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Posted · Original PosterOP

Since my current PC is already 6 years old, I am putting together a new PC, not just one but my personal "dream" PC! The starting point of the PC is the best possible components for a gaming PC with a budget of € 3000 to € 3500, where the entire system must be RGB compatible with Philips Hue Sync and Razer Synapse, so I have currently opted for ASUS (Aura).


At the moment my shopping cart contains the components below where I still wonder if there are better options compared to these components where I stay within my budget. In addition, I am very curious about which memory options you would advise me ...


Shopping cart:

ASUS ROG Strix Helios                                          €    259,00
ASUS ROG Aura Terminal                                      €    119,95
ASUS ROG THOR 850P                                         €    250,00              <--- ASUS ROG STRIX-750G      - € 71,05
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming                           €    195,95
Intel Core i9 9900K                                                  €    545,05
ASUS ROG Strix LC 360                                         €    259,00
G. Skill DDR4 Trident-Z 2x8GB 3200Mhz CL14      €   184,90
Samsung EVO 970 500 GB (Windows 10 Boot)      €   101,00
Sasmung EVO 970 1 TB (Games/Music/Movies)    €   185,00               <--- 
Seagate 2TB  Barracuda     - € 125,10
ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080TI O11G Gaming       € 1330,00


                                                         Current total: € 3429,85                                           Current total: € 3233,70


Personally I am very curious about your ideas, I prefer to order the PC as soon as possible given the current situations ... If any of you have any questions about the reason for the construction, the purpose of the construction or other questions. Feel free to ask, of course I try to answer it as soon as possible.

Current setup:
Razer Huntsman Elite
Razer Mamba Elite
Razer Filrefly V2
Razer Kraken Ultimate
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Set
Philips 272G5DJEB - 27 inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor
3 x Philips Hue Playbars behind my monitor 
1 x Philips Ledstrip behind my desk

Games I play most: 
Battlefield V
COD Modern Warfare
APEX Legends
GTA V

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Kill the smaller ssd and replace it with a hard drive, games don’t benefit with ssd outside of load times, but storage is great to have.


CPU: Intel core i7-8086K Case: CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB Storage: Samsung 960 EVO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal PSU: EVGA 1000 GQ, 80+ GOLD 1000W, Semi Modular GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200mhz Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming

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Why 9900K when the 3900X exists and even costs less?


CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 (3.6GHz; 1.25v) Cooler:  EVGA CLC 240mm Mobo: Asus Strix B350-i GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 14CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial MX300 525GB (Windows) SSD1: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB (Linux) SSD2: Samsung QVO 1TB (data) PSUCorsair SF450 Case: NZXT H200i Monitor1ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz 24"

Laptop

Microsoft Surface

I usually edit my posts immediately after posting them, as I don't check for typos before pressing the shiny SUBMIT button. 

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Other Builds:

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Cooler: Wraith Stealth Mobo: Biostar X370GTN GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB RAM: Corsair LPX 3000MHz 15CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial BX500 480GB PSU: Corsair SF450 Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13B White

 

Retired Devices and Inventory:

  • Asus NV56 17" (i7-3360QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, DDR3 8GB) laptop
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X220 12" (i5 vPro 2520M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Samsung DDR3 1300MHz 9CL 2x4GB) laptop
  • Fractal Design Node 202 case

 

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Sine you have over 3000 dollar budget. R 9 3900x will serve you longer and better. With 12 cores and 24 threads (with good enough cooling, the strix lc 360mm is very good) you will make much better and faster video renderings, workloads etc than i9 9900k. For gaming disabling 4 cores and 8 threads, gives you more overclock headroom to gaming, and it will match the i9 9900k (you can disable them wihtout going into bios). 

 

The ram. 16 gb is enough and with that overkill motherboard you have plenty of headroom to upgrade that in the future. 3600mhz and cl14 is the best for ryzen right now, since money is not the problem.

 

Adata sx8200 pro is very similar to that samsung one, put with lower price. 500gb is enough for windows and your main games. For huge gaming library the 1tb sata ssd will be good enough, since games do not use all of that m.2ssd speed. 2tb hdd for large files etc.

 

The one of the best (and one of the most expensive) rtx 2080tis. Good look, cooling and software.

