[SOLVED] Looking to build a gaming PC

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I'm looking to build a new computer that will be primarily used for gaming. My budget is $1800 shipping to Maldives. I already have a good monitor so I'll only be needing the PC. Any suggestions?
 
That's true. Won't this build be future-proof? Also if I were to propose a budget of $1900 disregarding import costs, what would the setup look like?
There is nothing as future-proof. Technology advances with time, and the best build right now will become mediocre after a few yrs. The above build is solid for 4-5 yrs. If you want better, go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $469.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card | $699.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1898.60
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1888.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 14:35 EST-0500 |
 

Duskie

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Do you care which CPU/GPU manufacturer you get or not really?
I don't particularly mind the CPU manufacturer but I've had better experiences with NVIDIA GPUs personally. I've never owned or used an AMD CPU before but I used to have an AMD GPU which had terrible driver issues weekly that were hard to deal with.
 
Something like this should be pretty good, with enough budget left for import cost...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.67 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard | $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.97 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1416.57
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1406.57
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 02:50 EST-0500 |
 

Duskie

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Something like this should be pretty good, with enough budget left for import cost...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.67 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard | $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.97 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1416.57
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1406.57
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 02:50 EST-0500 |
That's a beautiful setup! How big is the difference I would get if I shelled out money for a 2080 Super instead of a 2070 Super? Is it worthwhile?

Thank you very much for your suggestion!
 

AngelTech

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Something like this should be pretty good, with enough budget left for import cost...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.67 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard | $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.97 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1416.57
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1406.57
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 02:50 EST-0500 |
I agree except for 3800X and the PSU size 3700X is enough and 650W is enough, the most a RTX 2070 uses is in the 200W neighborhood.
 
I agree except for 3800X and the PSU size 3700X is enough and 650W is enough, the most a RTX 2070 uses is in the 200W neighborhood.
When the price difference is a mere 15 bucks, it would serve better to get the stronger chip.

Well, depending on the setup I can go for 1080p or 1440p. Not looking for something that can run 4K. I'd like 1080p 144hz (at least) or 1440p 144 or 60hz.
If you are going 1440p/144hz, it would be sensible to get the 2080S. Anything below that, the 2070S is more than capable to handle. Another factor to look out for is the longevity of the build, because games will keep on getting more and more demanding with time.
I believe you got the point.
 
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Duskie

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When the price difference is a mere 15 bucks, it would serve better to get the stronger chip.


If you are going 1440p/144hz, it would be sensible to get the 2080S. Anything below that, the 2070S is more than capable to handle. Another factor to look out for is the longevity of the build, because games will keep on getting more and more demanding with time.
I believe you got the point.
That's true. Won't this build be future-proof? Also if I were to propose a budget of $1900 disregarding import costs, what would the setup look like?
 
That's true. Won't this build be future-proof? Also if I were to propose a budget of $1900 disregarding import costs, what would the setup look like?
There is nothing as future-proof. Technology advances with time, and the best build right now will become mediocre after a few yrs. The above build is solid for 4-5 yrs. If you want better, go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $469.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card | $699.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1898.60
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1888.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 14:35 EST-0500 |
 

g-unit1111

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There is nothing as future-proof. Technology advances with time, and the best build right now will become mediocre after a few yrs. The above build is solid for 4-5 yrs. If you want better, go with this...
Do you need a 12 core CPU just for gaming? I feel like that is major overkill. Also keep in mind that the OP is in the Maldives so that would need some adjusting.
 

Duskie

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There is nothing as future-proof. Technology advances with time, and the best build right now will become mediocre after a few yrs. The above build is solid for 4-5 yrs. If you want better, go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $469.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card | $699.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1898.60
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1888.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 14:35 EST-0500 |
Looks good! Also is liquid cooling not an option or is it just not necessary? I'm willing to pay the extra buck.
 

Duskie

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Do you need a 12 core CPU just for gaming? I feel like that is major overkill. Also keep in mind that the OP is in the Maldives so that would need some adjusting.
Well, I do 3D animation as a hobby. Maybe it'll come in handy then. I'm not too well versed in this kind of stuff, so I'll leave it up to the forums to help me out.
 

Duskie

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It helps to have a store if you are buying locally to know availability of parts and things like that. Because not all parts are available in all countries.
Well, I'm planning on shipping them all to the US and then boxing them up and sending them to Maldives. Anything that ships to the US is alright by me.
 

Duskie

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Then you are good with the above builds.
I see. Before I select the best solution, I have one more inquiry. How good is the motherboard in this build?

There is nothing as future-proof. Technology advances with time, and the best build right now will become mediocre after a few yrs. The above build is solid for 4-5 yrs. If you want better, go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $469.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card | $699.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1898.60
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1888.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 14:35 EST-0500 |
I understand that it has Wi-Fi capability which is a must on my end, but is it a good board in general? I'm only asking because I saw a few people reviewing it and saying that it's good for the price.
 

g-unit1111

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I understand that it has Wi-Fi capability which is a must on my end, but is it a good board in general? I'm only asking because I saw a few people reviewing it and saying that it's good for the price.
It's decent but you could probably do better for the price. In the $200 range the Gigabyte Aorus and Asrock Steel Legend are much better boards.
 

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