Question 1440p Gaming Build?

mwilli22

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Upgrading my PC and want to run this by the forum. This will be only for gaming and trying to hit 1440p on ultra with FPS >60. I should note that this will be on an ultrawide 1440p 100-120Hz monitor if that changes anything.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hnVp3t

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($168.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($136.88 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $1882.79


Budget is <$2,000 so I'm there but want to see if I am going to come up short or if I can trim anything off that is overkill. Thanks!
 
Dec 15, 2019
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Guess you could use some faster ram tho, like 2x8 at 3600mhz or higher instead of the kit you mentioned, for a few tens of extra bucks.
imo that would be worth it!

And if you don't want to pay 100$ for windows, there are some sites which sell you product keys (legally) for about 10.
Do your choice!
 
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mwilli22

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Guess you could use some faster ram tho, like 2x8 at 3600mhz or higher instead of the kit you mentioned, for a few tens of extra bucks.
imo that would be worth it!

And if you don't want to pay 100$ for windows, there are some sites which sell you product keys (legally) for about 10.
Do your choice!
Forgive my ignorance here...how would I get the Windows software onto my computer with a key only?
 
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Well, getting a full copy of Windows 10 is actually free. just go on the microsoft website, download their "Media creation tool" and download Windows as an ISO image or burn it on a usb stick. Then you will be able to use it and install your programs normally.
After some time a watermark will appear on the screen which tells you to activate Windows with a license key (at least for W10), but nothing forcing you to purchase it. This is this kind of license key i am talking about.

<MOD EDIT: Sketchy link removed> Do not link to key resellers like that.
 
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M.2 NVME isn’t really necessary for gaming, unless you’ll also be doing video editing. Just a suggestion you could save money and got more storage on a SATA SSD, or to increase memory as Zoyzoy stated.
 

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