The best desktop computer of the moment

Here is the best configuration of the moment to mount a multitasking desktop computer that will be perfect for pack office, play the latest games, play large video files, edit high resolution images and video. This configuration is not necessarily the most powerful but the most interesting in terms of performance / price ratio with a fairly high level of power.

There are 3 totals, with:

Total 1: a computer case, a PC power supply, a motherboard, a processor, a watercooling system, DDR4 memory modules, a NVMe M.2 SSD, a conventional SSD, a graphics card, a gaming mouse, a 2.1 speaker system, a 24-inch full HD display.

Total 2: + a sound card, a 5.1 speaker system (instead of the 2.1), a 28-inch 4K display (instead of the 24-inch full HD), external HDD hard drives, a laser printer, an audio headset.

Total 3: + a RTX video card (instead of the GTX) an inkjet printer (instead of the monochrome laser printer), a webcam, an USB sticks, a larger internal SSD (instead of the 1TB one), 64 GB of memory (instead of 32 GB).

Total 4: + a gaming chair, a gamepad, a joystick.

The prices can evolve with time. Shipping costs are not included.

Hardware Details Price
CORSAIR Carbide Series 275Q Mid-Tower Quiet Edition Gaming Case

Gaming case with a high-density sound damping material, side panels deadens noise. The case includes a PWM fan repeater to control the fans, two 120 mm cooling fans, several cooling radiators. Dimension : 211 x 460 mm. Direct air flow path cooling. Possibility to put 4 SSD and 2 HDD.
EVGA 750 GQ 80+ GOLD 750W Power Supply

A power supply, 80 Plus Gold certified, with a 135 mm fan, a 5 year warranty. An eco mode ensures that the device stays completely silent during low to medium loads.
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard (ATX) AMD Ryzen 2 AM4

Motherboard for AMD Zen 2 processors, with 4x DIMM, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x 16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x 1, dual NVMe M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2, gigabit LAN.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

This processor has 8 cores, 16 processing threads. It can deliver ultra fast 100+ FPS performance. It has a 4.4 GHz Max Boost, 36 MB of game Cache, it is unlocked for overclocking.
Corsair Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

AIO liquid CPU cooler with 75 CFM of air flow, a noise level of 37 decibels, a vibrant RGB LED pumpe. The cooler is powered by a magnetic levitation. A software allows us to control individual fan speeds, as the pumpe speed. The fans can stop at low temperatures, and completely eliminate the noise. It is compatible with most of the sockets.
2x Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16

Nowadays, it is advised to have at least 32 GB of memory to be able to have fast display of games, web browsing, heavy software loads, etc. It has a XMP 2.0 support for automatic overcloking. It has a frequency of 3200 MHz.
(2x $74)
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive

SSD NVMe with the innovative V NAND technology. It is using the PCIe M.2 2280 version of the NVMe interface. The read performance can reach 3,500 MB/s, the write peformance can go up to 2,500 MB/s. It has up to 500,000 IOPS with random read. We use it to store Windows, the softwares, the video games.
SanDisk SSD PLUS 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III

SSD internal drive with boosts burst write performance for fast pc workloads, a read speed of up to 535MB/s, a write speeds of up to 450MB/s. It has a 3 year warranty. We use it to store data that we use regularly or within the month, such as excel sheets, pictures, musics, video.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G Graphics Card

This graphics card is the most interesting if you are not yet convinced by the RTX technology. It integrates 6 GB of GDDR5 memory. It has a Windorce 2x cooling system with alternate spinning fans. It offers 1x HDMI port and 3x DisplayPort.
Razer DeathAdder v2 Gaming Mouse 20K DPI Optical Sensor

This mouse has a 20,000 DPI optical sensor, it is one of the most sensitive mouse. It offers 8 programmable buttons, also rubberized side grips. It has customizable chroma RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors.
Logitech Z623 400 Watt Home Speaker System

This 2.1 speaker system is THX-certified, allowing an immersive studio-quality audio experience. It has 2 satellites with 35 Watt each. We can plug in 3 audio devices, such as a computer a game console, an iPod, a DVD player. The total power peak can reach up to 400 Watts.
ASUS VS248H-P 24" Full HD Monitor

