Build Advice Buying a New Setup

Mar 27, 2019
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I am looking to buy a new setup soon and I would like to know some people's opinions on it.

Before listing the parts, I would like to mention that I tend to play games on low settings 1080p for high refresh rates.

That being said, here is the list:

CPU: i5 9600K
CPU COOLER: Corsair H100i PRO
GPU: Gigabyte Aorus 1660 Ti
MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus "I" z390
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 MHz
SSD: WD Black NVMe 500 GB
PSU: Corsair RMx 2018 550W

As for the case, I wanted to go with a Corsair Air 240 or Corsair Crystal 280x.
Two fans on the bottom as intake, maybe Corsair's ML120's.
Radiator with stock ML120 fans on the front as intake.
And two Corsair AF120 on top for exhaust.

I was already having second thoughts on the CPU, which is one of the reasons I came here.

Any thoughts are helpful.
 
I'd drop the AIO cooler, save the $50, and just get a Noctua NH-D15; it'll be cooler, quieter, and you'd not be worrying over pump failures/restricted flow in 18-24 months time...

Compare the features you want/need in your Gigabyte MB with the features already present on an Asus Z390A Prime at $100 less, and perhaps instead get the 9700K, two extra cores, and running at faster clocks...win-win!

https://www.hardocp.com/article/2019/03/02/asus_prime_z390a_lga_1151_motherboard_review/7
 
Mar 27, 2019
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I'd drop the AIO cooler, save the $50, and just get a Noctua NH-D15; it'll be cooler, quieter, and you'd not be worrying over pump failures/restricted flow in 18-24 months time...

Compare the features you want/need in your Gigabyte MB with the features already present on an Asus Z390A Prime at $100 less, and perhaps instead get the 9700K, two extra cores, and running at faster clocks...win-win!

https://www.hardocp.com/article/2019/03/02/asus_prime_z390a_lga_1151_motherboard_review/7
The main reason I want the AIO cooler if for aesthetics, I don't like seeing a massive fan tower on my motherboard.
As for the motherboard, I should have made it more clear I was planning on going with the mini-ITX version of it with integrated wifi. It comes in at 150 and suits my needs just fine.

CPU wise, I think you would be right in saying I should get a 9700k, I was just really hoping that I could cheap out, even thought I know I shouldn't.

Thank you.
 
I would suggest something like this :



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant



CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($375.99 @ Walmart)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING (WI-FI) Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($170.21 @ Amazon)

Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($76.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($292.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Corsair - Crystal 280X MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1235.14

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-28 04:46 EDT-0400
 

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