Question I Need some Build Advice and/or Suggestions for a new $1000-$1500 PC

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Hi,

I’m looking to build a new Gaming/Workstation PC with a budget between $1000 to $1500. I’ve never built a PC at this high of a price range before and want to get opinions/suggestions on some good builds for me to consider, So I can have a solid starting point. I would like to get the most bang or my buck, but I’m not opposed to spending some extra money if the upgrade for the component is worth it.

I intend to use this PC as both my Gaming rig and my Workstation. I would like to be able to play new releases on at least high settings for the next few years and potentially leave some room for possible upgrades in the future. On the non-gaming side, I regularly to semi-regularly use programs like Autodesk Fusion 360 and other CAD software, The Adobe Suite (Mostly Photoshop and Premiere), Office Suite, Corel Painter, Blender, and various programming IDEs.

At the moment, I have a general Idea of what direction my build should be going. I’m looking at putting together a Ryzen 3rd Generation Build, but I’m not sure which CPU is most worth the money and what motherboard chipsets and GPUs would be best to pair with it. Also, I would like to have a Mid-Tower case if possible.

Any insight/help from the community would be much appreciated. If I’ve left any pertinent information out, please let me know.

Thanks,
 
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Here is a starting point with the Ryzen 3700X as the base. 32GB of DDR4 3200 RAM which will more than help on the productivity side, solid X570 motherboard with a good VRM setup, Radeon RX 5700 which is more than good enough for great 1080p and 1440p gaming. Meshifi C Case which has great airflow. EVGA G3 Gold power supply which is very highly rated, in fact I use the 750w version and it is just stellar.

On the storage side a 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD which is very fast and a 3TB HD for everything else. Of course you can save or add to this as I have gone down the middle so you still have enough to improve the GPU to a 5700XT or a 2070 super....But on the non gaming side the 3700X will power through your workloads...You will need to add Windows 10 Pro though you can find a licence very cheap by searching for offers..

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tZsr7T

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.06 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($105.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1428.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 19:31 EDT-0400

Others will jump in hopefully with better suggestions....
 
Sep 20, 2019
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Here is a starting point with the Ryzen 3700X as the base. 32GB of DDR4 3200 RAM which will more than help on the productivity side, solid X570 motherboard with a good VRM setup, Radeon RX 5700 which is more than good enough for great 1080p and 1440p gaming. Meshifi C Case which has great airflow. EVGA G3 Gold power supply which is very highly rated, in fact I use the 750w version and it is just stellar.

On the storage side a 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD which is very fast and a 3TB HD for everything else. Of course you can save or add to this as I have gone down the middle so you still have enough to improve the GPU to a 5700XT or a 2070 super....But on the non gaming side the 3700X will power through your workloads...You will need to add Windows 10 Pro though you can find a licence very cheap by searching for offers..

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tZsr7T

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.06 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($105.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1428.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 19:31 EDT-0400

Others will jump in hopefully with better suggestions....
Thanks for the Suggestions vMax! I really appreciate it.
 

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