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Guide

Glorious Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

The Intel Core i9-9900K is one of the fastest gaming CPUs available. It offers 8 cores, 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.6GHz, and a turbo frequency of 5.0GHz. The unlocked multiplier enables easy and significant overclocking.

Cooler

We recommend liquid cooling to take full advantage the Intel i9-9900K’s ability to overclock. In this guide we are using the Corsair H150i Pro CLC. The cooler includes three of Corsair’s ML120 fans which are known for their great air flow. A 360mm radiator is helpful because an equivalent amount of airflow can pass over a larger surface area.

Motherboard

The part list includes a parametric selection of high quality Z390 motherboards. The parametric selection actively chooses the best priced motherboard in the group. The Z390 chipset allows the i9-9900K CPU to be overclocked, includes new features like USB 3.2 Gen 2, and enables the CPU's integrated GPU for easier troubleshooting. Additionally, the boards all have four DDR4 DIMM slots to allow for future memory expansion.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x16GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least 3200 MT/s with a CAS latency of 19 or lower.

Since the parametric filter picks the lowest priced option available (regardless of color/design), click the "From parametric filter" link to view other options that might better suit your aesthetic preference.

Storage

Since storage needs may differ, adjust the capacity as needed. We recommend at least 500 GB of SSD storage. 1TB typically provides the most optimal storage capacity for the price. The part list includes a parametric selection of quality NVMe M.2 1TB SSDs. Consider adding an additional mechanical HDD for larger storage needs.

GPU

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is one of the most powerful video cards on the market today. Consider pairing it with a high refresh rate and/or high resolution monitor to take full advantage of the card's capabilities.

The updated NVENC encoding feature will offload the task of streaming to the GPU with a minimal performance hit when using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), while still providing image quality on par with (or better than) “x264 Fast” quality.

To keep noise and temperature down, the parametric filter is set for an RTX 2080 Ti with at least two fans to avoid blower style and “mini” cards. If you wish to include those in your build, you can use the same search without the fan restriction.

Case

We are using the Fractal Design Meshify S2 for this guide. It is an update to the older Define S2 that improves airflow thanks to an open mesh front panel.

The case includes a tinted tempered glass side panel, a PSU shroud, both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A front panel ports, and convenient cable management features. It also includes three pre-installed 140mm case fans which help provide good airflow.

There are a few variants of the Meshify S2 that offer alternate color and side panel options. Check them out to find the version that best suits your tastes.

PSU

For powering the build, we are using a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available that still fall in a reasonable price range. All of them are fully modular and rated 80+ Gold or Platinum efficiency.

Compatibility: See notes below.

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CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
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CPU Cooler Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

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Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

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Storage ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

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Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS GP Video Card

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Case Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

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Base Total: £2190.38
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Total: £2195.86
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Compatibility Notes

  • Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

Good guide. Axe the ram and pick an ultra board. One of the few guides I can appreciate and actually consider.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What would you recommend doing?

  • 1 month ago
  • 5 points

This is a "to each their own" type thing. I wouldn't trust ram with high high "latencies" and moderate speed, example: 3200c16.. gigabyte is notorious with having hardware compatibility issues, look on the forums right here on pcpp. Ryzen or Intel. 3600c16 isn't always the same quality, look at the timings, 3600c16-18-18-38 will be cheaper, because of higher latencies then a 3600c16-16-16-34- as an example. Personal preference is to get Samsung ic's on my ram. I will stay away from ryzen gigabyte, read forums on compatibility issues and just general "getting it to work" 1 out of a hundred, to me, is not good enough, Asus is weak on the vrm's, with power delivery and how many, as gigabyte has many but weak in quality. That's a whole different story. I had issues in the past with bottom dollar parts and just simply know what to look for to get quality parts. Sometimes you can get quality parts at reasonable prices and/or pay a premium for "not so good "parts. Yea, I bricked a board trying to clock ram to it's "rated" speed- lesson learned. I had issues with ram giving bsod's. I had chips buckle because I was pushing it farther than it could handle. Junk parts. Trying to push it to the limits of what better parts can do-lesson learned. My suggestion... Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for the reply! I'm planning to build something like this and you might've just helped me greatly! <3

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

YW......... Glad to help.... Ride safe..........

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

So What motherboard would you recommend ? In regards to Gigabyte Aorus, there are mixed reviews but there are common issues such as random shutdowns on the intel's version master motherboard.

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Watch "Hard Core Overclocking" youtube Has a rundown on many boards. I picked up a z390 ace and enjoy it, works very well for my needs, but, if I were to do it again I would easily pick up the msi z390I gaming edge I because of this video, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IjlYIq-hK98 Good luck

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Go for the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master. It has everything you need, including a superb VRM and outperforms all the boards in its pricerange. Yes, its not cheap with around 280€ (in Germany) but if you want to really have a glorious build you cannot cheap out on the part that brings everything else together.

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

my god, this is not what we wanted. but it is what we needed

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Is their a video link on how to asembel this computer. If so can someone please send me the link.

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

I built almost this exact system. First time build and she runs great. YouTube can guide you from start to finish. Start by designing your case layout, plenty of good videos on that. Look for people airtesting the case you bought (e.g. where is intake and out). Then look up your z390 mobo and installing it into the case. Then RAM is slotted (you can look up the RAM guide on your MOBO to determine what slots RAM goes in (*often 2nd & 4th slot). Then install storage. Fans. GPU and then PSU. It WILL be frustrating but if you take your time, there is a guide on your MOBO and that's the most important. Just figuring out how to plug in what to specfic positions of your mobo.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Did you put the H150i Pro cooler on the front of the case? I'm having a problem with the fans from the cooler hitting the memory (OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory) as they stick up a little higher than most memory.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I put the cooler on the top of my case (Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case), so I have plenty of space. But to be fair, in that case I would've had the space on the side as well although wouldn't have made sense for airflow.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Can anyone link a video to how to assemble this properly? don’t want to mess up

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Bruh moment

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU listed is wrong, because it links to 2080 not a 2080 Ti

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the report. The listing has been updated.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How would the Glorious AMD Gaming/Streaming Build look like?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

pretty much this exact build but with a ryzen 9 3950x (and suitable motherboard)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

do you deliver to nepal?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

that depends on the sellers. this site is to good parts for good prices, get feedback and learn more about PC building really. to get delivery details you need to check the actual part sellers.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

its says : Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.

what does this mean?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, i'm also wondering what this means.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Essentially the way the MOBO is built, having an M.2 drive installed would block access to one of the 6.0 Gb/s SATA connections.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to worry about this unless you want to install a sata ssd or a hard drive

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I want to install a hard drive. What do I need to do?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

it means the first sata port on your motherboard will be disabled. Its not that big of a deal as you can just use one of the remaining 5 sata ports.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How can this work when your mother board does not support your ram speeds??

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it will work because your motherboard will default it to the closest ram speed. This motherbaord supports 2666MHz as the fastest speed but the ram is 3200MHz so it defaults to 2666MHz. (the ram will not default up, say if you have 2200MHz ram but your motherboard only has 3000MHz, that wont work).

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Did anyone else have a problem with the the H150i Pro cooler hitting the memory sticks? I can't mount the cooler on the top of the case because it is hitting the memorty sticks as they are a little tall (OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory). I guess I can try moving the fans on the front of the case and mounting the cooler on the front but I'm afraid the fan power cables won't be able to reach the motherboard.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I pretty much guarantee the fans will reach, so i would just move the radiator and fans and then rotate the block. PLEASE remember to apply new thermal paste because the stuff you applied (or pre-applied) will not work again.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

do check cases and their reviews for aio or out right water cooling. their can be some small size difference. with reversion or different front panels.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Would it be possible to hook this up to a tv?

Note: i'll be sitting a good distance away from it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes, as long as your tv has displayport or hdmi (it will if it was made in the last decade)

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Should I get a i7 instead of i9

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  • 19 hours ago
  • 1 point

How the f u c k does hyperthreading impede on productivity workloads?

  • 18 hours ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I accidently deleted my comment, Is there a way to recover it?

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

I don't think so... you might have to redo it

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Great guide. Got a few questions. First things first, put money aside for sec...

  1. Which GPU manufacturer would be considered the best performance[FPS]:efficiency[cooling and noise] value for this build: Asus, EVGA , MSI, Gigabyte or Zotac and which version (OC, Extreme, Ultra, etc.)?

  2. I'm probably gonna go with the Ultra version of the motherboard (especially for the 3200 memory speed support to avoid the Elite version bottleneck), but if I were to go with an Asus GPU, for example, should I get a comparable Asus motherboard or is the Gigabyte one still a really good choice?

