"UPDATE 3-29-2020 Benchmarks" So after making adjustments within Win 10 settings options and registry I have now ran a quite a few benchmarks of the current setup I am operating on. The details are uploaded from screen shots in the pictures of my build just in case anyone is interested in seeing them. The stress test and bench marking software that I use were PCMark 10, 3DMark, VRMark, CINEBENCH R20, Unigine Heaven, Unigine Valley and Unigine Superposition.
This is my first computer build I have even done. I was using The Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook since 2009 mainly for Adobe Photoshop graphic designing/photo editing, Adobe Premiere Pro for lite video editing and Adobe Audition for music creating and vocal/sound engineering. The Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook seemed a bit slow but it did get the job done no matter how long it may have took due to limited processing power and RAM. After building this and doing some regular RAW photo editing I feel like this was a major upgrade from the Inspiron 1545. I now feel so much relief when it comes to processing power and overall workload efficiency.
I really backed off from my photography work because it would take so long to edit and process Canon CR2 files but now with this build it seems to handle whatever I throw at it so far. I haven't installed any games or nor have I done any video editing yet until I get a dedicated M.2 SSD for those purposes but so far I am really satisfied with the quick transfer speeds and the fast image processing capability. I did open a few files up into Adobe Audition the test the processing power and I was very pleased with the low latency plus processing power that was available when I was editing a song I recorded a while ago which motivates me to create more music again.
I really like the Corsair 780T Case, it has lighted LED front panel and lighted front case fans. It also has great ventilation keeping the internal computer components as cool as possible so I never feel any kind of heat or hear any high fan speeds trying to work hard to keep my Black Baby cool at all. The 780T is huge and can pack a lot of internal hardware if needed. Overall I am satisfied with the 780T it has a lot of potential for all kinds of different builds or upgrades it can be used for because I don't get that dwarfism feeling with the components I chose for this build.
The i7-9700K CPU is so far way better than the dual core T4300 Processor I was accustomed to for the past decade. I guess by me having a independent GPU it helps take a load off of the 9700K but even then I am pretty sure the T4300 can't perform as well even with a independent GPU. When I load into my bios the temps are way low and cool where as the T4300 was always needing the fans to speed up even in bios at times. I guess having 8 cores over dual cores is a no brainer in computing power but overall I am currently satisfied with the choice of using the 9700K over the 9600K.
As far as the Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK CPU cooler goes I'm extremely satisfied with what it is capable of when it comes to keeping the CPU cool. It also helps with the overall airflow within the case because of the way I set up the mounting brackets to follow a direct airway from the front case fans to the NH-D15 fans into the rear case exhaust fan. This thing really keeps cool even under workloads and heavy editing. I would like to do more test to see how cool it keeps the CPU in the future just to know what it's limits and so forth are. I also believe that the huge NH-D15 twin fan cooler helps keep the internal motherboard components cool as well for some reason it just makes some kind of sense to me that it does do that indeed.
The ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-H Gaming ATX motherboard is pretty cool. This was my first time ever using and installing a aftermarket motherboard in my life and I have to say it is pretty cool most certainly. It has some cool aesthetics within the board it self that I like, it has some RGB lighting and ROG symbols I find pleasing to look at from time to time. The overall design seems fair to me and I haven't had any problems with it so far. When I load up the bios it never goes over 25-27 degrees. I haven't used any overclocking features the motherboard offers except for turning on the XMP profile to use my RAM's Native Speed of 3000 mhz's because the 9700K was made to support RAM of 2666 mhz's originally. I haven't had any problems with using the XMP profile turned on yet and it seems slightly faster and efficient than before I enabled it.
The Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2 NVME is super fast for me especially since I've been using a Dell Inspiron 1545 for the past decade lol. Boot speed from cold start to Windows 10 login screen is about 5-8 seconds max from what I have been noticing so far. Windows 10 works flawlessly so far in my usage, it's extremely snappy, on point, precise and very fast when compared to when I was using Windows 10 on my Inspiron 1545. I actually had to stop using Win 10 and go back to Win 7 by doing a clean install and re-partition the hard drive in the 1545 because Win 10 was just too much for that little guy to handle. I haven't installed any games on the MP510 960 GB so far even though a free copy of RDR2 came with my purchase of the 9700K. I am waiting to get a bigger M.2 SSD of at least 3-4 TB before I begin installing any games to use as a dedicated game drive. I have so far installed Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition which all work as intended very well. I am pleased with this choice of M.2 NVME SSD over getting a traditional 3.5" HDD. Loading times of the Adobe software that I use are usually around 1.25 seconds give or take.
