Best RTX 3080 Build With i5 10600K [ 2021]

Gaming machines are not too cheap these days because of the increasing price and the newer technology coming into the market.

Users who got a budget of $2000 for a gaming build can get some high-end processor and graphics cards When all components are packed in a gaming build, you can get exceptional performance in modern games.

Here’s the best RTX 3080 build, which includes the previously launched RTX graphics card.

Due to its exceptional performance, this build can be used for both gaming and on-stream activities, as well as creative work.

These components fit within this budget after I did a bit of research. For an AMD processor, a motherboard with an X570 chipset and the processor of your choice can replace the Intel components.

Our Recommendation for RTX 3080 Build

1. Intel Core i5 10600K

Best Value Gaming CPU

AMD Ryzen processors recently came to an end, as Intel’s Comet Lake processors crashed and gained huge popularity over AMD’s processors. i9 10900K, a refreshed i9 9900K, is the most powerful model in this series but high power consumption and a pricey price take it out of the competition.

Our gaming-focused build comes with a top-of-the-line i5 10600K processor. With six cores and twelve threads, this chipset is the best of the best. It is targeted at both gamers and enthusiasts and can deliver top performance without resorting to premium components.

The processor can be tuned in such a way that it can take full advantage of the hardware. This processor offers an overall cheaper thread price and is, therefore, a good match for this build.

Hyperthreading was removed from Intel’s processors when physical cores were increased, which was true in a sense.

However, in the case of these processors, Intel retained the threads but included Hyper-Threading without any price increase. Possibly, they optimized this CPU for multi-core performance while also providing optimal performance for single-core applications.

A speed of 4.1 GHz on max turbo, while a speed of 4.8 GHz is achievable when overclocked. Since it can overclock, it is appealing, but it lacks overclocking headroom. If you are worried about the price of this processor, they also have model KF, which lacks graphics but allows you to save up to USD 30.

Comet Lake CPUs aren’t compatible with PCIe Gen4, but almost everything in the Zen2 family is.

They’re available only on boards with the x570 or B550 micro profile. You can’t use these processors with previous boards, as Intel changed the chipset and socket, and they did not include the bundled cooler, either.

To justify this recommendation, I’m arguing for this processor from the budget of $2000; you don’t need an i7 10700K unless you’re working with high resolution and high refresh rates.


  • Budget-friendly price.
  • Best in class gaming performance.
  • Offers decent overclocking headroom.
  • Low TDP means low temperature.


  • No support for PCIe Gen4 slots.
  • The cooler is not included.
  • Another new chipset motherboard.

2. MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge WiFi

Best Motherboard For Comet Lake CPUs

Even though this motherboard’s features are slightly less than those found in the Z490 Gaming Carbon Wi-Fi, it still offers enough features for your gaming build. It is both beautiful and powerful, and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with it.

These features include two full-length PCIe x16 slots, six SATA 3 GBPS ports, and a Wi-Fi 6 chip with an Advanced Network Interface Card (an AC adapter).

The motherboard’s design is similar to the Gaming Carbon series, but it looks quite different due to its black base and heatsinks.

The heatsink features RGB lighting, so people who build fancy rigs may find it very attractive. Two PCIe x16 slots allow multiple graphics cards to be inserted; two PCIe x1 slots allow for big graphics cards; one has MSI STEEL Armor. With six SATA connectors and two M.2 connectors, your motherboard will have ample storage capacity.

The heatsink on the motherboard makes cooling even more impressive. Moreover, it features four RAM slots that can accommodate memory up to 128 GB at a speed of 4800 MHz.

There are a variety of data transfer ports located on the rear of the motherboard, the most important being the USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A and Type-C port. A pair of Display Output ports, USB 3.2 Generation 1 and USB 2.0, and other USB ports are also included.

This motherboard features a 2.5G Ethernet port and Wi-Fi 6 support, making it a premium product, as well as 4800 MHz memory support. This motherboard is unquestionably excellent when building just a single graphics card build, and will deliver outstanding overclocking performance.


  • WiFi is built-in.
  • Regulators for 12+2 phases.
  • Gen2 USB ports.
  • The BIOS is very user friendly.
  • Headers of fans.


  • A lack of RGB and Reset buttons.

3.MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio

Best RTX 3080 GPU

The RTX 3080 is no different. We’ve seen several aftermarket models with every graphics card that comes out, and we’ve seen several with the RTX 3080, but they’ve come from different vendors. The complexity makes it hard for us to determine the best card for us, and how we can make the most out of it. We will help you with that, so you no longer need to worry about that.

The performance of the RTX 3080 won’t be affected much by aftermarket models, so we may consider using them for this build.

Additionally, we’ll have to examine other factors like thermal design of graphics cards, clock speed, and build quality. It is a good idea to consider the video card MSI GamignX Trio since it is good enough to overclock and has an effective voltage delivery design.

This graphics card features an extensive thermal design overhaul, which includes a massive heat sink with three fans that keeps it running at low temperatures. In addition to gaming performance, it enables overclockers to maximize the clocks on the system. With the addition of an 8-Pin power connector, the graphics card’s overclocking ability is more stable.

Despite the price difference from last year, you get a completely new thermal design, three fans cooler, for USD 50 more than the previous edition.

