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Excellent Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

At this budget, we're running the Intel Coffee Lake Refresh i5-9600K. The 9600K features 6 cores and will perform exceptionally well with all your gaming needs. Since it is overclockable and does not include a stock cooler, the Noctua NH-U12S has been added to the list. A cooler of this stature will allow a high overclock without overheating or becoming noisy.

Note: If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an AMD Ryzen processor, be sure to check out our Excellent AMD Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for Z390 chipsets for its enabled overclocking and to avoid potential BIOS update issues. The parametric filter also checks for 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build. The motherboards are also capable of using the CPU's integrated GPU in case you need to RMA your GPU or are waiting for a sale or upgrade.

Memory

Memory needs are slowly but constantly increasing and we want to stay ahead of the curve. To this end we're using a parametric filter to choose a 16GB kit of memory within Intel's recommended specifications at the best price. The filter will only select 2x8GB kits, allowing us to leave room for extra DIMMs for future expansion.

Storage

We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space. We have also added a parametric filter for a 2TB mechanical drive for mass storage, such as extra games and videos. Everyone's storage needs differ so feel free to add or remove capacity as needed.

GPU

For our GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is one of the best price for performance cards on the market. The RTX 2070 SUPER will provide a consistent 60fps on many demanding games like PUBG at Ultra at 1080p, and even 1440p for some games like Apex Legends. It'll also handle Fortnite with zero issues. For those interested in VR, this card will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

For streaming, the newly-updated NVENC encoding will offload the task to the GPU with a minimal performance hit using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while providing image quality similar to or better than x264 Fast quality.

Case

All of our components are housed in the Cooler Master MasterBox NR600. This case features a clean design and a large side window. It includes two USB3 ports, a mesh front panel for excellent airflow, and a number of cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed semi or fully modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified or above and can provide plenty of power for this build.

AMD Version

Here is the AMD version of our Excellent Gaming Guide..

Compatibility: See notes below.

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CPU Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
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CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler
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Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 D ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Form Factor: ATX; Chipset: Intel Z390; Memory Max: 64 GB - 1024 GB; SLI/CrossFire: 2-Way SLI Capable, CrossFire Capable; SATA 6Gb/s Ports: 6 - 12; Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 Headers: Yes

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Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400; Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB; Heat Spreader: Yes

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Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 12000 GB; Type: SSD; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s, M.2 (B+M), M.2 (M)

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Storage Toshiba P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 10000 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Form Factor: 3.5"; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

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Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

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Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

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Base Total: £1154.25
Shipping: £6.98
Total: £1161.23
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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.
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  • 4 months ago
  • 16 points

Sorry for my ignorance, i am just planning to build my first pc so I have little experience. Because I do a lot of compiling which is CPU-heavy, I thought about putting an 8-core CPU in this machine - is that possible with this motherboard and cooler and power supply? Thank you in advance.

  • 4 months ago
  • 51 points
  • First: Please don't apologize for not knowing, especially when you're humble enough to ask for help. It's a great thing when someone makes the decision to learn.
  • Second: If you're going for a workload that's more CPU-intensive tasks like compiling, a higher thread CPU would probably be the way to go. The intel offering for an 8 core CPU is the i7-9700 or i7-9700K. That "K" at the end of any intel CPU means this chip is unlocked for overclocking, though you'll still need a motherboard that supports overclocking. For a concise breakdown of intel CPU naming, I'd check out this page that intel provides to make sure that people know what the name means. If that hyperlink doesn't work, here's the site directly: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html.

I don't think you should be going for the Intel offering, though; AMD provides a better performing CPU in this price bracket when it comes to most productivity workloads. In this case, I'd recommend going for the 3700X, which performs worse than the 9700K by a margin of 5% to 10% in gaming, but often has a larger lead on it in productivity tasks (with the exception of something like photoshop, which tends to respond more to frequency than core/thread count). Also, the 9700K has 8 cores and 8 threads, but the 3700X has 8 cores and 16 threads. You, seeing as your compiling, would likely benefit more from the 3700X, unless you have some very specific workload that responds better to frequency. I would mention that recent AMD offerings are all unlocked to be overclocked, but that doesn't mean as much on this CPU as it doesn't seem to give much of a boost to performance when overclocked from what I've seen. Still, it's something to be kept in mind, as better cooling might net you some overclocking headroom on the chip.

If you do choose to go AMD, you'd need a different motherboard, one with the AM4 socket as opposed to the LGA1151 socket for the 9700K. If you want to keep the same motherboard price range as the one above, you'll end up getting a comparable feature set with something like the B450 Tomahawk. It only supports up to 64gb of ram as opposed to the max of 128gb on the Gigabyte Z390 board, but unless you actually intended to go above 64gb of ram, that shouldn't be a problem.

I could help you with a more detailed breakdown, but most other things in this build would stay the same. You might not need such a powerful graphics card if you don't plan to do much gaming -- meaning you can save some significant money there if you'd like -- and, if you keep the graphics card, you might want to have a slightly higher wattage power supply. Otherwise, the above build is pretty solid. You can change the case to something you find more visually appealing and/or cheaper if you'd like and, as long as it supports the size of the motherboard, you'll be fine. There are quite a few good build guides out there from reputable members of the PC enthusiast community (big names include Linus from Linus Tech Tips and Jay from JayzTwoCents) that will walk you through pretty much every step of putting it together, or, if you really don't trust yourself that much, you can hire someone to do it for you. Fair warning: if you choose to learn to build it yourself, you might soon find it more fun to build computers than to use them, a trap that I myself have fallen into.

  • 4 months ago
  • 36 points

Yeah, what he said.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

lmao

  • 3 months ago
  • 6 points

Agreed. If you don't know, ask first. It is always worth asking a question and waiting for a reply if you don't know vs buying a component that won't work or putting something together and breaking it. Building a PC can be a HUGE challenge, but when your done and it is working right, wow is it worth it (for me at least.) This case will give a new builder plenty of room and a motherboard that size shouldn't cramp you. Like JaBlu3 said though, once you build your first one, you are going to think of like 10 things you would upgrade or do different on your next build and will almost immediately start planning your next one, lol.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Would you mind helping me build a pc I don’t have that much knowledge I just want to get the best price

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Sure i will help you

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  • 3 months ago
  • -3 points

You definitely need to go with AMD instead of Intel for what you need to do. Just go with a Ryzen 3700x with x570 motherboard, the rest doesn't need to change, unless you want to go full AMD with a 5600xt GPU. x570 motherboard is preferred because only AMD has PCIE gen 4 right now allowing you to read/write and transfer files faster with compatible PCIE4 SSDs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

Linus recently dropped a video detailing that those speeds don't matter in basically most scenarios so don't bother with x570 and go for b450 which is cheaper and has everything you need

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, but the X570 chipset was designed for 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs. So, if your budget allows it, you can get some good quality X570 boards for cheap. Also, it's future proofed coz of PCIe gen 4.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

Good idea, but I don't think that Intel is worth going for right now, especially when you can get a ryzen 5 3600 for $175. Plus, b450 motherboards can be picked up for much cheaper than $120. The remainder of the money saved could be spent on faster ram, an nvme m.2 ssd (instead of the ssd), and probably a better case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

You could save $30 if you go with a 9600kf. Same processer just without the integrated gpu.

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

integrated gpu is a good fail safe to have

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. If you do go with the 9600KF, make sure you have a motherboard speaker attached to get post beeps and figure out any issues you may have with GPU. This sounds kinda dumb (possibly) but I just did a build in a VERY tight ITX case with a CPU with NO onboard graphics and couldn't get post. Plugged in my motherboard speaker, got post beeps for GPU error, realized that my 6 pin wasn't fully inserted and BAM, boot screen! It's a great fail-safe, especially for new builders without alot of experience (both speaker and onboard graphics)

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Also worth checking your local Micro Center, I was able to get the i5-9600K for $199.99 this weekend.

