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DarkGoose

6 months ago

Hello all, I have a little experience building PCs, but I'm interested in building a super powerful gaming PC and workstation. Something that can reach a high 4k fps, or handle a lot of things going on at once. I'm interested in an i9 processor and rtx 2080 ti or two, but very concerned about cooling. Open to all suggestions. I intend to do a three monitor setup, maybe with a drawing screen thrown on top later on. Thank you

  • Budget: no budget!
  • Location: US
  • Use (gaming, rendering, etc): gaming, rendering, streaming
  • Peripherals required: monitor x3, keyboard, mouse
  • Operating System required: Windows 10

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Do all monitors need to be 4k? If not, how many should be 4k and what should the resolution of the other monitors be? Also, you stated you have no budget. If this is true, would you be open to having an RTX Titan or 2? (1 costs 2.5k). Please give me a budget too before I make a $20,000 part list haha

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Is a 155Hz 1440p a ok comporise? No 144+ HZ 4k good in my book:

Lightning-fast memory

4TB of SSD storage and 14TB HDD

2 2080 Tis

S-Tier PSU

Top-rated Keyboard and mouse PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $484.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $229.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4000 Memory $331.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4000 Memory $331.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - IronWolf 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1279.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1279.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $107.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $279.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.89 @ OutletPC
Mouse Logitech - G400s Wired Optical Mouse $68.79 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $6895.28
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $6865.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 15:04 EDT-0400
  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

this build is SUCH a waste of money. spending an extra 150 dollars for only 800mhz of Ram speed is NOT worth it at all, and since only a few games take advantage of Nvlink, that's another $1200 down the drain. The mouse coul be better for the budget, and the keyboard i would change to a Ducky, Vortex, Or Steelseries keyboard.

The ASUS ROG 144hz 4k monitor is VERY good, I'd sped the 1200 dollars on one of those, and then keep the other 2 dell ones. Why are you spending 600 dollars on individual 1TB slow SATA drives? Get a NVME storage, the Crucial P1 or HP 920's are good and less expensive per GB. You don't ever need that PSU unless you are running A corsair 1000D maxed with RGB fans, with the I9-9980XE on a ROG Rampage. Max you need for this is a 1000W or 850 Gold for much cheaper than what you have now.

You also don't need a 14 TB drive. Get a 6TB for cheaper, it won't fill up anytime soon since you have 4Tb of ssd's

Remember to always try to get the best performance you can for as little money as you can. You can still get all teh RGB in this build for much cheaper.

OP would like this build better (IMO) Because of reasons stated above:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $521.36 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $150.38 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $247.23 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $178.85 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $178.85 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.94 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.94 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.94 @ Adorama
Storage Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.58 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1375.98 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X ATX Mid Tower Case $171.97 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Gold 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $220.97 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $203.17 @ B&H
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $322.48 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $322.48 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - Predator XB273K Pbmiphzx 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor $1021.25 @ Newegg Business
Keyboard Ducky - One 2 RGB TKL Wired Standard Keyboard -
Mouse Zowie - EC1-A Wired Optical Mouse $64.48 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $5490.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 23:38 EDT-0400

I am not trying to be toxic or rude, I am just displaying my POV on the topic, and am always trying to help people around here gain footing in the PC building world.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor $819.88 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 Edition 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $134.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $249.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $374.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $194.85 @ OutletPC
Storage Intel - 660p Series 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $194.85 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $224.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1129.99 @ Adorama
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1129.99 @ Adorama
Case Cougar - Panzer ATX Mid Tower Case $92.75 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 1300 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $168.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $129.99 @ B&H
Monitor Samsung - U28E590D 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $279.99 @ B&H
Monitor Samsung - U28E590D 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $279.99 @ B&H
Monitor Samsung - U28E590D 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $279.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard $159.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse $85.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $6001.09
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $5931.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 15:46 EDT-0400
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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't use a server CPU for a gaming/streaming build...

You must be thinking of EPYC, which is for servers. Threadripper is a HEDT (High End Desktop) platform.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Threadripper won't be very useful for gaming though

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Threadripper won't be very useful for gaming though

2nd generation Threadripper trades blows with Skylake-X parts in CPU-bound titles, being a combination of high single-threaded and multi-threaded performance.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

The 9900k, which OP wants, would perform much better for gaming. Especially since he wants to play at 4k and push high frame rates.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the builds! Honestly they all look good, although I'm not sure how certain parts measure up against each other. I'm really curious about the titan rtx against the 2080 ti's. So the titans are meant for servers? Would that affect gaming performance a lot? Or would it be managable? More powerful is good, but not if it's not optimized for the task at hand. I'm definitely interested in maximizing my performance in the graphics department. I'm also curious about motherboards, I see a lot of asus rog motherboards but that Godlike motherboard looks like it might be even better? I also see a lot of different types of ram, so I'm wondering if there's simply a single fastest type of ram or if there's more I should be aware of than that. And yes there really is no budget! Although 18k is a daunting amount to spend so I would probably take some of the hard drives out of that particular build, lol. Sorry for all the questions, but I really appreciate all the input and knowledge so thank you.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

The Titan RTX is marginally better than the 2080 TI, like low single digit percentage differences in terms of gaming. The real advantage it does offer is the extra memory, it has 24GB of VRAM which could be useful if you are doing something particularly memory intensive.
https://www.gpucheck.com/en-usd/compare-multi/nvidia-titan-rtx-vs-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti/intel-core-i9-9900k-3-60ghz-vs-intel-core-i9-9900k-3-60ghz/ultra-vs-ultra

In my opinion the MSI Z390 Godlike is probably the best Z390 board available, but the ASUS Maximus XI Extreme and the Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Xtreme run it very close.

