[SOLVED] Recommendations on this pc

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Ok so I am selling my old pc & putting more budget into a new pc.

My budget is 2100-2300$ AU & I need recommendations on how to cut the price on this by 150$ or just a new system based on some of the specs on the current build. (Don’t mind the monitor)

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/FVJww6

Requirements:
  1. GPU Must be Strix or MSI Trio Branded & Must be 2060 Super or above
  2. CPU can’t be changed unless necessary, prefer i5 9600k or i7 9700k. Also must be intel.
  3. CPU cooler preference to be Kraken or Corsair H series.
  4. Case can’t be changed, in love with it even though it’s expensive
  5. Motherboard must be Z370-390
  6. Ram must be RGB & 3000mhz or up. (Prefer Corsair or trident Z)
  7. Power supply must be gold 650W+
  8. Drive can be changed but must be 250-500gb, a good price difference & good speed.
Sorry for the mass amount of requirements. It does make it hard to reduce the price & change things up. You can change anything unless you give me a good reason behind it. (Besides the case)
Also keep in mind between must & preference. By preference I mean not required but preferred.
Thanks
 
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LordVile

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Well yeah, I mean you right there.
I have always just preferred intel, probably because they used to be superior in 90% of workflows.
I am just gonna be gaming and animating. Do you think AMD would really give me a better income or performance?

If so I will go with the 3000 series.
Well AMD with the 3000 series are levelish in IPC and offer more cores/threads at the same or lower price. Gaming wise AMD are still a bit slower but not dramatically and if your animation programs can leverage (using the 9700K and 3600 as examples) 12 threads vs 8 then it would be faster. Even better though for around £60 cheaper than a 9700K you can get a 3700x which has double the threads. However if the program has intel bias then it can be different.

This might help.

3700X vs others
 

Lutfij

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I think it's possible to shave some more off the top of that build. Would you be interested in a smaller footprint build(without sacrificing performance?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($589.00 @ Umart)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($296.00 @ Mighty Ape)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($299.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($168.00 @ Shopping Express)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($115.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($779.00 @ Umart)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 660 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.00 @ Scorptec)
Monitor: Alienware AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor ($675.00)
Total: $3259.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 21:39 AEST+1000
 
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yqmxh

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I think it's possible to shave some more off the top of that build. Would you be interested in a smaller footprint build(without sacrificing performance?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($589.00 @ Umart)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($296.00 @ Mighty Ape)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($299.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($168.00 @ Shopping Express)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($115.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($779.00 @ Umart)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 660 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.00 @ Scorptec)
Monitor: Alienware AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor ($675.00)
Total: $3259.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 21:39 AEST+1000
I love the build overall & its still aesthetically pleasing.
I would just prefer to buy from 2 sellers. But in this case I’ll allow 3. I will do a few tweaks to get your opinion, get back to you soon!

Thanks
 

yqmxh

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I think it's possible to shave some more off the top of that build. Would you be interested in a smaller footprint build(without sacrificing performance?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($589.00 @ Umart)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($296.00 @ Mighty Ape)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($299.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($168.00 @ Shopping Express)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($115.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($779.00 @ Umart)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 660 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.00 @ Scorptec)
Monitor: Alienware AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor ($675.00)
Total: $3259.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 21:39 AEST+1000
Ok so heres what I’ve come up with. I added your ram but I was checking other and I found out about a new release called “trident z neo”. What do you think?
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/pXXnsZ
 

LordVile

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Ok so I am selling my old pc & putting more budget into a new pc.

My budget is 2100-2300$ AU & I need recommendations on how to cut the price on this by 150$ or just a new system based on some of the specs on the current build. (Don’t mind the monitor)

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/FVJww6

Requirements:
  1. GPU Must be Strix or MSI Trio Branded & Must be 2060 Super or above
  2. CPU can’t be changed unless necessary, prefer i5 9600k or i7 9700k. Also must be intel.
  3. CPU cooler preference to be Kraken or Corsair H series.
  4. Case can’t be changed, in love with it even though it’s expensive
  5. Motherboard must be Z370-390
  6. Ram must be RGB & 3000mhz or up. (Prefer Corsair or trident Z)
  7. Power supply must be gold 650W+
  8. Drive can be changed but must be 250-500gb, a good price difference & good speed.
Sorry for the mass amount of requirements. It does make it hard to reduce the price & change things up. You can change anything unless you give me a good reason behind it. (Besides the case)
Also keep in mind between must & preference. By preference I mean not required but preferred.
Thanks
Can I ask why only intel? Just outside a few workflows there’s no benefit anymore.
 