This screen offers a full HD display with a 1920x1080 resolution, a quick response time of 2 ms, generating a fluid video playback. The smart contrast ratio is 50,000,000:1, giving lifelike images. The inputs include HDMI, D-Sub and DVI-D.
Total 1: $1716
Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card

This audio card supports several operating system with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. It has 116 decibels SNR, a gold-plated I/O connectivity, audiophile-grade capacitors, a bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz. It offers an external high quality dual-microphone. This card is perfect to get a much more better sound comparing to the integraded audio card of the motherboard.
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

This 5.1 digital surround sound system is also THX certified. It allows us to hear Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks at the perfection. With its 4 satellites of 67 Watt we are surrounded by the sound. It can deliver a countinuous 500 Watts of power with peaks up to 1,000 Watts. We can connect up to six devices such has the TV, a music player, a game console, a computer.
Samsung 28-Inch UE570 UHD 4K Gaming Monitor

This is a 60 Hz computer monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160p, a response time of 1 ms. It has FreeSync to get smoother game experience, it supports 1 billion colors, it is 64 times more than the traditionnal monitor. We can connect multiple input source with DisplayPort, USB and HDMI.
3x Seagate Portable 5TB External Hard Drive HDD

The external hard drive here has a 3.0 USB port. We use these disks to store backups of our operating system, but also our data. It includes a 1 year warranty. It is better to have 3 different external HDD in order to be sure we don't lost our data.
$330 (3x $110)
Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer HLL2395DW

This printer can print up to 36 pages per minute. We can print from the cloud, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote. There is a 250 sheet paper capacity. It can scan and print in 2400 x 600 dpi. We can easily copy and scan with the flatbed scan glass.
SteelSeries Arctis 3 - All-Platform Gaming Headset

This headset can be used fo the computer, the gaming console, the tablets. The microphone has a sensitivity of 48 decibels. It uses the S1 speaker drivers that produce ultra low distortion audio. The impedance of the headphone is 32 Ohm. The frequency response goes from 100 Hertz to 10,000 Hertz. The impedance of the microphone is 2,200 Ohm.
3x SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 64GB USB 2.0

USB keys to store data which are particularly sensitive as banking statements, identity papers, bills, passwords.
$33 (3x $11)
Total 2: $2831
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Super Advanced Overclocked 8G GDDR6

This graphic card is powered with the NVIDIA Turing with a total of 3072 CUDA cores. It has 8 GB GDDR6 256-bit of memory. It can support up to 4 monitors, with HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, but also a VR headset.
Epson EcoTank ET-2720 Wireless Color Supertank Printer

This printer is very interesting. It has the high definition of the inkjet printers in terms of printing and it is very thrifty with the ink as it is using a new technology. Instead of cartridges, it is using bottles. The price per printed page is 1 cent, whereas the cost for a printed page with the conventional inkjet printer is 20 cents! The bottles are included.
Logitech C920S HD Pro 1080p Webcam

This HD webcam gives us the possibility to realize video calls and video recordings in 1080P. We have therefore the same video quality as pro streamers on the Web. There is an HD autofocus and also a light correction. It is using a stereo audio with dual mics.
SanDisk SSD PLUS 2TB Internal SSD

Simply a SSD with more space instead of the 1TB version. It will boost the free space to store our daily data.
2x Corsair LPX 32GB DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit

Instead of the 2x2x8 GB memory kit we select a 2x2x16 GB one to have a bigger margin for heavy workloads.
$290 (2x $145)
Total 3: $3759
Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair

This chair is very sophiticated, with a recline function, between 90 and 180 degreee, quiet wheel, 300 pounds of maximum weight capacity, a 360 degree swivel, a knee tilt. It is made in high quality steel, with a shaping sponge to be more comfortable.
Logitech Gamepad F310

This gamepad is very easy to use, it works with a simple plug-and-play USB connection. It is entirely customizable as it is delivered with a profiler software. It offers 10 programmable buttons, a 8-way programmable D-pad. It works without any problems with the recent titles, as well with the old favorites.
Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick

This Joystick has a total of 12 programmable buttons, it has also 5 axles which are also programmable. It gives a wide hand-rest for optimal comfort. It includes a dual-system aerodynamic control, an internal memory, an adjustable resistance, an ergonomically-designed throttle control.
Total 4: $3941

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