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PC just died, Building a new one

Looking to buy soon, current computer has just died on me.

As of the time of writing the CPU appears to be on a reasonable special.

Budget: around $2000 AUD
It will be used as a Gaming computer, i play most types of games.
What resolution will you be playing at? currently 1080, 60hz , though want go to 1440, 120hz||240hz monitor

GPU: currently will be using GTX 970, willl upgrade at a later time .
Case: good airflow.

Where do you live Brisbane, Australia is preferred

Here is the build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4 GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card (Currently Own)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120 mm Fan
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120 mm Fan

Here is the Umart build and expected cost to purchase .

How does the build look?

The build looks fine to me sofar.
The only thing i could recommend is to change the motherboard.
I’m not fully up to date on Aussie pricings.

But if you can get the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite board,
for a few bucks more then in my opinion it’s worth it.
Because the vrm on the Gigabyte X570 UD is kinda rubbish.


These any cheaper in your neck of the woods ?

UD ATX is AU$229 and the Aorus Elite is AU$379 a full AU$150 more.

Though the motherboard was the hardest to decide on and upon posting it I was still unsure if it was a good choice.

Do you have any other recommendations on a good motherboard?

I recommend the largest air cooler you can fit in the case. The largest Noctua cooler or Darkrock pro 4 ect…

Wow those prices are kinda shocking.
How much is the Asrock X570 Steel legend?

The price in AU$ is for the fans are $22.30 + $9.27 Delivery (so about $54)

ouch :frowning:

I have the same CPU using a Gigabyte Aurus Mastger mobo + Noctua DH-15 Cooler.

My only issue has been the BIOS update not allowing me to boot from the NVMe drive.

Luckily this mobo has a dual BIOS with a manual switch.

If you are just gaming ? You can drop down to a 3600 or x and put the money on 2070 or 2070 super. Should make a nice 1080p/1440p gamer. Other options would be 5700 or XT from the amd camp. With 3600 the lower end Asrock steel legend mb would be fine. Au shipping really makes budgets hard to manage.

I think you have some flexibility even with horrible shipping rates.

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ASRock X570 Steel Legend $299
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master $599

Prices in AU are definitely a pain.
Luckily my old computer lasted for 6 years before it died.

Yeah i agree, stepping down to a 3600X is not a bad idea on a budget.
Because if the system is mainly a gaming rig.
You don´t really gonne loose out much performance vs a 3700X 8 core generally.
Especially when gaming on higher res like 1440p.

So yeah i agree it´s worth considering.
Of course when he does video editing or rendering,
then sure a 3700X / 3800X is a better investment generally,
although depends on how well said application scales with threads.

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Ram prices are rape you levels… and nvme.

A little cheaper with better timings.

I know, just looking at prices feels like you are getting gouged.
It is one of the reasons why i had put of making a new build for a while.

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By the way the Gigabyte X570 UD board would actually,
being fine for a 3600X or 3700X / 3800X vrm wise.
But that board is pretty bare bones really.
The vrm on the board is not trully great but sufficient for those chips.

Still the Steel Legend i believe out of the top of my head,
is a nicer package in regards to features.
But i do have to say that a 70 dollar price difference is allot to swallow on a budget.
And for a gaming rig it might be worth considering buying a new better gpu instead.
Because a GTX970 isn’t going to cut it anymore now days on 1440p gaming with AAA titles.

You psu choices are not that wonderful either but you can save money by dropping down to 650 and still have plenty of headroom for larger gpus ect…

Better feature set but the mb runs a bit hotter than others . Msi being the worst in class. Asus mb in class runs the coolest but lacks some features. With that being said if the op does not have an interest in pci=e 4 maybe a B450 mb with a flashed bios is a better choice.

Almost hurts me to say tho :frowning: In this case, I can see it.

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Yeah likely not hotter then the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Gaming X,
would i guess.
And i believe the X570 UD shares the same pcb.
Unless Asrock did a trully bodge job on those heatsinks.
But still this all isnt shouldn´t really be an issue with the 3600X or 3700X / 3800X cpu’s really.

It will only come into play with a 3900X in particular and the 2700X as well.
But yeah in that regards i agree that the Asrock X570 Steel legend,
runs a bit hotter then some other options at a similar price point.
Like the Asus X570-P like you mentioned.

B450 is also a decent option to consider.
Like the Msi B450 Gaming pro Carbon for example.

Steel legend handles to 3600 or x fine. I would be a little leary of the 3900 or x on one of these. I have seen the mb temps crawl up into the 60’s even with just 3600 under load.

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I agree with you there.

Unless you really need the features of PCI 4.0 (networking or nvme drives), there isn’t a good reason to get a X570 board. Furthermore, I don’t recommend boards with fans on the chipset, as it adds an additional point of failure.

If australia’s electronic tax is so high, I’d consider picking up a B450 or X470 (if you really don’t like the b series motherboards). Alternatively, you can search the used market for high end X470 or B450 boards

If you do go for a B450/X570, there’s a good tierlist made by the overclocking community

Gamers Nexus and Buildzoid did a summary of all ryzen mobos

Other than motherboards, I’d also consider getting a sycthe cooler (what I got for my 2700X). There’s a lot of noctua killers on the market
I got the ninja linked below
If you are on a super budget, the mugen is a worth consideration

If you search the coolers on youtube, you can find a bunch of reviews

Here’s some reviews on the ninja

Here’s some reviews on the mugen