Specs of the new PC I'm planning to get, hopefully in the next few weeks.
For comparison, my current setup is a core i7-2600K with 250GB SSD, 2TB 5400rpm storage, 16GB RAM, GTX 970 graphics card. I've had this desktop since 2011 and it's really showing its age now, with frequent hardware errors.
My new machine looks pretty high-end and future-proofed, and should last me another 7-8 years. I could have chosen a core i9, but in the end I decided it was just too expensive. Likewise, the 2080 Ti seems ridiculously overpriced, so I just went with a standard 2080. As you may know, these are the first generation of Nvidia cards able to do ray-tracing, a major improvement for lighting/shadows.
I almost went with 16GB RAM – but after checking the recommended specs for Tomb Raider I decided on 32GB, so it's able to play the next generation(s) of games. The monitor is rather basic, but I'm not particularly bothered about the quality and my budget can't stretch that far anyway. I can always upgrade to something better later. The casing (pictured below) is really nice and has stellar reviews.
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K CPU, 8 Cores / 8 Threads, 3.6 - 4.9GHz
Power Supply: Corsair CX750 80 PLUS Bronze 750W PSU
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Case - Black Tempered Glass (pictured below)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING Motherboard
Cooler: Chillblast 120 CPU Water Cooler
Thermal Paste: Prolimatech PK-3 Nano Particle Thermal Paste
Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Memory (2 x 16GB Sticks)
Solid State Drives: 1TB Samsung 860 QVO Solid State Drive
Hard Drives: Seagate 4TB BarraCuda Pro 7200RPM Hard Disk
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX Sound Card
Networking Upgrades: Wireless 11N 300Mbps PCIe Adapter
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Monitor: 24" Asus VS248HR Full HD Home / Office Monitor
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech MK270 Cordless Keyboard and Mouse