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Question Future Proof Gaming Build

connor.j2000

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Aug 21, 2017
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Hi all.

I need parts list ideas - I'm doing a build for a friend who has a big budget for a new gaming pc. The budget is £2500-3000.

I know the newgen GPUs are out soon, but they're insistent on having this build asap, with a view to upgrading to one of the new GPUs in the future, so if you could account for that, that'd be great.

Please also include case fans in the lists - cooling is going to be quite important as this budget.

Thank you.
 

ocer9999

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It's really a shame to buy such expensive GPU right now, but if he does want the best of the best gaming PC:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor (£529.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£129.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z490 PG Velocita ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£263.10 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£171.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£300.00 @ AWD-IT)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£147.06 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card (£1149.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case (£115.00 @ Currys PC World)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£152.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case Fan: In Win CROWN AC120 TWIN 53.08 CFM 120 mm Fans (£43.08 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £3001.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-27 19:40 BST+0100
 

Phaaze88

Illustrious
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor (£529.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£159.86 @ Box Limited)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£186.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£157.75 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£69.99 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.79 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (£1198.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT H710 ATX Mid Tower Case (£134.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£125.00 @ Currys PC World)
Total: £2616.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-27 20:14 BST+0100


The listed chassis already comes with 4 fans: 3 front and 1 rear, and the AIO will be mounted up top anyways.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£175.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£503.46 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£388.14 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£189.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Western Digital Gold 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£147.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Western Digital Gold 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£147.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£259.99 @ Box Limited)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo 719 ATX Full Tower Case (£173.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£160.99 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £2147.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-27 20:20 BST+0100


There is a reason I listed i5-10400 instead of high end i9-10900K. This gen Intel CPUs don't support PCIe Gen4 even though the Motherboards have PCIe Gen 4 Slots. The upcoming GPUs are 100% PCIe Gen4 supportive. If you go with High end CPU like i9-10900K there is no point upgrading the CPU next year which will limit the GPU Throughput to PCIe Gen3 speeds. But going with i5-10400 will save them a lot which they can throw down on Next gen Intel CPU Launching Next Year.

The GPU. That GPU has enough Performance output to drive any game at 1080p 60fps at High settings if not Ultra. Swap it out for next gen GPU with minimal loss in budget. No need to spend on RTX2080Ti when we definitely know that they will be swapping it out in just few months. That is impractical by any standards. When Purchasing probably RTX3080Ti/RTX3090 get ASUS ROG Strix version. Will go best with the theme.

Rest of the build is perfect for long term use.

Here are the fans. You can throw in as many as per the requirement that is if needed.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/cFwqqs/noctua-nf-f12-pwm-chromaxblackswap-550-cfm-120mm-fan-nf-f12-pwm-chromaxblackswap
 

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