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First PC built for gaming

Ordered the beast below for gaming n no streaming or editing.

Comes in a month so i can still change stuff to it

Is this build going to work alright for 1440p 144hz and would the motherboard be good for overclocking?

Any areas where i could have improved? Any tips are greatly appreciated as its my first build

Also if ud wanna be so kind and show me a budget 144hz 14440 monitor screen because what ive seen is so expensive, lol.

many thanks

Lian Lancool 2 case

Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700K (3.6GHz) 12MB Cache

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs Wi-Fi AC -

ARGB Ready 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE

1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

3x Corsair LL120 RGB LED Fan + Controller Kit

2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS

Ethernet Lan Port 10/100/1000
 
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AgentCooper

Bronze Level Poster
No worries! These things happen 😁

Riiiiight, I think that the majority of your build looks on point. The case, cooler, graphics card and storage are all good 👍

However (and it’s a big however), most people would currently suggest an AMD CPU over Intel at the moment, which would require you to cancel your order and start again.

If you stick with the Intel platform I’d suggest dropping the thermal paste as the one supplied with the Corsair will be high quality and don’t bother with the extra fans as the case and cooler you’ve chosen should be more than ample. Maybe drop the PSU to the 750, that should be adequate for the build and any further upgrades.

You may also not need 32GB of RAM, 16GB is generally the sweet spot for most gamers. If you play flight sims you may see some benefit but if not, go for 16GB. You could instead increase the speed to the 3600 and still save some money (although you would lose the RGB loveliness).
 
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Thank you, I was aiming to make a full intel build as I had some bad experience with amd overheating in the past

Is there a huge difference between the two if I'd change?



No worries! These things happen 😁

Riiiiight, I think that the majority of your build looks on point. The case, cooler, graphics card and storage are all good 👍

However, most people would currently suggest an AMD CPU over Intel at the moment, which would require you to cancel your order and start again.

I’d suggest dropping the thermal paste as the one supplied with the Corsair will be high quality and don’t bother with the extra fans as the case and cooler you’ve chosen should be more than ample. Maybe drop the PSU to the 750, that should be adequate for the build and any further upgrades.

You may also not need 32GB of RAM, 16GB is generally the sweet spot for most gamers. If you play flight sims you may see some benefit but if not, go for 16GB. You could instead increase the speed to the 3600 and still save some money (although you would lose the RGB loveliness).
 

AgentCooper

Bronze Level Poster
As things stand, AMD are generally regarded to be way ahead of the curve over Intel when it comes to CPUs these days. The more knowledgeable people on this forum will be able to give you an education on why this is (I’ll wait for @SpyderTracks and @Nursemorph to wade in on this one).
 

AgentCooper

Bronze Level Poster
What’s your budget? How much do you want to spend on the PC and monitor in total? We may be able to spec you a competitive alternative.
 
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Nursemorph

Spamtastic
My question here is why would you want to spend over £2000 on a system and then just buy a budget screen for it?

This is what I'd get if I was in your position...it is, arguably, over-powered, but will do everything you need it to:


Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL II GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT Eight Core CPU (4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
ASUS PG279QE 27" IPS G-Sync ROG Swift
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days
Price: £2,518.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/mj8uyCNQPe/
 
I'm stuck with choosing a good case to get the best cooling and air flow for the spec below

Budget would be 200, please share with me your thoughts
Thanks,

Rig

Intel® Core™ i9 Eight Core Processor i9-9900K (3.6GHz) 16MB Cache

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs Wi-Fi AC - ARGB Ready

32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)

11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE

1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
 
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sibun1

Well-known member
Your build does not make sense.
32GB RAM is overkill and wasted unless doing high level video/photo editing and things like CAD, you can count on one hand the number of games that need more than 16Gb, and they all tend to be things like flight sims and also not a requirement, just a nice little boost.
2080 TI is more overkill and a huge waste of money given new GPU's are due in a couple of months, and then to be looking for a cheap monitor to go with it... its like ordering a wagu beef steak and then covering it in tomato sauce.
850W PSU is yet more overkill
The corsair cooler comes with its own paste and is arguably better than the arctic extreme
The 1TB samsung would be far far better as a 1TB Firecuda, samsung is only better than the Firecuda in the 500Gb version.
Intel currently are horrific CPU's compared to AMD, they've had a HUGE falling from grace over the past couple of years.
The motherboard is a dead end.

You are about to throw £2000+ at something that the only thing you can really upgrade is the GPU, and would likely end up having to completely replace in five years or less... which is really not the point of a custom build, and certainly not the point of spending money like that on it either.

Best advice to you is cancel the order, have a proper chat on the forums with some of the mods and experienced users and get a spec put together for your budget. You are currently burning a lot of cash to gain very little from it.

Nurse has given you a much, much better build already (although i would say drop the RAM to 16GB unless you are about to buy MSFS2020)
 
Thank you for the advice guys,

I've now just cancelled the order..

Having read stuff on the internet and looked upon statistics they do tell that intel would perform better if the main goal is to get best fps in competitive pvp games

But if you guys reckon that this is not the best way to go about it, I will appreciate and take your advice.

Help me once again to build something to run 1440p 144hz and at a good fps rate with good cooling, budget £3000 and would like to include a large wide monitor as well if possible

Many thanks


Regards
 
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Nursemorph

Spamtastic
An Ultrawide is a good option. This spec will power it nicely:


Case
CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 570X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT Eight Core CPU (4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days
Price: £2,171.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/t!y8bubyRe/


Paired with something like this:

BenQ Ultrawide
 
Thats great, for some reason the case is not in the selection when i tried looking for it, it seems like it has dissapeared, i really liked the looks as well. Could you suggest another one maybe?

I appreciate that It is actually cheaper than my budget, is there any way I could improve this build to boost my fps in big mmo games ?

Also can I use wifi on it ? I need to stay wi fi for half a year because of something going on in our flat, I know that lan cable is the way to go but i am required to stay on wifi for at least 6 months

Should I grab the 2080 ti ? I really wish to attain maximum performance for gaming.

Thanks for the monitor suggestion, definitely will go for that, its nice and big!
 

sibun1

Well-known member
It doesnt have WiFi, you can add it in though (Choose the Intel AX200 for £18, best WiFi card they do and also gives you bluetooth as well)

The 2080 Ti will not give you much in my opinion, i would stick to the 2080 Super (which is already going to go well beyond your needs)
Remember also that new GPU's come out soon, so if you really want absolute best, you can even drop the current GPU choice right down and then get one of the new GPU's in Autumn that will blow current ones out the water (expected 40% improvement which is a huge leap compared to normal)

Case could be they currently have none in stock, you can buy your own and send it in if theres a specific one you want, or wait a little while and see when it comes back (worth emailing PCS to ask if theres a due date)
 

Nursemorph

Spamtastic
Yeah, sometimes cases come and go...it might be listed again later today or may be out of stock for a few weeks. As above, you could buy your own and send it in...that case you will pay more for it though as the cheapest I can currently find it is £160 in Currys

2080Ti versus Super: You need the Super to power an Ultraiwde monitor. As I said before though, I'm really not sure beyond that.

Wi-Fi: As said above, just add in the Intel AX200. I left Wi-Fi off as you only had LAN listed in your original spec
 
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