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Budget (including currency): no real budget but think I'll keep it under $5000 usd

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Primary usage is super causal gaming: Red Dead 2, 7 days to die, CSGO, future GTA 6, Etc. 

 

Old Build

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CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($355.00 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($114.00 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF Z270 MARK 1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($607.49 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($147.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($240.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($344.45 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($344.45 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA FTW3 ELITE GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Video Card 
Case: Rosewill THRONE ATX Full Tower Case 
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Retail - USB 32/64-bit 
Total: $2153.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-28 10:52 EST-0500

 

I updated it roughly 6 months ago with a 3080ti but my old PSU would crash while playing games so I upgraded that with a EVGA P 1600w. Of course now I'm CPU bound using 30-60% of the GPU while the CPU is pegged at 100%. So logically I decided to build a new computer! The new Intel CPU's are fairly interesting so I think its the perfect time.

 

New Build:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($439.99 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLX 280 85.13 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($499.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL36 Memory  ($189.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB QL Edition ATX Mid Tower Case  ($314.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 1600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Retail - USB 64-bit  ($199.99 @ B&H) 
Monitor: BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
UPS: APC Back-UPS 1500 UPS  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $2274.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-28 12:32 EST-0500

 

So I noticed z790 boards are ridiculously expensive, Coupled with Amazon having a super limited selection left me with the not so Ideal Asus ROG Strix mobo. Not my first choice but I can live with it.

 

Other details (existing parts lists): Currently using a Fnatic keyboard a friend bought me for my birthday with a Logitech g700 wireless mouse and a Astro A40 headset.

I Ordered a new Sennheiser external sound hub and headset to replace the Astro.

 

Still need a new Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor. Haven't found anything interesting so I've come here to see what other people are using or recommending.

Also can you recommend anything else I should order to make this thing look good?  LED lighting strip maybe? Or more RGB fans?  

 

 

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4 minutes ago, PC Master Blaster said:

Budget (including currency): no real budget but think I'll keep it under $5000 usd

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Primary usage is super causal gaming: Red Dead 2, 7 days to die, CSGO, future GTA 6, Etc. 

 

Old Build

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($355.00 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($114.00 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF Z270 MARK 1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($607.49 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($147.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($240.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($344.45 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($344.45 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA FTW3 ELITE GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Video Card 
Case: Rosewill THRONE ATX Full Tower Case 
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Retail - USB 32/64-bit 
Total: $2153.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-28 10:52 EST-0500

 

I updated it roughly 6 months ago with a 3080ti but my old PSU would crash while playing games so I upgraded that with a EVGA P 1600w. Of course now I'm CPU bound using 30-60% of the GPU while the CPU is pegged at 100%. So logically I decided to build a new computer! The new Intel CPU's are fairly interesting so I think its the perfect time.

 

New Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($439.99 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLX 280 85.13 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($499.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL36 Memory  ($189.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB QL Edition ATX Mid Tower Case  ($314.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 1600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Retail - USB 64-bit  ($199.99 @ B&H) 
Monitor: BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
UPS: APC Back-UPS 1500 UPS  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $2274.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-28 12:32 EST-0500

 

So I noticed z790 boards are ridiculously expensive, Coupled with Amazon having a super limited selection left me with the not so Ideal Asus ROG Strix mobo. Not my first choice but I can live with it.

 

Other details (existing parts lists): Currently using a Fnatic keyboard a friend bought me for my birthday with a Logitech g700 wireless mouse and a Astro A40 headset.

I Ordered a new Sennheiser external sound hub and headset to replace the Astro.

 

Still need a new Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor. Haven't found anything interesting so I've come here to see what other people are using or recommending.

Also can you recommend anything else I should order to make this thing look good?  LED lighting strip maybe? Or more RGB fans?  

 

 

Only thing sticking out to me is the 2 2tb 980 Pro SSDs. Do you think that you need all of the high speed storage there? If you think you need more capacity than 2tb, I would recommend a higher sized HDD like an 8tb Seagate Barracuda instead for more space and you save like 20 bucks on one of the drives.

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5 minutes ago, BeastyB314 said:

Only thing sticking out to me is the 2 2tb 980 Pro SSDs. Do you think that you need all of the high speed storage there? If you think you need more capacity than 2tb, I would recommend a higher sized HDD like an 8tb Seagate Barracuda instead for more space and you save like 20 bucks on one of the drives.

