[SOLVED] $2000 cad Gaming PC need help

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Approximate Purchase Date: June 2020

Budget Range: $2000 cad before tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Just Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Anywhere, as long as Canadian website.

Location: I am from Ontario Canada

Parts Preferences: any brand as long as reliable

Overclocking: Not Sure

SLI or Crossfire: any recommendations?

Your Monitor Resolution: I don't really know right now, but will go with the recommendations

Additional Comments:
it's my first gaming build guys, I want it to be upgradeable in the future. and I want it to be VR ready as well..

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my kid is using my old computer and i want my own, with my own build. :)
 
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Phaaze88

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($258.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler ($61.75 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.05 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($772.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.11 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.99 @ PC-Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1931.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-25 03:50 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($258.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler ($61.75 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.05 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($772.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.11 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.99 @ PC-Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1931.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-25 03:50 EDT-0400
 
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MRQuad

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($258.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.05 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB AORUS Video Card ($589.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.11 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.99 @ PC-Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($149.50 @ Vuugo)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: MSI Optix G24C4 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($271.99 @ PC-Canada)
Total: $1968.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-25 01:43 EDT-0400
thank you so much.. I have edited my post and decided not to buy the monitor from this budget, so sorry for the inconvenience...
 
Something like this should be good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $429.00 @ Canada Computers
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $258.50 @ Vuugo
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $119.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $179.32 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Video Card | Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card | $769.99 @ Memory Express
Case | Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2006.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-25 02:30 EDT-0400 |

You can get Windows cheap...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html
You can even activate later as there is no difference in performance,,,
https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/
 

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thank you guys for the respond.. i'll for sure keep an eye here and might start buying parts early May for this build.

any recommended builds still pretty much appreciated.. thanks guys!
 
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Both builds are equally good, you can choose either. The first one comes with more cooling, storage and OS while the second one has more power and performance with longevity. Those are the only difference, the rest is pretty much same.
 

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I am grateful with the response, but I don’t really know which build is better, can anyone help me choose?
Mine has better cooling and more storage - SSD for the OS, and the HDD for your game library. You might get more longevity out of a 3700X VS the 3600 - depends on software devs, I think.

Hellfire13's Windows 10 for cheap link is useful.
Actually, which method of acquiring Windows 10 you're comfortable with could be the deciding factor... they all have their pros and cons:
1)From Microsoft: it's legit, but the most expensive
2)3rd Party: cheap, but there's a chance Microsoft could lock the account if they determine it to be a stolen key. So you'd be out of the money you paid for it, as well as getting the watermark and having other personalization features locked.
3)Student discount: free, but you need to be enrolled in a school considered eligible by Microsoft.
4)Upgrade from Win 7 or 8: free, but you might run into issues with Microsoft, because the knuckleheads have no way to be sure your license is legit for some reason...

I actually considered buying Windows 10 after I screwed up an OEM key I bought from Newegg, but they jacked up the price for whatever reason, from 100 to 140USD...
[I forgot to register the darn thing to my account before reinstalling the OS - I wanted to clean it up a little...]
 

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Mine has better cooling and more storage - SSD for the OS, and the HDD for your game library. You might get more longevity out of a 3700X VS the 3600 - depends on software devs, I think.

Hellfire13's Windows 10 for cheap link is useful.
Actually, which method of acquiring Windows 10 you're comfortable with could be the deciding factor... they all have their pros and cons:
1)From Microsoft: it's legit, but the most expensive
2)3rd Party: cheap, but there's a chance Microsoft could lock the account if they determine it to be a stolen key. So you'd be out of the money you paid for it, as well as getting the watermark and having other personalization features locked.
3)Student discount: free, but you need to be enrolled in a school considered eligible by Microsoft.
4)Upgrade from Win 7 or 8: free, but you might run into issues with Microsoft, because the knuckleheads have no way to be sure your license is legit for some reason...

I actually considered buying Windows 10 after I screwed up an OEM key I bought from Newegg, but they jacked up the price for whatever reason, from 100 to 140USD...
[I forgot to register the darn thing to my account before reinstalling the OS - I wanted to clean it up a little...]
thank you so much for making my decision so easy.. I have decided what to get.. thank you again!
 

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Both builds are equally good, you can choose either. The first one comes with more cooling, storage and OS while the second one has more power and performance with longevity. Those are the only difference, the rest is pretty much same.
thank you so much for helping me out as well... really appreciate it!
 

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