$2500 Australian Dollars Budget Gaming and Editing Computer!

Nov 22, 2018
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So I need you guys to help me build a new system. I'm looking for a PC build that has many black accents that can run Adobe applications and ready to play a variety of games at 1080p and 1440p (maybe). It can also run other programs in Animation and Filmmaking e,g, Maya 3D.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($383.71 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($235.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($199.52 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ BudgetPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($1199.00 @ Umart)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($103.00 @ Shopping Express)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($165.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $2506.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-23 20:54 AEDT+1100

Very powerful build. Good for 1440p gaming. Decent enough to handle rendering applications.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($383.71 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($235.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($199.52 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ BudgetPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($1199.00 @ Umart)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($103.00 @ Shopping Express)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($165.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $2506.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-23 20:54 AEDT+1100

Very powerful build. Good for 1440p gaming. Decent enough to handle rendering applications.
 
Nov 22, 2018
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Oh, sure I wouldn't mind having RGB. For the monitor, no thank you I might get a new monitor sometime next year.
 
So here's the deal. If you are going to be spending that kind of coin on a computer, it is going to be impressively powerful. So much to the point where it will essentially be idling at 1080p resolution and this is especially the case for a 60hz monitor. My advice would be to gear most of your budget towards everything but the gpu, because you only need to much performance for 1080p 60hz. This way when it comes time to purchase the monitor, you can also upgrade your graphics to match the performance of your monitor. The last thing I need to know is the refresh rate of your current monitor so I can decide on what graphics card you'll need.
 
Nov 22, 2018
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Oh okay, sorry... My monitor is 60Hz at 1080p resolution.

 
Shift your budget away from the graphics card if you're only running 1080p 60hz. This way you can upgrade the graphics card in the future to match technology with your new monitor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($799.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($224.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($305.00 @ Umart)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($255.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ BudgetPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($379.00 @ Umart)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case ($269.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $2499.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 10:52 AEDT+1100

I picked that case because it had the best cooling in its class according to Gamer's Nexus. You'll need those dual 200mm fans if you go with this build.

I picked that motherboard because of Gamer's Nexus also. High quality fully functional parts. That AIO cooler was designed/created to tame the beast that is the i9 9900k.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($485.46 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($419.00 @ PLE Computers)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($255.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($289.00 @ BudgetPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($605.98 @ Amazon Australia)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case ($269.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $2452.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 13:29 AEDT+1100
 
Fair enough. I video edit, therefore my demands are more with the processor. I read a little into Maya 3D it does use ray tracing which is a feature included in the new RTX cards, as well as the faster GDDR6 might prove to be a wise investment. If that is the case price per core doesn't justify going with the 9900k over the 2700x and spending extra on the RTX 2080 would be justifiable.

@perseusgames I heard it all depends on the end user's (You) use case. Do you have a system now? If you monitor the performance is the graphics card even worked?
 

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