When it comes to RAM you have the quality of it to consider, i.e. the make and model etc.., (G.Skill & Corsair are both reliable makes but there are other decent brands also). The actual performance is down to the speed & latency. This is measured in MHz and you generally want to try and get the fastest speed your motherboard is rated for, but also at the lowest latency the "CAS" rating, (wouldn't worry too much about the individual timings, the CAS latency rating should be a good enough indication of performance if you're starting from scratch).

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very useful info, helps me understand all this hardware a little better. Thank you.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The Titans are much more powerful than the 2080tis. They are overkill for gaming, but if you wanna power 3 4k monitors and try to get high frame rates, they are necessary. The GODLIKE motherboard is better too. ASUS likes to overprice their top-of-the-line products. RAM is all up to preference. I chose Corsair RAM so that you could control all the RGB except the motherboard in Corsair's iCUE software.

Here's a fixed build. I got rid of the unnecessary SSDs and hard drives. The 4TB SSD could be used as a place for junk:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $484.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Thermal Grizzly - Conductonaut 1 g Thermal Paste $15.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - MEG Z390 GODLIKE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard $599.98 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $649.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $332.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $332.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $332.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Pro 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $997.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - IronWolf Pro 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $519.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA - TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $2499.99 @ Newegg
Video Card NVIDIA - TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $2499.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - 1000D ATX Full Tower Case $499.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply Corsair - 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $409.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair - LL120 RGB LED 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fan $31.83 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $98.61 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $98.61 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $98.61 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair - LL140 RGB LED 51.5 CFM 140 mm Fan $31.83 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - LL140 RGB LED (TwoFans With Lighting Node PRO) 51.5 CFM 140 mm Fans $76.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor $1883.25 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor $1883.25 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor $1883.25 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $299.95 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse $149.38 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $17072.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 18:06 EDT-0400
  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow okay, this thing is a monster. I guess three 4k monitors is a lot of demand, maybe I wasn't aware of how much at first lol. Well, all the main hardware components look great. Having it all work with the corsair software will be nice too. I have a much more specific idea of what I want now. I just hope it can keep itself from going nuclear, I see many fans which is probably good lol. Thank you!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Do you "need" 3 4k monitors though? Averaging 144Hz on one 4k monitor is hard enough for 2 Titans. If you aren't gaming on all three, get two 60Hz 4k monitors. Or, if you want to play games competitively, you could get one 240Hz 1ms monitor.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I really don't. I imagine myself gaming with 1 of monitors 99% of the time unless I really want to indulge myself with scenery or something. Even then, they don't all have to be 4k.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you play any shooting games, I'd recommend this monitor for gaming. If not, it's safe to stay with three 4k monitors

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/q6wqqs/alienware-aw2518h-245-1920x1080-240hz-monitor-aw2518h

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoops! "1 additional SATA 6 Gb/s compatible port is needed."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

oops. looks like I forgot to get rid of the hard drive

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is better

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm. I really dont understand what the heck you are doing coming into this forum, saying your build is the best than not doing half the stuff the OP wants.

Here's a list of what you are doing wrong. Take this with a grain of salt as it will help you in the future :)

  1. You are getting only 32 GB of ram when 64 would be better for Rendering and Workstation products
  2. You are spending $500 dollars on only 500gb of storage that is meant to speed boost slow hard drives when you could spend that on 3tb of NVME high speed storage like the Crucial P1 and have some left over.
  3. Anyone can come in with a build and say it's the best, and technically speaking, other than the storage and memory, the specs ARE the best, but even though the OP said "no budget" He will still want to save money , and putting in 2 of the most expensive GPU's ever that will only offer a 5-10% performance increase is useless, not even noting that he wanted 4k in high framerates, and even though you have a 240 hz monitor here, I dont see 4k, so taking those GPU's down to 1 maybe 2 GPUs, and nothing above 2080Ti's, i'm sure if you ask the OP (and i may be wrong) He would rather save 2500$ than get maybe 10 or 15 FPS more on a game. the PSU is a little overkill, but is good for the price. For storage I'd get rid of the optane and go with pure SSD and a large HDD for backup.

This is what I made for 4000$ cheaper, and if OP wants, it can be upgraded with another GPU, more monitors, more RAM, and that Drawing pad he wanted.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $521.36 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $150.38 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $247.23 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $178.85 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $178.85 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.94 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.94 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $128.94 @ Adorama
Storage Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.58 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1375.98 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X ATX Mid Tower Case $171.97 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Gold 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $220.97 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $203.17 @ B&H
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $322.48 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $322.48 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - Predator XB273K Pbmiphzx 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor $1021.25 @ Newegg Business
Keyboard Ducky - One 2 RGB TKL Wired Standard Keyboard -
Mouse Zowie - EC1-A Wired Optical Mouse $64.48 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $5490.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 23:38 EDT-0400

You always want to cater to the price, and unless you yourself are willing to spend an extra 2.5K for a 10% performance increase, why suggest it to someone else?

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