs to be in this case. If 100% contact between the two isn't met, there can be cooling issues. Look on youtube of how to apply the paste!

gdonns17 2 points 12 days ago

However, I would advise not to get carried away by overclocking, especially if you are a new builder. You can squeeze some extra juice out of processors, but not enough to justify wrecking a processor because you didn't know to go incrementally and stress test for at least 8 hours.

Darkpriest667 1 point 13 days ago

Yours and every build I see on PC partpicker vastly underestimate GPU price and availability. The GPU you have listed is not only not 499... you can't even get it shipped to you for under 570 dollars.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076S4RH6K/?tag=pcpapi-20

gdonns17 1 point 12 days ago

that's because the model you're looking at on amazon is the OC version. The base version is $499. And availability is fine now... most cards are at their original msrp again, within the past few days. They should be below their msrp after a few years of release, yeah, but this card not so much. It came out November 2017

SethWils1231 1 point 12 days ago

just check nvidias website. I got a 1070ti with free shipping for $450 brand new.

DrModMan 1 point 13 days ago

Hey, im really interested in building this PC because im seriously thinking about a vive set. The only problem is that im super new to it so i have a question, if I buy everything in the part list and it all delivers, is that all i need to build the PC, dont i need certain bolts and screws and tools, and if not, where do i find the certain bolts and screws? also is there a tutorial only of this exact pc building? Thanks for the help whoever replies to me.

gdonns17 4 points 12 days ago

the screws come with the components. Usually the case you buy can give you little pointers. I would advise investing in a static bracelet or mat so you don't shock these components. The stock cooler should come with thermal paste, so don't worry about that for now. First, though, seat the cpu and ram into the motherboard. Then, put on the cooler. Also screw in the standoffs into the case. With the main system fully assembled, lower it into your case and screw in (typically) 8 screws that come with the motherboard / case (you'll definitely have a few extra) into the standoffs. Do NOT screw any screw touching a motherboard tightly. It can bend circuits, and if you strip a screw, you're ****** because you can't as easily drill through the screw like you can in carpentry. Then put in your psu. The manual will probably prefer that you put it in fan facing down. Once that's in, spend a good amount of time connecting the wires but concealing them in the back of the case. Clumps of wires over components can hurt airflow for fans, yes, but mostly it just looks presentable to take the time for cable management. The cables you have to worry about most are the cpu power, the atx power, the power button/leds and the fan connectors to the board. You can't really miss anything because each type of connector can only fit one place. The only time you may be confused is the one-pin power connectors, and in that case just pull up a diagram of that 16-pin connector to see where each one-pin goes. The internal usb headers are pretty easy to figure out. Just pay attention which way you put them in because they only go one way and if you bend the pins, that's on you. You won't get a reimbursement and it's difficult to bend them back with plyers without snapping them off. Once you feel comfortable that all wires are in and cleared sufficiently from sight in a neat manner, you can then seat the gpu and the storage devices. The storage devices, let's do first. They usually have a rack; for hdd, they usually fit inside clips and slide right in. For ssd, there may be a special bracket on the back of the case, or smaller screw holes inside the same clip the hdd fit right into. Either way, you're going to screw in your ssd. If it has a place on the back of the case, your case will probably instruct you to install it before the motherboard. For both ssd and hdd, you need to plug in both the sata connector from the psu, and the sata data transfer cable from the motherboard. It doesn't necessarily matter which satas you use on the motherboard, because you can set the ssd as your boot in the bios, but it is good practice to order your drives in order on the motherboard. Make sure you're using the board's 6gb/s ports; but I'm assuming that the x470 chipset (the one this build's mb is using) won't have 3gb/s anyway. For the gpu, don't be afraid to push it in hard - make sure it's lined up first, but seating a gpu takes more force than a new builder may expect. Don't worry, it's hardy. This gpu will require a vga power cable from your power supply. Same as the other cables. Lastly, you want to make sure you did a good enough job with your cable management to be able to close the backside of the case.

To install windows, you set the boot order in the bios to be usb first (if you're installing from usb) or dvd drive first (if from dvd), but it's more common (and true of this build) to not have a dvd drive at all. It'll boot into the setup software, and you just choose the install path (make it your ssd).

If all goes well, that's it! Now, you just have to install the latest drivers for your graphics card and change a few settings so that documents, programs, and downloads etc are saved to the hdd by default. You can still use the ssd for your priority programs, just be aware that an ssd gets slower the more full it gets. However, I would not save any files on the ssd as their required r/w times are low anyway (assuming you're not writing a 2,000 page novel)

DrModMan 1 point 11 days ago

Alright, wow. Thanks for the detailed explanation I really appreciate it. Do you recommend the intel version of this build, and do both builds support VR?

gdonns17 2 points 11 days ago

Both builds definitely support VR. It's mostly dependent on the GPU and a gtx 1070 can support VR. That this is a gtx 1070ti, it will do it pretty well (It's on the down low for obvious capital reasons but the 1070ti is essentially the 1080 for $50-$100 less).

