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Now, only <=3200mhz is officially supported, but from what I've read, that doesn't seem to matter?
The Infinity fabric will scale up to 3600MHz on its own so your memory and infinity fabric is 1:1. Beyond that and you need to overclock.
 

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I've always personally doubled my required ram. If they recommend 8 I do 16. If they recommend 16 I go 32. To double it again to 64 just wasn't in the pocket book but from everything I've read about my needs 32 is the sweet spot for now. I was gaming on 16gb 8 years ago and I never had any issues. Personally, I'd never go lower.
I'm still gaming on 16GB :) I don't think there are many games that actually suffer from 8GB if you don't run much in the background.
 

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And at 2.5 grand you call that budget conscious ?

Vertical GPU would be a no-no unless you use a Thermaltake P3. You get a 120$ cpu and 90$ cooler, that is an obvious imbalance. Just get a Wraith Prism heatsink from a Ryzen 9 owner that is RGB as well. Monitor setup : I wouldn't change 3 monitors for a single one, can do 4k with 2 monitors, see a lot more details and use a 3rd one on a different, lower power gpu, single slot (GT1030 or GT730), for web surfing and youtube at 1080p or lower resolution. DDR4-3600 memory is mandatory to scale 1:1 with the IF bus.
If you are going with a Gigabyte GPU I would also change the mobo to a Gigabyte one. White GPU? Maybe personal preference but I would go with the AORUS model. And because you would drop the expensive monitors I would take the 3600X, more grunt. Although it shows in the list it is assumed that you can buy the Prism heatsink at half price from a Ryzen 7/9 owner.

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pvJ7Jb)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3WYLrH/amd-ryzen-5-3600x-38-thz-6-core-processor-100-100000022box) | $204.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [AMD Wraith Max 55.78 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8XX2FT/amd-wraith-max-558-cfm-cpu-cooler-199-999575) | $89.34 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LJxbt6/gigabyte-x570-gaming-x-atx-am4-motherboard-x570-gaming-x) | $169.99 @ Best Buy
**Memory** | [G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JgLwrH/gskill-trident-z-neo-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gtznc) | $114.49 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital SN750 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/R37v6h/western-digital-sn750-1-tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds100t3xhc) | $179.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB AORUS Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XJxbt6/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-8-gb-aorus-video-card-gv-n207saorus-8gc) | $589.99 @ Best Buy
**Case** | [Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3yx2FT/thermaltake-core-p3-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-1g4-00m1wn-06) | $139.99 @ Amazon
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$1488.78**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2020-05-26 21:13 EDT-0400 |
 
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I think you misunderstand a few of the items on there and what I mean by budget conscious. I'm not doing a budget build, I'm doing a build that is conscious of having a budget. Like, no splurging on 2080Ti and buying parts with a good performance to cost ratio (while still getting close to desired gaming performance at high resolution)... and the monitors shouldn't be considered part of the budget at this point in time. It is really up in the air if I'll be able to afford a new monitor, but that will be a pure splurge if I do.

I've been debating about using the coolmaster 212 black (about $50), but I want the thermal room to do higher overclock. and I'm not doing any RGB on the build. As for the choice of the 3300X, that was already discussed in this thread. My plan is to get the next gen of Ryzen at the end of the year and the 3300x is intended to be a filler between me building and the final build.
 

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For budget reasons I started looking at cutting out the nvme drive. Thoughts with respect to this being a gaming and browsing rig? After some further research, I can't see any benefit to nvme for playing video games over a 2.5" SSD.
 

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It won’t be massively different. Do you mean using 2.5” ssd you have, or buying one?
 

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