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Building a fairly top end PC and I'm stuck on the GPU

Budget (including currency): $4500aud

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Varying games from Sims (for the wife), Path of Exile, Baldurs Gate 3, Cyberpunk etc. Haven't been able to play many new titles on my pc so I'm keen to finally get back into pc gaming from consoles)

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): in July I'm getting a DQHD display 5140x1440 144 or 160hz. 

Finally going all out and building a new PC to replace my 3930k GTX 1080 (goodbye my 12 year old friend)

 

So far my build has the following, it's just the GPU I'm stuck on. I'm going rather top end so I can upgrade in the future before the am5 socket, ddr5 and pcie gen5 are phased out (hopefully at least a few years)

Case: 5000D airflow

CPU: 7800X3D

MB: MSI MAG X670E tomahawk

Ram: 64gb (32x2) gskill trident Z5 6000mhz cl30

M.2: samsung 990 2tb

AIO: corsair h150i

Power supply: seasonic vertex 1000w. 

 

Now my main issue. The graphics card. I've used nvidia since I built my 3930k with my evga 680 (still in my wife's pc now and going strong, rip evga) and nvidia has always been stable for me so I want to go nvidia again. Technically my budget ends at 4070ti super. But I'm trying to work out if it's worth trying to convince my wife to go over out budget and spend an extra $350 aud ($200 usd) for the 4080 super. I've looked at dropping the quality in some of my other components but I can't seem make up the 350 while keeping some of the minimums I set myself, any help there would be great and it took alot of research and talk to convince my wife to spend as much as we are so I'm wondering do I go the 4070ti super and will it run the DQHD display I'm getting or should I just try my best to convince the better half to let me go the extra for the 4080 super. Is it really worth it. (I'm going the 4070tis because 16gb vram is kinda where I'm sitting for some future proofing and because my screen resolution is between 1440p and 4k). Also my wife said new parts. If I'm spending over $4000AUD she wants new.

 

Sorry for formatting, on my phone watching the standardised build video on my tv while researching and thought where better to ask haha. If I have posted in the wrong area please let me know

Never posted before here and I rarely use forums so thought I'd try.

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22 minutes ago, Jagen said:

Budget (including currency): $4500aud

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Varying games from Sims (for the wife), Path of Exile, Baldurs Gate 3, Cyberpunk etc. 

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): in July I'm getting a DQHD display 5140x1440 144 or 160hz. 

Finally going all out and building a new PC to replace my 3930k GTX 1080 (goodbye my 12 year old friend)

 

So far my build has the following, it's just the GPU I'm stuck on. I'm going rather top end so I can upgrade in the future before the am5 socket, ddr5 and pcie gen5 are phased out (hopefully at least a few years)

Case: 5000D airflow

CPU: 7800X3D

MB: MSI MAG X670E tomahawk

Ram: 64gb (32x2) gskill trident Z5 6000mhz cl30

M.2: samsung 990 2tb

AIO: corsair h150i

Power supply: seasonic vertex 1000w. 

 

Now my main issue. The graphics card. I've used nvidia since I built my 3930k with my evga 680 (still in my wife's pc now and going strong, rip evga) and nvidia has always been stable for me so I want to go nvidia again. Technically my budget ends at 4070ti super. But I'm trying to work out if it's worth trying to convince my wife to go over out budget and spend an extra $350 aud ($200 usd) for the 4080 super. I've looked at dropping the quality in some of my other components but I can't make up the 350 while keeping some of the minimums I set myself and it took alot of research and talk to convince my wife to spend as much as we are so I'm wondering do I go the 4070ti super and will it run the DQHD display I'm getting or should I just try my best to convince the better half to let me go the extra for the 4080 super. Is it really worth it. (I'm going the 4070tis because 16gb vram is kinda where I'm sitting for some future proofing and because my screen resolution is between 1440p and 4k). Also my wife said new parts. If I'm spending over $4000AUD she wants new.

 

Sorry for formatting, on my phone watching the standardised build video on my tv while researching and thought where better to ask haha. If I have posted in the wrong area please let me know

Never posted before here and I rarely use forums so thought I'd try.

You can knock that build down more than $350 easy

 

$3150 for a top end AMD gpu (better than 4080S and $300 cheaper))

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/LtTWvj

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 4.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($587.77 @ JW Computers) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($59.00 @ Scorptec) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard  ($344.77 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  ($194.00 @ Centre Com) 
Storage: Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($178.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Video Card: Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB Video Card  ($1399.00 @ Centre Com) 
Case: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case  ($216.60 @ JW Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Total: $3168.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-04-16 18:44 AEST+1000

 

 

$3450 for 4080S version

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/9GTWvj

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 4.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($587.77 @ JW Computers) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($59.00 @ Scorptec) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard  ($344.77 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  ($194.00 @ Centre Com) 
Storage: Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($178.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Video Card: PNY VERTO OC GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB Video Card  ($1689.00 @ JW Computers) 
Case: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case  ($216.60 @ JW Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Total: $3458.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-04-16 18:46 AEST+1000

