This is my first ITX build and was curious how everything looked and if you were to change something what would you change and why?
Im upgrading from a i5 4760k / GTX 760 currently :o
Here is the new part list:
PS. i already have a PSU (evga 750 fully modular)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I wouldn't recommend the 8th gen Intel CPU's as the IHS isn't soldered on meaning they get a lot hotter than the 9th gen counterparts which are actually soldered. The 9700K is equivalent to the 8700K as it compensates the lack of hyperthreading with 2 additional cores. If you are just gaming, consider the 9600K which has 2 less cores for a lot less money whilst retaining the single core performance.
Nothing wrong with liquid cooling if the intention is for your PC to look nice. I would consider an EVGA CLC if looks aren't top priority or Corsair H100i RGB Platinum if you want lots of flashing lights as those 2 units are cheaper than the X52.
We can save some money with the motherboard by using the Z390 Phantom which is equivalent, if not better, than the ROG Strix.
Slightly cheaper RAM with the same speed and CAS Latency
Regarding the SSD, you may want to use just one drive as populating 2 M.2. slots is limiting your upgrade potential in the future. It is also somewhat more cost effective.
I will have to look into that mother board, i just saw a lot of very good reviews for the asus board so i went with that, but im looking at the ASRock and that one looks identical to the z390 for a lot cheaper.
I'm not sure why but i am wanting to separate my OS on one drive and my file storage / games on another. Instead of two m.2 drives, im thinking about going with just 1 and then a sata ssd for the other. Thoughts?
Thanks so much for your input. and that ram looks pretty sick (not that looks matter ;) )
Looks like a decent build, just a thought if that is a hard budget.
Hey man, thats not a bad build at all, i really didnt even consider going for a 2080 with my 1.5kish budget but its not that far out.
Thanks for the input :)