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Need some advice with my first build - Black Friday 2019

saggitarianamit

2 months ago

Hi folks,

I need some help with my first build which I just bought during Black Friday.

Use Case: Mostly gaming but occasional office work and entertainment(movies etc.), however, to keep things simple let's just focus on the gaming part. Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/W4hbK4 My cost $1399 Current Cost: $1514

I was happy with what I had until I saw a deal on slickdeals

Now I know that there will always be deals in the future with better pricing however since I haven't built my PC yet so I was wondering if someone can compare these two systems. I am more inclined towards the pre-built setup since it has 2080 super in it. I will appreciate any comments/feedback. Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless i'm missing something, for a pre-built this is a solid build with solid part selections. My only concern is the PSU. Maybe ask the seller what they're using to juice the rig - a power-frenzy build of this sort needs an equally performance savvy PSU.

The comparison here would be a little unfair as you could have easily grabbed a RTX-2080 SUPER build had you opted for more affordable parts without compromising performance. For eg:

  1. A more affordable, non-RGB NVME SSD for around $90

  2. $130 saving with a B450 MAX Ryzen 3000 ready motherboard

Or, for $1500 > a better optimised non-reference 2080 super + quality driven PSU + faster RAM

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $299.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro G 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1507.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 20:59 EST-0500

To look on the brighter side of things, for $1399 it's a damn good good build and I wouldn't frett over it.

  • The higher end X570 motherboard is open to extreme overclocking (although not much headroom available with 3rd gen) or higher core count compatibility. Plus, a better candidate to drive 4000-series CPU upgrades if it comes to that.

  • The RTX 2080 SUPER demands almost $200 on top for only a 8-10% performance gain. Or 10-12% perf gain via higher resolution gaming (1440p/4K). You're definitely not missing out on much and this can be easily compensated with a soft tweaks in game settings without losing noticeable visual quality. I'd fancy a 2070 super anyway with an earlier upgrade path in mind (2-3 years). Past the 2070 super (which is already an expensive card), GPU prices are "day light robbery" and i'd be more excited with the earlier upgrade adoption opposed to dropping a chunk of my hard earned cash on flirtatiously trifling performance advantages.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I could find, it's a Gamdias Kratos 650W 80+ Gold PSU.

Link of PSU: https://www.gamdias.com/component/index.php/psu-power/kratos-p1-650g

Newegg link: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16817311011

Unable to find any reviews though.

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