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First high end gaming PC advice

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): $3500 USD not including peripherals. Willing to go slightly higher if needed.

Country: United States

Aim: This build will primarily only be used for gaming.

 

This is my first time spending so much money on a build, and I feel I am a little out of my element with part selection. Even though I have built all my previous PCs it was never with such a wide selection and high budget so I feel like a novice builder in many respects. The primary goal is to build a rig that utilizes the new 3080 series coming out in the next month or so. I know this will eat up a majority of my budget despite not knowing a true price point yet, and I wanted to plan accordingly. As far as time is concerned I would like to order all of my other parts before the release of the new GPUs so by the time I receive it I have everything else already built and cable managed. I would like to avoid using liquid cooling options and instead use a heat sink like the  "be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4". I don't really have an interest in RGB, or anything that will put out a huge amount of light or sound. If the part does have RGB its not a big deal, and I really wouldn't mind. But aesthetics are just something I don't care much about. 

 

So far I have put together some items but because of the wide selection I can't really tell if I am getting the most out of my choices. Below I linked my PC PartPicker system builder and while I think the choices are good, I feel like I don't have the most up to date knowledge to make the best choices.  Playing games with my friends and family is large part of my life, and for the first time I am able to comfortably afford something this expensive. If anyone has any idea's for parts, suggestions, or comments I would really appreciate it.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Viewcube said:

I would like to order all of my other parts before the release of the new GPUs

We don't know when the new GPUs will launch and if they'll be any good, you should wait until they're announced at least before ordering parts. If you order too early the return window on your parts may expire and you might have a broken piece that you can't return.

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If you're just gaming, it makes sense to go with something like an i5-10600K, unless you're only playing single-player games at 4K. Not to say that the list you put together isn't good, those are all quality parts, but strictly for gaming it's not exactly the best way to spend your money. Same thing with the 32GB of RAM, 16GB will do just as well.

I probably wouldn't order the parts now though. For all we know, AMD's Zen 3 CPUs could be out by the time next-gen GPUs are released, and if those actually match or even beat Intel when it comes to gaming performance, that'd probably be the way to go.


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7 minutes ago, Darpyface said:

We don't know when the new GPUs will launch and if they'll be any good, you should wait until they're announced at least before ordering parts. If you order too early the return window on your parts may expire and you might have a broken piece that you can't return.

I feel like I might be getting too excited for a part I don't know anything about yet for sure. In your opinion do you think it would be better to wait until the 3080 series is reviewed before even buying the other parts? 

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10 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

If you're just gaming, it makes sense to go with something like an i5-10600K, unless you're only playing single-player games at 4K. Not to say that the list you put together isn't good, those are all quality parts, but strictly for gaming it's not exactly the best way to spend your money. Same thing with the 32GB of RAM, 16GB will do just as well.

I probably wouldn't order the parts now though. For all we know, AMD's Zen 3 CPUs could be out by the time next-gen GPUs are released, and if those actually match or even beat Intel when it comes to gaming performance, that'd probably be the way to go.

Would you recommend that I wait until we learn more about the Zen 3 series? I felt that the CPU I chose was a little overkill for just gaming, but I guess I fell into the trap of more cores the better. 

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1 minute ago, Viewcube said:

Would you recommend that I wait until we learn more about the Zen 3 series? I felt that the CPU I chose was a little overkill for just gaming, but I guess I fell into the trap of more cores the better. 

Assuming they'll be coming out around the same time as the next-gen GPUs, I'd say it'd be worth it, even if just to avoid the possibility of buyer's remorse.

More cores don't hurt, but games still favour faster cores over loads of slower ones (not saying that the cores on the 3900X are slow, it's just that Intel is still slightly ahead on that aspect).


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Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Assuming they'll be coming out around the same time as the next-gen GPUs, I'd say it'd be worth it, even if just to avoid the possibility of buyer's remorse.

More cores don't hurt, but games still favour faster cores over loads of slower ones (not saying that the cores on the 3900X are slow, it's just that Intel is still slightly ahead on that aspect).

That makes sense, I really appreciate the input. I feel silly getting wrapped up in the hype for the new line but man I am so excited to finally build a new PC. I currently have an RX480 that sounds like its on its last legs. 

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36 minutes ago, Viewcube said:

I feel like I might be getting too excited for a part I don't know anything about yet for sure. In your opinion do you think it would be better to wait until the 3080 series is reviewed before even buying the other parts? 

Some of the 3000 series GPUs will be announced in less than a month. Nvidia just teased the 31st as the date but a few days ago, Gamers Nexus said their board partners said the launch will be September 9th. Reviews should be soon after, I would wait for reviews before buying.

 

34 minutes ago, Viewcube said:

Would you recommend that I wait until we learn more about the Zen 3 series? I felt that the CPU I chose was a little overkill for just gaming, but I guess I fell into the trap of more cores the better. 

It might be a few months, but I think it will be worth waiting.


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