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Rocksniffer3000 28 days ago

After lots of help here, and a few changes, I'm pretty sure I'm ready. This is a future proof, family gaming PC for our office. My only concerns are the monitor and case cooling. Should I spend a bit more on a nicer monitor? And should I get an extra case fan or two? YouTube seems to suggest that temps will be fine with the cases stock fans, but I see others adding fans....thoughts?

Thanks again for all the help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $529.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $119.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $269.99 @ PC-Canada
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $659.00 @ Powertop
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply EVGA - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full - USB 32/64-bit $128.98 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $274.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard Logitech - G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse Logitech - G403 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2735.78
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2715.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 10:09 EDT-0400

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Thinshaw18 2 points 28 days ago

The monitor is fine, should do the trick nicely. As far as case fans go, I personally filled out all of the slots for aesthetic purposes, but so long as you have an intake and an exhaust to keep air flowing through properly you should be fine. I also can't imagine your system would be too taxed on average which will be good for keeping everything quiet and cool

Dreadvolt 1 Build 2 points 28 days ago

See how it operates as is, if you feel you want to get it a few degrees cooler, snag a couple 140mm case fans for intake. It's a cheap, easy addon that may not be necessary depending on your particular situation.

Rocksniffer3000 submitter 1 point 28 days ago

Thanks gents. I'll fire it up as is and see temps. Time to start ordering!

YoungTechnician 2 points 28 days ago

What will you be using it for? If you are using it for gaming, get an i5-9600K! There is only a 5 fps difference for over a $150 price difference from the i7! Instead, get an rtx 2080 with the saved money.

Rocksniffer3000 submitter 1 point 28 days ago

Primarily gaming, but it will be our family PC as well. Photo editing, browsing, YouTube etc. i5 was mentioned before, but my thoughts were to go a i7 for future proofing. Am I out to lunch? Lol

kschendel 1 Build 3 points 27 days ago

At 1080p, I think you'd be wasting money on a 2080 unless you are doing competitive gaming and don't want to drop below 144fps ever; and in that case you wouldn't want to short the CPU either. Photo editing can be CPU intensive. I'd stick to the parts list you have.

If you see yourself going to 1440p at high fps any time soon, then the 2080 argument has a bit more merit.

It's not about price point, it's about what you need to get get the results you want.

Rocksniffer3000 submitter 1 point 27 days ago

Yup, definitely not competitive gaming. 1080p will be plenty for our usage. Down the road as my son gets older, he can pay to get 1440p lol.

Thanks for the help guys. I think ill stick to the original build.

YoungTechnician 2 points 27 days ago

An i5 is future proof. There is only a (averaged) 9% difference between the two, so I would get an i5 to save money, and get an rtx 2080 instead. As for photo editing, etc. it will work just as well.

newmie10 1 point 27 days ago

Yeah, at this price point you should be going with an rtx 2080.