So i'm looking into getting a pc, but I don't know where to start, I was wondering if someone could make me a build that can run 1440p 144hz at low to medium settings. My budget's around 1300-1400 dollars or lower. Thank you so much!
I live in the United States.
I don't need any peripherals or monitor, already have them.
And I do need an OS, but I'll worry about that later...
Then, how’s this?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
2060 for 1440p 144hz seems a bit low... And also CPU choice when a 2600x is $60 cheaper. Plus you can get a nearly identical B450 board for $20 cheaper too. OP also said that OS wasn't an issue for now too. Final note, $90 dollars for a 650w???
2060 is similar in performance to a 1070TI, which will handle 1440p fine (if you turn the settings down, like the OP said)
2600X falls behind in single core speed, so it won’t really be able to push 144Hz (or higher)
Included the OS in the cost (as I’m not sure whether he need to spend extra on other things)
650W is right for most systems, why worry about the cost of the unit?
Ok, so what GPU is necessary for 1440p and 144hz?
RTX 2070 (or higher)
Do you know what games you plan on playing? It will be hard to push a constant 144fps at 1440p on some of the newer/more graphics demanding titles. A game like Fortnite, cs:go etc, sure a 2060 or 2070 should do, but for like Apex Legends..you would struggle to maintain 144fps on 1080p + low settings with an i7 8700k.
Graphical settings can be adjusted which OP is willing to do.
Thee 2600X is weaker. That doesn't matter at all for a goal of 60FPS since both can easily do it but with a higher FPS goal the difference is going to be more noticeable
That is a normal price for it.
Im kinda new to building PC but i would go with something like this. Anyone feel free to put your input about any changes for this build
Quick tip btw, if you are making a part list you need to focus on priorities. For example in the build link you posted If you change the case to a NZXT H500 then you have an extra $30 to use to upgrade the cpu. Also in the post, op says he wants to play 1440p at 144z low to medium settings so instead of blowing a lot of the budget on a 2080 you can just put a 2070. You are now below the budget line so you can upgrade the cpu (which I believe the 2600 and a 2070 should work fine together so no need to upgrade) or let op decide what to do with the rest of the money. Also 240gb of SSD storage goes by really quickly once you have one to two games on there plus essential apps and the os so changing it to a 480-500gb SSD is a good option. Here is the final list I came up with. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thank you so much, but I still have a few questions
- Should I get a 2600x instead of a 2600?
- I heard somewhere that the nzxt - H500 doesn't have the best airflow, is that true?
- Should I get a separate CPU cooler or is the one included with the 2600 good enough?
If you want to get the 2600x ya you will need a cpu cooler and that will cost around $50-100 depending on which one you want plus the cost to upgrade the cpu. Also the stock cpu cooler that comes with the 2600 is pretty good that should allow you to oc a little if you so choose.
So the 2600 included cooler is good, but the 2600x included cooler is not good enough?
My bad broski I thought the 2600x didn't have a cooler lol. But the cooler on the 2600 isnt the best but it should be fine on stock temps, and the temps on the 2600x will have high temps on base clock so you probably need to get a third party cooler.