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lee32uk

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  1. I would spend less on the case and get a better board such as the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon especially if you want an upgrade path to Ryzen 3xxx/4xxx in the future. The B450 Gaming Pro Carbon and Tomahawk are also good. Also aim for 3000MHz ram. Check out Fractal Design or a cheaper BeQuiet option etc for the case.
  2. lee32uk

    Question about compatibility

    That board is rubbish. A Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite is a better option for the same price.
  3. lee32uk

    Needing Advice for a Build

    He would be better off getting an MSI B450 Tomahawk or X470 Gaming Plus for less money.
  4. If you want a budget option. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cHZFf7/gigabyte-z390-ud-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-ud
  5. lee32uk

    Yay or Nay?

    You don't need a $150 cooler for a 2600X. You would be better off going with the R5 2600 and a cheaper cooler such as the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports DUO. You could fit an RTX 2070 in there that way. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FGLv9J
  6. lee32uk

    My new build

    PSU calculator websites are not very accurate at all. If you put your build into pcpartpicker you can get a better answer. You will see that 1000W is way more than you need.
  7. lee32uk

    First PC Build

    Yeah the Taichi will be fine.
  8. The Dark Rock Pro 4 looks nicer. If you don't mind the Noctua colour scheme then switch back to the D15. A 650W psu is enough. WD Black NVMe SSD is a good SSD and the 500GB version is not much more than the 250GB 970 EVO. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($529.79 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($199.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.89 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card ($1000.00) Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon) Total: $2335.41 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 14:17 EDT-0400
  9. lee32uk

    My First Build

    A GTX 1060 3GB Seriously ? Also why an 850W psu ? An itx board in an ATX case ? Your build makes no sense at all.
  10. lee32uk

    My new build

    What is the pc being used for ? I would go with a Gigabyte Z390 board if it was me as better VRM's for the 9900K. Also no need for 1000W psu. A 650W is more than fine.
  11. lee32uk

    First PC Build

    Better board. You can go with the Aorus Elite if you don't need wifi. Gigabyte gpu will sync with the RGB on the board if you want that. Corsair RMx is a quiet psu. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($419.89 @ B&H) CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($194.99 @ Amazon) Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.85 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (White w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1799.46 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 13:46 EDT-0400
  12. lee32uk

    Building mum a pc

    Corsair VS 450W is cheaper.
  13. Except it doesn't make all the difference because it doesn't need anything more substantial. If you watch that video he even mentions that the Ultra, Pro and Elite could arguably have a better VRM than the master due to the component choice. The heatsink doesn't need to be anything better as it isn't going to overheat. The VRM is solid. And the lack of heat pipe just means more surface area which is something else he touched on. I don't see the issue with just enabling xmp. What benefit are you gaining by running 4000MHz Ram ? Maybe if you are after bragging rights or something. There are diminishing returns on anything above 3200MHz. I am not knocking the ASRock board by the way a it is a perfectly capable board, but if the op wants to go as cheap as possible then the Aorus Elite will be fine for a 9900K. If he wanted to spend an extra $30 then the Aorus Pro wifi is still cheaper than the Taichi.
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    Case suggestions for EATX mobo

    Phanteks Eclipse P600S. Has removable front/top panels if you want more airflow. Takes E-ATX up to 280mm wide. http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P600s.html
  15. The fewer pcb layers is a non issue. Sure Ram overclocking might not be as great on the Elite as the Master but most people just enable xmp and leave it at that. There is zero point running 4000MHz Ram anyway for 99% of people. Maybe if you are doing benchmarking, but for gaming and general usage it isn't important. As for the heatsink that is also largely irrelevant. If you have a solid VRM component wise then the heatsink is not as important as if you had a crappy weak VRM which would need the additional cooling. Also the Elite uses the same 50A power stages as the Ultra. Speaking of Buildzoid Skip to 20 mins in. And I am sure you have watched his teardown of the ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate ? He wasn't impressed with that VRM.
  16. You know that the Elite has the same VRM as the Ultra right ? So if the Ultra is better than the Taichi then so is the Elite. The Pro/Pro Wifi, Elite and Ultra all have the same VRM.
  17. The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite for $170 (If you are in the USA) will be more than fine for a 9900K if you want to keep the cost down and don't need wifi.
  18. lee32uk

    Motherboard Tier List

    To me extreme overclocking is exotic cooling like LN2 and whatever other non standard cooling people like Der8auer use etc when going for World record overclocks. If you are just running an AIO or even a custom loop then that isn't in the asme category imo. Any of the Gigabyte Aorus boards will do past 5GHz with the 9900K so they could be all grouped together really. This video of the Gigabyte boards from Buildzoid is pretty informative if you haven't seen it.
  19. lee32uk

    Motherboard Tier List

    Any of the Gigabyte Aorus boards will handle a heavy overclock on the 9900K. If you are not doing LN2 or a custom loop then cooling is going to be the sticking point anyway. Even a 360mm AIO is going to have it's work cut out when you push past 5GHz.
  20. lee32uk

    Motherboard Tier List

    What are you classing as extreme overclocking ? LN2 ? I mean if you are doing something like that then you need to state it. Also 99% of people probably will never even do something like that. And people that are doing LN2 don't need to look at a tier list in the first place.
  21. lee32uk

    Need suggestions for new build.

    Stick with the Corsair H150i or a NZXT X72 etc if you want the RGB Ram to be on show. Kind of defeats the object of having that Ram if you are going to cover it with the cooler.
  22. lee32uk

    Need some guidance

    Who told you that ? Sure they have some good boards for overclocking but that one isn't one of them. As mentioned above it is overpriced for what you get. The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus boards have much better VRM's. Only good Asus Z390 ones are the top priced ones and the Gene mATX.
  23. lee32uk

    New PC Build Any Good?

    That video shows performance with a RTX 2080 though. A bit different when paired with an RTX 2060.
  24. lee32uk

    Need some guidance

    The 9700K or 8700K would both be ok if you are mainly gaming. Swapped out the board for a much better one. If you want a cheaper wifi board then there is the Aorus Pro wifi. Gigabyte gpu has 4 year warranty when registered. Nothing wrong with EVGA though. Swapped the Corsair 240mm cooler to a Corsair 280mm. Should make a slight difference to temps. Cheaper SSD. The MX500 is pretty much on par. You won't notice any difference put it that way. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($529.89 @ B&H) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($289.89 @ OutletPC) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg Business) Storage: Crucial - MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($277.99 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($739.89 @ OutletPC) Case: NZXT - H500 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon) Total: $2217.62 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 18:45 EDT-0400
  25. lee32uk

    New PC build since 2014 for occasional gaming

    I would do something like this. If you want a case with better airflow then the Meshify is a good option. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€419.90 @ Alza) CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler (€33.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€185.01 @ Mindfactory) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€97.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Storage: Corsair - MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€93.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card (€560.90 @ Alza) Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case (€89.90 @ Caseking) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€89.64 @ Amazon Deutschland) Total: €1571.05 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 18:15 CET+0100
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