[SOLVED] (USA) Build me a $3k base system, and suggest a great $1500 monitor

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Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 weeks.

Budget Range: Approx $3k for the system, PLUS an ADDITIONAL $1,500 for a monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Needs to be able to handle the top games, including VR.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, the bigger the better, price range roughly $1500

Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, though anything is fine if reputable. I'd prefer to keep all the parts on 1 site for easy ordering.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Parts Preferences: No pref.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure, will take recommendations.

Your Monitor Resolution: No real preference, just as long as I can run two large monitors. (I already have 1 monitor).

Additional Comments: Would prefer the computer case to look clean and modern, no lights or anything bling. Just sleek and utilitarian.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: wish to game and run multiple programs at the same time without issue.
 
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a full tower case? I appreciate the extra space. Would prefer the computer case to look clean and modern, no lights or anything bling. Just sleek and utilitarian.
And recommend a liquid CPU cooler too, please. Liquid is better b/c its quieter, correct? Quick search on the cooler, does this Corsair cooler look good to you guys?
That is a good cooler, but there is not much difference in terms of performance or noise between air and water cooling except for eye candy and bling...
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VzXHUTqE7E&t=529s


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor | $539.00 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $154.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $187.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Corsair MP600 Core 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 Video Card | $1848.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case | $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $144.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
Monitor | Asus ROG Strix XG438Q 43.0" 3840x2160 120 Hz Monitor | $1099.00 @ Adorama
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $4588.71
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $4558.71
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-25 06:43 EDT-0400 |
 

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I was hoping for a list of parts that I could order online. Like a list from PCPartpicker.
I could definitely take the parts to that business to put it together, though!
 
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Something like this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor | $539.00 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $109.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $187.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Corsair MP600 Core 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 Video Card | $1849.00 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $144.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
Monitor | Asus ROG Strix XG438Q 43.0" 3840x2160 120 Hz Monitor | $1099.00 @ Adorama
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $4498.68
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-25 00:19 EDT-0400 |
 
I was hoping for a list of parts that I could order online. Like a list from PCPartpicker.
I could definitely take the parts to that business to put it together, though!
https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00063
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH PERFORMANCE BLACK $119.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-ssr-1000fx-1000w/p/N82E16817151210
Seasonic FOCUS GX-1000, 1000W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular Power Supply $183.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-H570-PRO-Motherboard-Thunderbolt/dp/B08WRBXYJ9
ASUS TUF Gaming H570-PRO WiFi $189.99

https://www.pcnation.com/web/details/8WB533/intel-core-i7-11th-gen-i7-11700f-octa-core-8-core-2-50-ghz-processor-oem-cm8070804491213
Intel Core i7-11700F $330.36

https://www.newegg.com/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-bk022/p/13C-001F-00027
be quiet! 250W TDP Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU Cooler $84.90

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164177
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 $175.99

PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $223.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184962400639
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING $1,929.99

https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/alienware-27-gaming-monitor-aw2721d/apd/210-axsw/monitors-monitor-accessories
ALIENWARE 27 GAMING MONITOR - AW2721D $769.99

Total: $4008

A better look at that board.


A better look at that case.

 

piranha45

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a full tower case? I appreciate the extra space. Would prefer the computer case to look clean and modern, no lights or anything bling. Just sleek and utilitarian.
And recommend a liquid CPU cooler too, please. Liquid is better b/c its quieter, correct? Quick search on the cooler, does this Corsair cooler look good to you guys?
 
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a full tower case? I appreciate the extra space. Would prefer the computer case to look clean and modern, no lights or anything bling. Just sleek and utilitarian.
And recommend a liquid CPU cooler too, please. Liquid is better b/c its quieter, correct? Quick search on the cooler, does this Corsair cooler look good to you guys?
That is a good cooler, but there is not much difference in terms of performance or noise between air and water cooling except for eye candy and bling...
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VzXHUTqE7E&t=529s


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor | $539.00 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $154.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $187.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Corsair MP600 Core 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 Video Card | $1848.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case | $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $144.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
Monitor | Asus ROG Strix XG438Q 43.0" 3840x2160 120 Hz Monitor | $1099.00 @ Adorama
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $4588.71
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $4558.71
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-25 06:43 EDT-0400 |
 

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