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Thalantyr

26 days ago

Hi all, first time poster. I'm hoping I can get some assistance with buying a new PC please. I've always picked & built my own PC's but am getting old now so will need some fresh assistance.

General information: - I'm after something that will last me. I know that's hard in the hardware market these days, but I've managed to make my current PC last over 5 years by picking the parts correctly and it's been a gem. Still runs good but is struggling with newer GPU & CPU requirements. My worry is - am I getting into the market at the wrong time? What CPU's are coming up? 32 cores? 64 cores? Any new RAM technology? etc.

Compulsory information: - Budget: $3000 AUD - Location: Australia - Use: Gaming - Peripherals required: Keyboard (similar size to a Logitech G15 if possible) - Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Other possible wants: - Water/Liquid Cooling, something quiet - 1-2 x SSD - 2-3 x Storage HDD - Hopefully not too high on power usage, my old 1000w PSU kills my power bill - RGB colours, or something really cool looking please, example below (https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/520830238184439808/645931040086556682/269326.png?width=840&height=630)

Some websites that can be used for price checking: - https://www.pccasegear.com - https://www.scorptec.com.au - https://www.cplonline.com.au - https://www.msy.com.au/

If I'm missing anything, please let me know.

Thank you for your help.

EDIT - I should also add that I've always been a fan of Intel & nVidia, so preference is with those, but if AMD have come past I'm happy to look at their CPUs & GPUs. Thank you.

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  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

By 1-2 ssd 2-3 HDD do you mean 1-2/2-3TB or that many actual drives. If it is the second, why?

Also, is water cooling neccesary (ie for aesthetic reasons), or do you just want low temps and low noise?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, my bad.

I'd say 1 or 2 x SSD. Open to suggestions. Any size. Is it best to have one for the OS and one for Games/Apps? The storage drives I use quite a lot, so I'm looking for 2 or 3 x 2TB drives, but open to suggestions based on cost.

Water Cooling I'd like for aesthetic reasons but also want low temps and low noise. I definitely want the case to look pristine.

Thank you.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

If you want full water cooling that is going to be highly over budget but you can get water cooling for your cpu with an aio that has a water block and fans on it for a much reasonable price.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Also is the keyboard included in the budget.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

EDIT - I should also add that I've always been a fan of Intel & nVidia, so preference is with those, but if AMD have come past I'm happy to look at their CPUs & GPUs. Thank you.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Did the best i could. Also AMD have very good processors now a days and some are better than intel, i based this off a old list i had. Also have you looked at umart they have some good stuff but can be kinda expensive.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $314.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $179.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $329.00 @ Mwave Australia
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $143.00 @ Newegg Australia
Storage Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $309.00 @ Umart
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.00 @ Austin Computers
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $837.10 @ Newegg Australia
Case Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case $392.90 @ Device Deal
Power Supply *EVGA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $159.50 @ Newegg Australia
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $146.00 @ Amazon Australia
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard $287.10 @ Newegg Australia
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3185.60
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-19 11:10 AEDT+1100
  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Use iCue for RGB control. I've heard that the stock Asrock software isnt very good.

If you can spare another $200-300, i would get 32gb of ram and a 2080s. This will make the build last longer into the future.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $514.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $225.00 @ Umart
Motherboard ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard $269.50 @ Newegg Australia
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $154.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.92 @ Amazon Australia
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $83.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $819.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case $199.00 @ Centre Com
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $112.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $146.00 @ Amazon Australia
Case Fan Corsair LL120 RGB White with Lighting Node PRO 63 CFM 120 mm Fans $138.00 @ Austin Computers
Keyboard Corsair K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.00 @ Shopping Express
Custom Sleeved cables white $40.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3033.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-19 12:18 AEDT+1100
  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the post. That looks really good, but unfortunately I'm looking for a store to buy & build it for me. That'll mean that I can't buy from places like Amazon, etc. It'll need to be a PC store like PC Case Gear that will build & test the system for you. I'm too tight for time these days to put it all together, etc.

With that in mind, I may need to drop on some parts a little in order to pay a little extra from the same store.

Questions/Notes:

  • I'd definitely get the 32GB, 2x16 Corsair, same style
  • Is there anything that you can recommend that I cut back on?
  • Were parts picked for their colour? (white/silver) or are they the best parts in your opinion?
  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Much of the build was picked due to aesthetics, but all parts are high quality.

Custom cables aren't necessary, and by cutting down on rgb you could save a decent amount of money.

Which city are you from and what stores are available?

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