[SOLVED] New gaming PC since 2013! Suggestions? Intel I7 9700F, RTX 2070 Super

audioh

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Hello! :) Building my first gaming PC since 2013. I wasn't aiming for the most advanced gear in the market as I do want to save budget where I can, but I do for a change want all the high end games to run on Ultra with smooth FPS. Would appreciate any and all advice!

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9Ghz AM4- Box

CPU Cooler: MSI Core Frozr L CPU Cooler

GPU: ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 SUPER Advanced 8GB OC GDDR6 2xHDMI 2xDP USB Type-C ROG-STRIX-RTX2080S-A8G-GAMING

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO AM4, AMD B450, DDR4, 3xPCI-E, DVI, HDMI

Case: Corsair iCUE 465X RGB Tempered Glass Mid Tower ATX Smart Case Black No PSU

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Kit

SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 MZ-V7S1T0 1TB SSD

HDD: Western Digital Red 2TB 256MB Sata III WD20EFAX

Power Supply: Corsair 750W Active PFC Modular 80+ Bronze CX750M PSU

Monitor: Asus VG27BQ 27'' LED


Any suggestions? Do any of the components contradict/bottleneck each other?

Thank you!
 
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No that board does not appear to have the BIOS Flashback feature. If you want to use that board the shop might be able to check the BIOS and if needed install a 3000 series BIOS for you for a small fee.

You could look at the MSI Max B450 range, the Max versions guarantee to be 3000 series ready. The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max is a great board.

Your PSU is ok, it’s lower quality than the one I recommended but it’s ok. There is also very little difference between the 3700X & 3800X so I would not pay much more for a 3800X.
I’d change a lot. I’d go with a Ryzen 3600/3600X or even 3700X if budget allows, paired with a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. This should help save some money which might allow you to go with a higher gpu. I game at 1440p 144Hz with a 2080 Super and 3700X and my games are entirely gpu limited. I run a mixture of medium to ultra settings with Ray Tracing off to achieve 120+ FPS in the games I play.

Edit: you can also get cheaper, equal and possibly better quality PSU that is more than sufficient for even a 2080Ti https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650...ngle-rail-fully-modular-54a-120mm-fan-atx-psu
 

audioh

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I’d change a lot. I’d go with a Ryzen 3600/3600X or even 3700X if budget allows, paired with a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. This should help save some money which might allow you to go with a higher gpu. I game at 1440p 144Hz with a 2080 Super and 3700X and my games are entirely gpu limited. I run a mixture of medium to ultra settings with Ray Tracing off to achieve 120+ FPS in the games I play.

Edit: you can also get cheaper, equal and possibly better quality PSU that is more than sufficient for even a 2080Ti https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650...ngle-rail-fully-modular-54a-120mm-fan-atx-psu
Hey man, I've updated the main post with specs accordingly with yours and others' suggestions and the logistics of the local shop I'm purchasing from. Would appreciate your opinion!
 

audioh

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Mar 10, 2018
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No that board does not appear to have the BIOS Flashback feature. If you want to use that board the shop might be able to check the BIOS and if needed install a 3000 series BIOS for you for a small fee.

You could look at the MSI Max B450 range, the Max versions guarantee to be 3000 series ready. The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max is a great board.

Your PSU is ok, it’s lower quality than the one I recommended but it’s ok. There is also very little difference between the 3700X & 3800X so I would not pay much more for a 3800X.
 
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