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DingleBarry
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Gaming computer build

Looking to build a rig with enough pep to run the latest flight sim from Microsoft running maxed out which i know is very demanding and with some VR stuff as well.

Any recs for hardware as far as GPU , processors , Ram etc etc

Build rigs years ago but have been completely away from it for years so i don’t really know what’s lost steam and what’s prevalent in computing these days.

Thanks in advance.


Joshjrn
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You're basically asking for a top of the line rig, so this 100% comes down to price. What's your total budget for the pc, monitor, any peripherals, etc?


DingleBarry
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You're basically asking for a top of the line rig, so this 100% comes down to price. What's your total budget for the pc, monitor, any peripherals, etc?


Yea I’m well aware what I’m trying to build with come with a cost . Not being in the market for tech hardware in some time , I’m a little lost as to where to start looking.

Price wise i dunno man like 2-3-maybe 4k on all the necessities , shop around for what best fits my intentional uses for the machine after that’s together.
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With the current state of gpu availability and pricing be prepared to drop a large portion of your budget on the graphics card to handle your needs. A 3090 on Newegg will cost over $3k.


Joshjrn
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Yea I’m well aware what I’m trying to build with come with a cost . Not being in the market for tech hardware in some time , I’m a little lost as to where to start looking.


I'm aware. That's why I asked your budget

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Price wise i dunno man like 2-3-maybe 4k on all the necessities , shop around for what best fits my intentional uses for the machine after that’s together.


So you can put together a very high end rig for around $2k without any peripherals, in theory:

LINK

Your problem is the gpu, as you'll notice that parts list doesn't even show a price for it. In theory, it's $700. In practice? That depends entirely on your level of patience and tenacity. If you don't have the patience or tenacity for it, you're better off just buying a prebuilt, because 3080+ is very difficult to get your hands on in the wild.
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DingleBarry
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Patience wouldn’t be an issue. It will be a steady build so I’m sure one will pop up between the time I decide on something and start the build to completion. Really appreciate the recommendations.
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DingleBarry
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A 3090 on Newegg will cost over $3k.




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Fat Batman
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I’m sure one will pop up


I doubt it. You're not gonna trip over one any time soon. You're going to need to actively pursue it.
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Joshjrn
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Patience wouldn’t be an issue. It will be a steady build so I’m sure one will pop up between the time I decide on something and start the build to completion. Really appreciate the recommendations.


Like Batman said, they aren't really going to pop up. You'll need to set up alerts, etc. High end cards never go in stock for longer than a few minutes at a time these days.

And as for the parts list, that was kind of a quick and dirty throw together. There's room on some components to cut corners from there, and there is room to punch up the budget as well, particularly with the case and the motherboard. But I wanted to see what I could churn out for around $2,000 these days.
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finchmeister08
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I’m sure one will pop up between the time I decide on something and start the build to completion.






dude, by the time one "pops up", a whole new generation of GPUs will be out. probably 2 generations.


you don't have the slightest idea of what's going on right now. your best bet is to just buy a prebuilt, and call it good.


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DingleBarry
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you don't have the slightest idea of what's going on right now.


Haha I suppose not .


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DingleBarry
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I just remember the rig i built back then was on a budget and powerful enough to have fun but couldn’t run things to make the experience what i wish i could. Now it’s later in life and would like to treat myself to something with the power i wish i had then.

This was suggested to me as well. Thoughts?


finchmeister08
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Never heard of them. I’d probably stick to the known name brands when it comes to prebuilts.

Asus
NZXT
CyberPower
IBuyPower
ABS

CUK ROG Strix G15C Gaming Desktop (Intel i9-11900KF, 64GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Tower Computer by_Asus LINK
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pheroy
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you don't have the slightest idea of what's going on right now. your best bet is to just buy a prebuilt, and call it good.


This, 100%.

You can theoretically get really, really lucky and get a GPU for 2x the retail price but even that is not easy. OEMs are able to get some supply at least, and the little premium you pay for having someone else build it is way less than the extra you pay as an individual for a top GPU right now. Unfortunately nobody seems to think this will end very soon.


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Joshjrn
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This was suggested to me as well. Thoughts?


How important are aesthetics to you when compared to performance? Or do you consider them equal?


Kingpenm3
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I just remember the rig i built back then was on a budget


As much fun as building from scratch is, I bought a dell a few months ago for less than I could buy the video card inside it by itself. Weird times.



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DingleBarry
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None honestly . Just airflow efficiency


Joshjrn
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I'm not in a position to do any searching right now, but I would lean away from builds with a 3090 and focus on those with a 3080. Sure, the 3090 is the best card you can buy now, but you're looking at twice the price (for the card) for about a 10% uplift in performance. The GPU apocalypse isn't going to last forever. Save that $1,000 and use it to upgrade your GPU a generation sooner than you might have, otherwise. Even with crazy price inflation, a hypothetical 4080 will likely cost less than $1k total, and it will likely crush a 3090 in performance.

ETA: Actually, as an addendum, if you are going to primarily/exclusively play Flight Sim, I might go 6800xt for the extra vram, but it wouldn't be my general choice, as I think DLSS is poised to vastly set Nvidia apart from AMD for the short to mid term.
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DingleBarry
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So , AMD or Intel? What are the perks of one over the other or is it just a brand name/ configuration preference?

Last build I went AMD But , that was when quad core CPUs were the top notch jam sandwich and even then i think i wish i had chosen Intel because i thought after seeing the performance of my friends rig run the same program that it ran better than mine.

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Joshjrn
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Intel is currently the gaming performance king, but not by much, and by using a tremendous amount of wattage to do so. As long as you get a solid cpu from this gen, you're fine with either amd or intel.


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