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Building a 3 year Safe 80% Gaming 20% Workstation PC

I going to build a 80% Gaming 20% workstation PC, About roughly 3 year safe PC.. as of now I have been looking into Blue Team set up. Considering a Budget of 150,000 INR.

Monitor - Acer Predator XB241H bmipr 24-inch Full HD 1920x1080 NVIDIA G-Sync Display, 144Hz 

CPU - Intel i5 8600K
Motherboard - Asus Z390-E (For future upgradability to 9th gen CPUs)
SSD - Samsung 970 Evo Series - 250GB PCIE NVME - M.2 Internal SSD

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard

RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz 8GBx2

GPU - Asus Strix GeForce 1070ti

PSU - Corsair RM750x

CPU Cooler - Corsair H60 57.2 CFM Liquid Cooler 

 am I good or should I check out the Red team AMD?, or should I stick with this config?

 

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What games will you be playing? What resolution/refresh rate? What does "workstation" mean, in your case?

 

Wait a few months for Zen 2, then purchase one of those chips.

Swap the motherboard out for a Gigabyte Aorus of some sort - better power delivery will allow for better/more stable overclocking

Save some money and go with a 2.5" SSD, the performance is not noticeable in a mostly gaming computer

Go with a good Air cooler. A similarly priced one will beat a 120/140mm AIO.

 

If you want to buy now, I would still recommend AMD, because you will be able to upgrade later down the road, likely for 2 more generations.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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7 minutes ago, alpha47 said:

I going to build a 80% Gaming 20% workstation PC, About roughly 3 year safe PC.. as of now I have been looking into Blue Team set up. Considering a Budget of 150,000 INR.

Monitor - Acer Predator XB241H bmipr 24-inch Full HD 1920x1080 NVIDIA G-Sync Display, 144Hz 

CPU - Intel i5 8600K
Motherboard - Asus Z390-E (For future upgradability to 9th gen CPUs)
SSD - Samsung 970 Evo Series - 250GB PCIE NVME - M.2 Internal SSD

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard

RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz 8GBx2

GPU - Asus Strix GeForce 1070ti

PSU - Corsair RM750x

CPU Cooler - Corsair H60 57.2 CFM Liquid Cooler 

 am I good or should I check out the Red team AMD?, or should I stick with this config?

 

CPU - Intel i5 8600K 267$ vs Ryzen 7 2700 269$ (Newegg)
Motherboard - Asus Z390-E (For future upgradability to 9th gen CPUs) 239$ vs B450 129.99$ vs X470 199.99$ (Newegg)

 

price to performance or yeah go intel if you really want.

Potato: Intel i3-8100 | Zotac 1650 super | 2X8GB DDR4 2400MHZ HyperX | Asus ex-H310M | Kingston 120GB SSD | WD 1TB HDD | Corsair VS450 450watts.

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9 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

What games will you be playing? What resolution/refresh rate? What does "workstation" mean, in your case?

 

Wait a few months for Zen 2, then purchase one of those chips.

Swap the motherboard out for a Gigabyte Aorus of some sort - better power delivery will allow for better/more stable overclocking

Save some money and go with a 2.5" SSD, the performance is not noticeable in a mostly gaming computer

Go with a good Air cooler. A similarly priced one will beat a 120/140mm AIO.

 

If you want to buy now, I would still recommend AMD, because you will be able to upgrade later down the road, likely for 2 more generations.

Work station meaning I will be using the system for premiere pro, Photoshop, like wise.. for occasional image/video editing..
gaming Assassin's creed series, CoD MW2 Multiplayer ,GTA V, Witcher Series, Crysis, CS GO etc

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1 minute ago, alpha47 said:

Work station meaning I will be using the system for premiere pro, Photoshop, like wise.. for occasional image/video editing..
gaming Assassin's creed series, CoD MW2 Multiplayer ,GTA V, Witcher Series, Crysis, CS GO etc

I looking for 144hz refresh rates, 1080p gaming..

 

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I would look for a Ryzen 5 2600X or Ryzen 7 2700, B450 motherboard, 860 Evo SSD, 16GB of RAM at 2666-3200 MHz, the GPU you can use either a 1070 or 1070 Ti (1070 should be plenty though), Either an RM650x or EVGA G2 650W, and the stock cooler should be fine on both CPUs. I don't know how pricing is in India so you'll have to throw a price total together.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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one more thing, i'm thinking of saving some bucks, swapping out the Corsair H60 57.2 CFM Liquid Cooler  to an air cooler. guys can any one recommand any? it also has to support slight cpu overclocking..

 

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On 12/5/2018 at 4:55 AM, alpha47 said:

Motherboard - Asus Z390-E (For future upgradability to 9th gen CPUs)

Getting a bad motherboard just because it is overpriced as hell ain't gonna give you "upgradability" at all.

 

Besides by the time you do need to upgrade from 8th gen Intel will have 10nm processors with a new chipset and socket any ways... 9th gen is pretty identical to the 8th gen aside the i9 9900K but there will be better processors on 10nm as explained.

 

All 120mm AiO are terrible value for money, they perform usually worse than decent air coolers while costing more and they are much ore prone to failure like leaking (which can kill other components and no warranty pays for those) or dead pumps and so on.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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1 minute ago, Princess Cadence said:

Getting a bad motherboard just because it is overpriced as hell ain't gonna give you "upgradability" at all.

 

Besides by the time you do need to upgrade from 8th gen Intel will have 10nm processors with a new chipset and socket any ways... 9th gen is pretty identical to the 8th gen aside the i9 9900K but there will be better processors on 10nm as explained.

 

All 120mm AiO are terrible value for money, they perform usually worse than decent air coolers while costing more and they are much ore prone to failure like leaking (which can kill other components and no warranty pays for those) or dead pumps and so on.

so.. should I go for Asus Z370-E, instead with 8600k?

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6 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

All 120mm AiO are terrible value for money, they perform usually worse than decent air coolers while costing more and they are much ore prone to failure like leaking (which can kill other components and no warranty pays for those) or dead pumps and so on.

https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master-hyper-212-led-turbo-rr-212tr-16pr-r1.html
how about this one?

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4 minutes ago, alpha47 said:

so.. should I go for Asus Z370-E, instead with 8600k?

I advise against ASUS altogether, it is true there was a time they made by far the best motherboards but those days are over... now they actually do the worse while overpricing the products to no end and remain relevant thanks to heavy marketing.

 

Something like the ASRock Z370 Pro4 actually performs the same as the ASUS Strix Z370-E but for much cheaper.

3 minutes ago, alpha47 said:

I know some people aren't big fans of the 212 line up because it is a bit dated but this is still by all means a better purchase than a 120mm AiO.

 

It is reliable, it is silent and will last a great deal of time, the chip might get a tad toasty on the low 80's if you go for 5ghz though, but it can sustain 5ghz while that previous 120mm AiO would likely thermal throttle.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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6 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

ASRock Z370 Pro4

the thing is there are no after sale service  available in Kerala, India for AsRock... so .. that why.. other viable options for motherboard are MSI, Gigabyte..

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1 minute ago, alpha47 said:

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Don't stress over it, the i5 8600K will run fine on pretty much any Z370, pick one that suits your needs connectivity wise and looks, just avoid paying an extra just for a brand ;)

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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4 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Don't stress over it, the i5 8600K will run fine on pretty much any Z370, pick one that suits your needs connectivity wise and looks, just avoid paying an extra just for a brand ;)

I'm thinking of going for intel system and going with cooler master hyper 212 turbo as CPU Cooler

thanks ?
 

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