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New Competitive FPS/RTS Build

Armybow

29 days ago

So, I have been playing BF5 religiously and I have it set up to be “Jackfrags try hard guide.” But I’m currently on a gtx 980 sc and 1080p 60hz monitor. So I’m very outdated and don’t get the best FPS. So for my upgrade, I’m stuck on what I should do. Should I make the change to 1080p 144hz or jump to 1440p 144hz? Or even 1080p 240hz? I’m mainly after the best frames, and performance for competitive play with demanding FPS games like BF5. And I’m wondering which monitor would be the best and with gsync too. And i would like a build to possibly get enough frames to match the refresh rate of the monitor. I heard that a lot of competitive players have that. But I don’t know much about it. And I am more of an Intel/Nvidia fan lol. Thanks guys!

  • Budget: Under $3000 including monitor
  • Location: USA
  • Peripherals required: Monitor

Comments

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Can I get a list of your current build? I wanna see if anything can be salvaged.

Also, you'd be shooting yourself in the foot by limiting yourself to Intel at the moment. Currently, the 3rd gen Ryzens are outperforming the 9th gen Intel Core, by a decent margin - even on single thread.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Gtx 980 Superclocked 4GB, Z97 Gaming 7 Mobo, CX750M PSU, 250GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, i7 4790k, 8 GB RAM,

I would like 2TB M.2 SSD in my new build. No HDD. Thanks for the reply!

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I gotcha. Here's what I recommend minus the monitor:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $249.98 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $699.99 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1829.90
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 11:18 EST-0500

I assume you're gonna throw in your old storage as well - might as well if it still works.

There's no real need to spend all $3000 to get a 'premium' gaming experience. A 3700X + 2080S combo will guarantee max settings on almost all AAA titles for a while. If you really want to go all out there's the 2080 Ti which'll push the total to about $2.3k, so still under budget.

I wasn't going recommend just a one monitor since its also about what you're looking for so here's a small handful of them which I'd say are quite good for value - they're all 165+ Hz units.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Monitor Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $329.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $479.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG 27GK750F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $299.00 @ Adorama
Monitor Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $249.99 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG271R 27.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor $215.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1573.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 11:23 EST-0500
  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

For your budget you can get a rig with very little in compromise.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $471.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $68.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.52 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $1179.99 @ Amazon
Case Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $119.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan In Win CROWN AC120 TWIN 53.08 CFM 120 mm Fans $39.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan In Win CROWN AC120 TWIN 53.08 CFM 120 mm Fans $39.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer Predator XB241YU 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $429.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2903.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 11:02 EST-0500
  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks for the reply! So you think I can still get 140+ FPS on 1440p with that build even on BF5?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

https://www.techspot.com/review/1746-battlefield-5-gpu-performance/

Techspot was got 142 Average FPS on Ultra with the 2080 Ti and a i9-9900K combo.

Now if you wanted to same some money you could go down to 1080p and get a much less expensive graphics card. A RTX 2080, or even a RTX 2070 with reduced quality from Ultra.

As BurntSilicon pointed out, you could even save some money and go with a Ryzen 7 3600X processor and get very near the same FPS. At the end of the day spending more is not going to make you better at the game. So it comes down to how much what want to spend and what is going to make you happy.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

https://www.techspot.com/review/1754-battlefield-5-cpu-multiplayer-bench/

Really all you need should be good for high settings, ultra wide monitor for a increased field of view. The 2080ti is just not worth the 70% price increase for a 15% performance increase.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fQ8BZf

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n37jp8

3700x because it's the best gaming/productivity chip for this price range IMO.

2080ti because you have the budget for it, and there isn't anything better.

1tb of oh-so-fast load times on a PCIe gen4 SSD

And the big boy - two 1440p 144hz 1ms monitors for a NICE setup if I do say so myself.

Enjoy, reply with any questions!

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Why 2 1440p monitors?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea lmao. You could get one 4k 144hz monitor, but I figured you might want two maybe for streaming or maybe just having two for the sake of it. Just throwing out options.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $471.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler $179.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $207.95 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $719.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H710 ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $129.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $609.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $479.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3339.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 14:19 EST-0500

Choice of Monitors: 1440P@165Hz or 1080P@240Hz

If you want maximum fps: i9-9900K - 2080 Ti - 1080P@240Hz

Less fps i9-9900K - 2080 SUPER - 1080P @240Hz

Even less fps i9 -9900K - 2080 SUPER - 1440P@165

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