First PC Build - Ryzen 5 3600 - GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

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Posted 5th May
Hi I am planning on embarking on my first ever PC build, I have been watching loads of youtube videos and reading up on a few forums and decided on these parts which I have selected on PCPartPicker they come to £1230

But I thought i’d post it up here before I brought it to see whether any of the experts on here feel it needs tweaking.

I’d be most grateful for any help given.

Thanks
Hagga27

PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…JZf

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£155.50 @ AWD-IT)

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£108.50 @ AWD-IT)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£99.99 @ Box Limited)

Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£64.45 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.97 @ CCL Computers)

Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (£389.99 @ Amazon UK)

Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.33 @ Aria PC)

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£77.58 @ Aria PC)

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCIe x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter (£11.27 @ CCL Computers)

Monitor: AOC 27G2U/BK 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£205.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1230.57
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as your getting a Wifi adapter anyway maybe worth spending the extra money on a board with built in wifi and bluetooth like the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Wifi which goes for around 120-130
Edited by: "emodan" 5th May
Yeah thats a good idea, is it pretty much the same as the Tomahawk apart from the Wifi?
I just tried changing to the board you said and it flag up a few warning on PCPartPicker.

  • Warning!Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.
  • Note:The MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply does not. This connector is used to supply additional 12V current to the motherboard. While the system will likely still run without it, higher current demands such as extreme overclocking or large video card current draws may require it.
If you can wait a little then I would. Nvidia are likely to announce new card series this month
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX has come down to £100 on Amazon over this month.

If you want all the bells and whistles the MSI x570 TOMAHAWK will be coming out in the next few months @ approx £200

RAM: Corsair VENGEANCELPX16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (Pc4-28800) C181.35V Desktop Memory are cheap at the moment @ £84.98 better performance than the ones you selected but no RGB.

CPU: Spend the the extra you saved on non RGB ram and for £184.74 get the AMD RYZEN 3600X version it will have a better stock cooler than the non xversion and no need to overclock.
Get a cheap nvme ssd instead!

Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-512)
£70
amazon.co.uk/Sab…h=1
Hagga2705/05/2020 13:48

Yeah thats a good idea, is it pretty much the same as the Tomahawk apart …Yeah thats a good idea, is it pretty much the same as the Tomahawk apart from the Wifi?


Yes, pro carbon is widely regarded as the best B450 board. The BIOS should be updated on it for Ryzen 3600 however in the slight chance it is not, it can be updated with USB Flash drive. Straightforward process with plenty vids online.

The other warning is just saying the mobo can take another cable from the power supply to support higher overclocking but the supply doesn't have it. It will work perfectly fine.

As above, NVME SSD will fit onto the mobo so less faff and cleaner set up (and faster)

And please dont go 1080p at 27". You deserve 1440p (QHD) or 4k at this spec of PC. Also consider going 32" 4k if you can stretch though you won't get 144hz at 32" 4k. Check response rates too.
Edited by: "Sam223" 5th May
Taking onboard the above comments Total: £1360.50

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor (£180.15 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard (£124.80 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Black 1 TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.53 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£389.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£73.08 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold C Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ Currys PC World)
Monitor: AOC Q27G2U/BK 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (£273.99 @ Amazon UK)
Ok thanks for the comments they have really helped.

I was finding a lot of the items I had on my original list were out of stock but Lucky88’s list of amended items and shops are all in stock so thanks again for listing it out so clearly.
Sam22305/05/2020 17:27

Yes, pro carbon is widely regarded as the best B450 board. The BIOS should …Yes, pro carbon is widely regarded as the best B450 board. The BIOS should be updated on it for Ryzen 3600 however in the slight chance it is not, it can be updated with USB Flash drive. Straightforward process with plenty vids online. The other warning is just saying the mobo can take another cable from the power supply to support higher overclocking but the supply doesn't have it. It will work perfectly fine.As above, NVME SSD will fit onto the mobo so less faff and cleaner set up (and faster)And please dont go 1080p at 27". You deserve 1440p (QHD) or 4k at this spec of PC. Also consider going 32" 4k if you can stretch though you won't get 144hz at 32" 4k. Check response rates too.


Adequate 4k gaming with this spec is not going to be spectacular....much better suited at 1440 1440@ 144hz imho.
1440 at 144hz is a very, very nice place to game.
Lucky8805/05/2020 18:08

Taking onboard the above comments Total: £1360.50CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X …Taking onboard the above comments Total: £1360.50CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor (£180.15 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard (£124.80 @ AWD-IT) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£92.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£69.98 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Western Digital Black 1 TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.53 @ CCL Computers) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£389.99 @ CCL Computers) Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£73.08 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold C Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ Currys PC World) Monitor: AOC Q27G2U/BK 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (£273.99 @ Amazon UK)


I agree with all of this..........great spec.
Super flower par excellence!!
Looks pretty good, it's not a million miles away from the build i'm gonna do in the coming months. I have went for 2 x 16GB sticks (got them while they were cheap) and i'm waiting for the X570 Tomahawk as I plan to upgrade to 12/16 core at some point and want 2 full speed PCIe 4 M.2 slots and WiFi 6.

I have been looking for cases and am currently looking at 4 different ones, I think i'm going to go for the Phanteks P400A but the Meshify C, CM H500 and PureBase 500DX all look like good choices.
I would consider buying RX 5700 XT graphics card istead of RTX 2060 Super. For same/bit more money you are having better performance. Ofcourse depends on the card manufacture. I bought Sapphire nitro+ 5700 XT and it is excellent!
Also I would suggest 650W power supply, to be on safe side. Maybe you will update CPU down the line for something more powerful and this will ensure you will be able to do that. It is only few pounds more.
Edited by: "Aici" 5th May
Oh and with memory of your choice you are paying extra because of rgb. For that money you can find 16gb 3600mhz kit, but not as nice looking. It will boost performance considerably as ryzen likes a fast memory. CL18 timings will be ok, but faster the better (and more expensive).
Edited by: "Aici" 5th May
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