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Advice on gaming PC build.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok so I'm planning and building a PC for a friend who will mainly be playing Fortnite. I've been out of the loop for a few years since I made my last PC so want to make sure it will achieve his goals. He wants to play Fortnite on maximum settings and get 150fps+ for his 144hz monitor. However, he may play other games too naturally. 

The build list so far is:

- Intel I7 9700k
- Asus ROG Strix Z390E 
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000
- WD Blue 500GB M.2 SSD
- EVGA GeForce RTX 2060
- and then the cooler, case and PSU. 

Will this be sufficient? Overkill? Not enough?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


CPU: Intel I7-5960X. GPU: EVGA Geforce Titan X. MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme. RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16GB 2666 CL15. PSU: Corsair AX1500i. SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB. CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX. Fans: Noctua Industrial NF-A14 PWM 2000RPM. Case: Corsair 900D. Display: Asus PB279Q. Mouse: Razer Naga Epic Chroma. Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB.

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I feel that the CPU to GPU ratio is slightly imbalanced. If you want to stick to roughly that price range, would suggest you drop the CPU to an i5-9400F and bump the GPU to an RTX 2070 or 2080. You don't really need a 9700k for games, an i5-9400F will be more than enough


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Can he wait the 7th of July? You know... new CPU and GPU about to release.


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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I'd step down to the 9600K for a 150 FPS target and put the savings towards a 2070 instead. The 9600K clocked at 5.0GHz will certainly achieve that framerate when paired with a 2070.

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wait untill the 7th at this point. no point in investing that ammount of money with Zen 2 on the horizon, new Nvidia products and Navi. 

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1 hour ago, Gazza732 said:

Ok so I'm planning and building a PC for a friend who will mainly be playing Fortnite.

Can you wait ~2 Weeks or so?

Because you can get similar performance for lower cost...

1 hour ago, Gazza732 said:

I've been out of the loop for a few years since I made my last PC so want to make sure it will achieve his goals. He wants to play Fortnite on maximum settings and get 150fps+ for his 144hz monitor. However, he may play other games too naturally. 

I don't think that is necessarily possible as max. Settings are very demanding.

With mid-high settings it shouldn't be a problem with many systems to get that far...

1 hour ago, Gazza732 said:

The build list so far is:

  1. - Intel I7 9700k
  2. - Asus ROG Strix Z390E 
  3. - 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000
  4. - WD Blue 500GB M.2 SSD
  5. - EVGA GeForce RTX 2060
  6. - and then the cooler, case and PSU. 

Will this be sufficient? Overkill? Not enough?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

  1. wait and look at the upcoming Ryzen 3700X or 3800X. That should be similarly priced, also 8 cores but SMT - and also have similar Performance
  2. I'm not too big of a fan of ASUS since my X370-F Strix. Granted its an AMD Board but it consumes 15-20W more than for example the Biostar X370GT7 or MSI B450I.
  3. That looks good
  4. I find S-ATA m.2 Drives kinda pointless. If you want it cheap/SATA get a 2,5" one. If you want m.2 look at NVMe ones. And don't forget the Heatsinking...
  5. You might also want to look at the upcoming RX 5700 or the "SUPER"!!!111 Card...
  6. Where are you located, what's available??

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks everyone. I think the general consensu is to change about CPU/GPU and wait for the next gen parts to come out. I'll let him know as he has already said he doesn't mind waiting. Thanks guys. 


CPU: Intel I7-5960X. GPU: EVGA Geforce Titan X. MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme. RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16GB 2666 CL15. PSU: Corsair AX1500i. SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB. CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX. Fans: Noctua Industrial NF-A14 PWM 2000RPM. Case: Corsair 900D. Display: Asus PB279Q. Mouse: Razer Naga Epic Chroma. Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB.

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