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Good deal! Too bad my nearest Micro Center is 900 miles away :(

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

thats why you should live near one!!!!

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

I think $30 saved is good, i agree with you. if it was 10 I'd go with the K

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Any case substitutes? Looks like the current one is mostly unavailable in Canada.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks P400a and the P300a look like good options. They're both good in terms of airflow, with a new mesh front, and have a decent aesthetic. Note that if you go for the P400a option, then there is a digital RGB version available and a non RGB version available. The latter is around $20 cheaper.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

How much FPS will I get playing gta on ultra and low??

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Does this come with windows 10 on it or do I need to purchase that as well?

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

You will need to purchase Windows.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yep :)

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ugly!? It's beautiful!!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I plan on playing games like, Overwatch, apex, GTA V, and WoW. Would this be overkill for games like this or am i on the right track? I have considered getting a "Great Build" but figured the extra 100 dollars would be worth it if the parts are significantly better. Also would there be a specific monitor anyone would recommend for this build? PS: I am obviously super new to this and would need a helping hand actually putting this stuff together properly

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything with this build is great, except for the CPU. i5 9600k only has 6 cores and isn't that great for the $220 price. If you compare it to the ryzen 7 2700x, it makes the i5 look like ****. Because first of all, the Ryzen 7 2700x has 8 cores, 16 threads, and performs just 10 frames less than an i9 9900k. And which the i9 is about $550. The Ryzen processor is less than the i5 and the i9. It's only $180, and is the second best cpu currently on the market. i5 is trash. And the storage and memory you chose were also not that great. Digital Blue SSD's aren't that fast. The Seagate Barracuda compute HDD is also a very unstable crappy HDD. It sucks. The RAM you chose is fine, but I prefer getting your ram from TridentZ, or some other well-known brand. Your motherboard is a little too expensive. You don't need an expensive motherboard. You can still get really high frames with a cheaper $70 motherboard. Your cpu cooler is very overpriced. You get a cpu cooler for a mere $15. So thank you for listening, and good night.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

We have an AMD variant to address the CPU issue. The rest of the parts you mentioned are constantly changing based on the best prices available.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

ok then

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is PC-Canada legit? is there scams there?

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

All of the retailers listed on our site are verified and legitimate.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

yes, so is PC-UK, and PC-Austrailia, they are the same website, just adjusted for that regions currency and available/reputable retailers

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious if this could handle most AAA titles at ultra on a 49" CRG90 Or new Odyssey monitor or at least on half of it. or what to upgrade to get it close? consider me a newb at building but I am fairly good at comprehending most information. advice anyone?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It will definitely depend on the title. That monitor has a huge resolution and high refresh rate so ideally you'd be looking more at a 2080 Super or 2080Ti

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

0 chance you will even maintain 70-80 fps on high settings. Myh 2070 super struggle to maintain 100fps on 1440p UW 21:9, let alone the pixel increase from 21:9 to 32:9. 32:9 is literally 2 monitors worth of rez.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you consider adding a liquid cpu cooler that is about the same performance-wise as the noctua?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You can if you prefer to use a CLC instead.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there tutorials on how to put this stuff together? I have a laptop currently and have barely any knowledge on how to put a full on pc together

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Not this specific part list but we have a number of video guides to help: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQpf5LtNl7dbmZlxlFIO_w

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Are all builds similar? Like I found a different build that’s cheaper but I still wouldn’t know what to do

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends what you want. And not all build are similar if you want a gaming build, better gpu, if not you probably want more threads in your cpu

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

yea gaming, but my current pc doesn't have a good enough cpu i think

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Figure out your BUDGET first, then what you WANT, then what you NEED, then research your options. YouTube is your friend. Use it to watch and forums like this to ask ANY question. https://www.tomshardware.com/ is another great resource for build questions, the community there is pretty great. Been building gaming rigs for myself and my friends for years, and before ANY build, I hit those three sites up. If you want more variety of things to watch and learn, Gamers Nexus and Linus Tech Tips can sometimes be helpful as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

They are kind of grouped into what core they have

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don’t know that much about PCs so I was wondering if this would be a good intro build to pc gaming. He wants to spend about 1k USD. Thanks for your help!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great machine for a first timer but if he wants to stick closer to 1k I'd recommend looking at the Great Guides https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/sNwrxr/great-intel-gaming-build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

is a 550w psu enough for a 2070 super? the recommended psu is 650w

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The manufacturers estimate higher on the PSU because they do not know the rest of your components. Our site has the complete picture. Under max load this system will use less than 450w.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You should recommend the KF processor. Its cheaper by £25 (no onboard GPU) and better fit for a gaming PC.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Especially for first time builders (the largest chunk using these guides) having an IGP backup in case of issues with the build can be a life saver. While some of us have extra parts and graphics cards sitting around to swap in to the build, others will have to go out and buy new hardware or struggle to troubleshoot even minor issues.

If you are the former, then go for it and skip the IGP but for most users having that backup graphics is beneficial.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s a very good point indeed. But that £25 saving for the KF processor is worth mentioning I think.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

so I saw that a 2070 SUPER was too overkill for a i5 9600k, so I switched out for a nicer processor, would this work? or are there some issues with the build, and performance, I am planning on gaming Overwatch, Fortnite and Apex, and maybe other games like Splitgate Arena Warfare or Skyrim Special Edition, I also am going to be recording for youtube, and maybe streaming, I don't know about streaming though, here is the link : https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Megakittenninja/saved/#view=YYVcTW

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

The 2070 Super is not too overkill for the CPU. In nearly all situations the GPU is going to be the limiting factor. For feedback on your build please make your own post on the forums.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For streaming, the 9700k will perform MUCH better. That being said, change the RAM to a better quality set. The set used in this original post is pretty poorly timed for the MHZ. At 3000MHZ it should be 16-16-16 or 16-18-18. The Adata set recommended is 16-20-20 so they fluff the hell out of it to make it "cl 16" but it super low quality cl 16

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I wanted to know if I could install an intel i7 or higher instead of the i5 that comes out on this pc?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Without issue.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. This is going to be my first time building a PC and I came to this site, I really like the build here. What kind of monitor do you think I should buy with this build, and should I buy more than one?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

At the very least you are looking at a 1080p144 monitor though you may want to look into 1440p144. Personally, I'd get one really nice monitor for gaming first and then you can add extra lower cost monitors later if you need them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, thank you for the advice! I'll look for a nice one as soon a possible.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have never built a computer before and I am wondering if this would run Steam VR well. I have never owned a desktop computer, so my gaming experiences haven't been the best. Just want to know if 16gb is enough memory and if the build is great for streaming simpler games such as Minecraft.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is more than powerful enough for the Valve index and is designed around being able to stream any game you play.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I’m planning on building this in a few weeks. Will this be able to run games such as apex above 144fps while streaming and recording? And also will it be able to do so for the next 3-4 years? Edit: should I upgrade the cpu to an I7 too? Cause I’ll be streaming and recording ALOT. And if I did that would the i7 9700k work with the motherboard? https://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80684I79700KF-i7-9700KF-Processor-Unlocked/dp/B07MJXYX62/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=i7%2B9700k&qid=1581611232&sprefix=i7%2B&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1 (I7 9700k linked here)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Streaming AND recording is always messy and generally requires a pretty hefty setup even beyond something like this guide depending on your configuration. You will likely be better off starting from the AMD version of this guide.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant either streaming or recording but thank you for replying. So would the AMD build be better for a first build or should I build this but have the I7 I mentioned in it instead?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

I'm basing my build off of this with some minor tweaks, I'm using a Rosewill PRISM S500 case and the RGB fans that come with it require a mobo with 5v RGB headers. It seems the motherboard that comes with this (that I planned to use) will not work with the fans. Am I better off ditching the fans that come with the case and getting my own RGB fans that work with this mobo, or should switch out the motherboard? Thank you!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally speaking, it is a better idea to pay a bit more for a motherboard that will have RGB headers

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any recommendations as to what would work well with this build, fit in that case and would have RGB headers? Or is there somewhere I can search through motherboards that easily state whether they have this feature? As you can tell I'm extremely new to building PCs (this is my first..)

