[SOLVED] higher budget 1440p build, seeking advice

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I've got a the buck to get the bang because we work hard and play even harder, but I am slightly naive to be honest. I built my current rig 4 years ago, and made of mistakes but also avoided a whole mess of mistakes by seeking advice from the forums. Any advice or recommendation, positive or negative, is greatly appreciated. This is where I am at currently, I don't even know if these parts are all compatible with each other. Will I have problems with any of this fitting in this case? here she is.

EDIT: I will be using this for 1440p, 120-144hz gaming on AAA games hopefully ultra setting with a breeze

CPU: i9 9900k coffee lake
https://www.newegg.com/core-i9-9th-gen-intel-core-i9-9900k/p/N82E16819117957?Item=N82E16819117957

CPU cooler: Enermax liqfusion 360
https://www.newegg.com/enermax-liqfusion-360-liquid-cooling-system/p/N82E16835214097?Item=9SIA6ZP9PH8586

GPU: GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super
https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-gv-n207saorus-8gc/p/N82E16814932170?Item=N82E16814932170

Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE
https://www.newegg.com/p/1HD-002J-000A1?Item=9SIAH8W99V2782

RAM: GSKILL Trident Z 4x8g
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232482?Item=N82E16820232482

SSD: SAMSUNG 860 pro
https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-pro-series-1tb/p/N82E16820147682?Item=9SIA12K6WA0943

PSU: Corsair HX750i
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-hxi-series-hx750i-750w/p/N82E16817139084?Item=N82E16817139084

Case: Corsair Carbide 275R
https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139117
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.32 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card ($1263.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2536.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 11:28 EDT-0400


Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 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 ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1098.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2060.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 11:32 EDT-0400


I provided 2 lists. If you decide to go all out with the budget get the top build. If you wanna save few bucks get the second one.

For 1440p 144Hz gaming I highly recommend RTX2080Ti over any other card if your budget allows. In your case your budget does allow to fit it in.

For 1440p gaming there s no big hit at all when going with R7 3700X over i9-9900K even with OC. But the gain by channeling that budget to your GPU is far superior.

All are very high quality components in both the builds.

Before people get fired about SSD. That one has decent speed for read and write and anything higher is not really noticeable in game loads or page loads. The only time it is visible is while transferring large files. If done once a week or even less it doesn't makes sense to go any higher.
 
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Not to hijack your build but I personally would make some changes. What you have picked will work if that’s the direction you would like to go. I’d spend a bit less in a very great motherboard like the Aurous Master. I would also spend less on a better m.2 drive like the intel 660p. You can also spend less on a higher wattage amazing PSU like the seasonic focus gold 850 watt. These savings can get you a better GPU like the 2080 super. This will get you closer to that frame rate and ultra settings. The AIO I put on there is the same brand but is rated for some serious cooling should you decide to overclock.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kG4BPn
 
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Not to hijack your build but I personally would make some changes. What you have picked will work if that’s the direction you would like to go. I’d spend a bit less in a very great motherboard like the Aurous Master. I would also spend less on a better m.2 drive like the intel 660p. You can also spend less on a higher wattage amazing PSU like the seasonic focus gold 850 watt. These savings can get you a better GPU like the 2080 super. This will get you closer to that frame rate and ultra settings. The AIO I put on there is the same brand but is rated for some serious cooling should you decide to overclock.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kG4BPn
Thank you this is exactly what I was looking for, I wasn't familiar with the intel 660p until now, seems to be a no brainer to go with that now. This AIO brand is pretty new and was excited to try it but I just ran into this video on youtube about it having serious issues down the line.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nttKqzQiZEo


Also I've read that the RTX feature of the 2070/2080 super is not all its hyped up to be and you can get some more bang for your buck if your willing to miss out on this feature and get a different card, what are your thoughts?
 
Same performance and quality, but cheaper...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $488.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $279.95 @ Amazon
Memory | OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $709.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $55.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2038.67
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $1988.67
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 06:05 EDT-0400 |
 
Thank you this is exactly what I was looking for, I wasn't familiar with the intel 660p until now, seems to be a no brainer to go with that now. This AIO brand is pretty new and was excited to try it but I just ran into this video on youtube about it having serious issues down the line.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nttKqzQiZEo


Also I've read that the RTX feature of the 2070/2080 super is not all its hyped up to be and you can get some more bang for your buck if your willing to miss out on this feature and get a different card, what are your thoughts?
The Enermax Liqtech that they are talking about in that video is the 1st generation. They are also talking about the CPU hookup that goes with the threadripper CPUs. The one I linked in the build has a different CPU block entirely. If you want a great performing AIO that’s tried and tested, get an EVGA AIO.
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.32 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card ($1263.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2536.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 11:28 EDT-0400


Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 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 ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1098.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2060.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 11:32 EDT-0400


I provided 2 lists. If you decide to go all out with the budget get the top build. If you wanna save few bucks get the second one.

