Build Advice Looking to put together a new build (iso advice)

Phosphonothioic

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I'm a gamer, who mostly plays WoW, but I do pick up other, more PC intensive, titles on occasion (Here's looking at you, Wolfenstein!). I would like a rig that can chew through WoW on max settings and give me 50-60 fps at 1080p or 1440p all around. I'm considering the following...

- I'd like to pick up either a RTX 2060 Super or 2070 Super for starters.

- I've been Intel all my life, and would take some persuading to switch, but it's not out of the question. My last desktop CPU purchase was an i5-3570K, so there's been a lot to hit the market since and I really need help finding a sweet fit that isn't overkill and wasting money. The i7-9700K seems like a solid choice but, again, will need guidance.

- I would like to run 32GB of dual-channel RAM (is quad better for any reason?). The max speed (e.g. DDR4-2400) is determined by the CPU alone? Or does the Motherboard have to be taken into consideration as well?

- I'll probably use an M.2 SSD and a good ol' WD 1TB Black/Blue as storage. Suggestions on the SSD? I look at benchmarks and am never sure what I should be aiming for.

- Let's use an ATX board, I'm done with trying to build m-ATX systems. I don't want to have to worry about airflow.

- Not sure if I'd overclock. Potentially the GPU, and maybe the CPU, but I always worry about shortening their lifespan.

- PSU: Well, yeah, it'll depend.

- I ballparking things at this point, so let's say my budget is $1000-$1500. I'll figure out the case/monitor outside this budget as I have some spares and may decide to use those.

Let me know if you have any questions. All constructive advice is welcome! :)

Thanks!
 

WildCard999

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Mind filling out the rest?


Approximate Purchase Date:

Budget Range:
$1,000 - $1,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW)

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country:

Parts Preferences:
Intel

Overclocking (CPU/GPU):

Monitor Resolution:
1080P/1440P

Additional Comments:



To answer some of your questions, I would go for the Intel 660P M.2 NVMe SSD as its quite fast for the price. Dual channel performs better then quad channel if your going with a i7.
 

Phosphonothioic

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Mind filling out the rest?


Approximate Purchase Date: As soon at a parts-list can be assembled

Budget Range:
$1,000 - $1,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW) + more CPU/GPU intensive (occasionally)

Parts Not Required: Case / Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Micro Center

Country: United States

Parts Preferences:
Intel

Overclocking (CPU/GPU): Probably not

Monitor Resolution:
1080P/1440P

Additional Comments: Suggestions on a case are welcome. I have a few spares, but I always have an eye out for well-built/thought-out cases. (Do not include in budget) This will be an outside decision.



To answer some of your questions, I would go for the Intel 660P M.2 NVMe SSD as its quite fast for the price. Dual channel performs better then quad channel if your going with a i7.
 

WildCard999

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Ok, what monitor do you have now or are planning on using?

Reason I ask is because if you don't have one picked out yet I would highly suggest going 2560x1080P or 3440x1440P as WoW natively supports 21:9 and looks gorgeous on a IPS or VA ultra wide.
 

WildCard999

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With the prices of SSD's being so cheap I would just go SSD and no HDD.

Here's my recommendation for a Intel Build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($90.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($193.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1366.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 13:28 EDT-0400



Here's my recommendation of a AMD Build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock - X570 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($193.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1426.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 13:30 EDT-0400



The AMD is better for the long run since the CPU/MB supports PCIE 4.0 and there's another generation of CPU's coming out before AMD changes socket.

Either build would play WoW well on 1080P/1440P or a 21:9 variant as well as other newer games.

Case recommendation.

PCPartPicker Part List

Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $96.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 13:32 EDT-0400
 

Phosphonothioic

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Ok, what monitor do you have now or are planning on using?

Reason I ask is because if you don't have one picked out yet I would highly suggest going 2560x1080P or 3440x1440P as WoW natively supports 21:9 and looks gorgeous on a IPS or VA ultra wide.
My 1080p is 16:10 and 1440p is 16:9.

I'll browse some 21:9 and see if they break the bank. :p
 

WildCard999

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My 1080p is 16:10 and 1440p is 16:9.

I'll browse some 21:9 and see if they break the bank. :p
This MSI is a beast for the price ($350 after MIR).
https://www.microcenter.com/product/512508/optix-mag341cq-34-uw-qhd-100hz-dvi-hdmi-dp-freesync-curved-gaming-led-monitor

It would pair well with either of the above systems or I could make adjustments to make it fit within the budget. Also if your near the Microcenter you may be able to bundle some parts and save some money that way.
 

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