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jfanbro 25 days ago

I am building a gaming computer to run all games at regular graphics at 60fps minimum. This is what i have picked out, mostly because it looks cool lol so I greatly appreciate any techy opinions and advice. Thank you! I'm not so sure on the graphics card as well, is this a good option what are the pros and cons of this one.

Motherboard - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813144213&ignorebbr=1 (MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC LGA 1151 (300 Series))

CPU - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117959&ignorebbr=1 (i5-9600k)

GPU - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137391&ignorebbr=1 (MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti)

RAM - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236426&ignorebbr=1 (CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB)

PSU - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182351&ignorebbr=1 (Rosewill Quark Series 750W Full Modular)

SSD - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147674&ignorebbr=1 (SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB)

Case - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139120&ignorebbr=1

OS - Windows 10

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LIVE_AMMO 1 point 25 days ago

Looks good!

  • You can pick up some performance-savvy 500GB SSDs for the same price

  • You're not too far off from securing a RTX 2060. Something worth looking into if pairing it up with a higher refresh rate panel panel (144hz). As for staying above 60fps, the 1660 TI is very capable at top settings on 1080p, as well as the 1660 non-TI

  • Superb quality PSU's are achievable for around the $60-$90 mark (depending on semi/full modularity)

  • CPU will require a $25-$35 cooler to get the best out of the chip at stock/boost configurations. Or something beefier for $50+ for overclocking.

Whats the max budget?

Just gaming? (not streaming, right?)

Need more storage?

jfanbro submitter 1 point 24 days ago

I am already exceeding the original budget but what SSD would you recommend? Could you recommend a quality PSU for a cheaper price as well?

Ya mostly just gaming maybe some recording and I pretty confident 500g will do for now but plan to get more.

Thank you! I really appreciate it!

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

is this in USD$?

jfanbro submitter 1 point 23 days ago


LIVE_AMMO 1 point 24 days ago

I am already exceeding the original budget

  1. What was the preferred original budget?

  2. ...and with all parts selected above, what is your current total cost?

  3. You've selected all parts from newegg alone - are you open to competitive prices from other sellers or planning on sticking with newegg only?

Edit: 4. Whats your displays resolution and refresh rate? (eg. 1080p 60hz)

jfanbro submitter 1 point 23 days ago

The preferred original budget was $1000 USD. With these parts from Newegg, we are looking at $1250, which is doable, but considerably over budget. I am open to competitive prices from other reliable sellers. I now realize that a better SSD is actually pretty crucial thanks to your previous recommendation, thank you. I don't know what a good choice is as I'm not familiar with SSDs. I dont mind spending a little more on the SSD to make sure it will not lack gaming performance.

My displays resolution is 1080p and 60hz refresh rate. I would like to upgrade to 120hz eventually, but I will not need 144hz because from what I understand, this correlates to framerate. A 60hz display can display 60fps and a 120hz display can display 120fps and so on. I think 120fps would be more than enough.

FancySnancy 1 point 22 days ago

i would say to get 75-90 hz if you can because the gtx 1660 ti will be able to run most games at around that frame rate, although an RTX 2060 will be able to get 144 hz in competative games

jfanbro submitter 1 point 21 days ago

thank you.

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