Thanks for your help!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend taking this part list to the forums and asking for advice from the community on an RGB compatible motherboard. Unfortunately, we don't list filters for that header at this time.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

There is basically the same ASRock MOBO with Intel® Z390 chipset and RGB Headers: https://asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z390%20Phantom%20Gaming%204/index.asp

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just wondering if this has a USB-C port and if not how would I have to modify the build to get a USB-C port.

Just starting to dip my toe into PC gaming. Thanks guys!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can see what ports it has by clicking the name of the product and checking the side bar after scrolling down.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I swap out the case for a Corsair 200R ATX mid tower? OR another suggestion maybe. I like the front USB's a bit better. Thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you click "customize this part list" you can change anything you like and see if there are compatibility issues.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using a 300r with nearly identical build to this with no issues whatever. I think the 200r and 300r are pretty close with internal space and features.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this build be able to be upgraded and modified in the future? I’ve been playing on console for years and I’m just now starting to do research into pc streaming and gaming so I am a bit ignorant to all this but could someone help me out with this question

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, that is part of the beauty of building your own machine. You can upgrade just about any component on its own or add more parts to the build.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

The only cpu you can upgrade to is the 9900K sadly, which is what you get when you buy intel. Rest in peace brother.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m literally three questions from buying this build. What WiFi adapter should I add before I purchase? I’m a first time noob so is there any rgb on this build? If there isn’t, is there anyway I can add rgb lights without changing it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Change the RAM. It is super low quality. Could easily get a better set for $5-$10 more

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Im rather inexperienced when it comes to building a PC, I've done it once years ago with help from a friend so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Will this build be capable of playing Wolcen on ultra at a reasonable FPS? If not what would need to be changed to make it plausible, or if its more than capable what could I change to reduce the price to around $1k?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This system is well beyond the recommended specs for Wolcen and should have no issues playing the game.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the lack of an m.2 NVMe drive? An Intel 660p 512gb m.2 is $70 on Amazon meaning an addition of under $20 for significantly better performance due to sata limitations.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

NVME is nearly entirely pointless for a gaming/streaming build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The PS is borderline wattage expansion in case you decide to upgrade the CPU. Within 1-2 years the current CPU will be in need of uptick in the Coffelake family.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How many frames could I consistantly run on Rainbow six siege with this build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

144fps+ easily

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I´m new at this so don´t mind my question, but would an i7 be better for gaming?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

In theory, yes, but you get much more performance upgrading the GPU first.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

hello don´t mind me also asking, but I saw this case that I really liked and was wondering if it would be able to fit everything. name of the case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case Thank you in advance.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can click "customize this part list" and change the case to see if there will be any compatibility issues.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to build my 1st pc for GTA 5. I need help deciding. I've got a 1200 dollar budget. So if anyone can help I'd really appreciate it

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

If you want to only play GTA V, you do NOT need to spend $1200 on it. GTA V is very well optimized and you should only need a low end PC to play it. Are you planning on playing 4k?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There appears to be a compatability issue involving a "4-pin atx power connector". Is this a serious issue? Even if not, what could I change about the list to remedy that?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am kinda new to building a pc, but should i add aditional cooling or dont i need to do that?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Im new to the site.

I really like the above build.I will using for mainly VR. Secondly does anyone know if this graphics card has a USB C port for VR cable?

Can anyone give me a link to a good tutorial on how to build this rig?

I prefer a video.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, I am doing something very similar to this but my video card is not a mini, will the 550 watt psu still be enough?

I have this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NxrYcf/msi-geforce-rtx-2070-super-8-gb-ventus-oc-video-card-rtx-2070-super-ventus-oc

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Mini only refers to the GPU length.

  • 3 months ago
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I've never put together a computer before, but I'm excited to try. Does this list include everything I need to put the computer together, get it running, and start playing games? Do I need to do anything involving the computer settings or such?

  • 3 months ago
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Has anyone tried this build for Red Dead Redemption 2?

  • 3 months ago
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Are there any existing videos of this being built? This will be my first build and I don’t want to mess it up.

  • 3 months ago
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Maybe

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How good does this pc runs most main stream games and is it good for streaming off of aswell? This would be my first pc build.

  • 3 months ago
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Hi everyone,

Can anyone recommend a good monitor to go with this build? My budget for a monitor can be stretched up to around the £500 mark. I'll mostly use the PC for gaming and I don't think having a 4k capable monitor is a necessity for me. Very new to this world so any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

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I'd recommend making a post on the monitors forum.

  • 3 months ago
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Is this pc outdated or about to go out of date? Also how good is it for most mainstream games and streaming? Im looking to build my first pc and dont have alot to spend on a pc.

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This pc is not out of date.

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  • 3 months ago
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Call this a dumb question, but how would you go about installing the operating system without a disc drive? and if it is a dumb question, I'm asking for a friend

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If you google "Rufus.exe" it will pop up. Download the file from a reputable site and unzip it. No install necessary, just activate the file. It will search for the flash drive you are using, allow you to download the image that you want to use, and write it to the flash drive in a bootable fashion. All you have to do is set the bios to read the flash drive as the boot disk, and reboot.

Ouila! You're enslaved to Microsoft!

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so I would just have to install win10 to the flash drive? and move it over to the new pc?

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The flash drive becomes, for all intents and purposes, the cd drive that would hold the files needed to install Windows 10. Since you don't have a cd drive, the flash drive takes its place. When you set the flash drive as the boot device in the bios, it becomes the first drive that the computer sees when you reboot. Since the drive has a bootable partition (thanks to Rufus), it begins the setup program for Windows 10.

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I have changed parts in this list to make it cheaper and have the same performance if not at bit better i know it says it is an intel build but i think you should use ryzen I understand why you would have used Intel myself when I started designing mine it used and Intel cpu but then my friend explained the way ryzen cpu's were labeled and i have changed to using one in my system design now due to they are cheaper with better performance in the process of editing this build i realised that this could be the one i could use as it is around the same price as my ryzen build but with a significantly better graphics card paired with the same cpu as for why there is no 3rd party cpu cooler it is due to the fact that the stock cooler should do fine unless doing a decent amount of over clocking and if not you can always purchase a cooler after the fact if thermals aren't that good The parts list is here:https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Plasma_shot1337/saved/ (not sure if thats the correct link) the parts are:ryzen 7 2700x, msi b450 tomahawk max atx am4 motherboard, ram is unchanged, HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive and left the hard drive the same, Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card, case unchanged, Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Hopefully this helps you

  • 2 months ago
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dd

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Hopefully this is the correct place to ask. Will the ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard be compatible with the OLOy WarHawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory? The motherborad's page does not have DDR4-3000 listed in the memory speed column. This will be my first build attempt, and I apologize if that is a dumb question. Thanks!

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First time builder here, thank you for the excellent guide! Just ordered the parts.

I want to add WiFi to my PC as there is no cable connection at home. What WiFi would be compatible with these parts that you would recommend ordering for high speed gaming?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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Does this come with an operating system? Or do I have to buy and install that separately?