 

The asus helios is good looking and mid range performing in airflow. Its very overpriced, but it loos kinda nice.

 

I could not find a price for rog thor psu in partpicker, so i put 750 strix psu instead (still good performing, badass look).

 

Since helios comes with 4 non rgb fans. You should buy thermaltake 14 premium edition 3 pack fans. (those in the list are 120mm and not 140mm cuz partpicker did not have the 140mm ones) Mount them in the front, the aio on the top, and you could buy one more 140mm rgb fan at the rear.

 

 


|Ryzen 7 3700x || Asus strix 5700 XT || Asus strix x570-E || G.skill tridentZ Neo 32gb 3666mhz cl16-19-19-19-39 || cooler master ml360 RGB AIO || Kolink Horizon RGB || Thermaltake grand rgb 750w 80+gold psu || samsung 250 gb ssd || toshiba 5400rpm 1tb hdd || HyperX cloud alpha || Corsair k55 || Asus gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz ||   QUOTE ME, FOR ANSWER.       USA partpicker lists for different budgets:Partpicker (1).pdf

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NJ6kzN

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 Partpicker (1).pdf

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Nocte said:

Why 9900K when the 3900X exists and even costs less?

 

In my head there is still a very strong idea that intel is more reliable. I want to use my PC purely for gaming, as well as for administrative tasks, music and films. Not for video rendering.

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Just now, Ph1n3aSs said:

In my head there is still a very strong idea that intel is more reliable

Well use ryzen master to put 4 cores to sleep, then you have same amount of cores than intel. Overclock to 4.75 ghz and boom. Its will be same performing as intel i9 9900k.

 


|Ryzen 7 3700x || Asus strix 5700 XT || Asus strix x570-E || G.skill tridentZ Neo 32gb 3666mhz cl16-19-19-19-39 || cooler master ml360 RGB AIO || Kolink Horizon RGB || Thermaltake grand rgb 750w 80+gold psu || samsung 250 gb ssd || toshiba 5400rpm 1tb hdd || HyperX cloud alpha || Corsair k55 || Asus gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz ||   QUOTE ME, FOR ANSWER.       USA partpicker lists for different budgets:Partpicker (1).pdf

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NJ6kzN

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 Partpicker (1).pdf

 

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3 minutes ago, Ph1n3aSs said:

 

In my head there is still a very strong idea that intel is more reliable. I want to use my PC purely for gaming, as well as for administrative tasks, music and films. Not for video rendering.

In terms of reliability, I have had this AMD Ryzen 1600 for 3 years and I never had a single hiccup. 
 

The 3900X matches 9900K in most games according to benchmarks I’ve seen. 


CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 (3.6GHz; 1.25v) Cooler:  EVGA CLC 240mm Mobo: Asus Strix B350-i GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 14CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial MX300 525GB (Windows) SSD1: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB (Linux) SSD2: Samsung QVO 1TB (data) PSUCorsair SF450 Case: NZXT H200i Monitor1ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz 24"

Laptop

Microsoft Surface

I usually edit my posts immediately after posting them, as I don't check for typos before pressing the shiny SUBMIT button. 

Spoiler

Other Builds:

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Cooler: Wraith Stealth Mobo: Biostar X370GTN GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB RAM: Corsair LPX 3000MHz 15CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial BX500 480GB PSU: Corsair SF450 Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13B White

 

Retired Devices and Inventory:

  • Asus NV56 17" (i7-3360QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, DDR3 8GB) laptop
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X220 12" (i5 vPro 2520M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Samsung DDR3 1300MHz 9CL 2x4GB) laptop
  • Fractal Design Node 202 case

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

Sine you have over 3000 dollar budget. R 9 3900x will serve you longer and better. With 12 cores and 24 threads (with good enough cooling, the strix lc 360mm is very good) you will make much better and faster video renderings, workloads etc than i9 9900k. For gaming disabling 4 cores and 8 threads, gives you more overclock headroom to gaming, and it will match the i9 9900k (you can disable them wihtout going into bios). 

 

The ram. 16 gb is enough and with that overkill motherboard you have plenty of headroom to upgrade that in the future. 3600mhz and cl14 is the best for ryzen right now, since money is not the problem.

