[SOLVED] $1,500 New PC Build Help - Gaming, Streaming, and Conferencing...

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Firstly, thank you for all of the support over the years on this site, the willingness to help/advise, to not only myself but all the others.
Happy New Year!

I teach virtually and need to be able to link 3 monitors to this build. This is a must. I enjoy watching my friends' streams while we game together. I often play videos while gaming as well so multitasking things is a priority. Nothing special or different from most people building a PC, I think.
That aside, I'll list my peripherals at the bottom...

My general budget is $1,500 for this PC. I don't intend on playing games at 4K @120FPS etc... Just 1080 @60FPS is fine by me. What matters more to me is that I can have 2-3 monitors all displaying 1080 @60FPS...
This budget is for the PC(new case), OS, Wi-Fi adapter, and single monitor (high fidelity and refresh rate for gaming, my current two are fine for conferencing and watching streams).

Preferences:
Any color
Currently have 3 low-end SSDs and 1 high-end HDD that I would like to shift into a M.2 SSD (2TB I suppose)
Would like reliable USB ports as I constantly move data around for work
Would like Bluetooth capability
Prefer to shop online in USA

Peripherals owned:
Keyboard
Mouse
2x monitors
Sound system
140mm fans (5)

Thank you all in advance! If I should include anything else, please let me know!
 
https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-4000d-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139154
Corsair 4000D CC-9011198-WW Black Steel / Plastic / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-750-gold-ssr-750fm-750w/p/N82E16817151201
Seasonic FOCUS GM-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $121.00

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157919
ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/2.5G LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $155.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W $161.95

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164176
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 BL2K8G32C16U4B (BLACK) $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-2tb-blue-sn550-nvme/p/N82E16820250173
Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal SSD $224.99

https://www.newegg.com/asus-geforce-rtx-3070-dual-rtx3070-8g/p/N82E16814126460
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3070 DirectX 12 DUAL-RTX3070-8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 HDCP Ready Video Card $499.99

https://www.amazon.com/Wi-Fi-Desktop-AX200-2230-vPro/dp/B085M7VPDP/
Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Desktop Kit, AX200, 2230, 2x2 AX+BT, vPro, Support for Bluetooth 5.0 $28.99

Total: $1,348


https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z490 Phantom Gaming 42.5G/index.asp
 
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https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-4000d-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139154
Corsair 4000D CC-9011198-WW Black Steel / Plastic / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-750-gold-ssr-750fm-750w/p/N82E16817151201
Seasonic FOCUS GM-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $121.00

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157919
ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/2.5G LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $155.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W $161.95

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164176
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 BL2K8G32C16U4B (BLACK) $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-2tb-blue-sn550-nvme/p/N82E16820250173
Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal SSD $224.99

https://www.newegg.com/asus-geforce-rtx-3070-dual-rtx3070-8g/p/N82E16814126460
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3070 DirectX 12 DUAL-RTX3070-8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 HDCP Ready Video Card $499.99

https://www.amazon.com/Wi-Fi-Desktop-AX200-2230-vPro/dp/B085M7VPDP/
Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Desktop Kit, AX200, 2230, 2x2 AX+BT, vPro, Support for Bluetooth 5.0 $28.99

Total: $1,348


https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z490 Phantom Gaming 42.5G/index.asp
 
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Hey, thanks for the reply!
The i5 seems to be on the low end (insofar as I can tell) for CPUs so will it have any issues with typical gaming/streaming simultaneously? Would it be worth it to swing a little money over and pick up a Ryzen?
I see I would need to switch out the mobo for something like that to accommodate it.
Of course, it would put me over budget because I'd need to pick up a better monitor and such. I could use my current little SSD for windows boot and just use the M.2 as my main storage...
 
Hey, thanks for the reply!
The i5 seems to be on the low end (insofar as I can tell) for CPUs so will it have any issues with typical gaming/streaming simultaneously? Would it be worth it to swing a little money over and pick up a Ryzen?
I see I would need to switch out the mobo for something like that to accommodate it.
Of course, it would put me over budget because I'd need to pick up a better monitor and such. I could use my current little SSD for windows boot and just use the M.2 as my main storage...
I posted a link to the review/benchmarks of that cpu in my first post. It more than holds its own. What you want is a cpu that won't bottleneck your gpu hence the reason I stuck it in that build. Don't let the price fool you, it's hands down the best bargain going atm for gaming cpu's.
 

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Oh I see that now! Missed it the first time around. Thank you! I guess that huge market share accounts for the popularity of Ryzen in new builds.

I guess now I'll tweak it for style and see how it goes.
 
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First, the system suggested doesn't include monitor nor OS as clearly stated by OP.
Secondly, 3070 for $500 ? I don't think so. Even with the use if auto notification bots you will not get that at MSRP. That's the price of 3060ti right now.
Thirdly, cpu cooler. Stock ones suck, and not in a good way. I'd strongly recommend aftermarket cooler.
Keep SSDs and HDD unless at the end of life. You can check that with a software.
Fast m2 for win 10 and some software is good and can keep the price down, hence 500gb. Also 1660 is actually a Ti version, can find few for a $350ish price. If possible, get 3060ti, but currently extra $150 over 1660ti.
Something like this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sH9QLP
Leaving you a bit of room for taxes and shipping if applies. Also with am4 socket you can upgrade later on to 5000 Ryzen.
 