This is the first time in my entire life I have used and built a computer with a independent GPU. The Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB TUF OC GPU is stupid nice and when I say stupid that means good. It's not too big and it's not too small on my motherboard, it sits just right. I haven't noticed any fancy or artistic LED's on the GPU unit but I don't care about any of that I am all about performance and efficiency. Above all, it works like a charm, it's nice to be able to go into the Adobe Photoshop preference settings in the performance tab and have it show a independent GPU from NVIDIA which allows me to crank up the graphics unit to use instead of the Intel Integrated GPU which limits the overall performance and filters within Photoshop. I love this GPU mainly because I never had one before until I built this Black Baby, when I am on YouTube it plays 1080p videos flawlessly and looks much better than playing YouTube videos on 720p but I know that is a no brainer though. I only say it that plays 1080p better than 720p because when I was using my Dell Inspiron 1545 it never played 1080p videos properly or efficiently, it would always skip or lag unless I played them in 720p on my 1545 so being able to stream media in their original or high resolution setting is a blessing indeed my friends I have to say.
When I installed the Corsair RM 650 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular ATX PSU I was like how does all this work being my first time and all but I got it all connected properly the 2nd time around lol. I wish it had a few more sata drive power ports just in case I wanted to utilize all three 2.5" SSD drive slots on the back of the 780T case but I only have one sata power port left on the PSU so it is what it is I suppose unless I can figure out a way to power them up without having to buy a bigger PSU. I never hear the PSU fan, it's quieter than Microsofts 'Anechoic Chamber lol but it's honestly super quiet I can only hear my front case fans more than anything and that's only because they are in front of me on the side of my computer desk sucking in air and those are super quite as it is also. Haven't had any kind of hardware power failure or anything like that. It works great so far.
The only reason why I chose the Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray Writer is because it has M-Disc technology within it which is considered a lifetime archival and permanent data solution. Basically a M-Disc is the only optical disc that is rated to last 100, 150 up to 1,000 years. There is no other disc besides M-Disc that makes that claim with detailed testing. Someone like me could take photographs for a client and use a M-Disc to put their media onto and pretty much guarantee them it will last them their entire life or even longer if the M-Disc is kept in a good place away from jackhammers, war zones and pet animals that love to chew on things. I haven't used the M-Disc feature yet nor have I used the optical drive to play anything yet. I tried to play a Blu-Ray Movie Disc but it doesn't play the movie, it just allows me to access the data on the disc if I wanted to make a copy or burn it which probably has something to do with copyrights, licensing and entitlements that Microsoft wasn't willing to pay for but I will update this later after I get the right drivers and software to play Blu-Ray movie disc. Seems to be a fast drive overall though when it comes to reading the data off of disc.
The only thing I haven't liked so far is the fact I couldn't play Blu-Ray movie disc on my Windows 10 PC out of the box because that would have made less of a hassle in trying to find a appropriate software I can trust to use which means I have to do my research and I have to read lots of reviews and so forth. The only other problem besides Win 10 not having the native codec to utilize my Blu-Ray drive to watch and play the movies I have on Blu-Ray Disc was when I installed the motherboard and all the other components I kept getting the VGA light when the HDMI cable was connected to the GPU until I would plug it into the motherboard back panel HDMI port and I would then get a display. I was also getting a yellow boot light until I plugged the HDMI cable into the motherboards HDMI port.
Then when I finally got it to boot after disconnecting all the components and putting them back together along with rewiring everything it finally booted then showed a display onto my LCD TV Monitor but there was this horrible interference feedback buzzing sound coming from my speakers constantly so once again I took all the components off the motherboard and unscrewed the motherboard from the case the next time just to find out that one of the mounts on the motherboards risers were detached making the motherboard to be not grounded properly. Once I screwed the mount riser back in all the way which I have no idea how it got lose in the first place, that annoying constant feedback interference buzzing sound went away after I once again put everything back together then it booted into the bios. After that it was install Win 10 and drivers then turn on XMP. I have been a happy camper ever since.
I will update the details for this build once I am able to download all the necessary software like MSI afterburner and so forth. My first build was a success and thank you PC Part Picker for providing such a website that has been very useful for my first build 🙏.
