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Eagl3ye

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I'm in the process of building a new gaming rig. I want to get some thoughts. My initial price range of $2,000's but after some messing around I'm okay within the high $2,000s and low $3,000s range. I probably wouldn't do any streaming. I'm not sure if I will do much OC but would like the option. My $2000 build included a i7-9700K, H115i Pro, 2x8GB 3200 Ram, 2070 Super FTW3, 750W 80+ Gold. See below for the $3200ish option.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nVCRyk

i9-9900k
Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WIFI)
Corsair H150i Pro
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (4x8GB) DDR-3600 - Might drop to 3200
Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 - Have a new 500 GB internal SSD Samsung 860
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW3
iCue 465X RGB mid - Have already
Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular - With overclocking, will 750W suffice?
Windows 10
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift
 
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You get more bang for your buck this way:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($338.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER ATX AM4 Motherboard ($359.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($185.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($799.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: AOC AG352UCG6 35.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($899.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $3290.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-24 13:58 EDT-0400


Can save a few dollars and still have a screaming system doing this:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($259.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($185.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($799.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Monitor: AOC AG352UCG6 35.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($899.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $3146.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-24 13:59 EDT-0400


I changed the monitor because once you go ultrawide you never want to go back to a normal monitor again.
 

Eagl3ye

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I'm an Intel person and I like the 9900k. I would like to base this build around that CPU and the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW3 . I'm also not sure if I want to go ultra wide for the monitor. I plan on using my current monitor as the second monitor. Trying to figure out which AIO to use and what motherboard. I would like to stick with Corsair because I have their key board and would like to use mainly just their RGB software.
 

ScrewySqrl

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honestly, AMD is just better all around than intel.. the 9900 (not 9700) eeks out a few extra fps in games at high resolutions. but thats it, If ~10 fps mates to you, go intel. AMD is just better at everything else
 
I'm an Intel person and I like the 9900k. I would like to base this build around that CPU and the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW3 . I'm also not sure if I want to go ultra wide for the monitor. I plan on using my current monitor as the second monitor. Trying to figure out which AIO to use and what motherboard. I would like to stick with Corsair because I have their key board and would like to use mainly just their RGB software.
For the 9900k you'll definitely want a 360mm aio. So if you want to stick with corsair, you'll want to stick with your original choice of the h150.

With that you would be good at stock clocks, and if you do decide to oc, will still be ok. Warm, but ok.
 
For the 9900k you'll definitely want a 360mm aio. So if you want to stick with corsair, you'll want to stick with your original choice of the h150.

With that you would be good at stock clocks, and if you do decide to oc, will still be ok. Warm, but ok.
I would not go with the H150i. You spend a lot of money for performance that is lower than the Cooler Master ML360R, granted the ML360R is noisier, or equal to the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 but the Arctic is quieter. You could go with the Liquid Freezer II 360 if you wanted a 360mm AIO.

Overall as @ScrewySqrl said the price/performance isn't there for Intel. You pay a lot for a few extra frames with a 2080Ti @ 1080p.
 

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