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Hello everyone,

 

I built my current machine on 2011, overclocked and it still runs great. I need your help with strong suggestions on upgrading or building my next machine + monitor + keyboard and mouse

Usage: mainly Gaming + watching HD movies

Theme going for is FULL WHITE RGB machine

prefer dual monitors & high quality display

This is my current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/MED750/saved/Z3qyXL

And these are the part I already bought for the new build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/MED750/saved/K9ffHx

(Note! WD Caviar Black 2TB HDD from old machine)

 

Thank you all in advance

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Do you have a budget in mind?

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT | RAM: GSkill Trident Z DDR4 3600Mhz | PSU: ADATA Core Reactor 850W 80+ Gold | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C MONITOR: LG 32UL500-W 4K 60Hz, Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 165Hz

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Slap a GTX 1080 in there, looks like you'll be overclocking to compensate for your CPU's age

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, Krosis said:

Do you have a budget in mind?

I can go up to $3000 but should last me at least another 5 years or more

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3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Slap a GTX 1080 in there, looks like you'll be overclocking to compensate for your CPU's age

So maybe GTX 1080 TI and i7 8700K would do?

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1 minute ago, Mashari Alhamidy said:

So maybe GTX 1080 TI and i7 8700K would do?

Do you feel like your CPU isn't good enough? Why not get the GPU first and then see if you still need a CPU upgrade.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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3000USD... 

 

what peripherals do you need? 

 

@Mashari Alhamidy

Rig 1: i7-9700k OC'd to 5.0ghz all core | EVGA XC RTX 2080Ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | ASUS PRIME Z370-P | Asetek 550LC 120mm | ADATA 480GB SSD & Toshiba P300 3TB | Cooler Master Masterbox MB500 | Win 10 Home | Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum, G502 Proteus Spectrum, G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow Wireless Limited Edition, Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad | 2 MSI Optix Curved 27" FHD Monitors 

 

(before i sold the WD drive and MSI gpu - https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11946219 171 gaming. felt good.)

 

Rig 2: i7-7700k Stock clocks | MSI Armor GTX 1070 | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8GB | MSI Z270 A-Pro | WD Green 240GB SSD & 2TB Seagate HDD | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition | Win 10 Home | 2 HP Omen FHD 144hz 24.5" Monitors 

 

Rig 3: i7-6700 | GT 730 & GT 645 OEM | Some random DDR4 2133mhz 2x8gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | WD Black 2TB HDD & Toshiba 1TB HDD | Win 10 Home | 3 27" Dell FHD Monitors 

 

Rig 4: i7-4770 | EVGA SSC 1050ti | Some random DDR3 ram 2x2gb and 2x4gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | Stock Cooler | 1TB WD Black HDD | Win 7 Home 

 

RIP 

 

Rig 5 (dead and dismantled and sold) : i7-7820X OC'd to 4.8ghz all core | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | Gigabyte X299 UD4 PRO | Asetek 240mm AIO | WD Green 240gb SSD | Other various components that I can't remember

 

Rig 6 (same fate as rig 5) i7-8700k stock clocks | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8gb | MSI Z370 A-Pro | Asetek 550LC 120mm | WD Green 240GB SSD & Toshiba 2TB HDD | Other various components that I can't Remember 

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2 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Do you feel like your CPU isn't good enough? Why not get the GPU first and then see if you still need a CPU upgrade.

That's not a bad idea plus from what I read & heard, you can not go wrong with 1080. I will keep that in mind. Thank you fasauceome

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($549.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($177.66 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING AMP Video Card  ($1348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Cablemod Cable Combs Transparent  
Other: Cablemod Cable Kit White
Total: $2236.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-03 12:28 EST-0500

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT | RAM: GSkill Trident Z DDR4 3600Mhz | PSU: ADATA Core Reactor 850W 80+ Gold | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C MONITOR: LG 32UL500-W 4K 60Hz, Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 165Hz

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT | RAM: GSkill Trident Z DDR4 3600Mhz | PSU: ADATA Core Reactor 850W 80+ Gold | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C MONITOR: LG 32UL500-W 4K 60Hz, Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 165Hz

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $144.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard NZXT - N7-Z37XT-W1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ NZXT
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $164.99 @ Corsair
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $789.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $97.04 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.79 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $443.95 @ Amazon
Monitor LG - 24UD58-B 23.8" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $239.00 @ B&H
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS (White) Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Amazon
Headphones SteelSeries - Siberia v3 Headset $73.50 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech - Z207 (White) 10 mW 2ch Speakers $47.94 @ Amazon
Other Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Mercury Edition - RGB Ergonomic Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Tactile & Clicky Razer Green Switches $149.99 @ Amazon
Other Cablemod Cable Combs Transparent  
Other Cablemod Cable Kit White  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $3039.03
  Mail-in rebates -$10.00
  Total $3029.03
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-03 12:39 EST-0500  
 

 

all white theme

2 monitors 4k for movies and 1440p 144hz for gaming

all white peripherals

removed hdds since you already have them in your own build

 

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Thanks @Krosis

I feel it's a little over kill with the 2080 Ti but since I am planning it should last me another 5+ years, I will put your suggestion in mind

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Thanks @Happycowdance

 

Never thought of going 2 different brands/size monitors. With all these different brands of RGB, will I be able to sync them?

