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Building an RTX 4090 PC in 2024: What Are We Looking At?

So, you want to build an RTX 4090 PC. All the power to you. No, like, literally, all the power to you as these behemoths need 1000-1200W PSUs.

How Much Does RTX 4090 Cost?

PNY sells one for $1700 and the Asus TUF variant costs pretty much the same on Newegg. Gigabyte, MSI, ROG Strix can be found for $1800, $1900, and $2150. The Founders Edition will cost you around $2400. For those who want to go even higher, the sky’s the limit. Really, it seems you can get an RTX 4090 for literally every price point. The Gigabyte AORUS RTX 4090 costs $4000 and the PNY RTX 4090 XLR8 (VERTO EPIC-X) costs $3700. You can get used ones from Ebay at $1300-2000 with some sellers listing theirs for $700-1000 also with just 1 rating (big red flag).

The release date MSRP of the RTX 4090 was $1599. More than 1.5 years later, it’s still selling $100-200 above MSRP at the least.

Are RTX 4090 Cards Available?

Yes, plenty of them. Nvidia’s shortage days are long past us. You will find a lot of them on Amazon, Newegg, and Ebay. So, why are these RTX 4090s still sold out? Well, the 4090 is a premium card. Not all sellers can keep huge stocks of this product, naturally. As a result, they keep selling out and being restocked as per the demand. If you’re finding it unavailable, just keep tabs on the websites – they’ll be back.

How Much Will an RTX 4090 PC Cost?

Last updated: June 17, 2024.

A complete RTX 4090 setup will cost you around $5000. The GPU itself costs upward of $1700. Add to that high-end hardware to supplement it, and you have a humongous beast to build. Here are a few common build examples for high-end, triple-A, liquid cooled, ray-traced, 2K@120 or 4K@60 builds:

  • Intel Core i9-13900K, Asus ROG STRIX Z790-E ATX, G.Skill Trident Z5 2x32GB DDR5-6000, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe, Lian Li O11 Dynamic, plus the monitor, keyboard, mouse, PSU, and any cooling loop around $500. This will not breach the $5000 mark, especially if you already have some peripherals.
  • A cheaper build could be with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk, and a Fractal Design North ATX case. This will be around $3500 with peripherals.
  • Assuming you’re only upgrading the GPU and motherboard, you can be done in $2000. Let’s say $1700 for the GPU and $300 for the board.

These are, of course, ballpark figures. A lot also depends on availability, region, and when you buy.

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