$2,000 High End Content Creation and Gaming Rig - Best PC Builds 2018

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Johnny5

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Welcome to the 2018 Best PC Builds Competition! For over two decades Tom's Hardware has brought you news and reviews of the latest in PC hardware, while the famous forum has grown to more than 2 million members. Because of their expertise and the constant requests for help with PC builds, our members have developed a talent for finding the best prices and putting together the best system builds.

This thread is for the $2,000 High End Content Creation and Gaming Rig budget category. Please only submit builds within the $2,000 budget category to this thread. All other builds will be disqualified.

Please make sure to follow the ground rules below. Any builds over budget will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:

  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
    ■Do not go over budget.
    ■Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
    ■Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
    ■Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
    ■Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
    ■All builds must have a name.
    ■Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
    Provide links to the Amazon or Newegg product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums:
Here's an example build for formatting help:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Biostar - X370GTN Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($44.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - BR 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $475.06
Minus Shipping: $10.98
Base Total: $467.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-09 14:31 EDT-0400

Here are links to all five build categories:

$500 Console Killer Build
$1000 Mainstream Gaming Build
$1500 Streaming and Gaming PC
$2000 High End Content Creation and Gaming Rig
$5,000 Ultimate Everything RGB Build


Good luck and may the best build win!
 
"Mighty Panda"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax - Liqtech TR4 II 240 102.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($279.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Sniper X 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($287.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($494.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1991.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-09 14:32 EDT-0400
 
Baby Ripper

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: AMD - Wraith Max 55.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.21 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($152.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($152.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($154.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card ($804.07 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1929.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-09 14:35 EDT-0400
 

Johnny5

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We are taking votes, just not at this time. We are waiting for all of our members to submit builds first. There is no set start date on the vote, but we are aiming for a date between October 22nd or October 29th.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
"Big things come in small packages"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($196.57 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Sniper X 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($262.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.85 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Mini Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.62 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $1992.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 15:31 EDT-0400
 

ScrewySqrl

Champion
Moderator
4K Video Editor and Gamer

PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor ($449.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 TR (Black/Red) CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($279.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($250.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($95.78 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba - 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - GUNGNIR X ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.62 @ Amazon)
Total: $1983.33
Shipping: $0.99
Final Total: $1982.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 12:54 EDT-0400
 

GraySilencer

Respectable
Jun 25, 2016
410
0
2,160
106
"32-Thread Micro Monster"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5GHz 16-Core Processor ($899.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MA621P TR4 53.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.35 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X399M Taichi Micro ATX TR4 Motherboard ($303.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Sniper X 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($253.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card ($248.37 @ Amazon)
Case: SAMA - Maxcool-W-15LEDLight MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.77 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $1972.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 15:54 EDT-0400
 
Jul 6, 2018
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"Balance"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1900X 3.8GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design - Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($113.97 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($279.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($315.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - P300 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card ($504.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.58 @ Amazon)
Total: $1978.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 17:18 EDT-0400
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
"The Core Cruncher":

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor ($699.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.50 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard ($293.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1942.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 17:55 EDT-0400
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Le 2K
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor ($699.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MA621P TR4 53.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.35 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X399M Taichi Micro ATX TR4 Motherboard ($303.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($240.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GAMING Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($89.54 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.35 @ Amazon)
Total: $1996.06
Shipping: $13.98
Final Build Cost: $1982.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-10 19:06 EDT-0400
 

jeremyj_83

Notable
Aug 23, 2017
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1,160
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"4k in a Little Package"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($177.19 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($250.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - BX500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 960GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Mini Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($67.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.40 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.83 @ Newegg)
Total: $2008.82
Minus Shipping: $14.96
Base Total: $1993.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 11:06 EDT-0400
 
Multi Boxer
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor ($679.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S TR4-SP3 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX TR4 Motherboard ($305.78 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($240.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC - P48-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.62 @ Amazon)
Total: $1997.18
Prices minus shipping, taxes, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 13:24 EDT-0400
 
Oct 11, 2018
5
0
10
0
"Shhh I am playing"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8086K 4GHz 6-Core Processor ($439.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($88.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($789.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1997.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 19:46 EDT-0400
 

justin.m.beauvais

Respectable
Dec 15, 2017
1,062
32
2,240
232
"Frost Ripper"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor ($679.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - X399M Taichi Micro ATX TR4 Motherboard ($283.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB PULSE Video Card ($464.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - B3 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1989.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 20:15 EDT-0400
 