 An anti-heat conduction grill can be seen at the front, while a backplate keeps excess heat away. Despite some minor overclocking, it performs better than the founder edition without any performance gains.

However, if you push the clocks slightly higher, it gets around six times as fast as the Founder Edition.

The 7th Edition is slightly faster in modern AAA games than the Founder Edition at least at 4K resolution from the FE, but it doesn’t make all that much of a difference in 3D Benchmarking applications.

Its performance will probably shock you if compared with Turing-based graphics cards since its performance is about 90% higher than theirs. There is an architectural difference here as it uses datapaths in the SM, which doubles the core count per stream processor.


  • Gives up to 100 frames per second when playing current titles.
  • Noise levels are kept to a minimum.
  • Potentially overclocked.
  • It has an idle fan stop feature.
  • Clocks from the factory are better than the founder’s edition.


  • Limits on power.
  • It is sometimes difficult to fit.
  • Does not support Dual-BIOS.


Mid Range CPU Cooler

Known as one of the best gaming brands to date, MSI makes graphics cards, motherboards, and some other hardware. The company recently revealed that it has expanded to the market of liquid and air coolers. It announced last year its two MAG core liquid coolers, the 240RH, and 360RH, at Computex in Germany.

 They will be launched in May 2020. Some users may wonder why on earth they should choose to attempt these models given there are already hundreds of well-recognized systems on the market.

To achieve this, MSI was able to come up with an extremely new technology, where they implemented the water pump into the radiator, which is beneficial in several ways, such as reducing vibrations and increasing performance.

With a very subdued design, the MSI MAG CoreLiquid 360R still attracts users and makes it a desirable option for color-coordinated builds.

Although a bit plain and unwieldy in appearance like the other coolers, MSI compromised on looks. The MSI logo can be rotated to match the orientation of your build, and it glows and produces different RGB effects.

Joining or removing tubes will not be affected by rotating the block. These AIO coolers are equipped with powerful fans that run between 500 – 2000 RPM, and they produce 78 CFM.

The quality of MSI products is not a cause for concern as they’re a well-known brand, and usually, users appreciate the solid quality of MSI products. In our testing, the thermal performance of this cooler was modest. If you are considering this cooler for a 125W TDP processor, it provides solid cooling.


  • Comes with a smaller CPU block.
  • Great RGB lights with several effects.
  • Compatible with most of the sockets.
  • Very easy to install.


  • Thermal performance is moderate.
  • Quality is questionable at some points.

5. XPG DDR4 D60G RGB 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz

Aesthetically Great Memory

By choosing the cheapest memory modules with low overclocking support, you can save some money while buying memory modules. The RAM kits cost more, but they provide aesthetics and performance. A feature of this module that’s particularly exciting is its increased data rate bandwidth.

It can be tuned for high clock rates and used as a show-off memory alongside impressive performance for enthusiasts and the average consumer. The current trend appears to be that showy computer components deliver tier 2 or 3 performance.

Memory sticks still offer both attractive looks and good performance, so this is a worthy addition to our build.

There are both show-and-go features in Adata XPG D60G, and this is where this company got success because all of their products have this attribute. These modules are relatively inexpensive, especially considering how good they look and perform.

The RGB lights are spread over the sides of this module, and they are covered with white light diffusers. These ICs below produce little heat even when running at high clock speeds as confirmed by the plastic heat spread of this memory module.

The heat spreaders on this module are super dense plastic, which tends to provide better thermal insulation. CAS latency at the 200 MHz bandwidth is less than one cycle; timing is 19-20-17-16.

However, the company is claiming that plastic heat spreaders can be used in memory modules in addition to metallic heat spreaders.


  • It performs well for its price.
  • Overclocking abilities are exceptional.
  • Tuners benefit from low latency.
  • Secondary XMP is included.


  • They appear to be made of cheap plastic.

6. Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 ARGB 850W 80+ Gold

This unit is necessary for powering up the rest of the computer’s hardware. Choosing a cheap PSU will affect the performance of your computer system and cause permanent damage. Because of the graphics card and the motherboard, this build will consume a lot of power.

I have several choices, but I found the Thermaltake Toughpower RGB 850W to be the most durable and reliable power supply. It is reliable as well as looks beautiful in the system. A 10-year warranty provided by the manufacturer ensures that you will have no problems with it.

In terms of quality and performance, this power supply costs a little more than its competitors. It operates at low temperatures thanks to a hydrodynamic fan positioned at the bottom.

When tested at full load, the temperature reached 47 degrees Celsius. RTX 30 series users will find this power supply appealing thanks to its RGB lighting, silent operation, and exceptional performance.

However, because the product isn’t widely available in the United States and because the price is high, one may consider alternatives.


  • It runs at only 47 degrees Celcius at full load.
  • Excellent performance overall.
  • Power supply with a modular design.
  • Hydraulic bearing fans.
  • The warranty period is ten years.


  • Priced slightly higher than it should be.
  • US availability is very limited.
Stephen Smith
Hi, I'm Stephen Smith. I love traveling, computer hardware, and software. I’m constantly trying to learn new skills and programming languages. Reviewing new pieces of hardware is one of my favorites hobbies. Drop by any time to leave me a message if you have any questions.