Hello everyone. I am planning to upgrade my computer and need assistance in picking out parts.
This is my current PC: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HDk2p8
Before I begin I want to explain why I want to upgrade.
I want to run my games in that juicy max quality
I also want that "competitive advantage" (ill explain later)
This is the current new up I created on PC part picker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rWF6TC (ignore gpu its just a placeholder for 3080)
I am planning to purchase a RTX 3080 so I need help with picking the right parts and picking compatible parts, before I begin I want to explain what parts am I keeping from my previous computer.
I am keeping the extra fans and putting them in the new computer.
I am keeping the CPU cooler (Why? My rooms is usually super cold so I get pretty low temps because of that, even during heavy load, 60c max)
I am keeping the storage (SSD's, HDD, and the M.2)
What do I want my new PC to do? I want to be able to play at 1440p 144hz @ 1ms (in max quality) I play competitive FPS games so that means I usually run the lowest quality settings at uncapped FPS to gain the least amount of input lag. As for non competitive games / single player games I would like to run them at max quality.
GPU - RTX 3080
CPU - i9 9900k or 10900k (cant find the 10900k anywhere without it being over priced)
Ram - I am not extremely knowledgeable on RAM but I do want to have at least DDR4-3600 @ 32gb. I don't know if having four 8gb @ 3600 is better than two 16gb @ 3600 Do I plan to upgrade higher than 32gb? I don't think so? but if the option is there for the future I don't mind. Don't care if it has RGB or not. Budget For Ram: $200
Motherboard - I am not sure what I really want for a motherboard. I want to be able to use my previous stuff that I explained above, cpu cooler,fans,storage.. I just want it to work and be good? Also if it has those "one click overclocks" that would be neat as my current MB does that for my CPU. I don't care for RGB on the motherboard Budget for Motherboard: $200 (if $200 is too low for what I want to run let me know and explain why please)
PSU - I have no idea on PSU stuff. I don't know what I need, why I need it what makes other PSUs better than others. I have no knowledge in them but I just want something that will work with my current set up and that doesn't suck. Budget for PSU: not sure.
Monitor - I want at least to get a 1440p 144hz @ 1ms I am not sure on what inches I want to get. I need a fast response rate, good color, no motion blur (if possible) Just want a good monitor when it comes to competitive FPS games (need all that advantage xd) I also don't care about the "gsync freesync" stuff as I usually just uncap my FPS for competitive games for lower input lag.. Budget: $300 - $500
Also for the motherboard in that list. They have this weird chunky thing by the exhaust fans and I am worried my CPU cooler wont fit so yeah.. I don't really want a different CPU cooler since the current one I have works perfectly fine. My new PC case will have 3 intake fans in the front, 2 exhaust fans on top and 1 exhaust fan in the back.
My new PC case will have more airflow and more fans for air to come in. My current PC has two intake fans in the front, 1 exhaust on top and 1 exhaust in the back.
My room is generally very cold (AC on during summer) and during winter I have my window open, i love the cold :) but this also helps keep my temps down during heavy load.