For 1440p 144Hz gaming I highly recommend RTX2080Ti over any other card if your budget allows. In your case your budget does allow to fit it in.

For 1440p gaming there s no big hit at all when going with R7 3700X over i9-9900K even with OC. But the gain by channeling that budget to your GPU is far superior.

All are very high quality components in both the builds.

Before people get fired about SSD. That one has decent speed for read and write and anything higher is not really noticeable in game loads or page loads. The only time it is visible is while transferring large files. If done once a week or even less it doesn't makes sense to go any higher.
 
Reactions: jfanbro
Oct 14, 2019
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0
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.32 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card ($1263.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2536.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 11:28 EDT-0400


Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 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 ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1098.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2060.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 11:32 EDT-0400


I provided 2 lists. If you decide to go all out with the budget get the top build. If you wanna save few bucks get the second one.

For 1440p 144Hz gaming I highly recommend RTX2080Ti over any other card if your budget allows. In your case your budget does allow to fit it in.

For 1440p gaming there s no big hit at all when going with R7 3700X over i9-9900K even with OC. But the gain by channeling that budget to your GPU is far superior.

All are very high quality components in both the builds.

Before people get fired about SSD. That one has decent speed for read and write and anything higher is not really noticeable in game loads or page loads. The only time it is visible is while transferring large files. If done once a week or even less it doesn't makes sense to go any higher.
EDIT:My end of the day budget including operating system and a 1440p 144hz monitor is about $3000-$3200. (and thats gonna make me cry when I leave the bank)
EDIT2: My current rig has a 1tb HHD so anything better than that is an upgrade anyways! lol

I like the top build for the motherboard, and I'm going to take your word that downgrading the cpu won't be a big hit. I guess we really are "returning to the glory days of a beefy gpu being enough with the new Ryzen processors". Greatly thankful for these 2 lists bro! seriously! Now I'm thinking the top build with the cheaper case, the cheaper CPU cooler, and do you think it will be noticeable to go with the cheaper ram? I don't want to sacrifice performance at this level, although that ram is $100 cheaper.
 

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If you are seeking 120+fps @ 1440p with ultra settings you need a 2080ti.
Thats not entirely true. I am doing pretty fine @1440p with a non-overclocked 2080 Turbo (pretty low end model) that I bought used (6M) for 479 Euro. My opinion is that you do not need a 1000+ dollar gpu to have a good gaming experience in 1440p. Yes you might drop some settings to very high and disable ray tracing, but is that worth the price premium?
 

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Thats not entirely true. I am doing pretty fine @1440p with a non-overclocked 2080 Turbo (pretty low end model) that I bought used (6M) for 479 Euro. My opinion is that you do not need a 1000+ dollar gpu to have a good gaming experience in 1440p. Yes you might drop some settings to very high and disable ray tracing, but is that worth the price premium?
I stated "120+ FPS @ 1440p with ultra settings", is true. If you are looking for the highest graphical experience, including ray tracing, at 2k or higher resolutions, over 100fps, the 2080ti is the ONLY option.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.31 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card ($1279.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.79 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($421.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $3074.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 22:55 EDT-0400

There is no need to compromise on the top list to fit in monitor and OS. If you have $3k and up for total setup then still it can be easily managed to fit everything around that budget range.

Still if you wanna save budget then yes that 16GBP kit is fine. For the matter of fact I recommend getting ASUS TUF X570 board and EVGA Black GPU combo to save decent amount. As that ROG board will be aesthetically wasted same with the GPU.
 

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I stated "120+ FPS @ 1440p with ultra settings", is true. If you are looking for the highest graphical experience, including ray tracing, at 2k or higher resolutions, over 100fps, the 2080ti is the ONLY option.
I just had the feeling that some sort of alternative statement is needed here to put things into perspective. I dont think that the 2080ti for its insane pricing is worth it for 1440p gaming. That is entirely my subjective opinion. I rather drop some settings a small notch or accept "only" 100 fps than spending that amonth of money on a gpu.
 

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I just had the feeling that some sort of alternative statement is needed here to put things into perspective. I dont think that the 2080ti for its insane pricing is worth it for 1440p gaming. That is entirely my subjective opinion. I rather drop some settings a small notch or accept "only" 100 fps than spending that amonth of money on a gpu.
It certainly is expensive!
 
I just had the feeling that some sort of alternative statement is needed here to put things into perspective. I dont think that the 2080ti for its insane pricing is worth it for 1440p gaming. That is entirely my subjective opinion. I rather drop some settings a small notch or accept "only" 100 fps than spending that amonth of money on a gpu.
Even if we had to save money, I would have cut price on CPU rather than GPU as at 1440p stronger GPU is more effective than CPU. What good will money saving do if final product gives us unsatisfactory result. There is no reason to compromise specially when budget is not an issue.
 

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