Question new computer build (1st build)


Do you plan on using the CD/Disk drive?

If you can fit a small SSD like a 120gb into your budget. Do it. You don’t want a hard drive for your OS.

The i9 is a powerhouse and especially if you are gaming, you’ll want to get a better CPU cooler.

$176 for 2666mhz ram?? You can find the same ram at 3200mhz for the same price. Newegg or Amazon. You need to have faster ram if you are going with that i9.
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Aug 26, 2020
My question is why not 10th gen and a Z490 board? Prices are comparable.

... and yeah, putting a $30 cooler on an i9 isn't advised. Agree with Jay about the storage and ram too... SSD... faster ram. Both are a must.
Here's a few changes to consider.
ASUS PRIME H570-PLUS $139.99
Intel Core i7-10700F Comet Lake $268.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition $39.99
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) CL16 Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory $159.99
Team Group CX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal SSD $86.99


Oct 31, 2020
Unfortunately the GPU situation is horrible. That is not an optimal choice for one.
I wish there were an obvious answer for a good alternative, one that a person could go and buy readily, it just isn't happening. .


Jan 23, 2015
I just built an I9-9900k last summer. It's my CAD station. I do FEA and Motion and Rendering too.
It's very fast. But even with good cooling it's not much for OC. 5% maybe, 10% at the most. Not like the old days were you could a get 30-40% improvement.

Cooling: It's also a very hot running ezbakeoven, even with watercooling w/ an H100i. I would not consider air cooling on this CPU. The H100i is about $150 and worth it.

Storage: You are doing storage intensive tasks. If you want it to be fast, switch over to M.2 drives. Or SSD at the very least. Say goodbye to spinning platters unless you just need massive amounts of storage. In which case, get your OS, Scratch, work disks as the SSD/M.2 and once you are done with the project move it over to a spinning platter.

Motherboard: I got the Maximus Hero XI from Asus for my build. Seems OK. Asus makes good stuff, you are OK there.

RAM: Go Faster. My board does 3600 w/ corsair memory (I have 128GB). Now there are 4000mhz chips on the market.

GPU: My personal opinion is to avoid AMD at all costs. nVidia all the way.

Power: if you can find one, bump that up to 750 or 850. They don't like running at Maximum.


this is my first computer build for video editing gaming and photoshop work. so just wanted to see wanted the forum thought of it, so what do you guys think about it.
Don't get a 9900k. You can get a 10700k, for less, and get the same performance, with better temps. A 212 is not enough cooler, for a 9900k. Also threw in an SSD.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($321.27 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Silicon Power A60 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: AMD Radeon Pro W5500 8 GB Video Card
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1033.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-11 09:51 EST-0500
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