Question Need help picking Gaming PC Build Parts after 20 years

jemf7sk

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I haven't built a computer in 20 years. Much has changed. I really don't know where to start but would like to build a nice Gaming PC. Nothing over or under kill. Is now a good time to buy with the economy/tarrifs or should I wait? I don't care what manufacture I use as long as it is a good bang for the buck and quality hardware.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, CoD and Battlefield FPS.

Parts Not Required: Everything including Monitor(s) and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe?

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, which ever is best bang for the buck.

Monitor Resolution: I'll need help here.. don't know what I need. I would like it capable of using multiple monitors (up to three) for an upgrade down the road.

Additional Comments: Thanks!
 
I guess you want to say 1.5k includes OS and monitor? I will just run win 10 unregistered, may buy later on.

My take:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.85 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($61.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card ($619.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.90 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($279.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $1455.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 11:01 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $359.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler | $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $118.88 @ Walmart
Memory | Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $61.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Twin Fan Video Card | $499.99 @ B&H
Case | Thermaltake View 21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $61.98 @ Newegg
Monitor | AOC AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor | $279.99 @ Walmart
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1556.60
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $1506.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 11:14 EDT-0400 |

One of the best gaming cpus out there paired with a very capable gpu. It costs less than a 2080 but performs within margin of error.
 

jemf7sk

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Thanks! Now I just have to decide whether I want to go intel or amd? Which one of these two would be the most powerful? From the looks of it I would say AMD?
 
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jemf7sk

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this monitor is not getting great reviews.. is there another you could recommend?
I ended up getting the Dell 2719DGF 1440 monitor. I've got all my parts in but the case which is on its way.

Funny thing, in 20 years the hard drives have gotten very small and the GPU has gotten extremely large. I almost couldn't believe how big my GPU was.
 
Hardware draw a lot more power too.

Used not to need cpu or gpu heatsyncs. Now they are faster but draw more power and output a lot pf heat. The heatsyncs just keep getting bigger and bigger.

A high end pc now draws way mor epower than 20 years ago.
 
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