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mhouck1233 1 month ago

I was wondering if anyone could take a look at this PC I wanted to build. Its my first time building and I wanted to run a dual monitor setup. I was wondering if the parts I picked like the graphics card would be able to run a game like fortnite or wild lands at high settings and be able to run music or Netflix on the second monitor? or is this where a second graphics card comes in? Iv tried to do as much reading on PC building I could but I could always use some good advice. The monitor im looking at I know isn't the best for gaming but Iv always wanted to do the dual ultra wide set up.

-Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor

-NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

-Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

-G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

-Samsung - 960 EVO 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

-NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card

-Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P ATX Mid Tower Case

-EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

-LG 34UC79G-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide IPS Gaming Monitor with 144Hz Refresh Rate x2

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TotallyWafflez 1 point 1 month ago

what will you be doing with this build?

mhouck1233 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

casual gaming really. just wanted to make the dream setup so im gaming at good frames and looks good and I can watch netflixs or something on the other monitor. no streaming or crazy stuff.

TotallyWafflez 1 point 1 month ago

what about changing the i7 to an i5, you could put more into the gpu (maybe a 2060), or just keep the savings

mhouck1233 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

iv thought about doing something like that but the monitors I want to run only does 144hz so the 2060 graphics card would be a waist cuz of the monitor limitations. Right?

TotallyWafflez 1 point 1 month ago

since your playing causual games, yes, but AAA titles will only play at about 60fps on a gtx 1060.

mhouck1233 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

ok so I definitely need to reevaluate the gpu for more fps? thank you so much for the help.

xPat 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

A lot of your components are old gen and/or overpriced, I would make these changes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $418.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $183.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $110.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $441.00 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1668.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 19:26 EDT-0400

edit.

but the monitors I want to run only does 144hz so the 2060 graphics card would be a waist cuz of the monitor limitations. Right?

No. The 1060 was a great 1080p/60hz card but its day has past. Even the 2070 will not be able to max out the 144hz monitor in many modern/demanding aaa titles

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_1660_Ti_Gaming_X/7.html
[1660ti review includes data for gpus up to the 2070]

mhouck1233 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Dang! thank you so much. I didn't think someone would be nice enough to pick out the parts like you did. thank you.

xPat 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

No worries, I just edited your saved build :D

mhouck1233 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

haha well thank you.

xPat 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You're welcome, let me know if you have any questions :D