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      10-11-2020, 08:15 PM   #28
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Well, I guess you guys were right. I couldn't resist just building my own. I was not 100% happy with the components that Micro Center used for the PowerSpec G435:

Here is my build:

Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor $377.77

CPU Cooler
Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99

ASRock Z490 Taichi ATX LGA1200 Motherboard $389.99

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $134.99

Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.89

Video Card
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99

NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case $149.88

Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $108.78

Wired Network Adapter
TP-Link TG-3468 PCIe x1 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter $14.50

TOTAL: $2185.77

A few questions:

1) I really just want to play STAR WARS SQUADRON on the Oculous and maybe make it future compatible for VR. I play maybe 1 or 2 games a year and stick with it. I play a few hours a week, but I do not play a long list of games. Is this overkill? Keep in mind I have an iMac 5K with two monitors that I use for everything. This is ONLY be a gaming PC.

2) My problem is that I want to get the NVIDIA 3080, but it's not in stock anywhere. Do I get a cheap card and suck it up for a bit or just build without a card for now? It seems like waste of $500 to get the 2070.

3) Do I need a card for blutooth/wifi/Ethernet? Or is it built in now?

4) What else am I missing? Any "bottlenecks"?

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