Question 1500$ build

Mar 6, 2019
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Alright,

I do not currently have a system.

would this be a good build for around $1500?

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X
Ram: Corsair 2x8GB Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000
SSD/HDD: Western Digital Blue 3D 1TB M.2
GPU: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme Core 8GB
PSU: Seasonic SSR-550FX
Chassis: Thermaltake V200 Tempered Glass RGB
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Flash Drive

EXTRA COOLER: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO White


I am open to any advice/changes, but would really like the rtx 2070 in the build.
looking for the best performance per dollar,
dont yet know if I will game at 1440p or 1080p 144Hz.

also, I would like it to be (relatively) quiet under load, so Im not sure if this is the best PSU for that.
also also, will I need to buy thermal paste or is that included in the cpu?

any help would be appreciated
 

g-unit1111

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They lost me at their choice of CPU cooler - I've never been a fan of Arctic Cooling. I think if you play around you could switch to a Ryzen 2700 and then get a 2080. This is a little bit over budget but would be a far better use of $1500 IMO:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card ($729.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1591.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-06 15:03 EST-0500
 
The list provided by g-unit1111 is exceptionally good. If you wanna save few bucks skip on the cooler as R7 2700X comes packed with very decent Cooler yest it gets noisy at max but does maintain temps under load even with decent OC.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($409.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS Video Card ($694.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1599.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-06 22:22 EST-0500


This is Intel alternative for g-unit1111's build.
This exceeds the budget limit but cannot be further cut down on price.
Will give you improvement in some games.
Both of them are good.

If require any help with the build process feel free to ask here or you can start a conversation with me. I will answer it.
 
Mar 6, 2019
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($409.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS Video Card ($694.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1599.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-06 22:22 EST-0500


This is Intel alternative for g-unit1111's build.
This exceeds the budget limit but cannot be further cut down on price.
Will give you improvement in some games.
Both of them are good.

If require any help with the build process feel free to ask here or you can start a conversation with me. I will answer it.
Does gaming performance significantly improve with the i7 9700k vs i5 9600k?
I know the i7 has more cores, but I think most games do not use that many, so the performance gain will not be that big right?
also, what do I do with thermal paste for a cpu? No experience with this what so ever.
 
Mar 6, 2019
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Oh and I just realized I don't have free shipping anywhere other than amazon, as I live in the netherlands.
Would it be possible to link good alternatives on amazon for some of the parts?, instead of newegg / B&H?
I dont mind going a little over the original budget, ~1700$ is fine.
Thanks a bunch!
 

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