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# 250925 31-May-2019 20:43
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Hi!

 

I'm building a PC to use for motion design, gaming, and maybe video editing. 

 

I'd rather learn how to build a PC for myself rather than pay someone else to, but that doesn't dispel my fear that I'll find out my parts won't work together when I build it. 

 

Would anyone be able to double check the compatibility of the parts, make sure I will have the right plugs, space, and the likes?

 

Also could anyone see any problems I may run into as a beginner and how I would be able to deal with them?

 

Thanks in advance! :)  

 

 

 

Here are the parts, and links to where I plan to get them from:

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 https://www.extremepc.co.nz/AMD_Ryzen_5_2600_6_Core_12_Threads_up_to_3.9GHz 

 

Mobo: B450M-S2H https://www.dragonpc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=339047&search=b450m 

 

GPU: MSI RADEON RX 580 ARMOR OC 8GB https://www.playtech.co.nz/msi-radeon-rx-580-armor-oc-8gb-video-card.html 

 

RAM: TEAM 16GB (1X16GB) ELITE https://www.dragonpc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=141_144&product_id=338367&filter=198&sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

SSD: ADATA ULTIMATE SU800 512GB M.2 https://www.playtech.co.nz/adata-su800-sata-m-2-2280-3d-nand-ssd-512gb.html#description-tab

 

PSU: AEROCOOL KCAS-550G https://www.extremepc.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=151077 

 

CASE: Segotep SG-K6 ATX Mid-Tower https://www.extremepc.co.nz/Segotep_SG-K6_ATX_Mid-Tower_Case?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

MONITOR: 24" Samsung FreeSync Gaming Monitor https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/24-samsung-4ms-freesync-fhd-gaming-monitor/25250611 


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  # 2249361 31-May-2019 20:52
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First bit of advice, Get it all from the same place. Shopping around generally just ends up biting you.

 

 

 

For an AMD based rig, i'd definitely look at swapping that ram out for 2x8GB sticks (at higher speed if possible) AMD is heavily dependant on memory bandwidth and response time. - unless your intending to go to 32GB..

 

 

 

I'd personally splash on the screen a bit more, 60hz 1080p is certainly on the minimum spec these days. (the elitist in me still says there is huge value for going gsync for the panel quality..)





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  # 2249363 31-May-2019 20:59
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My 2c .. dont get the RX580 .. for ~$229 you can get RX570 which is not much slower and a RX580 8GB doesnt really have the performance to balance that 8GB. If you want to spend this kind of money I would get a 2nd hand GTX1070.  

 

Also, that B450 doesnt look like its got a great VRM, so your overclocking will be less than decent (if your into that) but more importantly the Ryzen 3000 CPU's due on July 7th might not be supported. If neither of these are a concern the $120 price tag is very good. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2249367 31-May-2019 21:12
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Assembling a PC isn't too difficult now, given there are probably 1000 tutorials on youtube and elsewhere. I build a new PC every 3-6 years, or replace the mobo, ram, CPU - they last ages now. I understand it all find, but I find it a real pain in the butt. It takes me 4-8 hours, given I do it so rarely, though it gets easier each time as things like fans are getting easier to attach. Attaching heat sinks and fans, running cables, getting all the screws and cables right, diagnosing the almost inevitable problems, it's a real pain in the butt. I suggest you choose your components, buy them from one place, and have them assemble and test it for you.

 

Once I had a curly problem. I put it all together but I hit the power button and nothing happened. It didn't take me too long to try shorting the correct jumper with a screwdriver, which turned it on, revealing that the power button on the case was faulty. That meant taking EVERYTHING out, exchanging the case (it took some work to get them to pay return shipping, that can be expensive for heavy cases), waiting a few days for a new case, and putting it all back in again. Now that was a pain in the butt.

 

So do it if you're interested, but if you can afford the $90 (at PBTech) I'd really just pay someone to do it for you. PBTech is just an example, I've never used them, but they're generally reputable.


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  # 2249378 31-May-2019 22:03
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GoranZ:

Also, that B450 doesnt look like its got a great VRM, so your overclocking will be less than decent (if your into that) but more importantly the Ryzen 3000 CPU's due on July 7th might not be supported. If neither of these are a concern the $120 price tag is very good. 



They've now announced B450 is fully compatible with Ryzen 3000 which is pretty awesome IMO.

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  # 2249384 31-May-2019 22:35
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Handle9:

 

They've now announced B450 is fully compatible with Ryzen 3000 which is pretty awesome IMO.

 

Yes they have .... but looking at the build on that one it looks less featured than some B350 out there.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn3rd6N9vGM

 

 




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  # 2249402 1-Jun-2019 00:26
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Thank you so much everyone for the quick and comprehensive replies!

 

It seems that building a PC myself may be more of a hassle than anticipated.

 

Based off everyone's comments I think a pre-built one would be the best for me. This one in particular: https://www.extremepc.co.nz/computer-systems/gaming-pc?product_id=152323&mfp=price%5B1037%2C2070%5D&sort=p.price&order=ASC 

 

I do have a couple hundred more dollars I could use to upgrade but it seems that people are suggesting that going beyond a 570 isn't that much of a boost in terms of performance. I would pay for the 16gb ram version however. 

 

First and foremost this is meant to be a PC that'll last me for a good few years while I learn to animate, 3D model and Video edit as part of my degree. Being able to play games on at least medium settings with a solid 60fps is a close second, but I do tend to play a lot more 2D and indie games. The Witcher 3, Sekiro and Borderlands 3 are the only real AAA games I can foresee really wanting to play. I'd also still get the monitor I listed earlier.

 

Do you think this PC will suit my needs?


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  # 2249414 1-Jun-2019 04:13
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do not use 1 stick of ram

 

gsync is for nvidia, freesync is for amd





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  # 2249452 1-Jun-2019 09:03
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Batman:

 

do not use 1 stick of ram

 

gsync is for nvidia, freesync is for amd

 

 

nVidia also support freesync now .. although with mixed results .. my GTX1070 works fine on my LG freesync monitor

 

https://www.techspot.com/article/1779-freesync-and-nvidia-geforce/


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  # 2249499 1-Jun-2019 11:02
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For compatibility of key parts, go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and check out compatibility for CPU and Ram Qualified vendors list, etc.

 

 





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  # 2249510 1-Jun-2019 11:14
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GoranZ:

 

Batman:

 

do not use 1 stick of ram

 

gsync is for nvidia, freesync is for amd

 

 

nVidia also support freesync now .. although with mixed results .. my GTX1070 works fine on my LG freesync monitor

 

https://www.techspot.com/article/1779-freesync-and-nvidia-geforce/

 

 

i don't suppose it works the other way round? as someone suggested OP to get a gsync monitor for his AMD GPU





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  # 2249526 1-Jun-2019 12:05
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Batman:

 

GoranZ:

 

Batman:

 

do not use 1 stick of ram

 

gsync is for nvidia, freesync is for amd

 

 

nVidia also support freesync now .. although with mixed results .. my GTX1070 works fine on my LG freesync monitor

 

https://www.techspot.com/article/1779-freesync-and-nvidia-geforce/

 

 

i don't suppose it works the other way round? as someone suggested OP to get a gsync monitor for his AMD GPU

 

 

No, if you spend the extra on a gSync monitor you need nVidia card. Buy freesync only and you can use either brand.


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