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3 months ago

I am in the USA and need a complete build. Complete build meaning mouse, keyboard, monitor and headset. No mic is needed but if there is some extra money it would be a good option. The budget is $1600-$1700. It will be used for gaming. It should have a good amount of RGB but not TOO much. It would be best if was an ATX size mobo. I will be doing a lot of overclocking and would prefer it be Intel since I have no experience with AMD. Activated Windows is required. I would also like the RGB to all be in sync. It doesn't have to be silent but would be better if it was. It also needs an SSD.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering CPU's/platforms in general are the least likely earlier upgrade paths, i'd push for a 8 core i7-9700K. Games are already seeing 6/8 core utilisation hence the added compute headroom makes sense for both game performance gains + system adaptability (for the long run).

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $349.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 2 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $399.99 @ Best Buy
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $67.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro G 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon K561 VISNU Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair HS60 PRO SURROUND 7.1 Channel Headset $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1696.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 16:18 EDT-0400
  • Keep in mind, if you're targeting RGB RAM, the beefier coolers which offer greater flexibility with overclocking are likely to overshadow the RGB element. Hence either grab non-RGB sticks or an AIO cooler if you fancy keeping the lighting element exposed (this will add to the budget as decent OC friendly coolers could set you back by another $40-$60)

2ND OPTION:

If you prefer a sharper image 1440p 144hz gaming panel - drop the overclocking + RGB endeavour for a more affordable Ryzen build. A 6 core multi-threaded CPU (8-core performance in optimised workloads) and grab a beefier gaming card.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $234.29 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $67.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer XZ271U bmijpphzx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Walmart
Keyboard Redragon K561 VISNU Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair HS60 PRO SURROUND 7.1 Channel Headset $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1696.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 16:32 EDT-0400

You could save $50 by opting for narrowly lesser performing RX 5700 XT AIB card. AMD cards haven't seen the best of consistency across the board with games but are continuing to iron out problems with newer driver patches. Nvidia offers ray tracing - for some it's a MUST, for others just a luxury which is only achievable in a select number of titles.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! This is great, I kinda decided to make my own list to compare so I wanna ask what you think of this. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ycq8K4

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming, what you have there is an excellent spec and should easily rip through anything you throw at it. Hence take the following lightly and see if it suits you better:

As mentioned earlier, the 9700K delivers 2 additional cores. At stock, around 2% faster single threaded performance + 40% faster with multi-core optimised workloads. Higher core count expending games sees anywhere between 5-12fps performance gains (depending on the title or code) with a few hungrier CPU contingent titles seeing more than 15fps returns. This is a trend which is not ceasing as higher core count CPU standardisation is already prevalent. This is not to say a 6 core CPU is not adequate but 8 cores delivers a little extra or plays the better contender for long-term future proofing.

...hence, if you were to make some compromises a 9700K is possible here, but I guess not necessary. Comprises as such:

  • A semi modular decent 650W PSU for around $70. Semi mods are just as good as their fully modular counterparts with all necessary connects wired in and optional connects being modular. 650W is more than sufficient both for overclocking + future upgrade possibilities.

  • Possibly a more affordable but decent RGB gaming mouse in the $20/30 category

  • A switch over for an AIB RX 5700 GPU for $350. For 1080p gaming, the XT variant potentially secures a 10fps (avg) advantage in demanding games on top settings. Not a whole lot to go on to compromise an 8-core CPU which already delivers similar performance gains in well-optimised games. In other words similar performance either way, only the 8-core solution adds more practical advantages with game performance, system efficiency + future proofing. Keep in mind in real-world perceivable experience a small 1-10fps discrepancy amounts to nothing (practically non-existent) hence I wouldn't worry much about performance at this point. If the idea is just to hit those higher FPS counts for the sake of it, both options will deliver at an equal footing. If you fancy hitting higher FPS notes this is easily employed with a mix of high/ultra game settings to maximise the display refresh rate @ 144hz.

