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singletaryge
  • 4 months ago

It's been about 8 years since I've built a PC and I've got the itch to do it again and get back into PC gaming. I'm looking to spend around $2K sans peripherals. The goal is to run modern games with high settings; hopefully on a 1440p monitor. As I'm not up to date on the current state of hardware I figured it would be wise to reach out for opinions and feedback.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $359.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $232.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Video Card *EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $683.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply *EVGA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $103.59 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $139.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2110.41
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2090.41
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 20:48 EST-0500

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The 9700K still does have a bit of an fps edge over the 3700X if you overclock it. I would probably trade the SSD for a less expensive one; Crucial P1, Intel 660p, or for a bit more the Sabrent Rocket are popular and all pretty good gaming values.

At 1440p, though, raw CPU fps tends to not make quite as much difference as the GPU is carrying more of the load. I could definitely see test19's list (I would add a midrange CPU cooler though). If you don't have the monitor yet, consider sticking with the 2080 Super and putting the difference into the monitor.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not planning to overclock right now but that's just because I've never done it. Maybe its time to try. At 1440p do you think the ti is really needed? I'm skeptical as to whether or not the difference in frame rates would be noticeable at that resolution. And yeah, I could put that saved $$ towards the monitor.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you mean like a Destiny 2/Forza Horizion 4 type then no.

But a Metro: Exodus/AC: Odyssyey/RDR2, then yes.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on the game and the graphics settings. I don't doubt that there are games where a 2080 Super might be around 60 fps on ultra and a Ti will take you up into the 80's, which is probably noticeable. If you are OK with backing off the settings a bit on some games, or if you aren't super sensitive to high frame rates, the 2080 is probably OK -- but research the games you want to play the most. On the other hand the 2080 Ti is the fastest consumer game card there is, at the moment, and if you can't do it with a 2080 Ti you can't do it. Which may make your life simpler, at a price...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $143.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1109.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $102.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2066.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 21:13 EST-0500

3700X/B450 MAX board (which has a cooler from the 95/105W R7s, though this is a 65W CPU)

Cheaper case, RGB RAM, SSD, PSU

Switched to Win 10 Home

Used the savings for a 2080 Ti.

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