Question PC Build Help - budget 1500$

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Hello guys, I need help with building a PC (system only), so I can use it for gaming in 1440p 144hz.
I am selling my laptop atm because I got a chance to get a good deal and the problem here is that there is new hardware coming out in the next month or two, but I can't wait that long without a PC due to work and gaming ofc.
So, I need your help building something at a budget of 1500$ +/- 100$.

Without
Monitor,Keyboard,Mouse,Headset,speakers. System build only.
 
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Eximo

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Monitor?
Keyboard/Mouse?
Headset/Speakers?
Operating System?

What are you thinking in terms of components? Intel or AMD preferences?

I can tell you the best GPU bargains might be had in the used market right now. Lot of people selling off RTX2000 series cards to get 3000 series.

I will budget around $500 for a GPU and build around that.
 

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Basic black, mostly:

Alternative would be an Intel i5-10600k and a Z490 motherboard. More gaming performance, less upgradeability.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.09 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Walmart)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $895.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-27 18:02 EDT-0400


Potential monitor:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LFRzK8/acer-xv272u-pbmiiprzx-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-xv272u-pbmiiprzx

Potential GPUs:
Reddit.com/r/hardwareswap
1080Ti $360 shipped one on offer
RTX 2080 Super: $440 shipped.
RTX 2080TI $550, multiple confirmed sales at this pricing.

Can't really recommend buying anything new other than the soon to be released RTX3070 for around that much. RTX3060 won't be out for a while either. No clue on AMDs upcoming prices, so can't much there.

All I can say is paying retail for a RTX2080 Super or even RTX 2070 Super is going to suck when the 3070 launches at $500-550.
 
Sep 27, 2020
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Monitor?
Keyboard/Mouse?
Headset/Speakers?
Operating System?

What are you thinking in terms of components? Intel or AMD preferences?

I can tell you the best GPU bargains might be had in the used market right now. Lot of people selling off RTX2000 series cards to get 3000 series.

I will budget around $500 for a GPU and build around that.
System build only. Both are fine.
 

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Sitting at $900 as is, has some spinning storage that could be replaced with a single larger SSD. Switch to Intel will cost a little bit. That is pretty much it without waiting for AMD 4000 series CPUs, and 6000 Series GPUs.

RTX3080 is a little out of the budget.

Ebay listings are okayish for GPU prices, but trustworthiness goes way down. I mean you could go for a low-end GPU just to tide you over until parts become available. Used 1070 will be under $200 and can do many games at 1440p, not necessarily at 144 FPS though.
 
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Sitting at $900 as is, has some spinning storage that could be replaced with a single larger SSD. Switch to Intel will cost a little bit. That is pretty much it without waiting for AMD 4000 series CPUs, and 6000 Series GPUs.

RTX3080 is a little out of the budget.

Ebay listings are okayish for GPU prices, but trustworthiness goes way down. I mean you could go for a low-end GPU just to tide you over until parts become available. Used 1070 will be under $200 and can do many games at 1440p, not necessarily at 144 FPS though.
I was thinking of waiting for the RTX 3070 to come out. Until then I would be able to use the GPU my friend would borrow until that happens. But until then I was thinking of building around it. So, I was thinking the i5-10600k would be a good place to start.
It would be good that future upgrading is possible.
Thank you for your help!
 

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