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[CAD] $2500 Gaming PC

goman87

1 month ago

Hello!

  • Budget: $2500
  • Location: Canada
  • Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Mainly gaming on highest settings. Currently playing Battlefield 1
  • Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): No
  • Operating System required: No

I don't plan on overclocking at this time. I'd like to request at least 32gb of RAM because I sometimes run virtual machines.

Colours and aesthetics don't matter to me for this build. I just want to game!

Thank you :)

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

1080p higher refresh rate gaming:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $420.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $234.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $216.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $165.99 @ PC-Canada
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $709.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $127.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro G 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1995.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-16 14:08 EDT-0400

Or higher resolution 1440p/4K higher refresh rate gaming:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $420.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $234.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $216.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $165.99 @ PC-Canada
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $964.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $127.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro G 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2250.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-16 14:00 EDT-0400

I've stuck with the RTX card for the 1080p option purely to make use of Ray Tracing which looks fantastic in BF1. Plus, a marginally better performing card, lesser power hungry & sharper code optimisation for more consistent game support (AMDs cards are getting there).

So what are you running in terms of display resolution and refresh rate? (eg. 1080p 60hz)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Right now I'm using an older monitor, BenQ XL2420Z 24IN LED 144HZ 1ms FPS Gaming Monitor. I was thinking of upgrading it in the near future and maybe wait for some black friday/cyber monday/boxing day specials.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Right now I'm using an older monitor, BenQ XL2420Z 24IN LED 144HZ 1ms FPS Gaming Monitor

Option 1 - 1080p 144hz with a RTX 2070 Super delivers excellent value and top-end gaming performance at this resolution. Will easily handle demanding games on top settings

I was thinking of upgrading it in the near future and maybe wait for some black friday/cyber monday/boxing day specials.

If upgrading to 1440p 144hz, option 2 would be nice as you have the budget to make it possible. Only issue I have with the RTX 2080 SUPER, is the massive asking price (30% increase) for a not so massive performance increase (15% avg) which translates to around 15-20fps more in games. Hence it all boils down to your performance targets. If you're happy with 100fps in demanding games on top settings, the RTX 2070 Super @ 1440p is stella!! If you fancy hitting closer to home @ 120fps (or more in lesser demanding games) via 1440p - the 2080 SUPER would fit the bill nicely!

IMO the better solution is save $500 and stick with option 1. See where you are with your display upgrade path and some time later, fingers crossed, should newer GEN GPU's deliver far more lucrative performance over current poorer performance to cost ratios, put those savings to use and upgrade for the significantly better.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: Forgot to add the GPU in the 1080p suggestion. Amended!

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