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M3L1T1S

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I'm working on my first Computer Build for gaming, Here are the Specs...

 

MSI PRO series Intel 8th Gen LGA 1151 M.2 D-Sub DVI DP USB 3.0 Gigabit LAN CFX ATX Motherboard (Z370-A PRO)

Intel Core i5-8400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.0 Ghz LGA 1151 300 Series 65W

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz (PC4-24000) C15 Desktop Memory Kit

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (RR-212E-20PK-R2) CPU Cooler with PWM Fan, Four Direct Contract Heat Pipes 

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card, Super Compact, iceStorm 2.0, ZT-T20600F-10M

Seagate 500GB BarraCuda SSD SATA III 6Gb/s Internal SSD Drive with Corsair Dual SSD Mounting Bracket 3.5" CSD-BRKT2 

CORSAIR SF Series, SF450, 450 Watt, SFX, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply 

be quiet! Dark Base 700 ORANGE MID-Tower ATX Computer Case WINDOW, 3 Silent Wins 3 Fans, RGB LED's, (BGW23)

 

Its currently around a $1300 build, I was wondering if I need to change anything, add, or replace anything on this list. I would like to keep it under $1500


Edited by M3L1T1S, 08 February 2019 - 03:13 PM.

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Gday M3L1T1S. welcome .

Keeping in mind your budget, for a gaming build, better performance is from a faster 4 core CPU.   Your listed CPU is 6 core, (better for video/photo editing) and the stock speed is only 2.8 GHz, so you would be running in Turbo mode most of the time to achieve close to 4.0 GHz.

RAM is overkill, 16GB  is the sweet spot.

Is MSI your preferred MB manufacturer?


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MSI is my go to company because my computers have always been bought from them, If there's a better gaming MB around $150 I'd love to know which. Maybe based on the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor. All I'm trying to do is get the cheapest equipment to play lag free on the most heavy games out there, I would spend more but I've got two more computers I'm building that are work based so more money is going towards them


Edited by M3L1T1S, 08 February 2019 - 03:52 PM.

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I will configure a build for you later today. What is the make and model of the monitor you will be using? 


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  I am going to have to modify my view about CPU count for gaming.   Condiding, more games are able to use multiple cores and you get advantages in other applications' the shrinking cost differences between 4 cores and 5+

Looking at benchmarks and CPU reviews, 6 to 8 cores increases performance by 2/4%, depending on the game.   You are also using the most recent generation tech.

 

A configuration using a AMD GPU, > https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wqvnV6

Ignore the compatibility warning, it is wrong.hh

 

A configuration using Nvidia GPU. > https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wCmgfH

 

Out of stock for the Dark Base 700 ORANGE , and I think very expensive.

 

Happy to answer any question, the whys and what Knots. 

all parts on both builds are compatible, we could do a little tweaking. 


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Both look like perfect choices, are both storage items necessary?


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 Not absolutely essential, but very advisable; an SSD for the boot drive.   The additional HDD, very cheap insurance for backups and images of the boot drive, + data and game storage, like Steam, GOG etc.

 

 An additional part I see as essential (for hearing POST beep codes.) and  always include in a build,  find similar, > https://store.cwc-group.com/casp.html  


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thread is quite helpful.

thank u community.

Regards


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Gday ryanjenson90.

 

If you need specific help, start a new topic and we can help you. 


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