The general advice on PCPP is to buy a Ryzen 5 1600 from MicroCenter ($50 with a motherboard) and a good X470 motherboard if you're planning on getting 3rd gen Ryzen. But for your uses, a 2700x should do good (and you might not need to upgrade to 3rd gen).
I'd say it would do very well, it has a 16 thread CPU and a powerful GPU.
Gameboy Color owner here, can confirm
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Missing the monitor.
If you can use most of your budget, you could have a great gaming PC:
A little bit over budget but it's the best I could do for the price.
Doesn't have a DAN cae but it's still very small.
Added some nice features like a top of the line CPU, fast RAM, and 2TB of SSD (as well as a separate boot drive).
To address your concerns:
Thanks! I don't see it yet but it should appear in the next few hours.
If you can go a little over $500:
Here's a build that would be a bit better for slightly less:
For 1440p gaming he'll want an RTX 2070. Here's a build with one for about the same price.
I'd suggest a better monitor for the 2080. For $100 more, here's a similar build with a better PSU.
The RAM, SSD, and PSU are cheaper, and I replaced the 1080p144 monitor with a 1440p165 monitor with G-Sync. (If you can't spend any more then $2370, you could downgrade the case from H700i to H500)
yes, it is
No, sorry, in order to play at 1080p60 you need at least this:
Why are you going for last-gen (outdated) hardware? This would be a little more expensive but a lot more powerful.
(I'm assuming you have a 1+TB HDD from your last build you want to reuse)
About $1250 cheaper:
(Also, does he really need a Blu-ray drive? I left it there just in case he does.)
Since you mentioned you need hyper-threading:
An SSD and 16GB of RAM is a must have, and I added a 2700x since you would use the extra threads.
In the Nvidia Control Panel, how high is the upscaled resolution set to? If it's really high (like 4K or 8K) reduce it to the resolution of your monitor.
(I recall this helping someone who was only getting ~40FPS on a 1080ti)
I personally haven't played at 1440p 144hz but your build looks good, besides a few minor changes I'd want to make.
How's this? I set the 1070ti's as purchased since you already have them.
x16, x4, and x1 are the amount of lanes (more lanes = higher speed), so yes.
Almost all expansion cards are designed for x1 slots (and shouldn't benefit from x4), so havign the GPU on x16 and the adapter on x1 is the way to go.
This would be a bit better for your money:
The NVMe slot should disable the PCIe x4 slot and the 3 PCIe x1 slots, leaving you with only the x16 slot for a GPU. If you want to use CrossFire, a PCIe SSD, or an expansion card (like PCIe to USB or PCIe to SATA), then you would need to switch motherboards.
The SATA disabling should be fine, you aren't using any SATA HDD's/SSD's.
It is, the RTX 2060 is generally good for 1080p144 gaming.
If you want feedback on the rest of the build this would be better:
cheaper RAM, the PSU has higher efficency and is modular, and the SSD is larger and a lot faster.
Is the monitor plugged into the motherboard or the GPU? The CPU doesn't have integrated graphics, so you have to plug it into the GPU to get something on the monitor.
Like vagabond139 said, that is not a good HDD (which is why it is so cheap). It'd be worth changing it to this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M112AG/
If the FX system had lots of high-end parts (that weren't the CPU) I'd take it over a console.
changed to insane amounts of RGB, as requested
imo it looks good (I wouldn't change anything)! £275 for a used 1080 is a good price.
Here's a PC with OS for less then your budget:
(Fortnite/LoL are not very demanding games, so you could go cheaper if you only play at 1080p60)
I think you got wooooshed
Me too, I use 350GB which is mostly some old Windows ISO's and an in-development game.
If they were the same price, I'd go with the MSI monitor for the full G-Sync and smaller bezels. (Also, the ROG monitor has a lot of reviews saying they got a bad one)
I'd suggest the ROG Strix monitor because it is cheaper then the G-Sync 240hz monitor I first found, although it is only G-Sync compatible (not full G-Sync). Full G-Sync includes features like OCing and factory color calibrating, although OCing shouldn't be needed on a 240hz monitor.
Cheap 240hz monitor without G-Sync (but it does have Freesync, so it might be compatible with G-sync): https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nyMwrH/ ($270)
240hz monitor with G-Sync: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YkYLrH/ ($380)
I'm assuming this is for gaming.
(Also, what is wrong with this list @downvoters?)
Bit unbalanced imo:
(If you're willing to go a little above your original price, you could swap the 2700 for a 2700x like you originally wanted)
Seems really overkill for the games you play but here's a better one!
Your PC is actually pretty good, but if you want to upgrade:
480GB-1TB should be good for your budget and enough to hold an OS and games. (for example: get a 120-256GB SSD and a 320GB-1TB HDD)
You're going to want better RAM and a lot more storage:
740GB of storage instead of 32 and 8GB of RAM instead of 4. Also chose a much better PSU and a cheaper motherboard and case.
(32GB is barely enough to hold Windows, let alone games.)
Here's a good price/performance PC (although it doesn't have a ton of RGB):
It has a high CFM cooler, a motherboard with Thunderbolt 3, fast RAM (64GB as requested), and lots of storage (9TB).
(I also picked that specific 2080ti because it has a higher base/boost clock)
Silver. I've had a Dell Inspiron 3541 for 4 years now, it still works great but is sluggish in new games. It's slow for what I want to to (game development) but I can play 720p60 on Low when the game is built >:)
(But it doesn't get 720p60 in AAA games :( )
(Assuming this is for gaming and streaming) it looks good! Only thing I would change is the SSD (from 860 Evo to Intel 660p).
Do you need peripherals? If not:
How's this? It's small and can be upgraded in the future..
It has some RGB, is mITX (so it can be small), a 2080ti (should be a good GPU for at least 2-3 years), a 2700x (so you can upgrade to Zen 2 later on), and a lot of storage (4TB).