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You would need to buy one separately.

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Im new to pc building so I dont know. Do you not need a case fan? I saw that as an option to add. Another question I have is, will this work for vr? Like does it have all the ports that vr would require.

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You can always add them later if your temps aren't as low as you'd like to see. This machine will be excellent for VR

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am i able to use wifi on this computer

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You would need an adapter or to swap to a motherboard with wifi

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Hi there,

New PC builder here, looking to play titles like PUBG, Rust, etc. I like this build a lot, especially it's price range.

Two questions: How much would I gain in terms of gaming performance in swapping the i5 with the i7, and at what point should a PC build incorporate liquid cooling?

Thanks in advance!

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Will this system run hot under heavy load like 4k gaming? Is cooling setup sufficient?

  • 2 months ago
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Hi I am new to building PCs and I was wondering if this would require a WiFi chip to connect to WiFi remotely. I can’t use Ethernet. Also would you need a chip for Bluetooth? Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
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You will need to add an adapter or select a motherboard with wifi/BT built in.

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Do you have any suggestions for this at a reasonable price range and also what about Bluetooth? Do most WiFi adapters include Bluetooth? Thanks

  • 2 months ago
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I am trying to see what the difference is on AsRock X390 Pro4 vs Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Extreme? It seems the extreme has Thunderbolt capability while AsRock don't is this needed?

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Hi

I was wondering if there was a better alternative to the T-Force ram and the noctua cooler as I don't really like the color of them, I was looking at the Corsair Vengeance Ram and I was wondering if that would be any better or a cooler master cooler for around the same price ?

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So, I have a PC now that I would like to replace. Can I assume my SSD and Hard drive will be compatible with this motherboard. I know very little about what is compatible and what isn't on a pc. I bought my current pc premade and haven't felt the need to upgrade until now.

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Would anyone be willing to look at my current build, it's on my profile, and tell me whether I should just upgrade certain parts or just build a new pc. Thanks in advance, I'm looking to spend around this price for a pc that I'm gonna use for streaming, and my current one is starting to struggle during stream.

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What kind of resolutions / frame rates can this build pull? 1080p 120fps? 1440p 60fps? Also, I’m new to this and the SSD almost looks like something you’d see in a laptop(Team Group MS20 512GB). Does it fit properly on the motherboard?

  • 2 months ago
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Question for your build, can it be upgraded easily or at least semi easily in the future? Also, I know nothing about building PC's and is my first time building one, so any tips would be extremely helpful!

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Absolutely, that is one of the biggest benefits of building your own machine.

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Hey guys! First-timer here looking to build this PC.

I'm looking to stream games like League, Fortnite, and other popular games on Twitch. Do you guys think this is a good build for that?

Or could you recommend any better (maybe more value?) builds already on here? Thanks!

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Will this run a consistent 144 fps in fortnite, thats all im looking for, thanks!

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will this run fortnite at 144fps?

  • 2 months ago
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Without any issue.

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Pairing a 6 threads cpu with a 2070 Super seems counter productive to me. Will it perform well in most current games? Yes. Will it perform well in 3 years once the 16 threads consoles hit the market and become the lowest common denominator? Probably not. Like the 7600k (4 threads) with current games the average fps will remain good but it will more than likely suffer from stuttering when games start to be developed with the next gen consoles in mind (8 cores and 16 threads). In 2020 I would advise against any cpu having less than 8 threads.

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Get RAM with better CAS latency and timings, maybe some more case fans, be careful of cheap SSDs, try find out of it has a DRAM cache (I don't think this one does), get a cheaper power supply, you can find plenty which are cheaper, modular and have more wattage.

  • 2 months ago
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Hey I’m sorry I’m really clueless about PC building and specs I just have a couple things to ask but would this be able to run a game called bannerlord on high settings? Also I heard there was something you had to apply thermal paste to and I wouldn’t trust myself with that is there pre applied thermal paste options for the components? Last thing, the laptop I play on has a amda6 it says it on the laptop would I be able to sell that at all ?

  • 2 months ago
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Oh no! the "no prices avalible" of doom!!!!!! Save us from covid-19!!!!

  • 2 months ago
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Could you guys update this list and include a recommended cooler and case that has a price?

Also, what happened to the entry-level intel guide? It disappeared.

  • 2 months ago
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Entry level intel is still here: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/guide/XQscCJ/entry-level-intel-gaming-build

Both of those parts are still available if you click on the product pages.

  • 2 months ago
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I am a first time pc builder here and don’t really know the criteria to when it comes to picking cases for computers. I’ve been following this guide for a while now and I’ve just been waiting for the case to be in stock because it seems that this guide is strictly that specific case. Does it really matter which one I pick are they all roughly the same? Does anyone know a good and trustworthy substitute for the one listed here?

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hey all, i was wondering about the performance of this build as a gaming computer, i have been playing games on my laptop for a few years now with low to decent performance so this wouldnt be my first gaming pc per say but i was wondering how this would do as a "first" (i also dont know much about the inner workings of computers)

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Hey all, I'm super new to the pc world but would like to build a decent gaming/streaming set up, is this a decent build, I've seen lots of comments saying theres certain things that are good and some that arent.

If someone's willing to walk this noob through it I would greatly appreciate it.

  • 2 months ago
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New to building a PC:

If I wanted to change the GPU to an AMD one, do I need to change the motherboard as well? Thanks!

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How well could this build run Six Seige? or CS:GO?

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Hey guys, I'm actually completely ignorant when it comes to PCs and PC building, so I apologize in advance if I seem completely idiotic. If I wanted to play games like Apex Legends, League of Legends, CSGO, or Overwatch, would this type of PC be what I want? I'm not sure what each part means to a computer and what they do so I'm just going through different builds and guides, but I'm not understanding much at all. I'm looking into streaming as well so I want something that can handle the games and the streaming, so any pointers or guide would be immensely helpful to me. Thank you!

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Hello everyone I’m very new to pc’s and this whole concept is confusing. I’m looking to build my own pc. Can someone tell me what a good recommended price would be. Thanks very much.

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Hello there I’m currently saving money to buy myself a new gaming computer since my old one broke. My limit is £1150 so what would you say I should change about this PC/would you recommend another PC?? Furthermore, the pc would need to be able to play games such as rust which are remanding - I would love rust to be on high graphics (not ultra but close) but also be able to stream via Twitch. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you can help me.

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Thank you all for the respond, I'm just looking around....

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I want to know what are the best parts for an i9 that is below $1.9k

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Please make your own post on the create a part list for me forum.

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So, I am a first time pc owner. I would like to have a pc that run most games smooth. I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money either. Can someone please let me know a cheaper computer that would run games smooth but not cost so much?

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I’m looking into building a PC for gameplay recording with an xbox one x. What would you use to record gameplay. i don’t plan on playing many games on the pc but i would like to spend the money to make sure i build a pc that will crap out if i do choose to play a game here an there Thank you!

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I am really willing to build my very first desktop PC. But I am scared to build it myself. For me this is the build I would like to have. Is this build also good for using Adobe programs like Premiere or Photoshop?

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I don't like this part list because I think the system should be evenly balanced to work optimally, not sacrificing motherboard quality (for example) just to afford a more expensive and better performing GPU. I would rather build this system for a similar budget (the market prices are always changing): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/j4BPcq

My list comes out $50 cheaper and not as powerful as the one above, technically, but the overall aesthetic and quality is improved, and upgrades in the future are no problem, the PSU has plenty of wattage and provides the motherboard all the power it needs allowing for a more powerful CPU and GPU. 550W is the bare minimum recommended wattage for a 2070S, but it's certainly not a comfortable wattage for the GPU to run well. That, and it's horribly overpriced for what you're getting.

