First Gaming PC Attempt, Is This Good?

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Did you already have said GPU? If not, you might want to consider an RTX 2070 super or 2080 super instead. Also, it makes more sense to do a 2x16gb kit, for your 32gb ram. Made some changes, getting you a better PSU, 2x16gb ram, a monitor with what should be a better visual quality panel, and a very capable, but better looking cooler.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($231.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC Black Edition Video Card
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($131.99 @ Walmart)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($22.90 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($22.90 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($161.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX (MX Blue) Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer Diamondback Wired Laser Mouse ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1787.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-14 12:54 EDT-0400
 
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After many changes and a lot of help from the community I have settled on this build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/FiveRealGoatmen/saved/FnmBZL. The main purpose of this build is gaming, please tell me, if anything is that is no compatible, if anything is out of place or odd, and if I need to buy anything else to make it complete (I already have a mouse and windows 10). Also, what thermal past do you all recommend. Thanks.
 
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Agreed, you might as well go 5700 XT or 2070 Super and upgrade your screen.

That being said, for 10 bucks more you could get the Gigabyte AORUS Ultra motherboard which has better VRMs and they're cooler better than on the ASUS ROG Strix boards. The AORUS Elite also has better VRMs and cooling, and it's 169 dollars vs your 231 dollar board. (I'm an ASUS fanboii but for that motherboard budget, you get way more bang for your bucks at some of the Gigabyte AORUS boards). Also, go for a 7200RPM drive instead.
 
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Agreed, you might as well go 5700 XT or 2070 Super and upgrade your screen.

That being said, for 10 bucks more you could get the Gigabyte AORUS Ultra motherboard which has better VRMs and they're cooler better than on the ASUS ROG Strix boards. The AORUS Elite also has better VRMs and cooling, and it's 169 dollars vs your 231 dollar board. (I'm an ASUS fanboii but for that motherboard budget, you get way more bang for your bucks at some of the Gigabyte AORUS boards). Also, go for a 7200RPM drive instead.
Thanks
 
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So far I have asked this question twice and each time I've gotten great feedback to improve my gaming build. This time I hope I can finally see that everything checks out but if that's not the case please tell me what should be changed, if there are any incompatibilities, and if this would make a good gaming PC. I'm especially concerned that I will not have enough places to plug things in so please check the compatibility and give me your thoughts.

My Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/FiveRealGoatmen/saved/rqqQqs

Monitor: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG241QX-Adaptive-Sync-DisplayPort-QuickSwitch/dp/B01NCTHS6E/ref=sr_1_3?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4s7qBRCzARIsAImcAxb-7zVP_dTC_sXAtQZCGYR02yVqg3EcNnRBClpUeYEWji3pzj6LGgcaAtCYEALw_wcB&hvadid=323765458513&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9010658&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=10228840536143237964&hvtargid=kwd-425260284235&hydadcr=759_1012417756&keywords=gaming+monitor+1440p+144hz+gsync&qid=1565826594&s=gateway&sr=8-3&th=1
 
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use for gaming? if so what games, resolution and fps?
use for editing? if so, what resolution and software, etc.
I'm mainly going to be using it for gaming at both 1440p and 1080p. The games I'm going to first buy is most likely r6 siege, skyrim, and any newer titles that come out such as Elden Ring, Code Vein, and Cyberpunk 2077. As far as frames goes I'd like as many as possible while still staying in that$2000 to $2300 price range.
 
My pick:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($479.00 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2123.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 02:43 EDT-0400


For gaming, Intel is still the king. 16 gb ram is more than enough.
 
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My pick:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($479.00 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2123.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 02:43 EDT-0400


For gaming, Intel is still the king. 16 gb ram is more than enough.
Is it worth it to spend most of the budget on the GPU? I know its the most important part for gaming but is there that big a difference between the RXT 2070 super and the RXT 2080 ti? Otherwise, thanks for the help!
 
My pick:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($479.00 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($1099.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2123.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 02:43 EDT-0400


For gaming, Intel is still the king. 16 gb ram is more than enough.
Agreed on the 16GB aspect.

Bang-for-buck, the i9 is NOT worth it. Same base speed and only 100Mhz extra boost speed, vs the i7-9700k, and, based on the current price on Amazon right now ($304.21), the i7 is $175 less. Even when there's not some kind of crazy sale like that, and the price gap is only about $100-$120, I'd go with the 9700k instead of the 9900k.

The 2080Ti is overkill if we're still talking about a 1920x1080 @ 144Hz monitor. If we're talking 1440p at high refresh, the story changes, of course.


That said, I stand by the fact that over 100fps is worthless/not usable, no matter what the competitive gamers claim. I'd like to see a blind study that shows anyone being able to consistently tell when a game is running at 100fps vs 120 fps vs 144 fps.
 

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