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I already have a keyboard, a mouse and monitor.

I've been wondering can you build a good tower with an i9-10900k processor, and 3090 card for around 4k? Of course I know this depends on everyone's definition of 'good'. If y'all don't mind, I would like to hear your input.
 
Of course it's possible, but you'll have to compromise on certain things, like motherboard, RAM, monitor, and storage.
Something like this. I used a 2080 Ti for now since the pricing is still similar. But as you can see you will have around 1000$ left to get a monitor and other peripherals as well as pay more for parts you really do want.

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CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($771.22 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card ($1531.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ Corsair)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $3198.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I already have a keyboard, a mouse and monitor.

I've been wondering can you build a good tower with an i9-10900k processor, and 3090 card for around 4k? Of course I know this depends on everyone's definition of 'good'. If y'all don't mind, I would like to hear your input.
What country and what will the PC be used for? Also what monitor do you have? Unless your gaming on a 4K monitor the 3090 is probably a lot of overkill. Same with the 10900K unless your using work programs it's overkill for just gaming.
 
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I dwell in the United States. The Monitor is 1080p. I can live without buying a monitor right away, though. I'm trying to invest in the best I can for a change, instead of buying another 800$ PC.
 

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I already have a keyboard, a mouse and monitor.

I've been wondering can you build a good tower with an i9-10900k processor, and 3090 card for around 4k? Of course I know this depends on everyone's definition of 'good'. If y'all don't mind, I would like to hear your input.
"4k" of what?

4k Zimbabwe dollars might get you a stick of gum.
4k USD probably includes non-functional bling.
 
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I thought that it was addressed; but after looking, it appears that I didn't.

Gaming is really what I'll use it.
Then 4K is massive overkill. I could of went to eat steak for dinner but just ordered pizza. I will put together a build without just wasting money and it will last a long time and even be VR ready in case you get into that in the future.

You get to a point on a gaming PC where your can spend a ton more money for almost no performance increase.
 

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Add a RTX 3080 about 800 bucks and a 1440p monitor and your all set.

A bunch of money not spent because it's not needed you could add some RGB lighting if you like to.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | $393.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $229.99 @ Adorama
Case | Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | $161.99 @ B&H
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $139.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1380.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-07 19:06 EDT-0400 |

EDIT the 10700K will last a long time for gaming and the 3080 video card is supposed to be killer, 32GB of memory you will never need to add more, with a full 2TB SSD for the games.

Puts you in the 2600 / 2800 area after buying a new monitor and windows.
 
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The 3090 will be a Titan class card. The 3070 will be roughly equivalent to a 2080ti for @ $500ish. I'd not be looking at more than a 10600k and 3080 for 4k gaming, a 10600k and 3070 for 1440p gaming.

Ampere bypasses much of the dependance on the cpu for gaming needs, direct rendering by the gpu instead of indirect via pre-renders from the cpu.

If you want the bragging rights of owning a Lamborghini, that's fine, but when the speed limit in town is 45mph, that lambo just being a very expensive and somewhat useless overkill. When the minimum fps is higher than the refresh of the monitor, it doesn't make a difference what the maximum is.
 

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I wouldn't say it's bragging rights for me, much as it's investing in something that won't need another update for many years -- I'm not saying that the 3080 won't be in the top for a while, though.

Colorful lights, fans, etc are cool, but I'm fine with a plain, ole case.

From what I've gathered, even without counting the keyboard, mouse and monitor cost, the 4k range (US Dollars) probably won't be enough to cover what I seek.
 

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I wouldn't say it's bragging rights for me, much as it's investing in something that won't need another update for many years -- I'm not saying that the 3080 won't be in the top for a while, though.

Colorful lights, fans, etc are cool, but I'm fine with a plain, ole case.

From what I've gathered, even without counting the keyboard, mouse and monitor cost, the 4k range (US Dollars) probably won't be enough to cover what I seek.
Dude the 10700K paired with a 3080 video card is going to give killer performance their absolutely no need to get more and even with that you need to upgrade to a 1440p monitor.

Bragging rights, I have no clue what that is except when somebody says they spent 4K on their PC and you match their performance for 1K less then that is bragging rights!!!!!!