That said, choosing between the intel or amd versions is entirely up to you. In the intel version, you may notice, an aftermarket 212 evo is used because intel stock coolers usually actually aren't sufficient, whereas amd's stock coolers are. That aftermarket cooler the flagship air cooler and is probably most common. It cools like a beast. However, the processor on the intel build is not unlocked - you cannot overclock it (intel overclockable chips end with the initial 'K') so that cooler is slightly overkill. The amd version, on the other hand, is overclockable - which when you cross that bridge will be useful - so that when there are faster chips in a market of more demanding games in say, 4-5 years, you can squeeze out some juice and get an extra 2 years or so. The upgrade in four years into a $30 air cooler or $50-100 water cooler + overclocked chip is much better than $200 for a brand new chip; and when it really is time for a brand new processor, you would probably be able to keep the aftermarket cooler for the next build.

In terms of power between the two processors on the AMD build and the Intel build, the ryzen 2600 has a single thread rating of ~1900. The intel build has a single thread rating of ~2400. However, the intel build also does not have hyper threading on its cores. It has 6 cores, that is it. The ryzen 2600 has 6 cores, each hyper threaded to make 2 virtual cores (threads). AMD: 1900/ cpu x 12 cpus = 22,800 max multitasking rating. Intel: 2400/ cpu x 6 cpus = 14,400 max multitasking rating. The overall rating of the ryzen 2600 is ~13,000. The overall rating of the i5-8500 is ~12,000. So the ryzen chip is much more powerful for multitasking uses, and effectively slightly better in gaming (depending on the optimization of the game). I got my data from cpubenchmark.net. It is an incredible tool for weighing buying decisions, because it shows you power as well as power/cost, so you can see the investment value. You can even compare chips side by side. Their numbers are arbitrary unless used in comparison to other chips basically.

To put those chips into perspective, though, both the entire ryzen series and the intel 8th gen processor are powerhouses for gaming. An i7-4790k or an i7-7700, both around 11,000 passmark rating are pretty common in gaming rigs, and those processors can handle battlefield 1 at max settings on 1080p/ high on 1440p with the right video card (this build would crush it). I would note, though, that because games are so gpu intensive, they rarely take advantage of more threads, so you won't notice a performance increase in gaming with the ryzen 2600. What you will notice is that everyday use will be much better with the ryzen chip. In an extreme scenario that you have 16 tabs open in chrome, are playing music from spotify, compile a software project in an ide, and are writing a very long text document, the ryzen chip will win. Operating systems run each program on physical threads first before they run multiple processes concurrently on the same thread. So 12 beats 6. But gaming will be the same. The ryzen chip is just better for work / content creation, so streaming a game will be a whiz on that chip.

So it's safe to say, you don't have to worry about vr being an issue with either build. But I would recommend the amd build just because its future is less expensive for you, and even before those upgrades, it's the better, faster, stronger option (+ cheaper in the first place).

gdonns17 2 points 11 days ago

With this build, I would highly advise getting a gsync monitor. With this setup, you're definitely going to crush mid-range games in 1080p - 1440p, and do high-intensive games pretty well, still above 60fps most of the time. For that reason you're not going to see what you're paying for with either screen tearing from vsync (vertical sync) turned off or stutter from vsync turned on. Gsync (the name for nvidia's version of variable screen synchronization - amd freesync won't work because that is for amd cards but is essentially the same thing) will solve that issue for you. Everything will come out at the framerates that your gpu can handle, because gsync monitors only refresh when they get a new, complete frame.

If you don't know what screen tearing is, it's a phenomenon when the monitor and the gpu are out of sync. It can happen when the gpu is slower than the monitor, the gpu is faster than the monitor, or really at any point when one or the other overrides a task in progress by the other. You'll see this visually by a screen refreshing halfway through a gpu frame draw, so the top is newer frames, and the bottom is old frames; it's kind of like the gpu and monitor are fighting each other. Vsync is a graphic setting in games. It limits your framerate to the framerate of the monitor, where it buffers frames, or if your framerate is below the capability of the monitor, multiplies the frames where it repeats them. Both these efforts will cause screen "stutter" or lag. What gsync and freesync do is it transforms a monitor from being static refresh rate into variable refresh rate, like a gpu is - it creates frames faster or slower depending on the load. So by only allowing the screen to refresh when a full frame is ready using gsync or freesync, the monitor essentially "matches" the gpu; they are synchronized, and everything is all and well. There is neither frame buffer or overriding.

DrModMan 1 point 10 days ago

Damn, you give the most in depth answers I've ever been replied with, and for that I thank you.

I'm saving up this summer and about 3 weeks in I should have around 1300$ or something like that. I'm wondering, if I were to order every thing on that part list, would I have everything I need (once it it all delivers) in my room ready to be built or is there extra cables or mini wires needed. Also I've never built a PC and have no experience with it, so do you think it might be better to go with a prebuilt? Because I don't want to spend money on these parts and then end up not even knowing what to do, or worse screwing something up. I understand that buying these parts and building it will save me A TON of money, but I'm just wondering what you think. Also if I were to build this PC (which im really really considering) it wouldn't take like a week to build it right?

