Build Advice New Build 2000-2500 budget

Newbuilder1

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Okay so its that time again! Looking for build advice from those more in the know than me. I have built a few pcs in the past based on suggestions from this forum so hoping you guys can help me again.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hoping to start buying parts during Black Friday/cyber Monday but I know I will more than likely have to wait until 2021 to get some parts.

Budget Range: 2000-2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and interwebs. I like FPSs and MMOs

Are you buying a monitor: Not right now but I will be going 1440 at least 144hz if not higher 27in or 32. If you have any suggestions please feel free to share them with me

Parts to Upgrade: Everything except keyboard and mouse

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
I have a Microcenter and Frys near me. Amazon and newegg.

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: I think im going to go AMD this route for cpu and will more than likely wait for the new gen to drop but I figured I can start planning the other parts now. I hope to snag a 3080 when in stock and I would like to get a phanteks eclipse 500 rgb and the Lian Li uni fans

Overclocking: no


Your Monitor Resolution:
see above

Additional Comments: Full RGB.. Unicorn puke all day is the way I plan to go with this build. I also would like an AIO cooler.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current system is around 6 years old and its just time for a new one.
 
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I f you plan on the 3080 you definitely to upgrade the motherboard and CPU as you want at least 16 gigs of high speed ddr4 memory I personalty am going with Gil royal 4800 16 GB on a EVGA z490 kingpin board and a Intel 10850k it boot from 2 500g WD black m.2 drives in raid A 14 tb gold WD helium drive an evga 360 CPU liquid cooler and a 3080 card
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2 65.59 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 CL17 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 665p 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba N300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.35 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Pixio PX275h 27.0" 2560x1440 95 Hz Monitor ($309.94 @ Office Depot)
Total: $2440.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-19 16:00 EDT-0400


the 3900X is price-adjusted to be the 5900X as a stand-in at $500

I included a 95Hz 1440p IPS monitor, the Case and Fans you wanted were not listed as available, so I picked some substitutions
 
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that case has room for HDD and if you have 2 and windows raid them for extra storage, they will be fast anough.
i just put 2 spinners instead of the 1. droped the m.2 to a 1TB. and the ram he chose was cl17 even tho higher speed. i found the best ram i could find that was rgb flashy.
besides those 3 items. no change to post above me

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2 65.59 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba N300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.35 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba N300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.35 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.48 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Pixio PX275h 27.0" 2560x1440 95 Hz Monitor
Total: $2154.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-19 20:40 EDT-0400
 
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Thank you everyone! I am not currently purchasing a monitor but I am looking into them and will check that Pixio one out. Ive seen it mentioned in a couple videos but never really looked into them. Was just looking at the Dell S2721DGF 27 inch if anyone has an opinion on that or any other monitors.

So I am assuming that the M.2 drives are for my OS/storage and the ssd or internal drives are for storage?
 

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Okay so I am assuming that I would need my M.2 to be on the faster side? Also i remember that there was a concern about SSD's and using them long term because they wear out after being rewritten so many times..(not sure if I know what im talking about) Is that still a thing or am i confusing it with something else?
 

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basicaly M.2 comes in SATA an NVMe, the latter of which is faster, but both are really really fast.

a relatively inexpensive NVMe to grab is intell 660 or 665 drives (512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB), Crucial and AData also have inexensive NVMe drives

the write issues are a bit overexaggerated for modern systems. in normal use a 1 TB SSD should last 5-10 years - in very heavy use 3-5 years. Generally an expected PC lifetime.
 

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I see what you are saying Zerk BUT I like to plan ahead and research so that im ready to buy as soon as next month and since the new chips work with the current boards there is no reason NOT to make a parts list. But thanks anyway tho :)

Thanks to everyone that took the time to help me out I greatly appreciate you!
 

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