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A New Gaming and Workstation Build

Elochai

Alright so I been wanting to build a new system now for about 7 - 8 years now. My last build was in 2006 and it out lived it life now. In fact I bought a HP Z420 workstation 2nd hand a couple years back now and put in some parts just so I could keep working and gaming till I could get a new system. So needless to say I did get a long time out of my 2006 build.

 

Well the day has come and I am ready to build a new system to last me for many years as the old one did. So like the old system, I am kinda going over normal specs but I also need this to be workstation level as well. Just that it been so long and tech has changed so much that I like to post my build plan to make sure everything will run together.

 

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D (Already Bought the case in 2016)

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 220-P2-1200-X1 80+ PLATINUM 1200W

Mobo: ASRock Z390 Taichi

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series, H150i PRO RGB

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200

OS Drive: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 2280 512GB

GPU: ASUS ROG GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC

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It looks fine, but if you need high multi-threaded performance I would instead go with Threadripper.

Ryzen 7 3700X / 16GB RAM / Optane SSD / GTX 1650 / Solus Linux

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I know it's been said before on here and elsewhere, but at this point I'd wait to see what the 3rd gen Ryzen (Ryzen 2) CPUs bring to the table, unless you need it quickly or if you have a need for intel quicksync features.

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

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  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
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Also with the budget you suggested, I'm assuming you have 4k CAD to spend.

In which case, if you need multi-core Threadripper is much better for the same price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($899.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U14S TR4-SP3 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard  ($454.18 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($319.47 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card  ($1759.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($154.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $3973.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-08 17:33 EST-0500

16c/32t, 50% better multicore (though the 9900k has 30% better singlecore).

Ryzen 7 3700X / 16GB RAM / Optane SSD / GTX 1650 / Solus Linux

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20 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

It looks fine, but if you need high multi-threaded performance I would instead go with Threadripper.

I looked at AMD, there 8-core is cheaper but I heard the 9900k can perform better OCed to 5GHz across all cores and I was hoping to OC it.

 

16 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Whata are you using this system for? What programs?

Gaming, Video Editing, Audio Editing, Software Development, virtual machines, Game Design (Level creation), and then the basic everyday things. Also planning to get a VR Headset down the road as well. Right now my Z420 can do most of it on it's 6 core Xeon CPU but it does lag behind a bit. So I want something that will preform for a long time that won't take a noticeable hit to performance anytime as I won't be upgrading or building a new system after this one for many years to come. This concept worked great for my 2006 system. It cost a lot, it was over kill but it lasted till a couple of years ago before it just couldn't keep up no more.

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16 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Also with the budget you suggested, I'm assuming you have 4k CAD to spend.

In which case, if you need multi-core Threadripper is much better for the same price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($899.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U14S TR4-SP3 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard  ($454.18 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($319.47 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card  ($1759.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($154.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $3973.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-08 17:33 EST-0500

16c/32t, 50% better multicore (though the 9900k has 30% better singlecore).

Yes I know it around $4000. I could save by droping the Evo from pro to just an Evo for storage. But I really rather keep the 9900K for this build. I want a bigger PSU tho, I ran into issue with my older system. So I feel better with something that 800 watts or higher and the 1200 I'm looking at is a good price (almost to good).

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11 minutes ago, Elochai said:

Yes I know it around $4000. I could save by droping the Evo from pro to just an Evo for storage. But I really rather keep the 9900K for this build. I want a bigger PSU tho, I ran into issue with my older system. So I feel better with something that 800 watts or higher and the 1200 I'm looking at is a good price (almost to good).

It's fine.

The EVO and PRO are literally the exact same except for a bit higher 4KQ1T1 speeds (but it wouldn't actually make a difference). The EVO is pretty fast already.

Ryzen 7 3700X / 16GB RAM / Optane SSD / GTX 1650 / Solus Linux

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