Build Advice $1800 Gaming PC Build Advice

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Approximate Purchase Date: April-May/2019

Budget Range: 1800 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon / or other

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No real preference.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 4k IF doesn't make the system too expensive. Monitor larger than 27". Looking for something that has a good gaming response.

Additional Comments: Looking for suggestions on the sweet spot to have nice gaming experience, without breaking the bank and without too many compromises. Also, looking for a blazing fast SSD NVMe (is storage still that bottleneck like it was in the past?)
 
Something like this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($378.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($128.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($706.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell - S2817Q 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($304.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $1888.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-13 10:38 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/68d9D2
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/68d9D2/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($249.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($98.98 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3400 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 760p Series 128 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($68.78 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($706.98 @ Newegg Business)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.97 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Thermaltake - Riing 14 LED Blue 51.15 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Thermaltake - Riing 14 LED Blue 51.15 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung - LC27JG50QQNZA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1866.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 05:01 EDT-0400


Gives you a nice PC gaming experience at 1440p, which will be very fast and also allow you to overclock the processor.
CPU is a little faster than the one^^ above, with more cores.
The RAM is also a bit faster, allowing the computer to be "blazing fast". The M.2 SSD is one of the best you can get, with read speeds around 2100 MB/s.
Similar GPU, allowing for you to upgrade your monitor later on.
I chose a 1440p monitor because it's really the "sweet spot" at the moment. It has a 1ms response time and is 144hz. Pretty good. Again, 144hz is the sweet spot for gaming, and you won't have any problems with this monitor. 1m is fantastic for first person shooters such as PUBG, Apex etc.
If you really want to do 4K gaming, the monitor Hellfire posted above is a beast. 4K gaming at the moment is hard because it's hard to get good fps while gaming, as it is so intensive n all components.

The Intel SSD, as said above, is really fast. Like, super dooper fast. For comparison, my Samsung 2.5' 860 EVO has 500 MB/s write speeds. This SSD is about 4x as fast. (I will envy you) This means that load speeds for windows will take >8 seconds (ish) to load.
The only thing that may need adjusting is the case and the motherboard. They both look alright (I have the case, and would give it a 7/10 because the cable management is jusst 'okay') I know close to nothing about the motherboard, so feel free to research that, or maybe one of the mods could help.

This took an hour, but hopefully it's helpful.

Cheers
 
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Thank you very much for your responses, I really appreciate the time you spent in thinking about the specs. They are really helpful!
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($288.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ 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 Video Card ($689.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.96 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($449.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1874.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 09:44 EDT-0400


I recommend sticking with 1440p monitor as satisfactory 4K setup is not possible in that limited budget. The Dell G-Sync monitor in combo with RTX2080 will give you decent gaming experience for your budget by removing tearing even at fps dips.
 

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