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7 months ago

Hey guys! longtime lurker here. It’s been about 4 - 5 years (or so) since my last build (GTX 970 & i5 4690k). My old build has served me very, very well these past few years and I have a deep sense of pride knowing I built it myself. But its outdated and It shows, sadly. Some parts, of course, are in great condition and can certainly be reused. But on the other hand I have a decent budget for a new system (got deployed and was fortunate enough to save all my pay while embarked overseas). Well, since I’m coming home soon I wanted to do something nice for myself once I get back. I’ve only built two PCs before and both around $800 each.. so I’ve decided to go all out on my 3rd build! Now I have a couple parts/builds already in mind but I’m wanting to know what you guys would like to see in a pc of this budget. I play mostly FPS games and watch a TON of movies. I'm also getting a 165hz 1440p monitor as well (not included in the budget. What do you guys think? Any feedback is much appreciated. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $373.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $152.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $125.98 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $32.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card $949.00 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $53.24 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $146.18 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Sound Card Creative Labs - Z PCIe 24-bit 96 kHz Sound Card $94.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $699.00 @ Adorama
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $65.03 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2910.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 11:26 EDT-0400

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are you going for last-gen (outdated) hardware? This would be a little more expensive but a lot more powerful.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $479.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX RGB 153.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $77.59 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $209.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $65.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1098.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $53.24 @ Amazon
Power Supply Cooler Master - MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.85 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ B&H
Keyboard G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $65.03 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3090.12
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $3070.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 12:11 EDT-0400
  • much better CPU
  • cheaper cooler
  • different chipset motherboard
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2x the storage (also a lot faster)
  • 2080ti is faster then a 1080
  • much cheaper PSU
  • no sound card (motherboard's integrated audio should be fine)
  • cheaper monitor
  • different keyboard
  • I considered leaving out the DVD drive but I saw that you watch a lot of movies

(I'm assuming you have a 1+TB HDD from your last build you want to reuse)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. This system is $100 more than OP's but this would blow it out of the water performance wise.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your feedback!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the informative feedback! After some thinking done, I've reduced my budget to $2200 including the Monitor. I've revised my parts list and went with an AMD Ryzen 7 instead. I've always been an Intel guy but its benchmarks are almost double my old CPU at a much cheaper cost then the cpu's suggested. Here's the parts I've picked out. (after much thought and consideration over 2 days). PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $224.89 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste $6.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $209.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.97 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $804.98 @ Newegg Business
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.49 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $379.70 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech - G Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard $104.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2190.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 06:35 EDT-0400

I already have a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO from my older build I can reuse, and my trusty old Razer Naga mouse. Thoughts?

P.S - i'd rather not skimp out on a PSU but will be open-minded and look for cheaper alternatives. Was looking for a higher wattage one so I could upgrade in the future.

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