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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am planning to build a gaming PC,after doing some research and watching lots of reviews, this is the final spec list I came up with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fGWcp8

 

The only problem is it is slightly over budget for me, so will it be possible to substitute a few things to make it a few dollars cheaper? I know the Kraken x63 is unnecessary but I really like the look of it so please dont make me take it out 🙂

Bottom line is that if I cant get equivalent performance at lower a price, I am prepared to spend the money for this but I definitely cannot go above it.

 

Also, just to make sure, if I do end up buying this exact spec, are there some compatibility issues or something that I should be aware of? Thanks in advance

 

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4 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

I am planning to build a gaming PC,after doing some research and watching lots of reviews, this is the final spec list I came up with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fGWcp8

 

The only problem is it is slightly over budget for me, so will it be possible to substitute a few things to make it a few dollars cheaper? I know the Kraken x63 is unnecessary but I really like the look of it so please dont make me take it out 🙂

Bottom line is that if I cant get equivalent performance at lower a price, I am prepared to spend the money for this but I definitely cannot go above it.

 

Also, just to make sure, if I do end up buying this exact spec, are there some compatibility issues or something that I should be aware of? Thanks in advance

 

get a larger capacity ssd

 

other than that looks good

 

cant say anything about the monitor keyboard and mouse, sorry idk much about them


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1 minute ago, PoopThatTookAPee said:

get a larger capacity ssd

I am not planning to store any games on it, just the OS and some programs, so I thought 250 should be enough for it.

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8 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

I am planning to build a gaming PC,after doing some research and watching lots of reviews, this is the final spec list I came up with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fGWcp8

 

The only problem is it is slightly over budget for me, so will it be possible to substitute a few things to make it a few dollars cheaper? I know the Kraken x63 is unnecessary but I really like the look of it so please dont make me take it out 🙂

Bottom line is that if I cant get equivalent performance at lower a price, I am prepared to spend the money for this but I definitely cannot go above it.

 

Also, just to make sure, if I do end up buying this exact spec, are there some compatibility issues or something that I should be aware of? Thanks in advance

 

everything is perfect but if you want your pc to look good you could go with a better case like the nzxt h510. 

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6 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

The only problem is it is slightly over budget for me, so will it be possible to substitute a few things to make it a few dollars cheaper? I know the Kraken x63 is unnecessary but I really like the look of it so please dont make me take it out

One possible solution would be to stick with the stock Wraith Prism cooler for now and then later upgrade to the Kraken X63 or another cooler in a few months time after you save up a bit more money.

 

How much are you trying to save off the current build price?


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1 minute ago, AncientPistol said:

I am not planning to store any games on it, just the OS and some programs, so I thought 250 should be enough for it.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KTMF27

 

hows this?

 

notes:

1. increased RAM speed, youll benefit from 3600 mhz instead of 3200 mhz

2. increased capacity for ssd, you can still load some games on there :)

 

have you bought these parts yet? if not i strongly recommend not to yet


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system 2: Athlon X2 250, 2048 MB DDR3 Memory, 3x500 GB 6G HDDs, Integrated Graphics, Random Hack Motherboard and PSU

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system 3: in the works, waiting for Zen3 and Ampere/Big Navi :3

senpai suck my ass, we'll be together

senpai suck my ass, it will last forever

senpai suck my ass, its a sweet sensation

senpai suck my ass, these words are desperation

i dont know if you will like it

but i think that you should try its

senpai please just do this for me

some say it tastes like potpourri

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If you're tight on budget, delete the water cooling, just go with the stock heatsink for now.

250gb ssd is enough if you don't install any game, but you may want to check Crucial P1, you can get 500gb for the same price.

everything else should be fine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, PoopThatTookAPee said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KTMF27

 

hows this?

 

notes:

1. increased RAM speed, youll benefit from 3600 mhz instead of 3200 mhz

2. increased capacity for ssd, you can still load some games on there :)

 

have you bought these parts yet? if not i strongly recommend not to yet

I would like to do the same, but like I said I cannot put more money into it so any upgrades in this would have to be at the cost of something else

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3 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

I would like to do the same, but like I said I cannot put more money into it so any upgrades in this would have to be at the cost of something else

would you consider getting a cheaper case or a cheaper aio/air cooler or even a cheaper b550 motherboard?

