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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): 

 

Ideally around the low $2000, but I'm looking at this as an investment and I typically keep my computers for a while (4-7 Years)

 

Country: 

 

United States

 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 

 

Flight sim 2020

 

microsoft-flight-sim-2020-hardware-specs.jpg

 

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

I was thinking that a VR headset would make more sense than 3 monitors both practical and price wise. I was thinking Rift S or Reverb G2 when it comes out, but I am open to suggestions there as well.

 

I was looking at

 

this costco PC builder: https://www.costco.com/cyberpowerpc-desktop-configurator.product.100040887.html

 

Alienware R11: https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/4v2v

 

Or to build one myself ( this will be my first PC build if I go this route)

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZNNWp8

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($66.98 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($66.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card  ($499.99 @ Best Buy) 
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($134.99 @ Best Buy) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($108.78 @ Other World Computing) 
Total: $1617.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-16 09:29 EDT-0400

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Ehizzlefosho said:

 

I would agree with @boggy77 above. If you don't need the 12 cores and want to save a bit of cash, go for this:

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n8M6wh

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($171.89 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler  ($35.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card  ($719.99 @ Walmart) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($125.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1503.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-16 09:37 EDT-0400

 

I definitely think you're better building your own, and it's really not as daunting as it may seem so long as you do your research.

 

I would also recommend waiting a couple of months for the new GPU launches if possible. With a high budget like yours, it is quite likely there may be some good new options

 

Hope this helps :)


PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

*Useful Link* PSU Tier List: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($273.00 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B550 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Za 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($94.90 @ Walmart) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card  ($719.99 @ Walmart) 
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1607.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-16 09:55 EDT-0400

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm seeing a trend of AMD processors, what is the reasoning? I've never had a computer with an AMD processor, am I missing anything compared to Intel processors? All of the recommendations look great though, really appreciate it!

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16 hours ago, Ehizzlefosho said:

I'm seeing a trend of AMD processors, what is the reasoning? I've never had a computer with an AMD processor, am I missing anything compared to Intel processors? All of the recommendations look great though, really appreciate it!

amd has better multi-core performance, and anyway you get more cores for a similar price

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