You can spend 5K more for the PC and use a simple 1080p monitor and get 0 difference.

For what your calling not needing to upgrade 3 years from now you can spend probably 2K on a new PC and get better performance than this one.

I would expect the PC I listed to last a good 5 years needing no upgrades for a 1080p monitor but upgrading to a 1440p monitor you Might need to upgrade the video card in about 3 years and nothing else.

EDIT if you just have that much money to throw away on nothing then PM me I'll give you my Pay-pall account and send some to me LOL.

Not to put you down but you look like you have very little knowledge of how the PC world works.
 
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Dude the 10700K paired with a 3080 video card is going to give killer performance their absolutely no need to get more and even with that you need to upgrade to a 1440p monitor.

Bragging rights, I have no clue what that is except when somebody says they spent 4K on their PC and you match their performance for 1K less then that is bragging rights!!!!!!

You can spend 5K more for the PC and use a simple 1080p monitor and get 0 difference.

For what your calling not needing to upgrade 3 years from now you can spend probably 2K on a new PC and get better performance than this one.

I would expect the PC I listed to last a good 5 years needing no upgrades for a 1080p monitor but upgrading to a 1440p monitor you Might need to upgrade the video card in about 3 years and nothing else.

EDIT if you just have that much money to throw away on nothing then PM me I'll give you my Pay-pall account and send some to me LOL.
I suppose I'm caught up on not having a PC over 1k ever; and now that I've stashed green bills, I'm addicted to wanting the best I can obtain. I may go with your advice, though.
 

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In general you buy a really good processor that should last in the 5/6 year area, for the video card you don't just buy the best out for a low level monitor you buy a bit over what you need. you buy a 3090 today for 1500 bucks in 2 years it will be matched by a 5070 for 400 bucks.
 

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In general you buy a really good processor that should last in the 5/6 year area, for the video card you don't just buy the best out for a low level monitor you buy a bit over what you need. you buy a 3090 today for 1500 bucks in 2 years it will be matched by a 5070 for 400 bucks.
Say I did purchase the 3080, and later the 3090 down the road. Looking at the PC you build me, what all would I need to update?
 

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I wouldn't say it's bragging rights for me, much as it's investing in something that won't need another update for many years -- I'm not saying that the 3080 won't be in the top for a while, though.

Colorful lights, fans, etc are cool, but I'm fine with a plain, ole case.

From what I've gathered, even without counting the keyboard, mouse and monitor cost, the 4k range (US Dollars) probably won't be enough to cover what I seek.
Gosh were making a big deal about this it is all very simple. You play at 1080p so a 3090 is out of the question. Unless your going to do a unisyn upgrading of monitor at same time to a gaming monitor 144hz. You cant say let me have the Lambo like the above guy said when your going to drive it 70mph on the streets only. For 1080p gaming stop talkiing four thousand dollars that is insanely to high. All you need is a 9900k with a Aorus Elite mobo and G.Skill RipJaws. 3200Mhz 32GB RAM Kit. The rest is case and drives and cooling solution and fans and video card of course along with monitor. You can buy a nice 1440p 2k monitor for 300 dollars now. 27" 144hz 1440p for around 300 dollars. Then buy the 3070 for 600 dollars thats 900 dollars you have monitor and video card. Then grab a 9900k like I said with a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 alto pricey. Couple that on a Aorus Elite Z390 mobo with G.Skill RipJaws 3200Mhz RAM and grab a m.2 stick for 130 bucks and have some other form of drives and thats it. 🤷‍♀️👈😲🎗👍✝💯👩‍🦲🚔
 
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Of course it's possible, but you'll have to compromise on certain things, like motherboard, RAM, monitor, and storage.
Something like this. I used a 2080 Ti for now since the pricing is still similar. But as you can see you will have around 1000$ left to get a monitor and other peripherals as well as pay more for parts you really do want.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($771.22 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Blower Video Card ($1531.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ Corsair)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $3198.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-07 17:53 EDT-0400
Good job however this build the poor guru did for OP was to generous and sorta did it blindly and what not. You really don't need to spend four thousand dollars. A monitor is 300 a video card 800 the 3070. Then grab a 160 dollars Aorus Elite or I think its less,, and G.Skill RipJaws 3200Mhz 32GB RAM Kit and the rest you bring over as for case just buy a Fractal Design and call it a day. As for PSU grab a EVGA G5 650w and you should be good there. 💯✝👍🎗😲👈Sitting at the heart is a all core 5Ghz 9900k chip which is now like 400 dollars. 😲👍✝👩‍🦲
 

