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I have a $3,000 USD limit to build 2 computers.

Kurosucky

2 months ago

So I have a $3k USD limit to build 2 computers. At first I was only going to build myself a PC, but then I had a realization. My best friend is barely able to play games right now on his old PC... and he has CFS so he can't work or get the funds for a new computer or even a console. So I figured, I have $3k, maybe I can build him a PC too if I have money left after mine? I'm even willing to go down some parts... so I need help figuring out what to build.

I want my PC to be able to game at 1440p extraordinarily well. Honestly wanting a 2080Ti if possible, but will go down to a 2080 if it's not possible to build a beast like that and still get my friend something that can handle most games at 1080p. (I saw things like an RX580 for sale for less than $200, and apparently those are on par with a GTX970? I get pretty good performance still in games with mine.)

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Your PC

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $359.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $179.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.52 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $135.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $118.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $749.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H700 ATX Mid Tower Case $132.97 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $113.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2036.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 19:38 EST-0500

Friend's PC

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA XPG GAMMIX S5 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox K500 ATX Mid Tower Case $71.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $940.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 19:39 EST-0500
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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

OS/extras needed on either build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing his friend will need monitor keyboard, mouse, and headset. but for OP do you need any of that also in your budget?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That GTX 970 is only 5-10 FPS below an RX 580 8GB in 1080p gaming, so my suggestion would be to start your friend off with your 970 and then upgrade that card at a later date. The RX 5000 series GPUs will be releasing soon enough but nobody knows the details to speak of. Can you post a list of your current system and what, if anything, you'll still be using going forward?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to split half and half here is agood build. It allows you $400 without OS for peripherals and $300 with OS for peripherals.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $31.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $326.18 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1124.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 21:31 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Build 1:

  • Processor Ryzen 5 3600 6 Cores 12 Threads.
  • 16 GB RAM 3200 MHz.
  • 256 GB NVMe M.2 SSD.
  • 2 TB Mechanical Storage Drive.
  • RX 5700 Graphics Card.
  • 600 Watts Bronze Rated Semi-Modular Power Supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $127.50 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $43.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.97 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $930.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 21:20 EST-0500

Build 2:

  • Processor Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Cores 24 Threads.
  • 32 GB RAM 3600 MHz.
  • 480 GB NVMe M.2 SSD.
  • 2 TB Mechanical Storage Drive.
  • RTX 2080 Super Graphics Card.
  • 750 Watts Gold Rated Fully Modular Power Supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard $269.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $699.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fractal Design Vector RS ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2103.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 22:11 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Friend's PC

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case $72.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $94.10 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST CO 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $12.82 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST CO 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $12.82 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1161.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 21:51 EST-0500

Your rig (identical, but with a better GPU)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PNY GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition Video Card $739.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case $72.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $94.10 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.50 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1567.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 21:52 EST-0500
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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, and then have 2 poor computers:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Celeron G3900 2.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor $46.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.98 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $18.50 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $52.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $245.43
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 22:36 EST-0500

Not a good idea haha

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