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Gaming / VR / streaming PC around ~2k $

r41dm4st3r
  • 1 month ago

Hi guys. Would love to hear your input about this pc I built after some research and collecting data from the Internet.

I want a PC for gaming, VR and maybe streaming.

Budget is elastic, but I don't want to pay for something I won't use. Basically I am looking for best price / performance ratio. I am not interested in overclocking. I just want something that will run smoothly without problems out of the box.

I feel like this set is the closest to what I want, but it maybe an overkill of sort. I mostly mean GPU here since its a 3rd of the price and I intend to use 24' 1080p (will have 2 monitor setup with my old monitor). Rest seems ok to me, I heard the disk is a bit overpriced, but it kinda has great reviews and didn't really see an universal acclaim like that for other SDD's

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $298.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $86.46 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $98.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $179.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $737.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Monitor BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $199.00 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1816.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 17:05 EDT-0400

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $298.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ B&H
Memory Team T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $162.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate SkyHawk 2 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $729.99 @ B&H
Case Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case $59.90 @ B&H
Power Supply Phanteks AMP 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $105.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Monitor BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $199.00 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2003.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 17:22 EDT-0400

Keep in mind that the mobo is OOS.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

trimmed some serious fat in favor of a much better monitor, although there's a couple approaches you could take to that (multiple monitors, higher resolution, etc). Consider the 280hz a placeholder in budget & specs, but I'd definitely suggest investing in something stronger than 1080p/144hz for a build featuring a 2080 Super.

  • bit cheaper on the cooler
  • much better value motherboard (is fully compatible)
  • much cheaper SSD that allows for a 1TB HDD for the same price as the EVO by itself

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $298.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $98.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $737.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Monitor Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM 27.0" 1920x1080 280 Hz Monitor $399.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2083.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 17:30 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Right, I forgot to mention: the case I had in mind: SilentiumPC Signum SG7V TG (SPC249). It's not in listings here for some reason. Is it ok?

You are kinda convincing me to try 27 monitors, but I kinda feel worried about this uncharted territory - 280 fps. I never even had 144? Will it work fine with lower framerates if needed?

Also about the cooler - can you suggest an alternative? Not in stock at my local shop.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the 280hz simply indicates that the monitor can refresh up to 280 times per second, it isn't correlated directly to your FPS without the framesync technology. It will work with lower framerates just fine, but at 1080p you'll be surpassing 144fps in plenty of titles. It's just a suggestion. I'd probably recommend 1440p 144hz instead, but i saw that you wanted 1080p for whatever reason.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Right, for some reason my brain assumed that 27' automatically means higher resolution. But won't that mean that the image will be stretched on such display for that res, which will lower it's quality? Do you have any proposition for 1440p 144Hz - seems like that would work since I already kinda decided I'll settle for higher res to better use the GPU potential.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

But won't that mean that the image will be stretched on such display which will lower it's quality?

Yes, pixel density will be a concern with bigger screens, 27" is the limit for what's okay for 1080p. The 1440p standard is 27" as well, however.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can you justify why you changed up all those components? I am trying to learn here :)

I don't think I need that much space. I have like 3 drives from old PC. Space won't be an issue.

The original mobo is available in the shop I'll order this from. Also I had the mobo you chose as an option earlier but noticed that partpicker prints a warning:

Compatibility: Warning! These parts have potential issues or incompatibilities.

Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.

Note: The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

Note: Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

None of these are issues: Mobo is 3700X ready, you only have one HDD in the build, and neither RAM is very tall, nor is the cooler that massive (the Amazon image shows the Ripjaws RAM fitting with no issue).

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