[SOLVED] ~ $1500 Gaming Computer

Jun 15, 2019
Im currently looking for parts for a $1500 computer, I don't mind spending more than that but that is my preferred price. I do not need a new keyboard and mouse. My monitor is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I dont know nearly enough about computers to be able to pick proper parts myself and the help would be greatly appreciated!
Something like this should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $484.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $88.09 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $219.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $74.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card | $449.99 @ Newegg
Case | Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case | $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $94.89 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1627.82
| Mail-in rebates | -$75.00
| Total | $1552.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 17:31 EDT-0400 |
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.00 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D14 64.95 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1606.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-16 04:17 EDT-0400

Little over budget but is max performance you can get around that budget.
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For a 1080p/60hz monitor that you got, you wont need a very high card, but a good processor can last that much longer.

This time I would like to contradict with your statement. Having greater GPU with comparatively lower performing CPU will always be ahead in performance and more demanding the games get the performance gap increases that much even at 1080p. Even Ryzen R7 2700X and RTX2080 combo can out perform i9-9900K and RTX2070 combo.

Video for reference i9-9900K RTX2080 vs R7 2700X RTX2080Ti:
The role of the CPU is not to limit the full potential of the GPU. What i said was for a particular monitor specs, and it is true. In the above video, there is a comparison between 2080 and 2080ti. The 2080ti is of course the better card. Instead of pairing the 2700x with 2080ti, if it would have been other way around, then there would have been more difference in the benches than what it shows.

The above two builds will perform the same with the monitor. Note that the monitor is the limiting factor here. For a 1080p/60hz monitor, anything above a 2060 is wasted potential as the monitor is too weak to keep up with the faster cards. As mentioned in my earlier post, if a 9700k can give you 5yrs, the 9900k can give you 7-8yrs easily. It is easier to upgrade a card than upgrading the entire platform later on. And if you have a stronger platform, your base remains solid and gives you that much longevity.