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akeblish 2 months ago

I have $2500 to spend. Can be flexible but not too flexible. I want a build that can play games like fortnite, rocket league, etc on max settings and a high refresh rate while also being suitable for the work needs of a college student. Price includes monitor. AMD or intel works, and I want 32gb ram. I already have an NZXT H500i case.

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ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 2 months ago
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  • Operating System Licence required?
akeblish submitter 1 point 2 months ago

USA. Like I said, I need a monitor, but no other peripherals. No OS either.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 2 months ago

Then, how’s this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X470 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $739.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $16.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $16.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $415.39 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2275.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 17:40 EST-0500
Dreadvolt 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

This is overkill for Fortnite and Rocket League by... a lot.

Assuming your h500i is either black or white. If it's a different colour, pick a different custom cable mod kit, or save money, and don't get the fancy vertical PCI-e bracket and cables, and spend that $130 on something else.

This build will haul all kinds of *** and look amazing doing it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $409.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $249.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.85 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card $499.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.90 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $403.74 @ OutletPC
Other CableMod E-Series G3, G2, P2 & T2 Cable Kit (Black / White) $69.90 @ Amazon
Other CableMod Vertical Graphics Card Holder with PCIe x16 Riser Cable/Adapter Kit - Digital/Display/Video cm VPB-HDK-R $64.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2534.56
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $2484.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 17:40 EST-0500
Flaming.GoolzZz 1 point 2 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $372.29 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $235.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $219.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Turbo Video Card $679.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.00 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2454.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 13:34 EST-0500
TheShadowGuy 1 point 2 months ago

Those games you listed are not exactly demanding, so I'm curious about these work needs. Are we talking about typing up some papers, or learning to do high level creative work in a field like 3D animation or architectural design? These are very different types of workloads with different computing requirements. Many midrange or higher gaming laptops can handle those games at high FPS to match their high FPS screens while remaining reasonably portable (a plus for the average college student), so perhaps that is an option you would want to look into?

That said, here is an example of a high end setup:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $409.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler EVGA - CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $112.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $684.00 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $119.49 @ OutletPC
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG27CQ 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $398.51 @ PCM
Keyboard Redragon - DEVARAIAS K556 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser - GAME ONE Black Headset $121.75 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2542.42
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2502.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 15:23 EST-0500

And here is a cut down build that also frees up budget for a decent laptop:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Newegg Business
CPU Cooler Scythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $364.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $119.49 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG - 34UM69G-B 34.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor $300.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - DEVARAIAS K556 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair - HS50 Headset $39.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1815.14
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1755.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 15:32 EST-0500