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[CAN] $2200 build. Final suggestions?

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Hey guys, about to start ordering parts. I'm trying to get this build cost down a little bit to under $2200. Anyone got suggestions? It's mostly the monitor I am hesitating on right now. Definitely want 1440p but not sure if the 144hz + gsync is worth the premium when I could get a different 1440p IPS monitor for like 300 if I compromise on the gsync and 60+ hz. Is it worth it? Any other component changes? Thanks in advance!

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Just to add, I'm not super into very competetive games like CS:GO or anything but I've always used 60hz and have heard the jump to 60+ is quite noticeable. I really want an IPS because of the colour accuracy.

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349 dollars for a 6core processor?

spend that for a Ryzen 2700, 16 threads + lower TDP.

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I would replace that cooler with a Dark Rock Pro 4 or an EVGA 240 CLC or H100i v2. If you're going with a 9600k, then at least get a Z370 or Z390 motherboard, if not, then I would go B450/X470 and either a Ryzen 5 2600X or Ryzen 7 2700. Power supply seems a bit sketchy, you can just get a Corsair CX550m. Memory seems a bit sketchy, but if you do plan on switching to Ryzen, get DDR4-3000 or above, and that's about it.

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5 minutes ago, dingd0ng said:

I would replace that cooler with a Dark Rock Pro 4 or an EVGA 240 CLC or H100i v2. If you're going with a 9600k, then at least get a Z370 or Z390 motherboard, if not, then I would go B450/X470 and either a Ryzen 5 2600X or Ryzen 7 2700. Power supply seems a bit sketchy, you can just get a Corsair CX550m. Memory seems a bit sketchy, but if you do plan on switching to Ryzen, get DDR4-3000 or above, and that's about it.

 

7 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

349 dollars for a 6core processor?

spend that for a Ryzen 2700, 16 threads + lower TDP.

From the benchmarks I've seen, a ryzen 2700 falls behind quite a bit in gaming performance to 9600k and it's even more costly. Not sure if it would be worth it.. Also, which motherboard would you recommend? thnx

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3 minutes ago, Morpheus said:

 

From the benchmarks I've seen, a ryzen 2700 falls behind quite a bit in gaming performance to 9600k and it's even more costly. Not sure if it would be worth it.. Also, which motherboard would you recommend? thnx

If your not going to bother 144hz, the what is the difference? 100+fps versus 115-125 fps is not going make a difference. Plus spending 131 CAD on a B360? Your so limited that even if you wanted to upgrade to a 9700k/9900k you couldnt properly utilize them, not worth the money imo.

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Yes it would not be faster than 9600k but at an acceptable level, only a little bit slower.

But in return you also get a proper workstation machine.

The extra cores enables you to multitask while gaming, such as streaming.

I would recommend a B450 motherboard for it.

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7 minutes ago, Morpheus said:

 

From the benchmarks I've seen, a ryzen 2700 falls behind quite a bit in gaming performance to 9600k and it's even more costly. Not sure if it would be worth it.. Also, which motherboard would you recommend? thnx

For a 9600k? I would recommend a Z370 or a Z390 minimum. I would personally go down to an 8600k or a 2600X but your choice. If I remember correctly, B350 doesn't support overclocking, so if you keep that board, then go with 8400. Also, that lag falls away the higher the resolution you game at. So that difference is negligible.

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I would change a few parts...

  • i5-9600K with a B360 motherboard? -- Either pair a non-K CPU with the B360 motherboard, or switch to a Z370 / Z390 motherbord
  • Invest in a higher quality PSU

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/sPPPYT
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/sPPPYT/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($349.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master -     MasterLiquid Lite 240 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($70.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Motherboard: MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Memory Express) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($163.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($98.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($679.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.95 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.99 @ PC-Canada) 
Monitor: AOC - AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor  ($492.75 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
Total: $2236.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-21 23:49 EDT-0400

 

 

Otherwise, you can save a little bit with...

 

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/6R2XFt
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/6R2XFt/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600 3.1GHz 6-Core Processor  ($298.99 @ PC-Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Phanteks - PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($49.99 @ Memory Express) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($104.75 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($163.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($98.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($679.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.95 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.99 @ PC-Canada) 
Monitor: AOC - AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor  ($492.75 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
Total: $2109.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-21 23:53 EDT-0400

 

 

You can change a few things around, to keep it under $2200 in both configurations.

