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Excellent Intel Gaming Build

by manirelli

Description

CPU/CPU Cooler

For the Excellent Intel Gaming Build build we selected the Intel Core i5-9600K as our processor. To better cool the i5-9600K we selected the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB which provides fantastic cooling at an unbeatable price.

Motherboard

The i5-9600K is an unlocked processor so we set the parametric filters for Z390 ATX motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, six SATA 6Gb/s devices, multiple expansion cards, and crossfire or SLI functionality.

Memory

With our increased budget we selected 16GB of RAM. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within Intel’s recommended specifications from DDR4-2800 to DDR4-3400.

Storage

Using the parametric filters this build will incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space and a minimum 3TB of mechanical storage at 7200rpm.

GPU

On a budget of roughly 1250 dollars we decided to go with an excellent graphic card. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is one of the single best cards on the market right now. At 1080p or even 1440p you will not have any problems with AAA games and the 1080 is perfectly suited for VR gaming as well. When using an RTX 2070 you should consider stepping up your monitor to a 120/144hz screen for the best gaming experience.

Case

All of our components are housed in the NZXT H500 case. This case has a nice black finish, a large tempered glass side panel window, power supply shroud, room for enthusiast CPU coolers, watercooling radiators, two pre-installed case fans, and front panel USB3.0.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified and provide more than enough power for this system while at stock clocks or overclocking.

Part List Customize This Part List

Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 339W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €274.90 €274.90 Caseking Buy
CPU Cooler €65.00 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €65.00 Amazon Deutschland Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: Intel Z390
  • SLI/CrossFire: 2-Way SLI Capable, CrossFire Capable
  • SATA 6Gb/s Ports: 6 - 12
  • Max RAM: 64 GB - 1024 GB
  • Onboard USB3.0 Headers: Yes
€123.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €123.99 Amazon Deutschland Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
€89.90 €5.99 €95.89 Alternate Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500 GB - 12000 GB
  • Type: SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s, M.2 (B+M), M.2 (M)
€59.90 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €59.90 Amazon Deutschland Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€64.90 €64.90 Amazon Deutschland Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce RTX 2070
€447.13 €447.13 Amazon Deutschland Buy
Case €79.90 €5.99 €85.89 Alternate Buy
Power Supply €86.90 €12.90 €99.80 Alza Buy
Base Total: €1292.52
Shipping: €24.88
Total: €1317.40
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

Centuri 4 points 1 month ago

overall looks good and very similar to my build, heres some food for thought :

  1. if your planning to upgrade to an i7 or i9 eventually i wouldnt get a cheap z390 board, spend £40+ more and get a mid range one like the gigabyte Auros Elite or Pro, they have proper 3.0 gen 2 USB and ive heard the cheap boards have issues coping with the i9, and little things like heatsinks on the m.2 slots and a nicer looking board all round is worth the money in my humble opinion, also people complain about the gigabyte bios but lets be honest, it still does everything you need it too in the end so dont be put off

  2. get a 970 evo M.2 SDD for an extra £45 for an average speed increase of 156%!!! according to userbenchmark.com, i had an Agility 3 64GB SSD from my old rig and when i compared it to the 970 evo is was literally over 3000% slower lol, and that same SSD was the only thing keeping my old 2004 Rig playing games like league of legends

  3. 2070 is nice card, i opted for a 1070 ti but it totally depends on current prices and what monitor you have, ive got a 24" 1080p 144hz monitor and figured the i5 9600k and 1070ti would be be enough to keep a decent fps on that screen after watching some youtube comparison vids, probably a little overkill but id rather that than underkill haha

thats all i can think of atm, just trying to share what ive learned recently!

rogdog56 2 points 8 days ago

Average speed increase of 156% isn't very accurate for normal use cases. A standard crucial or samsung 2.5 inch SATA SSD will be cheaper and have no noticeable difference, unless you're doing large file extractions or stuff like that.

Malishi -2 points 15 days ago

half the things u said were wrong lol

grees00 3 points 10 days ago

Genuinely interested to know what.

nick2788 -2 points 10 days ago

Well for starters, saying that the Z390 board is cheap. He couldn't be anymore wrong. Assuming he's not talking about ASUS Prime Z390.

goldsteinj 3 points 10 days ago

I'm curious as well

CommanderCloud 3 points 2 months ago

How is the (extreme) overclocking on a rig like this, with aircooling and a I5 9600K?

