Pretty solid build. I'm not sure the WD black is required over the blue, but it'll work very well.mzmoney wrote: ↑ @Jep4444 and @Niklasky and anyone else who wants to chime in, here's revised, let us know what you think, approx. same cost $2,500ish + tax:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core/12-Thread 7nm ZEN 3 Processor | Socket AM4 3.7GHz base, 4.6GHz boost, 65W Wraith Stealth Cooler 100-100000065BOX - same*CC rep recommended 5900 over 5800, but stuck with 5600 since we’re not doing heavy duty processing (AutoCAD, etc.) and 5900 is almost twice the cost
1. ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 OC 8GB GDDR6 | 14 Gbps | PCI-E 4.0, 2x HDMI, 3x DP TUF-RTX3070-O8G-GAMING - no change
2. ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) ATX gaming motherboard Wi-Fi 6 AX200 ( PCIe® 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB header and AURA Sync)
3. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16) - no change
4. WD Black SN750 1TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe M.2 2280 Read:3430MB/s,Write: 3000MB/s SSD (WDS100T3X0C)*the CC rep recommended Black over Blue for faster speed and future-proofing
5. Fractal Design Meshify C White Tempered Glass Window ATX Mid Tower Case (FD-CA-MESH-C-WT-TGC)*did not get any additional fans, can always add later if system is running too hot
6. InWin P Series P75, 750 Watt 80+ Gold, Fully Modular Power Supply - no change
7. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151 - no change
8. MICROSOFT Windows 10 Home 64-Bit English OEM DVD (KW9-00140) - no change
- removed KINGSTON A2000 250GB NVMe M.2 Read: 2000MB/s; Write: 1100MB/s Solid State Drive (SA2000M8/250G)
- removed Deepcool RF120W High brightness case fan with build-in white LED, as extra fan may not be needed at this time, may add on later
All In One Laptop/Desktop Setup
Operating System Installation Addon to System Build
$2,500 is way more than we wanted to pay. This build, pre-COVID, would have been in the $1,500 USD range. If you compare it to similar builds on PC Part Picker it still seems expensive. Before COVID, we would have sourced these parts individually using PC Part Picker and built it ourselves. However, that doesn’t seem to be an option these days.
Are there alternatives to CC for putting together a gaming PC like this?
Thanks so much for your previous recommendations @Jep4444 and @Niklasky!
Yeah the price is high, but that's the way it's gonna be at the moment.
This build will perform very well for 1080p and 1440p gaming.