Build Advice $4,000 1440 gaming pc

May 15, 2018
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1. Budget & Location
$ 4,000 - $ 6,000 USD United States
2. Aim
Gaming and web browsing
Shadow of the Tomb Raider,Battlefield V,Forza Horizon 4,The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,Crysis 3,Grand Theft Auto V,Metro: Last Light Redux,Metrox Exodus,Deus Ex: Mankind Divided,Assassin’s Creed Unity,SWTOR,World of Warcraft,Eve,StarTrek online,
3. Monitors
Planning on having 2 monitors either ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q or AOC Agon AG271QG
4. Peripherals
G910 RGB MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD or K95 RGB PLATINUM XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — CHERRY® MX Brown. not sure what mouse i want. I will be using windows 10. i have a chair already. DO NOT CARE what kind of case i get(do have a preference for one with a glass side panel).
5. Why are you upgrading?
Last PC was destroyed in a Fire.
6. What i would like.
At least 15TB of storage for Games along with movies and tv shows. Plus would be okay if most of the Hard Drives are HDD and not SSD. Boot Drive as either M.2 or Intel Optane.
FYI have no experience building pc before will be my 1st one.
 

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Read the following link:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-gaming-pc,review-2219.html

There are similar links to be found regarding building your own PC.

@extreme_noob has a good question as well.

Overall I doubt that spending the budgeted amount will really gain much.

Bottom line - performance will only be as fast as the slowest "component".

A race car in traffic goes nowhere.....

Movies and TV shows: put them on a network server that is regularly backed up. HDD's for storage, SSDs for boot drive and local host storage.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($749.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 280 TT Premium Edition 63.19 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($168.93 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER ATX AM4 Motherboard ($359.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($193.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($612.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital HGST DC HC530 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital HGST DC HC530 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME TX 850 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: AOC AG352UCG6 35.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($834.90 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G903 HERO Wireless Optical Mouse ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5908.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 19:59 EST-0500

Here are some suggestions. At the 4-6k range you can have a killer machine with some real nice RGB if you want. I also suggest going with a single Ultrawide instead of 2x 1440p.
 

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List posted above looks good, but I just tweaked it a bit: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C6LYRk
I included a 360mm AIO which costs the same as the 280mm shown above.
Replaced the ram with 16GB of 3600Mhz B die, which is more than enough for games.
Replaced the video card with one with a better PCB
Replaced the case with the better airflow (and cheaper) version
Replaced the monitor with something cheaper and better color quality (same resolution)

For a more budget oriented build, which probably only sacrifices 5fps or something while being $1600 cheaper: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RdfGhg

I do highly suggest just using network external storage for your 15TB of movies and stuff, but if you're insistent on including it in your pc, the 14TB drives are included.
 
May 15, 2018
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($749.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 280 TT Premium Edition 63.19 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($168.93 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER ATX AM4 Motherboard ($359.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($193.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($612.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital HGST DC HC530 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital HGST DC HC530 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME TX 850 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: AOC AG352UCG6 35.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($834.90 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G903 HERO Wireless Optical Mouse ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5908.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 19:59 EST-0500

Here are some suggestions. At the 4-6k range you can have a killer machine with some real nice RGB if you want. I also suggest going with a single Ultrawide instead of 2x 1440p.
thanks
 
May 15, 2018
4
0
510
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List posted above looks good, but I just tweaked it a bit: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C6LYRk
I included a 360mm AIO which costs the same as the 280mm shown above.
Replaced the ram with 16GB of 3600Mhz B die, which is more than enough for games.
Replaced the video card with one with a better PCB
Replaced the case with the better airflow (and cheaper) version
Replaced the monitor with something cheaper and better color quality (same resolution)

For a more budget oriented build, which probably only sacrifices 5fps or something while being $1600 cheaper: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RdfGhg

I do highly suggest just using network external storage for your 15TB of movies and stuff, but if you're insistent on including it in your pc, the 14TB drives are included.
thanks. but i do want the 32GB of ram mostly as a future proof. how would i go about getting a nas. right now i have 8.5TB of movies and games right now and would like to future proof my storage.
 

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thanks. but i do want the 32GB of ram mostly as a future proof. how would i go about getting a nas. right now i have 8.5TB of movies and games right now and would like to future proof my storage.
32GB is not needed to be future proof. By the time games are using more than 16GB, your CPU and GPU will be obsolete anyways. Only use for 32GB is really 3D rendering, VMs and servers.
For a NAS, you can basically buy one yourself, or build it if you really want. WD Mycloud NAS are apparently good, but I haven't had personal experience with them: https://shop.westerndigital.com/c/nas-and-cloud-storage
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($339.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Asus ROG RYUJIN 360 121.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($293.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 520 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($227.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($267.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($267.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card ($1224.46 @ Amazon)
Case: Asus ROG Strix Helios ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Asus 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($219.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($623.85 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($623.85 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5250.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 22:13 EST-0500
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Asus ROG RYUJIN 360 121.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($293.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($267.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($267.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card ($1224.46 @ Amazon)
Case: Asus ROG Strix Helios ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Asus 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($219.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($623.85 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($623.85 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5192.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 20:38 EST-0500
Why exactly? ROG is basically just a label asus uses to increase prices at this point.
 
32GB is not needed to be future proof. By the time games are using more than 16GB, your CPU and GPU will be obsolete anyways. Only use for 32GB is really 3D rendering, VMs and servers.
For a NAS, you can basically buy one yourself, or build it if you really want. WD Mycloud NAS are apparently good, but I haven't had personal experience with them: https://shop.westerndigital.com/c/nas-and-cloud-storage
While 32GB is overkill right now, games are already starting to take more RAM. The game Escape From Tarkov already uses 10GB RAM so 16GB is minimum you would want for that. I run 32GB on my desktop, but I have some VMs, however, I noticed that right after I upgraded to 32GB Windows booted using more RAM. When I was at 16GB it booted using 2.5-3GB with 32GB it uses 4-4.5GB right away. Basically Windows knows it can go and expand everything into RAM right away. My desktop at work has 16GB and it doesn't take that much now of days to hit 8-10GB of usage. When someone has a budget that allows for it, more RAM isn't the worst idea. Plus going with 2x16GB RAM will give more performance than 2x8GB for Ryzen due to having 4 ranks vs 2 ranks in memory bound applications. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-3000-best-memory-timings,6310-2.html
 
Here is an another idea for a system, this time being built in the mITX form factor.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($724.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($219.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($185.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($849.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Gold 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($391.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Gold 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($391.39 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card ($1187.94 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($64.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Case Fan: Fractal Design GP14-BK 68.4 CFM 140 mm Fan ($12.67 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($719.98 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G903 HERO Wireless Optical Mouse ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5528.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-21 09:58 EST-0500

There aren't any RGB things since the case is enclosed, but will be a near silent system. The 1TB SSD is for your OS & Applications while the 4TB is for your games. The 2x 14TB drives would be for a NAS.

Once again I am recommending a single 3440x1440 monitor vs dual 2560x1440s. I have a 3440x1440 monitor at home and for gaming it is amazing having the extra field of view. It is almost the same as having dual 1080 monitors without the bezel. Another option would be a 5120x1440 monitor https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2D7p99/aoc-agon-ag493ucx-490-5120x1440-120-hz-monitor-ag493ucx This one is FreeSync 2 compatiable so it might work with the 2080Ti for variable refresh rate. This has the resolution of your dual 1440p monitors just without a bezel once again.
 
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