Question Building My Second PC, Thoughts?

Grohlvana

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Hey there, I'm building my second PC and I'm very inexperienced so I was wondering if my build looks good/if there are any red flags. I'm doing streaming/recording/editing/rendering etc. full time. Here's the parts list:

Case: Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB Tempered Glass Gaming Case

Case Fans: 4x [RGB] GAMDIAS Aeolus M1-1201 120mm RGB LED Fan

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-9700K Processor (8x 3.60GHz/12MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling: 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System

Memory: 16 GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 - 8GB (GDDR6)

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC -- RGB, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.1 (1 Type-C, 3 Rear, 4 Front)

Power Supply: 750 Watt - GAMDIAS Astrape P1 RGB 750G - 80 PLUS Gold, Full Modular

Primary Hard Drive: 960 GB ADATA SU650 SSD -- Read: 520MB/s, Write: 450MB/s - Single Drive

Secondary Hard Drive: 1 TB WD Blue SSD -- Read: 545MB/s, Write: 525MB/s - Single Drive

OS: Windows 10 Home + Office 365 Trial [FREE 30 Day Trial] - (64-bit)



What do you think?
 

Barty1884

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Whcih "120mm" cooler? Honestly, 120mm offerings are generally pretty poor. Solid air cooling should better/rival most 120mm units. Look to a 240-280mm AIO, minimum.

I have never heard of that PSU, so can't comment on it's quality. However, as an unknown quantity, I'd suggest opting for something better.

The i7-9700K is an 8c/8t part..... For streaming, rendering, editing etc - Ryzen might be a better option for you? Would cost less too.
 

Grohlvana

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Whcih "120mm" cooler? Honestly, 120mm offerings are generally pretty poor. Solid air cooling should better/rival most 120mm units. Look to a 240-280mm AIO, minimum.

I have never heard of that PSU, so can't comment on it's quality. However, as an unknown quantity, I'd suggest opting for something better.

The i7-9700K is an 8c/8t part..... For streaming, rendering, editing etc - Ryzen might be a better option for you? Would cost less too.
Thanks for the reply, I've heard that about the cooling so I'm going to switch it. Gaming is pretty much as important as the streaming/rendering since I cover most new titles, should I still switch to Ryzen?
 

Barty1884

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Depends on the priority/preference.

Intel still has the edge in gaming.... but it's not like Ryzen is a slouch by any means.
A 2700X would be a great pairing... solid enough in gaming, trading off a slight IPC difference vs Intel for double the threads.

Your proposed CPU/MB combo is >$550 for those two aspects alone (and needs a cooler)

A 2700X + X470 motherboard is ~$400 and includes a pretty decent stock cooler.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $414.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-15 15:13 EDT-0400


You could go with B450, but by the time you find a decent one, you're >$100 for the board, at which point you're in X470 territory.




What resolution would you be gaming at? Beyond 1080p, the gap is even smaller, as it's more demanding on the GPU opposed to CPU.
 

Grohlvana

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Depends on the priority/preference.

Intel still has the edge in gaming.... but it's not like Ryzen is a slouch by any means.
A 2700X would be a great pairing... solid enough in gaming, trading off a slight IPC difference vs Intel for double the threads.

Your proposed CPU/MB combo is >$550 for those two aspects alone (and needs a cooler)

A 2700X + X470 motherboard is ~$400 and includes a pretty decent stock cooler.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $414.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-15 15:13 EDT-0400


You could go with B450, but by the time you find a decent one, you're >$100 for the board, at which point you're in X470 territory.




What resolution would you be gaming at? Beyond 1080p, the gap is even smaller, as it's more demanding on the GPU opposed to CPU.
Thanks so much for you feedback, I'd be gaming at 1080 for sure.
 

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