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Question Need help building my first gaming PC

Nov 11, 2019
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Hi. I just started reading about the key components that a gaming PC should have and I've already identified some of them, the problem is that I do not know if I'm choosing compatible parts and beyond that, I do not know how to start building the thing once I receive all the parts. Here's the list of all the components I've researched and placed on my watchlist:
Case: be quiet! Dark Base 700
CPU: Intel Core i5-9600k
MOBO: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super Windforce OC
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB - M.2 NVMe
HDD: Seagate 3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5" SATA III 6.0Gb/s

PSU: I actually do not have any idea about the correct part to use for this

Now, all my doubts revolve around dangerous interactions between the selected components. Is everything compatible with my motherboard? and if so, how do I actually start building the thing
 
  • Recommended PSU
    650W
  • Power Connectors
    8 Pin1, 6 Pin1
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphics-Card/GV-N207SWF3OC-8GC/sp#sp

Guide to install Windows 10 on NVMe M.2 drive:

The NVMe M.2 drive should be the only storage drive connected.

NVMe SSDs do not appear within the BIOS until Windows creates the system partition with the EFI Boot Sector. Your M.2 SSD contains UEFI driver information within the firmware. By disabling the CSM module, Windows will read and utilize the M.2-specific UEFI driver

Go into the BIOS, under the boot tab there is an option for CSM. Make sure it is disabled.

Click on the secure boot option below and make sure it is set to another OS, not windows UEFI.

Click on key management and clear secure boot keys.

Insert a USB memory stick with a bootable UEFI USB drive with Windows 10 Setup* on it, USB3 is quicker but USB2 works too. A Windows DVD won’t work unless you’ve created your own UEFI Bootable DVD.

Press F10 to save, exit and reboot.

Windows 10 will now start installing to your NVME drive as it has its own NVME driver built in.

When the PC reboots hit F2 to go back into the BIOS, you will see under boot priority that windows boot manager now lists your NVME drive.

Click on secure boot again but now set it to Windows UEFI mode.

Click on key management and install default secure boot keys

Press F10 to save and exit, Windows will finish the install. Once you have Windows up and running, shutdown the PC and reconnect your other SATA drives.

*How to create a bootable UEFI USB drive with Windows 10 Setup
https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-create-a-bootable-uefi-usb-drive-with-windows-10-setup/

The Windows 10 ISO link is broken in the above. You can obtain the ISO file here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 
Hi. I just started reading about the key components that a gaming PC should have and I've already identified some of them, the problem is that I do not know if I'm choosing compatible parts and beyond that, I do not know how to start building the thing once I receive all the parts.
Sites like PCPartPicker will let you know after entering in all the build parts if anything is not compatible (at first glance nothing on your list appears to be).

YouTube also has some good videos on how to physically build up the parts. If you want specifics, just search YT for something like "how to install a NVMe drive on a ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero".

It helps a lot as well to look in the MB manual, as it explains how each part should be installed, and has key info like what DIMM slots to install the RAM in for dual channel mode, which is what you want. You also want to set the MB BIOS to XMP for the RAM to run it at it's rated speed, and it will show you how to do that as well. Otherwise it will run at a much lower speed.

As far as PSU suggestions, this unit would be very good, though you might hit a better deal on holiday sales.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1381271-REG/seasonic_electronics_focus_series_ssr_650fm_650w.html
 

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