Question PC for Golf Simulator - Parts list


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May 17, 2008
1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing. Golf Simulator, running 1080p graphics on a program called GS Pro. Needs onboard Wifi since I can't run Ethernet cable to where this PC will be.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread Under $800 ideally, but not more than $900

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. USA

4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from. na

5. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc. Don't care

6. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are. No part cannibalization from other PCs

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds. Stock

8. What resolution, not monitor size, will you be using? 1920 x 1080

9. WHEN do you plan to build it? Within next few weeks, once I verify parts list

10. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software? Yes Windows 10, via USB (not included in the below PC Picker list)

Here is the part list I've already made, but if I can save $$ anywhere, that would be great. GS Pro lists hardware requirements for a great 1080p experience as:
  1. 10GB free space
  2. RTX 3060ti GPU
  3. 16GB memory
Part list for those who can't click links

Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 CL10 Memory ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($34.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI RTX 3060 Ventus 3X 12G OC GeForce RTX 3060 12GB 12 GB Video Card ($299.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 10 CM 400 W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Asus VG278QR 27.0" 1920 x 1080 165 Hz Monitor ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK235 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $719.91

Maybe there is a way to save a few $$ on the SDD? I only need about 100-150GB of total space, all this PC will host is the OS + folder for all golf courses which right now is 67GB. Other thoughts are go even cheaper on CPU? They don't even mention it under requirements. I could get an even cheaper case I'm sure but with this GPU probably being pushed to the limited to run Ultra or Very High 1080p, I figured it would get hot and wanted a case with good air flow.
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