RequestBuying new Gaming PC $1500-$3000Posted:

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Budget: $1500- $3000 USD (maybe more if the recent part releases are worth spending more on) price isn't really that important if it helps the build out within reason
Use: Competitive and casual gaming
Operating System required: Windows 10 Home, have one on my current PC if I'm able to use that?
-I'm looking for a beefy computer build, I'm not big on 4k, ultra graphics or the like. I'd rather get the most fps for competitive games but if it's all doable in the budget then I wouldn't mind it. I want to aim for a very good framerate on all games. My last computer had issues with the amount of USB's. I currently have 3 monitors (maybe a 4th if I get a 240hz monitor with the pc). I think my old computer has an SSD and an HDD(?), not sure but it definitely has an SSD, I have a very large steam library and would like to be able to have many things downloaded. The games I generally play are Path of Exile, Rust, Valorant, League, COD, most open world games and I want to aim for optimal performance on all of these.
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Can you narrow down that budget for us? $1500-3000 is a huge range. Do you have $3k ready to spend and are you even comfortable spending that much?
I'm assuming the currency is USD?

Could you list all the specs of your current PC for us please You can use prgrams like Speccy, HWMonitor, HWInfo, etc to get a list of most components usually. Might be worth re-using some stuff.
Hardware monitoring tools won't list your case/PSU so you'll need to give us the make and model of those as well, otherwise I'll have to assume that they need to be replaced.

Could you also give us more info on your monitors. If you can't give us the make and model of them all, at least let us know the resolution and refresh rate of each monitor you're using.

How much storage capacity are you looking for exactly?

Is the system going to be used for anything other than playing games? If yes, what?

Also, I'm assuming you don't need any other peripherals(kb, mouse, headset, etc)?
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I'm willing to spend as much as it takes within 3k USD to run all games on a clean 144-244 fps, except on the exceptions of flight simulator and such. I already have the peripherals and I only intend to use this computer for gaming, maybe the occasional bit of schoolwork.

My current PC is nearing 6 years and I'm replacing it because it's on its last legs, I can only use one monitor without my computer turning off at boot, some ram may be dead and I think it has a power supply issue but I'm not very tech savvy so I wasn't able to figure it out.

I'm looking for around maybe 1.5TB of storage on an SSD if its possible, my current computer has 2 storages but they are around 900GB in total and I don't like uninstalling games to download others.

I have 3 monitors, my main being a VG248 144hz/1920x1080, the other 2 being 60hz versions of the main, I was also maybe interested in getting a better monitor (240hz), maybe 4k?, I don't know the benefits of a curved monitor (may have to go to the store and try one out)

My PSU is Thermaltake 750Watts Toughpower, my case is also kinda scuffed so I was looking to get a new one.

One of my friends also recommended me to wait and purchase the 6000 series from AMD that is coming out on the 18th.

I've also never built a computer so anything else that I should be ordering that is usually overlooked would be appreciated.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz 25 C
Skylake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1069MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) (U3E1) 31 C
Graphics
VG248 ([email protected])
8192MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 390 Series (XFX Pine Group) 90 C
Storage
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 (SATA ) 35 C
476GB SanDisk SD8SB8U512G1122 (SATA (SSD)) 31 C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
Logitech PRO X Gaming Headset



thanks
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I would go for an m.2 ssd
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kajdasz10 wroteI'm looking for around maybe 1.5TB of storage on an SSD if its possible

I would probably recommend grabbing a 1TB SSD and then an HDD for mass storage and older/smaller games. Either way though, 1.5TB is easy so that's fine.

kajdasz10 wroteI have 3 monitors, my main being a VG248 144hz/1920x1080, the other 2 being 60hz versions of the main, I was also maybe interested in getting a better monitor (240hz), maybe 4k?, I don't know the benefits of a curved monitor (may have to go to the store and try one out)

Yeah, I wouldn't really bother with a 1080p240Hz monitor personally. I would recommend looking at a 1440p144Hz monitor if you're upgrading. Or maybe 3440x1440 @ 100-144Hz.

kajdasz10 wroteMy PSU is Thermaltake 750Watts Toughpower, my case is also kinda scuffed so I was looking to get a new one.

Fair enough, I'll just include a new case+PSU then.



PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($300.00)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($239.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Za 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB XLR8 Gaming REVEL EPIC-X RGB Video Card ($759.94 @ Office Depot)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1785.85

You could spend more on the CPU, go with an R7 5800X or R9 5900X if you wanted, but there's not much point IMHO. With gaming, you won't really notice a difference between the 3. So the 5800X and 5900X are just pretty poor value if you're not going to use the extra cores/threads.

I've included a pretty high end motherboard in here which is also not entirely necessary, so you could easily save $75-100 on that if you wanted.

I've included a nice 1TB NVMe SSD, but it's up to you if you'd rather go with a 2TB SSD. If you do want a larger SSD, just get the 2TB variant of the Sabrent Rocket Q. I've also included a 2TB HDD, but with the new SSD and your current storage, you might not need an additional 2TB HDD so feel free to drop it if it's not required.

P400A is a solid mid ranged case. Plenty of similarly priced alternatives if you don't like the P400A though. So, let me know if you want any more case recommendations.

I would definitely be adding an aftermarket cooler for the CPU, but it's up to you whether you'd prefer an air cooler, or an AIO liquid cooler. Can give you recommendations for either if wanted.

RTX 3080 in this list is kind of a placeholder, if you can get one for $750ish, then it isn't a bad buy IMO. Although, if you're happy to wait for RX 6800XT benchmarks(and maybe AIB cards), then that looks to be a good alternative to the 3080 for a slightly lower price. Will have to wait for reviews/benchmarks on the 18th though, and then we'll see what availability is like for the 6800/6800XT. I imagine stock will be pretty poor for the first week or 2 at the very least.
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