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zQyF27

remove the aio and problem solved


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system 2: Athlon X2 250, 2048 MB DDR3 Memory, 3x500 GB 6G HDDs, Integrated Graphics, Random Hack Motherboard and PSU

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system 3: in the works, waiting for Zen3 and Ampere/Big Navi :3

senpai suck my ass, we'll be together

senpai suck my ass, it will last forever

senpai suck my ass, its a sweet sensation

senpai suck my ass, these words are desperation

i dont know if you will like it

but i think that you should try its

senpai please just do this for me

some say it tastes like potpourri

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5 minutes ago, DarkAavenger777 said:

everything is perfect but if you want your pc to look good you could go with a better case like the nzxt h510. 

How, in any way, is the H510 better than the Meshify S2?


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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($279.30 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: GeIL EVO X II 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($77.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($59.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card  ($769.00 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($159.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($115.97 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: BenQ EX2780Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($449.99 @ Adorama) 
Keyboard: Cooler Master CK550 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($94.99 @ Adorama) 
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Total: $2102.19
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1 minute ago, AncientPistol said:

I would like to do the same, but like I said I cannot put more money into it so any upgrades in this would have to be at the cost of something else

also, what i would suggest is to wait till mid september to build your pc.

 

new generation CPUs and GPUs are coming, and theyll provide a MASSIVE performance boost over current gen top-line hardware. since youre going for a 2080 super, if you wait you may be able to get a 3080 suuper ;)


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system 1: Pentium E5200, 1024 MB DDR2 Memory, 320GB 3G HDD, Intel GMA 3100 Graphics, Random Hack Motherboard and PSU

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system 2: Athlon X2 250, 2048 MB DDR3 Memory, 3x500 GB 6G HDDs, Integrated Graphics, Random Hack Motherboard and PSU

Quote

system 3: in the works, waiting for Zen3 and Ampere/Big Navi :3

senpai suck my ass, we'll be together

senpai suck my ass, it will last forever

senpai suck my ass, its a sweet sensation

senpai suck my ass, these words are desperation

i dont know if you will like it

but i think that you should try its

senpai please just do this for me

some say it tastes like potpourri

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Spotty said:

One possible solution would be to stick with the stock Wraith Prism cooler for now and then later upgrade to the Kraken X63 or another cooler in a few months time after you save up a bit more money.

 

How much are you trying to save off the current build price?

I just wanted to see if I can save any money while retaining the same performance I will get with my current specs, but if I could cut like a $100 that would be really nice.

 

I like the idea of postponing the Kraken but then wouldn't I have to buy a couple of case fans in that case to ensure adequate airflow?

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Just now, AncientPistol said:

I just wanted to see if I can save any money while retaining the same performance I will get with my current specs, but if I could cut like a $100 that would be really nice.

 

I like the idea of postponing the Kraken but then wouldn't I have to buy a couple of case fans in that case to ensure adequate airflow?

You could get some $5 Arctic 120mm fans which perform great for the price and will get air moving through the case. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, PoopThatTookAPee said:

also, what i would suggest is to wait till mid september to build your pc.

 

new generation CPUs and GPUs are coming, and theyll provide a MASSIVE performance boost over current gen top-line hardware. since youre going for a 2080 super, if you wait you may be able to get a 3080 suuper ;)

wouldnt 3080 be super expensive at launch?

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Just now, AncientPistol said:

wouldnt 3080 be super expensive at launch?

They should be the same price as current components. 


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3 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

I like the idea of postponing the Kraken but then wouldn't I have to buy a couple of case fans in that case to ensure adequate airflow?

There's fans included with the Meshify S2. Pre-installed as 2x intake at the front and 1x exhaust at the rear. That should be able to provide adequate airflow.

 

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Three Dynamic X2 fans pre-installed as dual intakes and rear exhaust for balanced airflow

https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/meshify/meshify-s2/black/


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3 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

but if I could cut like a $100 that would be really nice.

My edit almost $200 savings, +512gb ssd & 3600 ram.

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2 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

wouldnt 3080 be super expensive at launch?

 

1 minute ago, gloop said:

They should be the same price as current components. 

And existing components may come down in price when they launch too.

 

The best place I could see for some savings would be to get a different NVME drive and save the AIO purchase for later. @SupaKomputa's build looks good to me.


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