$2K Budget PC Build

DanielLidell

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I built my first PC while I was in college about 5 years ago with a $1K budget and I have finally decided that it is time for a new build. My plan is to up the anti a bit and build a computer with a ~$2K budget for 4K gaming. That said, I was hoping to get some feedback on the current build below to see if there is any compatibility issues, or if there is simply better parts to optimize the build by eliminating any bottle necks. Thanks in advance, any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

Dan


PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2qzB6s

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($409.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($131.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($244.54 @ Walmart)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($799.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Corsair - 760T White V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H)
Total: $2259.38
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1196.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.59 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2178.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 11:04 EST-0500

This will perform lot better for 4K gaming. RTX2080Ti is recommended. At 4K res. the performance loss from R7 2700X over i7-9700K is not noticeable at all.
 
There's no point in spending a premium on Intel with an additional cooler if you're running a 4k panel. At 4k the graphics card is always the limiting factor. Be prepared to upgrade your high end graphics card frequently at that resolution. If you expect longevity out of a very expensive graphics card my recommendation is to go 1440p.
 

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