Posted by
Message
boXerrumble
Florida Fan
Member since Sep 2011
45230 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
This is a nice 4k gaming build, which is also capable of some video editing... if you can get your hands on the 5600X and the RTX 3080.

For a strictly gaming-only PC, a 5600x can match the performance of a 5900x and a 5950x at 4k (where there is no longer a CPU bottleneck). Keep in mind this includes a retail copy of Windows 10, which you can spend a lot less on elsewhere.

I threw in a Razor gaming keyboard for him, I'm not gonna claim I'm an expert in gaming keyboard, so someone else can feel free to throw one out here.

quote:

PCPartPicker Part List: LINK

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($184.23 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: LG 27GN950-B 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor ($799.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2681.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-24 23:13 EST-0500


WestlakeTiger
McNeese State Fan
San Antonio, Tejas
Member since Feb 2012
9068 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

24gb 16cl 3600 ram


4th stick will not fit on the mobo because of the cpu cooler.


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

4th stick will not fit on the mobo because of the cpu cooler.


So, depending on your platform, that will drag all three sticks down into single channel. Unless you are flat out running out of ram with what you’re doing, you’re generally better with two sticks in dual channel than three sticks in single channel.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
20053 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
I like but scrub
Windows as it can be had for much cheaper
Buy a ducky or leopold keyboard
Buy a Logitech g pro mouse


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
82075 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
Build me a gaming pc. My wife is a rental property interior decorator and I sell homemade sandals. Our budget: $3.4 million


Hook Em Horns
Texas Fan
350000 posts
Member since Sep 2010
13703 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
Hi


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
82075 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
M’lord!!!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
20053 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
Miss you


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
WestlakeTiger
McNeese State Fan
San Antonio, Tejas
Member since Feb 2012
9068 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
X570 mb. I confirmed they are all running in dual at 3600 mhz


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

X570 mb. I confirmed they are all running in dual at 3600 mhz


Then you're good to go


hawgndodge
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2009
4101 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
This is what I ended up with

Hopefully it's not terrible.

Ryzen™ 7 3700X 3.60GHz Octa-Core
MSI X570 MPG GAMING PLUS
2) * 8GB DDR4 3200 XPG Spectrix D60G RGB
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060Ti 8GB GDDR6
Seagate 500GB 2.5in SATA3 BarraCuda SSD
3TB 3.5in Seagate Barracuda HDD
Set Talos M1 Mid Tower Black
4) * Enermax 120mm RGB LED Ring Fan
750 Watt GAMDIAS Kratos M1 (RGB Lights)
MSI Vigor GK40 Gaming Keyboard
LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor, Black


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

This is what I ended up with

Hopefully it's not terrible.


Certainly not terrible, and will likely do anything he asks it to do with his current type of gaming.

That's a ton of motherboard for the components you have in there, but it means you can do some upgrades in the future as new games come out/his gaming tastes progress.

8gb of ram is cutting it close, so a decent 3200/16 2x8 16gb kit would be a good, cheap, easy upgrade in the future. In the mean time, make sure to go in your bios and turn on the xmp profile. Contrary to popular belief, you aren't going to get your rated ram speed out of the box, as it will likely start at jedec 2600mhz.

Second incremental upgrade I would likely do is to add 1TB of nvme memory. He's going to fill up that 500gb ssd pretty quickly, and then he's going to be playing off of spinning rust, which is no fun.

After that, I would be looking to see if his framerate is bottlenecking on the gpu or cpu and then upgrade accordingly. And that will be predicated more on the types of games he's playing at that point. If he sticks with competitive shooters, it will probably be a cpu bottleneck first, but no reason to worry about that now.

ETA: How many case fans do you have, and where are they located in the case?
This post was edited on 1/25 at 12:56 pm


bluebarracuda
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2011
15950 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

8gb of ram is cutting it close,


He got 16


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

He got 16


Am I having a stroke, or does it say 8gb up there?


hawgndodge
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2009
4101 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
Yeah it's 16GB ram

4 fans. 2 120mm front, 2 120mm top

The case itself I will probably change out in the next few months. Wasn't sure exactly what color/glass, etc he would like and since it's a gift I just got a basic one knowing I would change it out
This post was edited on 1/25 at 1:14 pm


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

4 fans. 2 in front, 2 in rear.


Link to the case? I'm having trouble finding it for some reason.


hawgndodge
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2009
4101 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
It's a CLX unit. I couldn't find everything I wanted unless I went prebuilt.

I THINK this is the case.

LINK
This post was edited on 1/25 at 1:13 pm


hawgndodge
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2009
4101 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
It does, but the 2 next to it it's saying there are 2 sticks of RAM


Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
quote:

It does, but the 2 next to it it's saying there are 2 sticks of RAM


Ooo, my brain decided the 2) and 4) were just wonky part list numbering. Ignore me...


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16599 posts

re: $2500 to build/buy gaming desktop
Ok, I was still confused until I realized that you edited your post to say that the two rear fans are actually on the top. That makes more sense

Depending on what his temps look like, there might be merit to moving the exhaust fans from both top to one top one back. Airflow might be fine, though. I'd have to get in the case.


first pageprev pagePage 2 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram