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1440p Gaming under or at 2100$ USD

SockeyeSalmon

6 months ago

Need an opinion on the part list. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Vhmgvn

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($484.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB AORUS Video Card ($769.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.89 @ OutletPC) Total: $1954.82 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Amazon or newegg are the places I would like to get everything from.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see anything that stands out as "bad" in your build. To save a bit of money you can drop the CPU down to an i7-9700k as it is within a couple of % in game performance to the 9900k if gaming is your only concern. I would suspect a build like this to be for a 1440p 144hz gaming build.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Any better part suggestions? Looking to get the best out of the rig.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Well not much to pick out to be different. Outside the CPU where you could save some money the motherboard is a decent one for overclocking, ram is good, 1TB ssd is ok, case is a good case, GPU powerful enough for your goal, PSU is a good one. I also saw you were going for a white theme build too.

Only other suggestions I would give is for my own personal preference which you may not share the same view. I do prefer air coolers over AIOs for a number of reasons but I am not sure what cooler to suggest for a white build. There is nothing wrong with an AIO though so this is just one of my preferences. Though a Dark Rock pro 4 can beat a 240mm AIO in cooling performance it is large and not everyone likes the looks of a big air cooler like I do. That and it is black and may look out of place in your build. I got the older DRP3 myself.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about getting the Dark Rock Pro. I wanted the Hyperthreading because eventually games will use it. My current build is an i5 haswell that I’ve managed to make last for some time. If I get the i9 with all those threads and cores my guess is it would do a better job of keeping up than if I went with the i5 or i7 just slightly.

There was no color preference to the build. Is there a case out there that offers better cooling for an air cooler?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BBrmP6/fractal-design-meshify-c-white-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-c-wt-tgc

The front is less airflow restrictive and still has a similar aesthetic and not break the bank. Slip a couple 140mm fans in the front and a 120 in the back and you can make the inside like a mini air tunnel.

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