New PC build - 8 years later

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by head, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. head

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    ASUS HD7870-DC2

    I would like some feedback on the PC parts I selected.

    What are you doing with the system?
    Mostly games / some office work
    - CSGO
    - DOTA2
    - Some causual CO-OP games

    I would like to stay around the 2000 euro (screen included) but don't mind spending a bit more if its worth it.

    I would like to overclock everything a bit, tinker with some settings etc but I am by no means going for any crazy overclocks.

    Since its been so long that I build something, why not give watercooling a try.
    I did some research and picked a custom watercooling set from EKWB for around 600+- euro.

    Some extra questions:
    1. RAM - I was going to buy 16GB and be done with it but I did some research and it seems that DUAL RATE memory sticks do perform better and since its hard to know if a stick is single or dual, I opted for 4x8 GB.

    2. GPU - I added a 3070 but Im waiting on the AMD reviews to be released.

    3. Monitor - I am currently on a 120hz TN pannel and im not sure what screen to buy.
      Option A: 1080p - 240hz - IPS - 25 inch --> Asus TUF Gaming VG259QM - 370 euro
      Option B: 1440p - 144hz - IPS - 27 inch --> Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ - 450 euro

    If you guys have any other parts that have a better price / performance ratio or just see things that could be improved, let me know.

    The setup so far:
    CPU-> AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Boxed € 309
    MOBO -> Gigabyte X570 Aorus PRO € 214,17
    GPU -> Asus DUAL GeForce RTX 3070 € 619
    CASE-> Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 Closed Panel € 124
    Monitor -> Asus TUF Gaming VG259QM Zwart € 372,87
    RAM -> 2x Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4B € 150,-
    PSU - Fractal Design ION+ 760W Platinum € 113,99
    SSD - Kingston A2000 1TB € 105

    2000 euro with the 1080p
    2080 euro with the 1440p

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