Build anew or upgrade?
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:21 PM
Dell 24" UltraSharp 2408 (1200p) and 50" hdtv
Windows 10 os
Asus Crosshair VI x370 mainboard
AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 4050mhz cpu
Artic Cooling Freezer 240 AIO cooler
GSkill 16gb ddr4 @ 3333mhz ram
XFX amd390 8gb video
Samsung 960 evo M.2 and 850 pro SATA3 ssd's
PC power & cooling 750w psu
Antec 900 case
Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:20 PM
I think I'm about ready to order parts to do a build and would like one final opinion before I do so. Right now, the only thing I'm debating is whether or not I should add a 144Hz monitor to the build, and if so, what resolution (1920x1080 or 2560x1440). However, these are the parts I have assembled into a wishlist and would like to order before things go out of stock again.
- MSI B350M Mortar
- Ryzen 5 1600X (it's on sale for less than $20 more than the 1600)
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Rev. 2 (AM4 support)
- WD 256GB M.2 SSD
- WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM drive
- Corsair LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz (reviews suggest that this RAM works well with Ryzen systems)
- PowerColor Red Devil 8GB RX 580 Golden Radeon
- SeaSonic M12II 620w modular PSU (80+ Bronze)
- DIYPC F2-O + 2 additional 120mm fans
- Windows 10 Home (USB drive format, 32 + 64 bit versions)
Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:08 PM
I also jumped to a 144hz monitor with my last upgrade. Went with the Dell S2716DG for some 1440p goodness. Love it.
Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:23 PM
I can go 1440p for another $100, but I don't know if the RX 580 would be ideal for it. But... Then it leaves the door open for future video cards that are more powerful.
Edited by Miek, 25 May 2017 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:48 PM
The one with copper would most likely cool the processor better for the HSF. That RX 580 is a nice card, but i doubt it would do you much with 144hz even at 1080P. At least for the most AAA games out there. Good luck with your build.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:09 PM
I think I'm good to order, then. I greatly appreciate the help and discussion.
Edited by Miek, 25 May 2017 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:48 PM
I am selling a Ryzen 5 1600X build if you're interested (brand new, awaiting its first owner). I have it here at the AMD forums:
PM if interested and we can talk more.
Edited by saywhut, 25 May 2017 - 06:48 PM.
AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.4ghz
ATI Radeon HD 4890
6GB DDR2 @ 800mhz
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H 790GX
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W
LG Flatron W2452T 24" 1920x1200
Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:31 AM
If you didn't order it yet I might look into some even more powerful coolers. If you're willing to get up into the range of that Arctic cooler then there's options like this Thermalright;
Says 161mm height but... 160 vs. 161... I might risk it. This cooler will be better than that Arctic cooling one. Still, Arctic cooling is a VERY good fan/heatsink maker so if you already purchased it, no worries.
Companies like Noctua, Be Quiet!, Thermalright, Thermaltake, Cryorig, etc. will all send you an AM4 mounting kit for free with proof of purchase. The Cryorig H7 and Be Quiet Shadow Rock 2 would also both fit your case and provide better cooling at the same $50 price point.
Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:34 AM
I should point out a lot of the really nice 50-70$ heatsinks are between 160-168mm in height.
Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:38 AM
Aaaaaaand it looks like Newegg has a 5% off sitewide coupon going if you use mobile checkout this weekend!
Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:32 AM
I already placed my order, but I don't think I'll be too disappointed. A CPU cooler isn't super difficult to change later on if worst comes to worst and it winds up being not good enough. Thank you for letting me know, though! I'm so looking forward to playable framerates on new titles.