[SOLVED] Building a new gaming/video editing PC. Need help deciding!

Fate05

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Heya,

As the title states, I am building a new PC. I am going to be playing games, photoshop and video editing at 1440p, 144hz (27" x2). I would love to hit that 144hz on most games (don't mind turning some settings down to achieve this). Aesthetics matter heaps because a lot of people will see my PC and I am a big aesthetics fan. I have a budget of about $3.7k-$4k NZD. I prefer AIO's over air coolers for aesthetics and acoustics

Games I will play
Overwatch, Minecraft, Rainbow Six, TC Breakpoint, CS:GO, Subnautica, ARK Survival, COD, Battlefield etc

Any help is appreciated!
 
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ScrewySqrl

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This should meet or exceed your needs:


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($874.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($132.60 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($299.00 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($197.90 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($197.90 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($212.75 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($1269.00 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
Total: $3699.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 05:10 NZDT+1300


12 cores/24 threads. 32 GB of Ram (at one of the 'sweet spots': DDR4-3600 CAS 16), a 2080 Super GPU, a 1 TB M.2 SSD and 2x 3 TB HDD. Well under your 4K limit
 
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Hi there,

Something like this is food for thought:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($573.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($113.85 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard ($578.99 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($308.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($328.50 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($949.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($128.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($218.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3334.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 03:42 NZDT+1300


It's slightly under budget. But a solid build. You may hev to dial back some settings to hit 144hz, but that will apply to most games.

You can see here in Tom's review, a GTX2070 super won't hit 144hz on Ultra settings, so should be achievable at lower settings: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-super-geforce-rtx-2070-super,6207-3.html

The CPU in the review is an 8086k, which is only a fraction behind the 3700x in gaming FPS at 1440p. So it's a reasonable comparison to extrapolate performance.
 

ScrewySqrl

Champion
Moderator
This should meet or exceed your needs:


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($874.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($132.60 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($299.00 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($197.90 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($197.90 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($212.75 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($1269.00 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
Total: $3699.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 05:10 NZDT+1300


12 cores/24 threads. 32 GB of Ram (at one of the 'sweet spots': DDR4-3600 CAS 16), a 2080 Super GPU, a 1 TB M.2 SSD and 2x 3 TB HDD. Well under your 4K limit
 
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This should meet or exceed your needs:


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($874.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($132.60 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($299.00 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($197.90 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($197.90 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($212.75 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($1269.00 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
Total: $3699.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 05:10 NZDT+1300


12 cores/24 threads. 32 GB of Ram (at one of the 'sweet spots': DDR4-3600 CAS 16), a 2080 Super GPU, a 1 TB M.2 SSD and 2x 3 TB HDD. Well under your 4K limit
Nice build @ScrewySqrl, but a Hyper 212 for the 3900x @ $132 is mad. The stock cooler does nearly as good a job. The Wraith Prism is only a fraction behind in thermal performance.

You could add that $130 to something that will give more performance. Also 2 x (2 x 8gb) matched kit hopefully will work. A quad pack or just 2 x 16gb may give better compatibility. Maybe the savings for the cooler could go to a solid 2 x 16gb kit, rather than have a 'potential' issue with the DIMMS. not being perfectly matched?

Anyway, the trade offs really do give a more powerful system. Good job!
 
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Fate05

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Nice build @ScrewySqrl, but a Hyper 212 for the 3900x @ $132 is mad. The stock cooler does nearly as good a job. The Wraith Prism is only a fraction behind in thermal performance.

You could add that $130 to something that will give more performance. Also 2 x (2 x 8gb) matched kit hopefully will work. A quad pack or just 2 x 16gb may give better compatibility. Maybe the savings for the cooler could go to a solid 2 x 16gb kit, rather than have a 'potential' issue with the DIMMS. not being perfectly matched?

Anyway, the trade offs really do give a more powerful system. Good job!
Thanks guys. I'll take both your lists and kinda mix them up to get what I think is good and worth it!
 

logainofhades

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Used up more of the budget, for more storage, and some other things. 512gb ssd, for OS and programs, 1tb SSD, for games, 250gb ssd for a scratch disk, with a HDD for storing your work, and such.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($874.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool ASSASSIN II 70.08 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($129.00 @ PC Force)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($324.99 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($267.95 @ Newegg New Zealand)
Storage: Crucial MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.00 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($123.40 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($212.75 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($182.50 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($1269.00 @ PB Technologies)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500P ATX Mid Tower Case ($242.65 @ PB Technologies)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($198.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3893.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 10:31 NZDT+1300
 

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