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$2K Best-Value Pure Gaming Rig 1440p 144-165hz

Mr_Satine_14

1 month ago

  • No peripherals in price
  • OS Windows 10 (not needed)
  • 144hz-165hz
  • 1440p

Im looking to maximize frames at the $2k price point, but Im looking for parts that are sensible with value in mind.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If this were my budget, I would do something like this.

I also game in 1440p 144hz but with an RTX 2070. The 2070 comes very close to achieving the full 144FPS around medium settings so I have no doubt that a 2080 SUPER could handle it with ease even at high/max quality settings.

  • Ryzen 5 3600. Fantastic CPU with about the best price-to-performance ratio. With a light overclock, you'd have a great CPU that is capable of gaming or more if you wanted to.

  • 16GB of 3600mhz RAM. No more than 16GB is really necessary and 3600mhz is the 'sweet spot' for Ryzen Zen 2 CPUs.

  • 480GB NVMe boot drive + 1TB SSD for games. You may require more storage, you may not need this much. Either way, SSDs have become so cheap, I would avoid an HDD.

  • RTX 2080 SUPER. Very powerful GPU.

  • NZXT H510i case. Very good, premium case.

  • Quality and reliable 650W fully modular PSU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Walmart
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $749.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1643.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 11:37 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Mr_Satine_14 If you want to max out your budget, maybe go for a 2080TI or a 3900x depending if you play more CPU or GPU intensive games.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not to be rude, but what is the point of the 2 m.2 drives. Im guessing you are planning for the OS to be on the corsair one, but you could put the OS on the intel m.2 and get a 3tb HDD for the same price or better.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You could do that - absolutely. I only chose M.2 drives because they are very similar in price and may as well have the 'convenience' of M.2 rather than worrying about the additional cables.3

As for the storage itself, that's why I mentioned that OP may need more storage and to change it if needed. Everybody has different needs when it comes to storage.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $38.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $749.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1988.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 11:41 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Instead of the Samsung 970 evo, go with the intel 660p 1.02TB m.2 drive. Its only $100 compared to $170.

Also you should probably put in a 850 watt power supply, because the 650 watt is the bare minimum for the wattage and if you overclock the system wouldn't have enough voltage.

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