  3. Considering 1 & 2, would Corsair's 750W 80+ Gold Certified PSU suffice?

  4. Would the AW2518H monitor be a good choice for this setup (not looking for anything bigger, otherwise I'd ask about the AW3418DW)?

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Generally all AIBs have good designs at this range, but I would suggest the MSI Hybrid card rn due to price. As for motherboard, if you want syncronized RGB I would go with a comparable in performance MSI motherboard. As for PSU, all of the options they give are very good. And for the monitor, yes it would work well, especially if you want high detail and fps

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you plz explain the notes warning about Sara cables im new to PC building

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

In the computer's current configuration, the only storage is an M.2 SSD. If additional storage is added, you may have to refer to the motherboard manual for which ports are sharing bandwidth with the M.2 slots to avoid bottle-necking of data transfer speeds.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sata*

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice. about to drop hammer on an S2 build but going air-cooled muted black everything.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I would go with the noctua NH-D15 since it doesn't have a pump to fail overtime and is half the price, though I can't argue that noctua coolers dont look nearly as stunning as AIOs

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

there are black swap noctua fans

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

One can get some Chromax covers for the Noctua coolers that greatly improve aesthetics without hurting performance.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

He could use a closed case as well

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Or use bequiet dark rock pro 4

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure that doesn't perform as well from what I've seen, but I may be wrong

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It and Noctua are the air coolers that beat a good few AIOs in performance

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that the case from this build is no more in stock wich case should i use then and can i use this build for the asus rog swift pg258q 240 hz monitor

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The non-tinted glass version is very similar, if you're interested. This build would be great for a 240Hz monitor!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

would this monitor work with the build. I don't know much about pc compatibility with accessories such as monitors Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor - AW2518Hf, Full HD @ Native 240 Hz

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey do you know which software should i use? I am a noob at pc building

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Although Ubuntu works alright for some people, especially with the omission of any price tag.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

windows 10??

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends what OS you prefer, but your best bet is windows 10 pro like that guy said.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i imagine there will be a 3900x/3950x build soon, you can be patient and wait for it or you can use the one i just threw together for you. it is pretty much the same with corsair (instead of OLOy) ram. and a different m.2 ssd.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PGHRBZ

It is more expensive due to a few small things but in my opinion it is worth it for the 12 cores and 24 threads and all that good stuff

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

I think they're waiting for the 3950x

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this come with everything you need to build it? Is there a video someone can direct me to on how to build it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

this has everything you need except the Operating System which can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-10-home/d76qx4bznwk4?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Just search for pc build guides on Youtube. Tech youtubers like Bitwit, Paul's Hardware, Jayztwocents, KristopherYee, etc. all have great guides

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

3800x is better for streaming and same price

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Then build around the 3800x, it isn't actually better for streaming anyways, due to same core count and slightly lower speed. Typically you would be using NVENC with this setup anyways

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

I dont want to stream, I want more fps for gaming lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you really tell the difference between 160 vs 190 fps?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Possibly if you have a 240Hz monitor?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

And 240Hz eyeballs.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I bet pretty soon we'll be able to buy some lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first time building a gaming pc I want a very powerful pc for gaming what would the fps run with these games like rust, fortnite, gta 5 on ultra settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

they will generally run very well, whether you play at 1080p240, 1440p165, or 4k60

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

If you need them to run at like 500-600 FPS

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

i mean, i would buy it but its more than i make in a year

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

My god; My heart goes out to you. $2300 a year. I remember trying to survive off of $214 a month.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to stream get a ryzen

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i agree BUT the i9-9900k is more than enough for streaming and gaming (i would expect it out of a 500$ cpu). The only time Ryzen is worth it just for streaming is at the low and medium end such as the 3600 vs the 9600k

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I say if you want to do anything else whilst you're gaming, an 8 core is a good option.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you use the Corsair H100i with this build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes, but there are better options like the h150i they used

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes the H100i is adequate for this build but i would just go with the h150i unless youre trying to save a bit of money or you are chosing a different case that doesnt support the 360mm radiator.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitors would you consider pairing with this? I was looking into the Samsung CHG90 49" monitor, any notes as to whether you think that would work or not? Thanks, -A new PC builder.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

2k$ on a dual fan RTX 2080 Ti. BUUUH ITS A GOTTA BLINK BLINK LIGHTS

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can I install a hard drive on this PC?

Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

you can, not all the sata ports are disabled.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

how many sata ports are still enabled?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

5 Sata 6Gb/s ports will remain 100% functional.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Oh, good. I'm not sure about the other notes.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Note:The MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply does not. This connector is used to supply additional 12V current to the motherboard. While the system will likely still run without it, higher current demands such as extreme overclocking or large video card current draws may require it.Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated with a PCIe-based M.2 drive, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.Note:Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Get a bulky hard drive...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

then do it

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to pcs and pc builds so I don't have a lot of knowledge on the topic. Is this a good pc build and would experienced builders recommend? Also if an experienced builder or someone who can confidently put a pc together correctly can look at my part list and leave some comments or suggestions that would be helpful. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

This system is good regardless of your experience in PC building. You should post on this forum if you want opinions on your own parts list, or you can post on this forum if you want someone to make a parts list for your specific needs.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What the hell are you smoking.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

The money I could have spent building this

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It looks like the RAM will be bottlenecked by the motherboard. Is this an error or am I wrong?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

this ram will be running at 2666 instead of 3200 so you are correct. it is kind of a rip off because you can buy 2666 ram. i would buy cheaper ram unless you are buying a different motherboard in the future or want to you use it in a different pc eventually.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Or you could buy a motherboard that actually supports DDR4-3200. Like a B450 or X570. With an AMD CPU that doesn't need to be overclocked to outperform its competition.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

XMP

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The fastest ram this motherboard will support is 2666 and this kit is 3200, the pc will work but the bottle neck is 83%! that is insane so id buy a slower ram kit because it is a waste of money to get the 3200 kit.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

XMP

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Glorious AMD Gaming/Streaming Build soon?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

They're probably waiting for the 3950X

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

that won't be an issue

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to be gaming at 4K I highly doubt you'll be doing it: A. on a small monitor and B. at 60 Hz refresh rate. Large 144 Hz monitors are cost prohibitive not to mention the fact you will need to SLI either a 2080 or 2080 TI to get the 120+ FPS.

At this price point it's more realistic to get a 2080 at 1440 144hz refresh rate monitor with G sync.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/T.Oddball/saved/3kThgs

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

some people prefer 4k to high refresh rate

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

You don't miss what you don't know. I was playing on a 65 inch LG 4K tv until I bought a MSI optix 32 inch 1440/144Hz monitor. Now that I see how much smoother freesync with over 100 FPS is I don't think I could go back.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

your build is much similar to mines, however, I have a RTX 2070 SUPER and was wondering if the game performance will be somewhat close to your RTX 2080 Ti. Overall, awesome build!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Vc9sYH

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan to over clock? And will this be used for more than gaming?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nah I don't plan to overclock and yeah i'm going to use it for gaming mostly since this will be my first pc built. I asked my buddy he recommended that I should downgrade to the i7-9700K. Also, he told me to get the Samsung EVO 970 500 GB for boot and WD 1 TB SSD Blue for main storage. I've just updated my parts list if you want to check them out and make any suggestions. I am on a $2000 budget so I do have a few hundred dollars to spare for dual monitors. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fKr23t

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you're not going to overclock you don't need the K model or water cooling or a intel chip. Disclaimer: I'm not a intel or AMD fanboy, I go with best bang for buck.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9700K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-3700X/4030vs4043

My build includes mouse, mechanical keyboard and 165Hz 1440 32 inch monitor, almost for the same price is what you've listed.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/T.Oddball/saved/yr6zNG

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For me personally anything below a 2080 and I wouldn't bother with the 9900 K. This build is the same price point but includes monitor keyboard and mouse.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/T.Oddball/saved/yr6zNG

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is the meshify S2 a larger design than the meshify C? Im needing larger accommodations.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I need help assembling it...

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 points

Go to your local computer shop then i guess. Probably where you should have gone in the first place if you are unable to assemble

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Anyone try to OC i9-9900k to 5.0 on mobo Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro Wifi? Can the mobo handle it?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

shoulf i get this

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

This might be a super noob comment, but what does it mean when they say "parametric filter"? Thank you for the help!

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

yeet

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Dude this must run minecraft at like 10 fps. It is one of the most intense games out there

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Any recommendations for a monitor suitable for this build? Thanks!

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

A couple of questions:

Could I replace the liquid cooler with a noctua dh15?

Would it be okay to stick with a 650W power supply?

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I need some help boys. I'm looking to build this pc within the next 5 weeks but I can't seem to find the case in stock. What other alternatives are there for me?

