Build Advice £2000 1440p 144hz Build

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What is your budget and currency? £2000 | British Pounds

What will you use the PC for? Gaming and watching Twitch Streams|YouTube Videos

Do you need a monitor? If not, what monitor(s) will you be using?
Monitor1: Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor
Monitor2: Asus VG278Q 27.0" FHD 1980x1080 144 Hz Monitor

Do you need a keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals? No

Do you need an operating system? No

Will you overclock? Yes

Anything else we should know? No
 
This should be pretty good...

AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | £436.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler | £73.99 @ Currys PC World
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | £224.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £81.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £95.96 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Twin Video Card | £963.83 @ Amazon UK
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | £74.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £84.97 @ Laptops Direct
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £2036.65
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 10:37 GMT+0000 |


Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor | £526.40 @ Alza
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler | £73.99 @ Currys PC World
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £198.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £81.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £95.96 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Twin Video Card | £963.83 @ Amazon UK
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | £74.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £84.97 @ Laptops Direct
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £2100.55
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 10:38 GMT+0000 |
 

Phaaze88

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Intel build #1(cpu on air):
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£347.58 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£67.16 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£219.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£73.18 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£60.71 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£103.38 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card (£685.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case (£99.47 @ More Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£117.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1774.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 09:59 GMT+0000


Intel build #2(cpu on liquid):
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£440.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£130.88 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£219.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£73.18 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£60.71 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£103.38 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card (£685.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.15 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£117.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1909.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 10:35 GMT+0000


Ryzen build:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£166.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA ATX AM4 Motherboard (£262.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£78.91 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£60.71 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£103.38 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£1021.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.15 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£105.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1943.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 10:25 GMT+0000



Now, the Ryzen build is the only one of the 3 that doesn't cover all your requirements, because Ryzen 3000 has no serious overclocking headroom; they're literally OC'd out of the box already, and half-assed manual OC's can actually make performance worse.
But you have enough budget headroom thanks to it's lower power use to accommodate the awesome RTX 2080Ti...
 

GarrettL

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Another option. Has plenty of horsepower and storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor (£314.20 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£77.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard (£299.95 @ More Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£136.29 @ Alza)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£90.19 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£107.04 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card (£679.37 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case (£128.40 @ Alza)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£111.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1945.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 14:43 GMT+0000
 
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This should be pretty good...

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor | £526.40 @ Alza
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler | £73.99 @ Currys PC World
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £198.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £81.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £95.96 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Twin Video Card | £963.83 @ Amazon UK
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | £74.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £84.97 @ Laptops Direct
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £2100.55
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 10:38 GMT+0000 |
I'm liking this 9900KS build the most currently. As someone that only uses his System for Games and Watching YouTube/Twitch would this be a worthwhile purchase over a Ryzen build?
 
I'm liking this 9900KS build the most currently. As someone that only uses his System for Games and Watching YouTube/Twitch would this be a worthwhile purchase over a Ryzen build?
If thats your only workload, then there is no beating the 9900ks in games currently. Although even a lesser chip can do the trick, the faster clocks and additional cores will last you a long long time than other CPUs.
 

WildCard999

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Price to performance I think the 2080 Super is a better buy over the ti version and would put @Hellfire13 Intel build under your budget.

PCPartPicker Part List
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card (£665.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £665.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-18 21:08 GMT+0000
This would also allow for more memory.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor (£526.40 @ Alza)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler (£73.99 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£198.95 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£126.93 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£107.04 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card (£665.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.99 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£91.18 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1864.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-18 21:11 GMT+0000
 

allbies1

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Since you're gaming @ 1440p you're going to be GPU bound and your CPU isn't going to matter much as it otherwise would @ 1080p where intel has the largest advantages. I would consider going for an AMD cpu like the 3700x, saving over £200 vs the 9900KS and upgrading to a ryzen 4000 chip likely to release later in the year if you want more cpu power. I wonder what the other guys make of that suggestion as they probably have more experience than I do but I've been reading a lot lately as I'm in the market myself wondering whether to pull the trigger.
 

GarrettL

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Since you're gaming @ 1440p you're going to be GPU bound and your CPU isn't going to matter much as it otherwise would @ 1080p where intel has the largest advantages. I would consider going for an AMD cpu like the 3700x, saving over £200 vs the 9900KS and upgrading to a ryzen 4000 chip likely to release later in the year if you want more cpu power. I wonder what the other guys make of that suggestion as they probably have more experience than I do but I've been reading a lot lately as I'm in the market myself wondering whether to pull the trigger.
Exactly where I was last November.

I chose the AMD route with the x570. Upgrade path.
 
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