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[SOLVED] 2K Gaming Build Questions

Mar 2, 2020
Hey guys. First time building my own PC. My goal is to play games like Far Cry 5 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at high settings on a 2560x1440 144Hz monitor. Is this build good enough or overkill for that? Any suggestions? I know NVIDIA is supposed to be dropping their new “Ampere” graphics cards and AMD is supposed to be dropping their NVIDIA Killer “Big Navi” graphics cards sometime this year. Is it worth waiting for those in order to: A. Buy those cards or B. Hope they drive the prices of older graphics cards down? Any advice would be appreciated. Budget is also around the 2k mark including monitor, mouse, keyboard and headset but I don't mind going a bit over.

Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Olecki/saved/#view=C8Q68d
The current gen. of cards are still pretty powerful and will remain so for a long time. Just like previous generation, its highly unlikely that new cards can drive the current prices down.
This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler | $49.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $219.00 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.94 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card | $663.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT H210 Mini ITX Tower Case | $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $104.99 @ B&H
Monitor | Acer VG270U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor | $339.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Redragon K555 INDRAH RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard | $57.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse | $34.48 @ Best Buy
Headphones | Corsair VOID PRO RGB USB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset | $59.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2193.27
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $2163.27
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-02 11:17 EST-0500 |


Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.63 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($248.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($205.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($234.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card ($669.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ ModMyMods)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $2221.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-02 15:05 EST-0500
Feb 26, 2020
It's fine. The 2070S is a good card for 1440p.
Yes, I own the FE card myself. However, there may be some slower framerates on more demanding titles; On near-max settings on ROTTR, I get around 90-130 on average. For his price point, I'd almost recommend the 2080S, but it's a bit unreasonable for the extra $250..