[SOLVED] Is this a good gaming rig?

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Hello, I am building my 2nd gaming rig, and I think that so far I'm doing good on getting parts that are worth the price. Although, there are some things that I have some questions about.
My rig is here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GHJp8M
I was wondering if someone could let me know if I could maybe switch out the AIO for a air cooler without overheating issues. I may not OC but I want the option for the future. So if there are any parts that anyone thinks I could switch out for a better value. I want to be able to play anything and I think these are the best parts for my buck. Let me know if I should change anything. Thanks!
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WwNYHB

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($127.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($403.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($107.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $1555.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 18:22 EST-0500

Here is my recommendation.
  1. Ryzen 3800x over Intel 9700K. Get multithreading for the money. I wouldn’t buy or recommend spending over $350 for a CPU without multithreading.
  2. EVGA has the best cooling 280mm. I wouldn’t get a 360mm unless you want to change the fans out. Most 360 are equal or less than 280 in cooling ability due to lower RPM fans.
  3. X570 board to go with ryzen. Get pcie4 and wifi6.
  4. NEO is for AMD and cas 16 DDR 3600. AMD has a higher latency memory controller than intel and this low latency fast ram helps FPS.
  5. Intel 660p nvme faster than SSD and cheaper. Best value nvme on the market.
  6. Don’t buy a bronze PSU, just don’t. Seasonic is the best, 750 watt quality PSU for your system.
Case and GPU look great.
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WwNYHB

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($127.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($403.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($107.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $1555.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 18:22 EST-0500

Here is my recommendation.
  1. Ryzen 3800x over Intel 9700K. Get multithreading for the money. I wouldn’t buy or recommend spending over $350 for a CPU without multithreading.
  2. EVGA has the best cooling 280mm. I wouldn’t get a 360mm unless you want to change the fans out. Most 360 are equal or less than 280 in cooling ability due to lower RPM fans.
  3. X570 board to go with ryzen. Get pcie4 and wifi6.
  4. NEO is for AMD and cas 16 DDR 3600. AMD has a higher latency memory controller than intel and this low latency fast ram helps FPS.
  5. Intel 660p nvme faster than SSD and cheaper. Best value nvme on the market.
  6. Don’t buy a bronze PSU, just don’t. Seasonic is the best, 750 watt quality PSU for your system.
Case and GPU look great.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WwNYHB

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($127.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($403.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($107.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $1555.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 18:22 EST-0500

Here is my recommendation.
  1. Ryzen 3800x over Intel 9700K. Get multithreading for the money. I wouldn’t buy or recommend spending over $350 for a CPU without multithreading.
  2. EVGA has the best cooling 280mm. I wouldn’t get a 360mm unless you want to change the fans out. Most 360 are equal or less than 280 in cooling ability due to lower RPM fans.
  3. X570 board to go with ryzen. Get pcie4 and wifi6.
  4. NEO is for AMD and cas 16 DDR 3600. AMD has a higher latency memory controller than intel and this low latency fast ram helps FPS.
  5. Intel 660p nvme faster than SSD and cheaper. Best value nvme on the market.
  6. Don’t buy a bronze PSU, just don’t. Seasonic is the best, 750 watt quality PSU for your system.
Case and GPU look great.
Thanks. What does the multi threading do for gaming that beats intel? Does it game better than intel? Thanks so much for the quick reply btw :)
 
Thanks. What does the multi threading do for gaming that beats intel? Does it game better than intel? Thanks so much for the quick reply btw :)
Gaming now is about equal. Gotta look to the future unless you plan to upgrade every 2 years. People that bought a 6600k thought 4 cores were good and in two years they were all complaining about how bad their CPUs were doing in games.
 
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Thanks, I know that I asked for something around 1600, but is there a cheaper mobo i could go with? Or is this my best bet with my parts?
 
Technically, an i7-9700K, particularly with an overclock, can perform slightly faster than a Ryzen 3800X in today's games, at least in situations where performance isn't graphics limited. You might see slightly higher frame rates in some games with that processor on a 1080p high refresh-rate screen, though performance is likely to be indistinguishable, especially if you are considering a higher resolution than 1080p.

The Ryzen processor does have SMT enabled though, allowing it to offer more performance when more than 8 threads are active, which Intel currently reserves for their pricier i9s. Current games don't really need that many threads, but it might make more of a difference as games become more heavily-threaded. If you are trying to reduce costs, you could also go with the 3700X rather than the 3800X, simply because they are practically the same processor, with only a tiny difference in clock-rates between them.

It's also worth noting that you could probably spend a bit less on a cooler, since these processors are built on a more efficient process than the 9700K, and won't emit quite as much heat under load.
 
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Technically, an i7-9700K, particularly with an overclock, can perform slightly faster than a Ryzen 3800X in today's games, at least in situations where performance isn't graphics limited. You might see slightly higher frame rates in some games with that processor on a 1080p high refresh-rate screen, though performance is likely to be indistinguishable, especially if you are considering a higher resolution than 1080p.

The Ryzen processor does have SMT enabled though, allowing it to offer more performance when more than 8 threads are active, which Intel currently reserves for their pricier i9s. Current games don't really need that many threads, but it might make more of a difference as games become more heavily-threaded. If you are trying to reduce costs, you could also go with the 3700X rather than the 3800X, simply because they are practically the same processor, with only a tiny difference in clock-rates between them.

It's also worth noting that you could probably spend a bit less on a cooler, since these processors are built on a more efficient process than the 9700K, and won't emit quite as much heat under load.
Would the 3700X before to work with any game on close to best settings? Im trying to build a PC that can completely dominate the new RD2 for PC.
 
Your original 9700K build is about as good as it gets if your focus is gaming and only fractions of the 9900K so I would not discount Intel. I would change the SSD to a NVMe SSD like the Crucial P1 which is both faster and cheaper and the case you have chosen suits AIO's and the best Air collers wont fit due to a height limitation on that case.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n6pDx6

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($403.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1533.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:32 EST-0500
 

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