Been watching Linus for so long but not until today did I actually make an account haha. But given what I am planning, looking for some help. This will be around the 2k range (excluding monitors since that I will need help for after I get the build planned).
So I am looking to build a new pc. For this build, I am hovering around the 2k range with wiggle room of course. Currently sticking to 16GB of ram (2x8) and if need be, I can add two additional sticks down the line. For now I am ignoring the monitors since that I will seek advice on another time. The case I chose because, well I wont lie, I just think it is gorgeous. I am thinking of adding some lights inside but not going all out. The parts I am most uncertain about are the motherboard and powersupply. I never know if one day might go for dual GPU along with adding additional hardware so I wanted to get a good amount of power but without needing something crazy like 1k watt or whatever. I was looking for a solid motherboard and I probably picked something way more expensive than I should go for, so advice on that is needed. This will be my first build ever using some form of liquid cooling, for that I am quite new to. So I went with one that I believe is of sufficient size for my case and does not require tubing or anything too complex. I am going with a white theme here so originally looking for white-based hardware, hence the RAM. I am looking for longevity with my system, and although there is a lot of debate with regards to the GPU, I will be sticking with the RTX 2080 (not the highest model, I placed this model down as a place holder since do not know which specifically RTX 2080 I should go for, even though I know many would also recommend simply 1080ti instead to save cost).The 8700k CPU seems the most solid and in all honesty, I am not sold over the newer versions but that is just me. From what I saw, the i7 9700k is approximately $48.00 but unsure if the improvement is worthwhile. I can go for it but would like feedback on rather or not it is worth while For my gaming purposes, this CPU seems sufficient.
I am looking to playing Star Citizen, Monster Hunter World, and generally new games with ultra settings. Although not going all out, I also would like to at some point (when system is built and I have better internet), streaming. Any help would be appreciated and as mentioned, I know the 2080 will be a point of contention but looking for assistance on most other things. Especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up. Thank you in Advance!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($358.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H110i 113 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($115.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($172.04 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg Business) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($188.99 @ Newegg Business) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($829.99 @ Amazon) Case: Phanteks - ENTHOO EVOLV X GLASS (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1978.76 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 16:14 EST-0500