Games have gotten so big I'm tired of shuffling them around. I just want to pick a game and have it load up instantly. I'm getting on in age where some days a friend and I might pick a game we haven't played in 6 years, I want to have it already downloaded and installed so I can just load it up and play without having any load time. I moved away from HDD's roughly 10 years ago and have no plans on going back. 

 

Are there any high end SSD's that are bigger then 2 TB?    I bought the Samsung Pro's because I remembered them being the best for a few reasons that I can't exactly remember/explain now it's been so many years.

 

 

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That build is a mess.  Pro drives?  That CPU Cooler?  $500 motherboard?  1600w PSU?  Yet 5600MHz RAM?

 

And the just thrown out there $5000 casual off-hand as if I have WAY too much money "limit".  Then you submit a $2200 build.

 

"Also can you recommend anything else I should order to make this thing look good?  LED lighting strip maybe? Or more RGB fans?  "  Seriously?

 

Are you messing with us or indeed serious about building a machine?  Because it feels like you're using all the right silly stuff, just haven't used Future Proofing or Bottleneck yet and it would be perfect.

 

 

 

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400MHz, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400 MHz, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

 

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10 minutes ago, PC Master Blaster said:

Games have gotten so big I'm tired of shuffling them around. I just want to pick a game and have it load up instantly. I'm getting on in age where some days a friend and I might pick a game we haven't played in 6 years, I want to have it already downloaded and installed so I can just load it up and play without having any load time. I moved away from HDD's roughly 10 years ago and have no plans on going back. 

 

Are there any high end SSD's that are bigger then 2 TB?    I bought the Samsung Pro's because I remembered them being the best for a few reasons that I can't exactly remember/explain now it's been so many years.

 

 

They're best for PRODUCTION, not gaming  🙂  Yes, there are 4TB SSD's, since you have the money why not get 2.

 

AmazonSmile: Crucial P3 Plus 4TB PCIe 4.0 3D NAND NVMe M.2 SSD, up to 5000MB/s - CT4000P3PSSD8 : Electronics

 

 

Pro drives don't make games load any faster, hell SATA drives are fine for that.

 

z790 Board:

 

AmazonSmile: ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4 LGA 1700(Intel®12th&13th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard(PCIe 5.0, DDR4,4xM.2 Slots,16+1 DrMOS, WiFi 6,2.5Gb LAN, Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®, Thunderbolt 4/USB4) : Electronics

 

 

 

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400MHz, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400 MHz, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

 

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9 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

That build is a mess.  Pro drives?  That CPU Cooler?  $500 motherboard?  1600w PSU?  Yet 5600MHz RAM?

 

And the just thrown out there $5000 casual off-hand as if I have WAY too much money "limit".  Then you submit a $2200 build.

 

"Also can you recommend anything else I should order to make this thing look good?  LED lighting strip maybe? Or more RGB fans?  "  Seriously?

 

Are you messing with us or indeed serious about building a machine?  Because it feels like you're using all the right silly stuff, just haven't used Future Proofing or Bottleneck yet and it would be perfect.

 

 

 

 

Hmm I can see your point, but I'm not sure its such a mess.  I agree with the $500 motherboard, but its the only one on Amazon and that's where I'm buying the parts. Not my first choice but the one I'll stick with.  The 1600w PSU is overkill but I bought it when my Seasonic was running into a safety trip when running the 3080ti.  The price difference between the 800w and the 1600w was literally nothing, so I went with the big one. No big deal.

 

I know the budget is a bit ridiculous at $5000 to some people but its not a lot to me. So $2600 for a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and anything else that might be cool.

 

What's wrong with asking for ideas on fans, lighting strips or anything else that might look good? There are so many out there, I have my own ideas and would love to hear from you.

 

 

Oh the ram. I overclock ram so I'm sure I can get it to 6200 or better with nice tight timings.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

They're best for PRODUCTION, not gaming  🙂  Yes, there are 4TB SSD's, since you have the money why not get 2.

 

AmazonSmile: Crucial P3 Plus 4TB PCIe 4.0 3D NAND NVMe M.2 SSD, up to 5000MB/s - CT4000P3PSSD8 : Electronics

 

 

Pro drives don't make games load any faster, hell SATA drives are fine for that.

