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#1 Anthus

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:47 PM

I'm finally building a new PC after about a decade of using my old one, and using a low end laptop. My budget is around 2k, but I'd like to stay under that. So far, this is what I'm thinking:

 

Case: COUGAR Panzer Evo / Lian Li Lancool II Mesh / NZXT H710i (Leaning towards the Cougar.)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Considering waiting fot the Zen 3 line, but idk)

GPU: Waiting for the RTX 3070, but was looking at the RTX 2070

Mobo: ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus ATX

HSF: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 (Do I even need this, if I go with the cases that have fans built in, and don't over clock? I've heard AMD's stock fans are pretty good.)

RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 32GB (Might be overkill, but I don't want to upgrade for a while.)

 

Still not sure on what hard drives to go with, or which PSU to go with. I want a modular one, probably about 800W, Gold certified. I'm good on speakers, KB, and monitors.

 

EDIT: Switched RAM to Nicholas' suggestion.


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#2 Nicholas Steel

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:55 PM

The 3070 GPU should be a notable upgrade over the 2070, especially when it comes to Ray Tracing performance. Nvidia's own benchmarks (take them with a pinch of salt) imply the 3070 is better than the 2080Ti in every way when it comes to performance.

 

AMD's Zen 3 series of desktop CPU's will have 8 cores per CCX, making them more directly comparable to Intel's 8 core CPU's. May need to get a shop to update the motherboard UEFI/BIOS for you before you can use an upcoming CPU.

For RAM, the G.Skill Trident Neo series is specifically optimized for AMD Ryzen systems (a lot of RAM is optimized for Intel systems). I bought this RAM for use with my 3700X: https://www.newegg.c...N82E16820232859


Edited by Nicholas Steel, 14 September 2020 - 07:02 PM.

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#3 Anthus

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

Here is an update on my build. I will probably be getting a second 1TB SSD as well. Thoughts?

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zMLzb8



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:45 AM

I personally would only get, at most, 1TB SSD. Then, I'd use a large HDD to store older media. This is just me being frugal, but the way I look at it is, it's a lot more efficient to store old stuff that I don't interact with on a cheaper HDD than get another whole SSD.


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#5 Nicholas Steel

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Posted Yesterday, 09:54 AM

Another thing to consider: https://videocardz.c...d-rtx-3080-20gb

 

16GB and 20GB models of the Geforce 3070 and 3080 are seemingly planned to be released sometime after AMD releases their new graphics cards. DOOM Eternal already needs more than 8GB's of VRAM if you want to play with the highest quality textures at 4k resolution.


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