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Help saving 150-200$ in my future gaming PC build

Hi everyone,

My uses for the PC are going to be:

The build:

**The prices shown are prices which are published in my country and not in the US.

I want to save somewhere around 200$, the goal is to reach around 1680$ instead of the current build which is around 1860$.

I think I can save money by:

Am I right?

Questions:
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  1. Best answer
    Your location will play a big part.

    The Ryzen7 1700 can be anywhere from $20-$50 cheaper than the 1700X, and can be OC'd to bring it in line.

    Do you truly need the X370 chipset? If SLI etc is not of interest to you, a B350 may well achieve the same end goal.
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2763-amd-chipset-comparison-x370-b350-a320

    1. Yes, you could opt for a lesser cooler. You don't "need" the NH-D15, but it is a quality cooler, rivalling some of the better AIOs.
    2. Performance-wise, Ryzen benefits from faster RAM speeds. 3000MHz seems to be the "sweet spot", with >3000MHz speeds showing diminishing returns.

    Q1. Yes. Not sure why AMD would list that.
    Q2. It's a great board, but potentially unnecessary (see above). Which one you should buy, is a board that has all the features you need, and fits within your budget. From what you've described as a use case, and the components you've listed..... I don't see any reason for any X370 board over a B350.
  2. Easily... Drop to a 1700, get a cheaper x370 board, or a higher end b350 (both will allow good ocing), and get a cheaper pair of 3200 ram, that's pretty expensive for 3200cl16 ram I bet you can find cl14 for not much more
  3. Barty1884 said:
    Your location will play a big part.

    The Ryzen7 1700 can be anywhere from $20-$50 cheaper than the 1700X, and can be OC'd to bring it in line.

    Do you truly need the X370 chipset? If SLI etc is not of interest to you, a B350 may well achieve the same end goal.
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2763-amd-chipset-comparison-x370-b350-a320

    1. Yes, you could opt for a lesser cooler. You don't "need" the NH-D15, but it is a quality cooler, rivalling some of the better AIOs.
    2. Performance-wise, Ryzen benefits from faster RAM speeds. 3000MHz seems to be the "sweet spot", with >3000MHz speeds showing diminishing returns.

    Q1. Yes. Not sure why AMD would list that.
    Q2. It's a great board, but potentially unnecessary (see above). Which one you should buy, is a board that has all the features you need, and fits within your budget. From what you've described as a use case, and the components you've listed..... I don't see any reason for any X370 board over a B350.


    Anonymous said:
    Easily... Drop to a 1700, get a cheaper x370 board, or a higher end b350 (both will allow good ocing), and get a cheaper pair of 3200 ram, that's pretty expensive for 3200cl16 ram I bet you can find cl14 for not much more


    First of all, thank you very much for replying!

    Can you recommend me a good B350 board?
  4. Storage - A single 256GB SSD is nowhere near enough for all that use.
    OS + VM + VM + VisualStudio is already probably too much.
  5. Another cost saving measure you could do is to drop down to the R5 1600. Not the huge 8 core, but still gives you 6 cores and 12 threads. That's what I'm running in my system, overclocked to 3.7ghz on stock cooling, pretty happy so far. I do have another cooler coming in though, maybe I can push it a little more.

    Also, as others said, drop into a b350 board if you will only use a single card.
  6. USAFRet said:
    Storage - A single 256GB SSD is nowhere near enough for all that use.
    OS + VM + VM + VisualStudio is already probably too much.

    Yes you are correct, I am sorry, I forgot to mention that I also own a 650GB Hardisk
  7. matan.givo said:
    USAFRet said:
    Storage - A single 256GB SSD is nowhere near enough for all that use.
    OS + VM + VM + VisualStudio is already probably too much.

    Yes you are correct, I am sorry, I forgot to mention that I also own a 650GB Hardisk


    OK
  8. Barty1884 said:
    Your location will play a big part.

    The Ryzen7 1700 can be anywhere from $20-$50 cheaper than the 1700X, and can be OC'd to bring it in line.

    Do you truly need the X370 chipset? If SLI etc is not of interest to you, a B350 may well achieve the same end goal.
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2763-amd-chipset-comparison-x370-b350-a320

    1. Yes, you could opt for a lesser cooler. You don't "need" the NH-D15, but it is a quality cooler, rivalling some of the better AIOs.
    2. Performance-wise, Ryzen benefits from faster RAM speeds. 3000MHz seems to be the "sweet spot", with >3000MHz speeds showing diminishing returns.

    Q1. Yes. Not sure why AMD would list that.
    Q2. It's a great board, but potentially unnecessary (see above). Which one you should buy, is a board that has all the features you need, and fits within your budget. From what you've described as a use case, and the components you've listed..... I don't see any reason for any X370 board over a B350.


    In order to use a 3000MHz RAM, do I need to OC?
  9. Is this in AUD or CAD?
    You can easily drop the CPU to a 1700 and a cheaper X370 like the Killer which is still pretty good.
    I wouldn't recommend you going B350 on the R7 Ryzens as they are more power hungry and ultimately if you want to overclock, that might push a bit too much on the poor B350 VRMs that are currently on the market.
  10. ohenryy said:
    Is this in AUD or CAD?
    You can easily drop the CPU to a 1700 and a cheaper X370 like the Killer which is still pretty good.
    I wouldn't recommend you going B350 on the R7 Ryzens as they are more power hungry and ultimately if you want to overclock, that might push a bit too much on the poor B350 VRMs that are currently on the market.


    It's a US dollar, and are you talking about the ASROCK X370-Killer-SLI?
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