 

z790 Board:

 

AmazonSmile: ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4 LGA 1700(Intel®12th&13th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard(PCIe 5.0, DDR4,4xM.2 Slots,16+1 DrMOS, WiFi 6,2.5Gb LAN, Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®, Thunderbolt 4/USB4) : Electronics

 

 

 

That was the first mobo I ordered! Lol.   I didn't notice until after its a DDR4 model and I'm moving to DDR5.

 

I'll check out the 4TB Crucial. I'm a shrill when it comes to the Samsung pro drives, been running them since the 840 pros came out. 

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Can't go for a Z690 motherboard? Z790 does not bring any real benefit over Z690 and is just overall more expensive.

Also replace the samsung drives with WD black SN770. You are not going to notice the difference, except a smaller hole in your pocket.

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Just now, Turbof1 said:

Can't go for a Z690 motherboard? Z790 does not bring any real benefit over Z690 and is just overall more expensive.

I noticed that is there any explanation why this new gen is so expensive?    When I ordered it, I was being mentally lazy and didn't want to do a bios update to run the 13 gen CPU in the 6 series mobo. So I just paid the extra to eliminate that extra step.  

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3 minutes ago, PC Master Blaster said:

I noticed that is there any explanation why this new gen is so expensive?    When I ordered it, I was being mentally lazy and didn't want to do a bios update to run the 13 gen CPU in the 6 series mobo. So I just paid the extra to eliminate that extra step.  

Yes you would have needed a bios update. However, I am going on a limp here and claim most if not all Z690's have a bios flashback button at the rear, making it super easy.

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Just now, Turbof1 said:

Yes you would have needed a bios update. However, I am going a limp here and claim most if not all Z690's have a bios flashback button at the rear, making it super easy.

 Agreed, I've done bios updates in the past but Its been some ages. Back when I had a EVGA Z77 Classified with i7-3770k  overclocking it to 4.7ghz. Good times.

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40 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

That build is a mess.  Pro drives?  That CPU Cooler?  $500 motherboard?  1600w PSU?  Yet 5600MHz RAM?

 

And the just thrown out there $5000 casual off-hand as if I have WAY too much money "limit".  Then you submit a $2200 build.

 

"Also can you recommend anything else I should order to make this thing look good?  LED lighting strip maybe? Or more RGB fans?  "  Seriously?

 

Are you messing with us or indeed serious about building a machine?  Because it feels like you're using all the right silly stuff, just haven't used Future Proofing or Bottleneck yet and it would be perfect.

 

 

 

I re-read this and realized your being rude.   I should have noticed but I was too excited to converse with fellow enthusiasts. 

 

"- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified."

Did you really casually throw that in there?  Is this your flex?

 

I'm sure for some a $5000 budget might seem like a flex but its not. If I wanted to flex I would talk about my house, cars, or toys...  😋 Or mention how many Christmas lights I put up this year. lol

 

No need to be rude, Am I building a machine? yes the parts are already ordered. I've been building computers for 23 years.

 

Still looking for ideas on a new monitor, mouse, and keyboard.  

 

Thanks

 

 

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Aside the overly agressive tone, he has a point regarding overspending components with little benefit.

Do not get me wrong, these are very good components, just not at the correct value.

 

But aside that, it is your money. Nobody can tell you what to do, we can only advice 😃. And @Dedayog should indeed have kept his manners.

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1 hour ago, Turbof1 said:

Aside the overly agressive tone, he has a point regarding overspending components with little benefit.

Do not get me wrong, these are very good components, just not at the correct value.

 

But aside that, it is your money. Nobody can tell you what to do, we can only advice 😃. And @Dedayog should indeed have kept his manners.

 

Thank you Turbo. 

 

Any recommendations on a 4k monitor?  I'm looking for 4k 144hz 1ms IPS non freesync

 

something like this https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-EX3210U-FreeSync-Eye-Care-Microphone/dp/B09NF2472W/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3IO9VZLYT9R3R&keywords=4k%2Bmonitor&qid=1669675919&refinements=p_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A17751804011%2Cp_89%3ABenQ&rnid=2528832011&s=pc&sprefix=4k%2Bmonitor%2Caps%2C105&sr=1-3&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.2b70bf2b-6730-4ccf-ab97-eb60747b8daf&th=1

 

but not freesync... I've mainly have bought Benq monitors but Im willing to look at others.

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