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Contrapak

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Hello.

I'm in the middle of upgrading my PC, in preparation of the RTX 3000 series and Cyberpunk 2077, and wanted to get a vibe check on my current build. All the parts, except the GPU, have been purchased.

I mainly use this machine for gaming and heavy development work; no video editing, streaming or 4K gaming.

I plan to buy the 3080, either on Thursday, when it releases, or a few weeks after.

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor​

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler​

Motherboard:
MSI MEG X570 UNIFY ATX AM4 Motherboard​

Memory:
Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory​

Storage:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive​
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive​
Samsung 750 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive​

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 -> RTX 3080​

Power Supply:
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply​

Case:
Corsaid Carbide Spec-01​

Thanks for your help.
 
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Robert17

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Welcome to OCF!

What does 'heavy development work' entail?

What's your budget?

MB you list is probably more than you need.
 

EarthDog

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at a high level it looks good.

* I'd look at DDR4 3600 CL14/16 memory instead of the slower 3200 CL16.
* You can easily get away with a B550 based motherboard if you chose to and save some cash.
* For storage, I would get an NVMe based drive for the OS and w/e else you want to put on it.
 
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Contrapak

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What does 'heavy development work' entail?

Mostly software development. My time between development and gaming is 50-50. That's what I meant.

What's your budget?

I meant to write that I've already purchased or owned the components, except the GPU.

MB you list is probably more than you need.

Yeah, I figured that would be the case. I did a lot of research for the MoBo, and I'm happy with my purchase :)

* I'd look at DDR4 3600 CL14/16 memory instead of the slower 3200 CL16.

Good suggestion. I bought the RAM from Walmart, so I hope I can return them for faster sticks.

* You can easily get away with a B550 based motherboard if you chose to and save some cash.

I meant to write that I already own all the components, except the GPU.
 

EarthDog

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Love it when its already bought and THEN people ask.... lol. :)

But yeah, a build in 2020 needs an NVMe drive! SATA is so 2010. :p
 
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Contrapak

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Love it when its already bought and THEN people ask.... lol.
Hah. Yeah, I can understand the counter-intuitiveness of that. However, I'm in a position to make last-minute switches should there be any significant issues with what I already have.

But yeah, a build in 2020 needs an NVMe drive! SATA is so 2010.

Interesting. I'm might consider this. You're not the only person who suggested this.
 

Robert17

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Then I'll be another 'only person' to suggest it as well. Use it as a boot drive, maybe frequently used apps as well. You'll love the 5-6 second boot-to-login times.
 

Blaylock

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Looks like a good build. If you are unable to return the ram you could always attempt an overclock. Many 3200 speed memory can reach 3600 speeds without even a voltage bump. I haven't had the oportunity to play with Patriot ram since DDR3 though.
 
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Contrapak

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Then I'll be another 'only person' to suggest it as well. Use it as a boot drive, maybe frequently used apps as well. You'll love the 5-6 second boot-to-login times.

Good to know. I'll definitely consider it ;)

Looks like a good build. If you are unable to return the ram you could always attempt an overclock. Many 3200 speed memory can reach 3600 speeds without even a voltage bump. I haven't had the oportunity to play with Patriot ram since DDR3 though.

I'm actually eligible to return the RAM, so I can swap it for a 3600.

For a development machine, I would recommend 32gb RAM minimum.

Good tip. Thanks.