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~$1500USD PC for 3D animation, 2D digital art (Photoshop) and gaming

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monagales

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Hello, I just used the PCBuilder and got this result:

CPU: 7 3800x
GPU: Nvidia 2060 Super
Mobo: Asus TUF Gaming x570
RAM: Corsair 32GB 3200Mhz
Storage: Crucial P1 1TB
PSU: Corsair CX Series 550W
Case: be quiet Pure Base 600

which is very close to what I came up with on my own, except in my configuration I swapped 3800x for 3700x and went with 2070 Super:

CPU: 7 3700x
GPU: Palit 2070 Super JetStream
Mobo: Asus TUF Gaming x570
RAM: Corsair 32GB 3200Mhz 16CL
Storage: WD Blue PCIe NVMe 1TB
Storage2: WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA
PSU: SeaSonic Focus GX-550W
Case: SilentiumPC Signum SG1 TG Pure Black

I'm still very torn between the 2060 Super and 2070 Super, and wanted to ask somebody in the know - is it more reasonable to go with 2060S with high boost (1830Mhz) or buy a lower clocked 2070 Super? (since as far as I can tell, that's one of the main differences in prices within a model.)
I also worry if the 550W PSU is enough for eventual upgrade of either the GPU or CPU.
 
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monagales

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I should've probably added I don't plan on overclocking, except for bringing RAM to 3200Mhz, and that by "gaming" I mean mostly single player RPG's etc., not competitive shooters or something :)
 

Alex Glawion

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Hey monagales,
Because both 2060 super and 2070 super have 8gb of VRAM, they indeed perform extremely closely in many workloads. In GPU Rendering for example, the 2060 super is often almost on par with the 2070 super. For gaming, in the end it will depend on what framerates you want to achieve and at what resolution (what monitor do you have?) but even with a 2060 super you will be able to play almost anything at good quality settings and 2k+ resolution at smooth framerates. If it's 240hz you're after, definitely go with the 2070 super.

The 550W is enough for most upgrades. You'll be able to drive a 3950X and even a 2080Ti (although just barely). If you find a 650W PSU, which usually costs just marginally more, you can go with that wattage to be all set for the future.
 
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monagales

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Thank you for the answer!

I now feel more reassured with my PSU choice while also knowing the limit I should be considering when upgrading, thank you.

Currently, I got a Benq PD2700Q (2560 x 1440, 60Hz) I bought mostly for work. At this point though I'm not knowledgeable enough to know if I'll need a monitor with higher refresh rate for games, because I feel I'd first need to see how things play out (hahah) on the one I have (I've only played games on my laptop - asus rog gl552vw. And I didn't even try making it run The Witcher 3 on the Benq. So as you can imagine, 240Hz sounds very abstract to me).

Overall, I see I still have some potential juggling with the parts to do, but I feel a bit easier choosing 2060S over 2070S if my budget constrains kick in.
 

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The Benq PD2700Q is a 60hz Monitor, so you're fine with the 2060 super as you wont be able to see higher than 60fps with that monitor anyway.
 
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