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Hi guys,
I'm looking to build a new machine for 1440p 144hz gaming on the RTX 3080. Please take a look at my PCPartpicker list, I already have the monitor, Kingston A2000 and wireless card, would be willing to upgrade to a better wireless card/motherboard with Wifi if it's an improvement though.

Thanks!

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/cVxjPn

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($460.00)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($236.12 @ Amazon Australia)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($110.00)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For $160.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.29 @ Amazon Australia)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 50 ADD-RGB 4F ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Gigabyte AORUS P GM 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($153.00 @ Centre Com)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC88 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For $130.00)
Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (Purchased For $354.00)
Total: $1810.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-14 09:19 AEST+1000

Comments

  • +4 votes

    Was very impressed by the price, then realised the GPU price is not included.

    If it was me - I'd drop to Ryzen 5 3600 and B550 for a nice saving.

    But also if it was me…….I'd be waiting until the 4000 series is released in October or whatever it is.

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      his gaming rig is going to be $3.5k by the time you factor in the 3080. jesus

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        It's about $2.5k without the monitor and wireless card.

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      Would the B550 support the 4000 series? Looking at buying a motherboard soon and start building my own tower with a RTX3070.

      • +2 votes

        I think it does? There was outrage that B450 wouldnt support it but I thought they changed that. But B550 should support it…dont take my word on it though.

      • +1 vote

        The B450 and B550 both support the 4000 series and neither will support the generation after that (because they're going to a new socket).

  • -2 votes

    More RAM, you barbarian. At least twice as much. You don't want to spend a thousand dollars on a GPU and a 12 core CPU whatever, and have RAM be your bottleneck because you can't bring yourself to consantly close your 100 tabs and dozens of background processes. More RAM lets you go longer between requiring a restart, you can leave your projects open longer, or accidentally leave games running in the background. I have 32GB but I regret not getting 64GB, to give to Adobe to eat alone.

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      I have a high end graphics card with 16GB of RAM, never had issues with RAM. My understanding is you only really need more for things like CAD/video editing.. but for games/day-to-day use it's fine. Don't think it makes sense to bump the RAM in this case (you're only thinking of your own use case scenario).

      Might as well save the money now and if you really need it you can just upgrade in future. If you have issues with RAM because you have 100 tabs open and multiple programs in background well… that's more on you than needing more RAM.

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    Why HDD?

    Get an SSD for the main storage.

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      Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For $160.00)

      He does have an SSD.

      I'd be going more than a 2TB HDD though, OP. May as well grab a deal like this or find a shuckable hard drive. There's basically a deal every second day for HDDs and SSDs.

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        I saw that, but what is the HDD being used for?

        • +1 vote

          Other crap like music, media, documents, backups etc.

          You don't need an SSD for long-term storage. My SSD is only for boot, often used programs and my common games. Everything else is relegated to my HDDs. You don't want CoD: Warzone taking up 200GB of your 1TB SSD do you?

          • +1 vote

            @SnowDragon: That's nice to know what you use yours for, but I was asking the OP….

            If the OP is using the HDD to install games to, then that's not wise.

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          Mostly games and movies/tv shows. Might look into a regular SSD for some games and a larger hardddive. Thanks to you and @SnowDragon.

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            @theknight27: If you install games to the HDD they will likely run considerably slower than if you installed them onto an SSD

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    It appears you forgot about a keyboard and mouse and mat

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      Oops forgot to mention, I've got a Keyboard and Mouse (they're not great though!)

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    Is there a reason you opted for a wireless network card instead of a mobo with in built wifi?

    I currently have a network card on my pc but for my new build I'm spending the extra $50 or so for in built wifi

    EDIT: nevermind I'm a blind bat that didn't read your first para about already having a wifi card!

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      Haha all good, I bought it like 4 years ago, was living in a granny flat and couldn't get hardwiring to the router - I'm now in a rental with faulty ethernet wiring so same situation!

      How's the motherboard wifi working?

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      isn't it better to have a separate wifi receiver (usb or pci-e) than to have it built into the mb?
      if it ever malfunctions (albeit unlikely), it would be much easier to replace

  • +1 vote

    If I were you I will move to B550 mobo to save a liitle money and spend on cpu cooler.
    3080 have different cooling this time and possibly will impact more on cpu temp, knee to find out once reviews are up

  • +1 vote

    So are you going to stick with the stock Wraith Prism cooler? Mind you this cooler can be very noisy…

    Maybe look for a decent aftermarket cooler like this

    • +1 vote

      Good call, I'm probably going to wait for the 4000 announcement, may grab one then.