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flod 25 days ago

Part list; https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rnPynH

The goal is to replace my midi tower with this build, using it exclusively with my 4K TV. I don't have any illusions about hitting 60fps on games like Witcher 3, but I'm happy with anything above 30fps to be perfectly honest. I don't really play new games anymore, so Witcher 3 is likely the most demanding game I own as of today (and I probably won't be acquiring anything more demanding in the foreseeable future).

I've tried picking out parts that are fairly easy to getaa hold of in my country (Norway), but I'm open for downgrading just about anything to reduce costs (while still avoiding bottlenecking). The only factor that's really important to me is mobo wifi, since I want to be able to move the pc around a lot. And yeah, also hitting 30+ fps, of course. Any opinions on what I should change or add before I start buying?

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ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 25 days ago

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 Scythe - BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.47 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $49.22 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory *ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450 W Power Supply $141.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $113.59 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1513.49
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 17:42 EDT-0400
flod submitter 1 point 25 days ago

These changes add over 500USD to the cost of the build.

Any particular reason why I should go for the 2070 over the 1080, and the i7 over the i5 if I'm not aiming for a steady 60fps?

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 25 days ago
  • The 8700K adds hyperthreading, on top of the 6c/6t count of the i5 (more balanced than a 9700K)

  • For 4K, you'd want a 2070 (it's the same as a 1080, but much newer).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $264.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe - BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.47 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $49.22 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory *ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450 W Power Supply $141.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $113.59 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1398.39
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 17:58 EDT-0400
kschendel 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

Do you already own the GTX 1080? because it's not showing a price. US pricing for a 1080 is well over $600, putting your build at ~US$1500.

Assuming you aren't going for a 2080 Ti, the CPU won't ever have to generate more than 60 fps, so I think a lesser CPU is worth serious consideration so that you can push the GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi - Travelstar 1 TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.49 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Turbo Video Card $708.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450 W Power Supply $141.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1532.91
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1512.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 13:39 EDT-0400

I'd be willing to bet that you can do a lot better than 30 fps with this list running Witcher 3 in 4k.

(komplett.no shows the WD Blue SSD for less than the MX500, and the WD unit is fine.)

flod submitter 1 point 24 days ago

I already own the 1080, yeah. I guess I could sell it and opy for the 2080 though.

kschendel 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

You could build with the 1080 and see how it goes. My recollection is that you can generally expect mid 40's to 50's fps at 4K out of a 1080 with reasonable settings. You don't need much in the way of CPU to generate frames at that rate, and the 2600 will be waiting on the GPU - even with the 2080, and for sure with the 1080.