103557 1 point 1 month ago

The AIO in this build ( as of 12/26/18 it is the Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L ) is not exactly built for "Extreme Overclocking" but would be able to handle a quite decent overclock. Cooler Master lists the current AIO in this parts list to be able to cool 230W, whilst the I5 9600k has a base TDP of 95W. Toms hardware tested their I5 9600k @ 5ghz and found that it only pulled 179W - therefore if that is your target, you should be able to reach it with cooling capacity to spare. However as you should know; Overclocking voids your warranty and may damage your CPU and/or MoBo so if you go down that path know the consequences if something goes wrong. I take no responsibility if you damage any components by overclocking based on what I found with 10 minutes of googling. To find the toms hardware article that I found, simply look for their review of the i5 9600k.

stevevalle27 3 points 1 month ago

I take no responsibility if you damage any components by overclocking based on what I found with 10 minutes of googling

Them legalities though xD

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

good point the judge has agreed

1511310 1 point 18 days ago

No, it was actually 15 omg you're so rude LOL

daltypooh 2 points 2 months ago

Can I air cool this instead of water cool?

itzsanic 2 points 2 months ago

Yes.

PC_master_race21 1 point 1 month ago

However, the 9600K is capable of overclocking and I would recommend using an AIO if you are planning on pulling any serious overclocks.

JonathanWelch 2 points 1 month ago

Some people might not want to overclock, and the differences between air and aio are so slight that it doesn't really matter which one you get depending on which air cooler we're talking about. The only reason I would buy an AIO is because I think it looks a little better

xJownage 1 Build 3 points 1 month ago

If you don't plan on overclocking, don't get a 9600k as you have no reason to spend an upcharge for an unlocked processor. Get something like an 8700 instead, you get hyper-threading for multi-tasking for little more than the 9600k.

connor333 1 point 29 days ago

exactly. I went with a dark rock pro 4 air cooler with my latest build and I couldn't be happier with how well it's cooling my 8700k

rogdog56 4 points 27 days ago

yes, this is why I prefer air cooling. No risk of leak, great performance, quiet af

rogdog56 1 point 27 days ago

really? i'm pretty sure an nh d15 can pull more than a 240 aio, maybe 280

grees00 1 point 10 days ago

Yes, I'm using a Cryorig H7 and my 9600k o/clocks happily to 4.5Ghz just using the mobo's auto settings with great temps.

Pixle_Res 2 points 1 month ago

Is this build VR ready?

Franfran2424 3 points 1 month ago

Yes. Anything on 1060 level and above is VR ready, both from Nvidia and AMD

rynerrr 1 point 2 months ago

Hi there, how does the RTX 2070 compare to the GTX 1080 from the previous build? New pc builder over here, trying to make sense of it all.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 6 points 2 months ago

They are roughly equal with a 5-10% performance gain on the 2070.

RockSawyer 2 points 2 months ago

Hi, I've decided to build this PC even though I've never built one before. Will I need to get thermal paste as well?

Anarkhiya 2 points 2 months ago

The cost is really minimal compared to the possible benefits you'll receive. People report that under full load, a good thermal paste (which you can pick up for less than $15) helps keep their CPU a few degrees centigrade cooler, which is always a plus.

Glitch247 1 point 1 month ago

I've purchased to the NZXT Kraken X62 for an i7 9700K. I'm not sure what the thermal paste pre-applied is like - can you recommend a good thermal paste?

Junker666 1 point 1 month ago

I have always used Noctua's thermal paste on my builds and never had an issue. Noctua NT-H1

If you want to learn more, found a recent guide over on the CS GO Forums that goes into details of thermal paste if you want to read more.

https://csgopedia.com/the-best-thermal-paste-to-use/

Anarkhiya 1 point 1 month ago

NXZT has a good factory paste, never had an issue with it. And most pastes within $15 generally have the same performance, so any really. The differences, like I said are a few degrees centigrade cooler, but that does make a good difference if you plan on overclocking your CPU. where the temperature could be the same as a stock speed processor.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

anything from a respectable company will be fine as long as you don't buy too much or too little

malckier 1 point 2 months ago

Get it. It's cheap and you won't be sorry you didn't have it.