Build EG:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $349.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $65.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $173.59 @ OutletPC
Memory Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB 59 CFM 120 mm Fan $18.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB 59 CFM 120 mm Fan $18.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB 59 CFM 120 mm Fan $18.98 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Wired Optical Mouse $50.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G432 7.1 Channel Headset $49.97 @ Amazon
Custom RGB LED Light Strip - Speclux LED Strip for Modding PC Case, M/B with 4pin RGB Header Compatible with Asus Aura, Asrock RGB Led, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, 3 PCS SMD 5050 PC LED Strip $14.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1724.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-19 15:22 EDT-0400

Once again, feel free to choose between the 2 options (either 9700K with RX 5700.....or.....i5-9600K with RX 5700 XT). One thing is certain, both will deliver excellent gaming performance.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9600KF 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $231.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $213.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB STRIX Gaming OC Video Card $458.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Lian Li LANCOOL ONE Digital ATX Mid Tower Case $96.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA G5 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K55 + HARPOON RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse $69.36 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair HS60 PRO SURROUND 7.1 Channel Headset $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1692.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 15:43 EDT-0400
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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair K55 + HARPOON RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend AMD. With an Intel "K" chip in the same price range you would likely be looking at the Core i3-8350K which is only a 4 core/4 thread CPU. There's not much meaningful performance scaling above a 3600 for pure gaming unless you're also streaming. It has similar performance as an i7-8700, for gaming at 144Hz+ today it is a excellent price to performance chip.

XFR turbo tech will boost to the limits of the 3600 with the included Wraith Stealth cooler, negating the need to overclock. They are built using a low power node which has led to these chips being more likely to hit a voltage wall before heat even becomes a problem.

All RGB parts should sync with ASUS Aura.

This includes a 27" 144Hz 1440p Monitor with Freesync, which will reduce tearing and stuttering with the Radeon video card for a smooth gaming experience.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB STRIX Gaming OC Video Card $458.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $94.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $88.72 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer KG271U Abmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $239.93 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CK530 Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Cooler Master MM710 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset $43.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1711.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-19 12:55 EDT-0400
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think about this? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KyjD8M Kinda want to manual overclock everything just as an experience. We're gonna buy parts during Black Friday so budget may extend a little for the monitor so it's not final yet. I also no longer need Windows since my friend has a copy hes willing to give me since he doesn't need it. Also if you make any changes to the mouse make sure a left-handed person can use it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The Logitech G300s mouse is neutral on both sides so I'd recommend it as an option.

As for the build, I see some things I don't agree with.

  • I'd go for a 1440p Monitor with Freesync and a refresh rate of 144Hz or higher.

  • The Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM is very expensive for what it is. You can get a Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT for $80 which will perform practically the same. Not only are liquid coolers a bad value, but they have proven to be less reliable than air coolers as they can leak, corrode, or experience pump failure. Liquid coolers are an expensive and potentially shorter life product than air coolers.

  • The 660p is probably the lowest endurance SSD ever released. I'd get something a little better at least. A P1/Rocket is a better option.

  • The P350X case has limited airflow. A very bad choice for overclocking. And a total waste of money on the RGB fans. If you want Corsair RGB fans, then you should get a Corsair case with the RGB fans already pre-installed like the Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow. That would be an excellent choice for the build.

  • The RM is a step down from the RMX with a louder fan and the bulk caps are lower quality. I'd get the RMX instead or BitFenix Formula Gold.

Modified List.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9600KF 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $231.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $79.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $173.69 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $439.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $88.72 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer KG271U Abmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $239.93 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CK530 Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G300S Wired Optical Mouse $19.98 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset $43.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1779.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-19 14:28 EDT-0400
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor isn’t final since we are buying during Black Friday and will probably get a 1440p 144hz freesync monitor. I changed the case and will probably change the AIO as well. I changed the SSD earlier.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no headset and that's a little over budget. Thanks for trying though!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll probably use most of these and switch some out but looks good.

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