Build Advice Opinions on my new build please

Mar 27, 2020
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Nvj327

Here's the Part list for the new build I want to buy, it will be for mid-high end gaming. I currently have a GTX1080 in my current PC which I will transfer over.

I really want this PC to look good too, hence all the RGB fans etc, but my main worry is that I'm not sure if the Motherboard is good enough and I really do not know much about GPU's and storage etc. Also future-proof would be great! This would be the first PC I build myself so I'm very nervous and would like to get everything right.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
 

g-unit1111

Titan
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There's no reason to buy a 9900K right now when the 10900K is coming relatively soon and out perfroms it by like 30%. If you want something that is "future proof" (when there really isn't such a thing), go with Ryzen - the 3900X is cheaper than the 9900K and matches it in terms of performance, while offering more cores. It also will allow for upgrades to Ryzen 4000 when available.

Assuming your max budget is $2500 here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($418.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: NZXT KRAKEN Z63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($249.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($197.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($122.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($703.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2515.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 11:41 EDT-0400
 
I would wait for Intel 10th gen. or build something like this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $418.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $86.46 @ B&H
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $258.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $54.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card | Purchased For $0.00
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | $87.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $124.99 @ Best Buy
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $106.99 @ Other World Computing
Case Fan | Corsair HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120 mm Fans | $89.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1519.25
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 13:43 EDT-0400 |
 
Mar 27, 2020
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There's no reason to buy a 9900K right now when the 10900K is coming relatively soon and out perfroms it by like 30%. If you want something that is "future proof" (when there really isn't such a thing), go with Ryzen - the 3900X is cheaper than the 9900K and matches it in terms of performance, while offering more cores. It also will allow for upgrades to Ryzen 4000 when available.

Assuming your max budget is $2500 here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($418.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: NZXT KRAKEN Z63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($249.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($197.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($122.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($703.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2515.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 11:41 EDT-0400
Thank you so much for the response.

I was wondering whether you could give me more info on the motherboard, 2 people have replied with the one you linked. But why? I read a lot online that the Asus ROG STRIX or Maximus HERO, are both great motherboards and the ASUS bios is very helpful for easy overclocking. I haven't heard much about it Gigabyte, is it just better value for money?
 
Mar 27, 2020
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I would wait for Intel 10th gen. or build something like this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $418.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $86.46 @ B&H
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $258.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $54.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card | Purchased For $0.00
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | $87.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $124.99 @ Best Buy
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $106.99 @ Other World Computing
Case Fan | Corsair HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120 mm Fans | $89.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1519.25
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 13:43 EDT-0400 |
Thank you so much for the response.

I was wondering whether you could give me more info on the motherboard, 2 people have replied with the one you linked. But why? I read a lot online that the Asus ROG STRIX or Maximus HERO, are both great motherboards and the ASUS bios is very helpful for easy overclocking. I haven't heard much about it Gigabyte, is it just better value for money?
 
Thank you so much for the response.

I was wondering whether you could give me more info on the motherboard, 2 people have replied with the one you linked. But why? I read a lot online that the Asus ROG STRIX or Maximus HERO, are both great motherboards and the ASUS bios is very helpful for easy overclocking. I haven't heard much about it Gigabyte, is it just better value for money?
Asus has a more friendly BIOS indeed, but for the x570 chipset, Gigabyte boards have got better VRMs and power cycle management which would allow to run more loads without excessive thermals, transforming into better performance and overclocking potential eventually.
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
Thank you so much for the response.

I was wondering whether you could give me more info on the motherboard, 2 people have replied with the one you linked. But why? I read a lot online that the Asus ROG STRIX or Maximus HERO, are both great motherboards and the ASUS bios is very helpful for easy overclocking. I haven't heard much about it Gigabyte, is it just better value for money?
You really can't go wrong with any of them. I generally don't select the Maximus because of cost. Asus generally has a better BIOS, but Gigabyte has a more solid build quality, and that's usually what I look for in a board.
 

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