Question Building Gaming PC, Need Opinions

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Hello, I am looking for a high-end gaming PC that will give me 240fps at 1080p for fortnite/overwatch, I will be playing on low graphical settings and stretched resolution, with a 240hz monitor.

I customized a PC on ibuypower, and have had one set of eyes look over the list and am seeking further opinion. Please let me know! Thanks

Here is the Full Specs. Total price is roughly $1900:

Case :: be quiet! Silent Base 601 Gaming Case - with 2 Pure Wing Fans

Case Fans :: 3x [Black] be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 120mm All Black Silent Fan

Processor :: Intel® Core™ i5-9600K Processor (6x 3.70GHz/9MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling :: 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System - Black

Memory :: 16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory

Video Card :: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - 6GB (VR-Ready)

Motherboard :: GIGABYTE Z390 GAMING X

Power Supply :: 650 Watt - EVGA SuperNOVA G3 - 80 PLUS Gold, Full Modular

Primary Hard Drive :: 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD -- Read: 550MB/s, Write: 520MB/s
Data Hard Drive :: None

Sound Card :: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card :: Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 AC1200 Wireless Network Card 802.11ac Dual-Band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) up to 867 Mps + Bluetooth 4.2

PowerDrive :: None
M.2/PCI-E SSD Card :: None
Intel Optane Memory Accelerator :: None
SLI Bridge :: None
USB Expansion Card :: None
Optical Drive :: None
Media Card Reader / Writer :: None
Meter Display :: None
 
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Hello, I am looking to build a high-end gaming PC that will give me maximum frames and optimum gaming experience for fortnite/overwatch primarily. I will be playing on low graphical settings and stretched resolution, with a 240hz monitor.

Do not plan on streaming, just want the most competitive edge in gaming for whatever I'll play. I customized a PC on ibuypower, and have had one set of eyes look over the list and am seeking further opinion.

Please let me know if this will be sufficient for 240fps at 1080p in fortnite! Thanks

Here is the Full Specs. Total price is roughly $1900:


Case :: be quiet! Silent Base 601 Gaming Case - with 2 Pure Wing Fans

Case Fans :: 3x [Black] be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 120mm All Black Silent Fan

Processor :: Intel® Core™ i5-9600K Processor (6x 3.70GHz/9MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling :: 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System - Black

Memory :: 16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory

Video Card :: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - 6GB (VR-Ready)

Motherboard :: GIGABYTE Z390 GAMING X

Power Supply :: 650 Watt - EVGA SuperNOVA G3 - 80 PLUS Gold, Full Modular

Primary Hard Drive :: 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD -- Read: 550MB/s, Write: 520MB/s
Data Hard Drive :: None

Sound Card :: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card :: Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 AC1200 Wireless Network Card 802.11ac Dual-Band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) up to 867 Mps + Bluetooth 4.2

PowerDrive :: None
M.2/PCI-E SSD Card :: None
Intel Optane Memory Accelerator :: None
SLI Bridge :: None
USB Expansion Card :: None
Optical Drive :: None
Media Card Reader / Writer :: None
Meter Display :: None
 

WildCard999

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Way too expensive, you can build a system much better for cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($418.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($51.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($273.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($134.85 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: be quiet! - SILENT BASE 601 | WINDOW BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1675.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 08:19 EDT-0400
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($359.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1076.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.96 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1961.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 10:19 EDT-0400


This build will be better suited for 240Hz gaming and can push majority of games to their max limit.

For gaming performance i7-8700K is on par with it i5-9600K and little below i7-9700K but the performance gain from RTX2080Ti is extremely big and it negates the minimal performance loss of going with last gen i7 over new gen i7.
 
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Hello, I am looking for a high-end gaming PC to maximize frames for competitive Fortnite / Overwatch. My goal is to have a 240fps at 1080p machine. I have refined this build a few times but am looking for final opinions. I will be playing on a 240Hz monitor, no I will not be streaming

Please let me know what you guys think and what modifications should be made! Thanks

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kdt3YT
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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Moderator
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($418.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.96 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($152.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: be quiet! - SILENT BASE 601 | WINDOW ORANGE ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1651.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 18:27 EDT-0400
 
I'm not sure what framerates are typical on Fortnite, but, certainly the 9700K is quite fast, as is the RTX2070...

As to if that combo is capable of 240 fps at 1080P in Fortnite you'd have to check for Youtube reviews perhaps. (I'd personally think 240 Hz monitors to be perhaps questionable in general, as many of the blockbuster games such as BF1 or BF5 stand no prayer of exceeding even 140-150 fps, so I'd be unsure of how well a 240 Hz monitor responds to lesser frame rates...)
 
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Hello, I am aiming to create a high-end gaming PC that will maximize frames as I'll be playing on a 240Hz monitor at 1080p. My main games are Fortnite and Overwatch and will play on low graphical settings and stretched resolution when possible. Just gaming, no streaming.

I'm not sure what monitor to get either? Asus also has a 240Hz but I saw several negative reviews

Also open to any suggestions on the rest of the build. Please let me hear it! Thanks

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Caadilac/saved/RBNfHx
 

Barty1884

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Very solid build all-round, and should be plenty capable for what you want to achieve. I'd potentially consider an Intel 660p NVMe SSD, they were ~$110 last I checked for a 1TB.

I don't know much about 240Hz panels, so can't comment on first hand experience.
 
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Hello, I am aiming to create a high-end gaming PC that will maximize frames as I'll be playing on a 240Hz monitor at 1080p. My main games are Fortnite and Overwatch and will play on low graphical settings and stretched resolution when possible. Just gaming, no streaming.

Open to any issues, suggestions, or improvements on the build. Please let me hear it! Thankshttps://pcpartpicker.com/list/qNxfTB
 
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Build looks good, except I'd recommend picking an AIO from a more reputable brand. There's one guy who reported that his Deepcool Captain transparent pipe near the pump head burst during usage. Imagine losing your whole setup just because of it. I couldn't find the exact post, but there's another issue posted in LTT here.

Consider getting Cooler Master's ML240R. It's good. I use ML360R myself. Great cooling score.
 
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Build looks good, except I'd recommend picking an AIO from a more reputable brand. There's one guy who reported that his Deepcool Captain transparent pipe near the pump head burst during usage. Imagine losing your whole setup just because of it. I couldn't find the exact post, but there's another issue posted in LTT here.

Consider getting Cooler Master's ML240R. It's good. I use ML360R myself. Great cooling score.
That's a yikes from me, I went with NZXT Kraken X52's cooler. Thanks for the feedback!
 
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