[SOLVED] Help with my first build?

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Trying to buy parts to build my first gaming computer for christmas, have a case and some other parts in a list but nothing is final if there are issues. Trying to create a gaming computer with some 1080 ti and a processor to match, vr ready is the goal if those two things can achieve it have a open budget hoping to create a good computer that will run games exceptionally without the need to upgrade things unless wanting to expand.
current parts list. definitely want to keep the case and build around a 1080 ti still don't know exactly which one to use never done this before open to all suggestions.

parts list - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kt6mHh
looking for -
2080 ti
processor to match power
rgb memory? 16 gb
air cooling preferably white w rgb if possible or maybe an all-in-one cooler just don't know.
also looking for a dual 144hz monitors
different cpu if you find one you believe will run better with the setup as well as the motherboard

again going for a mainly white theme with white fans w rgb memory w rgb and the rest can be black.

please post specific parts you think will fit and others you would change to run better with other parts.

Thanks for all help!
 
Faster memory with better timings, that also has RGB.
Better power supply for less money.
Try to hold out for the ASUS Strix or EVGA FTW3 2080TI's if you can.
Also if you can squeeze in extra budget for a better monitor, i'd suggest this one:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Monitor: Acer - Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($849.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $849.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 19:29 EST-0500


The monitor below is not ultrawide, it's a standard 27" screen which would be the bare minimum i'd suggest for the RTX 2080 TI and you'll get some good longevity out of your graphics card playing at that resolution, vs 4k. 4k is very demanding when gaming and your graphics card upgrade path with be more frequent at that resolution. I usually tell people if money is of no object, go 4k. Otherwise 1440p is the sweatspot.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Crosshair VII Hero ATX AM4 Motherboard ($259.44 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card ($1299.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($167.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($699.00 @ B&H)
Total: $3119.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 19:25 EST-0500
 
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The link you provided doesn’t work, but you can copy/paste the link in the top left in the box that says “permalink”
 
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changed the link tell me if it works? in the same spot
 
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Solid as hell setup man. It’ll run everything perfectly, it’s pretty much made up of the best parts available.
 
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Thank you for the input. Do you have a choice rgb memory instead of the corsair? There is a 2080 in the list but I don't know if thats overkill or If I would be better off with a 1080 ti instead? and if so which one? Any ideas on a possibly white air cooler? Someone suggested this all in one cooler do you think it would work in the build? - https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MasterLiquid-Chamber-MLA-D24M-A18PC-R1/dp/B07CRGC899
If so Im probably gonna look for a white one instead that also has rgb do you know of one? Sorry for asking for a lot I am just trying to get the right parts that will work and learn something.
PLEASE REFER TO PARTS LIST IN THE ORIGINAL THREAD.
 
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You should be fine with the memory, and if you want to water cool it then a 1080 Ti would be better. Both are great cards, but the 2080 is superior.
 
For gaming, this should be way better...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($528.90 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($235.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($139.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($117.99 @ Newegg Business)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa C22 RGB Snow Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1898.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 00:55 EST-0500
 
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I am really trying to learn when doing this so can you tell my why water cooling would be better with the 1080 ti? I don't necesarily want to water cool it someone just said on my last post an all in one cooler I wouldnt have to touch it in terms of maintenance but I plan to do air cooling just haven't found one someone can approve that would run well with the build.
 
I would change the motherboard to the Asus - ROG Crosshair VII Hero ATX AM4 Motherboard for better power delivery and check out this video about the RTX 2080ti:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOW3qIZfo78

You will literally cook your processor and motherboard if you pair a 9900k with that Cryorig H7. 280mm AIO or high end noctua air cooler bare minimum. And don't even think about going any lower than 1440p resolution with a RTX 2080TI.
 
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Thank you for the input! I have seen a lot of controversy over RTX lately in terms of its performance can you tell me if it would be a risk buying that card? and by saying you will cook the processor and motherboard with that cooling system are you saying its a bad cooling system for the rest of the build? Sorry trying to actually learn about this stuff before i buy.
 