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Check now, it is available.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

I need a motherboard with built in wifi. Can I replace the listed one with Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi model? https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Z390-AORUS-PRO-Motherboard/dp/B07HRZKPXM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Z390+AORUS+Pro+Wifi&qid=1572377500&s=electronics&sr=1-1

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

That's what I'm doing.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

I would just like to address some issues with this build. The AIO that was chosen isnt good, get a AIO from alphacool if you want a AIO that bad. The ssd could also be chosen better. I would've gone with the HP EX920. The graphics card could have been chosen better too. Zotac doesn't make great cards(which we all should know). Lastly I would change the power supply out for a Whisper psu due to the G2 being EVGA's best psu at the moment, but it's far behind what most psu's can do.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Could someone suggest some cheaper cases that would be compatible?

Also there are so many different choices with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti versions(even with using Parametric filter results). How can I make sure not to buy the wrong one-- is there specifics to avoid(considering the avoidance of blower and mini cards already)? Styles and Boost Clock sizes to focus on?

Some cards are selling with clock speeds ranging from 2,000MHz and some over 14,000MHz. Are the higher value ones already overclocked/cannot-be-adjusted and will run hotter or what?

I guess what I'm most worried about it compatibility with the rest of the build based on different variations of the video card. Someone help this noob please.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you have to use a custom water cooling for the GPU? If not OCing that is. What is the max temp that this Ti is going to hit with out it?

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

How high do the temps get with cpu and gpu? Planing on building a computer like this but not sure how many fans I will need.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I plan to mostly game, new and future games, AAA. I will use a 1440p 144Hz 34" monitor. Is this build gonna be overkill for me or what?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Its not overkill, even the 2080Ti might not be powerfull enough to play all current AAA titles on 1440p at 144Hz.

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

This is the glorious Intel build, what would you suggest then?

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

There is nothing you can do about it other then maybe do a SLI 2080 Ti setup. If you can afford it, that is. Also, the cost/performance tanks heavily since you won't get double the performance, but i think you are aware of that.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

2080 Ti will be struggle if you play high settings AAA titles on 1440p 144Hz

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

What do you suggest?

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

No 4TB HDD??????

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking for a monstrous PC build and it would be my first time building a PC. I currently have an acer predator gaming laptop but I'm looking for something better than a gtx 1060 and I7-8750H Processor. I haven't quite decided on a build for sure yet but I'm definitely looking into something like this.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Could this run battleifield 5 on a ultra wide monitor at ultra graophics?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

At anything higher than 75 FPS I will stream sometimes as well but mostly just game.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

i9 9900ks

also why does your magnificent build have more storage than this "glorious" one?

I would slap in a roomy hdd like the ironwolf 8tb

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello ya'll! Great to see super engaged and friendly forum here. Hoping someone would be able to help me out here... As from what I've read here and around this built seems to be amazing!

I working in the VFX industry and enjoy gaming as well, and planning to start working on some of my personal projects for which I think this built would be great for rendering heavy stuff fast. Was wondering if anyone has knowledge in regards to if there is they would switch out to make sure there are no technical issues when its being hammered!

Thanks in advance :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Which wireless network adapter is the on this build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The Motherboard has in built Wifi if my memory serves me correctly

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It says no networking. Dose that mean no wifi built in?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

you are correct. This motherboard does not include wifi. you can buy a pcie adapter or a usb adapter to fix that problem. I recommend ethernet tho, it provides a faster, more stable, and more secure connection.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Just get the Aorus Pro wifi

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points
  1. What is the difference between the Zotac Twin and the Zotac AMP.
  2. What monitor(s) would pair well with this build
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Clock speed, I think

  2. 1440p 144hz, 1440p Ultrawide 120hz, 4k 60hz

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Would this be a good setup to run XPlane 11 with good FPS and graphics settings?

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

if anything this is a little overkill for XPlane, it does much better than the recommended specs for XPlane.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You want a 2080 Ti and this 8K VR head gear.

https://pimaxvr.com/pages/pimax-8k-series?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, this is like the perfect setup to run at high settings on XPlane 11!

