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Post Date: 2020-02-08

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    Posted: 08 Feb 2020 at 7:45pm
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$2300 max, plz

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Net Lurking & rando vid games. Last game played was GTAV. Would like to play new games for the next 5+ years.
Friends have always built my PC's in my past and I don't have that luxury anymore.

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2020 at 1:04am
Welcome to DS thwolf,

What kind of monitor will you be using? In order to get the "best bang for your buck" we'll need to know what you're going to be looking at.

If you're gaming at 4k your choices will be much different than if you were on a regular 1080p system.

I'm certain The Smart Guys® will be along soon.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Feb 2020 at 4:07am
Welcome to our "lair" thwolf!

They are still doing discounts and free shipping, so this config comes in at $2348 with $200 off:

Digital Storm Desktop - Config ID 2863735

To look at it, go to the DS main page. In the upper right, you'll see "Load Config" Click on that and copy/paste just the # in the box.

This build checks all the usual boxes we recommend for best performance with the brand name parts that come with strong warranties at your budget. If you must have $2300, you could go with the DS branded RAM and save $49. This build has a super-fast NVMe M.2 form factor SSD for your main drive, and solid motherboard.

You could save even more ($154) by selecting the Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER instead of the 2070. The 2060 will give you max performance at 1080p monitor resolution if you know that's all you need. I chose the 2070 so you could have the option of going to a 1440p resolution with strong performance.

The choice of a Lynx case is for price and you get a little bling in the bargain. I forgot to choose the free stage one overclock, but you have the processor and the cooling for that, too.

The real deal here in a 2070 GPU set-up is the Lynx Level 4 (Ultimate) at $ 1579. You get a SATA M.2 SSD main drive, and a locked CPU that still will turbo up to 4.7 GHz. Aside from the GPU, all the parts are DS brands, but these are from reputable, reliable parts makers. They just come without any extended warranties. It is pretty widely accepted in electronics that if it doesn't fail within the first few months of heavy use, it's probably going to last for the long haul. DS warrants your entire system for a year for no cost. That Lynx 4 is a few perhaps acceptable compromises for a whole lot of saving.

Please come back with any questions/concerns.
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