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Scrapping my eGPU GPU build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I've been a longtime eGPU user (wild I know). And I'm finally transitioning into a job where I can stay in one place so I started thinking about swapping back to a desktop. I have the Aorus GTX 1080 gaming box so I already have the GPU, so this build is entirely focused on everything else.

 

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($358.00 @ Powertop) 

  • Yes I know it's an i5, but I'll probably get the 9900k sometime down the road second hand for the upgrade (2-3 years down the line)

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($219.00 @ Canada Computers) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($179.99 @ Powertop) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($89.55 @ shopRBC) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($61.99 @ Powertop) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($134.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

  • 750w is hella overkill for an i5 + 1080 but this is something I'm gonna keep. 

Total: $1108.47

Thoughts?


Laptop Main

(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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9 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

So I've been a longtime eGPU user (wild I know). And I'm finally transitioning into a job where I can stay in one place so I started thinking about swapping back to a desktop. I have the Aorus GTX 1080 gaming box so I already have the GPU, so this build is entirely focused on everything else.

 

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($358.00 @ Powertop) 

  • Yes I know it's an i5, but I'll probably get the 9900k sometime down the road second hand for the upgrade (2-3 years down the line)

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($219.00 @ Canada Computers) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($179.99 @ Powertop) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($89.55 @ shopRBC) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($61.99 @ Powertop) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($134.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

  • 750w is hella overkill for an i5 + 1080 but this is something I'm gonna keep. 

Total: $1108.47

Thoughts?

What is your max budget and what are you planning to do with this?

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The only thing I would say is the Vengeance ram is usually way overpriced, I bet you can find cheaper 3200MHz. Other than that, everything is great


PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler (Temporary): Deepcool - GAMMAXX 300 R 40 CFM CPU Cooler - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, Billy Pilgrim said:

What is your max budget and what are you planning to do with this?

no max budget. just very value orientated shopper. and almost strictly for gaming. ZERO content creation.

 

3 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

The only thing I would say is the Vengeance ram is usually way overpriced, I bet you can find cheaper 3200MHz. Other than that, everything is great

Lemme know if you can link me something. I just wanted 3200-3600mhz ram with low latency. All these prices in Canadian rupees btw. 


Laptop Main

(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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8 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

no max budget. just very value orientated shopper. and almost strictly for gaming. ZERO content creation.

 

Lemme know if you can link me something. I just wanted 3200-3600mhz ram with low latency. All these prices in Canadian rupees btw. 

Done want to sound like some AMD fanboy, but you might want to wait until zen to, or at least invest in the AM4 ecosystem. While zen and zen+ are worse then intel at gaming zen 2 seems quite impressive, however they are your Canadian rupees and therefore it is your call.

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33 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S

Nice, so many people miss the S.

 

34 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

For a gaming machine I find 240GB for the OS and clients such as Blizzard, Steam, etc. good.

All games will be installed on secondary drives, SSD or HDD.

This makes a system image with Win10 Backup and Restore (Windows 7) small to store and quick to replace.

Any probs down the road and 15min later your up and running with OS and all apps set up.

 

9 minutes ago, Billy Pilgrim said:

Done want to sound like some AMD fanboy, but you might want to wait

Good point. The difference between Intel and AMD for gaming is getting less.

Considering the $ value differences AMD is looking damn good.

 

44 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

750w is hella overkill for an i5 + 1080 but this is something I'm gonna keep. 

MORE POWA!

Overbuild and overkill.

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i7-6700k

Dark Rock TF

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro

Corsair LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB, PNY CS2211 960GB, 850 EVO 500GB, WD Black 1TB, WD Blue 4TB

MSI GEFORCE GTX 980 4GB Armor 2X

Antec HCG M 750W

Creative Labs Z to Home Theater

Lian Li 011 Dynamic Black

BENQ GW2765HT. Samsung S22B420BW

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i3-6100

CRYORIG - C7 

ASUS Z170i Pro Gaming

ADATA - XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 

DREVO X1 PRO 128GB SSD, Barracuda 1TB, PNY - CS1211 240GB

MSI Radeon R9 390x 8GB

EVGA 750 BQ 

Thermaltake P3 White

LG - 27MP37HQ-B 27.0", LG L1952TX-SF

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G4560

MasterAir G100M RGB

Gigabyte - GA-Z170XP-SLI 

Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

Intel - 600p Series 256GB, WD Blue 1TB

Gigabyte GV-R777OC-1GD, Asus HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2

Antec HCG 620W

Corsair - Air 540

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Billy Pilgrim @wONKEyeYEs the most relevant question is whether the top end zen 2 will beat out the 9900k in strictly gaming scenarios.

 

Value be damned. If Intel still performs better, it's gonna have to be Intel. 


Laptop Main

(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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1 hour ago, Pendragon said:

no max budget. just very value orientated shopper. and almost strictly for gaming. ZERO content creation.

  

Lemme know if you can link me something. I just wanted 3200-3600mhz ram with low latency. All these prices in Canadian rupees btw. 

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/memory/#s=403200,403300,403333,403400,403466,403600&Z=16384002&sort=price&page=1 Guessing you live in the US


PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler (Temporary): Deepcool - GAMMAXX 300 R 40 CFM CPU Cooler - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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