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1440p dream build - opinions wanted

AdmiralSoup

6 months ago

Hello there,

Thank you for taking time to read this. I hope to get your opinions on a part list below. Here are few additional notes:

  1. Max budget: $3,000 with all peripherals;
  2. For gaming only at 1440p on veryy high / ultra in AAA games;
  3. I already have 1TB SSD and mice;
  4. No HDDs;
  5. I want system to be cool and quiet;
  6. I don't mind spending some extra $ on GPU if I get a factory OC, decent cooling and low noise levels;
  7. I'm not big on RGB. I like illuminations on mobo, cooler and eventually one RGB strip, but no RGB RAM, SSD or fans.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $132.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $216.36 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $177.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $749.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H700 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $144.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Business
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $35.00
Headphones Sennheiser - GAME ONE Black Headset $125.67 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2785.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-27 16:51 EST-0500

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler is the loudest part. Noise Level 21 dB - 38 dB

Lower noise cooler.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/W6RzK8/corsair-h115i-pro-554-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-cw-9060032-ww

For pure gaming and not streaming gameplay you would get a 6 or 8 core Intel processor.

If I was building it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $409.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $177.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $749.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H700 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $144.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Business
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $35.00
Headphones Sennheiser - GAME ONE Black Headset $125.67 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2827.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-27 18:35 EST-0500
  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thanks for recommendations. I have one question though: Why did you choose Corsair RAM over the one on my original list? Is there maybe some issue with it that I should know?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the low profile and the 15 cas even though it's 3000mhz.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see. Thanks again.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No need for low profile when a AIO is uesd. So RAM height isn't a factor here.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming definitely go Intel i7 or i9. But i7 is more reasonably priced. Also, consider the Asus PG279Q. I have used mine for 3yrs and love it. Same specs as the Acer u listed.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's really nice monitor indeed. Also, you and the user above recommended Intel processors for this build. If I remember correctly from some gaming benchmarks, 2700X and 8700K difference was almost non-existent at 1440p. Do you still think Intel is the better choice in this case?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I'm aware that as the resolution gets higher work is shifted to GPU more so but you will see benefits to having the higher clocked CPU that the 8700k offers over the 2700X.

Can u list your two favorite games and I'll show you?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. This build is intended to play newest AAA. So let's say Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Assassins' Creed: Odyssey. I would like to also play Anthem.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I got:

At stock, at 1440p, 2700X is only 10 frames slower on average than 9700K and even 9900K:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLsP5QcH4-Q

While overcloaked, the difference between R7 and i7 is sometimes even less significant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGHvN_grioo

I know those are one man's YouTube videos, but I found them pretty reliable.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Comparing the 8700k vs 2700x at 1440p. The 8700k is 4% faster overall in games, and 11% faster in Assassin's Creed, and 17% faster when 8700k is overclocked to 5.0GHz. Not sure on Tomb Raider. https://www.techspot.com/review/1655-core-i7-8700k-vs-ryzen-7-2700x/page8.html

Personally I prefer to get those extra fps. But you gotta look at financial cost. Bang for buck winner is by far Ryzen over Intel. If you do go Ryzen I really suggest being even wiser and getting the 2700 over the 2700x. The only advantage the 2700X has is at stock. But if you do a simple overclock you will make the 2700 do what the 2700X does but having spent less money on your CPU.

So sure get the Ryzen 7 2700.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, AMD promised AM4 till 2020. Idk Intel. And 3rd Gen Ryzen Rumors Seem Tasty. As an overall PC CPU Ryzen is better.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. To be honest I'm still on the fence on what to go with. On the one hand, I thought 2700X is just better value, especially when talking about 1440p gaming. I didn't wanted to spend extra $100 for i7 or $200 for i9 to get just 10 frames on average more. On the other hand, Intel processors are just objectively better in gaming performance and since I am ready to spend some money and both processors would fit within my set budget, I might just go and treat myself with banging although overpriced CPU. Nothing is set in stone yet. I need to save some more funds first. Even though, I was planning on buying soon, I am very tempted to wait couple more months to see what AMD has in store for 2019: Ryzen 3-rd gen and Navi.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

this is literally my dream build. you are so lucky you can get all that stuff. everything looks great to me.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks for sharing. Well, I'm not exactly able to get all that stuff yet. Need to save up some real buck to get all that but hey, it's a dream build after all. ;)

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