Description

So I decided this year that after 5years it was time to upgrade my PC. Before I would do light gaming and just buy small upgrades and I was always behind. I wanted to dump Console gaming and have a rig that I could play new AAA titles and do my photo editing on the side.

Originally my goal was a total on $800 and reuse my GTX 1060. After I hit that mark originally, I wasn't happy with it. I decided I wanted to go to 1440p vs 1080p gaming. So I returned my PSU/Monitor I originally bought and I purchased a lightly used GTx 1080 from a good friend and a 1440p monitor.

I purchased everything from Micro Center except my GTX 1080 which I got for only $300. This was a fun to do and over the course of 2 weeks. and happy with all my benchmarks etc.

Thanks to some of the people here that made recommendations on the forums.

here is the break down of my costs with taxes from Micro Center and then Adding the $300 for the card.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450F GAMNG ATX 1 $89.99

AMD AMD RYZEN 5 2600X WRAITHS 1 $199.99

CRUCIAL 500GB MX500 2.5 SSD 1 $67.99

NZXT H500I ATX MT TG RGB BLACK 1 $79.96

IPSG 16GB 2X8 D4 3000 TRIZ RGB 1 $139.99

EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Watt

80 Plus Gold ATX Power Supply 1 $94.99

AOC 23.8" LED AG241QX 1 $279.99

H.E.C. COUGAR Vortex Silent Hydro

Dynamic Bearing 140mm Case Fan 1 $18.99

Taxes 9.60% $93.21

Total $1,065.10

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 8GB  $300.00

Gran Total $1,365.10

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

since when is a 1080 and 2600X midrange?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I would say from my Price point this is a "mid range" build. However performance wise would be more upper. Everyone has different opinions for sure.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Price maybe so but its a really good time to build a PC rn so performance is definitely high tier.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! I think you did really well in staying in your budget. You can always upgrade in the future when the prices of stuff gets better. Two easy upgrades could be an AIO for overclocking and M.2 NVMe SSD for more space. Both very easy to upgrade to when you are ready.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

AIO?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

All-in-one cooler (closed-loop water cooling).

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

OH, well on a sad note. the 1080 I got from a friend is having some fan and coil wine issues. luckily we have been good friends for 10years and work together,so he's taking it back for me. so my build will now not be a mid range build since I'm going to pick up a 2070 tonight.