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eesti 5 months ago

So I have improved the part list, mainly because I discovered the nice looking Versa J22 TG chassis: any more changes I should make?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $159.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $113.49 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.89 @ OutletPC
Storage HP - EX900 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $40.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake - Versa J22 Tempered Glass RGB Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.58 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $94.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 180Hz Monitor $428.24 @ B&H
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G300S Wired Optical Mouse $24.74 @ OutletPC
Headphones Corsair - HS60 Surround (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $49.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech - Z213 7W 2.1ch Speakers $25.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other Clifton Black Computer Desk $39.00 @ Amazon
Other Hodedah Armless Task Chair with Adjustable Height and Swivel Functionality, Blue $35.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2004.49
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1979.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 12:16 EDT-0400

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casino11 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Nothing that I see that needs addressing. Do you really need the optical drive? I would get the full version of windows just in case something happens and you need to replace the mobo. less of a headache just being able to reinstall windows if you need to make a hardware change.

I had that redragon k552 and the switches are LOUD A.F. I knew they were blue switches but after a while, I just couldnt take it anymore. plus, i was mostly playing at night when the family is sleeping. my wife wasnt very pleased. I went back to a membrane keyboard.

eesti submitter 1 point 5 months ago

To address your comments: I intend on backing up a sizable blu-ray collection, which is why I needed an optical drive, and as for the keyboard, the computer is going in a large closet, and there's a loud ac/heater unit which will help drown out the noise produced by the keys. If it really gets to be a problem for me I'll buy some o-rings. As for Windows, I intend on getting a full key from the Microsoft website or off Amazon

casino11 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

sounds good

CrimsonMonke 0 points 5 months ago


For about $60 more you get 200gb more in a SSD and 1 TB more in a HDD

You also get a better Monitor(240Hz)

You also get 2 more cores for your CPU

Nullarc77 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That monitor does not have gsync tho.

CrimsonMonke 1 point 5 months ago


eesti submitter 1 point 5 months ago

For rationale: I wanted an SSD from a reputable company, and I could never really see myself even filling up a 1TB HDD. I chose the monitor because it had G-Sync and it would be my first high refresh rate display anyways. As for the CPU, I think 6 cores should be enough for me, and I intend on taking advantage of the better NVENC encoding on the RTX 2070 for streaming. I am confining myself to a $2k budget because I probably wouldn't be paying for everything myself

CrimsonMonke 1 point 5 months ago

I have that SSD in my PC works great and I've never had a problem but it's ok if your not conformable using it. Also I did include a pretty good aio cooler in it so you could overclock.

eesti submitter 1 point 5 months ago

If I was going to get an aftermarket cooler, I'd get a Thermalright Macho-120, I heard it cools better than the H60, it's cheaper, and I don't trust AIOs

CrimsonMonke 1 point 5 months ago

the only thing I would highly recommend is getting another monitor like a Asus - ROG Strix XG258Q as it is 240 Hz and has gsync it is also $10 cheaper

eesti submitter 1 point 5 months ago

that monitor is literally listed to have freesync, and I need my NVENC encoding so no