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Good build, however, I probably would put a 2tb hard drive with it as well, just as mass storage for the future.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

if you can afford this, you can drop an extra $150 for actual mass storage

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you mind suggesting a 2 tb or a mass storage?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Can someone point me in the right direction of learning to build this and install everything i would need? I bought everything on here, just changed the hard drives

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

So you bought a $2000 pc and don't even know how to put it together?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I can't speak for everyone else, but I'm trying to learn as much as possible before I buy.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Youtube, youtube, youtube. Plenty of build guides out there to walk you through the process. Specific components might be different but the steps will be largely the same.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Pauls hardware and Bitwit both have good guides on youtube for similar builds

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bitwit has a very useful video titled "How to Build a PC! Step-by-Step" in my opinion the best guide on youtube. then after you build it and you need to install your operating system and your drivers you can go to the Paul's Hardware video, "First 5 Things to Do with a New PC Build". that should leave you to install all the programs you use personally or for your job and any games you play (scene as you are buying a 1200$ graphics card you will be playing some sort of video game). After that you are all set and you can start using your new pc, as, well a pc. Goodluck!

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

The Youtube channel Bitwit made a good video on how to.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry about it. Building it how you like it is part of the fun. Plus youtube has lots of guides for cable management etc. :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Would this be good for VR gaming? Thought about building it rather than getting a prebuilt VR ready PC.

  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

yes, but you are edging into VR backpack territory, if going tether free is something that appeals to you

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm planning to go with this build but thinking of a better motherboard. Any solid recommendations? Need SLI, 2 m2 slots and WiFi. Everything else is bonus.

  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

why do you want to go dual gpu

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

More power

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey, there is no hard drive? Have we made a complete switch to solid state? If yes, I missed it.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

It says that you can adjust the storage to your needs.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Wow, nice build! I can’t think that you could fit 9900K with RTX2080 Ti in a $2000 PC, but you apparently can! However, if you cheaped out on the case, memory, and PSU, would it be possible to get this under $2000?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks for the reply man! I am not actually trying to build a PC (which is stupid to say) and I am just trying to make sure other people know the best choices of parts for starter PC builders. Anyways, thanks for the reply! RTX 2080 SUPER, I assume, is closer to 2080 than 2080 Ti? I mean for all I know if that is the case, the RTX 2080 Ti Super could exist, but who knows nVIDIA at this point.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

The RTX 2080 SUPER does greatly supersede the 2080 in performance, but the 2080 ti is practically on a level of its own.

Also, I agree with caument. I would also tell someone building this to grab ram from a name brand, however, because it won't cost you that much more in the end. It also has the benefit of there being a large number of reviews there will be about a kit from g-skill or corsair.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks for the reply! Right now, as of writing this reply, I see RTX 2080s for under $670, while the RTX 2080 SUPER is at the RTX 2080 MSRP pricing. Considering what you have just said, would an RTX 2080 still be worth it, considering that the RTX 2080 SUPER greatly supersedes the 2080?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Personally, I would go with the RTX 2080 SUPER, because it was released to directly combat the competitive pricing of the new AMD GPUs. It's price to performance is fantastic, but if you can grab a quality, non-blower 2080 for $670, that may be the better option. It honestly comes down to what you want to with the system and the money you have to spend.

I will say that I am no expert, however. Take my advise with a grain of salt, because I am personally much more comfortable talking about mid-range cards.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

In theory, you could, but I would scourge youtube for case reviews/build guides first because it appears that the layout is different from a standard ATX case. Also, note that a build in an open framed case (this one) will need to be cleaned often.

I am by no means an expert, just trying to help out.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

This is a LIT build 🔥🔥🔥

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Lit on fire from the 9900k temps.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

im dying lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Does this actually work if it were to be built? Im asking cause im new to the whole building pc.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, IF assembled correctly. I advise lots of research before attempting to build a PC, especially with high end parts such as these.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I would change the ram sticks to the silver version because these ones arent that pretty

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

go ahead and do that

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

This Pc is very underwhelming. I will get a refund immediatly

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

youre joking right? this pc includes the best cpu you can buy (according to user benchmark) and the best gpu for gaming unless you are willing to spend more than double (2500$ for the RTX titan, WHICH is only 7% faster). I mean unless you were playing assassins creed odysey at 8k ultra on 2 8k displays i dont know what your problem is. What you did is you plugged your display port into your motherboard which means youre using your intel uhd integrated graphics. You essentially wasted 1100$ on that mistake man. i hope you didnt refund your stuff as it was just a user error and can be fixed in 10 seconds. The other thing is you may not have instaled your drivers which means that your gpu runs in "2d mode" its basically useless in games until you get drivers.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

it's a joke

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

It might be a good idea to replace the i9 9900K with the i9 9900KF. If I am not mistaken, the price difference is around 60-80 dollars.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What's the difference between the 2?