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What's the difference between intel and Radeon? Mainly as it pertains to gaming? Please use simple terms, I'm a simple gamer, no real knowledge of PC parts. Thanks.

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I'm concerned about the reviews on this Mobo....there are way more bad reviews than good ones.

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I like this build, and I am kind of new to PC's and I would like to swap out that Hard drive for an SSD. Would any ssd work with this pc.

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I am new to PC building and just built this one last weekend. The PC is working excellently for both gaming and work. The only thing that's not working for me is the bluetooth. I added a Wifi/Bluetooth adapter to the build, and the adapter needs to connect to a USB connector on the motherboard for bluetooth to work. The problem is that the motherboard has no free 9-pin USB connector anymore. What can I do? Here is the wifi/BT adapter I bought:

https://www.newegg.com/asus-pce-ac58bt-pci-express/p/N82E16833320386?Item=N82E16833320386

Thanks for your help!

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Hi everyone! I 've never built a desktop before but need to do so now.

I plan on using octane renderer, keyshot, marvelous designer, and zbrush. Is this a decent rig for rendering cg shots? Thanks!

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I'd recommend making your own post in the create a part list for me forum for this type of specialized build.

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First build in progress, still deciding between this build or the excellent AMD build. Any insight to the benefits of one over the other?

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I plan on buying this build soon and was just making sure before I buy that everything listed is up to date? Also, will there be an alternative to the case provided because it seems to not be available. Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a great day.

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The guides are updated every couple months or when new hardware releases. You can edit the part list and then click cases to see a list of compatible options.

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When would be the best time to make the purchase to save as much money as possible

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Hard to say right now with the current pandemic.

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Hi, I am new to this and I want to build my own computer to save money and to have better performance. I will use it fo gaming and for 3D modeling. I think that the Intel i5-9600k is good for what I want to do, but I need helo for the motherboard and the Gpu.

Thank you

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I already have a 600w Bronze 80+ certified power supply in my PC now and I was looking to upgrade to a 2070 super would I need to get a new power supply with a better rating? I also am looking to get an i5 9600K cpu let me know if this is going to be an issue and if I will have to upgrade my power supply aswell. Thanks.

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Edit the part list with all the components you plan to use and put in your old PSU. If there is an issue the compatibility engine will let you know.

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How much would FPS would this pc give for fortnite

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How much FPS would be if I played Rocket league and also for Call if Duty Modern Warfare.

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So I looked into my local store to see what I can pick up and buy. I was wondering if you can give me your opinion on this build. (It was a modified version of yours). and if there's any tips and tricks I should know? I use VR + Unreal Engine + 3DS Max and this is my first build of a PC. Any things to look out for? Any links that describe what I do after I build or a good walk through (I've found plenty on Youtube, just didn't know if you knew of anything. ) Thanks in Advanced.

Component

CPU Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.79

CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95

Motherboard ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $247.73

Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage *Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99

Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.99

Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING AMP Extreme Video Card $439.99

Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99

  • 1 month ago
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Hi I am currently following this build but cannot purchase the same cooler or motherboard. What would you suggest as good alternatives at a similar price? Also I am looking for a motherboard with more usb ports. Thanks for the help!

  • 1 month ago
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You can edit the part list and then click the 'from parametric filter' option under the motherboards to find other compatible options. The cooler should still be in stock.

  • 1 month ago
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Can anyone comment on the compatibility issue listed regarding the 4-pin ATX power connector? First time builder and just curious if this is a serious issue and if there is an alternative power-supply option that can be used to resolve it?

  • 1 month ago
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I'm really dumb so I have a question, from my understanding games will only run up to the refresh rate of the monitor you are using. So if I have a 240 hz refresh rate monitor and I build a system with these parts, will this system be able to run at 240 fps or am I wrong about something because I know that I'm not that great at these stuff, sorry. And if I have three monitors that are all 240 hz would I be able to have them all at 240 hz if I'm playing a game where I would want to use all three monitors like a flight sim or car sim.

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Triple screen 240hz gaming you are going to want basically the highest end PC you can get - 9900k/3900x(ish) and a 2080ti

You would be able to do a single 240hz screen without issue but would likely still have to drop your settings in most games to get 200+

  • 1 month ago
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About to attempt my first PC build with no real prior experience, been bugging a friend to put together a part list for my specific needs (mainly video editing and some gaming and music stuff as well) but he seem's a bit busy.

This build seems with in my price range which is about the only reason I picked it out I guess, im just curious if anyone might know if this build would present any problems running any video editing or music software, or maybe had any helpful tips on anything. very new to all this.

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couple more questions about this build

Whats a good monitor for this build ? not sure how to go about picking a suitable one, don't wanna over spend and buy something unnecessarily better.

also i noticed there are no speakers in the build? maybe thats a foolish question but are there any speakers i should purchase ? if so any suggestions on speakers ?

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will this be good for VR too? i dont know much about pc. This would be my first build.

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Absolutely good in VR

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Pretty good

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Hi , complete newbie to all this But im really interested in starting my first build using these parts but im just wondering whether i could run this water cooled instead of fan And if so what part would be compatible With the setup Kind regards
Matt

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Absolutely, you can customize this build and then click on CPU coolers to see your options.

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I'm planning on building my first PC, I don't really have much knowledge about the subject but this seems like a good build for what I want and in my price range. Currently the tower is out of stock everywhere I've checked. Is there any chance anyone knows a good substitute? I appreciate any advice given.

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Hi I am very new and am looking for a decent price decent build mainly for Overwatch. I've seen others ask about PUBG or apex legends so I didn't know if overwatch would be fine or not.

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Is this pc good for heavy gaming and streaming

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I'm looking to build a pc for video editing and Live streaming. It needs to be capable of streaming at 1080p while streaming an interview and having live chat while also having another window open

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Hello am new to building a pc and pc gaming and on a budget and would like to know if one you guys could spend time of your day and make a list for a gaming pc under $1,800 I would really the pc to be rgb look great and have a 2080 graphics card.. THANK YOU <3

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Hi, I'm just wondering, is the cooler for this build good enough to fully overclock the cpu, or are there any other possible coolers to use

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This is an excellent cooler

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Thank you for answering. I was also wondering, is the motherboard listed here able to support a fully overclocked 5.0 ghz i5-9600k? It doesn't seem to fit that category too well.

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Motherboards are constantly updating based on pricing. You'll want to make a post in our motherboards section for that type of build.

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Hi, if the i5 9600k gpu is overclocked to run at 5ghz Wouldn't it draw more wattage from the psu than the stock setting and if so would i need to upgrade to a 650watt psu ?

Thank you for your help :)

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Hi ,if the i5 9600k is overclocked to 5ghz Wouldn't it require more power from the psu when the cpu is under heavy work load . Would i need to upgrade to the 650 watt psu. I'm not sure what a safe working load is for a psu as this will be my first build .

Thanks for your help

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Doesn’t the 2070s need a 650W PSU?

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Hi i am going to build a pc in the next few days and i want to know if the mini graphics card is as good as a regular size one and if it would even work with a bigger one and also can i use a nvme ssd like 970 evo instead???? Im a noob

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Thanks for taking the time to make this build. This will be my first PC build in a decade and I'm looking forward to getting back into it. It'll also be my first build I'll be doing with my kids. Thanks for giving me an affordable way to introduce a new generation to PCs and make some new family memories!

Site Feedback: It may be an infeasible ask but it'd be great if we could factor in amazon prime into the filtering. I had to source some parts from elsewhere as the lowest retail costs often came with some pretty huge shipping charges. Regardless, thanks for helping make this build possible!