Jimbino 1 point 2 months ago

you don't have to, but the stuff pre-applied is not very good

rynerrr 1 point 2 months ago

Got it. Thanks a lot!

gotchayebish -2 points 2 months ago

thats not true because when you consider the affect the ray tracing will have when games become rtx enabled its another world and for the extra 200$ id say it worth it

ryanferber 3 points 2 months ago

He's talking about the performance gain with Ray Tracing disabled. Ray tracing is buggy at the moment anyway. I've disabled it entirely on my RTX 2080.

KENZY9 1 point 2 months ago

Damn, you built all that for 2 grand? https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/pzHJGG Where DID i Go wrOng ?

sgtwaddles 5 points 2 months ago

That CPU, and the headset, and paying nearly 300 for Windows 10

Patatocheeseball 4 points 18 days ago

Paying $400 for a 580.

Amunck 1 point 3 days ago

Bruh, spend 20 - 30 dollars more and you could get a 1070 ti

KENZY9 1 point 3 days ago

It would be amazing to smash my girlfriends *** in the middle of the ocean omg

minininja0412 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Will an i5 bottleneck a 2070?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Nope, the new i5 CPUs are 6 cores, similar to the older i7 chips.

ProfessorGarfield -1 points 2 months ago

The 9th gen I5s haven't shown any significant performance increase from the 8th gen, so getting the 8600k wouldn't impact perfromance and you can still save a buck. Also, the 8th gen I5s are also hexacores.

nick2788 1 point 10 days ago

Cost savings between an 8th gen and 9th is miniscule at best.

grees00 1 point 6 days ago

Indeed, I got a 9600k for slightly less than a 8600k would have cost.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

nope especially not a k variant

gotchayebish 1 point 2 months ago

a 2070 for 500$ their is no way that card is real

loganbell2355 1 point 2 months ago

well soon there will be a 2050, 2060 and a 2030 rtx gpus

*most likely or no

Brandini838 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

lol 2060 come out

loganbell2355 1 point 1 month ago

YAY i need to check it

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

2060 already came out and I'm sure the 2050 will come soon I'm not sure on a 2030 that's unlikely.

loganbell2355 0 points 19 days ago

Its possible tho

iNoah -2 points 1 month ago

I would not recommend buying the $500 2070 RTXs as they tend to stop working within a few months and crash a lot.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

I'm gonna get a good deal on a triple fan evga card for 470 so screw everyone. not really but you get what I mean its a great deal can overclock to 1.91 gtz

theo13627 1 point 2 months ago

Does the pc have good cooling?

itzsanic 0 points 2 months ago

Yes.

Grillymore 1 point 2 months ago

I may buy these parts. I'm new to pc building and you really helped me. Thanks!

Js032213 1 point 2 months ago

So how well does this PC handle games? Does it get good FPS?

PC_master_race21 1 point 1 month ago

You will most likely be able to play most games such as Battlefield 5 and Black Ops 4 at around 100 FPS on high settings at 1080p and around 80 fps at 2K (1440p) on high settings. After all this is quite a high end build!

nick2788 1 point 10 days ago

Even at 1440p, 80 fps doesn't sound all that great. Especially since there's a GTX 2070 in there. I would expect better results.

Zombienumshkin 1 point 2 months ago

For all of these amazing parts the price seems to good to be true. Is it worth it to upgrade the CPU to an i7 or higher, or is that just unnecessary?

MigasTavo 1 point 2 months ago

It depends on what you want to get. The i5 seems enough to me, specially if it is a only gaming PC, but if you want the extra performance you can go for it

nick2788 1 point 10 days ago

This build would be considered mid range. So the prices sound about right.

SoichiroHonda 1 point 2 months ago

Hi there. This is almost the same as the build I'm starting at the moment. Please have a look and tell me if I can change something and make it better value for money https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/z6jR6s P.S I don't trust these AIO coolers and this is why I'm going for traditional one.

