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Old 12-10-2018, 12:28 AM   #1
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Building gaming pc - Need advice

Hi all, I'm building a new gaming PC. I intend to play games such as Fortnite, Overwatch, Tomb Raider & Guild Wars 2 ec. My Budget is $1500. Any advice regarding this build?

- AMD Ryzen 5 2600X ($475 Tradepac)
- Asus TUF B450-Plus Gaming (bundled)
- KLEVV Bolt 2666MHZ CL16, 8GB x 2pcs ($230 PC Themes)
- LITEON MU3 240GB SSD ($69 PC Themes)
- Toshiba 1TB HDD ($52 Tradepac)
- Sapphire RTX580 8GB ($399 including Free Gaming Bundle, Convergent)
- Andyson 650W PSU (re-use)
- Casing ???
- Monitor ??? (I'm using a very old Samsung 22" LCD screen, 1920 x 1080, 60hz)

Total: $1225

I have some questions

1) I7-8700K VS Ryzen 2600X. Any recommendations? From what I read, Ryzen seems more value for money, for a slight dip in performance.

2) I read that some Ryzen users suffer from heat issues in their pc. If I get Ryzen, should I invest in an additional fan? E.g. ID Cooling Frost flow +120 ($58 PC Themes)

3) Is it worth spending a little more for 3000mhz/3200mhz ram sticks for Ryzen 2600x? I don't overclock.

4) Sapphire RTX580 8GB ($399 + Gaming Bundle, Convergent) vs Galax GTX1060 6GB OC ($389 PC Themes). Any recommendations? They seem close in performance.

Sorry for the wall of text.

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