Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC



  • I would like to ask you dear community to give me some suggestions for a High - End Gaming PC, you know, the best stuff of processor, motherboard, ram and the most important feature... the video card, I know that I can also google it, but I want to consider your valuable experience as IT community, also maybe different suggestions about building a PC, thank you so much.

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  • @brianwinkelmann said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    I know that I can also google it, but I want to consider your valuable experience as IT community

    I think you will get better feedback if you come up with initial build plan on your own and present it here for discussion. I would do some research and post an idea of some specifications that you think would work for your application. You haven't really given us much information other than gaming pc.



  • @brianwinkelmann said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    I would like to ask you dear community to give me some suggestions for a High - End Gaming PC, you know, the best stuff of processor, motherboard, ram and the most important feature... the video card, I know that I can also google it, but I want to consider your valuable experience as IT community, also maybe different suggestions about building a PC, thank you so much.

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    How much are you wanting to spend?

    Also, is putting the components together, installing the OS, drivers and games something you enjoy doing, and don't mind spending a lot of time doing?



  • @travisdh1 said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    and don't mind spending a lot of time doing?

    A lot of time?



  • @travisdh1 said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    How much are you wanting to spend?
    Also, is putting the components together, installing the OS, drivers and games something you enjoy doing, and don't mind spending a lot of time doing

    Thanks for your Answer, well I don't mind much about the price but I would like to consider a good processor and a good video card, and yes it is for enjoying because I like this topic of hardware technicians and it is very interesting for me.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    @travisdh1 said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    and don't mind spending a lot of time doing?

    A lot of time?

    The real cost of building yourself.

    Also, need more caffeine, can't even English properly.



  • I'm a fan of high end AMD processors. Big Ryzen.



  • If you're not sure where to start at all, this site is a great starting off point: https://pcpartpicker.com/.



  • Honestly it's not hard. You just pick the fastest cpu with the highest clock, the fastest GPU, then motherboard and memory to match, fast SSDs and a chassis with adequate power supply and cooling that will get the job done. Order, pay, assemble and play.

    Building a mid-end gaming rig is harder because then you have to weigh performance versus money.



  • What is the fastest will change all the time as new stuff is introduced.

    Right now the Intel i9-9900K will give you the highest fps as it's the fastest CPU with the highest clock speed and will turbo up to 5GHz and has 8 cores. Couple it with a motherboard based on the Z390 chipset. Memory should be DDR4-2666. Fastest GPU seems to still be the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti.

    Fastest SSDs are NVMe drives (they are on the PCIe bus and goes directly to the CPU). There are different formats but M.2 is the most likely to use for a non-server. The fastest M.2 consumer drives are probably the new Samsung 970 EVO Plus. Larger capacities are faster, for instance the 1TB version will do up to 3500MB/s read and 3300MB/s write.

    As always the last 10-20% of performance will cost you. If you put together a machine based on the above I think you are looking at something around $3000 - but it'a a monster that will be the envy of all serious gamers.



  • @Kelly said in Suggestions to build a High-End Gaming PC:

    If you're not sure where to start at all, this site is a great starting off point: https://pcpartpicker.com/.

    Used this a few times. Great for pricing and compatibility.



  • I'd recommend looking at userbenchmark.com website, specifically at their PC Builder page. Although some of you may argue their benchmark is not really that accurate, it still gives a good idea of how a PC component will perform in typical gaming, desktop or workstation roles.



  • Just don't make the common mistake many IT enthusiasts do. Always run apps on the fastest storage e.g the Samsung 970 Evo Plus, 970 Pro etc, not the O/S. You'll see how much difference the ultra low storage latency makes. Also, don't partition any disks, just have an entire SATA SSD for the O/S and a large and fast PCIe for all the apps, including games. AFAIK the modern Z390 motherboard even supports dual M.2 PCIe sticks so does its Ryzen analogue.



  • Just the other day I saw that Supermicro nowadays actually makes some gaming desktop boards too.
    Given that their motherboards are very well engineered, high quality stuff, I'd pick one of their Z390 boards for a high-end build. C9Z390-PGW is their most full featured Z390 board.

    It has dual M.2 support and can take enterprise sized M.2 (22110) but also U.2 format drives which are 2.5" sized NVMe drives with better cooling than M.2, hotswap and higher capacity. And some other good stuff like 10 gig ethernet and a PLX chip for PCIe lane multiplexing (used to get more PCIe slots on the motherboard). From some user reviews I can see that ordinary people have problems getting their systems properly setup, but for IT pros it shouldn't be a problem.



  • @brianwinkelmann

    Anything with ThreadRipper and 32-64 GB RAM, will last you for 5+ years and the Storage/GPU can be easily upgraded. I dont use alot of GPU so something like GTX 1650 will work for me, cause it needs no external power and you can get away with 500W PSU with that.



  • Personally my thing when advising people on this is £££££ you need to decide on what your budget is before looking at parts.

    Some of my friends say they want high end 4K gaming but only want to spend £400 😃

    So start with the budget then work around that 🙂


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