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PC from scratch 3700x + 5700xt (work and gaming)

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by KONBOR, 24 Mar 2020.



    Joined: 24 Mar 2020

    Posts: 1

    Good day. Hello from Latvia.
    I would like your opinion on my gaming x work(3ds, CAD, Fusion) build. What can be changed, downgraded, upgraded.

    all round approx. : 1300 eur

    prices are from local online shops
    R7 3700x - unboxed ----------------- 270 eur
    Arctic MX-4 -------------------------- 5 eur
    Skythe Mugen 5 --------------------- 50 eur
    X570 Aorus Elite -------------------- 207 eur
    Sapphire Pulse 5700XT -------------- 405 eur
    Seasonic Focus GX750 -------------- 105 eur
    Ripjaws V 3600Mhz CL16(8x2) ------- 93 eur
    M.2 ADATA XPG SX8200 pro 512Gb -- 83 eur

    Hard to decide on a cheap case )
    Thinking about Zalman i3 or SilentiumPC Regnum RG4T
    Zalman i3 x4 fans preinstalled ---------------- 48 eur
    Regnum RG4T x3 fans preinstalled ------------- 46 eur
  2. EsaT


    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

    Posts: 8,637

    Location: Finland

    Welcome aboard.

    No need to get separate paste, Mugen 5 is already overkill for just 3700X and Scythe's bundled paste is perfectly good.

    And unless planning on upgrade to 12/16 core and heavy long time use, MSI B450 Tomahawk is enough for motherboard.
    With some case airflow it would do decently well also with those higher core count CPUs.

    You can drop 100W from that PSU.
    Those components have lots of work in exceeding 300W power draw in gaming and work loads won't be hammering both CPU and GPU often.

    WD SN550 has recently been best priced NVMe drive.
    PNY CS3030 would be another candidate for well priced good NVMe.