yqmxh

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Can I ask why only intel? Just outside a few workflows there’s no benefit anymore.
Well yeah, I mean you right there.
I have always just preferred intel, probably because they used to be superior in 90% of workflows.
I am just gonna be gaming and animating. Do you think AMD would really give me a better income or performance?

If so I will go with the 3000 series.
 

LordVile

Admirable
Well yeah, I mean you right there.
I have always just preferred intel, probably because they used to be superior in 90% of workflows.
I am just gonna be gaming and animating. Do you think AMD would really give me a better income or performance?

If so I will go with the 3000 series.
Well AMD with the 3000 series are levelish in IPC and offer more cores/threads at the same or lower price. Gaming wise AMD are still a bit slower but not dramatically and if your animation programs can leverage (using the 9700K and 3600 as examples) 12 threads vs 8 then it would be faster. Even better though for around £60 cheaper than a 9700K you can get a 3700x which has double the threads. However if the program has intel bias then it can be different.

This might help.

3700X vs others
 

yqmxh

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Well AMD with the 3000 series are levelish in IPC and offer more cores/threads at the same or lower price. Gaming wise AMD are still a bit slower but not dramatically and if your animation programs can leverage (using the 9700K and 3600 as examples) 12 threads vs 8 then it would be faster. Even better though for around £60 cheaper than a 9700K you can get a 3700x which has double the threads. However if the program has intel bias then it can be different.

This might help.

3700X vs others
Hey, ever since you left that other comment I have been looking around YouTube & google about ryzen.

I found that the R7 3600X keeps up with the i7-9700k, in some cases even exceeds it with SMT off which is surprising considering it’s about 55$ (AU) cheaper.

Conclusion: I now have a whole new perspective of ryzen now. I guess I preferred intel because of the “premium” feel. (Just me?)
I am currently debating of what I should I get. 3700x or i7-9700k.
I am gonna be doing animation & gaming. If I get the ryzen I can afford better ram or possibly even go from a 2070 to a 2080.
What do you think?

Thanks! 😁
 

LordVile

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Hey, ever since you left that other comment I have been looking around YouTube & google about ryzen.

I found that the R7 3600X keeps up with the i7-9700k, in some cases even exceeds it with SMT off which is surprising considering it’s about 55$ (AU) cheaper.

Conclusion: I now have a whole new perspective of ryzen now. I guess I preferred intel because of the “premium” feel. (Just me?)
I am currently debating of what I should I get. 3700x or i7-9700k.
I am gonna be doing animation & gaming. If I get the ryzen I can afford better ram or possibly even go from a 2070 to a 2080.
What do you think?

Thanks! 😁
AMD was a bad option until Ryzen came out a couple of years ago so it’s not like AMD has been a viable option for long.

Ryzen is still a bit funny with ram you need fast ram and ideally look at the boards supported list.

Go for whatever makes more sense. AMD also makes the 5700XT in that price bracket which is cheaper than a 2070 and outperforms it in a few areas I believe.
 

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I would say aim for a ryzen build with a 5700 xt, the 5700 xt is more powerful than the 2070 and can even come on par with the 2070 super at times, so its a worthwhile upgrade. Also if you use a x570 chipset, your computer will have access to PCIe 4 (next gen over PCIe 3), as the 5700xt and ryzen 3000 series are capable of this, with the x570 chipset boards having this feature available. AMD has really shot into the market recently being able to match or closely follow behind intel for a reasonably cheaper price, allowing for improvements in other areas, like you said ram.

In my experience PC case gear is a far more reliable merchant than Umart also, following through on warranties and replacements, with super fast shipping (longest I have ever waited for shipping is 5 days, and thats because I ordered on a friday night)
 
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