I am unsure which motherboards will be compatible with that RAM. I don’t want SLI or tons of SATA. As far as cases go I’d like tempered glass, preferably white and decent cable management. I don’t think I’ll be overclocking and just using the stock cooler for now. As for monitor I would like 1440p 144 hz preferably IPS. Also need a WAN adapter, no more than 200 Mbps needed. Already got mouse and keyboard. Let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed.
As Ryzen matures more and more RAM will be compatible (I suppose). That being said, to be on the safer side check the mainboards QVL list.
Are you going to pick an old (B350, X370) mainboard, or a new (B450, X470) one? Also, I’d advise to pick a quality mainboard. It doesn’t have to be top of the line, quad SLI, but it should user high quality party since you’ll be stuck with it for quite a while.
Yeah, you’ve missed something: A PSU…
(I’d also like to suggest a rx56 Vega, but the cheapest one is roughly 8% more expensive. That being said, I think Vega is more future proof. But the 1070 will be fine as well)
I was hoping to get away with a b350, not willing to wait for b450. I’ve looked at a couple QVL lists but the RAM didn’t feature on any of them, had me wondering if the list was older than the RAM. As far as power supply goes I’m thinking an EVGA 600W.
If for some reason you truly prefer this RAM over the others you could just pick it and RMA it, if it doesn’t work. I have non QVL RAM and I haven’t experienced any problems thus far. However, Ryzen tends to be picky when it comes to RAM.
Is this EVGA PSU gold or platinum certified? What does it’s warranty look like.
Also, you haven’t mentioned a price range
Concerning Vega: Yeah, that’s a pity. I’d probably still pick Vega for a variety of reasons. But, as I’ve mentioned earlier, a 1070 should be fine.
PSU: I’d pick a more expensive one with Gold or Platinum rating. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this PSU, I like to be on the safer side.
I dislike Nvidia for various reasons. They cheat the consumers, try to create a closed ecosystem and are not to fond of open standards. Gameworks is another feature I find questionable, since it can be used to obsolete old cards faster.
Vega has a higher raw computing power than the 1070. Furthermore, I think Vega is faster in DX12 and Vulkan, which makes the card more futureproof.
AMD has cool features like Freessync or EnhancedSync (if your monitor doesn’t FreeSync) and AMD chill, which drastically reduces power consumption and heat dissipation.
If you can, i would personally jump on the Zen+ stuff.
Depending on what your main goals are with the system,
for mainlly gaming a 2600X with a midrange X470 board would be a decent combo.
You dont really need a Ryzen 7 8 core sku for gaming.
Because they have very little to add in terms of gaming performance over a 2600X.
The Asus X470 Prime pro is a decent board like @MazeFrame mentioned.
If you want a more fancy looking one, then i the Asus X470 Strix is also a nice board.
1500 quid build… I was not sure where you wanted the money focused on. I overdid the storage a bit. The build here could really be cut down. I like Phanteks, but the Eclipse is not a great performance case as the airflow is terribly restricted.