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£1000 new gaming system, using old components if suitable (old parts listed in post)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all! I am an avid gamer and looking to update my system. I'm wanting to upgrade my system to help make Cyberpunk 2077 look and play great. I play quite a bit of Overwatch and so want something that will be able to play Overwatch 2 competitively. I am quite keen on getting G-SYNC/FREESYNC and playing at 144fps on a 144hz monitor.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks.

Budget Range: ~£1000 before shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I was looking at ACER PREDATOR XB253QGP as it comes with 144hz and G-SYNC. Please exclude cost of monitor from system price.

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, GPU, mobo, RAM, potentially SSD. My current power supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Do you need to buy OS: Not sure (how do I check if I have an OEM license of Windows?). If I do please exclude this from cost.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Providers with quick delivery in the UK.

Location: London, United Kingdom.

Parts Preferences: None.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: Priority is refresh rate and G-SYNC. Preferenced 2560 x 1440, considering 4k if graphics card can handle it.

 

Peripherals: I have a mouse, keyboard and speakers

Additional Comments:
Potential reuse of case, PSU, Optical drive and storage. Not too sure about CPU cooler. Curreny system parts listed below.
I play a lot of Overwatch and will likely play a lot of Overwatch 2 upon release.
I mainly building now as I want to be ready for the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
The quality of the image matters a lot to me. I am planning to colour calibrate the monitor I get.
I would like a system and monitor that support GSync / FreeSync.
I would prefer a 144hz monitor.
I need WiFi and bluetooth (bluetooth for headphone connection).
If I can reuse old components I will, but if they will be a bottle neck I am happy to switch them out.
I would prefer a system that can support 4k gaming and VR, although this is a lesser desire than 144hz gameplay.
I'm not sure whether I should get a newer and bigger SSD.
I prefer a quiter system.
Quite keen on monitor recommedations.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
My system is outdated. I want a system that will make Cyberpunk 2077 look and feel great to play. I can't get a consistent 60fps on Overwatch anymore. My system doesn't play games like Destiny 2 smoothly. I want to build something that makes games look great,
with a secondary utility of being able to play games like Overwatch with a competitive edge.

Current system: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BHg999

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.36 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (one stick doesn't work anymore)
Storage: Crucial M4 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4 GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 19:26 GMT+0000

A build recommended to me by a friend: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/b9rgFG

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£259.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£27.77 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£107.80 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£120.45 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card (£580.98 @ Box Limited)
Total: £1096.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 19:51 GMT+0000

Thanks for taking the time to read over my post :)

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Get the Tomahawk MAX mobo, with the Ryzen 3600 cpu and 2x8gb of 3600 ram, then get a good gpu and whatever storage you require.

 

 

Also dont forget to get the cheapest case you can, saves money on it so you can spend money on wiser choices.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the recommendation :)

I was hoping my Fractal case would suffice for the time being. With the Tomahawk MAX mobo being ATX I think I will be OK. 

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33 minutes ago, Lsakurifaisu said:

A build recommended to me by a friend: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/b9rgFG

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card (£580.98 @ Box Limited)

RTX2070S for almost 2080S price, great friend.

 

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37 minutes ago, Lsakurifaisu said:

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

can i buy the mobo and the cpu for a reasonable price from you?

 

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6 hours ago, Lsakurifaisu said:


Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I was looking at ACER PREDATOR XB253QGP as it comes with 144hz and G-SYNC. Please exclude cost of monitor from system price.

nvidia cards support freesync now, which is much cheaper than a g-sync monitor.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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7 hours ago, Ralf said:

RTX2070S for almost 2080S price, great friend.

 

Solid recommend. The Fuma 2 is a great unit as well.

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8 hours ago, Lsakurifaisu said:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£259.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£27.77 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£107.80 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£120.45 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card (£580.98 @ Box Limited)
Total: £1096.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 19:51 GMT+0000

I agree with the previous recommends.

  • The R5 3600 has two fewer cores, but retains SMT and all speed for a good savings. If you're concerned about buying r5 for longevity, it's very unlikely that the extra two cores or four threads will ever be missed in a gaming PC.
  • The B450 Strix boards are a bit underwhelming in VRM delivery. (I know! Strix is usually a pretty good option!) The MSI Tomahawk, A-Pro, and Gaming Pro Carbon series are kinda where it's at.
  • The 212 EVO is a pretty dated unit. The included Wraith cooler with Ryzen is similar in performance and it's free. If you want a solid cooler on there, there is the eSports Duo, Fuma 2, NH-D12, Dark Rock 4, etc. - Either spend a bit more, or spend nothing :) 
  • Ryzen feeds off of good RAM. 3600mhz at CL16 is ideal for Zen 2. 2400mhz is actually performance throttling. Also if this is a gaming build, then 16GB is more than enough. I never see games go over 12GB of use, and that's like... Rare. Most sit around 8-10GB.
  • As pointed out above, the Strix cooler is so pricey that you could get a 2080 Super with a non-Strix cooler for just a touch more. (Significant performance gains.)

Significant performance gains for a savings :)

Also just for fun, I matched your price and the above performance with full RGB. (The 2080S cooler was a cost hike. It's barely more expensive than the above build with the Gaming OC instead.)

 

 

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