Build Advice New gaming computer from scratch

Oct 26, 2020
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Hey guys,
I want to buy new machine.
Purpose - gaming (RPG + RTS + MOBA).
Price - something like the one listed below.
I'd appreciate your help regarding components as I have no idea what is currently good/bad on the market.
Current choice was based on benchmarks I found.
Budget (based on the sets below): around 4'000 $ - 4'500 $.
I don't plan to buy it "right know" but rather in near future, thus I include presale.

I generally prefer:
  • Intel over AMD.
  • GeForce over Radeon.
  • Western Digital storage
Set 1Set 2Set 3
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 5900XAMD Ryzen 9 5900XIntel Core i9-10900X
RAMG.SKILL 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z RGB LEDG.SKILL 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z RGB LEDG.SKILL 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z RGB LED
GraphicASUS GeForce RTX 3090 TUF GAMING 24GB GDDR6XASUS GeForce RTX 3090 TUF GAMING 24GB GDDR6XGigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 AORUS MASTER 10GB GDDR6X
PowerSeasonic Prime TX 1000W 80 Plus TitaniumCorsair AX1000 1000W 80 Plus TitaniumSeasonic Prime TX 1000W 80 Plus Titanium
CasingDark Base Pro 900 Orange Rev.2Phanteks Eclipse P500A DRGB BialaDark Base Pro 900 Orange Rev.2
CoolingNo ideaNo ideaNo idea
MotherboardASUS PRIME X570-PASUS PRIME X570-PASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING
ScreenAcer XB273U GX 270Hz WQHD IPS modelAcer XB273U GX 270Hz WQHD IPS modelASUS ROG SWIFT PG43UQ 4K HDR
StorageSamsung 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 980 PROSamsung 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 980 PROSamsung 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 980 PRO

Thank you.
 
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Oct 21, 2020
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Hey guys,
I want to buy new machine.
Purpose - gaming (RPG + RTS + MOBA).
Price - something like the one listed below.
I'd appreciate your help regarding components as I have no idea what is currently good/bad on the market.
Current choice was based on benchmarks I found.

I generally prefer:
  • Intel over AMD.
  • GeForce over Radeon.
  • Western Digital storage
Set 1Set 2Set 3
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 5900XAMD Ryzen 9 5900XIntel Core i9-10900X
RAMG.SKILL 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z RGB LEDG.SKILL 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z RGB LEDG.SKILL 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z RGB LED
GraphicASUS GeForce RTX 3090 TUF GAMING 24GB GDDR6XASUS GeForce RTX 3090 TUF GAMING 24GB GDDR6XGigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 AORUS MASTER 10GB GDDR6X
PowerSeasonic Prime TX 1000W 80 Plus TitaniumCorsair AX1000 1000W 80 Plus TitaniumSeasonic Prime TX 1000W 80 Plus Titanium
CasingDark Base Pro 900 Orange Rev.2Phanteks Eclipse P500A DRGB BialaDark Base Pro 900 Orange Rev.2
CoolingNo ideaNo ideaNo idea
MotherboardASUS PRIME X570-PASUS PRIME X570-PASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING
ScreenAcer XB273U GX 270Hz WQHD IPS modelAcer XB273U GX 270Hz WQHD IPS modelASUS ROG SWIFT PG43UQ 4K HDR
StorageSamsung 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 980 PROSamsung 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 980 PROSamsung 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 980 PRO

Thank you.
What is your budget
 
Aside from the fact that all of these are solid machines, Set 1 and 2 will perform better, because of 2 things.
The faster cpu (from leaks. ryzen 5000 is not out yet, but we suspect it will be faster than intel 10th gen) and the faster gpu, though, the 3090 is a really terrible value, and I suggest the 3080 over it anyday.


32 gigs of ram is overkill for all games+background processes you might have, but sure, that's a solid kit anyway,
Both PSUs you proposed are high end units that will serve you well.
And both cases are pretty good.

As for what cooling, you need quite a beefy cooler for that level of cpu, I suggest either a 140+ water cooler, or something like a noctua nh-U12s.

For the motherboard, On the intel side that's solid, but if I were you I'd go for B550 on AMD since there's no chipset fan.
Storage, 1Tb should be enough, but that's a super high end pcie 4.0 ssd, that might have some future directstorage api things that it could do, but for the next 2-3 years it will probably do absolutely nothing better than a normal gen 3.0 ssd.

READ THIS: DISCLAIMER
you chose an i9-10900X (emphasis on the X. The X goes into X299 motherboards, NOT Z490. you want the i9 10900K, with a K which is better, and faster.)
 
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This should be more than enough...

Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor | $549.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Deepcool ASSASSIN III 90.37 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $291.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $149.99 @ B&H
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | PNY GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB XLR8 Gaming REVEL EPIC-X RGB Video Card | $759.94 @ Office Depot
Case | Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.99 @ B&H
Monitor | LG 27GN950-B 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $796.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2988.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-30 11:16 EDT-0400 |

AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | Deepcool ASSASSIN III 90.37 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA ATX AM4 Motherboard | $288.60 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $149.99 @ B&H
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $134.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | PNY GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB XLR8 Gaming REVEL EPIC-X RGB Video Card | $759.94 @ Office Depot
Case | Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.99 @ B&H
Monitor | LG 27GN950-B 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $796.99 @ B&H
Custom| Ryzen 9 5900X| $550.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2985.47
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-30 11:17 EDT-0400 |
 
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