Solved Help with my first build

July 6, 2017 at 23:04:35
Specs: Windows 10
Link to what I am considering so far: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y77WRG

The problem I am having is with the graphics card. I originally wanted to go with a GTX 1060 6Gb, however with the current prices of graphics cards, I can't afford it. So, I decided to go with the MSI Radeon RX 570. Will the processor be too powerful for this gpu? Will having a better cpu than my gpu affect my gameplay? I plan on upgrading graphics cards in the future, so should I just save up and go with the 1060?

Again, this is my first gaming pc build, so any help at all would be much appreciated!

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July 7, 2017 at 03:11:21
No CPU can be "too powerful" for the GPU.

Turn your question on it's head and ask if the CPU is "powerful enough" for the GPU, because if it isn't it will stifle the performance of the GPU - - a situation known as "bottlenecking".

According to my research, neither a GTX 1060 nor a Radeon RX 570 will be bottlenecked by a Ryzen 7 .


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July 7, 2017 at 13:55:46
Okay, thank you for the reply! Also, do you think it would be better to go with a R5 1600 since I will be gaming only?

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July 8, 2017 at 06:57:09
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If you chose your parts a little more wisely, you should be able to get the video card you want. For instance, you're spending way too much on the power supply. Why pay $100 for a 550W CoolerMaster when you can get a 600W or 650W Corsair for $40?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

I'm not a fan of the case you chose. It's a shame that cases with the power supply mounted on the bottom have become the favorite. Top mount have better cooling characteristics & don't need as many fans.

You could save about $20 bucks by going with this motherboard:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

Plus the RAM you chose is for Intel motherboards (check the description). There are plenty of other choices available that are much cheaper.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

The bottomline is if you are a little more careful with your choices, you could easily save at least $100 & then invest those savings into a better graphics card.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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July 8, 2017 at 16:42:36
Awesome, thank you for the help!

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