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Which is the best Ultra High Quality Cyberpunk 2077 Build?

  • Mamba6000 by Kradeca_

    Votes: 2 5.6%
  • The Infinity Cube by IanMalkaviac

    Votes: 6 16.7%
  • Supernova 2020 by Oussebon

    Votes: 17 47.2%
  • GoodTry by Tacogames101

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Talsorian by hellcinder

    Votes: 11 30.6%

  • Total voters
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May 1, 2020
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($328.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($142.88 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: Dell S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($429.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1931.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-01 17:24 EDT-0400
 
May 1, 2020
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You Little Rascal - The ultimate multitaskers pc (for $2000).

16 Cores/32 Threads of AMD's highest end desktop muscle
32 GB of super speedy 3600Mhz RAM
A RTX 270 Super for great 1080p/144hz gaming
A medium size fast NVME base SSD featuring a 512mb DRAM cache (you don't get that on your lesser drives)
A large secondary HDD for storage of your not so speed sensitive files
All housed in a very stylish case with a 650w 80+ Bronze PSU

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($722.37 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($63.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2003.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-01 18:17 EDT-0400

NOTE: Price without shipping etc is $1991.05 so budget has been adhered to..
 
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May 1, 2020
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Ice-Cold, a majority-white/blue themed build with RGB enabled and various RGB peripherals. Peripherals are not included in this list.

This was actually my most recent build that I'm extremely proud of; the only problem that I didn't realize at the time was that AMD Processors favored faster Memory clock speeds - and by the time I figured that out, I had already ordered the RAM from the Best Buy store that I work at. By this time I believe I'm actually beyond our return policy so I may have to straight-up buy a new upgrade to my RAM for faster clock speeds in the near-future.

Keeping in mind, all of these prices are based off of having an employee's discount; prices will be pushing the total cost higher than $2000.

A full completed build can be found here; certain parts were replaced or taken out entirely.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor (Purchased For $479.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $33.37)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $189.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (Purchased For $94.06)
Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For $247.99)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $162.74)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (Purchased For $527.57)
Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $89.11)
Power Supply: EVGA 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $122.24)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1947.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-01 18:40 EDT-0400
 
May 2, 2020
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Name: Happy Happy PC

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($121.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($93.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1950.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 08:22 EDT-0400
 
May 1, 2020
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This is BlackMamba, My current build.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($285.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($249.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($138.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1194.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GE DVD/CD Drive ($34.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $2076.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 08:30 EDT-0400


Some things are not added as they're not related to the build (my backup drives)
 
May 2, 2020
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Baker's Dozen

A build that is focussed on all round, future proof performance.
A 3900x gives superior multi-tasking, and is ready to take advantage of the next gen games that will more effectively leverage all the cores you have available.
Given that the next gen consoles have high speed SSDs, this build also includes a super speedy gen4 SSD to ensure this rig will keep up with the changing standards for some time to come.
32GB of RAM, at the 3200 sweet spot between speed and affordability, also ensures that you'll have plenty of system memory for the long term also.
Lastly a 2080 Super provides some of the best GPU performance available, while avoiding the prohibitively expensive 'Ti tax'.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($432.37 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S ATX AM4 Motherboard ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($389.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($683.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1978.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 10:52 EDT-0400
 

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May 2, 2020
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Blizzard 2020

This is my first ever build I just finished (see display pic). I'd get the GPU in the white edition however it's not available on parts list, but the price still remains under $2000.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool NEPTWIN WHITE 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.44 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($259.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Thermaltake View 51 Snow ARGB Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($199.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE QL120 RGB 41.8 CFM 120 mm Fans ($130.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1975.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 12:31 EDT-0400
 
May 2, 2020
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PCPartPicker Part List

ARASAKA CORP 4K MAX

- Build description -
4K Build. Chose B-Die memory combined with good x570 board also purposely chose above CPU due to high resolition GPU utilization.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.76 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-4000 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot Scorch 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Team GX2 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($1199.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1990.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 11:40 EDT-0400


Thank you.
Best regards!
 
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Feb 2, 2020
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Game Killer

A budget friendly Gaming PC ready to play any AAA games that you want.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($44.39 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card ($714.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1995.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 13:33 EDT-0400
 
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Jan 30, 2020
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Mach 3

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($432.37 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($194.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition Video Card ($709.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1998.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 19:03 EDT-0400
 
May 2, 2020
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Cyber Power 2077

This contest is about Ultra Quality Settings. No hyper threading, no water cooling, no 32GB RAM, just a modest i5 o/c ed at 5.0Ghz pushing those 2070 Supers over any build featuring a 2080Ti. CyberPower for CyberPunk!!!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.69 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF Z390-PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($578.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($578.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-Harmony ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($145.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1998.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 21:13 EDT-0400


Stay safe and enjoy your games!
 
