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    Posted: 26 May 2019 at 2:38pm
Budget:
[2k-3k]

Expectations:
[80% mostly casual gaming 20% web surfing/bill paying]

Need to completely restart. Used to use an 07 iMac to play mostly wow. Not going to be playing ultra intense games and do not need max settings. Love the idea of building it myself but at the same time I have zero knowledge of what’s what so would hate to screw something up. Looking for a build that looks good and is easy to use. Obviously looking to keep the budget down but willing to spend a little extra if it means newer/better parts that will be able to last longer or if it makes a drastic difference.
Appreciate any advice
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 May 2019 at 5:23pm
Welcome to the forum familyman! Lol...I just finished a session in WOW... We usually like to know what monitor and resolution you will want to play at, but I can generalize.. I'll give you a couple builds to consider. I'll figure on you playing at 2K 1440 or 1080P.....

Build 1 is a Lynx prebuilt that has the best bang for the buck in its collection of components, centering on the excellent i7-9700K CPU and the best mid range RTX 2070 GPU that plays most titles very well at high settings at 2k 1440 or 1080P monitor resolution.

Lumos Build 2 is a move up to a custom build that uses the same RTX 2070 GPU but moves up to the top i7-9900X CPU, with a free DS overclock. A more future proof combo in the stunning Corsair Crystal Series 570X case. Better Asus mobo, better Corsair PSU.

Lumos Build 3 moves up to use the stronger RTX 2080 GPU with Corsair Vengeance RGB RAM and the excellent i7-9700K CPU with free DS overclock. An even stronger more future proof combination of solid brand name components.   Corsair components have long mfg warranties.

Each build would get the job done. Build 2 would feature the same RTX 2070 GPU as in build 1, but with a stronger i9-9900X CPU with hyper threading and free overclock. Build 3 would out perform the others in gaming because it uses a much stronger RTX 2080 GPU. See what you think or tinker as you wish.


(Best Value) Lynx4 build 1 ($1999) Config # 2401134

CPU- excellent i97-9700k (overeclockable)
Cooler - DS Vortex 240mm liquid cooler
Mobo - entry level Z390
RAM - DS standard 16gb
PSU - DS modular 750W 80% Gold performance
Drive 1 - DS 500gb M.2 SATA SSD
Drive 2 - DS 2 TB SATA Hard Drive
GPU - solid midrange NVidia RTX 2070
Case Fans - 120mm RGB


(Best CPU) Lumos build 2 ($2893) Config # 2401125

CPU- best i9-9900X w/free Stage 1 overclock 4.7mh
Cooler - DS 240mm liquid cooler
Mobo - solid Asus ROG Strix Z390
RAM - DS standard 16gb
PSU - Corsair modular 850W 80% Gold performance
Drive 1 - speedy Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2 NVME SSD
Drive 2 - DS 2 TB SATA Hard Drive
GPU - solid midrange NVidia RTX 2070
Case Fans - Corsair LL Series RGB 120mm


(better GPU) Lumos build 3 ($3189) Config # 2401109

CPU- excellent i7-9700K w/free Stage 1 overclock 4.7mh
Cooler - better Corsair H100i 240mm liquid cooler
Mobo - solid Asus ROG Strix Z390
RAM - better Corsair Vengeance RGB 16gb
PSU - better Corsair modular 850W 80% Gold performance
Drive 1 - speedy Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2 NVME SSD
Drive 2 - DS 2 TB SATA Hard Drive
GPU - excellent NVidia RTX 2080
Case Fans - Corsair LL Series RGB 120mm



Edited by HockeyBuck - 26 May 2019 at 7:30pm
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  Quote familyman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 May 2019 at 1:03pm
Thanks for the reply. I would need a monitor so would be interested in which one is ideal.
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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 May 2019 at 1:26pm
You should look at a monitor choice from the NVidia GSync Tested list on the NVidia website. The list changes as they test more models. Monitors using NVidias GSync tech will work the best with NVidias RTX 2070 or RTX 2080 video cards.

Personally, I and many others here on the forums like the higher quality of monitors that utilize IPS tech to display more of the color palate. I think the Dell Alienware 34” IPS GSync panel tops most lists right now....ASUS is also well regarded.
Here is that link...

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/
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