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Haze159

7 months ago

Going to overhaul my computer next year. I'm upgrading because i want stronger gaming performance than what I have now at 1440p. I'd like to have high fps without sacrificing any of the looks. My question is would a 9700k be worth the extra money to get 1440p 144hz? (Purchased is what I am reusing) I'd like to stay mini itx or mini atx because of lack of desk space.

Here is my current:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $107.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card -
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $117.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $549.00 @ B&H
Monitor Dell - SE2417HG 23.6" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $119.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Core Wired Optical Mouse -
Headphones SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Headset $136.31 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1565.83
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1545.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-31 18:07 EST-0500

Here is what I plan to do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $244.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $198.89 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $844.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H200 (White) Mini ITX Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB120 61.4 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ NZXT
Case Fan *NZXT - Aer RGB120 61.4 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ NZXT
Other NZXT Internal USB Hub $19.45 @ Amazon
Other NZXT HUE+ RGB Color Changing LED Controller - White + Purple( Purchased For $0.00
Other NZXT Grid+ V3 Six Channel Digital Fan Controller Black (AC-GRDP3-M1) $48.42 @ Newegg Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1506.52
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-31 17:24 EST-0500

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I'd wait for ryzen 3000 to come out before you upgrade. Nobody really knows how good or bad it will be. But, the leaks look amazing (almost to good to be true). 1 thing about your new list that bugs me though is that you can get a much cheaper 2080 than $844.00. It just seems like a waste of money. Other than that man good luck with the build, I love that case. I wish I would have got the h400 instead of getting my atx lian li case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan to get a 2080 for a while actually. Just the new cpu/case stuff. Do you know when ryzen 3000 should show up?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometime this month.

  • 7 months ago
  • -1 points

Personally the only thing i'll upgrade is the cpu to zen 2. Ryzen 3600 or 3700 cpu. You can use the same mother board for the new 7nm amd cpu. The i5 is a poor upgrade choice imo. If you have extra money and ram slots upgrade the ram to 32gb. If you have some money left get another ssd with 500gb. Install windows and make your gaming os without all the software junk on your old ssd. Your old ssd will be your non-gaming OS while new SSD will only use to play games and no non-gaming softwares will be install on the new ssd.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ram seems like a waste. Why do i need 32gb of ram for gaming lol?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't really unless you have a lot of other windows open. 16 GB seems fine for just games and maybe 1-3 windows open.

  • 7 months ago
  • -1 points

Because for gaming it help against crashes and make games that are not optimized run smoothly. My machine have 20gb ram and that was over 8 years ago. People experiencing crashing and other problems i just don't have.

When I upgraded to ryzen 3850 or the new threadripper i might upgrade it to 64gb ram. 32gb is the minimum for me now. 16gb was the minimum for me 8 years ago.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. I'll stick to 16 because I have not had a single problem.

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