Question Building a 4k gaming beast

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Hello fellas. I'm looking to build a brand new PC. My wife damaged my monitor and I bought a 4k Samsung Q7OR TV. So I can't have a weak video card. Must be 4k and future proof. I'm thinking of getting RTX 2080 super. My question is what ram CPU and mobo should I buy??? They say 9900k is the best but it gets only like 5 frames than the 2nd best cpu which costs less. So basically I want the highest 4k gaming frames but for descent price. Thanks.
 
On higher resolutions like 4k, the GPU becomes the bottleneck rather than the CPU. So, the significant factor would be to get a CPU that supports the GPU fully without limiting its full potential. And there is nothing better value out there right now than the Ryzen 3700x... https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-7-3700x/17.html
Another factor is to have high amount of RAM for smooth gameplay on higher resolution. This should be good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard | ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $152.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $134.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card | $689.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1287.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-26 13:39 EST-0500 |
 

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Ok I guess then I should get the rtx2080ti. Isn't 32 GB of RAM is overkill? I heard 16gb should be fine. Also I forgot to mention that the mobo should have wifi and Bluetooth since I use my PS4 controller for playing games.

Is ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Blower 11G good for $1300 Canadian?
 
Ok I guess then I should get the rtx2080ti. Isn't 32 GB of RAM is overkill? I heard 16gb should be fine. Also I forgot to mention that the mobo should have wifi and Bluetooth since I use my PS4 controller for playing games.

Is ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Blower 11G good for $1300 Canadian?
16gb is fine if you are only running the game, but some games do consume a lot of RAM on higher resolution, or atleast that is my experience and that becomes a concern especially if you are multitasking or have a lot of browsers open alongside. Remember, yyour system always reserves some RAM for background operations. You can start with 16gb if you want and if the requirement arises, you can add another 16gb down the line. Also the difference between 3700x and 3800x is a mere $10 CAD, so you should get that. The blower fan cards are not recommended for bigger builds as they tend to run hotter. You should get a open air card for better thermals...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $419.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $259.00 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $87.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING AMP Video Card | $1517.50 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2304.48
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $2284.48
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-26 14:31 EST-0500 |
 

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What timings should I buy for the memory?? I may do a little overclocking in the future. I found this for a descent price of $80cdn

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz CL15
 

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Thanks for all the replies folks. I really appreciate it. So I got ram mobo GPU and CPU. I know what case and sad I want. The only thing I need help on is a good power supply to run this beast. My instinct says 650w should be good.
 
Thanks for all the replies folks. I really appreciate it. So I got ram mobo GPU and CPU. I know what case and sad I want. The only thing I need help on is a good power supply to run this beast. My instinct says 650w should be good.
650w might be a little too close for that kind of a machine. A quality 750w should give you a little headroom to play with...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $419.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $259.00 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $87.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING AMP Video Card | $1517.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2424.47
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $2404.47
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-27 16:57 EST-0500 |
 

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Ok fellas I picked up my PC after it was assembled at Canada Computers. I only need 2 more things. A mouse and keyboard. It needs to be wireless. I've never used a wireless mouse and keyboard before. I will be mainly using this PC for gaming. I don't want to spend $100s because im not competing non any videogame contest. Just casual gaming. My main concern is no lag. What do you folks recommend?? Thanks
 
Ok fellas I picked up my PC after it was assembled at Canada Computers. I only need 2 more things. A mouse and keyboard. It needs to be wireless. I've never used a wireless mouse and keyboard before. I will be mainly using this PC for gaming. I don't want to spend $100s because im not competing non any videogame contest. Just casual gaming. My main concern is no lag. What do you folks recommend?? Thanks
This should be good enough...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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Keyboard | Logitech MK320 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse | $51.99 @ PC-Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $51.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-10 08:52 EST-0500 |
 

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Ok thanks again. I just realized since this is a brand new PC how is my PC gonna detect the mouse and keyboard without windows?? I guess I need to use a wired mouse and keyboard 1st.
 
if its usb wired or wireless, it will work
if its bluetooth, it wont work unless its already paired and bt recivers can store hardware keys

anyway nvidia will be releasing in few months (around july?) new GPU(s) which claims like 50% more perfomance than 2080
 

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So I got everything completed but my wifi is very slow. I haven't connected the wifi antenna to the back of my motherboard. Don't know where my dumb wife put the mobo box. Would that make a difference?? I assumed that if paid over $200 for my mobo, the built-in wifi should be sufficient.....
 
So I got everything completed but my wifi is very slow. I haven't connected the wifi antenna to the back of my motherboard. Don't know where my dumb wife put the mobo box. Would that make a difference?? I assumed that if paid over $200 for my mobo, the built-in wifi should be sufficient.....
This aint a laptop. You need to fix the antenna to get a proper connection.
 

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