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eesti 6 months ago

I am especially looking for good desk and chair suggestions now.To update, it is for gaming and streaming, streaming will be done for both PC and Nintendo Switch games. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor $179.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $39.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $143.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.99 @ Newegg
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 *Corsair - TXM Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive *LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System *Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.85 @ OutletPC
Monitor *Acer - H257HU SMIDPX 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $209.95 @ B&H
Keyboard *Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Mouse *Redragon - M602 Wired Optical Mouse $14.99 @ Amazon
Headphones *Patriot - V360 7.1 Channel Headset $34.99 @ Amazon
Other Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro, stream and record in 1080p60, superior low latency technology, H.264 hardware encoding, PCIe $179.99 @ Amazon
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) $1982.31
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1932.31
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-26 10:11 EDT-0400

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EvilHedgehog 1 point 6 months ago

Get a cheaper Optical drive, get a newer ryzen CPU, like the 2700 or 2700X

Other than that, looks great.

eesti submitter 1 point 6 months ago
  1. That is the cheapest optical drive with the features I need
  2. I intend on overclocking as much performance out of it as possible, though I would go with the 2700 if it fit into my budget
EvilHedgehog 1 point 6 months ago


CrimsonMonke 1 point 6 months ago

Get the Ryzen 1700X you listed just the 1700 for $10 out of the box it's at 3.4 ghz instead of 3ghz.

eesti submitter 1 point 6 months ago

I'm overclocking anyways.

Bolthie 1 point 6 months ago

2 Things : Do you really need an Elgato Game Capture Card? My reasoning behind this is that with free software such as OBS available, and with your hardware you won't exactly have much lag in your gaming performance when playing.

Last one, do you need a 1440p monitor? Not only would you get cheaper with a 1080p monitor, you'd have more money in your budget, to either get a higher refresh rate, which is great in gaming, or upgrade other parts of your build, such as the CPU.

eesti submitter 1 point 6 months ago
  1. I need the Elgato because I'm also streaming Nintendo Switch (and probably Wii U) games

  2. All the cheaper high refresh rate displays have Freesync, but I need my NVENC encoding for streaming PC games, so I decided just to go with a higher resolution display instead, and once RTX finally is enabled I don't expect high framerates