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You can enable Prime in your account preferences.

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Need help, i am looking for a good gaming pc to run mainly racing games/simulators. I also was thinking of buying a Asus TUF gaming VG27BQ monitor, one at first, with the possibility of expanding to 3 of these on a triple monitor setup. Do you guys think this setup can run that? Or do I need more, or even better could it work with less. Graphics dont have to be sky high, just looking for smooth gaming, a good base to begin with and not having to upgrade or replace parts every time.

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Could anyone link a good quality case that would be compatible on a budget?

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I've purchased all the parts for this computer and will receive them all within the next two weeks however, somehow when I was buying the 2070 super I got the Zotac 2070 Super Mini instead of the full size. I followed the link from here so I'm not sure how that happened but that doesn't matter, I goofed it somehow. I'm wondering if that will impact this build in any way or if the only difference is the size of the GPU? Thank you.

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Are there any good substitutes for the case and cpu? Amazon is currently out of stock on both but would it be possible to use the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler and for the case LIAN LI Mid-Tower Chassis ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case w/Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter,Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation and 2x120mm Fan Pre-Installed (LANCOOL 205, White)?

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I've never built a pc from scratch before (although I've tinkered)- so sorry for the question stemming from inexperience...

How do 3.5 mm headphone & mic jacks work? Are they a feature of the Case you buy, or the motherboard?

Do you know if the recommended case has these? I also want a plugin for my speakers as well.

Thank you.

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Headphone/mic jack will be on all cases and mootherboards.

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This may be a stupid question as I am very new to the PC gaming world, but I would primarily be using this PC to play games such as Valorant, Xbox games such as CoD: MW, and emulated games via Dolphin emulator. However, ideally I would be streaming all of these games while playing. Is this PC build strong enough to play these games while streaming to twitch (OBS) and not drop any frames? Thank you in advanced for any responses :)

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Hello i want to buy this build but the compatibility note is scaring me :

Note:The Gigabyte Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 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.

I don't want to overclock anything so I should not have any problems right ? Moreover, I want to change the processor to an i7 which one do you think I should choose so i have no problem in compatibility. Finally, the case looks unavailable right now, do you think i can use the : NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case instead ?

( https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KnYfPn the config I made with all my requirements, opinion ? )

Thank you very much !

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hello ?

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As someone who has built PCs for 15+ years, I will say that the 9600k is a MEDIOCRE at best streaming CPU. Lack of hyper-threading and relatively low multi-core performance would see this beat handily by even a Ryzen 3600x

  • 29 days ago
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You generally don't want to use the CPU to stream, NVENC is far more efficient and has almost no hit to performance.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Man the more I look at this build, the more I cringe. Would be ugly from an Aesthetic point. RAM is HOT GARBAGE. 16-20-20 at 3000Mhz indicates some definite fluffing when even non-bdie kits @3600MHZ can do 16-18-18. This build would be pretty awful to stream with

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For this build, does it already come with the capability to connect to WiFi, or would I need to purchase a separate wireless adapter?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

You will need to select a wireless adapter or a motherboard with wi-fi

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Possible build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have a question:

I cannot find the specific ram or cooler I need anywhere in my region/does not ship from amazon.com does anyone know if corsair Vengence 16gb ram would work with this build and also can anyone suggest a cooler around the same price and power of the one suggested in this build?

thanks, carl

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m new to building pcs because i’ve always just gone with pre builts in the past but i want to build my own now. i don’t know a whole lot about pcs so could someone tell me if i could add another 16 gb of ram

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

When I think of 1100$ I expect i7

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

When you realize the price is in USD... 😟😣😔

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

You can change your location in the top right corner of the site to your region and the applicable currency.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Lindsay’s PC

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

did you forget the case fans or is it unnecessary?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

You can add them if you want but they aren't required.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi. I don’t know if anyone is still using this thread.. Anyways I have a question (hopefully someone can help me, I’m new at this). I’m looking to build my own gaming/streaming pc, what build is best for gaming/streaming?

I can’t afford to get two separate pcs. My budget is around $1,000 or less to $2,000 highest. I currently own an LG 27UK650-w 60hz monitor. As I mention the monitor is 60hz because mostly I play on console either Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. I’m aware I am looking a gaming/streaming rig though my monitor won’t handle the graphical specs and as well I don’t like dealing with graphical settings in game. For me I suggested I would rather have a streaming pc than a gaming pc but I would to hear any opinions.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello Xtian1. I would say with the $2000 dollars you have you could easily build a pc capable of playing and streaming AAA games with high settings and 60+ fps. If you're looking for somewhere to start here's a link to the pc i'm using around $1600 which includes my white based build and my monitor a 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144Hz IPS panel.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

pcpartpicker <-- the pc I mentioned above

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

can it run VR?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

easily although I'd upgrade the ram to ddr4 3600 speeds to increase your performance

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

New PC guy here, how well will this run AAA games at high and 1440p?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

very easily you may want to increase ram speed though to a higher speed (ddr4 3600 I would recommend) also switching to the i5 9600kf processor since were adding the amazing 2070 super.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey man but if you're gonna build a $1300 computer contact me first because this build consistently changes and right now the GPU on it is a mini 2070 super. I would NOT recommend this GPU, three fan GPU's at this power are much better and cost like $10 additional. That ten dollars will save you down the line from GPU problems with overheating.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi i am looking at buying one of these but was wondering if it would handle architectural programmes such as revit, rhino, archicad aswell as rendering programmes, 3ds max, twin motion etc. also would it run adobe apps well?

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a fantastic build, and it's right on the top of my budget. However wired internet access is unfortunately not an option. So being that there's about a million options for wifi cards I would like to hear some opinions on which to select.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

If you're gonna build a $1300 computer contact me first because this build consistently changes and right now the GPU on it is a mini 2070 super. I would NOT recommend this GPU, three fan GPU's at this power are much better and cost like $10 additional. That ten dollars will save you down the line from GPU problems with overheating. I could also put together a parts list for your price point including a wifi card if you're having trouble with that.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at doing my first build, and this build guideline certainly seems to have peaked my interest - my needs essentially are performance in gaming and the ability to stream as well.

That said, I've been looking at different cases than the suggested Cooler Master option, and quite like the look and review of the Phantex P400S. If i went with the Phantex P400S, would i have any issues if i used everything else from the build?

Thanks very much

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

no it would fit perfectly, in the future you could also edit this parts list and customize your own to see comparability with different components. In addition if you are newer so this whole pc building thing there are many people who'd love to help you. As a more experienced builder I can tell you it is possible to get more out of the $1250ish dollers they're spending here so just keep that in mind.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

In addition man if you're gonna build a $1300 computer contact me first because this build consistently changes and right now the GPU on it is a mini 2070 super. I would NOT recommend this GPU, three fan GPU's at this power are much better and cost like $10 additional. That ten dollars will save you down the line from GPU problems with overheating.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

thanks very much for the feedback, will definitely follow up with you.

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Yup no problem dude. I hope everything goes well if I don't end up hearing back from you!

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

What specs do i need to play fortnite on all low settings preferably running at least 144fps. At the moment I play mouse and keyboard on console and Im looking for high frames but I only have budget of in and around 1000 pounds.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

you could play fortnite with low settings running over 144fps and even with good settings easily around that 150fps mark. Although personally I would go with different ram probably 3600 speeds and also go with the i5 9600kf to save a little money.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

In addition man if you're gonna build a $1300 computer contact me first because this build consistently changes and right now the GPU on it is a mini 2070 super. I would NOT recommend this GPU, three fan GPU's at this power are much better and cost like $10 additional. That ten dollars will save you down the line from GPU problems with overheating.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, could I simply swap out for a AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and use the rest of the build listed?

