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KydGamer
  • 1 month ago
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.97 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.29 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $77.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $173.92 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.88 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1596.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 21:02 EST-0500

This is my entire build as of now, and I should be getting it shortly, if you have any recommendations of higher value and making it better or if it's not enough cooling or wattage or anything please let me know, thank you. I'm sticking to about a $1,500 budget.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

What are you using this build for? For gaming, 16 GB of RAM should be plenty.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's for gaming, I understand 16 GB is enough however I want to future proof it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It's super easy to add more ram later if/when you actually need it.

You can get better performance if you move your budget around a little so you can upgrade to a better gpu to take advantage of the high hz monitor.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $229.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 2 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.97 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card $509.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $77.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $42.35 @ Walmart
Mouse Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1525.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 22:31 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ah good catch on the CPU in terms of gaming performance... I'm probably not going to downgrade the RAM. With the CPU decreasing should I invest in a 2060 Super? Also I think the CPU Cooler you have there is un-necessary for a I5 CPU. I most likely won't downgrade my SSD, but i'll look into that. But you do think their is enough cooling? Also worth noting that the 9600kf is roughly $40 cheaper and I already have a GPU in the build should I go with the KF, and would 750 Watt Bronze be a good substitute for a 650 Watt Gold as you suggested? I look forward to your further thoughts.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

The 9600K runs relatively hot, and I'd stick to a reasonably powerful cooler. Something like a Thermalright Macho might save a few dollars. The 9600KF is a good idea if it's cheaper.

Bronze vs Gold is an efficiency measure. For the same power draw, a Bronze will always run hotter than a Gold simply because it's less efficient; the power rating has nothing to do with it. (The power rating indicates how good the PSU is at handling / getting rid of the heat that it generates.)

The GPU question comes down to what fps you insist on at what detail levels. A 2060 will play most games at generally high settings at over-100 fps, with the exact numbers varying wildly by game. If you insist on playing an extremely poorly GPU-optimized game like Red Dead Redemption 2 at ultra, you'll be lucky to get 60 fps out of a 2070 Super, but that's an extreme case. If you're doing Overwatch or LoL then a 1660 will run faster than the monitor can display. So it really depends. I myself would probably lean towards a 2060, or spend quite a bit more money on a good 1440p monitor and a 2070 / 2080 level GPU. Poke around for some benchmarks for the games you're most interested in.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $395.88 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.41 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.78 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $66.32 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.13 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.47 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card $324.97 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $85.57 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $117.68 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $155.13 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.31 @ Walmart
Mouse Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Wired Optical Mouse $42.78 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1541.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-13 19:23 EST-0500

is probably how I'd do it, if you are serious about the $1500 budget. Note that my prices do in fact include 7% tax.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the assistance. I'll look at the difference between the CPU Cooler I have in now and such. And also look at the games I'm playing to see if I even need to upgrade my GPU. Good call on the Power Supply. You do think that the case is fine and has enough cooling support besides for the extra CPU Fan?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Ahem...

Ryzen

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why do prefer Ryzen if you don't mind?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Better upgrade potential.

9700KF can only go to 9900K, and not worth it, while the 3700X (similar to 9700KF), can go to a 4950X or so by the sound of it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Oh alright. I am downgrading to the I5-9600kf it looks like though. But that would've been a good call if I was sticking to the 9700kf. Thank you for the comment and assistance.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The Ryzen version would be the 3600/3600X.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The I5-9600kf performs better then both the 3600 and 3600X in Gaming.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Better productivity, upgrade potential, price/performance, security. Intel is in a state of chaos currently, while AMD is only lacking to Intel in single core performance and RAM compatibility.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Single Core is a major thing for gaming which is why I'm choosing intel. Thanks for the comment though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Considering the GPU, there won't be any performance differences except CPU dependent titles where multi-core would probably be supported. Not to mention the security vulnerabilities. It's your choice tho, I won't judge you.

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