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Advice on first gaming PC

rareform_j
  • 25 months ago

Putting together parts for my first gaming pc build, could use critique on my list.

Going for 1440p with as many fps as i can get for my budget of ~ $2000.

Budget does include the new monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

I also would like it water cooled, I dig the aesthetics.

Here's what i put together so far: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/rareform_j/saved/#view=HYHtJx

Appreciate the help!

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there. I'm happy to help but would you mind providing the permalink so I can edit it?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! I'm pretty new to the site, so I'm not sure how to do that yet, sorry!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

they can click on the name of the build and hit edit, idk they might be lazy.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha. Oops. Completeley forgot about that.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This has better value for the components and would overall perform better. [STAFF REMOVED THIS PORTION]

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid 120 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $115.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $167.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $814.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - View 27 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC - AG241QX 23.8" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $48.89 @ Newegg
Mouse SteelSeries - Rival 310 Wired Optical Mouse $54.01 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1983.59
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1953.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-16 11:53 EST-0500
  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

"or by other authorized method"

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Indeed! But the way you phrased it implied either running unlicensed or other unlawful methods. Surely if there was another "authorized method", the original poster wouldn't have included the OS cost in their part list, no?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

You quite literally just have to click on "I don't have a product key" when you are installing Windows 10 from the designated flash drive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

You're still running unactivated windows. That's not activation method per the license terms.

Our position here is pretty simple - don't advocate piracy. And that includes running unactivated windows as a bypass of paying for it. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying that as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks great! Thanks so much, I really appreciate your time. Was going to try and wait out the high graphics card prices, but this isn't bad at all.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is currently the cheapest GTX 1070. I also suggest waiting for Ryzen 2, though it's your decision if you want to. And, this power supply is better than the others that have been listed, as they are "mediocre."

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $188.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $699.89 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $395.90 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K65 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $73.26 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2067.45
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2027.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-16 19:46 EST-0500
  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

(coughcoughryzen2isalreadyoutcoughcough)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The APUs are.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean? You can buy Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G right now on amazon.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are APUs, as previously stated.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You are making no sense. Ryzen 2 IS Ryzen 3 2200G and 2400G.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $188.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $167.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card $949.79 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake - View 27 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC - AG241QX 23.8" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $48.89 @ Newegg
Mouse SteelSeries - Rival 310 Wired Optical Mouse $44.93 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2095.13
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2075.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-17 04:47 EST-0500
  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

but i would not recommend buying a gpu right now you can but its not good. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $165.75 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.97 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card $949.79 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1878.64
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1848.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-16 11:25 EST-0500
  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah gpu prices right now are a bummer. Wish there was a way to tell how long they'll be inflated for. Thanks so much for your help though! I appreciate it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is bad. Use a CXM with a grey label.

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