Absolutely, will do. Appreciate the insight. Thanks again!
Oh really? I guess I was under the impression that Z390 were backwards compatible out of the box. I’ll have to do some more research there. I agree with you on the m.2, it wasn’t a necessity but thought if I could swing it in the build I would. As far as use, I want it to shine as a 1440p gaming build. I’m a software developer so I will use it as a workstation as well, but I don’t do anything too computationally insane in my work.
I'm starting from ground zero, coming from console switching to PC so I need everything. So far, i've only bought the PSU. I'm spreading the build out over several months so the budget is pretty flexible. I guess the original comment was regarding the cooler, but i'll take advice/tips for the rest of the build too! Thanks much
CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($155.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Samsung)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card ($509.00 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.88 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120mm Fans ($99.78 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer - Predator XB1 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($450.00 @ Amazon)
How did you decide on a cooler? I'm planning a similar build but can't decide between air/AIO. Nice build btw.