[SOLVED] 1080p Gaming Machine

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Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months

Budget Range: $2000 CAD give or take 20%

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 1080p gaming high/ultra settings plus the usual, home-office computer, netflix, plex

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but not part of the budget... any suggestions? Does not have to be a gaming monitor. 24". Will eventually be going to a 2 screen set up so would prefer a flat screen rather than curved

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Location: Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No plans to overclock

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: Would prefer a mid tower case and quiet too. Tropico 6 and Football Manager 2019 (2020 when it comes out) are two of the games I'll be playing so should hopefully give an idea of what the spec requirements will be
 
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so these builds would be the absolute best for 1080p or complete overkill for 1080p?

Will they also be quiet machines?
They will be good. What is the matter with having overkill when you know for fact that after 2-3Yrs the overkill comes down to regular performance status. Similarly Regular performance build falls down to drop the settings to get decent fps status. I don't see why people complain of a build being overkill. If you swap out low budget GPU and CPU multiple times over a given period of time frame it will end up costing you more than getting high end so called "overkill machine" to get very little performance gain to no gain at all. In addition to spending more there is the issue of going through the building process twice which is pain and useless where it can be remedied by simple maintenance of single set of hardware.
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($429.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($949.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $2007.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 12:04 EDT-0400


Best performance possible for that budget. For dual monitor setup(in future) this is minimum even at 1080p.
All high quality components.
Get the below listed monitor it is curved and supports G-Sync will give you good gaming experience. It is also curved to be paired with second monitor.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/6ktQzy/msi-optix-mag241c-236-1920x1080-144-hz-monitor-optix-mag241c
 
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Just a couple of changes. The Ryzen 3600 will be more than enough and with the RTX 2080, gaming at 1080p high refresh and even 1440p will be no issues....In fact you could probably drop down to a 5700XT or 2070 Super and still have 1080p Ultra without any issues. But if you can afford it then always get the best GPU you can afford and the RTX 2080 Super is the best in the price range you have....Also changed the motherboard to the X570 so that you do not have to worry about BIOS updates and of course this puts you on the latest gen chipset for Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/PBgyf9

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($929.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.92 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Total: $1919.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 20:10 EDT-0400
 
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Just a couple of changes. The Ryzen 3600 will be more than enough and with the RTX 2080, gaming at 1080p high refresh and even 1440p will be no issues....In fact you could probably drop down to a 5700XT or 2070 Super and still have 1080p Ultra without any issues. But if you can afford it then always get the best GPU you can afford and the RTX 2080 Super is the best in the price range you have....Also changed the motherboard to the X570 so that you do not have to worry about BIOS updates and of course this puts you on the latest gen chipset for Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/PBgyf9

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($929.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.92 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Total: $1919.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 20:10 EDT-0400
If going down on specs and performance why spend that high. No reason to do that.
RTX2070 Super is decent for pushing all games up of 60fps at 1080p even the intense games. But at higher refresh rate and specially with dual monitor setup that OP plans to do in future. RTX2080Super is highly recommended.
 

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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($429.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($949.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $2007.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 12:04 EDT-0400


Best performance possible for that budget. For dual monitor setup(in future) this is minimum even at 1080p.
All high quality components.
Get the below listed monitor it is curved and supports G-Sync will give you good gaming experience. It is also curved to be paired with second monitor.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/6ktQzy/msi-optix-mag241c-236-1920x1080-144-hz-monitor-optix-mag241c
Just a couple of changes. The Ryzen 3600 will be more than enough and with the RTX 2080, gaming at 1080p high refresh and even 1440p will be no issues....In fact you could probably drop down to a 5700XT or 2070 Super and still have 1080p Ultra without any issues. But if you can afford it then always get the best GPU you can afford and the RTX 2080 Super is the best in the price range you have....Also changed the motherboard to the X570 so that you do not have to worry about BIOS updates and of course this puts you on the latest gen chipset for Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/PBgyf9

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($929.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.92 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Total: $1919.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 20:10 EDT-0400
If going down on specs and performance why spend that high. No reason to do that.
RTX2070 Super is decent for pushing all games up of 60fps at 1080p even the intense games. But at higher refresh rate and specially with dual monitor setup that OP plans to do in future. RTX2080Super is highly recommended.

I should clear the dual screen issue, I will only game on 1 monitor when I do go to dual screen set up, as the second screen will be mainly for office/work time. That's why I was looking for mainly flat screen options rather than curved screen options
 

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so these builds would be the absolute best for 1080p or complete overkill for 1080p?

Will they also be quiet machines?
 
so these builds would be the absolute best for 1080p or complete overkill for 1080p?

Will they also be quiet machines?
They will be good. What is the matter with having overkill when you know for fact that after 2-3Yrs the overkill comes down to regular performance status. Similarly Regular performance build falls down to drop the settings to get decent fps status. I don't see why people complain of a build being overkill. If you swap out low budget GPU and CPU multiple times over a given period of time frame it will end up costing you more than getting high end so called "overkill machine" to get very little performance gain to no gain at all. In addition to spending more there is the issue of going through the building process twice which is pain and useless where it can be remedied by simple maintenance of single set of hardware.
 
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