 

Adata sx8200 pro is very similar to that samsung one, put with lower price. 500gb is enough for windows and your main games. For huge gaming library the 1tb sata ssd will be good enough, since games do not use all of that m.2ssd speed. 2tb hdd for large files etc.

 

The one of the best (and one of the most expensive) rtx 2080tis. Good look, cooling and software.

 

The asus helios is good looking and mid range performing in airflow. Its very overpriced, but it loos kinda nice.

 

I could not find a price for rog thor psu in partpicker, so i put 750 strix psu instead (still good performing, badass look).

 

Since helios comes with 4 non rgb fans. You should buy thermaltake 14 premium edition 3 pack fans. (those in the list are 120mm and not 140mm cuz partpicker did not have the 140mm ones) Mount them in the front, the aio on the top, and you could buy one more 140mm rgb fan at the rear.

 

 

 

Thank you very much for this extensive response! This afternoon I really have to shift my full focus to my 9 day old son. Tonight I will definitely sit down for this!

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2 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

Well use ryzen master to put 4 cores to sleep, then you have same amount of cores than intel. Overclock to 4.75 ghz and boom. Its will be same performing as intel i9 9900k.

 

You don’t really need to do anything like that to get the chip to match the 9900K in most games. 


CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 (3.6GHz; 1.25v) Cooler:  EVGA CLC 240mm Mobo: Asus Strix B350-i GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 14CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial MX300 525GB (Windows) SSD1: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB (Linux) SSD2: Samsung QVO 1TB (data) PSUCorsair SF450 Case: NZXT H200i Monitor1ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz 24"

Laptop

Microsoft Surface

I usually edit my posts immediately after posting them, as I don't check for typos before pressing the shiny SUBMIT button. 

Spoiler

Other Builds:

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Cooler: Wraith Stealth Mobo: Biostar X370GTN GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB RAM: Corsair LPX 3000MHz 15CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial BX500 480GB PSU: Corsair SF450 Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13B White

 

Retired Devices and Inventory:

  • Asus NV56 17" (i7-3360QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, DDR3 8GB) laptop
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X220 12" (i5 vPro 2520M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Samsung DDR3 1300MHz 9CL 2x4GB) laptop
  • Fractal Design Node 202 case

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
40 minutes ago, Jumballi said:

Kill the smaller ssd and replace it with a hard drive, games don’t benefit with ssd outside of load times, but storage is great to have.

I will look into this for saving some money!

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The ryzne 9 3900x has more cahce than i9 9900k that is why its better similar to i9 9900k when overclocked. Ryzen 9 3900x runs very hot.

 

You can create gaming profile in ryzen master. put 4 cores to sleep, put voltage something beetween 1.325-1.38. And overclock to 4.7ghz+

 

For workload etc you can make profile too. Do not put any cores to sleep. Just put your voltage to 1.33-1.35 and put all of your cores to 4.5ghz-4.6ghz (max turbo) depending on your cooling.

 

You can also make silent mode for youtube etc. Just put 6 cores to sleep and put your clokc and voltage to 1.35 adn 4ghz.

 

Swtiching beetween profiles is very easy. Just 1 click and thats it


|Ryzen 7 3700x || Asus strix 5700 XT || Asus strix x570-E || G.skill tridentZ Neo 32gb 3666mhz cl16-19-19-19-39 || cooler master ml360 RGB AIO || Kolink Horizon RGB || Thermaltake grand rgb 750w 80+gold psu || samsung 250 gb ssd || toshiba 5400rpm 1tb hdd || HyperX cloud alpha || Corsair k55 || Asus gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz ||   QUOTE ME, FOR ANSWER.       USA partpicker lists for different budgets:Partpicker (1).pdf

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NJ6kzN

Read this: 

 

 

 

 

 

 Partpicker (1).pdf

 

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6 minutes ago, Ph1n3aSs said:

Since my current PC is already 6 years old, I am putting together a new PC, not just one but my personal "dream" PC! The starting point of the PC is the best possible components for a gaming PC with a budget of € 3000 to € 3500, where the entire system must be RGB compatible with Philips Hue Sync and Razer Synapse, so I have currently opted for ASUS (Aura).


At the moment my shopping cart contains the components below where I still wonder if there are better options compared to these components where I stay within my budget. In addition, I am very curious about which memory options you would advise me ...