SoichiroHonda 1 point 2 months ago

The target is 1080p gaming at high fps 100+

Vmorrow33 0 points 2 months ago

You might want to consider swapping out that cpu cooler for a liquid cooler w/ a radiator. The temp savings are going to be noticeable and it should only run you about 30-40 more for a decent one. Also I would consider picking up a low priced HDD (Seagate and Hitachi make pretty decent drives for low cost) for bulk storage.

Franfran2424 2 points 1 month ago

The temperatures don't change that much. And he said he wants air coolers.

nick2788 1 point 10 days ago

Liquid cooling is overrated.

userfotis 1 point 1 month ago

Is this case silent compared to other cases with glass on the side?

PC_master_race21 1 point 1 month ago

This case is fairly quiet but not the quietest according to gamers nexus, here is his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HK5Aulw7YI&t=1006s

If you are truly concerned I recommend installing some sound dampening foam or going with one of bequiet's cases.

Bsloww 1 point 1 month ago

do you have a image of the build?

LectroFiy 1 point 1 month ago

How much FPS would I run fortnite with this on high settings and streaming 1080/720p

Brandini838 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Quite a lot, without streaming 200+ so with streaming maybe around 150+?

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

you would get around 150+ with streaming in the background and without a bit more than 150

room214 1 point 1 month ago

The motherboard has a sticker right where I should put the thermal paste. Do we peel it off or leave it on? It does not appear to be a sticker that can easily be removed.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

definitely most stickers are made for peeling and I'm not just saying that

josh3159 1 point 1 month ago

I have heard the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 has a track record of crashing. Does anyone have any experience with this card?

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

I don't have it yet but I'm sure its good just contact the supplier if you have any problems

Pavel567bg 1 point 1 month ago

Im planning to buy these parts around Spring.I see you are doing another part every 2 or 3 months should i wait for the newest one when the time comes.(example: if you have posted 2 months ago should i wait for the new one)

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

probably wait that's a safe bet

rblatch 1 point 1 month ago

Will I be able to add three additional internal hard discs to this build. If not what would be necessary to do this?

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

check how many drive bays the h500 has if it has as many as you need your fine if not then just get something that has more

Illrunyou 1 point 1 month ago

Wait, the motherboard you selected states it uses MEMORY TYPE DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 but the RAM you have shown is 2800. Is that compatible??

MrHiggsBoson 2 points 1 month ago

From the Gigabyte site for that board: Support for DDR4 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

thanks that's helpful I was planning to get that board

Spartan20022 1 point 1 month ago

Hello got a quick question. Will this build be good for gaming, streaming, and some video editing? Just wondering if it will be able to handle it all or would I have to get a separate pc build for streaming and video editing?

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

no this will be fine and get the job done

baiballs 1 point 1 month ago

This is similar to my build I'm planning out and I'm questioning if the differences would be worth it. I've been told liquid cooling can be hard to deal with, especially for first time builders so I didn't go that route but I'd be open to it if it's worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $180.60 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $98.15 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card $549.99
Case Silverstone - Redline RL06BR-PRO ATX Mid Tower Case $86.88
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $138.50
Keyboard Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $46.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $3.53
Headphones Corsair - HS50 Headset $47.59 @ Amazon
Other Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam $68.99
Other Spectre 32" 144hz 1920x1080 Curved Monitor $249.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2135.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-06 19:48 EST-0500
Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

there's no reason to be scared of aio coolers there just radiators and coolers plus they very rarely have a leak the cooler master 240 rad goes for about 60 that's a great option

bookenout 1 point 1 month ago

Why do you have a case with only one top exhaust port and a CPU cooler that demands a two part exhaust port?? That case doesn't seem to match your build.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

The cooler is mounted to the front of the case.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

yeah

Giltamont 1 point 1 month ago

I bought the old version of this build a few days ago, but got the gigabyte version instead because of a link error. Why the switch to MSI? Is it because the gigabyte windforce kind of had lots of crashing problems?

Also the Gskill 2800 is out of stock.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

no its just a bit cheeper

tcmoran94 1 point 1 month ago

I'm currently installing the above mentioned cooling system and motherboard, but the wire connecting from the turbine cooler requires a 3 pin location on the motherboard, and there doesn't seem to be one anywhere. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can remedy this? Please be aware I'm very new to this, thanks.

bearylazy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

you can plug in the 3 pin into the 4 pin one, just leaving the far right one out.

