Question New to PC Gaming

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Hello all,

Finally decided to switch to PC gaming and have the below on order from PC Specialist. I'm wanting to run 4k @ 60fps(+?), will this be able to do that?

I plan to get a decent monitor further down the line, any recommendations on what I should be looking at?

TIA.

Case
CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 460X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 Eight Core Processor i9-9900K (3.6GHz) 16MB Cache


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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!


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1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11 AC1200 867Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
 
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In short, yes. A 1080ti will also be capable of running a 4K display at 60hz, but I would go with the rtx just because of it’s added features for the future, as more games add things like ray tracing. You should have no problems, as that is one beast first rig you are getting!(y)
 
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In short, yes. A 1080ti will also be capable of running a 4K display at 60hz, but I would go with the rtx just because of it’s added features for the future, as more games add things like ray tracing. You should have no problems, as that is one beast first rig you are getting!(y)
I'm getting a rtx 2080ti, so that should do the job then?
 
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Yep, a 2080ti with 9900k can do 4k 60hz. Running 4k is really tough, but that hardware can do it.

That parts list seems like someone that knows what they are doing aswell.
Yea, I took my time with it and asked around. This is the 3rd attempt at a build pre purchase, so hope it does what I want. I've been told it's better to run 1080p max settings than 4k, is that accurate?
 
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The 9900k isn’t really needed for 4K gaming, even the 9700k is more than you need. The higher the resolution the lower the FPS and the lower the cpu workload.

If you keep the 9900k I’d opt for a better AIO, that cpu runs really hot.
I'm an absolute noob in this field, AIO?
 
I'm an absolute noob in this field, AIO?
Your cpu cooler. AIO = All In One, a term used for these sealed closed loop water coolers.

Just realising your case only supports AIO’s that use 120mm fans. Ideally for a 9900k you would want something like the H150i Pro which has 3x120mm and is called a 360mm. Now your case says it supports 360mm but then fails to list the H150i. This might be because the case came out before the cooler but I’m not sure.
 

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