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beardedmisfit 3 months ago

BELOW is my current inventory and builds including them. I'd like to use the i5 and the Z390 in a good gaming build. I don't know if I want to use the Define S case. I'd like something more mid tower and compact. STRICTLY for gaming. I have lots of fans because.....I do? I don't really have a reason for it. I do have a NEW Gigabyte RTX 2070 and want to use that in the gaming build. I would like to get a new gaming monitor as the monitor I currently have is great for 1080p gaming at 75hz and no higher. Nothing I own is OC'd and that's something I'd like to do with the i5.

If you feel the i5 won't cut it for ultra/high settings in games, I'd sell it and upgrade to suggestions.

I'm just overwhelmed with what I have, and what I'd like to do.

I have a budget of about $2000-$3000 dollars.

Go Nuts!

INVENTORY

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For $344.99
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $349.99
CPU AMD - A10-6700 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $234.99
Motherboard ASRock - X370 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $268.99
Motherboard Acer AAHD3-VC Purchased
Memory Kingston - 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Kingston - 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $159.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $279.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 1 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Green 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Green 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $44.99
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Dual Video Card Purchased For $289.99
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $599.00
Case Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $60.00
Case Fractal Design - Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $149.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $109.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $179.99
Optical Drive LG - BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter Syba - SY-PEX23063 PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-14 (White) 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-14 (White) 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-14 (Black) 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-14 (Black) 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Fractal Design - X2 GP-14 (Black) 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $0.00
Other TG Side Panel for Define S Purchased For $60.00

WHITEOUT SERVER (Current Rig) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For $344.99
Motherboard ASRock - X370 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $268.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $279.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Green 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Green 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Dual Video Card Purchased For $289.99
Case Fractal Design - Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $149.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $179.99
Monitor LG - 34UM59-B 34.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor Purchased For $399.99

GAMING BUILD (Want to build)

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $349.99
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $234.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $159.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $44.99
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $599.00
Case Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $60.00
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Other Tinted Glass Side Panel for Define S Purchased For $60.00

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brandonyen 2 points 3 months ago

Wow. Alright. Here we go.

CPU: i5-9600k. For sure. Intel is the best for gaming performance. Motherboard: The Z390... Can't use anything else. Memory: Start with 2x8, and if you need more, go to 4x8. Storage: Use the m.2 SSD and the 7200RPM 1TB Hard drive. GPU: Definitely the RTX 2070. Case: Really is up to you what you want. PSU: Use the 750W PSU. It'll give you better performance. Fans: Use whatever looks best on the case.

Side note: Use the rest of the components to make some sort of server or something like that with all the hard drives! Search the internet on things to do with them. But definitely use them. Or you can donate them to me =)

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I currently have the M.2 in my server with my OS on it. And most of those drives, aside the 1TB Blue is occupied in the R5 Case. Would I put the RM550X in the server, over the RM750X. I could always purchase another M.2 or an SSD for the OS for a gaming rig.

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 3 months ago
  • Servers don’t need a shed load of power, so 550W will be fine

  • Keep the M.2 for the gaming rig, and use something like an MX500 for the server

brandonyen 2 points 3 months ago

Agreed. Gaming rigs are going to take more due to their GPUs and CPU draw power (in some cases, especially AMD for the GPU side).

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

would a 250GB be enough for an OS for the server.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 3 months ago

Probably, I mean (depending on which OS you use) the system wouldn't take up much space.

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

W10 Home. Do you recommend an alternative?

mark5916 1 point 3 months ago

I would like to get a new gaming monitor as the monitor I currently have is great for 1080p gaming at 75hz and no higher.

You could get easily a 1080p 144Hz Monitor a 1440p 60Hz or even 1440p 144Hz (G-sync) one.

It's up to you. The GPU should be capable for running at least 60 fps on the most games on a 1440p Monitor.

Example: RTX 2070 Battlefield 5 | Ultra Settings | 1440

I'd like something more mid tower and compact.

There is this one that's not available anyway.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/vk648d/cooltek-case-jbw2kw

Other Cases:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/wgkD4D/corsair-case-air540

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00FFJ0H3Q/ref=asc_df_B00FFJ0H3Q1547550000000/?tag=shopbotca-20&creative=395285&creativeASIN=B00FFJ0H3Q&linkCode=df0

Also not available.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147276&Description=Rosewill%20Cube&cm_re=Rosewill_Cube-_-11-147-276-_-Product

https://www.amazon.ca/Thermaltake-Stackable-Certified-Computer-CA-1D8-00F1WN-00/dp/B00TQI9BY8?keywords=Thermaltake+Core+X9&qid=1547697124&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks mark. I'll watch the video when I'm done work.

I know that's benchmarked using an i7, does that make a BIG difference if i'm using the i5 9600K

mark5916 1 point 3 months ago

...does that make a BIG difference if i'm using the i5 9600K

Well according to the CPU scaling benchmarks from Guru3D, it seems that's not the case.

Tests has shown that a 6 core processor without HT, does a better job on Battlefield 5 than with hyper threading and that's a surprise.

Basically from the below chart (as you can see), hyper threaded processors does perform worse that without hyper threading on that game. lol

So on a lower core count processor hyper threading does help, but on a processor with more than 4 cores it's the opposite!

https://imgur.com/a/U6Dk12B

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Huh. That's interesting!

mark5916 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, if these tests are accurate of course. lol

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

So I with the i5 and the 2070 paired I could play games in 1080 on high or ultra. And if paied with a better monitor I could play at 1440p with 100hz+ correct?

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

If I was building a gaming PC out of those parts this is what I would do....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $0.00
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $0.00
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.95 @ Vuugo
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $0.00
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $0.00
Other "Phanteks PH-CB-CMBO_WT 19.68"" Cables - Internal Power Cables" $42.99 @ Amazon Canada
Other DeepCool RGB350 Color LED Strips $19.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $387.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 07:56 EST-0500

Your i5 with a cool AIO with your white RAM and a case to match. Add a 500GB SATA SSD for a game drive, some white cable extensions and some inexpensive leds for case lighting. Plenty of money left in the budget for a good 1440p monitor.

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

That PSU comes with white cables ;) so I have that covered haha

Thanks man. I appreciate the feedback.

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I'm not familiar with Deepcool. How are they stacked against NZXT, Corsair, etc.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I believe that cooler has pretty good reviews. Honestly I picked it more for the aesthetics.

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Fair haha

beardedmisfit submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

If I did this for the gaming rig, I'd only have to spend 500+ for SSD, Case and Cooler. Thoughts?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $349.99
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $194.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $234.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $159.99
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $279.99
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $209.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $599.00
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $109.99
Monitor LG - 34UM59-B 34.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor Purchased For $399.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2668.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-18 22:16 EST-0500
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