26 days ago
And by capable machine, I mean a cutting edge, fast PC. I am new to selecting components for computers, as well as building them. I do not need fancy towers or RGB lights or any other add-ons. For example, could I get a really plain looking GPU cheaper than the exact same GPU with fancy wiring and RGB LEDs etc? Any advice would be appreciated. I have a lot of questions!
Budget: $2000-2500 Location: Richmond, Virginia Use: Gaming, streaming, light bioinformatics programs (PhD) -- I want to be able to run ultra 4k at high FPS Peripherals: None other than a GOOD streaming Camera OS: I already have a Windows 10 copy
FIRST QUESTION - What is the word on using "Very Good" conditioned USED components? Is this okay for some components? What should I NOT get used?
Part preference so far:
GPU: RTX 2080 Ti - Only really willing to budge if someone is able to breakdown why getting a more economical card would be better. I know this may be a moronic statement for a computer hardware forum, but I want something that will age decently. I know that's a lot to ask for when it comes to chip technology--convince me! Should I get liquid cooled GPU variant? Benefits negligible or noticeable?
CPU: i7 9700k -- i9 doesn't seem all that more powerful for the dramatic price increase
Motherboard: Only questions here...I read somewhere that this is sometimes neglected. A lot of people argue for $160-220, but I would stretch for $300 if it really brought that much more to table. In my limited understanding I hear the only reason one really needs a more sophisticated MB is if they want a specific feature or build? Idk?
Memory: SSD 1Tb, 3-4Tb HDD
RAM: I NEED HELP HERE WHAT AND WHY AND HUH
Thank you all for your time