Build Advice Best Prebuilt for Gaming?

ShafeDogg

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I'm looking for an enthusiast grade gaming PC, and I was wondering where the best place to go for a quality prebuilt would be. I don't feel comfortable building my own, at least not yet. I'd like to spend around $2000-$3000 at the most. I've seen too many websites (like Origin PC) offering what I want, but charging ridiculous prices for it. I was thinking about going for a i9-9900K CPU, 32GB DDR4, a RTX 2070-2080 GPU, and a quality 80+ Gold (at least) power supply. I don't really care much about liquid cooling. If it has it, that's fine, but I would prefer a system that doesn't require adding coolant if it does. And as long as the RAM, GPU, and motherboard are quality, I'm fine with those as well. As for storage, I'll probably upgrade that myself later on because I use a lot, so I'm not too worried about it. I think my target is 144Hz 1080P gaming, but also multitasking, programming, editing, and just about anything really. Please feel free to link any PC in the $2000-$3000 price range if you think it's a better option, as I don't seem to be too good at this. Any help is appreciated greatly. Thank you!
 
Do you have a microcenter near you? If so I would recommend going to them and talking to them. They have a lot of parts in store and I think offer assembly for something like 125 or 150. Price wise, many times their part prices are close to online, but you have to pay sales tax of course.
 

ShafeDogg

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Do you have a microcenter near you? If so I would recommend going to them and talking to them. They have a lot of parts in store and I think offer assembly for something like 125 or 150. Price wise, many times their part prices are close to online, but you have to pay sales tax of course.
None close to me. :(
 

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What about local mom and pop computer stores. There is a huge markup on prebuilt computers especially gaming, and they will usually go cheap wherever they can and add fluff to make it look pretty or better on paper to drive up the price.
 

ShafeDogg

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What about local mom and pop computer stores. There is a huge markup on prebuilt computers especially gaming, and they will usually go cheap wherever they can and add fluff to make it look pretty or better on paper to drive up the price.
Anything is an option as long as it's quality and fairly priced. Thanks for the suggestion!

Do you also need Monitor Keyboard and Peripherals.
Yes, I plan on getting a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($509.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z390-PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.71 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($134.85 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1069.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($465.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech - G903 Wireless Optical Mouse ($109.50 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech - Z506 155 W 5.1ch Speakers ($80.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $3128.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-17 01:52 EST-0500


Full setup extremely powerful and high quality components.
 

ShafeDogg

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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($509.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z390-PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.71 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($134.85 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1069.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($465.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech - G903 Wireless Optical Mouse ($109.50 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech - Z506 155 W 5.1ch Speakers ($80.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $3128.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-17 01:52 EST-0500


Full setup extremely powerful and high quality components.
Thanks for the reply, but I'm truly looking for a quality prebuilt system. I realize the benefits of building my own, but are there truly no options in the prebuilt market which are quality and reasonably priced? I've been looking at the following two prebuilts, but I was told the liquid cooler on the first isn't sufficient for an i9-9900K:

-CUK Sentinel II Z370 / i9-9900K / RTX 2080 Custom Extreme Gaming Desktop PC (275R - White)

-ABS Crystal STRIX Gaming Desktop PC NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Intel i9-9900K (3.60 GHz) 8-Core Liquid Cooling (240 mm) 32 GB 3000 MHz DDR4 480 GB NVMe SSD 2 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-bit ALI244
 
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Thanks for the reply, but I'm truly looking for a quality prebuilt system. I realize the benefits of building my own, but are there truly no options in the prebuilt market which are quality and reasonably priced? I've been looking at the following two prebuilts, but I was told the liquid cooler on the first isn't sufficient for an i9-9900K:

-CUK Sentinel II Z370 / i9-9900K / RTX 2080 Custom Extreme Gaming Desktop PC (275R - White)

-ABS Crystal STRIX Gaming Desktop PC NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Intel i9-9900K (3.60 GHz) 8-Core Liquid Cooling (240 mm) 32 GB 3000 MHz DDR4 480 GB NVMe SSD 2 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-bit ALI244
Hope you realize that both of them pack in RTX2080 which is a tier below RTX2080Ti in performance and you will also be needing Monitor Keyboard Mouse and Speakers additional to them as they are stand alone towers. CUK tower packs low quality component and is still overpriced. NewEgg tower packs is quality components but is way overpriced.

Hoping to get quality and reasonably priced without compromising greatly on performance in prebuilt PCs is not possible. We recommend building yourself. It is much easier than you think and we will help you through process.
 

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