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Build Advice Buying new gaming pc -- which one?

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Hi
First off i want to say thank you for taking the time to assist today im currently about to buy my new gaming pc, i currently have 2 MSI Optix AG32CQ 31.5 QHD 144hz Monitors im posting the specs heres With the amd vs intel builds ive put together over past few months with a little bit about what sort of things i play and do,
Some of the games i play are

Star citizen Arma 3 Ark Escape from tarkov Gta Flight simulator 2020 (quite demanding apparantly when released)

i also want to introduce the HTC VIVE into my life in the near future
whilst playing i also stream from time to time also now ive done so much research on these system parts and i know usually intel is king in gaming but alot of ppl are also loving the amd so as you can imagine its a tad confusing, i just want something that will run everything i need on max settings with smooth and fast fps whilst also future proofing my plan is to upgrade the ram to 3600mhz later next year with the money if i dont buy the computer the mrs will end up spending some of it so wwnt to buy the rig now and do any upgrades at a later date when needed

I have 2 choices



PC 1: INTEL

CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 680X RGB GAMING CASE

Overclocked Intel® CoreTM i9-10900K 10 Core (3.7GHz @ up to 5.2GHz)

ASUS® ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO Wi-Fi (LGA1200, USB 3.2, CrossFireX/SLI) -

RGB Ready
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 16GB)

11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)

1000GB M.2 PCI-E NVMe Solid State Drive [Up to 3500MB/s Read | Up to 3000MB/s Write]

4TB SEAGATE IRONWOLF PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE

CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIESTM SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Corsair H115i PRO Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

2x 50cm RGB LED


Display port 2m cable

Windows 10 Pro



Or

PC 2: AMD


CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 680X RGB GAMING CASE

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.6GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)

ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - RGB Ready!

32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)

11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

4TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 5400RPM,

1000GB M.2 PCI-E NVMe Solid State Drive [Up to 3500MB/s Read | Up to 3000MB/s Write]

256MB CACHE 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)

CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIESTM MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

2x 50cm RGB LED Strip

Display port 2m cable
 
For gaming and streaming you definitely go with Intel, specially with the new gen. out. Here's how I would build it for max performance with that kind of budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor | £531.97 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | £124.99 @ AWD-IT
Thermal Compound | Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste | £5.99 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard | Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £438.63 @ Novatech
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | £207.16 @ Newegg UK
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £171.16 @ Newegg UK
Storage | Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £203.98 @ Laptops Direct
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card | £1218.90 @ Amazon UK
Case | Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | £214.99 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan | Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans | £73.99 @ AWD-IT
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £3301.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-30 10:15 BST+0100 |
 
Thats over budget by 300
You don’t need a £438 motherboard and you could buy a second SSD later or just go for 1TB for now.

If you are concerned about £300 I’d just highlight the 2080Ti has a heavy premium just because it’s the best gaming gpu on the market. However 3000 series is due later this year and normally the next gen x80 will equal or outperform the last gen x80Ti. I would seriously consider getting a 2080/2080 Super for now then sell it and get a 3080/3080Ti when available. I managed to pickup a 2080 Super for £609 although prices have crept up a bit since then. That is half the price of that 2080Ti for 80% the performance. Switching to a 3080 later should work out cheaper in the long run and will have much better Ray Tracing performance over a 2080Ti. The 3000 series is going to have massive performance boosts for Ray Tracing.
 
May 27, 2020
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I understand but without wanting to buy and sel parts i cannot do that im afraid i have a quote that ive purchased now many thanks for the help
 
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Try dropping all the parts int PCPartPicker website. I think your paying a heavy premium but that’s on instinct and I’ve not priced it up.
When putting these parts into pc parts picker its £190 more so this a great price considering the warranty etc
 

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