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#1 rh535

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.
General use with some gaming mixed in. I would love to do VR in the future. I build a new computer about every 5 years or so, so I go bigger than I probably need knowing that I won't be doing it again for awhile.
 
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)
Good 1080P with the option in the future of going a little bigger. Smooth framerate capable of VR in the future.
 
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
$1600 with Vega 56 Graphics card
 
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
USA
 
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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor  (Purchased For $250.00) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 SE-AM4 140.2 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.90 @ Amazon) 
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC - MX4 4g Thermal Paste  ($4.39 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard  (Purchased For $150.00) 
Storage: Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $264.31) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $69.00) 
Monitor: Asus - VS239H-P 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Monitor: HP - OMEN 32.0" 2560x1440 75Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
UPS: CyberPower - CP1500PFCLCD UPS  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $1121.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I got the motherboard at Micro Center for the $30 off combo deal with the CPU. If you think I should get a different motherboard don't hesitate to speak up. I'm also completely open to changing out nearly all the parts if better options are available.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

Solid build! The only thing I would switch out is the memory. I'm usually not a person to care for marketing strategies but the G.Skill Flare X series is made with AMD in mind. They all have Samsung B-Die and profiles that work out of the box for Ryzen. AMD has put a few updates up for board manufactures to make more memory compatible so It's not a deal breaker now, but it is less of a headache if you run into problems trying to get 3200 speeds to work on Ryzen. Your probably only going to get 2933, so don't be surprised if 3200 doesn't work.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

Solid build! The only thing I would switch out is the memory. I'm usually not a person to care for marketing strategies but the G.Skill Flare X series is made with AMD in mind. They all have Samsung B-Die and profiles that work out of the box for Ryzen. AMD has put a few updates up for board manufactures to make more memory compatible so It's not a deal breaker now, but it is less of a headache if you run into problems trying to get 3200 speeds to work on Ryzen. Your probably only going to get 2933, so don't be surprised if 3200 doesn't work.

 

Great advice. I'll make the change! Now I just need to find some!



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:35 PM

If you are into gaming maybe you should switch your motherboard, cpu, and memory to intel, they are faster in gaming you know. 


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

He already got the CPU and motherboard in the combo. Intel i7 8700k would gain a few FPS at higher resolutions, but its an extra $150 at least. Not worth it for 1080/2k gaming at the $1600 price point.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

He already got the CPU and motherboard in the combo. Intel i7 8700k would gain a few FPS at higher resolutions, but its an extra $150 at least. Not worth it for 1080/2k gaming at the $1600 price point.

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