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First off I’m not a computer guy, and I never do anything half way. Sometimes a little overboard lol. I’m looking for suggestions for a PC build that will primarily be used for gaming. World Of Warcraft to be more specific, as well as my basic home computer for accounting and streaming music and movies. I really don’t have a set budget as it will be a build that will progress over the next few months. I’ve done a lot of research and found a basic idea of what I want. An ultra build that will eliminate lag time in game and hold a descent FPS. Also something that is somewhat future proof for future games, and a long lifespan. Also recommendations on if I should go 1080p at 144 hz, or bump up to 1440 on the monitor? Thanks ahead of time for any help I could get.
 

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Well, you have your use cases very narrow, thats great. What I would need now is a budget what is the maximum you would spend and what would you prefer to spend on the build. I would get a 1440p monitor at 120+ hz.
 
As you are looking at an ULTRA gaming build that can handle high FPS, especially 144Hz and 1080P 144Hz is great, then for the best all out FPS, the 9700K or 9900K though you can't really go wrong on the AMD side but that would be better for 1440p as things even out more at that resolution. On the GPU side the RTX 2080 Super is just a powerhouse.

Below are a couple of examples just to show you what Ultra can be...Others I am sure can refine but at least you have an idea at the top end. Prices can be dropped by a good $200 to $300 by changing some components to more cost effective options and some fine tuning!

Example Intel - 9700K plus RTX 2080 Super - Fast Gaming CPU, Fast DDR4 3600 RAM, NVME SSD 1TB - Very good PSU

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($65.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.85 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($689.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($101.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1784.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Example AMD - Ryzen 5 3600X and RTX 2080 Super

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.85 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($689.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($101.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1646.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The only limit to my budget is time. I plan on buying parts here and there for as long as it takes. Probably 3-6 months. If I had to put a number to it I would say anywhere from $1000-$2500. Maybe 3 for the right build. It will be a project for me. Thanks
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $493.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | Deepcool CAPTAIN360EX 229.56 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $206.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $184.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.99 @ Amazon
Case | Deepcool MATREXX 50 ATX Mid Tower Case | $51.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $101.00 @ Amazon
Monitor | Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor | $284.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2008.90
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1988.90
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This will play pretty much any game with ease. Great framerate and should never lag.
I went with a neutral color theme.

If you dont mind spending more, you could opt for an RTX2080ti.
 
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Something like this would be great for the highest end of your budget:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card ($1134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Dell S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($432.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2505.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Something like this for around 2k:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card ($529.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Dell S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($432.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1900.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Something like this for 1.5k:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor ($284.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1519.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Something like this for 1k:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 WIFI ax ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Dell S2419HGF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($149.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $1008.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Currently, the Intel Core I9 9900k is the best gaming CPU to date. The AMD Ryzen 9 3700x is only a little behind in performance and costs a good bit less, so you can opt to go that route in favor of a better GPU.
A lot of these parts are ones that I’ve already researched and the Intel just seemed like a better value. I’ve also looked at the RTX 2080 Ti and I think that is worth the extra money. I don’t mind the neutral color.
 

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A lot of these parts are ones that I’ve already researched and the Intel just seemed like a better value. I’ve also looked at the RTX 2080 Ti and I think that is worth the extra money. I don’t mind the neutral color.
The higher-end Intel processors won't last like the current AMD lineup as far as multi-tasking and gaming when you account for 3-4+ years in the future.
 
Kind of a dumb question but I’m assuming that the OS will be separate and I will need to install it?
Windows is purchased separately.

Heres how to install Windows 10.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-do-clean-installation-windows-10,36160.html

Can buy a trusted key herehttps://www.newegg.com/microsoft-windows-10-home-64-bit/p/N82E16832416892
Or a bulk one here: https://www.scdkey.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro-oem-cd-key-global_1227-20.html?currency=USD&gclid=CjwKCAjw8NfrBRA7EiwAfiVJpQHAueKjXSxKFUWwdEc507rD28vUlZuhHmaodews192NdUjaas0N1xoCPVoQAvD_BwE

The higher-end Intel processors won't last like the current AMD lineup as far as multi-tasking and gaming when you account for 3-4+ years in the future.
I would think an I9 9900k would last similarly to a 3700x in games.
 

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Here is a tippity top of the budget 9900k based build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($493.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-4266 Memory ($203.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card ($1134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($123.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Dell S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($432.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2889.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I watched the spec video on the compatibility and the frame rate dropped from 144 down to 110 when linked. Not sure if that’s better or worse.
 

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I play WOW a lot. I used to run a Core i5 but since the game can utilize more cores now, I upgraded to an 8 Core. CPU clock speed is pretty important too. With a 3700x and a GTX 1070 I get a solid 115-120 fps out in the world. In the Cities and Auction house it drop to 75-80 fps. Thats why I recommended a RTX 2060 Super for you, it should keep you over 100 fps at ALL times.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HL8v8Y

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Wireless Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Corsair VOID PRO RGB (White/Black) 7.1 Channel Headset ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: World of Warcraft Large Gaming Mouse Pad ($17.99)
Total: $2218.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-09 22:06 EDT-0400
 
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I play WOW a lot. I used to run a Core i5 but since the game can utilize more cores now, I upgraded to an 8 Core. CPU clock speed is pretty important too. With a 3700x and a GTX 1070 I get a solid 115-120 fps out in the world. In the Cities and Auction house it drop to 75-80 fps. Thats why I recommended a RTX 2060 Super for you, it should keep you over 100 fps at ALL times.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HL8v8Y

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Wireless Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Corsair VOID PRO RGB (White/Black) 7.1 Channel Headset ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: World of Warcraft Large Gaming Mouse Pad ($17.99)
Total: $2218.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-09 22:06 EDT-0400
How do you think the Intel i9-9900K and the RTX 2080 Ti would work with this build?
 

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In a word, fantastic. 9900k and 2080ti is literally the best gaming hardware in the world. But that title comes at a premium. Those are the main core components, all the other components (motherboard, ram, hard drive)matter less. Keep in mind when shopping for monitors that the 2080ti utilizes G-Sync will push AAA games to well over 185 fps at 1080p and over 125 fps at 1440p. 27" monitors are pretty common and 31"-34" with a curve used by the cool guys. Those will run you another $500-$600 ish.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fqHT4q

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($493.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($1129.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $2304.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 23:04 EDT-0400
 

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