Question High-End Gaming PC Help!

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Hey guys,

I want to build a high-end gaming PC. I have a budget of £1500 (2100 USD).

I want it to be Intel based. The parts I am looking into are:

~ i9 10850k CPU

~ RTX 3080 GPU

~ MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS Mobo



I already have a gaming PC, with these parts:



~Corsair Graphite 780T Case

~Intel Core i5-2400 CPU

~ASUS P8P67 Mobo

~ZOTAC GTX980 AMP! Edition 4GB GPU

~16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3

~OCZ 600W 80 PLUS PSU

~Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD Boot Drive

~Samsung 1TB HDD

~Samsung DVD Drive


I never built a PC, so I decided to ask you guys (The Experts). What should I leave, what should I buy, and what should I replace? Thanks.
 

punkncat

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You won't build that system on that budget. The GPU will cost more currently...

I would not reuse "anything"...I would not trust those new high end parts to an old PSU. Your "OS drive" is small by modern standard. Memory is wrong format to be reused. The storage drive might be worthwhile to bring over, but don't see that as a make or break aspect of the build.
Currently you will have little choice as to reusing the GPU, and the case is, well, a case so if it fits your needs and fitment, and you like it....
 
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No idea what your monitor resolution is and that's important in regards to your choice of gpu. GPU prices are the worst they've ever been tmk. Graphics cards are going for three times their normal price atm due to the extreme chip shortage. With that said this will give you an idea of what you're looking at cost wise. btw this build will allow you to run that cpu with the power limits turned off in the bios.

Phanteks Eclipse P360A £68.96

Exhaust fan for that case up above.

https://lawrence24.co.uk/product/details/ARCTIC-COOLING/Newly-Added-Products/ACFAN00202A/9208755A
ARCTIC F12 Silent 120mm Case Fan £3.65

https://www.ebuyer.com/782056-corsair-tx550m-550w-80-plus-gold-power-supply-cp-9020133-uk
Corsair TX550M 550W 80+ Gold Semi Modular Power Supply £64.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-tuf-gaming-b560m-plus-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-25gbe-usb-32-gen2-micro-atx
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS £129.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-11400f-s-1200-rocket-lake-6-cores-12-threads-26ghz-44ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 11400F £149.99

https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-cpu-cooler/rr-212s-20pk-r1.html
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Cooler £30.29

https://www.ebuyer.com/743022-corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-dram-3200mhz-c16-memory-kit-cmk16gx4m2b3200c16
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz CL16 Memory Kit £84.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £83.98

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313549986663
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING OC 12GB Graphics Card £689.00

Total: £1307

https://www.ebuyer.com/782057-corsair-650w-tx650m-gold-hybid-modular-power-supply-psu-cp-9020132-uk
Corsair TX650M 650W 80+ Gold Semi Modular Power Supply £76.98

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174792021438
Palit GeForce RTX 3070 GamingPro 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card £1,089.00

Total: £1635

https://www.ebuyer.com/858591-corsair-rm750x-80-gold-fully-modular-power-supply-cp-9020179-uk
Corsair RM750x 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply £99.99

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133774009432
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition 10GB GDDR6X Ampere Gaming Graphics Card £1,699.98

or ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313545816145
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 ULTRA GAMING Graphics Card £1,749.00


Alternate cpu and cooler.

https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/11th-generation-intel-core-i7-11700f-3-60ghz-socket-lga1200-cpuprocessor/bx8070811700f.html
Intel Core i7 11700F £275.54

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/scythe-scmg-5100-mugen-5-rev.b-cpu-cooler-hs-046-sy.html
SCMG-5100 MUGEN 5 REV.B CPU COOLER £43.99


Review of the i5 11400F w/benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html


https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P360A.html

 
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NightHawkRMX

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I would sell your current PC as a whole. I wouldn't reuse anything from a system of that vintage.

Any particular reason for wanting Intel? The 10850k is a very good CPU, but the Ryzen 5 5800x is often a better choice.
 
I would sell your current PC as a whole. I wouldn't reuse anything from a system of that vintage.

Any particular reason for wanting Intel? The 10850k is a very good CPU, but the Ryzen 5 5800x is often a better choice.
Both of those cpu's will kill the OPs budget imo. The 10850K is going for 349 quid atm and it gets worse from there when you add the Z490 board. The 5800X is going for 388 quid and then figure cost of MB along with 3600Mhz RAM.
 
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Jun 4, 2021
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No idea what your monitor resolution is and that's important in regards to your choice of gpu. GPU prices are the worst they've ever been tmk. Graphics cards are going for three times their normal price atm due to the extreme chip shortage. With that said this will give you an idea of what you're looking at cost wise. btw this build will allow you to run that cpu with the power limits turned off in the bios.

Phanteks Eclipse P360A £68.96

Exhaust fan for that case up above.

https://lawrence24.co.uk/product/details/ARCTIC-COOLING/Newly-Added-Products/ACFAN00202A/9208755A
ARCTIC F12 Silent 120mm Case Fan £3.65

https://www.ebuyer.com/782056-corsair-tx550m-550w-80-plus-gold-power-supply-cp-9020133-uk
Corsair TX550M 550W 80+ Gold Semi Modular Power Supply £64.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-tuf-gaming-b560m-plus-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-25gbe-usb-32-gen2-micro-atx
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS £129.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-11400f-s-1200-rocket-lake-6-cores-12-threads-26ghz-44ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 11400F £149.99

https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-cpu-cooler/rr-212s-20pk-r1.html
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Cooler £30.29

https://www.ebuyer.com/743022-corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-dram-3200mhz-c16-memory-kit-cmk16gx4m2b3200c16
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz CL16 Memory Kit £84.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £83.98

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313549986663
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING OC 12GB Graphics Card £689.00

Total: £1307

https://www.ebuyer.com/782057-corsair-650w-tx650m-gold-hybid-modular-power-supply-psu-cp-9020132-uk
Corsair TX650M 650W 80+ Gold Semi Modular Power Supply £76.98

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174792021438
Palit GeForce RTX 3070 GamingPro 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card £1,089.00

Total: £1635

https://www.ebuyer.com/858591-corsair-rm750x-80-gold-fully-modular-power-supply-cp-9020179-uk
Corsair RM750x 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply £99.99

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133774009432
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition 10GB GDDR6X Ampere Gaming Graphics Card £1,699.98

or ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313545816145
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 ULTRA GAMING Graphics Card £1,749.00


Alternate cpu and cooler.

https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/11th-generation-intel-core-i7-11700f-3-60ghz-socket-lga1200-cpuprocessor/bx8070811700f.html
Intel Core i7 11700F £275.54

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/scythe-scmg-5100-mugen-5-rev.b-cpu-cooler-hs-046-sy.html
SCMG-5100 MUGEN 5 REV.B CPU COOLER £43.99


Review of the i5 11400F w/benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html


https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P360A.html

This was a great help! Thank You for taking your time to look into all of this!
 
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