Question Opinions on this build please

WildCard999

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The part quality/choices could be good depending on the uses. If it's for gaming we need to know resolution/refresh rate as that could drastically change the CPU/GPU. If your just gaming then 32gb of memory isn't needed but if your doing video editing/rendering then it may be justified.

While it is a higher end build spending $2,400 just on the tower may not be needed and could be spent on other parts of the build such as the monitor, peripherals or even VR.
 
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Barty1884

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At 4K, I'd aim for a 2080TI and make some tradeoffs elsewhere to allow for this.

Something along these lines:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z390-PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($165.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1049.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2378.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 12:45 EDT-0400


Drops you to 16GB... which may/may not be sufficient for your use cases. I would assume it's at least workable, if not ideal.


Or, a Ryzen offering which should be plenty capable for gaming at 4K, and beneficial for editing/conversion.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($131.65 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($189.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1049.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2354.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 12:53 EDT-0400


8c/16t, 2080TI and keeps your 32GB of RAM for right around the original proposed pricepoint.
 
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WildCard999

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My uses would be: gaming at 4k, video conversion, light video editing,
So for 4K gaming more of the gaming load shifts to the GPU so you really don't need that 9700K, the 2700X would work just as good and would be better for editing due to the extra cores/threads. I would keep the 32gb of memory. Changing the CPU to the 2700 (W/aftermarket cooler) as well as the PSU (better quality for much cheaper) saves you nearly $400.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($247.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($235.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($769.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2001.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 12:48 EDT-0400


You could save further and have more storage by changing the 970 EVO to the 500gb version then getting a 2TB HDD.

Or use those savings for the 2080 ti.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($247.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($235.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1049.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2281.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 12:50 EDT-0400
 

chipkost

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I don't really want to go AMD. I think I'll change the evga power supply to a Seasonic Focus Plus 750 Platinum. Is there a lower cost Z390 motherboard that still has wifi and USB C? I might also drop the memory down to 16gb but I am not sure yet. Is there another memory that is better than the Corsair Vengeance 3200?
 

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