stalker listener, first time caller.
My PC of about 10 years-ish (i3-540) released the magic smoke, followed by the BANG!, resulting in holes in chips that didn’t have them before. That was 3 months ago.
Fastforward to today and I have absorbed a lot of information and think I have the build I’m after ready for prime time.
So, a few details:
I’m from Australia, I have about $0.9-1.2k Dollarydoos to spend, pending CFO approval
My main objective is gaming. Would like to stream with this new rig if possible (I understand it would depend on my connection [NBN-25/5Mbps, fixed wireless with pfSense box as router] but want the hardware to cope without affecting gaming.)
At this stage, I’m only looking at 1080p 60 fps rock solid gaming. Why? Because the next upgrade would be the monitor - currently rocking LG Flatron W1942T (1440x900). But I digress.
Now, the GPU did survive but is only a Zotac GTX1050 2Gb, so nothing too beefy.
Here is the PC Part Picker list link: PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($245.00 @ Scorptec)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ Scorptec)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($135.00 @ Scorptec)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($68.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Toshiba - P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($239.00 @ Scorptec)
Case: Deepcool - MATREXX 55 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Deepcool - RF 120 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fan x4
Total: Appears as $1258 @ Scorptec ex. delivery.
Okay, a few things:
- AIO for CPU is probably not necessary but meh. The thinking is also to remove as much heat from the case as possible. The rad would mount top side of the Deepcool case.
- Gaming for me means titles like World of Warcraft, Battlefield 4, ARMA3, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six Siege.
- I will use a Logitech G19 keyboard and a G600 MMO mouse, along with a repaired Plantronics Gamecom Commander CDR-0576 USB headset.
- I did run Win 10 previously and it may not work afterwards. I’m not adverse to running linux (like Ubuntu) and using something like Lutris.
- SSD isn’t necessary but never had one. So I would like one.
So, a few questions:
- Do I need to get 3000MHz memory if I’m not going to OC? Or can I get lower speed RAM?
- Will the RX570 be enough for 1080p 60fps rock solid gaming?
- Is the PSU enough for the setup?
- Scorptec is who I’ve used in the past and seem to be pretty good for pricing and service. Open to others’ experiences.
- Is the B450 chipset for just gaming/streaming?
- M2 NVME vs M2 SATA. Is NVME worth it?
Feedback and questions are appreciated. Thanks.