New PC for me 2500 or less — Micro Center

New PC for me 2500 or less

Hey everyone so I am getting kinda serious about building my next pc and its looking like the budget will be 2500 or less.  Don't need peripherals or a monitor just the pc.  Also outside the boot nvme drive HD storage isn't such a big deal because I have a 1 tb storage drive in my current that will be migrating over.  Here is the list and the only sticking point is I'm really trying to keep the 2080TI because this will likely be the only pc I will be able to do for 3-5 years due to little ones and moving so need it to be solid at 1440p 60+fps for a few years hopefully.  Or at least 1080p 60fps as games get more demanding.  Here is the current build, thanks for any input.

CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9GHz 8 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($299.99 EACH)
Motherboard: (1) ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WI-FI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($189.99 EACH)
RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GVK - Black ($74.99 EACH)
Case: (1) Fractal Design Meshify C Tinted Tempered Glass Midtower ATX Case - Black ($99.99 EACH)
Power Supply: (1) PowerSpec 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($99.99 EACH)
Video Card: (1) MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio Triple-Fan 11GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card ($1,234.99 EACH)
M.2 SSD: (1) Crucial P1 1TB SSD 3D QLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive ($109.99 EACH)
Thermal Compound: (1) Performance PCs Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease  - 1g ($11.99 EACH)
Water Cooling Kits: (1) Cooler Master ML360R 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit ($169.99 EACH)
Total: $2,291.91


  • TSTonyVTSTonyV admin
    edited March 2020
    Do you plan to do any serious overclocking with your processor? If so then the 3800x may be slightly safer bet since they're supposed to be a better bin and it should have more overclocking headroom (which isn't always the case). Realistically though the performance difference is small. You could save yourself a few bucks and drop down to the 3700x instead. 

    Other than that the build looks solid and should last you a long time. 
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