Best gaming PC for €3,300: PCGH high-end PC with Geforce RTX 3080 and Ryzen 9 5900X [Werbung]
What could a gaming PC for 3,300 euros currently look like? The PCGH editors have created a configuration with the Geforce RTX 3080 and the Ryzen 9 5900X, which can be seen as inspiration for building projects or can also be bought as a complete PC from Alternate.
The prices for graphics cards are still very high, but in these times of crisis it is unlikely that the situation will ease. On the other hand, one can assume that Nvidia will present a new generation of graphics cards at the end of the year and that the Geforce RTX 3080 will then have a successor that will probably be even more expensive. So what to do if you want a new gaming PC now? Unfortunately, we cannot make this decision for you.
All built-in components of this PCGH PC for about 3,300 euros at a glance
• AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (Socket AM4)
• Palit RTX 3080 GamingPro 12GB
• MSI MPG X570 Gaming EDGE WIFI
• 1 TB SSD M.2 (Samsung 970 Evo Plus)
• 4 TB HDD (Seagate)
• 32GB DDR4-3200 (G.Skill)
• be quiet! Straight Power 11CM 850W
• Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH Edition
• Fractal Design Define 7 PCGH Edition
• Windows 11 Pro
Gaming PC for 3,300 euros: The components in detail
The highlight in the PCGH high-end PC is of course the Geforce RTX 3080. The Palit RTX 3080 GamingPro with 12 GB is currently used. The card is also available with 10 GB, but if you want to be well prepared for the future, you’d better use the 12 GB version. The 12 GB variant used here achieves 91 percent in the PCGH performance index (10 GB version: 88 percent). The leader is still the very expensive Geforce RTX 3090 with 100 percent. For the processor, we chose the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X for the AM4 socket. In the PCGH processor performance index 2022, the 12-core CPU achieves an impressive 90.2 percent. At 90.5 percent, the Core i7-12700K is only slightly faster. But if you differentiate between gaming and application benchmarks, the AMD processor leads in applications (84 to 80%) and the Intel processor in games (94 to 91%). The CPU is installed on the MSI MPG X570 Gaming EDGE WIFI and cooling is provided by a quiet Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH Edition with two fans. We chose a Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD with 1 TB and a 4 TB HDD from Seagate as storage drives. To ensure that all components are supplied with sufficient power, a be quiet! Straight power 11 CM with 850 watts. Incidentally, we measured a whopping 495 watts in the 3D Mark Firestrike Ultra benchmark. On the other hand, it is only 51 watts without load. The Fractal Design housing Define 7 PCGH Edition provides a simple and elegant look. This PCGH PC is built and sold by Alternate.
You can find even more information about buying a gaming PC in our comprehensive article with an overview of all PCGH PCs.
Advantages of PCGH PCs:
– Checked and manufacturer-independent compilation by the editors
– Optimized for silent operation
– Components used and measured values are listed transparently
– BIOS optimized by Alternate
– No OEM products are installed in the PCs
– Operating system installation without bloatware
– 24 months manufacturer guarantee
SERVICE TIP: If you have questions about availability or have problems with your order, you could contact the forum member ALTERNATE_Pete send a “private message” or at the Alternate hotline call. For general questions you can also contact PC Games Hardware directly and “PCGH_Daniel_W” send a “private message”.