[SOLVED] How much should be invested into each component for a $2,000 Build for a Gaming pc.

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I want to know about how much should be invested into each component in a pc meant to stream on twitch while simultaneously playing a game. I an new to pc building and don't know what should be considered during the design and component choosing.
 

kanewolf

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You can use the CPU cost as "X" (about $250 above) -- Then GPU is probably 3X for a gaming build. Motherboar about 2/3X. Memory, SSD, HDD, Case, Power, Cooling are about 1/2X. The OS is a fixed $100. That gets you right at $2000 with the $250 estimated CPU cost.
 
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g-unit1111

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Well here's what a typical PC build looks like in 2020 if you want to use an example, and this is also assuming that you live in the US:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($197.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($699.99)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2171.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-21 22:55 EDT-0400


You can adjust your components there as you see fit. Alternately if you want to do an Intel build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($374.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($213.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($699.99)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2267.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-21 22:54 EDT-0400
 
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kanewolf

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You can use the CPU cost as "X" (about $250 above) -- Then GPU is probably 3X for a gaming build. Motherboar about 2/3X. Memory, SSD, HDD, Case, Power, Cooling are about 1/2X. The OS is a fixed $100. That gets you right at $2000 with the $250 estimated CPU cost.
 
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g-unit1111

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$700 for that Sabrent M.2 drive is not a good value for most users. AND you have no cost for the 3080 GPU. You don't have $2000 builds, you have $3000 builds.
Oops, that price was supposed to be for the 3080. The Sabrent M2 is $200. That was a typo. Is this a... what day is this? Lol.

You can use the CPU cost as "X" (about $250 above) -- Then GPU is probably 3X for a gaming build. Motherboar about 2/3X. Memory, SSD, HDD, Case, Power, Cooling are about 1/2X. The OS is a fixed $100. That gets you right at $2000 with the $250 estimated CPU cost.
Yeah I may have gone a bit over but whatever your budget is, always subtract $100 for a Windows license and go from there. Any high end build you'll spend $600 for a GPU and around $300 for the CPU, then you get the rest of the budget to play around with things like storage, case, PSU, and cooling.
 
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