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dlljunior
  • 2 months ago

I want to dabble in completing my first ever custom PC build. In the past I have just went the prebuilt computer route. I have an intermediate level of computer experience (take that as you will) so I think I can tackle this with little problem.

I am looking for a decent gaming rig that will play games such as GTA 5, Battlefield 5, and maybe Metro Exodus on High or Ultra settings 60 FPS or higher easily. I want this rig to be relevant for 5 years before needing to upgrade anything substantial.

Do you think this build will accomplish this? If not what would be your changes?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RQQbwh

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

As you configured it, that will have no problem achieving what you want.

To put it into perspective, my PC has a 2700X and regular 2070 and I, very easily, achieve 120-130 FPS @ 1440p with AAA titles.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think I am overcompensating for what I want out of the system? Could I skimp on any particular piece and still achieve the same result?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

if you want the system to last, I wouldn't go any less on the parts.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you have no problem with this PC as well and should last 5 years easy. You might need more storage space at some point in the future depending how much you install for games etc., but that is an easy add later. At the 5 year mark or sometime after that, you might be looking at a GPU upgrade but the CPU/Motherboard/Ram etc. should all still be fine.

I also have a I7-2700k from 2011 paired with a 1080 GPU which runs perfectly fine. I had considered an upgrade to a 3700x a few months ago but just didn't seem needed. Now i'm wondering if I even should upgrade in 2020 with Zen 3 or just wait another year for Zen 4 and the platform change in 2021.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. This makes me feel more confident going forward with this. Thanks for the replies.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If I may add to this your graphic card choice and your viewing please greatly depends upon your monitor choice. If you have a 27" monitor @ 144Hz and 2K that is way different than a 1080p 22" monitor. Keep this in mind. Enjoy your build !

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not purchased the monitor but leaning towards a 27-30in 144hz (1ms) 2560x1440

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A monitor like that should require a hefty GPU

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe Metro Exodus

Then 2080 Ti then.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I would say a X570 for better memory compatibility.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $324.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $152.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $669.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $105.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1593.89
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1543.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-23 17:51 EST-0500

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