Question Help with 1440p 144hz gaming build

davesp

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So I want to build a new PC that's strictly for gaming, no streaming, video editing or anything. See below. I won't be overclocking.

Budget is $2,500 but obviously lower is better so if there's anything unnecessary I'd like to not spend the extra cash.

So beside getting feedback on the build I have a few questions:
  1. Is it realistic to expect 100-140 FPS @ 1440p with the 2070 SUPER?
  2. Is 16GB RAM enough, or should I go for 32GB?
  3. Will I be needing additional case fans? the Define R5 comes with 2 140mm fans (front and rear).
  4. This build has an estimated wattage of 424W. Will the 550W PSU suffice?
Thanks!

Edit: Just wanted to clarify I'm not expecting to get constant 144fps or even get there at all. Staying above 100fps most of the time will be great.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($234.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($36.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($206.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($539.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.53 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($513.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wired Optical Mouse ($49.85 @ OutletPC)
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
Custom: Razer Mouse Bungee V2, RC21-01210100-R3M1 ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: SteelSeries QcK Edge Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad - Never-fray Stitched Edges - Optimized for Gaming Sensors - Maximum Control - Size M (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $2089.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 01:48 EDT-0400
 
  1. Not if you want ultra: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/asus-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-matrix/23.html
  2. 16 is more than enough
  3. try first and then add later if not enough
  4. 650+ is better, 550 is cutting close.
My take:

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)
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($379.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $2502.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 03:22 EDT-0400
 
Thanks a lot. I'm not interested in overclocking. Not now and not in the future. Would you still recommend I go for these higher end CPU and mobo in this case?
A higher end CPU not only gives you performance, but adds longevity to your build as well. For example, the 8700k has 6 cores and runs approx. at the same speed as a 9900k. But the 2 extra cores and 4 extra threads on the 9900k can make it last atleast a couple of years over and above the 8700k due to games and softwares growing more demanding with time. Keeping longevity in the mind and spending a few more $$$ now than having to change the entire setup later on, something like this should be good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $479.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $118.88 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $79.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | $723.98 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C ATX Mid Tower Case | $144.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Fractal Design HF14-BK 118.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | $19.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor | $379.00 @ Amazon
Mouse | Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse | $45.00 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2451.78
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $2431.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 04:11 EDT-0400 |
 

EndEffeKt_24

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In my opinion buying a 9900k to NOT overclock is a huge waste of money. That thing is meant for that sole purpose. Get a Ryzen 3700x and let precision boost do its thing. It will run much cooler and more quiet too.
 
In my opinion buying a 9900k to NOT overclock is a huge waste of money. That thing is meant for that sole purpose. Get a Ryzen 3700x and let precision boost do its thing. It will run much cooler and more quiet too.
The higher base clock as well as the turbo clock should take care of the load, but the 3700x is a compelling choice too...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $95.79 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $95.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $722.98 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C ATX Mid Tower Case | $144.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Fractal Design HF14-BK 118.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | $19.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | MSI Optix MAG27CQ 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor | $379.00 @ Amazon
Mouse | Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse | $45.00 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2403.39
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $2353.39
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 10:02 EDT-0400 |
 

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