Zypher13 1 point 11 days ago

how is it so cheap

underdogg 1 point 11 days ago

Hey bud, because you are using the the a x470 chipset, you could save money using a 256gig SSD and taking advantage of the new storemi that comes with these boards. or even make the extra 16 bucks for something like (Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive) more worth while despite the smaller size.

underdogg 1 point 11 days ago

I forget to mention that StoreMI is a tech that will move frequently used files to the SSD. You would install windows and everything on to the 3tb drive, and then setup StoreMI on the SSD. Store MI is based on tech used in the enterprise and is limited to a 256GIG SSD. However because StoreMI keeps moving things based on how often you use them You never need to worry about cleaning up your SSD to save space.

elsebola 1 point 10 days ago

Damn. Prices sure fell.

Archimedes013 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

Sounds like it is a good one

Zerenfeir 1 point 10 days ago

Is everything listed that is needed to build a PC here besides a monitor and an operating system? Is there anything else I might need? Sorry this is my first time I'll ever be using a PC and building one. Laptop guy here.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

Yup!

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 7 days ago

yep :D I any monitor with low response time, high refresh rate and maybe g-sync would be a perfect fit for this build.. just make sure to read enough of reviews

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Zerenfeir 1 point 8 days ago

Is there also any bottleneck in this build?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 7 days ago

There is none :D its a well balanced build

CREEPDEV 1 point 8 days ago

How do you use that font??

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

What font?

IshanShah 1 point 6 days ago

How many HDMI ports does this have?

UndeadFox 1 point 5 days ago

are all those the parts u need or do u have to add more stuff cause i been thinking about building a pc but i never got around to fully doing it so im a new to this stuff

Zerenfeir 1 point 5 days ago

I believe your going to need a monitor and an operating system and for the monitor it should be higher than 60hz like what was said in this guides part description. You will need a philips screwdriver for mostly the whole build. Also an anti static wrist strap or anti static mat if you want to be extra careful look online for more info and everything else should come with the package if I’m correct am new to this stuff too and I’m learning this stuff I’m pretty sure someone is going to give a way more professional response than mine. I’m not sure if this comes with wifi so you might need a wifi USB port.

UndeadFox 2 points 5 days ago

thank u for telling me this it was a lot of help

UndeadFox 1 point 5 days ago

will a wifi usb adapter work

Zerenfeir 1 point 4 days ago

Yeah I meant to say that sorry

SouthernHemisphere 1 point 5 days ago

How is the Hitachi hard drive so far? I would like to get the 4TB version, but I am clueless by the comments if should on Amazon. I would only go with Amazon to track my order history, but no where else, but what do you think about neweggs tracking service?

Barrca 1 point 5 days ago

I am new to building, in fact this would be my first build. Would it be worth it to upgrade to the Ryzen 7 or is there not a huge difference between the two. Also, does this include a cooling system or would I have to work that out for myself.

ogihcbeew 1 point 4 days ago

Lol you use the exact same storage as all of my builds.

UndeadFox 1 point 4 days ago

are L.E.D included in anything or do i have to buy my owns

Leleedler 1 point 3 days ago

+1, my only complaint would be the 3tb hard drive, they have fairly low cache and I have heard of some reliability issues.

GameSpeer 1 point 3 days ago

That's a very nice build! My only concern is with the graphics card; why not get the GTX 1080 for just $40 more? And, perhaps you could pick up a different 2x8GB RAM set for a few bucks cheaper.

k3y3 1 point 3 days ago

Obviously you have to keep in mind that the cost of monitor, net card, and mouse/keyboard/headphones, plus the aesthetics and other extra expenses can definitely add up.

CoinFlare 1 point 2 days ago

I've read some bad reviews from customers of this PSU, is there a better option for only marginally more money? Looking to build this exact build.

BOODOG 1 point 1 day ago

Could I potentially stream with this build considering that I will have good internet

r8staroflucis 0 points 21 days ago

kewl

XXXneosapianXXX 0 points 21 days ago

Trying to get a build for my gf. If the RAM isnt compatible what would y'all recommend?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

The parametric filter will only show compatible RAM.

XXXneosapianXXX 1 point 20 days ago

Where do i find that ?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

It is already a part of this guide/part list. We only show compatible components.

Parametric filters (like the RAM and storage above) are given a set of specs/filters and then find the best priced components that match and are compatible with the rest of the build.

PCplanter 0 points 20 days ago

No heatsink? why?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Per the CPU section of the guide, we are using the stock cooler.

puggerplayz 0 points 16 days ago

its pretty good has anyone seen Ninjas build

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

what about ninjas build?

aden1928 0 points 11 days ago

should i wait till black friday to make a build? how much cheaper is a 900 dollar build? consider that the nvidia 1170 is realeasing about july or august

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Black Friday can be cheaper if you are more flexible on components.

SouthernHemisphere 1 point 5 days ago

I'll probably wait if the motherboards and CPU prices go down, but I will eventually by every component I need before then.

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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 7 hours ago

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor 8W - 65W
MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard 17W - 70W
G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory 14W - 14W
Team - L5 LITE 3D 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card 45W - 180W
Total: 90W - 359W