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Drafting and Gaming Rig request $1500-2K

Hollyfeld
  • 14 months ago

Budget: $1500-2K Location: USA Use: Drafting (AutoCAD Civil 3D), Gaming, Render (possible) Peripherals: NZXT h700i, possible monitor OS: Windows 10 RGB looks like fun :)

My current first build is over 10 years old and it's time for a new one. I run the latest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D, but I mostly do basic 2D drafting. I will also be using this computer for gaming (BF, OW, WoW, Fortnite) and would like to play the games on high settings.

I'm open to Intel or AMD. With a monitor and without. There's nothing wrong with my current (Hanns·G HZ251HPB Black 25" 2ms), so I might hold off on the upgrade unless informed otherwise.

Thanks so much!

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

A really nice all-rounder. Ryzen offers a great balance of speed and cores so you won't be lacking anywhere.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $304.87 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $138.59 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Adorama
Storage Toshiba - X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $100.61 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $499.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $169.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1952.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-27 08:57 EST-0500
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendation. Nice to see a monitor on there and still be less than 2k. I suppose I could keep my current monitor too and run dual screens.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

If you would like to use multiple displays, try to purchase the same monitor or something similar in size and display. Currently, I am using two different sizes of displays and it's a total pain.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That's what I have now. A Hanns-G 25" and an ancient 20" Dell that ghosts. Yeah, I could really use the upgrade in the monitor department too.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is over, mostly because of the monitor but also the 32GB memory. If you are sure you can get by in 16GB then you can save there. For autocad and related work I think you are better off in an Intel build; a bit extra for a good NVMe SSD, good airflow case, excellent PSU (ignore the warning about another CPU power needed). The monitor is IPS for good color and large giving you plenty of workspace. I personally wouldn't go smaller than 27" at 1440p but your eyes may be younger!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $399.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.39 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $181.10 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $224.89 @ OutletPC
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $98.50 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $499.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $93.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.31 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer - EB321HQU Awidpx 31.5" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $269.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2171.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-27 11:34 EST-0500
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Not over by much though so that's OK. I can most likely get by with 16GB, so I could save some there. The Acer monitor is huge and might be a good upgrade for these older eyes ;).

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I run a 32" BenQ at 2560x1440 doing mostly text / programming work, and the extra real estate is a big step up from my old 24" 1900x1200 monitor. I can creep feature and text size up just a notch and still have plenty of room for multiple windows.

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