Question Requesting advice on gaming build

ajhmartin903

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Hi everyone.
I'd love some feedback on my build.

PCPartPicker Part List:
CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£211.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£31.48 @ Ebuyer)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste (£7.09 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£159.98 @ Box Limited)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£101.22 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£74.99 @ Currys PC World)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card (£517.18 @ Box Limited)
Case: Corsair SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£73.99 @ AWD-IT)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120 mm Fan (£17.64 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120 mm Fan (£17.64 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case Fan: Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans (£73.99 @ AWD-IT)
Monitor: Samsung LC27JG52QQNXZA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (£299.99)
Custom: Redragon S101-UK Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Set Silent Quiet Wired RGB Rainbow Backlit Keyboard with Wrist Rest and M601 Gaming Mouse with Weight Tuning Set for Computer PC Gaming (UK-Layout) (£21.24)
Custom: Umi. by Amazon - Office Chair Desk Gaming Chairs Ergonomic Conference Executive Manager ComputerWork Chair High Back Adjustable Swivel Task Tilt E-Sports Chair (£129.99)
Total: £1819.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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To give some background on what I'm trying to do:
  • Strictly offline gamer - no multiplayer or online gaming needed
  • Trying to make a gorgeous build that will allow me to enjoy RPGs and the like at full ultra settings.
  • Ideally targeting as quiet a build as possible.
  • Totally new to building a PC, so unsure as to whether I've gone overboard with fans! I have five in there currently, and case already comes with two RGB fans. From what I've read online, fans might not be the best pre-installed with the case, so I was thinking of adding three (one at front, one at top, one at back - all producing colour - with a further two non-RGB fans, one at top, one at front). Is this overkill?
  • Have read forums and reviews to try and pick best motherboard and brand of RTX 2070 Super, but again am a little unsure if I've chosen good options.
  • Happy to reduce costs if there are better/cheaper options that will provide just-as-good or better performance than what is currently included.
I asked this question over on the PC Part Picker site as well. I got one response (see here - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/345759-thoughts-on-my-build ), but I'd love to get some other thoughts on it, along with some reasons on why I should make the changes.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler (£60.32 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£103.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£74.57 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£142.99 @ AWD-IT)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£673.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£103.97 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans (£75.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £1586.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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ajhmartin903

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Aug 2, 2014
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler (£60.32 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£103.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£74.57 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£142.99 @ AWD-IT)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£673.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£103.97 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans (£75.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £1586.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Thanks - what has driven your changes?
Why the 750W power supply instead of 550W (Pc Part Picker estimates less than 500W
Why the AMD?
Why the CPU cooler?
Why the motherboard?
Why that storage unit?
 

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Thanks - what has driven your changes?
Why the 750W power supply instead of 550W (Pc Part Picker estimates less than 500W
Why the AMD?
Why the CPU cooler?
Why the motherboard?
Why that storage unit?
The 650W Seasonic would work too for a few quid less. Gigabyte recommends a 650W PSU for that GPU.
The 3700x is 8 cores 16 threads is a very nice CPU compared to the 9600k is 6 cores 6 threads
It's a good cooler for the price 6 heatpipes and a very quiet high end fan
The motherboard has very good VRM design and is great for the money, swap to the pro carbon for better audio and LAN but you may need to flash the bios from a usb stick
The m2 I picked is one of the best performing ones available, swap to the Crucial P1 for a more budget friendly nvme ssd
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/WQ6P9G

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler (£59.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard (£159.99 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£74.57 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£108.00 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£673.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.95 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ Currys PC World)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 redux-1300 PWM 54.32 CFM 120 mm Fan (£14.73 @ Overclockers.co.uk) x3
Total: £1530.72

Why AMD? Better price to performance ratio and better potential upgradeability.
Why dark rock pro? Because the price is great.
Why the motherboard? It has X570 chipset and great VRM design for its price.
Why the Intel SSD? It's a cheap NVMe that performs really well for the price.
Why the Phanteks case? I like the looks of it, you can do with anything else, though.
Why the PSU? It's an excellent unit (performance, build quality, and noise) for the price that's going to be balanced for your system. At full gaming rendering/load, it will only load the PSU around 60%, which is about where you want it at.
 

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