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cbroc008 29 days ago

Just looking for advice on the build. Build is for gaming at 1440p nothing else. Havent selected monitor yet. Do I need M.2 and 2.5? Is the Asus motherboard ok with the 9700k?


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kschendel 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

You can replace the expensive AIO with a perfectly good air cooler, and combine the SSD's, giving you enough to step up to a 2070:

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 Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $182.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $114.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1692.12
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1682.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 22:42 EDT-0400

The Macho cooler will handle a 9700K stock or moderate overclock easily. If you want a little more cooler oomph, consider Scythe Fuma or Reeven Ouranos at similar prices.

Unless you want to separate the Windows drive for some reason, there's no need to have two small SSD's. The Intel 660p is fine for gaming purposes and Intel is pushing hard on the price.

I left the Asus motherboard in there, but you might also take a look at the Gigabyte Aorus Pro which is close in price and has arguably better power delivery. Asus should be fine unless you're pushing the overclocks.

cbroc008 submitter 1 point 29 days ago

Thank you!