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

We have an AMD version you can view via the link in the description.

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm most likely new to building pc since I've been playing on my 5 year old laptop and never considered upgrading to PC. The only closest I can get to pc building was changing my laptops ram lol.

So anyway here's my question because I don't know what else to ask but, is this build any good on playing dota on ultra high settings? If so, will it maintain that 60fps performance that is mentioned?

I used to play at 20-30 fps tops so I'm really excited to crank it up to 60

Edit: also I saw there's an AMD version of this build and now wondering which build to go for, please help

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

Personally I like intel and if your main goal is gaming I'd say to go for this one. As for playing Dota this pc will easily be running over 60fps with maxed out settings. And if you have any extra cash you'd be willing to spare I'd go with different ram speeds preferably 3600

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thanks for replying to my comment. I think I really am now going with this build, although there's a lot of stuffs that aren't available such as the fan.

Is there anything you'd recommend as a replacement for it?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I like this fan especially if you buy it in the white and gray option it does a stellar job cooling my i9 9700 so for the i5 9600 it should easily cool itpcpartpicker

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

In addition man if you're gonna build a $1300 computer contact me first because this build consistently changes based on the most current prices and right now the GPU on it is a mini 2070 super. I would NOT recommend this GPU, three fan GPU's at this power are much better and cost like $10 additional. That ten dollars will save you down the line from GPU problems with overheating. Also, the ram they're using isn't an optimal brand and could cause a minor slowing in your pc.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I am building my first pc for gaming and streaming. What would you recomend part wise?

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok this my first time doing anything with a PC and Im completely lost on how Im gonna put this together once I get all the parts. Is there some kind of guide for putting this build together? Ive heard you can just wing it when building a PC and that its not hard but I don't want to take any chances.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

yeah I'd look on youtube for guides. It will make the instructions provided with the parts seem a little less daunting and will give you tips hopefully on things like cable management and keeping yourself grounded as you won't want to ruin your new components. Hope that helps!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

In addition man if you're gonna build a $1300 computer contact me first because this build consistently changes and right now the GPU on it is a mini 2070 super. I would NOT recommend this GPU, three fan GPU's at this power are much better and cost like $10 additional. That ten dollars will save you down the line from GPU problems with overheating.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Would this run Fivem very well?

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

bruh the cpu has igpu (integrated graphics) so if we add the gpu then that is going to become waste. so i think u should try a cpu like i5 9600KF

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

The added cost for the IGP is minimal and makes troubleshooting significantly easier,

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

So I am trying to build my first mainline PC. I used to have an ASUS gaming laptop from 2013 which is still going well.

I want to be able to play Halo: MCC on the best settings or a game like RDR2 or Xcom chimera squad.

Is this basic build, with a substitute for a 1TB SSD good for that?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

What’s the ram plz I’m new to this I’m thinking about buying this could anyone help with how to build this and the ramthx

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

The power supply listed above is presently on backorder with the various vendors that sell it. I am inexperienced. May I ask for some suggestions regarding a suitable substitute power supply?

Thank you in advance!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

The power supply is marginal at best. It should at least be 650 watts. There are PS with better wattage ratings available for the same price.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

There are so many RTX 2070, which one should I buy since the one listed is not even available at the moment?

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Whatever you go with I would only recommend a three fan setup. GPUs at this power level need the three fans and I've found that two fan setups aren't as efficient and effective. All this said my recommendation would be the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card

Its performance is unbeatable at the price point and the cooling fan configuration is great. I hope that helps!

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

If you spend $1800 on a PC and you end up with only an i5, the joke is on you lmao

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

who said you're spending $1800? and this is also purely a gaming setup in which the i5 9600k won't bottleneck the 2070 super... But that said I agree that this PC is no the best for its price, for example, the ram is not the best speeds and the color's are all over the place. I think overall this is just a platform build so you have a basic build to improve upon and alter to your own liking.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Okay, so I see that this build is for streaming and gaming. I'm not completely new to computer gaming but I have never had a PC build before. I will be gaming, streaming, editing, etc. Is this a good build to start out with seeing that I have never had a computer like this before? Or should I start out with something less or something a bit better? I know there are plenty of you guys on here that have played for a long time and have more knowledge towards PC's than I do. All feedback will be appreciated.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I just finished this build a few days ago and have been monitoring temps while gaming. I've noticed that the CPU can go up to 75 C but typically stays around 65-70 C under heavy load and between 45 and 50 C when doing regular tasks (internet etc.). Is this normal? I read that these temps are normal for stock coolers but as this build has an aftermarket cooler I'm concerned that maybe something is not right.

Thanks!

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

So I was able to figure out the hot when idle issue. I had the mobo power setting in Performance mode which ran the CPU at top clock speed always, thus heating it up even when it's not loaded. Still curious whether 70C under load is too much for a not overclocked 9600K...

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

It depends on what you're considering "heavy load" to be... But I will say for this price point I wouldn't recommend this CPU cooler. First off it kinda ugly in most builds (the only exception is wood themed) and it's not the best price to performance. My personal favorite is the Arctic Freezer 34 sports duo especially in the beautiful white option. It easily keeps my OC'd 9700k at about 65C when playing Modern Warfare at the highest settings with it multi-tasking music and my stream in the background. Hope this helps!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendation!

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

FYI, that SSD is horrible even as a secondary drive because it doesn't have any cache. I had one for a stream PC build and it was super slow, even loading assets for OBS. Even in an Ubuntu system that acts as a file server, it's slow.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

So, this is my first time getting a pic and I’m Australian, and I only have around $2000 dollars, but I realised most of these builds only have an i5 for 2000$ and I was planning on getting an i9 so i’m not sure if i’m able to get an i9 and make it work or do I need more money and how much?

(Also this is for gaming)

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 points

Yeah if you're talking about $2000 US dollars then here is my white build white includes the i9 9600k, 2070 super, 16gb of 3600 cas16 ram (with good timings), sick looking case, a power supply that includes white cables, and an insanely good gaming monitor only costing you a little over $1900. Here it is: pcpartpicker

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

There is no way in hell a 9600K can stream. Absolutely not. If my Ryzen 2600 can barely handle it with double the threads and games use 50% of my CPU, there is NO WAY the 9600K can make a good stream. Please dont buy the 9600K for your own good!

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

There is no way in hell a 9600K can stream.

There is a GPU in this. They would intend for people to use GPU encoding, which is why there is an NVIDIA gpu. And if you're having difficulty with capture on the 2600, please either lower your settings/use NVENC encoding/buy a newer CPU cooler.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

You shouldn't be using CPU encoding with an Nvidia card. NVENC is far more efficient for nearly identical or better results.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

sorry but i work on YouTube channel i want to play mixed reality with logitic web cam and screen recording playing heavy vr game halflife on oculus rift s iam confused buying r7 3700x or i7 9700k where in my country the have the same price but idont know which is powerful in sites say i7 is 13% best but i wonder how it only 8 core 8 thread and the other 8 core 16 thread please tell me which one to choose

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Im trying to build a gaming pc that can hold at least 200 frames. However, I know absolutely nothing about PCs, so if anybody can help me out that would be awesome.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if you guys had any issues connecting your computer to the wifi?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

There isn't a power supply listed. I checked the ones from the parametric selection and none are available. I picked one from the compatibility list and got this note. I'm not sure what it means and if I should worry about it. This PC will mainly be used as a gaming machine, not streaming. Thanks!

Note:The Gigabyte Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-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.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point
  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks much!

