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Dual Monitor Semi-Budget Powerhouse

Maestro.III

7 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Rosewill - RCX-Z775-LP 33.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $9.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi - Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $649.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Rosewill - Capstone 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $70.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ B&H
Monitor LG - 24M47VQ 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $99.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G213 PRODIGY Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.75 @ Amazon
Other Pro Gaming Mouse Pad (5mm) | Ridge Massive 46 inch | 46x17.3x0.20" Extra Thick | Black/Black | Dense Weave Speed Poly, Superior Control | Stitched Edge, Water resistant, Washable, Giant Large Desk Mat $26.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1594.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 03:52 EDT-0400
Opinions on what I could or should change and overall quality of the build?
This is my first PC build and that is why I am including the two monitors and the keyboard as well.

Edit: CPU changed. SSD changed.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU cooler is rather poor for overclocking. If you don't want to overclock, why not get a cheaper CPU?

With that CPU and GPU you should be able to play games on 1440p @ 144 Hz.

Also, I'd get a 2nd SSD for software I want to access quickly (that's games for me -- my videos, pictures, etc still go to an HDD).

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, I will look into that. I do not plan to overclock so it would be smart to get a cheaper CPU cooler. Thanks for the heads up on that! If I cut down on the CPU I'll look into putting that money toward a big SSD.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not plan to overclock so it would be smart to get a cheaper CPU cooler.

You mean to get a cheaper CPU, right? (The CPU cooler is already cheap, lol.)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes CPU lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

As Shakaron hints at, I'd either up the resolution on your primary gaming monitor, or back off the GPU. A 2080 is overkill for 1080p unless you're aiming for competition grade fps, in which case you should probably be putting out for an i9-9900K as well. The 2060 would match up nicely with the 144 Hz 1080p monitor.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The RTX 2080 is for running any single player games I want at 144 FPS while on ultra graphics. From benchmarks that I looked at, it looked like the RTX 2070 would only put me around 90-110 FPS on ultra graphics, correct me if I am wrong. Probably does not justify the price, but I do want to enjoy playing single player games on 144 FPS.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know for sure that you're going to get 144 out of a 9400F on all games, but if you've looked at the benchmarks for the games that interest you, I won't argue. It's your money. :-)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That's acceptable, I'll definitely look back at benchmarks and make sure that the RTX 2080 is really the best bang for my buck with the CPU I have right now. If it's not then I will look at the 2070 or 2060 because I mean, who doesn't want to save money?

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