Hello. This is my 2019 Budget PC for us Australians. I made this as I know it can be very hard to build a quality pc in Australia at an affordable price.
(NOTE): I know I left the ram out of the build as I personally, already have 16GB of ram and do not need an upgrade. Ram is relatively inexpensive and can be picked up for around 100$ more. Alternatively; If you already have 16GB of decent high-speed ram. Just use that in this build. Its just ram.
Notes: This will be my first ever AMD CPU and for any long-time Intel users, you may be skeptical about making the switch. However, AMD has come a long way and its CPU's price to performance ratio is extremely good. Originally this build would have had a i9 9700k. But against instincts, I decided to give AMD's new zen lineup a read and after looking at a look of benchmarks the i9 line comes out underwhelming. With the top Intel processor performing only 2% better for almost 250$ more than the AMD equivalent. And even then, this was under very ideal circumstances. So for this build the Ryzen 7 will be our go-to; sporting an awesome 3.9Ghz base clock up 4.5Ghz.
Notes: Getting a third party cooler is of course, optional; however, I really do recommend getting one as this CPU will get hot like AMD CPU's do with their 8-cores. If you decided to leave this out I would not suggest overclocking this CPU as even with a third-party cooler, this CPU becomes unstable at 4.5-4.6GHz.
Notes: Unlike my previous builds: I have decided to go all out on this motherboard this time around, especially after having quite a bit of problem with cheap Micro-ATX boards. There is not really too much to say about this other than this is a very good future-proofed board that will still open the door to future CPU and RAM upgrades.
Notes: I think we are at the point where 1TB is not enough; especially with most AAA games taking up well over 100GB's nowadays. If you have an existing PC feel free to use that HDD as well. At this point, you may have noticed my exclusion of an SSD. (I know shock and awe) But the fact of the matter is; to keep this at the 2000$ budget, for a high-performance PC. Some exemptions are going to have to be made. Also for the PC being aimed at an Australian consumer base. SSD's are grossly overpriced here. It is up to you If you want to fork out the extra 250$ for an SSD. But for now. Its a no for me.
Notes: This part of the build is where you can decide if you want to spend more money. However, to keep this at the $2000 price point. The new RTX 2060 will be our GPU. GPU's have kinda been a thorn for me in recent years due to how fast they are being released and them being grossly overpriced here in Aus. However, I could not call this a 2019 build if it could not support ray tracing. This, however, is the minimum for it. And if you really want to safeguard your GPU. I would suggest getting a 2070 OC. But for pretty much any game today and the foreseeable future. This GPU will not let you down. Cries In RD2
Notes: Awesome case for its price. Its always been too hard to get a decent tempered glass case in Australia. This case sports to 140mm fans at the front and one rear 140mm fan. Creating a default positive air pressure in the case.
Notes: This is an optional addition for the top of the case and not necessary if you on a very strict budget. I would have this fan blowing outwards rather than in if you have your PC vertical to blow out excess heat that rises for the CPU. Visa vera if you have it on its side as heat will be rising to your case.
Notes I tend never to go cheap on a PSU and safeguard it a lot as if you start drawing more than you can put out, you risk shorting your system and damaging more parts in the prosses. I do not recommend getting a 550W or 650W for this build as if you do decide to overclock; you may be walking on a thin line with that. Also, take PC partpickers wattage guide for a grain of salt. Use this instead - https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator