Description

After a couple of years of gaming on a HP Omen "Gaming laptop". I decided with this years tax season that I would finally bite the bullet and upgrade to a desktop again. I didn't really want to spend this much money for a gaming rig. However, I wanted to ensure that in the future, I would not have to upgrade for several years. I probably could have went with a 9th gen cpu or even the 8700k. but I am satisfied with where it is at now.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a great build!! I do agree the 8700k would've helped!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the Futurama feature

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

A few suggestions, I think you could've gone with a cheaper power supply, to save money for thing like the peripherals. I agree with most choices you made, although I think an i7-8700k would've been a bit better with your budget. Personally, I don't like the case, but that is just me. In linus tech tip's video he suggested cd keys for windows from a website for only $15 . Techsource has also mentioned the website too. There is an Acer monitor for only about $85 with a 75 hz , 1920 x 1080 I believe 23.6 inches. Overall a very nice build, good job!

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe but the monitor that's there is 60 hz

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

but then again I thought it was a tighter budget... but the 2070 could probably go with a 144hz monitor. Depending on the game a 244 hz monitor might be a little overkill, but if you're planning on upgrading the cpu, and gpu then I think it might be worth the investment

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I second this, the 2070 will reach the 60hz cap without breaking a sweat, making the monitor the real bottleneck in this setup.

Some recommendations:

  • 1080p 144hz+
  • 1440p 120-144hz (settings will vary strongly based on game)
  • 4k 60hz (probably at medium settings for most games)
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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with you, I did cheap out on the monitor. I already have plans for a new monitor though, I am currently looking at the AOC Agon AG241QX 24" Gaming Monitor. it is QHD 2560x1440 and 144hz for about $310 USD. I'll then use this as the second monitor.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

That sounds like amazing value. As someone with a monitor of those specs, I must say it is amazing.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

you could get the viotek gft27db, it costs 320$ and it's 144hz 1440p 27 inches and works with gsync, I got one and it works great, as long as you are ok with the anti glare film

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty neat monitor but I'm not ready to jump on the curved screen bandwagon just yet. Thanks for the heads up on it though, that monitor has great reviews!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

it doesn't have a curved screen, completely flat, unlike the rest of viotek's lineup

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