Question What components should I get

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Hello,

I'm currently shopping and want to build my gaming rig. Thus far I have decided to buy the following components:

- Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor

- Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler

- Western Digital Red 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

- Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card

To clarify that I'm interested in gaming and not streaming or photo editing.
Now, with that said I want a motherboard which fits these components but don't know what to buy.

Since it's intel, it has to be LGA 1151 socket and Z370 or Z390 chipset in case I want to overclock. I'm interested in an ATX size but still I don't know what to buy with the Noctua cooler taking space, so it has to be compatible with it.
I have less care about appearances and RGB lighting, but more importantly functionality and performance.

I plan also to put a 32 GB RAM (2 x 16) but not set on type yet.
A full tower case is also in mind but still didn't do the research on that

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated as I'm a bit stuck
 

Phaaze88

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- Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor
Automatically pigeonholes you to 280/360mm or custom loop if you want to overclock that. No air cooler can handle it.

- Western Digital Red 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
5400rpm is just a tad too slow.

- Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card
What monitor resolution? This thing is a total waste of money at 1080p - get a 2070 Super instead.
If 1440p and up, then OK!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor ($889.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Toshiba X300 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($154.99 @ Other World Computing)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($1183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ B&H)
Total: $3041.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-25 19:24 EST-0500
 
Jan 25, 2020
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Thank you for your suggestions.
Automatically pigeonholes you to 280/360mm or custom loop if you want to overclock that. No air cooler can handle it.
And if I don't overclock it will the NH-DH15 handle it? To be honest I'm trying to avoid water cooling solutions and from many reviews I found the NH-DH15 an excellent one

And won't you recommend a full tower case for better air flow and more space?
 

Phaaze88

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And if I don't overclock it will the NH-DH15 handle it? To be honest I'm trying to avoid water cooling solutions and from many reviews I found the NH-DH15 an excellent one
Understandable.
From what I've read, the NH-D15 barely handles the 9900K(non-KS). The 9900KS is a little more power efficient, so it doesn't run quite as hot.
The NH-D15 should be able to handle the KS at stock. Overclocking is still out of the window though.
Now, if you can just find a KS at a non-jacked up price - because the one I linked in Partpicker is a 70% markup!

And won't you recommend a full tower case for better air flow and more space?
That's a misconception - on the better air flow part. Bigger doesn't always translate to better.
Many mid towers can cool just as good, if not, better than full size ones. If anything, the intake fans in some full/super tower cases tend to be farther away from the motherboard, and that adds another obstacle for airflow: distance, and that probably means a need for stronger fans.

But, if you want a full size for other reasons:
-Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic/XL version(neither comes with fans, so you have to add your own)
-Cougar PANZER EVO
-Cougar Panzer Max
-be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2
-Cooler Master COSMOS C700M
-Phanteks Enthoo 719(another case w/o supplied fans)
-Corsair 750D
-Corsair 780T
 
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Many thanks for the explanation on both points. Indeed I thought otherwise. Therefore I might go for the midtower eventually and keep the i9 9900KS clocked
 
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