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Budget (including currency): $1,500-1,700USD

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: RDR2, LoL, Division 2, and an assortment of other games. 

Other details: Right now I'm stuck deciding between three different builds. The only thing separating them from each other is the CPU, and mother board. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/H3PZDx

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($294.14 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler  ($39.99 @ Best Buy) 
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($103.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($83.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($759.99 @ Best Buy) 
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($13.99 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($13.99 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($13.99 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($13.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1642.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-07 00:54 EDT-0400

 

The second would be the exact same except a Ryzen 7 3600 CPU. The third would be an I5 9600k with an MSI Z390-A PRO mother board. 

 

I already have everything else I need (Monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ect), and would be upgrading from a Lenovo laptop with a 960m and I7-6700HQ. Honestly, just looking for help deciding between the 3 as the research I've done people say the 3600 is the best bang for buck, but I've seen benchmark videos comparing the 3700x VS the 9600k with a 2080S and the 9600k out performed the 3700x.

 

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This build is the top end of your budget, but it's literally better in every way. You can also take off a bit on the price of the PSU. I just put it there because that's a great PSU, but for some reason the price is really high. You could knock probably $30 off that price usually, and that'll put you below your budget. Not to mention, like I always say, don't buy windows 10. Download it for free, then just buy a $10 key on a 3rd party site, or on ebay.

 

If you take all that into account this build has, a better, double the size SSD, a WAY better cooler, a Mobo with much better VRMs, and a newer chipset, and a wicked deal on a 2080S.

 

 

In regard to the 3700x vs 9600k, I would never recommend a 9600k over the 3700x. The 9600k had a mere 6c/6t. While the 3700x is 8c/16t. In single core workloads, the 9600k might beat it out, but the fact of the matter is now you can get 8c/16t LAPTOPs, meaning low core count CPUs without hyperthreading are on their way out. Games are starting to utilize it more, and from a productivity standpoint, the 3700x will significantly outperform any i5

Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x   |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced (2115Mhz Core | 9251Mhz Memory) |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro XT  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

Laptop:

Asus ROG Zephryus G15

Ryzen 7 4800HS, GTX1660Ti, 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz, 512GB nVME, 144hz

 

NAS:

QNAP TS-451

6TB Ironwolf Pro

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Statik said:

 

 

 

This build is the top end of your budget, but it's literally better in every way. You can also take off a bit on the price of the PSU. I just put it there because that's a great PSU, but for some reason the price is really high. You could knock probably $30 off that price usually, and that'll put you below your budget. Not to mention, like I always say, don't buy windows 10. Download it for free, then just buy a $10 key on a 3rd party site, or on ebay.

 

If you take all that into account this build has, a better, double the size SSD, a WAY better cooler, a Mobo with much better VRMs, and a newer chipset, and a wicked deal on a 2080S.

 

 

In regard to the 3700x vs 9600k, I would never recommend a 9600k over the 3700x. The 9600k had a mere 6c/6t. While the 3700x is 8c/16t. In single core workloads, the 9600k might beat it out, but the fact of the matter is now you can get 8c/16t LAPTOPs, meaning low core count CPUs without hyperthreading are on their way out. Games are starting to utilize it more, and from a productivity standpoint, the 3700x will significantly outperform any i5

get other case. h510 has bad airflow. focus G has much better airflow.

 

for 10dollars more you get 1 tb m.2ss which is twice as fast as taht intel ssd

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Main PC:

Spoiler

|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Test Rig.

Spoiler

Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

Spoiler

| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

Spoiler

 

Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

Spoiler

 

Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

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Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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9 hours ago, SavageNeo said:

get other case. h510 has bad airflow. focus G has much better airflow.

 

for 10dollars more you get 1 tb m.2ss which is twice as fast as taht intel ssd

I just reused the H510 because that's what OP had in his original post. And what SSD are you talking about? The 660p is an M.2, and for gaming, windows, etc OP won't notice the difference in speed.

Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x   |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced (2115Mhz Core | 9251Mhz Memory) |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro XT  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

Laptop:

Asus ROG Zephryus G15

Ryzen 7 4800HS, GTX1660Ti, 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz, 512GB nVME, 144hz

 

NAS:

QNAP TS-451

6TB Ironwolf Pro

 

 

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13 hours ago, Statik said:

 

 

 

This build is the top end of your budget, but it's literally better in every way. You can also take off a bit on the price of the PSU. I just put it there because that's a great PSU, but for some reason the price is really high. You could knock probably $30 off that price usually, and that'll put you below your budget. Not to mention, like I always say, don't buy windows 10. Download it for free, then just buy a $10 key on a 3rd party site, or on ebay.

 

If you take all that into account this build has, a better, double the size SSD, a WAY better cooler, a Mobo with much better VRMs, and a newer chipset, and a wicked deal on a 2080S.

 

 

In regard to the 3700x vs 9600k, I would never recommend a 9600k over the 3700x. The 9600k had a mere 6c/6t. While the 3700x is 8c/16t. In single core workloads, the 9600k might beat it out, but the fact of the matter is now you can get 8c/16t LAPTOPs, meaning low core count CPUs without hyperthreading are on their way out. Games are starting to utilize it more, and from a productivity standpoint, the 3700x will significantly outperform any i5

Awesome, thank you for the insight it was very helpful in decision making. 

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Main PC:

Spoiler

|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Test Rig.

Spoiler

Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

Spoiler

| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

Spoiler

 

Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

Spoiler

 

Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

Spoiler

 

Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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17 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

I haven’t heard of that brand in my life. There’s plenty of more reputable brands.

Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x   |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced (2115Mhz Core | 9251Mhz Memory) |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro XT  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

Laptop:

Asus ROG Zephryus G15

Ryzen 7 4800HS, GTX1660Ti, 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz, 512GB nVME, 144hz

 

NAS:

QNAP TS-451

6TB Ironwolf Pro

 

 

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