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Is This A Good Setup For High Performance???

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#1 mel_bel


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:42 PM

I have been saving up for a while now so that i can buy a really powerful set up. I plan to do a lot of video editing, graphic design, and gaming. Before i buy everything i would like to know what others think. I don't know very much about computers so please help me out. 

MONITOR: Dell P2415Q 24" Ultra HD 4K Monitor

1 x AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6-Core 3.2GHz AM4 Processor YD1600BBAEBOX https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113435

1 x Gigabyte AORUS GA-AX370-GAMING K5 AM4 DDR4 Motherboard ATX https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128992

1 x Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz Memory CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 

Primary Hard Disk
1 x Samsung 960 PRO NVME M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6P512BW https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147596

Secondary Hard Disk
1 x WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6.0 HDD WD10EZEX

Video Card
1 x Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 

Optical Drive
1 x Asus DRW-24B3ST 24X DVD SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 Intel/AMD High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CW-9060007-WW https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181030

Power Supply
1 x Corsair CS Series 750W Modular 80Plus Gold CP-9020078-NA https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139061

1 x Corsair Carbide Air 540 Mid Tower Case CC-9011030-WW https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022

1 x Asus Wifi AC1200 Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe/mPCIe Adapter PCE-AC55BT/CA https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320293

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:24 AM

Monitor: 24 inch 4K @ 60Hz, that combo just does not sound good. I suggest more like 1440p 27 inch


CPU: I'd save some money from monitor and get Ryzen 7 1700


Motherboard: I'd take https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157757 because SSD


Memory: OK


SSD: While that Samsung is fast, right now SSD prices are very high, that Samsung overheats easily and Samsung is soon releasing new models that will replace 960 Pro. So I suggest this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIADF15XV4742 and putting this secondary M.2 slot. Get better SSD for primary M.2 slot later. Asrock has dual M.2 slots.


Hard disk: You'd want at least 2TB drive.


Video card: Let's think that after monitor choice is complete


Optical drive: OK


Cooling: If not overclocking, air cooler is preferable. Even Ryzen Stock cooler is OK.


PSU: Alternative https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053


Case: If you like it, OK


WIFI: Asrock comes with WIFI

#3 dropbear


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:43 PM

all the things you mention the PC will be used for; graphics design, video editing, gaming, all love to use lots of space, so I'm not sure even a 2TB drive will be sufficient 12-24months down the track.

Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.

You won't regret it.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:14 PM

there is indeed some validity to 960 Pro's potentially throttling down to slightly greater than 950 Pro speeds during sustained heavy use...




As to if this throttling would occur within a typical case with at least a wisp off air across the drive(i.e, ruling out most of the goofy cases which like to cover the M.2 slots wtih goofy contraptions fancifully labled as heat sinks which often ironically perform worse than naked air testing without a fancy shroud )on top of it is debatable....

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:19 AM

I think you can do a little cheaper on  a few parts.

I say ditch M.2 drives, they may be fast but prices are not good on them right now.

Just get a standard SATA SSD:


Drop the liquid cooler as the AMD stock cooler is actually very good and if you want overclocking you can replace it with a hyper212 which is dirt cheap right now.
Here are some results for temps comparing AMD's stock cooler and a hyper212:


In short AMD has really gotten good at making really nice stock coolers, sure they will get warm when overclocking but they are still very good at their jobs.



Ditch the 4k monitor as its not really worth it, even 1080p is still viable for your desired workload.


Then change the case, if low on space you may wish to to go MATX or mini ITX.

If you want a smaller form factor we can discuss options but I feel the Corsair air case is overpriced.

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