[SOLVED] $1500-$2000 PC Build

DerkontheForum

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I know I posted another one of these build threads earlier this year, but I never got around to doing anything about and now that the black friday sales are coming up I figured I might as well try to get some more help from the fine folks at Tom's Hardware.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the black friday sales sales end.

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(Xcom, Planet Coaster, Planet Zoo, Bethesda game) and some light office work.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything but the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU but I'm up for considering alternatives.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A good durable case that's not too flashy and I don't have to clean pet hair out of weekly. Also need a good amount of storage for personal files and tax files. User friendly too build as I am a novice PC builder.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: current PC is extremely out dated.
 

Does it work

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $189.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $149.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $37.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card | $489.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $84.98 @ NZXT
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $84.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1712.89
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $1647.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-27 10:49 EST-0500 |

You can buy a windows key online for rather cheap. Not activating windows only really adds a water mark that's only noticeable on the desktop also, unless you want to access registry and things (most people don't).

There is room for improvement, but I didn't want to push the higher end of your budget.
 
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Planet zoo seems to be the highest spec game you linked, ill find something for you now based on it.

Do you want future proofing(upgradability or powerful enough to last years)? Do you care about looks? Do you wan't a disk drive? Is your current OS hardware integrated (that device only, or can move to a new comp)?

Based on your needs, intel vs amd is just preference, but if you have any?
 

DerkontheForum

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Sorry I don't mean to be spammy, I just post stuff as I think of it.

Ideally I want it to be powerful enough I don't have to touch it for years. I don't really care about looks. I just need a cheapy disk drive for random things. I believe the OS is this device only.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $189.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $149.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $37.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card | $489.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $84.98 @ NZXT
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $84.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1712.89
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $1647.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-27 10:49 EST-0500 |

You can buy a windows key online for rather cheap. Not activating windows only really adds a water mark that's only noticeable on the desktop also, unless you want to access registry and things (most people don't).

There is room for improvement, but I didn't want to push the higher end of your budget.
 
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