 

If just for gaming 64gb is overkill, went for 32 instead and got EXPO/AMD tuned version (Z5 Neo)

That AIO is extremely expensive for the performance, and to boot, isnt a great performer, the 7800X3D is also cool enough that an air cooler is plenty for it

990Pro is way expensive for what performance youll actually gain from it, milliseconds in the loading screen up to maybe a second for double the price

X670E motherboard is hyperoverkill for 7800X3D, even the 7950X chips have a tad overkill VRMs on even a slightly higher end B650 board like the tomahawk

PSU is also super expensive, corsair one for half the price that will comfortably cover either build

 

 

And welcome to the forums!

System specs:

 

 

CPU: Ryzen 7 7800X3D [-30 PBO all core]

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT NITRO+ [1050mV, 2.8GHz core, 2.6Ghz mem]

Motherboard: MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO RGB 32GB 6000MHz CL32 DDR5

Storage: 2TB SN850X, 1TB SN850 w/ heatsink, 500GB P5 Plus (OS Storage)

Case: 5000D AIRFLOW

Cooler: Thermalright Frost Commander 140

PSU: Corsair RM850e

 

PCPartPicker List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/QYLBh3

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18 minutes ago, Jagen said:

Budget (including currency): $4500aud

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Varying games from Sims (for the wife), Path of Exile, Baldurs Gate 3, Cyberpunk etc. Haven't been able to play many new titles on my pc so I'm keen to finally get back into pc gaming from consoles)

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): in July I'm getting a DQHD display 5140x1440 144 or 160hz. 

Finally going all out and building a new PC to replace my 3930k GTX 1080 (goodbye my 12 year old friend)

 

So far my build has the following, it's just the GPU I'm stuck on. I'm going rather top end so I can upgrade in the future before the am5 socket, ddr5 and pcie gen5 are phased out (hopefully at least a few years)

Case: 5000D airflow

CPU: 7800X3D

MB: MSI MAG X670E tomahawk

Ram: 64gb (32x2) gskill trident Z5 6000mhz cl30

M.2: samsung 990 2tb

AIO: corsair h150i

Power supply: seasonic vertex 1000w. 

 

Now my main issue. The graphics card. I've used nvidia since I built my 3930k with my evga 680 (still in my wife's pc now and going strong, rip evga) and nvidia has always been stable for me so I want to go nvidia again. Technically my budget ends at 4070ti super. But I'm trying to work out if it's worth trying to convince my wife to go over out budget and spend an extra $350 aud ($200 usd) for the 4080 super. I've looked at dropping the quality in some of my other components but I can't seem make up the 350 while keeping some of the minimums I set myself, any help there would be great and it took alot of research and talk to convince my wife to spend as much as we are so I'm wondering do I go the 4070ti super and will it run the DQHD display I'm getting or should I just try my best to convince the better half to let me go the extra for the 4080 super. Is it really worth it. (I'm going the 4070tis because 16gb vram is kinda where I'm sitting for some future proofing and because my screen resolution is between 1440p and 4k). Also my wife said new parts. If I'm spending over $4000AUD she wants new.

 

Sorry for formatting, on my phone watching the standardised build video on my tv while researching and thought where better to ask haha. If I have posted in the wrong area please let me know

Never posted before here and I rarely use forums so thought I'd try.

You spend too much in Corsairitis (h150i is overpriced, 7800X3D don't need it), a X670E board (B650 is good unless you have a need for the extra PCie lanes), expensive SSD and PSU (but I can understand you want a lasting PSU), and 64GB RAM you don't really need for your use case

Then fall short budget on the main course , the GPU 😛 

@TatamiMatt build is pretty good, can suggest this that keeps some of your aesthetics/ "expensive" choices while under 3700AUD

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 4.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($587.77 @ JW Computers) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Frozen Prism ARGB 70.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($129.00 @ Scorptec) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard  ($344.77 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL32 Memory  ($179.00 @ Scorptec) 
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($248.61 @ Amazon Australia) 
Video Card: PNY VERTO OC GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB Video Card  ($1689.00 @ JW Computers) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW ATX Mid Tower Case  ($279.00 @ Centre Com) 
Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 12 M 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($219.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Total: $3676.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-04-16 19:27 AEST+1000

 

System : AMD R9  7950X3D CPU/ Asus ROG STRIX X670E-E board/ 2x32GB G-Skill Trident Z Neo 6000CL30 RAM ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX OC Edition GPU/ Phanteks P600S case /  Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 cooler (with 2xArctic P12 Max fans) /  2TB WD SN850 NVme + 2TB Crucial T500  NVme  + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD / Corsair RM850x PSU

Alienware AW3420DW 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse / Audeze Maxwell headphones

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