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the kraken cooler comes with pre applied thermal paste so you don't need the extra tube, I would also suggest an SSD 500gb or more for boot drive for speed

 

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No SSD - No pass.

 

Only 5400RPM HDD? Get faster.

 

Don't get G3 PSU as they've had some issues, get G2 version.

 

Do you need that overpriced case?


Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Gigabyte RTX2080 Aorus Extreme / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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IMO, less RGB, cheaper case, drop RAM down to 16GB and get a SSD, drop the STRIX board for something else.

Don't bother with buying thermal paste either and  use use a G2 over a G3

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Completely agreed with @Snipergod87, do you REALLY need all those lights? better off buying LED strips for 10 bucks on Fleabay and hooking it up yourself with alexa/google or something...

 

Better off buying the parts that the others here have mentioned than pay for an expensive case and it reduce the performance you COULD have for the same money.

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I’m getting an asus PG258Q.

8 minutes ago, Netivity said:

Completely agreed with @Snipergod87, do you REALLY need all those lights? better off buying LED strips for 10 bucks on Fleabay and hooking it up yourself with alexa/google or something...

 

Better off buying the parts that the others here have mentioned than pay for an expensive case and it reduce the performance you COULD have for the same money.

I’m trying to build an rgb system, cause I have an addiction to rgb.

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Just now, channingspike said:

I’m getting an asus PG258Q.

I’m trying to build an rgb system, cause I have an addiction to rgb.

If you have the need to feed your RGB addiction, that is your prerogative.

 

All I see is you asking about your parts, (I assume to maybe increase performance), not anything about you needing to feed your addiction.

 

If you would've let with that, I wouldn't have written anything.

 

I don't mean to come across as rude, just confused - that is all.

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Go for something like this:

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F6DHgw
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F6DHgw/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($418.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($161.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Dual Video Card  ($724.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Gunmetal TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.88 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120mm Fans  ($99.78 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2213.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 19:21 EST-0500

 

Less money, faster CPU for gaming, cheaper cooler (will perform about the same or only very, very slightly behind the AIO while being quieter, if you don't like the looks go for a BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro4 or similar), much better motherboard, SSD (and a damn fast one at that, though you don't need the NVMe unless you're video editing and such so you can drop to a SATA M.2 or 2.5" drive), faster HDD at the same capacity, incredible case for a heck of a lot less, better PSU, and you keep the RGB fans and RAM, though only 16GB vs 32. Don't really need 32GB unless you're doing a lot of video editing or such or just going for general overkill, but that's bad for value.


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

Spoiler

CPU: 5820K at 4.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 250GB 960 Evo, 500Gb WD Blue M.2 (on a PCIe riser card), 2x 2TB Barracuda HDD, one 2TB Barracuda Compute soon to be added
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

X58 rig: 

Spoiler

CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: EVGA 1660 Ti XC Ultra 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: not running rn

 

 

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