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Spent The Whole Night Finalizing My First Build, Any Suggestions?

NamelessHarbinger

4 months ago

I'm transferring from a gaming laptop to a gaming desktop and I want my build to perform efficiently for gaming and multi-tasking, I might do some video editing as well, If you guys have any cheaper build that can perform well enough I would go for it, because my preference is just a smooth and a mid range performer for today's games, this one I built is probably high end or I don't know what category it falls into, but like I said if you guys have any suggestions please feel free to share, I like to consider aesthetics too, a white scheme build like this or a black scheme build that relies on rgb sounds nice. My budget range could go to 1500 to 2500.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $479.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $100.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $144.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $759.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $60.31 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2343.62
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $2318.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 04:40 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great but I very much doubt you need an i9:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $389.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $167.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $699.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2107.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 04:55 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing I’m worried about with the i7-9700k is it only has 8/8 cores and threads.. I heard it will hurt if I look forward into streaming

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

An i7 will be perfectly fine for gaming and streaming. An i9 is overkill

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Define overkill

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely unnecessary for what you want to do. The i7 is excessive for gaming and streaming really, an i9 is just not needed.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend the i7-8700k?

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all, do you really need the 9900K, or the liquid cooling?

(only saying this as you could get an i5/i7 and a cheap but beefy air cooler, and save some $)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it consider it I use this for video editing and streaming?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I do game development, video editing and streaming as well and I do it all fine on an i5-6500 still :) You'd be fine with the i7. If cores is your issue, you can try Ryzen...if you can wait 3rd gen looks like it will be good.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Which i7 would be the best?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming at what resolution, 1080p, 1440p, ultrawide, 4K? makes a big difference as the GPU load goes up fast as you go up the resolution ladder. At 1080p unless you're looking for competitive gamer fps, you can get very nice results with a 2060 and a 9700K CPU. At 1440p, probably the same CPU but the GPU would be 2070 or 2080 depending on where you want to be with fps and graphics settings. At 4K you'll need a 2080 for 60-ish fps and a 2080 Ti for consistently better, and you could probably go with a 2700X as the frame rate demands on the CPU would be less.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m using a 1080p right now with 165hz, but I’m looking forward to use 1440p and I don't know if I’ll ever go 4K I just want something that runs really smooth with no problem at all.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can still get an i9-9900K, but make your build cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $479.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $100.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $60.31 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $110.49 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - SP140 49.49 CFM 140mm Fan $15.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - SP140 49.49 CFM 140mm Fan $15.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2011.30
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1976.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 14:47 EDT-0400

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