[SOLVED] Best GPU for a Intel Core i7-8700k

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I need help finding the best GPU to go with my CPU. I have a $400 budget (flexible). I am going to be gaming so I need it to be the best it can for fps gaming. Let me know if my price is reasonable.
 

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If it's 1080p at 144Hz, then probably tops I'd go is the 2060 Super.
But a 2060 is perfectly suited for that level. Anything higher is wasted potential really, unless you plan on going up in resolution later. So maybe something like:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $409.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:11 EDT-0400


Remember wattage of PSU is useless without quality. See point 1 here: Top Mistakes In Building PCs
I will only recommend a good quality PSU - thus the increases price tag. And the one I have attached above isn't even the best, but is great quality.

If you wanted to save more money on the PSU and go lower quality, but still good enough quality, then consider:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:12 EDT-0400
 

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Depending on resolution and your PSU - if you just physically wanted best GPU for that budget you could consider:

Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $399.89

Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.99

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.99

But again, all depends on what resolution / refresh and PSU you are running.
Thank You. My res is 1080p and 144hz btw
 
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Depending on resolution and your PSU - if you just physically wanted best GPU for that budget you could consider:

Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $399.89

Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.99

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.99

But again, all depends on what resolution / refresh and PSU you are running.
what psu would you recommend
 

PC Tailor

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Herald
If it's 1080p at 144Hz, then probably tops I'd go is the 2060 Super.
But a 2060 is perfectly suited for that level. Anything higher is wasted potential really, unless you plan on going up in resolution later. So maybe something like:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $409.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:11 EDT-0400


Remember wattage of PSU is useless without quality. See point 1 here: Top Mistakes In Building PCs
I will only recommend a good quality PSU - thus the increases price tag. And the one I have attached above isn't even the best, but is great quality.

If you wanted to save more money on the PSU and go lower quality, but still good enough quality, then consider:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:12 EDT-0400
 
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Are you having any Power supply unit with you right now, or you plan to purchase one ? Your budget for the PSU ?
I don't necessarily have a budget cause Im a newbie at builds but my overall budget for the pc was 1000 and im at around 1100 so the best psu i guess under 100.
 
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If it's 1080p at 144Hz, then probably tops I'd go is the 2060 Super.
But a 2060 is perfectly suited for that level. Anything higher is wasted potential really, unless you plan on going up in resolution later. So maybe something like:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $409.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:11 EDT-0400


Remember wattage of PSU is useless without quality. See point 1 here: Top Mistakes In Building PCs
I will only recommend a good quality PSU - thus the increases price tag. And the one I have attached above isn't even the best, but is great quality.

If you wanted to save more money on the PSU and go lower quality, but still good enough quality, then consider:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:12 EDT-0400
I plan on upgrading my monitor later on for sure to a 240. Do you think I will be able to run consistent 240 fps with low settings on fps games like fortnite? If not, what parts would I need to upgrade.
 
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If it's 1080p at 144Hz, then probably tops I'd go is the 2060 Super.
But a 2060 is perfectly suited for that level. Anything higher is wasted potential really, unless you plan on going up in resolution later. So maybe something like:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $409.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:11 EDT-0400


Remember wattage of PSU is useless without quality. See point 1 here: Top Mistakes In Building PCs
I will only recommend a good quality PSU - thus the increases price tag. And the one I have attached above isn't even the best, but is great quality.

If you wanted to save more money on the PSU and go lower quality, but still good enough quality, then consider:

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:12 EDT-0400
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Y73Z4q

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($338.39 @ Monoprice)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1172.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:22 EDT-0400

this is my final build atm. any last minute recommendations. I will be upgrading my monitor to a 240hz later on to capitalize.
 

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Looks good to me!
Excellent PSU too that has a 10 year warranty!

You may want to consider a secondary HDD just for bulk storage as depending on your usage and applications, 500GB can fill up pretty quickly in today's games, but no worries if this isn't an issue for you.
 
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Looks good to me!
Excellent PSU too that has a 10 year warranty!

You may want to consider a secondary HDD just for bulk storage as depending on your usage and applications, 500GB can fill up pretty quickly in today's games, but no worries if this isn't an issue for you.
you are the goat. appreciate it.
 

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