Build Advice New gaming build under $2k

Dec 21, 2019
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Hello everyone, I need some build advice again. I posted almost a year ago and then covid happened, and I'm sure things have changed since then. I've put a couple parts lists together and would like some opinions and suggestions.

Required info:
Approximate purchase date: within the next 2 weeks

Budget: USD $15-1800 (give or take, need to stay under $2000)

usage: Everything. Gaming, video editing, watching movies. Currently playing American Truck Simulator and use multiple android emulators for State of survival. Maybe Cyberpunk 2077

Monitor: not at the moment, using a 32" 1080 TV

Parts: I'd like to re-use what I can and currently have:

Tower:
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133021

Power Supply:
Thermaltake toughpower W0105RU 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153035

Cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Drives:
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM
https://www.newegg.com/samsung-850-evo-250gb/p/N82E16820147372

Also I have a 4, 4TB storage drives

I've only ever had Intel, but I'm looking at AMD now.

I've come up with a couple different configurations I'd like thoughts on, or show me something better

1:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/R7dtmg

2:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/22nMGc

or please make up a parts list that works better. Thank you in advance!
 
Hello everyone, I need some build advice again. I posted almost a year ago and then covid happened, and I'm sure things have changed since then. I've put a couple parts lists together and would like some opinions and suggestions.

Required info:
Approximate purchase date: within the next 2 weeks

Budget: USD $15-1800 (give or take, need to stay under $2000)

usage: Everything. Gaming, video editing, watching movies. Currently playing American Truck Simulator and use multiple android emulators for State of survival. Maybe Cyberpunk 2077

Monitor: not at the moment, using a 32" 1080 TV

Parts: I'd like to re-use what I can and currently have:

Tower:
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133021

Power Supply:
Thermaltake toughpower W0105RU 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153035

Cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Drives:
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM
https://www.newegg.com/samsung-850-evo-250gb/p/N82E16820147372

Also I have a 4, 4TB storage drives

I've only ever had Intel, but I'm looking at AMD now.

I've come up with a couple different configurations I'd like thoughts on, or show me something better

1:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/R7dtmg

2:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/22nMGc

or please make up a parts list that works better. Thank you in advance!
  • Get rid of the case. It's 15 year old design and barely even resembles anything modern, much less having any modern design features.
  • Get rid of the ancient Thermaltake power supply. It does not belong in any new system and may potentially be dangerous at its age.
  • The 850 EVO would be ok for a spare drive. Use a new m.2 NVME drive for OS and apps.
  • You'll want a better cooler for an 8 core 16 thread CPU than the old CM212.
  • Do not take shortcuts on your build so you can buy the big expensive video card. Your system should be balanced with good parts selection from top to bottom.
 
Dec 21, 2019
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I would like to do the build soon (2 weeks), and I'm hoping to get a new monitor by the end of the year most likely 2k / 4k. I also would like to keep a full size tower as well. Based on suggestion I will not re use anything I have and keep this system as a spare.
 
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