Question Assistance building an everyday and gaming PC desktop?

May 15, 2019
Hi all,

I have just decided to go through iBuypower to build my PC. I have posted the link below for all to review the build options. Also included is another link for a prebuilt PC that may be a better option than my customized build. A limited budget is not an issue for my PC build btw. Any comments for improvements or unnecessary options within my build, please let me know. I do not have much knowledge on every aspect of PC building and the best in class options out there so any advice is appreciated.

Use to review my build option - Link:

Prebuilt Link:

My selections:

Case: iBUYPOWER Snowblind S Gaming Case - Black/White with LCD Side Panel
Case Fan: 3x [RGB] AZZA Prisma 120mm RGB LED Fan
Case Lighting: Snowblind White LEDs
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7800X Processor (6x 3.50GHz/8.25MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive : PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking
Processor Cooling:
iBUYPOWER 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System - White
Memory: 16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module (Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 - 8GB GDDR6 (VR-Ready)
Motherboard: ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 -- RGB, Gb LAN, USB 3.1 (4 Rear, 4 Front), ASUS Exclusive Features
Power Supply: 850 Watt - be quiet! Straight Power 11 - 80 PLUS Gold, Full Modular(includes Sleeved Cables)
Primary Hard Drive: 2 TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD -- Read: 550MB/s, Write: 520MB/s
Data Hard Drive: 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD -- Read: 550MB/s, Write: 520MB/s - Single Drive

Overall notes: Today I use a 250 EVO Samsung SSD and a 1 TB WD Hard drive with a 960 NVIDIA card within my Alienware X51. This has lasted me sometime but it continues to beep from time to time at startup and after 7 years of use I think its time for a new setup while I keep the X51 as my backup when needed.

With my build above, I would like Wifi & LAN capability, so should I add an adapter to the build for wifi or get a different motherboard(If so, what motherboard)? Please keep in mind, the other link provides more options with the motherboard. I want to get a Snowblind PC so the best optimal build I can build for the best reasonable price is preferred with fast performance. Also, is my primary drive and data drive overkill? I want my pc to perform at optimal speed. Any advice would be awesome in optimizing my build. I will be using this PC for gaming and everyday use.

Thank you in advance!
With that budget you can build a much better machine with the best gaming cpu + gpu, if you build yourself...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $494.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $228.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage | ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate - FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $95.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card | $999.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $67.98 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.39 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2385.05
| Mail-in rebates | -$80.00
| Total | $2305.05
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 02:47 EDT-0400 |
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