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Gosh were making a big deal about this it is all very simple. You play at 1080p so a 3090 is out of the question. Unless your going to do a unisyn upgrading of monitor at same time to a gaming monitor 144hz. You cant say let me have the Lambo like the above guy said when your going to drive it 70mph on the streets only. For 1080p gaming stop talkiing four thousand dollars that is insanely to high. All you need is a 9900k with a Aorus Elite mobo and G.Skill RipJaws. 3200Mhz 32GB RAM Kit. The rest is case and drives and cooling solution and fans and video card of course along with monitor. You can buy a nice 1440p 2k monitor for 300 dollars now. 27" 144hz 1440p for around 300 dollars. Then buy the 3070 for 600 dollars thats 900 dollars you have monitor and video card. Then grab a 9900k like I said with a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 alto pricey. Couple that on a Aorus Elite Z390 mobo with G.Skill RipJaws 3200Mhz RAM and grab a m.2 stick for 80 bucks and have some other form of drives and thats it. 🤷‍♀️👈😲🎗👍✝💯👩‍🦲🚔
I never once said I wouldn't get a monitor eventually; and with 3,400 saved, I was debating on going with the 3090 or not. It's not like I'm incapable of reaching the required currency, eventually, in a few weeks.
 

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Good job however this build the poor guru did for OP was to generous and sorta did it blindly and what not. You really don't need to spend four thousand dollars. A monitor is 300 a video card 800 the 3070. Then grab a 160 dollars Aorus Elite or I think its less,, and G.Skill RipJaws 3200Mhz 32GB RAM Kit and the rest you bring over as for case just buy a Fractal Design and call it a day. As for PSU grab a EVGA G5 650w and you should be good there. 💯✝👍🎗😲👈Sitting at the heart is a all core 5Ghz 9900k chip which is now like 400 dollars. 😲👍✝👩‍🦲
Though I will say after looking at the prices? I'm a bit steered away. Is every 8k monitor around 1,500 and up? What's the cheapest out there?
 

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Though I will say after looking at the prices? I'm a bit steered away. Is every 8k monitor around 1,500 and up? What's the cheapest out there?
There is currently I believe one Dell 32" 8k monitor. Also you can't even play at that resolution with going very low in the fps. You mean 4k. Well they have 27" 4k freesync 144hz monitor for 300 to 500 dollars. Then the 3090 would be for 4k gaming. However if I was you I would wait on the 3090Ti if your serious about wanting to game at 4k with all eye candy on and AA methods on and what not. Anyhow. Wheter you get a 9700k a 9900k or a 10900k your FPS difference is very little. Since its for gaming rig I don't think you need more then 8 cores 16 threads so grab the 9900k since there was a 150 dollar price cut on the chips. You guaranteed 5Ghz across all cores and it will handle your future 5080Ti as well and what not. 👍✝😲💯👈🎗🚔🤷‍♀️🙏♻✌
 

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There is currently I believe one Dell 32" 8k monitor. Also you can't even play at that resolution with going very low in the fps. You mean 4k. Well they have 27" 4k freesync 144hz monitor for 300 to 500 dollars. Then the 3090 would be for 4k gaming. However if I was you I would wait on the 3090Ti if your serious about wanting to game at 4k with all eye candy on and AA methods on and what not. Anyhow. Wheter you get a 9700k a 9900k or a 10900k your FPS difference is very little. Since its for gaming rig I don't think you need more then 8 cores 16 threads so grab the 9900k since there was a 150 dollar price cut on the chips. You guaranteed 5Ghz across all cores and it will handle your future 5080Ti as well and what not. 👍✝😲💯👈🎗🚔🤷‍♀️🙏♻✌
I may've been mistaken, but I thought the 3090 was geared towards 8k, and the 3080 for 4k. Nonetheless, I can confirm that 8k is likely out of what I'm willing to pay for a screen.
 
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