NHpc603 1 point 1 month ago

Close to a build I’ve been working on, got all components and having it put together monday. Been working on getting everything since black friday. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/NHpc603/saved/3txMZL

Swen_van_Spanje 1 point 1 month ago

How much does this PC cost with shipping costs??

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

this is shipping i think

zero9605 1 point 1 month ago

Hi, I'm glad to find this, i think i will use it as guide for my upgrade. Currently have i5 6500 and EVGA GTX 1060 6G SX on a Asus B150. Got a couple of questions tho -Is keeping on i5 the best idea? Everytime I tell people I will upgrade they say "go for the highest i7 you can" -How noticeable is the upgrade in graphics going from the 1060 to a RTX 2070?

Thanks!

insanity_plea 1 point 1 month ago

"How noticeable is the upgrade in graphics going from the 1060 to a RTX 2070?"

HUGE. I upgraded from a 1060 6Gb to an EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra and the differences are night and day. I run Ultra in every game now. It really is nice not having to worry about what the settings are. Just set to Ultra and play. Buy an 8th gen i5 like an 8600(k) and you will be happy.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

9th gen go for about the same any way

InternalBeast 1 point 1 month ago

Where would you install the 240 mm radiator on the case?

Shobah 2 points 1 month ago

On the front. There's a 4-5cm gap for airflow through the bottom and the through top cracks. This is a negative-pressure designed case, i.e. the fans point outwards and air will find a way in through any available gap.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

To the front.

Fir3Kuna 0 points 20 days ago

front

solo1955 1 point 28 days ago

first choice

Travis_rider 1 point 28 days ago

Do i have to buy both the SSD and HDD for storage or just one? New to this trying to build a computer

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

what every you want just make sure its fast or enough for you

poogone 1 point 27 days ago

I just bought and assembled this build but I'm dumb and there is no wifi? I don't get how to get wifi on this build, i have to buy a special m.2 wifi module that's only sold on US amazon? very confused please help.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

i actually don't know but there are wifi dongles you can buy

GalacticLion7 1 point 26 days ago

I would switch out the motherboard.

SicɅrius 1 point 25 days ago

This PC is really bare bones

The RTX 2070 doesn't even have a virtuallink

eesti 1 point 16 days ago

just swap it out for one that does

LTC.Eck 1 point 23 days ago

$1,300 BUILD + WIN 10 OS COST

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

basically my dream build with some other **** added on

Twiggy221 1 point 18 days ago

Bought most of these parts of this list and put it all together. Overall solid build however had major problems with the motherboard and cpu cooler. Put it all together and the motherboard was faulty had to swap it out as it wasn’t registering my ram and hence wouldn’t boot up. Then as I put the pieces back together after an already mind numbing process of diagnosing the problem the lack of instructions on the cpu cooler and a singular video on fitting it (with none for my socket) meant I had not fitted a bracket correctly and had to re apply paste and then still didn’t get the right temperatures. I flipped the radiator round despite the instructions clearly stating a different placement and now I finally have decent temperatures. So upon judgement don’t buy from ASRock their motherboards are garbage and lack quality control. This CPU cooler is a nightmare to fit and reasonably loud. Think about spending a bit more on a respectable motherboard and a more widely used cooler.

eesti 1 point 16 days ago

You can't judge an entire company off one lemon. I do agree with the cooler issue, though.

