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KingSlayer05

First PC Build, Suggestions for RAM and Storage? (2080ti/i9-9900k)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My current specs:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PxRNsk

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($504.99 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($180.67 @ Amazon) 

  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($139.99 @ Amazon) 
  • Storage: Crucial BX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($199.99 @ Adorama) 
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($39.99 @ Adorama) 

Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card  ($1106.98 @ Newegg) 

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($96.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.99 @ Best Buy) 
Custom: IC Graphite Thermal Pad (30 X30 mm)  ($9.97 @ Amazon) 

 

Total: $2499.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-10 00:30 EDT-0400

 

I know I would like a 2 TB SSD and 1TB harddrive. However I've been told there are much better options. I'd like to ask and see what you guys think.

 

This is my first real build and I would really appreciate any help I can get. Would rather look dumb now and ask questions instead of spending money and making a mistake later.

 

Thanks!

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Don't get the Black. It is best to stay away from cards that have a boost clock lower than 1635mhz. 

The Blacks also have a power limit of 112%. The XC and XC Ultra have a power limit of 130%. You need the higher power limit if you want a decent overclock or later go on water.  It will also be better on a resale later on.

 

On a budget I would go with the XC Ultra.


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, jones177 said:

Don't get the Black. It is best to stay away from cards that have a boost clock lower than 1635mhz. 

The Blacks also have a power limit of 112%. The XC and XC Ultra have a power limit of 130%. You need the higher power limit if you want a decent overclock or later go on water.  It will also be better on a resale later on.

 

On a budget I would go with the XC Ultra.

I'm sorry man forgive my stupidity I'm not that familiar with everything. You're referring to the ram? I dont see where it says anything about 1635mhz.

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1 minute ago, KingSlayer05 said:

I'm sorry man forgive my stupidity I'm not that familiar with everything. You're referring to the ram? I dont see where it says anything about 1635mhz.

Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card  ($1106.98 @ Newegg) 

 

EVGA BLACK.

It boosts to 1560mhz and is 112% on the power limit.


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, jones177 said:

Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card  ($1106.98 @ Newegg) 

 

EVGA BLACK.

It boosts to 1560mhz and is 112% on the power limit.

Ah gotcha. I'll look into that.

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That PSU are a bit expensive too, you can get Corsair RMx or Bitfenix Whisper for this price.


Tag or quote me so i see your reply

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