Question Need opinions on new PC build


Jun 21, 2014
I'm going to build a new PC. My budget is around £1300 ($1600 USD).

I'm not sure what parts to choose. (the budget does not include peripherals)

My goals with this PC (in order of priority):

1) Play the latest games on the highest settings comfortably on a 144Hz 1080p monitor (So essentially have a system that can make use of the 144Hz).
  1. Competitive gaming (kind of linked to priority 1 but happy to tone down in game settings to achieve higher frames in competitive multiplayer games)
  2. Be able to stream and game at the same time without taking a huge frames per second hit.

I'm thinking of using my current PSU for my new build (see my current PC parts below) and also keeping the HDD for storage, so that will save me around £100.

So, what parts do you all recommend? Should I wait for any upcoming hardware releases? All input is very much appreciated



My current PC:
Case: Corsair 200R
MOBO: sabertooth 990fx r2.0
CPU: fx 8350
RAM: 1866MHz DDR3
GPU: gtx 970
PSU: EVGA super nova G2 GOLD 750 watt
HDD: 1TB WD 7200rpm
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor | £294.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | £120.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £102.78 @ Aria PC
Storage | Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | £58.30 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | £55.97 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card | £679.79 @
Case | NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | £69.53 @ Aria PC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1382.35
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-20 17:50 GMT+0000 |
Here is a pretty good build. It costs at the top of your budget but this system is very powerfull. The 8 core 2700x that turbos to 4.3ghz leaves a good upgrade path and great performance. The rtx 2080 is insanely powerfull. The combibation of this cpu and gpu with 16gb 3000 ram will allow for some great framerates in competitive titles and will hold up well over the next few years.
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