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My first gaming and streaming pc build - $2000.00 budget

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone.  I am planning to build my first pc.  It will be used for gaming and streaming as well as some web design work and video editing for youtube.  My budget is $2000.00 USD though I would go a little over that if it is helpful performance wise.  I play mostly competitive fps games like apex legends and pubg though I will likely play different types of games as well.  The priority with the build is performance in fast paced competitive fps games and also streaming those games to twitch and youtube.  I know the ideal setup would be to have a two pc setup with one for gaming and one for streaming but for now I will be using one pc to do both.  I heard about a new encoding nvenc with nvidia cards that makes it much easier to stream from the same pc you game on.  With that I think nvidia would be the type of gpu I want as I will likely be getting a g sync 1440p 27" 165hz monitor like the asus PG278QR.  The monitor is not part of this budget though.

 

I would like a really powerful pc within this budget that will last for several years.  I may get some rgb parts but that is not a priority so yes it is great if it fits into the budget but if I can have better performance from different non rgb parts I would prefer the extra money be spent on better performing parts.  I want a really good cooling system in it so that it can stay cool even when it is running for several hours as my gaming sessions are often 10+ hours.  I have plenty of room so if a big case is needed for better air flow then I have room for it.  Would it be worth it to save a little longer to get the 2080ti instead of the 2080 especially with me gaming and streaming from the same pc?  Is there a big difference in the performance?  I want the stream to be very high quality.

 

Here are a few things that I do know I want.

 

  • intel i9 9900k processor.
  • nvidia rtx 2080 gpu - is one with three fans the best?  I do want to do gsync for the monitor.
  • I may upgrade to a 2080ti in the future so I want the computer to be able to do that seamlessly without having to swap out additional parts.
  • I want at least 32gb of high speed memory though have thought about doing 64gb of memory - is that really needed?
  • I do not know anything about overclocking but if that is something that would be beneficial for me performance wise I would want the parts to be able to do that if needed.
  • I do not want to cheap out on any of the parts if possible so if I need to go a little over the $2000.00 budget I will if it means better performance.

 

Thank you everyone in advance for any tips or information you may have.

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7 minutes ago, webguy said:

 

 

I got you. Give me about 10 minutes :) Ill make it kinda of a workstation without many lights. Since it sounds like it doesnt matter. 


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.2GHZ 1.4V | Ram: 16GB Corsair LPX 3000 DDR4 | MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIMUM  | GPU: EVGA RTX2080 XC OC: 2340 Core | 960 EVO Samsung 500GB M.2 | 850 EVO Samsung 250GB M.2 | Samsung 1TB QVO SSD | 1TB HDD WD Blue 

 

Laptop for school: Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 7200U 8GB Ram 128gb SSD in platinum :)

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.2GHZ 1.4V | Ram: 16GB Corsair LPX 3000 DDR4 | MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIMUM  | GPU: EVGA RTX2080 XC OC: 2340 Core | 960 EVO Samsung 500GB M.2 | 850 EVO Samsung 250GB M.2 | Samsung 1TB QVO SSD | 1TB HDD WD Blue 

 

Laptop for school: Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 7200U 8GB Ram 128gb SSD in platinum :)

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16 minutes ago, webguy said:

Thank you everyone in advance for any tips or information you may have.

You don't need 32GB of RAM. Check out this build: 


Intel® Xeon® X5675 @4.25GHz 1.32V (Multiplier: x25.0, BCLK: 170, Uncore: 3570) || NZXT HAVIK 140 || ASUS P6X58-E WS || Crucial DDR3-1360 8-9-9-24 (2x4GB) || ASUS STRIX GTX 770 || Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" SSD || Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) || Corsair AX860i 80+ Platinum || Windows 10 Professional || CPU-Z Validation

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($529.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($185.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($759.69 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2060.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-15 16:52 EDT-0400


Current Build Log:

 

Original Build:

 

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I like how everyone is just kinda changing ram capacity or brand and don't make any significance changes on the rest of the PC, even though I know it will be hard cause that's probably what would you get with that price range

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1 hour ago, Oalei said:

I like how everyone is just kinda changing ram capacity or brand and don't make any significance changes on the rest of the PC, even though I know it will be hard cause that's probably what would you get with that price range

What significant changes would you make ? Maybe post a build if you don't like any of the above ones.


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8 hours ago, lee32uk said:

What significant changes would you make ? Maybe post a build if you don't like any of the above ones.

Well I like all of them if something I could change maybe the psu not going for over 600W that's it

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you everyone for the information.  I will try to single out each part individually to find the best of each part then put together a part list.  Thanks!

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On 3/15/2019 at 1:53 PM, Lurick said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($529.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($185.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($759.69 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2060.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-15 16:52 EDT-0400

I am curious why you chose a Gigabyte rtx 2080 over a EVGA 2080?

 

Do you have good experiences with high end Gigabyte cards?

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