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  1. I'd suggest more robust storage. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($805.20 @ Newegg Australia) CPU Cooler: EVGA - CLC 280 113.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.00 @ Mwave Australia) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($285.00 @ Austin Computers) Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($326.70 @ Newegg Australia) Storage: Samsung - 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($217.00 @ IJK) Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($161.99 @ Amazon Australia) Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($556.60 @ Newegg Australia) Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($115.50 @ Newegg Australia) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($141.90 @ Newegg Australia) Total: $2768.89 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 14:33 AEDT+1100
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    My first higher end "PC" build

    PCPartPicker.com uses the manufacturers' max power draw spec for its stock max draw calculation. That number and the data available from several review sites suggests that a 905W max draw is significantly overstated. Max load requires all eight cores and the gpu to be fully engaged. It is not something that is easily achieved for any length of time. So the 50% argument, (which is dubious at best for 80+ Platinum psu), would suggest a significantly lower capacity psu. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13400/intel-9th-gen-core-i9-9900k-i7-9700k-i5-9600k-review/21 https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i9-9900k-9th-gen-cpu,5847-11.html https://wccftech.com/review/intel-core-i9-9900k-8-core-cpu-z390-aorus-master-review/9/
  3. brob

    My first higher end "PC" build

    I'd suggest getting 2x16GB of memory rather than 4x8GB. This will leave two slots free should you want a memory upgrade later. Intel cpu do not benefit a great deal from higher speed memory. Something around DDR4-3000 CL15 is usually optimal. A 1600W psu is almost four times the stock max draw of the system. While an i9-9900K with power limits disabled can draw a significant amount it is doubtful that more than 700W would be needed for the system. As others have suggested a Gigabyte motherboard would be a better choice if you plan to overclock. I'd suggest getting RGB components that are compatible with the motherboard lighting control and synchronization protocols. Central synchronization should allow for a better light show. If you want stunning RGB, the Cooler Master aio would be the best choice. While it may not boast the quietest or best cooling, it is a very decent performer with the best lighting. https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/08/14/cooler_master_ml360r_rgb_aio_cpu_review/4, https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/coolermaster-masterliquid-ml360r-rgb,5736-2.html I've used the US pcpartpicker because it has the best part selection. Ignore the pricing. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($529.89 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($156.09 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($249.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS Video Card ($1359.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case ($189.89 @ B&H) Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.98 @ Newegg) Monitor: Asus - ROG Swift PG27VQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($739.89 @ OutletPC) Total: $3806.70 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 16:19 EDT-0400
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    Trying to build pc , so lost

    With psu switched off (switch on back of the psu), remove memory and reseat. If you still have issues, read the instructions and download the free Memtest86 program, https://www.memtest86.com/. Run the test. If you do in fact have a memory issue this should identify the faulty memory module, if any.
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    Trying to build pc , so lost

    Error messages or details?
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    Need help with parts I want to buy.

    Use au.pcpartpicker.com to assemble your build list. It includes a number of different merchants. Instead of the H500i, consider the H500. Cooling management is better controlled using the motherboard sensors, fan headers, and fan control software. An ssd is needed. You might consider getting RGB components that are compatible with the motherboard RGB control and synchronization protocols.
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    Trying to build pc , so lost

    With the machine off, insert the usb stick in an appropriate port on the motherboard back panel. Depending on settings once you power up, the machine may boot into the Windows installer. Otherwise in the BIOS set the Boot priority.
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    Trying to build pc , so lost

    Pictures are nice but you haven't provided any data to help us understand what your issues are. What is the motherboard? Do you have any particular questions? Do you have memory? Why is a cell phone sitting on top of the gpu?
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ PB Technologies) Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($237.99 @ PB Technologies) Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($225.68 @ PB Technologies) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($125.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) Case: Silverstone - RVZ03W Mini ITX Desktop Case ($125.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($148.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) Total: $1106.66 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 17:04 NZDT+1300
  10. You could upgrade the cpu to an i7-7700K (~50% improvement at stock) and the gpu to a GTX 1660 Ti (~26% improvement). Your existing cooler is good enough to overclock the cpu should you wish additional performance. The motherboard BIOS will have to be brought up to date using the i6-6600 before the i7-7700K can be used. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg) Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste ($9.93 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card ($274.99 @ SuperBiiz) Other: Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface ($6.45 @ Newegg Business) Total: $641.36 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-15 14:08 EDT-0400
  11. Characterization of the M/S12II is inaccurate and hyperbolic. https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/seasonic-s12ii-bronze-520-w-power-supply-review/10/, https://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/05/18/seasonic_m12ii620_power_supply_review/9 That said, they are not models I'd want to use in a new build. Modern psu have much better protections and one will not have to make BIOS adjustments for low power states.
  12. 32GB of memory is not needed. 1000W psu is significantly over capacity. I've used de.pcpartpicker.com (Germany). Hopefully the pricing will be close to local pricing. All of the RGB components are compatible with the motherboard's RGB Fusion lighting control. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (€317.90 @ Alza) Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (€240.01 @ Amazon Deutschland) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€134.99 @ Amazon Deutschland) Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€231.84 @ Amazon Deutschland) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB AORUS Video Card (€807.99 @ Mindfactory) Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB530P ATX Mid Tower Case (€109.90 @ Caseking) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€102.85 @ Amazon Deutschland) Total: €1945.48 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-15 06:19 CET+0100
  13. What is your budget? In what country are you purchasing the equipment? A 1000W psu is a waste of money. A 650W psu will provide more than sufficient capacity.
  14. brob

    Upgrade or Build New?

    Get an ssd. 10GB is an unusual amount of memory. It should be more than sufficient for most general purpose use. Without knowing how the system used and without a rough budget, it's not really possible to comment on the title question.
  15. Such a setup would defeat the advantage of using two pc. In a dual pc setup the output of the gpu is sent directly to the second pc, i.e. it does not have to use any of the originating system PCIe, cpu, or chipset resources.