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

currently trying to fast foward time so i dont have to wait for shipping

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

I’m looking to buy this for my first build just for Fortnite. How much FPS can I get at low settings? Can I change the ram to 3200 mhz and a different brand GTX 2070 super?

  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

using this just for fortnite is like using a shotgun to kill a goldfish, fornite can run on an ipad.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

But I’m trying to run 240fps consistent ingame

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

But remember you’ll need a 150+ hertz monitor to take full advantage of the PC.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

I already have a AW2518HF

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Ultra at 1440p you can get 150+ FPS. Low will be extremely easy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

I can’t wait! Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

an overkill build to play fortnite, yikes. honestly you could get away with a cheaper build and still run high frames. no need for 200+ frames on a game like that either.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

You do need 200 FPS for Fortnite if your competitive. Stay in your lane and keep at 144hz

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yikes.... playing fortnite....

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m glad I built it. I now play Warzone with the great 200fps

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

well thats good at least you are getting frames like that.

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure you're not getting 200 fps in Warzone.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

434w estimated wattage with a 550w psu? this i5 can pull upwards of 200w, clocked. - Maybe not. I was able to pull a stable 5.3ghz, stable, and these guys are only pushing 5.0ghz. if considering this build please also consider a larger power supply.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-9600k-coffee-lake-cpu,5922-2.html

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So what would I change in the list? I’m a noob and don’t know what to get but I do know that I would like to overclock

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Higher wattage PSU, hopefully from the same series recommended in the list. Also I read you will only be playing Fortnite? You definitely don't need a 2070 Super lol.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

hahaha yeah but I also want to future proof just incase I decide to play other intensive AAA games. Right now my goal is 240Hz Fortnite at Comp settings. This is my new list with an updated PSU and some other stuff. Can you check it and give me feedback? There's something in the notes about NVme2 taking up a spot and disabling SATA?

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/bLP6q3

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! No complaints anywhere, good part picking. If anything, you're spending too little on the CPU cooler... a 9600K needs something more beefy than the mainstream 212 EVO. Look up for "BeQuiet Dark Rock" for example.

The warning refers to your motherboard circuit limitations: you won't be able to use all the SATA ports if you connect an M.2 Drive, but you wouldn't be doing that anyway. To see exactly which SATA port is disabled, check the manual ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

PSU.... Gold rated or higher. Those guys on that link were pulling 179w off their i5, non avx. TDP on that i5 is 95w. These guys show true power draw on psu's.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Can you check my updated version of this build? https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/bLP6q3

PSU better and is everything compatible? Should I change the motherboard due to compatible issues?

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm using a g2 750w, pushed my i5 to 5.3ghz and 3200 ram to 4133mt/s and had no issues with power draw, this was hours of benching prime95. If those guys were pushing 5.0ghz and drawing 179w, I was probably pushing upwards of 200w on my cpu alone. 850w gold psu will be plenty. Good luck.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much man!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

that's not how it works a 650w is fine for even a 9700k and 2080 build

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Hi there! Never built a PC and looking for something that will run 3D programs(Maya/Unity/Unreal) as well as something that can handle gaming. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

Wafflestacks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd make your own post in the create a part list for me section. Requirements for 3D editing/rendering are a bit different from gaming and you want to make sure all your bases are covered.

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/27-create-a-part-list-for-me/

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of games do you want to run? AAA titles? Will you be playing VR games?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, some AAA titles. No VR

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

this PC would eat up VR as well. VR is very intensive on a CPU and the high clock speeds make this an ideal build for VR.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

If you're not working with 4k too often, swap out that 2070 for a 1070 or a used 1080ti and you can get an i7-8700k and an M.2 SSD instead of a SATA one.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Why would anyone get an i7-8700k when there's Ryzen 7 3700x?

Oh wait, they wouldn't

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey I’m trying to build my first PC and I’m trying to milk as much out of my money as possible so if you could tell me what’s the best bang for my buck PC for 1140 out there. That would be great. Also one more thing I do want the RTX 2070 super but I am willing to be persuaded.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Do you have any pc’s that can run 240fps for fortnite

  • 3 months ago
  • -1 points

Recommending a 6 core NO HT processor for streaming is a terrible choice and should never be done. You will have serious fps problems both in the game and on your stream.

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

If you are streaming with an Nvidia GPU there is almost no performance hit on the CPU at all when using NVENC. Unless you have an incredibly powerful system or a dual system setup you really don't want to be using x264.

  • 4 months ago
  • -2 points

Interesting. I just don't see the merit in spending so much money for a gaming rig unless your gaming professionally. Yes, this is an awesome PC. I've built rigs from scratch and rigs from used parts and never spent this kind of money on a rig. I could build 3 PCs with this money that could handle most games.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you read my post?

  • 3 months ago
  • -2 points

Why 550w? With these specs you should have a 650-750w fully modular PSU... Why a 2tb HDD and a WD Blue .5tb SSD? Just add a 1tb QVO and an m.2... Why OLOy? Just add some Corsair Vengeance RGB bro smh… Why Noctua? Instead add an NZXT AIO or atleast make it Chromax… Why Intel? At this point in time and obviously for a long time, AMD will continue to absolutely destroy Intel in terms of price to performance. For the price of that i5 you could get a 3600x which has way more performance and is much cheaper...

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

It's got a 550w power supply because the power draw estimate is around 430w - 550w would be perfect for that. A 2tb HDD would have been used because it's a good reccomendation for everyone - this is a rough guideline for a build, not explicit instructions. A HDD instead of a SATA SSD probably was used because there's the m.2 boot drive and as such you'd use this for archival storage or massive games which you don't play often. Again, a rough guide. It uses a parametric filter for the smaller SSD boot drive, so right now it's using an m.2 as a reccomendation. However, a WD blue SSD is still a good boot drive and I wouldn't knock it.

It's an intel based build... it says in the title it's intel based... there's an AMD build too... While AMD may outperform Intel in many areas, Intel is still a good CPU maker and it all comes down to preference. While I personally would pick AMD for a lot of use cases, I would do the same with Intel too.

Essentially, just realise this is a quick reccomendation for people to start off with if they're new, and don't bash the parts list - if you were going to make a reccomendation, why not help the people in the comments here?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Also, while Intel is indeed good for many things, streaming is just not one of them. Streaming involves not just playing a game, but also running OBS, music (usually an intensive app), sometimes extra overlay software, graphics effects, and more. So yeah, it's pretty normal for people to comment that AMD is better for a build that is described as a "streaming build" because all those extra cores and threads for the same price matter quite a lot when streaming.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You should never get a power supply to just meet the power draw estimate IMHO. Power supplies operate at much lower efficiencies the closer you get to their maximum load. You should be building in some head room so that your power supply will not just supply power but do so efficiently and safely. Google this topic and tons of things will come up.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I am ******, suck an egg

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

?

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

lmfao

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  • 3 months ago
  • -2 points

According to the Bottleneck Calculator, the 9600k is too weak for the 2070 Super video card. You can save money by downgrading the card to 1660 Super, or upgrade to a CPU that has 8 cores.

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

That simply isn't true. I would not recommend using that tool.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

LMAO. Bottleneck calculator. Ya'll wild thinking that site is worth more than a wet paper bag.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

And I suppose you have a better alternative?

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Experience

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive. We create guides for both AMD and Intel at similar pricepoints.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the question but this is going to be my first ever pc. I would like to use a 144hz monitor with g sync. Is there a non rgb motherboard that has a display port. Possibly one with and one without wifi built into is as this build has hit my $cap

From what I can understand I need a display port on my motherboard to use g sync and the one mentioned in this build does not.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

You need displayport on the GPU not the motherboard.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Please make your own post in the part list opinions wanted forum

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  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Please make your own post in the part list opinions wanted forum.

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