Dejjja 1 point 16 days ago

So I have a -Intel i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad Core Processor -CPU -ASRock B360M Pro4 -Motherboard -8GB (2x4) -Memory (They are corsair but, I forgot what it is called but it should be like the one In the entry level pc) -Western Digital 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM -Hardrive -Radeon RX 570 -Video Card (It says sapphire on it aswell idk if that matters) -Corsair Spec-05 -Case (im pretty sure thats what it is called) -Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX -Power Supply

And I want to upgrade to the CPU and video card to the ones on this list but i dont know if it will work, yes i know i could use the filter but i just want to make sure and if i need to replace any other parts for it to work. Thanks :) (btw im only 12 so i dont know everything about computers but I know a some what decent amount) i also use fan cooling so yeah.

eesti 1 point 16 days ago

might want to get a better PSU too, and an SSD wouldn't hurt, neither would more ram

Dejjja 1 point 15 days ago

would it run just as good as this build?

eesti 1 point 15 days ago

yes

rafael117 1 point 16 days ago

Is this LAN only?

eesti 1 point 10 days ago

You can get a wifi card for $30 usd

Ripmilne 1 point 8 days ago

Will this be good for a 144hz monitor?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

Absolutely

DasBloonts 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Only thing I would change is the board to Asus, because of obvious reasons. And get a Corsair AIO, from what I hear CoolerMaster AIO's are not very good (as in they have more failures than competitors). Not to mention Corsair gives you way better fans in the package, than CM. (ML and SP fans that are close to double the static pressure of CM's fans)

Amunck 1 point 3 days ago

Is it specific 2070's. I got an MSI Gaming Z and now worried it'll crashed in a few months.

StangsNCamaros 0 points 2 months ago

Hi, I want to ask about the thermal management on the CPU. It seems like you have picked out the CPU and the GPU first as priorities, which I completely agree with, then you use the rest of the "Budget" on the rest of the components. I'm not sure how efficient or what the performance of the rest of the build compares to, but I question the performance of the CPU Cooling systems. Considering that it is still from a reliable-ish company, I still do not trust the Cooler since it is a Low - Mid end System.
I question the reliability of this system, Please inform me.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

buy killerbeastly1's cooler its a good choice

csmyth662 1 Build -1 points 2 months ago

Um ok if you want to spend another $100 for no reason go ahead, I have been using the cooler shown for a while now and it is great for ryzen overclocking

KillerBeastly1 1 point 2 months ago

I use a Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 on my 1600x and it stays under 60c under load, and its OVC to 4.25ghz.

Freddyiskewl 0 points 2 months ago

Hi is it possible if I can use an i7 instead of an i5

itzsanic 1 point 2 months ago

Yes.

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

yeah but for a lot more, remember i5 are very good and beat most old i7s considirably

KillerBeastly1 0 points 2 months ago

Tried to do my best to make one similar in price, but better components like SSD, More ram, and a better cooler. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nFTHD2

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

noice pc

nick2788 1 point 10 days ago

32gb of ram is unnecessary.

poogone -1 points 2 months ago

How would you put Windows on this? I understand the whole process very well accept this aspect... Is it cheaper to just buy a pre-fab since Windows is preinstalled? Windows costs about $200

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 5 points 2 months ago

Windows is generally around 90-100 dollars. You install it via USB.

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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Sale of software and keys from that site often violates the ToS or are resold licenses purchased via fraudulent credit card. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

poogone 3 points 2 months ago

Is this the dumbest question ever? First time considering not using a Mac, please help lol

csmyth662 1 Build 6 points 2 months ago

i laughed so hard at this

Fir3Kuna 0 points 20 days ago

don't worry just go for an origin bld or maingear pc and you will be fine

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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

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

PC_master_race21 0 points 1 month ago

NZXT's BLD service is also pretty good for pre-built systems as well.

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philip staff 10 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

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

poogone 1 point 2 months ago

Which keys?

Peanut123 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Windows keys if they're not purchased through a reputable place like Microsoft or newegg are considered sketchy and aren't allowed to be advertised here

poogone 1 point 27 days ago

I figured out the Key thanks.I just finished assembled this build but I'm dumb and there is no wifi? I don't get how to get wifi on this build, i have to buy a special m.2 wifi module that's only sold on US amazon? very confused please help.

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Juswork 1 point 1 month ago

I am also happy to revise

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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 0 points 1 month ago

Don't spam.

Juswork 1 point 1 month ago

There is something with this webpage and using it on iOS. You post, it appears on the page. You refresh then it disappears.

I’m only after getting some comments on my first build

Fir3Kuna 1 point 20 days ago

yeah this always happens to me too

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor 11W - 95W
Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 14W - 14W
Intenso - 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card 46W - 185W
Total: 87W - 339W