[SOLVED] Another "been years" and need advice thread. Primary 4 componants $800-$1000.

brianosaur

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Been years since my last build ...blah, blah, blah.

Budget about $800-$1000. ...$900 or under would be nice.
Looking for best bang for the buck for gaming with for the primary four.
(CPU, GPU, Ram & atx Mobo).

The current 650w psu I have is 6 pin x2. If I *need* a new one that would be on top of my price range.

Thanks for the recs.
 

Darkbreeze

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Ok, well SR71 had posted a build earlier that looked pretty good so I wasn't going to pile on, but since he deleted it then I guess I'll play ball.

I think I'd probably do something like this. Should be pretty capable even at 1440p. If you feel like you can stretch the budget a bit we could probably fit a Ryzen 7 with an extra 2 cores and 4 threads in there and possibly move up to an RTX 2070, but you'd clearly be looking at a few hundred dollars more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($135.93 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB ARMOR Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $935.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 19:05 EST-0500
 

Darkbreeze

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Whether or not you "need" a new PSU depends entirely on how long you want your new hardware to last.

What is the EXACT model of your current PSU?

As far as the rest of the parts go, it would be helpful to know what your expectations are.

What resolution and refresh rate is your monitor? Does it have Gsync or Freesync? Do you have multiple monitors? If yes, are they all used for gaming or are secondary displays used for other than gaming primarily?

What quality settings are you looking to target?

What kind of games do you typically play?

Do you have a preference when it comes to Intel or AMD?

Does your case support ATX form factors or is it a smaller mATX or micro-ITX case?
 

brianosaur

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Darkbreeze

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Ok, well SR71 had posted a build earlier that looked pretty good so I wasn't going to pile on, but since he deleted it then I guess I'll play ball.

I think I'd probably do something like this. Should be pretty capable even at 1440p. If you feel like you can stretch the budget a bit we could probably fit a Ryzen 7 with an extra 2 cores and 4 threads in there and possibly move up to an RTX 2070, but you'd clearly be looking at a few hundred dollars more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($135.93 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB ARMOR Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $935.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 19:05 EST-0500
 

Darkbreeze

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($304.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($135.93 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card ($499.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1125.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 19:08 EST-0500
 

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