Works Very well and runs extraordinary like that huge alien dude in the movie Prometheus. Going from dual core to 8 core is a huge improvement all around when using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro for me personally. I am very happy with the Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core processor and will recommend it to any content creator out there either photographer, graphic designer, cinematographer or audio/music engineer.
The Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM was very easy to install for me personally and the overall performance of this CPU cooler is by far on another level. My build stays cool the cpu never breaks a sweat for anything that I do even when I am multitasking running multiple applications like Photoshop, streaming and transferring files. I love the Black looks and appearance it goes well with my build I would recommend this CPU cooler to anyone looking for a high quality CPU cooling solution.
The Asus ROG STRIX Z390-H GAMING ATX LGA1151 motherboard is a good motherboard. Only thing I would say could have been better was a few more fan headers. Drivers installed easily and I haven't had any problems with it at all works as intended to most certainly. Has some RGB LED's which go well with my build also. I would recommend this motherboard to anyone building their first computer.
The Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (1 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 is really good, very fast and efficient indeed it is. Combined with the i7-9700K I did have to turn on the XMP profile to utilize the full 3000 mhz's since it was only using 2666 mhz's stock. I would recommend this to anyone looking for good quality DDR4 that will be great for content creating and so forth. I plan to buy more of these in the near future to add to my build.
The Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD has been a great choice to use as my boot drive. Runs Windows to flawlessly and boot times are around 5 seconds to the login screen. Runs my content creating workloads well very fast and I do plan on buying a 3-4 TB version to fill my secondary M.2 slot on my motherboard as a gaming drive.
The Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB TUF OC is not a wimp at all. I ran this GPU in photoshop, Adobe Audition and in Premiere Pro, this GPU is a charmer. Plays all my streaming content and so forth without a sweat. Having this as a dedicated graphics unit has helped my over all productivity in designing and editing by one hundred times over. Yea it's a 2060 but I use to use a Dell Inspiron 1545 so this 2060 iin my new build is making my Dell Inspiron 1545 look like a crippled old man right now. I have no complaints works great and I am happy with this GPU.
The Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower is a monster in a good way. This case is huge literally but it's not too huge you know what I mean. It has great ventilation, comes with LED lit fans in the front and it also has LED top control panel for fan speed, usb ports and start/stop button. It can hold a total of six 3.5" HDD's and three 2.5" SSD's. Lot's of room in this case for whatever you need to do because the six 3.5" HDD bays are removable. Air flow and ventilation is far above the standards and I have been happy with his case. The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that when I installed my motherboard one of the motherboard riser mounts that are on the case came loose when I installed the motherboard which made it not grounded properly which gave me a lot of issues from buzzing feedback coming threw my speakers onto things not booting properly. Took me awhile to trouble shoot that was the problem because I had to take everything apart and put it back together again. Overall it is a nice case indeed.
The Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX PSU is very quite and efficient. It does the job very well and I can never hear the PSU fan at all. Only thing I wish it had was more sata power ports besides that it is good for now.
The Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer runs fast and was easy to install. Read and write speeds are far above average. I got this mainly for the M-Disc technology which I plan to use one day. I haven't had any problems with it so far and it seems to be a excellent optical drive.
Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit isn't all that bad nowadays. I remember when it first came out for free in 2015 they were offering the free upgrade from Windows 7 which when I upgraded back then it literally screwed up my Dell Inspiron 1545 to the point I had to partition my HDD and reinstall Windows 7. But now it is 2020 and Windows 7 will no longer be supported along with the new motherboards aren't supporting Win 7 anymore as well so for my first build I just went all in and paid the cost to be the boss lol. After installing it a week ago and setting it up the way I want it, it actually isn't all that bad nowadays, I actually like it. The only thing I don't like is it doesn't have a native Blu-Ray codec player but the XBOX ONE does SMH. That made no sense at all to me but hey it is what it is. It's nothing like Windows 7 it is much more than Windows 7 and I am happy to utilize it now in 2020.
The Logitech M310 Wireless Laser is a basic wireless mouse. Nothing spectacular or special about this thing at all. I prefer wired mouses personally so I will be replacing this one eventually so the EMF's aren't zapping threw out my flesh.
The Sennheiser GSP 500 Gaming Headset is really nice. Best headset I have used so far, great lows, highs and mid's in my opinion. I use this mainly on my XBOX ONE but also have used them just to see how they perform on my computer as well. They work great on console and PC in my experience, I'm glad I have these ready to use when needed.