Krazie_Ivan

Honorable
Aug 22, 2012
102
0
10,680
0
"Protect Ya Bottleneck"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor ($380.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MA621P TR4 53.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.35 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1g Thermal Paste ($9.83 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($299.97 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($283.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($137.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX Video Card ($439.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool - MATREXX 55 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC - F12 PWM PST - Value Pack 74.0 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2004.05
Minus Shipping: $10.98
Base Total: $1993.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 15:45 EDT-0400
 
White Box

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - A40 ULTIMATE 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (White w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.77 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair - ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.59 @ Newegg)
Total: $1978.74
Base Total: $1998.75
Promo Discounts: -$25.00
Shipping: $4.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-15 02:21 EDT-0400


Cryorig A40 cooler with the mini fan and a top intake if the vrm gets toasty XD.
 

hollowvolition

Reputable
May 11, 2014
30
0
4,530
0
"Unlocked enthusiast"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($419.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($132.69 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($250.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($789.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2000.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-12 17:03 EDT-0400
 
Oct 15, 2018
3
0
10
0
"Best Intel Under $2000 money can buy"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($375.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: EVGA - CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($285.40 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($277.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($474.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1994.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-15 12:41 EDT-0400
 

shrapnel_indie

Distinguished
4K Prime Directive

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1900X 3.8GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: EVGA - CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($279.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Sniper X 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($262.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: ADATA - XPG 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($92.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Video Card ($764.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - GUNGNIR X ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.62 @ Amazon)

Base Total: $1999.44
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $2004.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-15 12:45 EDT-0400
 
Sep 30, 2018
5
0
20
1
Quiet & reliable Work machine -BR

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($359.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty H370 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($724.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - Silencio 652S ATX Mid Tower Case ($127.20 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Platinum 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($146.12 @ Newegg)
Total: $1972.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 08:29 EDT-0400
 
Oct 21, 2018
6
0
10
0
Content Titan Typhoon (or just Titan Typhoon maybe)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel 9700k ($409.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright - TRUE Spirit 140 POWER 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.85 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Phanteks - PH-F140MP 68.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($22.38 @ Amazon)
Total: $1977.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-22 05:41 EDT-0400

$1977.05 - $4.99(shipping) +$10 (case sale) = $1982.06

Which leaves another $17 for the variation in the 9700k price.

With the final fan configuration being 2x140mm in the front as intake and 1x140mm in the back as exaust.

I wasn't originally going do a coffee lake refreshed build due to 9900k being impossible to fit it without major compromises, but i wanted to show the no.1 best performance/price case on the market that comes with the best stock fans that are guaranteed to keep the air temperature inside of the case between 2-5 degrees from room temperature, due to non-obstructive mesh at the front.

And to show the no.1 best price/performance CPU cooler, the True Spirit 140 Power biggest OC headroom monstrosity which can dissipate 360W of heat, and will cool the 9700k/or a 9900k, as good if not better than all but a few CLC watercooling solutions for only $50. (Pictures don't the the cooler justice, it is absolutely massive). In fact it is so massive, that it will partially cover the first M.2 slot, and cool a potential SSD in it, making a SSD heatsink unnecessary :)

 

sagematt

Commendable
Mar 29, 2016
8
0
1,510
0
Build name: 2800X goes here

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX RGB 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($82.29 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.09 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99)
Case Fan: Phanteks - PH-F140MP_BBK_PWM 68.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1996.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-23 04:07 EDT-0400

Either Threadripper or Core i9 would require compromises in order to fit the budget. What to do then? Keep the 2700X, double the RAM and storage, use watercooling so XFR2 can do its thing, get a better case with improved airflow, and then realize how great it would be if AMD released a 2800X because it would make so much sense for this build.
 

Herman Mcpootis

Commendable
Nov 30, 2016
14
0
1,510
0
"Workhorse"
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor ($431.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax - Liqtech TR4 II 280 80.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($299.97 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB XLR8 Video Card ($464.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2000.38
Minus Shipping: $12.98
base Total: $1987.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-23 09:03 EDT-0400
 
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