Let me ask you a better question. What system do you currently have now?
 
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Before I say this. LEAVE ME ALONE. Just kidding but I have this fucking asus laptop like I said ive never gotten into building a computer before so the option when I was even younger to get a "good" gaming pc was buy a prebuilt asus laptop. gtx 950 w an i7 processor. you can imagine my struggles :C


Hence why I am really trying hard to find the right parts that I will not have to change or upgrade unless I really want to and not to solve an issue I couldn't foresee when buying the parts with my little knowledge of them
 

Ok, I hear ya. If you have the funds for the RTX 2080 ti, you should be considering 1440p ultrawide or 4k, but no less than regular 1440p. And because you are able allocate funds to a high end graphics card that can sport very high resolution monitors, the processor's single core performance matters less. The graphics card becomes the limiting factor at higher resolutions.

 
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Okay so you would recommend the card? If so which one specifically would you choose? Im guessing thats what the video was for but Im still looking for help. This is really difficult Im just trying to get all the right parts once and not have to worry about it after I put everything together that parts list you referenced is one someone else put together personally I would rather use the case in the first list that is in the original thread thats really all I have set in stone now. Idk if this is getting harder or easier using this forum i almost feel more confused now on what to choose.
 
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you are one hundred percent right but in terms of actually making a decision it doesnt help :(
I went to another friend who bought his computer built buy ibuypower and hes just telling me to buy a prebuilt one and i come here but now I have more questions than answers to wait for people to respond to on a forum. I just need help building this beefy setup. a 2080 ti card dont know specifically which one, the Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case, and thats all i can say forsure I know what i want and thats not much at all lol. I want to air cool it and not deal with water cooling, im very confused on memory in terms of getting an ssd and only one or two or getting one ssd and then a tb hard drive? dont know shit about motherboards and processors in terms of which will work the best and then after that i still need to find new monitors for the setup which I hope to get dual 144hz monitors.
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Ok, tell me your max budget including the monitor. If you're looking for a processor to game with a RTX 2080ti, my suggestion is the 2700x only because you should be paring a high resolution monitor with it. Additionally you won't have to worry about high temps and the stock cooler will suffice that comes with it. Choosing this processor will allow you to shift more of your budget to the monitor and graphics card, which is where it counts at 1440p or higher resolutions.
 
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If I had to pick a number 3000.
 
Faster memory with better timings, that also has RGB.
Better power supply for less money.
Try to hold out for the ASUS Strix or EVGA FTW3 2080TI's if you can.
Also if you can squeeze in extra budget for a better monitor, i'd suggest this one:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Monitor: Acer - Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($849.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $849.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 19:29 EST-0500


The monitor below is not ultrawide, it's a standard 27" screen which would be the bare minimum i'd suggest for the RTX 2080 TI and you'll get some good longevity out of your graphics card playing at that resolution, vs 4k. 4k is very demanding when gaming and your graphics card upgrade path with be more frequent at that resolution. I usually tell people if money is of no object, go 4k. Otherwise 1440p is the sweatspot.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Crosshair VII Hero ATX AM4 Motherboard ($259.44 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card ($1299.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($167.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($699.00 @ B&H)
Total: $3119.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 19:25 EST-0500
 
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Thank you for this! I see you say to avoid those 2080's do you have one that you believe will fit the build? Like i said I don't have one set in stone as I dont know, also with this setup do you think I won't need any other air cooling other than the two fans that come in the case in that list?
 
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Do you think I will need to? I would probably add another fan but just wanting to know if its necessary,
 
When you are spending that much, where money doesnt matter, the 9900k is your winner on all the benchmarks...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wj4heXWlvM


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($528.90 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - R1 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($93.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($135.82 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card ($1299.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT - Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer - XG270HU 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($386.24 @ OutletPC)
Total: $3079.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 22:00 EST-0500
 

It's not necessary, but you'll get increased air flow if you do. It'll only better protect your investment thermally.

 

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