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United States OfficialRicardoMilos 
I'm in the market for a new PC and ended up with this list of parts after time and consideration. Help me finalize my list, and give suggestions if you think i should swap things out. (It's an Intel build, and I do not intend switching to AMD) CPU: Core i5 9400f 2.9GHz CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken M22 MoBo: ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1660Ti OC RAM: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-3200 SSD: 1TB Samsung 860 Evo PSU: Corsair CX 550 W 80+ Bronze Case: NZXT H500i Case Fans: 3x AER RGB 2 fans (case has four fans, but i'll use one for the cpu cooler) Link the list: pcpartpicker.com/user/PhillyT/saved/MvZL..
2019-07-13 00:27
My video : better cpu but worse gpu youtube.com/watch?v=Ye3EaM_F1OA&t= games you played ?
2019-07-13 00:28
I play mostly csgo, fortnite, overwatch, rocket league, and some less graphically intensive games
2019-07-13 00:30
is good for this games but i would change 1TB Samsung 860 Evo to samsung 970 evo cause samsung 860 evco is 550 500 mbs 970 nvme 3300 3000 something like that
2019-07-13 00:32
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Norway CheNaLii 
Do you have a budget?
2019-07-13 00:30
I dont really want to spend over $1,500 US on it, but even if it goes over im fine. Also I already have the GPU because my old one gave out a few months back and I got a good deal on it.
2019-07-13 00:32
This is a very poor value build but since you insist on not switching to AMD (where you can save about $100 and get a better performing processor and nicer motherboard) here is my advice. GPU: The GPU you have selected is overpriced at $299. You should go find an RTX 2060 for the same price or maybe even less. Cooler: There is no purpose in getting a liquid cooler for a non overclockable CPU. PSU: Maybe you can try to upgrade that PSU to 650W to be safe IMO other than that your build looks fine.
2019-07-13 00:31
Depending on how much I can save, I'd switch to AMD. Which CPU and MoBo combo do you have in mind for AMD?
2019-07-13 00:34
If you get a Ryzen 5 3600 (comes with a decent stock cooler and is basically an i7 8700k) and pair it with a B450 motherboard, they would add up to about $260 excluding tax. (-$100 from your original build when you consider the price of the motherboard and liquid cooler.) The only issue is that you would need a BIOS update on the B450 for it to work with the 3600. If you have a friend that has an AMD build, they can probably help you of if you have a microcenter they can probably do it for free if you buy the motherboard from them.
2019-07-13 00:37
I do plan on buying it from Microcenter, and I think I'll pair the 3600 with the B450 Tomahawk. Are BIOS updates hard to do on your own? Do you have any tips or experience?
2019-07-13 00:42
the issue is that you need an older CPU to do the BIOS update for most motherboards. The motherboard you are buying is from the second generation which means you need a 2000 series CPU to boot into the BIOS. There's nothing difficult about the update itself. Just download the BIOS update online and put it into a flash drive then update within the BIOS menu.
2019-07-13 00:46
lmao I actually just looked at microcenter and when I put a B450 that was $80 and the 3600 which is $200. They do -$50 as a bundle deal. Thats actually hilariously cheap.
2019-07-13 01:00
Damn that’s nice
2019-07-13 01:01
I might also just get a different motherboard, I was thinking the ASUS ROG Strix X470-F or ASUS Prime X570-P so I dont have to do a BIOS update
2019-07-13 00:45
not recommended. thats a waste of money. You would still need a BIOS update for the x470 most likely.
2019-07-13 00:47
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ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
Its very simple to update the BIOS on the MSI boards and most importantly you dont have to get a previous gen Ryzen to be able to do it. And to answer if its worth to get the 3600X over the 3600 I'd definitely say it isnt, the difference is so minor. This is personally what id go for in the same price range as you initally posted: imgur.com/vWzTYs3
2019-07-13 00:53
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ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
Id assume you're on a tighter budget. Ryzen 5 3600 + MSI B450 Tomahawk is way better value for money, it also includes a good enough cooler.
2019-07-13 00:35
I'll look into it, I'm not on a super tight budget but It'd be nice to save some money. Thanks for the suggestion.
2019-07-13 00:36
Also do you think it would be worth it to upgrade to the 3600X?
2019-07-13 00:39
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bodyy | 
Afghanistan remiska 
no, 1st 3600x has marginally (and i really mean marginally) better performance 2nd it has no cooler 3rd its more expensive makes imo no sense
2019-07-13 00:50
alright, ill stick to the 3600, thanks
2019-07-13 00:51
3600x comes with a cooler but it still is not worth it.
2019-07-13 00:51
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bodyy | 
Afghanistan remiska 
does it? last gen x cpus didnt have a cooler
2019-07-13 00:52
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bodyy | 
Afghanistan remiska 
:shrug: rest stands
2019-07-13 00:54
yes men)))
2019-07-13 00:54
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United States Kizpif 
Is it just for gaming?
2019-07-13 00:40
Gaming for the most part, no video editing and probably no streaming
2019-07-13 00:42
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United States Kizpif 
pcpartpicker.com/list/qYRnZR This would be better. Would definitely recommend going with 3600 instead of 9400f. Edit: Will need to update bios. See if a friend has an AM4 processor you could use or get a boot kit. Also, I changed the 1TB ssd to a 1TB hdd and a 120gb ssd. Unless you REALLY want it, no reason to spend money on ssd to put games on. The difference in performance isn't worth the price difference yet for this budget.
2019-07-13 00:55
#15
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Croatia mds818 
I'd suggest higher storage, ssd and perhaps slightly better psu Regarding cpu(as others are suggesting)... yes, well amd does have somewhat cheaper and as far as I know(heard) better cpus but you need to figure out how important it is in practice, for example I have 5yo build and i5 4440 in it.. got 0 problems... just make sure when you make a build that it's going to last for couple of years
2019-07-13 00:43
change intel to amd 3000 series
2019-07-13 00:46
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bodyy | 
Afghanistan remiska 
as everyone said, 5 3600 in this price range is just way too good not to buy and i think even if you get x570 mobo (more expensive but no need for bios update) theyd add up to similar price
2019-07-13 00:49
Thats what I've been thinking, i'll most likely go for the 3600 and the Asus - PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard so I dont need to do a BIOS update.
2019-07-13 00:50
Too much RAM means nothing downgrade to 12 and save money Also how much does 1 GB SSD cost!
2019-07-13 00:51
Why would he downgrade to 12 GB RAM? 16 GB is where it's at today. Also you can't get it to work in dual channel mode with 12 GB.
2019-07-13 01:05
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United States randomguy99 
pcpartpicker.com/list/f8zpyX take a look, change some things to brands you like etc
2019-07-13 00:59
Get AMD and ditch that trash GPU
2019-07-15 12:36
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