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

The i9 9900K comes with an integrated graphics processing chip. The i9 9900KF comes without. Since this build guide features an independent graphics card, there is no point in having a CPU that costs more than the same identical CPU without integrated graphics.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

the 9900k iGPU supports quick-sync for streaming, thanks to the dedicated core for encoding and decoding

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Really? I have an i9 9900k and I did not know it could boost my streaming... What are the performance numbers and it is worth the cost between the two i9 variants? How does this work?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Quick Sync h.264 is generally faster than x264 (CPU), but to my understanding the latest h.264 (NVENC) for RTX and GTX 16 cards is faster

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

What I've been looking for.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

nice set up,hows temp on cpu under load? wish could get TI in Australia its near 2k au$

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

this is a great build, I really like it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

nice

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I made a few adjustments on this build; I changed the GPUs to a ROG Strix 20180 ti and the motherboard to a ROG Strix Z390-E. I've never built a pc so I'm hoping to get some input; I want to know if my build is actually compatible. lol Here are all the components.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $493.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $189.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $236.86 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $133.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1299.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case $165.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2770.58
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $2735.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-16 17:19 EDT-0400
  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard comes with built in wifi capabilities? Just wondering

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

it looks good, this will be one ballin' pc for a first build

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Could I hookup a wireless monitor, mouse, and keyboard to this pc? how many usb ports do I have to work with?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You could, but you shouldn't. Wireless monitor technology is not good enough for gaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

buying InHell at this point is just plain, dumb!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Intel CPUs still give the best gaming performance, whether you like it or not

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Hey everyone. This looks like a great build. I’ve been looking for a PC like this for about a year now.. Just a few questions before deciding if I want to purchase this.

1) what would be the best 144 (or better hz Monitor and what would be the best 4K Monitor if I wanted a dual monitor setup? Aso, someone I trust recommended an IPS Monitor for Editing (are there any good reasonable priced 4K monitors with IPS?)

I’m Not looking to spend a ton on monitors but I did want at least one good 144hz or better Monitor and one 4K Monitor for a build like this. Thanks! (I’m new to this stuff so sorry if this is a stupid question!)

Anyone have any good keyboard/mouse recommendations as well? I’m coming from a MacBook Pro )

$3000-$3500 is my absolute max budget.. even that is more than I’d like to spend though.

Also, kinda curious.. what would be 1 step below this build? Just to compare the two?

And how long will this PC last? Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

i want to do the same build but with an 1070 ti would you think 550 watt is enough???

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

would this monitor work with the build. I don't know much about pc compatibility with accessories such as monitors.

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor - AW2518Hf, Full HD @ Native 240 Hz

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

Logged in just to say I don't think whoever made this guide cared about the person reading it much.

One of the things that stands out is they make no mention that liquid coming is worse than fan cooling and louder than fan cooling UNLESS you go custom with your liquid setup.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

name an air cooler that beats out the h150i in raw performance

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

the NH D15 loses by 3C from a chart I found (honestly, finding the chart wasn't easy for some reason just googling X vs X didn't show charts but just forum pages), and won't have pump noise. Same chart said the D15 was louder, but a image search shows the D15 being much quieter under load.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

It's a 9900k/2080 ti build for $2500, I don't think it's supposed to meet all enthusiast-level criteria for a personal rig.

Any other reasons why the makers of the guide "didn't care about the person reading?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Should I replace the cooler w/ something else?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no, the h150i works just fine

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The building process is generally the same regardless of components, with some nuances for whatever specific case you choose. Those tutorials can still be very useful.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What about suggesting a way to get a key for free. When I wanted to get windows on my laptop I did some digging and got it for free from the Windows website. They had a thing where you could get it for free if you were hearing or visually impaired I believe and they did not check if I was or not. When I installed it the only difference was that the settings for the visually impaired were on, so I just turned them off.

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

We aren't going to allow suggesting people lie about disabilities to save money, no. Not with a wink and a nod either. However, thank you for asking first.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, this is kind of like the Netflix free trial thing.

If you can get infinite free stuff, it's kind of their fault.

Just saying.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If you choose to lie about disabilities to save money, that is your choice and your fault.

  • 21 hours ago
  • 1 point

boi are you an ******* or not

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Those keys would fall under the above warning, yes.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't spam, please.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

ok

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Why did you spam??

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