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Nutech12

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Hi,

I want to buy a new Desktop PC, what type of system would be a good one?

I play Call Of Duty, World Of Warcraft, and League of League of Legends, occasionally Fortnite.

My budget is about C$2,000

Would this be effective enough? It has a AMD Ryzen 7 CPU:

Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X (8-Core, 32MB L3 Cache, Max Boost Clock of 4.4GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 10GB GDDR6X
Hard Drive
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Memoryi
16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
Wireless
Dell Wireless DW1810 (1x1) 802.11ac with Wi-Fi, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0
Case Color
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 1000W Power Supply
 
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You have not included what exact motherboard, what exact pw supply. In addition, nvidia does not generally sell video cards; they mfg the chipset used on the card. Just like most things, you can get a "budget" nvidia card OR you can get one from a quality mfg. Quality mfg of nvidia cards, EVGA, Asus, or Gigabyte.
 
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Alienware is ok however do understand that like any dell, it is proprietary. IF this were me, I would put alienware as a third choice;
1st choice, build my own system
2nd choice have a real shop do a build for me
3rd choice; an alienware system
 

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Alienware is ok however do understand that like any dell, it is proprietary. IF this were me, I would put alienware as a third choice;
1st choice, build my own system
2nd choice have a real shop do a build for me
3rd choice; an alienware system
What components, I would ask a 'real shop' use? I tried to use PC Part Picker to select components and ended up getting confused, basically due to my lack of 'know-how'.. I guess thats why the Dell HP Lenovo etc make their $$ from ppl like myself. Folks such as yourself know what / what not to assemble are the ones that are ahead.
 

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BTW, I am looking into this for my son. Who thinks there isn't any difference between a cheaper motherboard and an expensive one! I am just trying to make sure he gets the best components in a system. This DELL system is C$25000 w/ taxes in.

Thank you.
 

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A gaming system starts with a quality pw supply ie seasonic, high end corsair, etc. Then a high end motherboard. The difference between a high end board and a cheap/mid-range board is a high end board has heavy duty capacitors, heavy duty pw regulation, extra chipset cooling, steel pci-e slot for the video card, etc. A low end board does not have any of these items. Usually a high end board has premium sound as well. Next item would be a case with good airflow and or mounting for liquid cooling.

In short there is a LOT more to a gaming system than installing a video card.

As I said, dell/alienware are decent however they do cost quite a bit. I am going to look on newegg and see what the parts for a decent gaming system will run.
 
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You have not included what exact motherboard, what exact pw supply. In addition, nvidia does not generally sell video cards; they mfg the chipset used on the card. Just like most things, you can get a "budget" nvidia card OR you can get one from a quality mfg. Quality mfg of nvidia cards, EVGA, Asus, or Gigabyte.

Add MSI thanks.
 

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Those parts look OK. Do you really need a 2TB M.2 drive? If so, fine however you can probably get by with a 500gig or 1TB drive and save some money.
Why are you purchasing a network card? Your motherboard comes with an intel lan port.

The only other thing I could suggest would be to go with a seasonic 800W or so. The minimum requirement for your video card is 750W. Just a personal opinion however I hate going with min spec on anything. Here is the spec sheet for the 3080;
GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card | NVIDIA
 
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