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CA - $3000 - In desperate need of an upgrade..

Budget (including currency): $2400 + $600 (Memory Express Gift Cards)

Country: Canada

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

Modern AAA gaming titles

Potential Streaming

Web Development

Graphic Design

Wanting to get into Video Game design

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'm keeping all of my peripherals for now, dual monitors will be replaced by a single 4K in the future.

 

I'm not partial to AMD or Intel. Whatever is going to be the best price for performance. I'm also not looking to spend the entire budget.

The goal at the end of the day is to be able to do a lot of multitasking during the day and play graphically demanding games (not fortnite, pubg, overwatch, league, etc) at night.

 

My current PC was built 9 years ago with 10 year old parts, so anything at this point is an upgrade. I'm currently rocking a i7 4770, 16gb 1666 ddr3, and a gtx 680.

 

Yes, I want RGB. I want to be able to change my computer's colour scheme on a whim.

 

Speed and Power are top priorities

Cooling and Noise Reduction are second

Cosmetics are third.

 

I also want to future proof to a certain degree.

 

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Quote me or mention me at @Shrekpad so I get notified 
pc specs:
CPU: 
Intel i7 8700K MOBO: ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming RAM: 16GB (2x8) DDR4 G Skill TridentZ 3000 MHz GPU: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING OC CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv STORAGE: Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB M.2 NVME SSD,
T-Force Delta RGB 250GB SSD, 4TB Seagate Barracuda HDD PSU: 750 Watt EVGA SuperNova G3 MONITERDell S2716DGR 1440p 144hz G-Sync, BenQ PD2700U 4K 60hz CPU COOLER: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum OS: Windows 10

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Quote me or mention me at @Shrekpad so I get notified 
pc specs:
CPU: 
Intel i7 8700K MOBO: ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming RAM: 16GB (2x8) DDR4 G Skill TridentZ 3000 MHz GPU: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING OC CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv STORAGE: Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB M.2 NVME SSD,
T-Force Delta RGB 250GB SSD, 4TB Seagate Barracuda HDD PSU: 750 Watt EVGA SuperNova G3 MONITERDell S2716DGR 1440p 144hz G-Sync, BenQ PD2700U 4K 60hz CPU COOLER: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum OS: Windows 10

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oh im sorry i didnt realize ur canadian my bad

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Alright, the 3900X might be overkill, but I went for it as it fit the budget - feel free to downgrade to a 3700X. I'm not familiar with what game design and web development benefits from, so you should look into that first.

If I'm not mistaken Asus Aura should by now be compatible with Corsair iCue, which means that in theory all the RGB components below (CPU cooler, motherboard, Ram, video card and potential corsair case-fans) should be controllable through one app: Aura Sync.
 



Edit: I couldn't find the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU cooler over at PCPP, so I stole @Shrekpad's suggestion ;)

Seriously though: consider an air cooler, it saves you quite a bit of money and performs on the same level as a 240/280mm AIO. It doesn't look quite as clean and makes it harder to change ram modules, but if you are not constantly upgrading your build it shouldn't matter.

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Memory Express does not seem to have any pricing in pcpartpicker. Not sure why as it is in the merchant list. The two custom parts are from Memory Express.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($428.50 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($429.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($158.05 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB AMP Video Card  ($599.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($139.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($125.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Custom: ASUS ROG Ryujin 240 RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler 240mm Radiator (Dual 120mm 4-pin Noctua iPPC PWM Fans) with LIVEDASH OLED Panel and FanXpert Controls  ($319.99) 
Custom: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC  ($164.99) 
Total: $2367.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 22:21 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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17 minutes ago, brob said:

Memory Express does not seem to have any pricing in pcpartpicker. Not sure why as it is in the merchant list. The two custom parts are from Memory Express.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($428.50 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($429.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($158.05 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB AMP Video Card  ($599.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($139.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($125.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Custom: ASUS ROG Ryujin 240 RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler 240mm Radiator (Dual 120mm 4-pin Noctua iPPC PWM Fans) with LIVEDASH OLED Panel and FanXpert Controls  ($319.99) 
Custom: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC  ($164.99) 
Total: $2367.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 22:21 EDT-0400

Thank you for being the only person who actually used the memory express gift cards as part of this.

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