5k dream PC.

Soulqt

New member
Hello everyone.
I've finally managed to get into a point where I can get my dream PC and I need your assistance.
Basically my budget is about 5k with about 500-700 to float in.
I'm looking for a computer to stream, play triple A upcoming PC games that might have Unreal 5 etc. do some basic video editing and have the ability to do some VR content too.
Inside my 5k~ budget I wanna include 2 screens from 24 to 27 inches tops, cam, mic and a chair since I'm rebuilding everything from scratch.
The PC I'm currently planning to buy looks like this, but I would love any short of input to make this as good as it can get.

Case
FRACTAL DEFINE 7 XL BLACK QUIET TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16 Core CPU (3.4GHz-4.9GHz/72MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WIFI (DDR4, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
24GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3090 Ti - HDMI, DP
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1200W HX SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® PLATINUM, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Monitor
AOC 24G2U 24" 144Hz Gaming Monitor - DP
2nd Monitor
AOC 24G2U 24" 144Hz Gaming Monitor - DP
Gaming Chair
GT Omega PRO Racing Office Chair - Black Next White Leather
Webcam
Logitech® HD Webcam C930e - 1080p recording, supports H.264
Microphone
Elgato Wave:3 Condenser Microphone
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Honestly mate wait until later in the year with that budget. The new GPU and CPU are due to come Autumn and by all early whispers it's going to be a decent performance jump

I'd say rethink your monitor choices though for this level of build you really want a 4K monitor, I'd personally go for a Samsung G9 which is essentially two 1440p monitors in one panel so need for multiple monitors either

You could just buy a cheap £100 1080p 60Hz one to monitor stream stuff, don't need anything fancy for that
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Cracking system but that CPU & GPU selection is wild to pair with such a setup.

It's like trying to power a Fiat 500 with an ICBM powerplant.
 

Soulqt

New member
Cracking system but that CPU & GPU selection is wild to pair with such a setup.

It's like trying to power a Fiat 500 with an ICBM powerplant.
I see. I think I'll follow Steves advice and wait on it for a bit. If I get too antsy I'll have another look at it, but I waited for so long, I can wait a bit more i believe.
Thank you for the answer, I really haven't built a pc for more than 10 years, i have close to no idea what's going on.
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
I see. I think I'll follow Steves advice and wait on it for a bit. If I get too antsy I'll have another look at it, but I waited for so long, I can wait a bit more i believe.
Thank you for the answer, I really haven't built a pc for more than 10 years, i have close to no idea what's going on.

You're absolutely in the right place and it's good that you've came to the forum before pressing the buy button as you would be surprised at the amount of people who don't, and end up down similar rabbit holes.

If you get some free time, have a look through the following:


It should have you in a much better position to both offer us the information we need, and understand more reasoning with our feedback :)
 

Soulqt

New member
You're absolutely in the right place and it's good that you've came to the forum before pressing the buy button as you would be surprised at the amount of people who don't, and end up down similar rabbit holes.

If you get some free time, have a look through the following:


It should have you in a much better position to both offer us the information we need, and understand more reasoning with our feedback :)
After reading the post and trying to connect the dots I've made something that looks like this. But I'm unsure on if I should be looking on an intel or AMD CPU so my core might still be faulty.
I understood that I do not need a 3090 for sure.
Threw in some extra storage cause I'm a hoarder and I wanna store stuff on the HDD and then have an SSD for windows/apps and another SSD for games.
Also if the setup is around 4k I realised that I can get a new computer later on and give this to a family member and by the time I need an upgrade I'll have the money to do so, so I might actually get whatever we end up with by the end of July or August.
Thanks for everyone's time and input btw, i really appreciate it.

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 18 Core Processor i9-10980XE (3.0GHz) 24.75MB Cache
Motherboard
GIGABYTE X299 UD4 Pro: USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
1TB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 470MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 150 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
ASUS PCE-AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 2400Mbps/5GHz, 600Mbps/2.4GHz
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Monitor
Samsung LS27A700NWUXXU 27" 4K FreeSync LED Monitor
Monitor
ASUS TUF GAMING VG249Q1A 24"
Gaming Chair
GT Omega PRO Racing Office Chair - Black Next White Leather
Webcam
Logitech® HD Webcam C930e - 1080p recording, supports H.264
Microphone
Elgato Wave:3 Condenser Microphone
Warranty
3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 7 working days
Price: £4,303.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-x299-pc/tWPQBxhZY5/
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
After reading the post and trying to connect the dots I've made something that looks like this. But I'm unsure on if I should be looking on an intel or AMD CPU so my core might still be faulty.
I understood that I do not need a 3090 for sure.
Threw in some extra storage cause I'm a hoarder and I wanna store stuff on the HDD and then have an SSD for windows/apps and another SSD for games.
Also if the setup is around 4k I realised that I can get a new computer later on and give this to a family member and by the time I need an upgrade I'll have the money to do so, so I might actually get whatever we end up with by the end of July or August.
Thanks for everyone's time and input btw, i really appreciate it.

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 18 Core Processor i9-10980XE (3.0GHz) 24.75MB Cache
Motherboard
GIGABYTE X299 UD4 Pro: USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
1TB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 470MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 150 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
ASUS PCE-AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 2400Mbps/5GHz, 600Mbps/2.4GHz
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Monitor
Samsung LS27A700NWUXXU 27" 4K FreeSync LED Monitor
Monitor
ASUS TUF GAMING VG249Q1A 24"
Gaming Chair
GT Omega PRO Racing Office Chair - Black Next White Leather
Webcam
Logitech® HD Webcam C930e - 1080p recording, supports H.264
Microphone
Elgato Wave:3 Condenser Microphone
Warranty
3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 7 working days
Price: £4,303.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-x299-pc/tWPQBxhZY5/
Oh mate this is considerably worse in almost every way
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
With your budget and and uses in mind, I would go with this and get a proper 4k 144Hz monitor to suit it. Then use the left over cash to get the rest of the items

Case
FRACTAL MESHIFY 2 LIGHT TEMPERED GLASS
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
10GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7300MB/R, 6900MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1200W HX SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® PLATINUM, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 7 working days
Price: £2,867.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/UebJpT4Wxj/
 

Soulqt

New member
With your budget and and uses in mind, I would go with this and get a proper 4k 144Hz monitor to suit it. Then use the left over cash to get the rest of the items

Case
FRACTAL MESHIFY 2 LIGHT TEMPERED GLASS
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
10GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7300MB/R, 6900MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1200W HX SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® PLATINUM, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 7 working days
Price: £2,867.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/UebJpT4Wxj/
Haha, thank you. I guess I got more confused than anything. That setup actually looks like what I was trying to achieve. I'm gonna look for a 4k 144hz monitor to finish it up and I think I'm gonna order it next month. I'll probably ask again just in case anything new comes up, but I'm saving your setup as a point of reference. Thank you a ton!
 
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