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Popping my Build Cherry

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I got this case for dirt cheap ($38) at Fry's on black friday. And My intent was to just stick the guts of my existing, relatively powerful, albeit ugly, Supermicro server case, into the "fancy new lighty uppy" case. Well, that didn't happen because me, never having built a PC, didn't realize that ugly betty had an eATX mobo, and fancy lighty uppy would only support an mATX. SO What started as a "just a motherboard" quickly devolved into much more. Couldn't use my existing GPU as the case only supported 260mm. The MSI 2070 Super I found was 256mm. Couldn't find a 2080 that size, BUT I feel like the 2070 Super is better anyway and had better clock speeds anyway. Now you may be asking yourself "Self, why is this dumbass not just buying a different case to support his original plan" And I'll tell you why. Because I'm weak and distracted by shiny things. NEXT. but really, what it comes down to is that I found such great deals on these components, that I can justify it because I know that my ugly betty hardware is worth enough to sell and recoup most, if not all, of the cost of the upgraded machine. Anyway, lots of the stuff in this build I already have. So if it's listed as $0, it's just because I already had it laying around. I digress. What do you think? I'm pretty pleased personally. Should all be here by the 4th or 5th.

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fvsXk6)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor] | Purchased For $489.99
**CPU Cooler** | [GAMDIAS CHIONE E1A-120R Liquid CPU Cooler] | Purchased For $49.99
**Thermal Compound** | [ARCTIC MX4 4 g Thermal Paste] | Purchased For $10.00
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard] | Purchased For $179.99
**Memory** | [G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory] | Purchased For $134.99
**Storage** | [Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive] | Purchased For $99.00
**Storage** | [Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive] | $219.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive] | Purchased For $0.00
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card] | Purchased For $509.99
**Case** | [GAMDIAS TALOS E1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case] | Purchased For $38.00
**Power Supply** | [GAMDIAS M1 B 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply] | Purchased For $49.00
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit] | Purchased For $0.00
**Monitor** | [Samsung C49RG9 49.0" 5120x1440 120 Hz Monitor] | Purchased For $0.00
**Keyboard** | [Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard] | Purchased For $0.00
**Mouse** | [Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse] | Purchased For $0.00
**Headphones** | [Corsair Virtuoso RGB SE 7.1 Channel  Headset] | Purchased For $0.00
**Custom** | [Intel Optane Memory Module 16 GB PCIe M.2 80mm  MEMPEK1W016GAXT] | Purchased For $26.00


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With a 9900K and a 2070, you are buying relatively high end hardware, you shouldn't cheap out on your power supply to save a buck since you will be risking those components.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
37 minutes ago, Dissitesuxba11s said:

With a 9900K and a 2070, you are buying relatively high end hardware, you shouldn't cheap out on your power supply to save a buck since you will be risking those components.

Is it cheaping out? It's over 300w higher than estimated usage. I just got the power supply that was recommended for the case. bought them from Fry's at the same time. I was told it was basically made for that case. What would you recommend?

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4 minutes ago, brantleycmd said:

Is it cheaping out? It's over 300w higher than estimated usage. I just got the power supply that was recommended for the case. bought them from Fry's at the same time. I was told it was basically made for that case. What would you recommend?

More wattage =/= good quality

 

A RMx 550w would be enough and way better for example.


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My computer

CPU : I7-8700k  4,7GHz 1,275v

CPU cooler : Noctua NH-U14S

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64

Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra

RAM : 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466 MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2,5" + Sabrent Rocket 1TB M.2

HDD : Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3,5" 5400RPM

Case : Phanteks ECLIPSE P600S Black 

PSU : Corsair HX Platinum 850W

Others : Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 top exhaust

Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 front intake, x1 rear exhaust, x1 on the CPU cooler

Noctua NA-HC6 chromax.black on the CPU cooler

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Wife Computer

CPU : R5 3600 4,2GHz 1,33v

CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8GB

Motherboard : MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

RAM : 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 3200MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2,5"

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Case : Fractal Design Define C TG

PSU : Corsair TXM 550W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Plouffe said:

More wattage =/= good quality

 

A RMx 550w would be enough and way better for example.

Ok, so what defines good quality? or "way better"? I see that model is modular. That's nice!

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2 minutes ago, brantleycmd said:

Ok, so what defines good quality? or "way better"? I see that model is modular. That's nice!

I usually use this topic :

 

 

 


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Spoiler

My computer

CPU : I7-8700k  4,7GHz 1,275v

CPU cooler : Noctua NH-U14S

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64

Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra

RAM : 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466 MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2,5" + Sabrent Rocket 1TB M.2

HDD : Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3,5" 5400RPM

Case : Phanteks ECLIPSE P600S Black 

PSU : Corsair HX Platinum 850W

Others : Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 top exhaust

Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap x3 front intake, x1 rear exhaust, x1 on the CPU cooler

Noctua NA-HC6 chromax.black on the CPU cooler

Spoiler

Wife Computer

CPU : R5 3600 4,2GHz 1,33v

CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

GPU : Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8GB

Motherboard : MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

RAM : 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 3200MHz CL16

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2,5"

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Case : Fractal Design Define C TG

PSU : Corsair TXM 550W

 

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