Build Advice New system recommendation | Mid-tier $1500ish budget

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Hi Everyone!

I'm trying to build a mid-tier gaming rig capable of 1440p with a budget of $1500 or so and do not need a monitor. I haven't built a system in about 5 years so I'm really out of the loop. My previous system was a GTX 970 and Intel CPU, but I'm open to trying AMD components. I am trying to build a mini-ITX build as I don't need or want a giant tower.

Approximate Purchase Date: end of November

Budget Range: $1500 or so

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: CPU, GPU, Memory, GPU cooler, case, PSU, NVME SSD x2, etc.

Do you need to buy OS:
No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com

Location: Seattle, WA

Parts Preferences: Open to suggestions

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: WQHD 1440p

Additional Comments: Looking for a mini-itx build as I don't need or want a giant tower.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I don't have a desktop PC and want to get back into FPS gaming.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Something like this should be good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $326.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $218.90 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card | $503.98 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case | $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $88.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1554.70
| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00
| Total | $1494.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-04 14:38 EST-0500 |


This has a better GPU but no cooler for extreme overclocking. Just the stock cooler for mild overclocking...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $326.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $219.00 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $699.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case | $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $88.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1591.82
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $1551.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-04 23:24 EST-0500 |
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($326.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($156.42 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.99 @ Walmart)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1535.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-04 14:37 EST-0500


Best performance you can get around that budget.
Small form factor but not mini-itx. Mini-itx is a big compromise on performance or have to spend lot over budget to get decent build.
 

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