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Best bang for the buck CPU, Mobo, Memory?

Aftermath23

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I’m looking for a good mobo cpu memory combo for the money I’m in the U.S Cali I will only game at 1440144hz/4K60hz it will go in:
Corsair 460x Case with 6 fans
Corsair AX860 PSU
Corsair H100iv2
x2 Samsung 850Evo 500GB
RTX 2080
 

jeremyj_83

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Also depends on what your budget is for CPU, RAM, Motherboard. AMD 2700X for example is $270 right now and a good motherboard runs $130. RAM comes in at another $100-120.
 

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You will not see any difference in gaming performance at 4k with a RTX2080 between a i9 9900K and an AMD R5 2600. You are GPU limited at that resolution and no amount of CPU overclock is going to fix that. Therefore the AMD 2700X with a X470 motherboard and 16GB DDR4-3000MHz RAM is the best bang for your buck. Even at 1440p the difference will be about 5% or almost unnoticeable.
 
If you're mainly at 4K/60Hz there's no real need to go Intel, your system will be GPU restricted regardless of the CPU/RAM installed at that resolution.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($97.96 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $547.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-27 13:35 EST-0500

No need for an aftermarket cooler unless you want to add one, the Wraith Prism included is more than good enough.
Decent B450 mobo, you can opt for a X470 if you find it has a feature or features you want or need.
Pricy as it is the RAM is on the QVL list.

EDIT: jeremyj_83 beat me to it on the rez/CPU points.

 

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