hey guys, looking to build a pc for gaming ($3k budget)

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edited September 2021 in Help Choosing Parts

Hi, I'm looking to spend $2k to $3k on this PC. I currently have a 5800x and 3080 with me, just need to buy the rest of the parts.

Things I'd like to get:

RGB for the case (front & back, trying to do 100-150 for price)

Dual monitor setup with Nvidia g-sync

1080 140 fps gaming

4 tb (2 tb ssd & 2 tb hd, not sure what brands are good for these)

Best Answer

  • SWolnik
    SWolnik Store Associate
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    Answer ✓


    For RGB one thing to consider is the ecosystem. If you want to minimize active software having all the RGB on one piece of software would be advantageous.

    If you have an ASUS GPU for example and want to keep the software overhead low make sure you have an ASUS board with RGB fans and strips that interface with the board.

    We have had really great luck with MSI and Gigabyte working with faster speed RAM as ASUS and ASROCK are inconsistent with compatibility.

    I have a build that would fit your needs and only use the MSI ecosystem for the lights. You could add a fan to the back along with extensions to give you an extra pop.

    There are accessories I recommend or personally use just to provide a starting point.


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