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High-End 1440p Gaming/Streaming PC Guide- Q1 2020

If you’re looking to upgrades towards 1440p gaming and looking to buy a system to compliment it, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and the RTX 2070 Super couldn’t have come at a better time. While most people who are making a graphics card upgrade will love the RTX 2070 Super 8G as an option, its not always easy to work on a budget when you’re building the whole system. Luckily, the RX 5700XT 8G came at the right time. It is not as if it had a worthy AMD Radeon predecessor to succeed- Radeon VII is that weird family member nobody talks about and the RX Vega 64 is lost somewhere.

While AAA titles are the first to come in their mind, a lot of people play games like Stardew Valley and console emulated games. Even older games like Half-Life gets love. This is where DirectX 11 and below performance counts a lot. NVIDIA ditched its DLSS for Image Sharpening.

Processor: Ryzen 5 3600

Why not the Ryzen 5 2600?

While it made sense to have that option between R7 2700X and R7 3700X irrespective of the location, it depends on your location and retail pricing. At the time of writing, the R5 2600 in India costs Rs. 12,149/- and Rs. 16,629/- for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600. Hex-core is the current standard. Sure, you get a better value with the 2600, but there’s an average 30% performance increase with R5 3600 with a good mid-to-high end graphics card on 1440p. When you buy a system, its going to be with you for a long time. That’s not the case with the Extreme performance PC build guide.

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

16GB CL16 3200MHz Memory: Vengeance LPX/ TridentZ RGB

Graphics Card: Pulse RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6/ RTX 2070 Super Windforce OC 8G

Why include the RTX 2070 8G Super?

The reason the Radeon RX 5700XT is attractive is the pricing. It is visibly cheaper than the RTX 2070 8G. While it doesn’t blow it out of the water, the RTX 2060 Super just looks like a silly purchase unless it has a price drop. But RTX 2060 Super will have to put up with RX 5700.

The reason I’ve included RTX 2070 Super 8G, is because many users look at build guides to make a single purchase- a graphics card. Many users prefer hassle-less installation. A good deal of them ignored my previous AMD Radeon for Nvidia, even if it costs high. AMD Radeon’s track record with its graphics card drivers is not as consistent as Nvidia. While personally, it is unfair to shoot down one product based on previous track record, AMD needs to do something about it rather than shoot via marketing. At the same time, they need to have NVENC type encoding and get OBS & other variants onboard. 1440p gaming+ 1080p60 capable NVENC encoding for streaming? Its a huge market- and they’re on Twitch, Mixer, Youtube and DLive!

Storage: Crucial BX500 480GB

Power Supply: (80 Plus Gold) Corsair TX550M / EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3

PC Case: iCUE 220T/ Meshify-C/ MasterCase H500

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