Question Need a Suggestions for Graphics Card in my PC Build

May 19, 2021
Hey Guys,

I’m new here, I am building my own gaming PC. So as you can see I’m a bit confused about my graphics card can you help me to suggest something about this, and I need the best yet affordable graphics card for my Build?

PC Builder Part List:

1. Processor: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Processor 16 Cores & 32 Processing Threads, with Cooler ($799.00 @ Amazon US)

2. Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E GAMING AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR4 DDR4 M.2 U.2 X399 EATX HEDT Motherboard with onboard 802.11AC WiFi, USB 3.1 Gen2, and AURA Sync RGB Lighting ($726.99 @ Amazon US)

3. CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM AIO Liquid CPU Cooler,240mm,Dual ML120 PRO RGB PWM Fans, ($197.00 @ Amazon US)

4. Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Certified ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case ($235.07 @ Amazon US)

5. Graphics Card: ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI-O11G Overclocked 11G GDDR6 HDMI DP 1.4 USB Type-C Gaming Graphics Card ($3,299.99 @ Amazon US)

6. RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series, 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-4000MHz Desktop Memory with CL17 ($250.39 @ Amazon US)

7. Storage: SAMSUNG EVO 970 Plus 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2-2280 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology & 1024MB Cache ($299.99 @ Amazon US)

8. Case Cooler: NZXT AER RGB 2 - HF-28140-B1 - 140mm - Advanced Lighting Customizations - Winglet Tips - Fluid Dynamic Bearing - LED RGB PWM Fan for Hue 2 - Single ($29.99 @ Amazon US)

9. Power Supply: Corsair RM 850 Series, 80+ Gold Certified 850W Fully Modular Power Supply ($134.94 @ Amazon US)

Total: $5,973

Generated by PC Builder on 19th of May, 2021
Your gaming performance will be primarily be determined by the graphics card you use.
Unfortunately, good cards are hard to come by, let alone for less than 2x msrp.

Find your graphics card first.
I would try for a 3000 series card, 3070 or better.
You could try the newegg shuffle.
Or, consider a pre built pc which includes the card you want.
If budget is no object, you can find what you want new on ebay.

For gaming, you want a few fast cores.
Few games can make effective use of more than 4-6 cores.
Ryzen 5000 series, or Intel 11th gen have improved performance per clock.
5600x or I7-11700K would be reasonable.


What is your budget?

There are significant problems with this build. A Threadripper + TR4 motherboard makes absolutely zero sense and will be matched easily in gaming by a $200 CPU with a $200 motherboard. Unless you have significant workstation needs, it's a thousand bucks spent for literally nothing.

If the need is this urgent that you can't get by with a GT 1030 or something, it makes sense to simply get a prebuilt, either from someone like Dell or configurated from a boutique. For example, Falcon NW is one of the best builders out there in quality and they usually have high prices to match, but for $2000 less than your proposal, you can get a 5800X with a 3070.

What is the actual budget here? And how urgent is the build?