[SOLVED] Enthusiast gaming PC / 240hz @ 1080p

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I am putting together a gaming PC with the goal of maintaining stable, 240fps @ 1080p in as many games as possible with a focus on Apex Legends. I quickly put together a build today and would love it if I got a few more eyes on it to see what other people think. There seems to be a little debate on the gaming performance of the 9900 vs 9700. Outside of the CPU, I have chosen the components that I thought would give me the most performance without adding absolutely insane cost to the computer. I suppose I need to add an optical drive to this list to install windows. Apparently, newer cases do not have storage spaces for optical drives.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RsRXV7

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($504.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($188.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($338.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.95 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $3142.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 00:41 EST-0500
 
Here is the AMD version...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $469.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $249.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $219.99 @ B&H
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $1053.98 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2678.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00
| Total | $2618.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 14:21 EST-0500 |
 

ocer9999

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I am putting together a gaming PC with the goal of maintaining stable, 240fps @ 1080p in as many games as possible with a focus on Apex Legends. I quickly put together a build today and would love it if I got a few more eyes on it to see what other people think. There seems to be a little debate on the gaming performance of the 9900 vs 9700. Outside of the CPU, I have chosen the components that I thought would give me the most performance without adding absolutely insane cost to the computer. I suppose I need to add an optical drive to this list to install windows. Apparently, newer cases do not have storage spaces for optical drives.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RsRXV7

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($504.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($188.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($338.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.95 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $3142.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 00:41 EST-0500
I just find it troubling spending that much money for a socket that is going to be outdated in few months and 4 cores less...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($469.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Extreme4 WiFi ax ATX AM4 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($338.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.95 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $3148.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 02:19 EST-0500
 

Learjet

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That does make sense to me but with all the different PC parts its easy to be waiting for the next iteration. Its tough to line up everything in the same product cycle. AMD has definitely brought something to the table but Im not sure if that CPU will perform as well when it comes to gaming performance.
 

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I am by no means a professional gamer, but isnt the benefit of 240 vs. 144 Hz in the area of diminishing returns? I am pretty sure I could not tell a difference.

Doesnt really matter for your system build, but I would rather switch to 1440p, because that change for me personally was really hitting home in terms of visual quality.
 

Learjet

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I am by no means a professional gamer, but isnt the benefit of 240 vs. 144 Hz in the area of diminishing returns? I am pretty sure I could not tell a difference.

Doesnt really matter for your system build, but I would rather switch to 1440p, because that change for me personally was really hitting home in terms of visual quality.
Yea the difference between 144 and 240 is nothing like 60 to 144 but its part of the process for me. And I can certainly get a 1440 monitor later.
 
For 1080p 240Hz this is the one area where Intel makes sense performance wise and it can show off it’s better single core performance. As for 9700k vs 9900k the difference is so slight I can’t give you a good reason for the 9900k and you may find the 9700k overclocks slightly higher. Even with a 9700k/9900k a 2080Ti is still going to be bottlenecked in most/all games. It’s up to you but due to cpu limitations I doubt you will see any real difference over a 2080 Super.
 
Same performance but cheaper...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $504.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $269.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $219.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $1053.98 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2733.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00
| Total | $2673.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 09:38 EST-0500 |
 

ScrewySqrl

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($234.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($1103.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2572.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 09:53 EST-0500


this is how I would do this. I included a 240 Hz monitor
 

Learjet

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($234.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($1103.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2572.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 09:53 EST-0500


this is how I would do this. I included a 240 Hz monitor
No CPU cooler with the AMD chip or was this a mistake?
 
Here is the AMD version...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $469.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $249.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $219.99 @ B&H
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $1053.98 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ B&H
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2678.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00
| Total | $2618.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 14:21 EST-0500 |
 

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