Need help choosing some pc parts

Jan 22, 2019
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Hello,
I am building for the first time and unsure about a couple of parts. I plan on gaming at 1080 maxed setting and would like it to last a couple of years.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/p97Htg

I’m not to sure if I should go with the Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING motherboard or go with the Asus - TUF Z390-PRO GAMING motherboard? Would paying the extra be worth it and would one be better for future upgrades?
I am unsure if I should go for the Asus rog strix rtx 2060 oc, Evga rtx 2060 XC Ultra gaming or msi rtx 2060 gaming z?
Any other suggestions would be helpful.
Thank you for the help!
 

WildCard999

Titan
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You can do better for the price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£299.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£115.94 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£119.58 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£223.48 @ Senetic)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card (£469.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.95 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£90.11 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: AOC - C27G1 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (£247.70 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1636.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-22 13:45 GMT+0000

I kept the 1TB SSD in however you can get a bit more space if you went 500gb SSD + 2TB HDD for roughly the same price.
 

WildCard999

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Any reason why? Zotac does make good GPU's and this dual fan version is pretty good as the fans overlap the PCB. The 10XX versions of this GPU ran cool and fast.
 

LordVile

Admirable
Well just aesthetically by the looks of the original build the guy wants RGB. Which that card has none or not much I can’t remember.

Secondly they’re not exactly well made. I got a Zotac 1070FE and that was so broken it ramped up to 100% fan speed on the desktop after 1 day even when I reset everything. If he has the money a good card from MSI or Asus would be preferable. Also if you get the same board and GPU you can sync the RGB with less fuss.
 
Jan 22, 2019
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Was thinking going with a asus rog strix 2070 oc, evga RTX 2070 XC ULTRA GAMING or msi 2070 gaming z? Not sure if I should go with a low 2070 or higher 2070?
 

WildCard999

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Any of those are solid cards, go with whatever you like and fits within your budget as the differences between them are pretty minimal.
 

LordVile

Admirable
It really looks like it comes to to what you want it to look like. If you want RGB which by the looks of things you do, I’d match the Board and GPU make so you have to deal with one fewer pieces of bloatware.
 
Jan 22, 2019
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What about the differences between the Mobos in the question?
 
Jan 22, 2019
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I’m not to sure if I should go with the Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING motherboard or go with the Asus - TUF Z390-PRO GAMING motherboard? Would paying the extra be worth it and would one be better for future upgrades?
 

WildCard999

Titan
Herald
If your looking for any sort of "future-proofing" your best bet is the AMD AM4 socket as AMD is using it until 2020. With Coffeelake/Refesh it's using the 1151 socket (used in Kaby/Skylake) but I doubt it'll last longer then the current 9th gen CPU's now.
 
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I understand what your saying about the the boards. I know you mentioned the 2070 earlier on, but is the 2070 worth the extra price and performance over the 2060?
 

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