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First ITX build, huge upgrade from my current i5 / GTX 760. Thoughts?

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CodyCraft 29 days ago

Hi all,

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: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CQ8WQZ

PS. i already have a PSU (evga 750 fully modular)

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Planemaster 2 points 28 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $419.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $147.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $100.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $249.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H200i (White/Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $129.41 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1698.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 04:33 EDT-0400

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.

CodyCraft submitter 1 point 28 days ago

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 ;) )

staffsMike 1 point 29 days ago

Looks like a decent build, just a thought if that is a hard budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $379.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Contac Silent 12 74.33 CFM CPU Cooler $24.05 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $127.89 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS Video Card $699.99 @ Newegg Business
Case NZXT - H200i (White/Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $129.41 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1633.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 02:52 EDT-0400
CodyCraft submitter 1 point 28 days ago

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 :)