May 2, 2020
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PCPartPicker Part List

I'd name this the Dream Weaver. Spending exactly $1999 it fits the budget and doesn't over spend on anything other then running this game in beautiful Ultra settings. If I win this would be the ultimate brithday gift! Here's

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($584.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ Adorama)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Thermaltake Pure Plus 12 RGB TT Premium Edition 56.45 CFM 120 mm Fans ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Thermaltake Pure Plus 12 RGB TT Premium Edition 56.45 CFM 120 mm Fans ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1999.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 03:28 EDT-0400
 
May 3, 2020
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Covid-i9 Killer

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($509.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($138.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($683.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans ($49.16 @ Amazon)
Total: $1947.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 04:47 EDT-0400
 
May 3, 2020
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TheRealWorld V.1

Because I didn't want a budget build, nor did I want to waste money.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($285.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Asetek 645LT 92mm AIO + Noctua NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92 mm Fan (Now only available at Caseking.de)
Thermal Compound: Cooler Master HTK-002 0.01 g Thermal Paste ($10.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($153.83 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Silicon Power 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card
Case: DAN Cases A4-SFXv4 Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Software: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 (2 Year Subscription) - 3 PC Software ($44.00 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92 mm Fan ($15.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92 mm Fan ($15.95 @ Amazon)

Total: $849.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 07:05 EDT-0400
 
May 3, 2020
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RAW POWER
This is a plug and play PC with high 1440p FPS, with out having to overclock. This rig will beast everything!!
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($432.37 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1199.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1950.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 15:02 EDT-0400
 
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May 3, 2020
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Welcome to the very first PC Gamer Best PC Builds competition!

It's an open secret that here at PC Gamer we love PC Building. Building your own PC makes for a fun weekend project, and nets you the biggest performance bang for your buck. It's hard to match the sweet satisfaction of customizing each component to fit your specifications and needs. We want to share the joy of PC Building with the entire community, which is why we're challenging you to submit your best performing builds at the lowest possible price in a number of categories.

The competition will run from April 17th till April 27th. This means you have 10 days to submit your builds!

We've extended the submission period until May 4th! May the fourth be with you and may your builds bring order to the galaxy!


This is the $2000 Ultra High Quality Cyberpunk 2077 Category
If you build it now, the game will come? Here's to hoping! We're looking for the best performing builds are $2000 or less. We will favor submissions that are RTX ready and can play the upcoming AAA titles (like Cyberpunk 2077) with ultra or high quality graphics settings.

How does it work?
We're gonna break this competition down into 4 parts:
  1. Submit your builds​
  2. After a week of submissions, the PC Gamer staff will pick their top 5 in each category. We will judge primarily on quality of components, price, and theoretical system performance.​
  3. Users vote on their favorite build of the top 5.​
  4. We feature the winning builds in each category on the PC Gamer homepage.​

How do I submit a build?

  1. Head to the PCPartPicker System Builder.
  2. Build your system!
  3. When you're all set, smash that BB code button
  4. Copy the BB code
  5. Head to this thread, respond hit the BB code toggle in the tool bar
  6. Paste the BB code and post your thread!

Ground Rules - Read this or you will be disqualified :)

  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
  • Do not go over budget.
  • Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
  • Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
  • Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
  • All builds must have a name.
  • Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
  • We encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction.
  • Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums

Here are links to all three build categories:

$500 Min Spec Console Killer
$1000 Streaming and Gaming Build
$2000 Ultra High Quality Cyberpunk 2077 Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($432.37 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Cooler ($49.90 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 520 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($156.52 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING X Video Card ($429.00 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 Overwatch ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1985.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 17:51 EDT-0400
 
May 3, 2020
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Only Plays Minecraft
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($432.37 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-4400 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($239.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1923.31
Base Total without shipping: $1911.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-03 23:27 EDT-0400
 
May 4, 2020
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For £265.00)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For £95.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For £75.00)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £29.99)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £99.99)
Storage: SanDisk Ultra 3D 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £200.00)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card (Purchased For £394.98)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £65.00)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £79.99)
Monitor: Samsung LC27JG50QQNZA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (Purchased For £249.00)
Total: £1553.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 08:46 BST+0100
 
May 4, 2020
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ChaosWalletPC

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.69 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($6.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card ($1039.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($97.75 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair LL120 RGB LED 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fan ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1934.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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May 4, 2020
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($1099.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1996.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 12:31 EDT-0400
 
May 3, 2020
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Here's my build entry! With the RGB sync-up just right, you can get a neat "storm effect" that you could have going while busting through your new play-through of Cyberpunk!

I call it "Storm's Vengeance"

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($338.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.49 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($259.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($92.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($92.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($549.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($145.97 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE QL140 RGB 50.2 CFM 140 mm Fans ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1987.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 14:37 EDT-0400
 
May 1, 2020
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Inner City Works (ICW)
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($379.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($214.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3466 Memory ($252.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black NVMe 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($77.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($593.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L TUF Gaming Edition MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($48.33 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Fractal Design Prisma AL-14 3-Pack 63.33 CFM 140 mm Fans ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1999.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 14:51 EDT-0400

Price without shipping/taxes $1995.04
 
May 2, 2020
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This build is CP Delta


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1214.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 700 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1946.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 14:51 EDT-0400
 
May 2, 2020
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May 2, 2020
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Big Tuf Mike
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($432.37 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($138.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($138.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($248.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1843.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 15:17 EDT-0400
 
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