Seeking Comments On New Build

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  1. drwho

    drwho Active Member

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    It's been quite awhile since I've posted on this forum, but I remember you could always depends on informative answers when I asked them. I'm in the process of putting together a list for a new AMD Ryzen build and would any comments or advice on what I've selected. Below you will find the a listing for my new build.

    Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D Mid-Tower

    PSU: Seasonic Focus 850x Gold

    Motherboard: Asrock 470x Taichi

    Processor: AMD Ryzen 2700X

    Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Royal Series (Silver) 16 GB (2x8)

    GPU: Asus Strix 1070 GTX 8GB

    Sound: Sound Blaster AE-5

    Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus M2. 500 GB (OS)

    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO M2. 250 GB

    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB

    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB

    O/S: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
     
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    Nice build. I like the power supply and sound card choices, btw.

    Odd storage setup though. Other than the OS drive, what's the plan for the others?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    only thing i'd consider changing would be the 1070 to a 1660ti potentially.


    950... evo.... do you mean 850 evo (sata III).
     
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    Calliers HH's MC Staff Member

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    Why not consider a RTX 2070 or 2080?
     
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    I know it's not needed, but I wouldn't buy a new system now without Thunderbolt 3 support.
    Definitely not needed though.
    Are both the M2 drives PCIE?

    The drives combination feel like a video editing combination.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Aren't those two a really close match anyway? There's an interesting point about the RTX 2060: on it's own, price to performance compared to a 1660 Ti isn't great, but, on a new system build, looking at the price/performance of the entire rig, the 2060 makes sense, especially in certain productivity scenarios where RTX architecture adds performs better.

    Nice build overall, interesting drive configuration (system drive, temp drive, RAID storage?), possible overkill on the PSU, but who cares. :)
     
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    Calliers HH's MC Staff Member

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    Actually getting a PSU that's too big can lead to instability issues, I've experienced it before (blue screens with a previous build) and I didn't know why till Judas clued me in.
     
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    If it's a new GPU, I have to agree with looking at the 1660Ti. Overall it's on par with the 1070 performance wise, but costs less. Although, if he's getting it for around $400, that's a different story. At that price point I'd go with the 1070 (the extra 2GB of RAM might come in handy).

    In this case though, that PSU is very good. He shouldn't have any trouble with it.
     
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    You are correct, Judas. It should be 850 EVO instead of 950 for the Sata III. The two 1 TB SSDs will be used for picture storage. I do a lot of photography. As for the two M2 the second one will be used for my Silent Hunter IV modding. also gaming some.

    Thx for the replies, everyone.
     
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    just fair warning... the 2nd m.2 is limited by it's rated performance spec depending on board either from pci-ex 2x @ 2.0 OR on some boards, strictly SATA only mode. Just double check that.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Judas. And yes I was aware of that limitation. Not a game breaker though.
     
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    @drwho I still think you should get at least a RTX 2070, just to future proof yourself for a while, especially if you won't be playing games in 4K. For 4K you'll need a RTX 2080Ti or 2080. The only reason I got a RTX 2080 is because I plan to replace this screen with a 4K screen once the higher refresh rate 4K screens come down in price, and add a second RTX 2080 which beats a RTX 2080Ti by far with the advent of NVLink, and is pretty darn stable.
     
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    To be truthful, since the 1660 Ti was mentioned I've been looking at the looking at it or the 2070 RTX. The price on the 2070 RTX is something that would be a purchase down the road, not right now because of the price. I also had been considering waiting for gen 3 of the Ryzen proceesors to come out, but I don't feel like waiting till July or later for that to happen. I've also been looking at the 2060 RTX, would that be worth the effort?
     
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    Could anybody recommend a good 2070 RTX for around $500?
     
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    Price wise that's cutting it close. I think that's the bottom end price for the card (average price is $550). Manufacturer wise I would stick with MSI or EVGA, both have cards around that price point. Zotac is another I'd go with, but I don't think they have a card at that price. Mind you, those 3 are personal preference. I've had bad experiences with Asus and Gigabyte, so I don't go with them any more. Gigabyte in particular is the worst as any RMA's have to go to the US, although I still recommend their motherboards.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations, Tipstaff. I meant to put my price range at between $500-$600 instead of just $500.
     
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    Ok, I found a Zotac 2070 RTX on Amazon for a very good price. This is probable what I'll be buying. You can look at it here
     
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    Berry nice. Enjoy your rig once it's built. Will you be slappin' her together, or is a friend gonna do it? Just out of curiosity?
     
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    Nope, I will be doing the slapping together, actually enjoy it. :D
     
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    Yeah, isn't it a rush? :D

    Although I messed up on the cable management, Judas had to come over and fix that for me. :p

    I've been building my own PCs since I was a teenager.
     

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