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CDN$3500 Gaming Build

Bardozilla

3 months ago

I’m in Canada, and I’m looking for the best build I can get for $3500. I’m going to use it almost exclusively for gaming. My province has a 15% sales tax, so make sure to please take that into account. I don’t need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard, and I’m already getting an OEM key for Windows 10. Thank you.

Edit: The tax is part of the $3500.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the tax part of the $3500?

What about speakers and mousepad?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the tax is part of the $3500. I already have a mousepad, and I won’t be using speakers.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You live in Quebec too? Nice!

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $639.99 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $310.98 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1484.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.95 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2993.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 00:01 EDT-0400

Do you want liquid cooling? This is a regular cooler but I can add a liquid cooler if you want to get into that.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. A liquid cooling option would be great.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $609.99 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Deepcool Castle 280 RGB 96.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.88 @ Canada Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $329.75 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Twin Video Card $1368.27 @ Amazon Canada
Case Corsair 500D Premium ATX Mid Tower Case $189.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Canada Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3055.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 00:13 EDT-0400
  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $429.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $214.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $259.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $1478.50 @ Vuugo
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $154.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2882.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 00:54 EDT-0400

You have a team blue example from SaucyBro. It will serve you just fine if you like. It will arguably have better frame rates than any AMD competitive system, but I wanted to give you a "team red" counterpoint to consider.

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This is also an 8 core CPU with SMT. It processes 16 threads, just slower than the intel part. It is also cheaper.
  • Cooler: Sure, water can get the job done. This "big air" cooler will keep your CPU just as cool as any AIO cooler you can buy, and it will do so at a lower noise threshold. (No pump noise). There are many use cases for AIO watercoolers, I just don't feel like this is one of those.
  • MOBO: Sheez, x570 boards are expensive! But this board is very highly recommended by the likes of GamersNexus, so it had better be good ****.
  • RAM: Faster RAM speed because Ryzen really likes it! Should overclock even higher if you want. There are guides online.
  • SSD: 2TB will allow you to install many many games. Once you start running out of space, I hope you will be able to get 4 or 6TB SSD's at a reasonable price for a future upgrade.
  • HDD: None included in this build. Plenty good enough for games to live on, so consider adding a 2 or 4TB drive. Any ol' drive is fine.
  • GPU: For a gaming computer the GPU drives performance. At your budget you warrant the absolute best you can buy. Unfortunately that is still the 2080 ti. (Unfortunately because every other price tier has a "super" upgrade). This isn't the cheapest, but it does have a decent boost speed and it has a pretty good cooler! The GPU really does matter more than the CPU, so you should consider this AMD based build instead of the Intel version for this reason only!
  • Case: This case will allow for plenty of air to be pulled in from the front mesh. The H500 is a decent case, but it has very obstructed airflow from the front :(. Gamers nexus has done a ton of testing on this sort of thing. Poorly perfroming cases can and will lead to thermal throttling on either your GPU or CPU. The H500 isn't the worst offender, but it certainly doesn't rank among the best.
  • PSU: Ouch on the price, but this is a damn good PSU. Don't skimp on this component.
  • OS: Not included in price. Just find a windows home key for around 100CAD.

Hope this helps firm up your discussion, one way or another.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m already getting an OEM key for Windows 10. Thank you.

This part isn't needed anyway :)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $429.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Canada Computers
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $214.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $259.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $1478.50 @ Vuugo
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $132.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2860.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 01:24 EDT-0400

And 650W is enough for the build anyway. Usually won't even be above 375W (419W TDP).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. This definitely helps a ton in finalizing my build.

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