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Duke14867 4 days ago

Hello Everyone,

I require assistance with building a quality computer that can be used to develop games in Unreal Engine 4 and for Virtual Reality (Occulus, HTC Vive) applications and have quality performance for gaming. I do not want to break the bank in expenses so I am limiting my budget to $1700. Is this doable? I would also appreciate if a dual monitor set-up could be included into the prices. Keep this as low as possible and thank you for the help.

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Fierybattlehawk 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Proposed this list PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $143.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $209.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill - 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $58.98 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $119.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $119.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Gigabyte - FORCE K83 Wired Standard Keyboard $39.40 @ Newegg Business
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1588.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 17:25 EST-0500 Note: Didn't know what switch type for the keyboard so i went for cherry mx red switches since they're tactile but quiet.
Duke14867 submitter 1 point 3 days ago

Thanks Fireyhawk this seems like an awesome set-up. Most of the parts suggested in this initial list seem pretty solid. If I were to bump up to the budget to $2,000. What would you include? Is there going to be much of a difference between an AMD CPU compared to an Intel CPU for game development? I do not plan on overclocking either, but should liquid cooling be included? As for the video card, is the 1070 futureproof enough or should I bump up to a 2070? I'd appreciate another build with the $2,000 as the budget this time. Any takers? No keyboard or mouse needed as I already have one.

Fierybattlehawk 1 Build 2 points 3 days ago

AMD CPU's are usually cheaper than Intel CPU's with similar performance and recently Intel CPU's are less protected against certain malware The 1070/1070Ti is still very futureproof even with 4K and UHD and could last for a decade and a half, think of how people still use 600 and 700 series cards today to play AAA games at 720p/1080p at medium settings. However you could upgrade to a 2070 for a similar price if you wanted to.

Liquid cooling is not for beginners and if installed improperly can damage thousands of dollars worth of components, a few case fans and good cable management should keep your PC cooled well enough, however you can add a non-stock CPU cooler if you want to surely keep temperatures lower without potential hassle.

I've updated the proposed list to include a higher cap drive, case fans, a higher watt PSU and a UHD and HD monitor, UHD (aka Ultrawide) is very futureproof and more practical than 4K when it comes to productivity, with it being the width of about 1.5 monitors. A secondary 1080p monitor is also in the list which i recommend putting to the side, facing you, so that you could turn your head to view a message or string of code to use online.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $143.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.88 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $479.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master - JetFlo 95 CFM 120mm Fan $14.96 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master - JetFlo 95 CFM 120mm Fan $14.96 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ - GL2760H 27.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $149.99 @ B&H
Monitor Acer - K272HUL Ebmidpx 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $215.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1842.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 13:06 EST-0500 Note: Case fans may or may not be included with case.
Duke14867 submitter 1 point 3 days ago

This looks fantastic! Thank you for the help!