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $144.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $177.66 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Black 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $154.59 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Black 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $154.59 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $789.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $97.04 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.79 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung - LC27JG50QQNZA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $329.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB MK.2 SE Wired Gaming Keyboard $173.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS (White) Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB (White/Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $99.99 @ Amazon
Other Cablemod Cable Combs Transparent  
Other Cablemod Cable Kit White  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $2970.47
  Mail-in rebates -$10.00
  Total $2960.47
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-03 12:41 EST-0500  

@Mashari Alhamidy this is also an all white build, a 1440p 144hz monitor, and all white peripherals. 

Rig 1: i7-9700k OC'd to 5.0ghz all core | EVGA XC RTX 2080Ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | ASUS PRIME Z370-P | Asetek 550LC 120mm | ADATA 480GB SSD & Toshiba P300 3TB | Cooler Master Masterbox MB500 | Win 10 Home | Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum, G502 Proteus Spectrum, G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow Wireless Limited Edition, Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad | 2 MSI Optix Curved 27" FHD Monitors 

 

(before i sold the WD drive and MSI gpu - https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11946219 171 gaming. felt good.)

 

Rig 2: i7-7700k Stock clocks | MSI Armor GTX 1070 | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8GB | MSI Z270 A-Pro | WD Green 240GB SSD & 2TB Seagate HDD | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition | Win 10 Home | 2 HP Omen FHD 144hz 24.5" Monitors 

 

Rig 3: i7-6700 | GT 730 & GT 645 OEM | Some random DDR4 2133mhz 2x8gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | WD Black 2TB HDD & Toshiba 1TB HDD | Win 10 Home | 3 27" Dell FHD Monitors 

 

Rig 4: i7-4770 | EVGA SSC 1050ti | Some random DDR3 ram 2x2gb and 2x4gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | Stock Cooler | 1TB WD Black HDD | Win 7 Home 

 

RIP 

 

Rig 5 (dead and dismantled and sold) : i7-7820X OC'd to 4.8ghz all core | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | Gigabyte X299 UD4 PRO | Asetek 240mm AIO | WD Green 240gb SSD | Other various components that I can't remember

 

Rig 6 (same fate as rig 5) i7-8700k stock clocks | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8gb | MSI Z370 A-Pro | Asetek 550LC 120mm | WD Green 240GB SSD & Toshiba 2TB HDD | Other various components that I can't Remember 

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3 minutes ago, Mashari Alhamidy said:

Thanks @Happycowdance

 

Never thought of going 2 different brands/size monitors. With all these different brands of RGB, will I be able to sync them?

not sure if you can sync the rgb on the keyboard  since razer doesn't have good compatibillity

but you should be able to sync all the nzxt and corsair rgb

 

also go with this monitor since its 27inches to match your 1440p monitor and still 4k

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/grgzK8/sceptre-u275w-4000r-270-3840x2160-60-hz-monitor-u275w-4000r

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1 minute ago, Happycowdance said:

not sure if you can sync the rgb on the keyboard  since razer doesn't have good compatibillity

but you should be able to sync all the nzxt and corsair rgb

 

also go with this monitor since its 27inches to match your 1440p monitor and still 4k

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/grgzK8/sceptre-u275w-4000r-270-3840x2160-60-hz-monitor-u275w-4000r

Nooooo, not 60Hz! I know it's 4K, but it hurts me to see 60Hz.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT | RAM: GSkill Trident Z DDR4 3600Mhz | PSU: ADATA Core Reactor 850W 80+ Gold | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C MONITOR: LG 32UL500-W 4K 60Hz, Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 165Hz

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1 minute ago, Krosis said:

Nooooo, not 60Hz! I know it's 4K, but it hurts me to see 60Hz.

the 4k one is intended for movies while the 1440p one is intended for games

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2 minutes ago, Happycowdance said:

the 4k one is intended for movies while the 1440p one is intended for games

That's actually a smart idea, did't think about it

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($409.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($177.66 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card  ($769.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Dell - P2415Q 23.8" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor  ($336.62 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($443.95 @ Amazon)
Other: Cablemod Cable Combs Transparent  
Other: Cablemod Cable Kit White
Total: $2298.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-03 12:57 EST-0500

 

@Mashari Alhamidy Here's another one. I took two monitors that are quite alike, both height adjustable, but one 4K and the other is 1440p 144Hz.

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT | RAM: GSkill Trident Z DDR4 3600Mhz | PSU: ADATA Core Reactor 850W 80+ Gold | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C MONITOR: LG 32UL500-W 4K 60Hz, Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 165Hz

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