Question 4k Gaming build?

WildCard999

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So this list from you saved list called Zander would handle 4K but there's a few things I would do to save you money.

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CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($514.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($66.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($315.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($419.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($125.13 @ PC Force)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($1965.55 @ PC Force)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($177.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: *EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($215.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3796.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
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This is my recommendation, much cheaper, more storage and will perform just as good as the Intel version plus you get PCIE 4.0. And unless your doing some pretty heavy video editing then 32gb is not needed.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($342.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock - X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($309.35 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($158.13 @ Aquila Technology)
Storage: Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($102.35 @ PB Technologies)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($1949.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.00 @ Mighty Ape)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($195.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3173.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8700-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/3940vs4040

^^^As you can see the 3600 performs just as good as the 8700 for much less.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($825.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - R1 Universal 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($134.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($266.00 @ PC Force)
Memory: Team - T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($133.40 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($102.35 @ PB Technologies)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($1999.00 @ DTC Systems)
Case: Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($218.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3825.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Improvement over your Intel build with latest gen CPU. To be honest if you are going to stream as well then I recommend AMD Ryzen over Intel Core series.
 
I would suggest a better aftermarket cooler than the R1 for the 9900k. Under gaming (Not prime 95) loads the chip shouldn't throttle, but you won't be able to overclock. Also going with Ryzen R5 3600 over any intel chip will allow budget allocation to higher end memory and more solid state storage to house games. At 4k the graphics card will be the limiting factor, not IPC between team red and blue processors so AMD is the better choice.
 

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I was just thinking currently I sit 5 feet away from my 4k 43inch gaming monitor and if I was to drop the card to a 2080 and use the rest of the money I saved to buy say a 32 inch 1440p 144hz plus monitor would that be ample at that distance or too small?
 
I would suggest a better aftermarket cooler than the R1 for the 9900k. Under gaming (Not prime 95) loads the chip shouldn't throttle, but you won't be able to overclock. Also going with Ryzen R5 3600 over any intel chip will allow budget allocation to higher end memory and more solid state storage to house games. At 4k the graphics card will be the limiting factor, not IPC between team red and blue processors so AMD is the better choice.
5GHz stable at 70-80C max under stress. In games it won't even get that hot.
 
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I was just thinking currently I sit 5 feet away from my 4k 43inch gaming monitor and if I was to drop the card to a 2080 and use the rest of the money I saved to buy say a 32 inch 1440p 144hz plus monitor would that be ample at that distance or too small?
Five feet is pretty far, especially for gaming. If you prefer buttery smooth fps then I recommend dropping to a 1440p monitor with higher refresh rate (g-sync or g-sync compatible if you can), it will make for a more pleasant experience and playing 1440p won't tax your GPU nearly as hard. You may have to sit a little closer though, for optimal visibility, but you should be okay. 32 inches is still a lot of screen, so you should be okay even at 5 feet.
 
If you are sitting that far back, i'd highly consider ultrawide monitors. I have a 3440 x 1440p 34" monitor and I don't sit 5 feet from it. They make ultrawides VERY wide so if you sit 5' back from your display, just imagine how large of an ultrawide you can get and still see the whole screen. It's a great immersive experience. That resolution is roughly 1 million less pixels than a 4k panel and would also be less taxing on the graphics card.
 
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