Question Build Idea, but would like some opinions.

Nate_30

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I'm still debating on either selling my current PC to afford a brand new one, or just upgrading. But if I do purchase the parts for a new PC, I'd like some genuine opinions on them before I do anything else. So far, I have 2 build ideas. One was a popular build for a 1500 dollar budget, and the other was a suggestion.

Here's the first one:

CPU: R5 2600
Board: MSI B450 Tomahawk
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3000 C16
Storage: Crucial MX500 500GB M.2 SSD / WD 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC
Case: NZXT H500
PSU: EVGA Supernova G3 650W

And the second:

CPU: Intel Core i5 9600K
Board: ASUS Prime Z390-A Gaming
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4
Storage: WD Blue 500GB SSD / Seagate BarraCuda 2TB
GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8GB
Case: CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC-06 RGB ATX
PSU: EVGA 600 BQ 80+ Bronze Power Supply

Also, I could use some recommendations for a CPU fan for the first build, or if the stealth cooler it comes with is good enough. The CPU itself comes with a "stealth cooler", as listed here: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07B41WS48 Any thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Gmoney06ss

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I'd go with the 2600 system, for the 2080. Especially if gaming at 1440. Also for the Intel system I see you haven't added a cooler, you'll definitely need one for the k chip.


The stock ryzen cooler will be fine unless you want to overclock.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($379.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming 6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL - TUF SUPER LUCE 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.10 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB AMP Extreme Video Card ($499.99 @ B&H)
Case: Lian-Li - LANCOOL ONE DIGITAL ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec - EDGE 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1489.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-07 02:40 EST-0500
 

Nate_30

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I’d always pick the Ryzen 2600 over an i5. It would be good to know the resolution and Hz of the monitor as this may help decide if stronger cpu or gpu are beneficial.
My main gaming monitor is 144hz 1920x1080, but my main focus is on VR as of late.
 

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