First, the system suggested doesn't include monitor nor OS as clearly stated by OP.
Secondly, 3070 for $500 ? I don't think so. Even with the use if auto notification bots you will not get that at MSRP. That's the price of 3060ti right now.
Thirdly, cpu cooler. Stock ones suck, and not in a good way. I'd strongly recommend aftermarket cooler.
Keep SSDs and HDD unless at the end of life. You can check that with a software.
Fast m2 for win 10 and some software is good and can keep the price down, hence 500gb. Also 1660 is actually a Ti version, can find few for a $350ish price. If possible, get 3060ti, but currently extra $150 over 1660ti.
Something like this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sH9QLP
Leaving you a bit of room for taxes and shipping if applies. Also with am4 socket you can upgrade later on to 5000 Ryzen.
3 x 1080P monitors would be 1440 wouldn't it. As far as those RTX cards are concerned, they are due out en masse the end of this month according to a couple of sites .. so I don't see newegg selling the FE cards more than the suggested retail once they are out.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-q24i-10-24-ips-led-fhd-freesync-monitor-hdmi-vga-black/6404022.p?skuId=6404022
Lenovo - Q24i-10 24" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - Black $109.99
 
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Perhaps. I wouldn't rely on news with current demands.
Just saying that some parts could be different.
3 1080p is 6.2 million pixels, 1440p is 3.6.
I would still recommend 3060ti as a better value per dollar.
 
Perhaps. I wouldn't rely on news with current demands.
Just saying that some parts could be different.
3 1080p is 6.2 million pixels, 1440p is 3.6.
I would still recommend 3060ti as a better value per dollar.
Just saw this on reddit.

A 3 monitor 1080p setup is 5760x1080. This would be 6.2 million pixels to render. A 4k monitor is 3840x2160 which is 8.3 million pixels. A ultra widescreen resolution is 3440x1400 which is 4.9 million pixels.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGLLWRY <--- btw that card has to be a first for a $1500 gaming build.
 
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Oh I see that now! Missed it the first time around. Thank you! I guess that huge market share accounts for the popularity of Ryzen in new builds.

I guess now I'll tweak it for style and see how it goes.
Here's a little trick to boost that Intel cpu but you want to make sure you have a decent aftermarket cpu cooler.

https://www.techpowerup.com/266489/asrock-enables-overclocking-on-non-z-motherboards-for-10th-generation-non-k-comet-lake-cpus
ASRock Enables Overclocking on Non-Z Motherboards for 10th Generation Non-K Comet Lake CPUs


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Just saw this on reddit.

A 3 monitor 1080p setup is 5760x1080. This would be 6.2 million pixels to render. A 4k monitor is 3840x2160 which is 8.3 million pixels. A ultra widescreen resolution is 3440x1400 which is 4.9 million pixels.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGLLWRY <--- btw that card has to be a first for a $1500 gaming build.
So, to be clear, if I were to run two monitors @1920x1080p and a single monitor @3440x1400...
This would be ~6.9 million pixels. So, I would be fine with these cards? Right now, I play things like GTAV(medium/low)and Monster Hunter World(prioritized FPS) and hover in the mid 40's. Would I be seeing a bump to 60fps in higher settings? (I presume an immediate 60fps using the same settings).
 
So, to be clear, if I were to run two monitors @1920x1080p and a single monitor @3440x1400...
This would be ~6.9 million pixels. So, I would be fine with these cards? Right now, I play things like GTAV(medium/low)and Monster Hunter World(prioritized FPS) and hover in the mid 40's. Would I be seeing a bump to 60fps in higher settings? (I presume an immediate 60fps using the same settings).
An RTX 3070 for gaming on 1440 and an RTX 3080 for 4K ... a 750W psu will run either of those cards. I wouldn't go with anything less than a 3070 for your set up.
 
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An RTX 3070 for gaming on 1440 and an RTX 3080 for 4K ... a 750W psu will run either of those cards. I wouldn't go with anything less than a 3070 for your set up.
Ok, so if I've understood things correctly, I could run my main, ultrawide monitor, and two separate 1920x1080s all together on either? With a 4K preference going to the 3080? To be fair, I pretty much never have video on 3 screens at the same time but I pretty much always have video on two at once. I would love the push a high resolution on a main, ultrawide/curved monitor when it's play time but work time is just streaming and conferencing.
 
Ok, so if I've understood things correctly, I could run my main, ultrawide monitor, and two separate 1920x1080s all together on either? With a 4K preference going to the 3080? To be fair, I pretty much never have video on 3 screens at the same time but I pretty much always have video on two at once. I would love the push a high resolution on a main, ultrawide/curved monitor when it's play time but work time is just streaming and conferencing.
The RTX 3070 is what you want for gaming @ 1440.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21534142/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-review

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070

 
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