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CamFortyFive 1 month ago

Hi there!

I recently picked up a new 1440p monitor over the holidays, and I'm looking to replace my current gaming PC of a couple years (i5-6600, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM) for something that can handle all, if not most, triple-A games at a solid 60fps with ultra or max settings, on the 2560x1440p monitor.

My budget is $1500 - $1800. I'd prefer to not go bare minimum, and I don't mind paying a little more to get parts that aren't the absolute cheapest option. My monitor has G-Sync so I'm going to go with NVIDIA. I live in California USA and use my PC pretty much exclusively for gaming, and I already have a mouse, keyboard, etc.

Also, my monitor is capable of 144hz, but I'll be running at 60hz/60fps with most games because I assume going for 144fps, 1440p, AND max settings would make a huge difference to the final cost. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I previously bought pre-built, so I'm very excited to build my own this time, as well as save some money. I've never built a PC before, is YouTube considered the best resource to learn how to assemble everything correctly?

Thanks!

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ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 1 month ago

Is a Win10 licence needed?

CamFortyFive submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Yes! Sorry forgot to add that detail

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 1 month ago

Then, how's this?

(you could save some CAD by reusing the RAM and HDD from the prebuilt)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $358.00 @ Powertop
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Canada Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $112.95 @ shopRBC
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $659.00 @ Canada Computers
Case Thermaltake - Versa J24 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $120.99 @ PC-Canada
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $119.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1730.90
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-12 01:15 EST-0500
CamFortyFive submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks, I think it looks pretty good!

I’ll still play around with some options while I save up, and learn how to properly assemble everything.

I didn’t think about swapping over my RAM and HDD, that’s a really good idea. I assume there’s no way to transfer the Windows 10 I have already to a new PC correct?

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 1 month ago

If the PC was built with an OEM Win10 licence (almost certain, considering it's a prebuilt), you can't transfer it)

CamFortyFive submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Just realized everything is in CAD, my bad I meant CA as in California USA haha. Don’t know how much that changes the prices of the parts.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 1 month ago

Don't know why I did Canada, but now that you've mentioned USA, that makes things much more feasible!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $399.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $165.39 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.00 @ Amazon
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card $698.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $108.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $129.99 @ B&H
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $16.98 @ Newegg
Other 16GB DDR4 Purchased
Other HDD from Prebuilt Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1807.11
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-12 01:59 EST-0500
CamFortyFive submitter 1 point 1 month ago

That looks much better! I wanted to look at some other towers, what size would I need for these components? Mid-tower?

Also, the thermalright and case fans are enough cooling for a 2080 correct?