Advice on new build - cpu / mobo and video recommendations

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tl;dr: is waiting for i9-9900k and 2080ti over i7-8700k and 1080ti over next few months worth it for a new build that I want for 4k gaming to last next 5 years?

Hey there -

I'm upgrading my computer after nearly 6 years - finally got to the point where I can't play newer games even with lowered settings (currently on a i5-2600k and gtx 670)...

Looking for advice on whether I should pull the trigger:

Either a Z370/i-8700k or Z390/i-9900k mobo/cpu combo

Either 1080ti or 2080ti

Given the current shortages, is it truly worth waiting for the newer products? Looking at primary usage of gaming at 4K with a lifespan of at least the next 4-5 years.

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Approximate Purchase Date: not a rush, but ideally before the new year

Budget Range: up to $3,000

System Usage: gaming, movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference

Location: Phoenix, AZ USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Corsair, EVGA, ASUS (have all treated me well in the past, but can be convinced otherwise)

Overclocking: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 4K

Additional Comments: prefer a quiet build (hence the hybrid gpus); already have an empty Corsair 250D case waiting
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Build A:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/p63jsZ

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/p63jsZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/p63jsZ/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jHZFf7/intel-core-i9-9900k-36ghz-8-core-processor-bx80684i99900k) | $579.99 @ B&H
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair - H100i PRO 75.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmBTwP/corsair-h100i-pro-750-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-cw-9060033-ww) | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Tmprxr/asus-rog-strix-z390-i-gaming-mini-itx-lga1151-motherboard-rog-strix-z390-i-gaming) | $205.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fC648d/corsair-memory-cmd32gx4m2c3200c16) | $349.74 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Corsair - MP510 960GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ny22FT/corsair-mp510-960gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-cssd-f960gbmp510) |-
**Video Card** | [MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB SEA HAWK X Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WHDJ7P/msi-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-11gb-sea-hawk-x-video-card-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-sea-hawk-x) |-
**Power Supply** | [Corsair - RMx (2018) 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VgQG3C/corsair-rmx-2018-850w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020180-na) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2v9KHx/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $21.89 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $94.89 @ OutletPC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1482.48
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| **Total** | **$1462.48**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2018-10-30 16:30 EDT-0400 |

Build B:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qb8vvn

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qb8vvn) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qb8vvn/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sxDzK8/intel-core-i7-8700k-37ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i78700k) | $369.89 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair - H100i PRO 75.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmBTwP/corsair-h100i-pro-750-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-cw-9060033-ww) | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VRjWGX/asus-rog-strix-z370-i-gaming-mini-itx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z370-i-gaming) | $178.47 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fC648d/corsair-memory-cmd32gx4m2c3200c16) | $349.74 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Corsair - MP510 960GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ny22FT/corsair-mp510-960gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-cssd-f960gbmp510) |-
**Video Card** | [EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 HYBRID GAMING Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j4fmP6/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-sc2-hybrid-gaming-video-card-11g-p4-6598-kr) |-
**Power Supply** | [Corsair - RMx (2018) 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VgQG3C/corsair-rmx-2018-850w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020180-na) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2v9KHx/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $21.89 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $94.89 @ OutletPC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1244.86
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| **Total** | **$1224.86**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2018-10-30 16:30 EDT-0400 |

Any other thoughts on psu selection, memory, etc. are welcome - thanks for the help!
 

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