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First build in 8 years

jharper
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Been saving for a while now and decided to build a new rig for the first time in 8 years. 

 

My budget is between $2500-$3000 USD but needs to include a new monitor as well.

 

This rig will primarily be for gaming and occasional software development. I'm trying to look for a CPU to be able to support both with a decent price point. I do want to try to hit 32 GBs of RAM because I've had issues with only 16 GBs on my work laptop when coding. I like the idea of having no typical hard drives with SSDs in the machine. For gaming I want to push 1440p with graphics set rather high, I like games such as The Witcher 3, some RTS, and really looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077. I do like FPS but am not a competitive gamer so the highest FPS isn't a strict requirement.

 

 

Below is my idea of AMD rig to fit my needs. I'm very torn on what GPU to get due to the reviews and availability at any given point. I have a 2080 on the list but i'm not entirely set on that item. I do want to have gsync on an IPS screen.

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DVZWP3

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor 
Motherboard: Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB XC GAMING Video Card 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply   
Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor  

 

Other items needed.

  • Case: I'm not sure on cases at all. I do want a case with easy cable management and can fit the components
  • OS: I'll be looking into getting a license for Windows 10. I'll take any recommendation on which version to get. As well as easiest way to buy!
  • Keyboard/Mouse: I have some I can reuse but I'll take recommendations here as well.
  • Speakers/Headset: Looking for both!
     

 

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30 minutes ago, jharper said:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DVZWP3

- Get a Fractal Design Meshify C case

- Get a Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE or Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU cooler

- Get a 1080 Ti instead of the RTX 2080

- For mouse, get a Logitech MX Master 2s (it's very comfortable to hold) or a G502 if you need a lot of buttons

- For keyboard, you'll have to try out different key switches for yourself (I like Cherry MX Browns but others say Cherry MX Blues are better)

- I'd also get a Corsair RM750x PSU instead

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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18 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

- Get a Fractal Design Meshify C case

- Get a Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE or Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU cooler

- Get a 1080 Ti instead of the RTX 2080

- For mouse, get a Logitech MX Master 2s (it's very comfortable to hold) or a G502 if you need a lot of buttons

- For keyboard, you'll have to try out different key switches for yourself (I like Cherry MX Browns but others say Cherry MX Blues are better)

- I'd also get a Corsair RM750x PSU instead

I mostly agree, although I wouldnt suggest a corsair PSU myself. EVGA is my go to. 

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 4Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    Aorus GTX 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
    BenQ - XL2430(144hz), Dell 24" portrait
  • Cooling
    MasterLiquid Lite 240
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I'd go with Intel, and Corsair PSU is great too. 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $285.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $162.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $162.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $94.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - Predator XB1 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $499.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.97 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser - HD 280 PRO Headphones $99.95 @ Amazon
Other Razer Seiren X - Professional-Grade High-Definition Studio Sound USB Digital Condenser Microphone - Optimized for Streaming Twitch/Youtube - Built-In Shock Mount $98.80 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $3055.49
  Mail-in rebates -$50.00
  Total $3005.49
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 09:50 EDT-0400  

 

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1 hour ago, jharper said:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor 
Motherboard: Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard

Pretty solid choice; just FYI though 8700k/9700k may be a little better. Gaming performance might be a few % better and compile performance I believe is usually pretty similar. Both CPUs are a little more expensive though so it's up to you to judge whether or not you would want to pay an extra $60-$100 for what's most likely going to amount to 5% better gaming performance at most.

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1 hour ago, jharper said:

Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 

I feel like an NVMe drive would be a bit unnecessary. At least for storing OS And apps it'd be a waste of money as a solid SATA SSD would do just as well in those regards. I'm not sure how much it might benefit software development though. If it doesn't really matter I would just grab a single 2tb MX500; if it does matter I would suggest this cheaper NVMe SSD that I would consider just as good as the 970 evo

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GQL48d/adata-xpg-sx8200-480gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-asx8200np-480gt-c

1 hour ago, jharper said:

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB XC GAMING Video Card 

Just FYI 1080 tis do start about $100 cheaper so that's something you could consider.

1 hour ago, jharper said:

Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply   

I would personally grab this cheaper 650w RMx instead

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Rp8H99/corsair-power-supply-cp9020091na

 

Or this 850w for the same price

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VgQG3C/corsair-rmx-2018-850w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020180-na

 

Either one should also be quieter.

1 hour ago, jharper said:

Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor  

 

You could probably save a bit of money by getting one of these two monitors instead.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/scM323/aoc-ag271qg-270-165hz-monitor-ag271qg

 

As for case, I'm not quite sure what you want the case to look like but the Fractal Design Define R6 is a solid all around case that's not too flashy.

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