Shopping cart:

ASUS ROG Strix Helios
ASUS ROG Aura Terminal
ASUS ROG THOR 850P
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming
Intel Core i9 9900K
ASUS ROG Strix LC 360
G. Skill DDR4 Trident-Z 2x8GB 3200Mhz CL14
Samsung EVO 970 500 GB
Sasmung EVO 970 1 TB
ASUS RTX 2080TI O11G Gaming


Current total: € 3429.85


Personally I am very curious about your ideas, I prefer to order the PC as soon as possible given the current situations ...

For high end I would not go with a Strix motherboard. I would go with a AORUS board. If it has to be ASUS go Hero.

 

An 970 EVO only benefits open world games that load as you move around the world. Only my modded games that use 4 and 8k textures or 10 X NPCs use the extra speed of the EVO. For all non modified games the SATA SSDs on my other gaming computer do just fine. That may change with games designed for the new consoles.    

For the high end get a 2tb 970 EVO. For games now get a 4tb SATA. 

Since I mod games I would only buy 2tb EVOs. 

 

The boost clock on the ASUS RTX 2080TI O11G Gaming is too low for me to consider it high end.

A 2080 ti it has to run at around 2040 to 2100mhz with a 24/7 overclock to be considered high end. My EVGA FTW3 Ultra can do that with the default fan curve but my EVGA XC can't come close. It also needs a power limit over 124% so it can get the power to maintain high clocks.

A better choice wound be a EVGA Hybrid since it has a higher boost clock(1755) and would stay a lot cooler and that equals higher mhz. It is also on sale at $200 off.

 

I use 3200mhz ram but I am starting to think it was a mistake. If I was buying now I would go with 3600mhz ram since if I decided to go Ryzen next gen I would have ram better suited to it.

 

 


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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2 hours ago, jones177 said:

For high end I would not go with a Strix motherboard. I would go with a AORUS board. If it has to be ASUS go Hero.

 

An 970 EVO only benefits open world games that load as you move around the world. Only my modded games that use 4 and 8k textures or 10 X NPCs use the extra speed of the EVO. For all non modified games the SATA SSDs on my other gaming computer do just fine. That may change with games designed for the new consoles.    

For the high end get a 2tb 970 EVO. For games now get a 4tb SATA. 

Since I mod games I would only buy 2tb EVOs. 

 

The boost clock on the ASUS RTX 2080TI O11G Gaming is too low for me to consider it high end.

A 2080 ti it has to run at around 2040 to 2100mhz with a 24/7 overclock to be considered high end. My EVGA FTW3 Ultra can do that with the default fan curve but my EVGA XC can't come close. It also needs a power limit over 124% so it can get the power to maintain high clocks.

A better choice wound be a EVGA Hybrid since it has a higher boost clock(1755) and would stay a lot cooler and that equals higher mhz. It is also on sale at $200 off.

 

I use 3200mhz ram but I am starting to think it was a mistake. If I was buying now I would go with 3600mhz ram since if I decided to go Ryzen next gen I would have ram better suited to it.

 

 

Thanks for your input! I am wondering why should i go for a Hero instead of a Strix ?

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The Strix and the Hero have VRM issues. The Hero is not as bad. I would not buy either.

 

 

Also I usually use sound cards but not with the Heros. They are as good as a Sound Blaster SBX.  If the Strix has the same chip, go for it.


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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5 minutes ago, jones177 said:

The Strix and the Hero have VRM issues.

well whit the z390 yes. But they are one of the best even if the best x570 motherboards


|Ryzen 7 3700x || Asus strix 5700 XT || Asus strix x570-E || G.skill tridentZ Neo 32gb 3666mhz cl16-19-19-19-39 || cooler master ml360 RGB AIO || Kolink Horizon RGB || Thermaltake grand rgb 750w 80+gold psu || samsung 250 gb ssd || toshiba 5400rpm 1tb hdd || HyperX cloud alpha || Corsair k55 || Asus gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz ||   QUOTE ME, FOR ANSWER.       USA partpicker lists for different budgets:Partpicker (1).pdf

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NJ6kzN

Read this: 

 

 

 

 

 

 Partpicker (1).pdf

 

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