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Ev The Nerd

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Hello LTT Forums!


I am building a PC for myself after being off in mac land for a while. After watching LTTs videos for the last 3 months it has inspired me to dive back into the PC Gaming Seen. I will be building this PC with some parts from the Shop/black Friday sales. But would love some feedback about this build. Its Intel since I have been out in Mac land (Due to employment Requirements) and would like to dual boot to macOS if needed. I would like to have RGB in the new pc and would prefer everything to be under the same ecosystem. So far, I have landed on ASUS AURA Sync. But I Am not attached to it as long as I can get full integration with something. Thanks for your thoughts in advance!


Here is what I have planned so far:

Case: NZXT H700 in Blue (Own)

Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Looking at, Not sure if the best Choice) 

CPU: i7 9700k (Own)

GPU: Thinking something in the RTX 20 series but not sure what budget is around $600

Cooler: Asus - ROG RYUO 240 RGB 80.95 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Looking at, Not sure if the best Choice)  

RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 F4-3200C16D-16GTZR (Looking at, Not sure if the best Choice) 

Storage: 970 Evo NVMe SSD (own)

Power Supply: Corsair RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX (own)


PC Part Picker:

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48 minutes ago, Ev The Nerd said:

overpriced asetek


48 minutes ago, Ev The Nerd said:

would choose a z390 aorus board over it


i mean, the psu is overkill, but since you own it...

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Primary PC:


CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500


Second PC: Cedar mill


CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Sunbeam Quarterback   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N


Server: CookieVault


CPU: core2dual E8400   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 2+1+1+1 gb 1333 mhz ddr3   MOBO: HP Q series   HDD: 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint Ecogreen   Soundcard: built in   Case: Compaq 6000 pro mt   Screen: Samsung SyncMaster710n


Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t


CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 8+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: Acer TravelMate 8573t   Screen: TN 768p


Game consoles:


PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
CPU Cooler: Enermax - Liqfusion 102.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($119.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($120.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB AORUS Video Card  ($509.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Case: NZXT - H700 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  ($139.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1060.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-22 05:35 EDT-0400


Everything is integrated under Gigabyte's RGB Fusion. Gigabyte's Z390 motherboards are chosen because they have the best VRM out of the competitors. For monitor you should pick one with higher refresh rate since you will game on it, and if possible one with G-Sync.

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