Best PC Build Featuring AMD Ryzen 7 5800X & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Starting $1500 - $2000 - PC SEEKERS

Best PC Build Featuring AMD Ryzen 7 5800X & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Starting $1500 - $2000


Today lets make a PC parts list that would be well suited for Gaming and Streaming as well as Professional workloads like Rendering and Video Editing. First Iet us look at a parts list at around $2,000 USD with all the premium components will make our PC go vroom and then we will reduce the cost of the PC build to around $1,500 USD by cutting corners here and there while still not losing any performance and still having the Ryzen 7 5800X and RTX 3080 in the build. So lets begin. Also note that during the Black Friday sale the PC parts listed below might go for cheaper prices.

This Zen 3 based 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 5800X CPU is a successor to the Ryzen 7 3800X. This 4th gen CPU boosts to 4.7GHz Max without overclocking. AMD is claiming that this CPU will handily beat Intel's i7-10700K in both Gaming (Single threaded performance) and Professional workloads (Multi-threaded performance) thanks to its massive 19% IPC improvement over Zen3. This CPU has a TDP of 105W and does not come with an in box cooler.
Since the CPU does not come with an in-box cooler we are going with an AIO from ARCTIC to efficiently cool the CPU. This AIO is well reviewed even by GamersNexus and is recommended by them for the price if you do not wish to go with air cooler. This AIO also has a fan on the CPU block to provide air flow and cool the VRM of the motherboard.

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
This MSI motherboard is a good one for its price beating almost all of MSI X570 line up with its cool VRM temperatures. Only drawback to this board is that it has only 5 USB Type-A ports on the rear I/O panel. If you need more connectivity you can go with ASRock's B550 Steel Legend whose VRM will run a couple degrees hotter than the Tomahawk but will give you more USB Type-A ports, a Debug LED display while costing $25 USD cheaper, only thing is you need to bear with ASRock's BIOS. As with all B550 Motherboards this board has PCIe 4.0 Support on the top PCIe x16 as well as M.2 slots. This board should also be easily able to handle the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X. Early deal pages suggest that this board will go on sale for $150-$160 USD during the Black Friday Sale.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is on around ~70-80% faster than the vanilla RTX 2080 at 4K and around ~40-60% faster at 1440p while costing the same $699 for the Founders Edition model. This Founders edition model runs cool and quite. If you can get one at the MSRP, it will be a steal deal any day.

This G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB kit is a bang for the buck for its higher 3600MHz speed - which is preferred by Ryzen - and the tight timings. You can use the DRAM calculator from @1usmus to tighten the timings even more and gain a couple more frames in games if that is what you are - an fps hogger.
This 2TB NVMe drive from Silicon Power is PCIe Gen3 drive and features DRAM for better performance under sustain loads. For those of you who wish to make use of the PCIe Gen4 enabled M.2 slot on the motherboard and if you do 4K and 8K video editing and rendering then your best bet would be the Corsair MP600 1TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD which will cost you $179.99 USD and and from the remaining $50 bucks you can get a 3TB HDD for backing up your finished projects.
This 850W 80+ Gold PSU from Enermax will be enough to handle the RTX 3080 and Ryzen 7 5800X equipped PC and is also 100W more than the recommended 750W from NVIDIA themselves. This PSU features on Tier A on the PSU tier list on the LTT forum. This is a fully modular PSU with all black flat cables.

This case is the best case when it comes to air flow and keeping your CPU and GPU cool even under load without choking them of air. This case will serve you well for its price. If you can afford you can go with the Phanteks P500A to make use of the internet USB Type-C port on the motherboard.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X




 Arctic Liquid Freezer II




 MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk




 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080




 G.skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB 3600MHz




Silicon Power A80 2TB NVMe




 Enermax Revolution DF 850W 80+ Gold




Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital



                                                      Total Price = $2,023.51 USD
You can always reduce the cost of the PC by cutting corners and going with cheaper options where ever possible that won't compromise the performance of the PC. For example you can ditch the AIO for an air cooler like Hyper 212 Evo Black Edition (savings = $70), ditching the B550 board for a cheaper A520 board that will barely handle the 8 core chip without overclocking (savings = $105), getting 2x8GB RAM kit with 3200MHz kit (savings = $89), getting a 256GB SATA SSD (for OS) with a 1TB HDD (for mass storage) instead of the 2TB NVMe drive (Savings = $150). You can even totally ditch the case to save $85.99 more and run your PC in an open-air setup bringing you total savings down to $499.99 USD and the new cost of your PC is about $1,523.52 USD.

Do you have any suggestions or comments over the parts that I selected for this build? Or do you want me to make a PC build for your specific use case/budget? Do let me down in the comments section below.

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