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Is this really worth the extra $200?

TheOnlySkiff69
  • 30 months ago

Please read all of it. Thank you.

So I'm debating on whether or not I should buy the Enthusiast AMD Ryzen Gaming Build or the Magnificent AMD Gaming Build. The Enthusiast is $1490 and the Magnificent is $1670. The price difference mainly comes down to the graphics card with the Enthusiast using a GeForce GTX 1080 and the Magnificent using a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Is it really worth the extra $200 for the 1080 Ti? Would the FPS be higher on the 1080 and lower on the 1080 Ti? On the Magnificent it says that the "CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler may require a separately available mounting adapter to fit the Asus". Does anyone know if this is true? Also, if I were to pick either build would I need any more components or would I be able to just order all of the components and build the PC?

EDIT: I want to use Windows 10 Pro. Is this and this the same thing? One says only 64-bit and the other says 32/64-bit. As for my monitor I will get a monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate. What is the best Wireless Network Adapter? I need to know if there is anything important that I am missing. Basically anything that is required to make the PC run properly and do normal functions such as going on the internet.

Here is the Enthusiast:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $269.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $148.89 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory *GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.30 @ Amazon
Video Card *Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card $499.89 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply *SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1733.01
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1703.01
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-23 23:56 EST-0500

Here is the Magnificent:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $269.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.30 @ Amazon
Video Card *Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Turbo Video Card $714.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Define C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply *Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1902.20
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1862.20
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-23 23:57 EST-0500

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

The 1080 Ti will give you better performance, but we can't justify the extra $200 if we don't know your monitor(s) and the settings you want to play your games.

Remember, you will also need an OS and other peripherals (such as a monitor) if you don't.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to use Windows 10 Pro. Is this and this the same thing? One says only 64-bit and the other says 32/64-bit.

I will get a monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate.

What is the best Wireless Network Adapter?

I need to know if there is anything important that I am missing. Basically anything that is required to make the PC run properly and do normal functions such as going on the internet.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this and this the same thing?

Technically, they are the same thing. However, the OEM version is stuck on the MOBO you install it to, so if you plan to switch MOBOs, you would need to buy another windows copy. The full version is transferable. Go with that, as it is worth the extra dollars.

I will get a monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Well, a 120hz monitor vary. Is it 1080p, or 1440p, as one is harder to run than another. However, a 1080 should suit your needs on both.

I need to know if there is anything important that I am missing. Basically anything that is required to make the PC run properly.

The list you provided has all you need except:
-An OS.
-A Monitor.
-A Mouse and Keyboard (and Headphones if needed).
-A Wireless Network Adapter if you cannot use Ethernet.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright I have the OS, mouse, and keyboard covered. All I need is the monitor and wireless network adapter. I updated the builds with the OS.

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