 

Intel Z390 Rig ( *NEW* Primary )

Intel X99 Rig (Officially Decommissioned, Dead CPU returned to Intel)

  • i7-8086K @ 5.1 GHz (still tweaking) -- i7-6800K
  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master -- ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition -- 2x Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire
  • 32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3000 CL14 (16GB TridentZ RGB + 16GB Red/Black TridentZ)
  • SanDisk 480 GB SSD + 1TB Samsung 860 EVO + 1TB Intel 660p NVMe
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2 + Red/White CableMod Cables
  • Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Ekwb Custom loop
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Corsair K70 (Red LED, anodized black, Cheery MX Browns)

AMD Ryzen Rig

  • AMD R7-5800X
  • Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
  • 32GB (16GB X 2) Crucial Ballistix RGB DDR4-3600
  • Gigabyte Vision RTX 3060 Ti OC
  • EKwb D-RGB 360mm AIO
  • Intel 660p NVMe 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB + WD Black 1TB HDD
  • EVGA P2 850W + White CableMod cables
  • Lian-Li LanCool II Mesh - White

Intel Z97 Rig (Decomissioned)

  • Intel i5-4690K 4.8 GHz
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero Z97
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7950 EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition ACX 3.0
  • 20 GB (8GB X 2 + 4GB X 1) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Corsair A50 air cooler  NZXT X61
  • Crucial MX500 1TB SSD + SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD [non-gimped version]
  • Antec New TruePower 550W EVGA G2 650W + White CableMod cables
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 White NZXT S340 Elite w/ white LED stips

AMD 990FX Rig (Decommissioned)

  • FX-8350 @ 4.8 / 4.9 GHz (given up on the 5.0 / 5.1 GHz attempt)
  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • 12 GB (4 GB X 3) G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3 @ 1866 MHz
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 + Sapphire Dual-X HD 7970 in Crossfire  Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire *NONE*
  • Thermaltake Frio w/ Cooler Master JetFlo's in push-pull
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
  • Corsair TX850 (ver.1)
  • Cooler Master HAF 932

 

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4 minutes ago, dingd0ng said:

For a 9600k? I would recommend a Z370 or a Z390 minimum. I would personally go down to an 8600k or a 2600X but your choice. If I remember correctly, B350 doesn't support overclocking, so if you keep that board, then go with 8400. Also, that lag falls away the higher the resolution you game at. So that difference is negligible.

b350 support overclocking. its b320 that doesn't.

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5 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

b350 support overclocking. its b320 that doesn't.

Oh, my bad, but still, B3350 on 9600k is like using a FX processor with a 2080 Ti, it doesn't feel right.

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31 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

b350 support overclocking. its b320 that doesn't.

 

25 minutes ago, dingd0ng said:

Oh, my bad, but still, B3350 on 9600k is like using a FX processor with a 2080 Ti, it doesn't feel right.

 

You both are getting confused there...

 

AMD B350 supports overclocking, while A320 does not.

Intel B360 does not support CPU overclocking.

Intel Z390 Rig ( *NEW* Primary )

Intel X99 Rig (Officially Decommissioned, Dead CPU returned to Intel)

  • i7-8086K @ 5.1 GHz (still tweaking) -- i7-6800K
  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master -- ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition -- 2x Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire
  • 32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3000 CL14 (16GB TridentZ RGB + 16GB Red/Black TridentZ)
  • SanDisk 480 GB SSD + 1TB Samsung 860 EVO + 1TB Intel 660p NVMe
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2 + Red/White CableMod Cables
  • Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Ekwb Custom loop
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Corsair K70 (Red LED, anodized black, Cheery MX Browns)

AMD Ryzen Rig

  • AMD R7-5800X
  • Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
  • 32GB (16GB X 2) Crucial Ballistix RGB DDR4-3600
  • Gigabyte Vision RTX 3060 Ti OC
  • EKwb D-RGB 360mm AIO
  • Intel 660p NVMe 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB + WD Black 1TB HDD
  • EVGA P2 850W + White CableMod cables
  • Lian-Li LanCool II Mesh - White

Intel Z97 Rig (Decomissioned)

  • Intel i5-4690K 4.8 GHz
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero Z97
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7950 EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition ACX 3.0
  • 20 GB (8GB X 2 + 4GB X 1) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Corsair A50 air cooler  NZXT X61
  • Crucial MX500 1TB SSD + SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD [non-gimped version]
  • Antec New TruePower 550W EVGA G2 650W + White CableMod cables
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 White NZXT S340 Elite w/ white LED stips

AMD 990FX Rig (Decommissioned)

  • FX-8350 @ 4.8 / 4.9 GHz (given up on the 5.0 / 5.1 GHz attempt)
  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • 12 GB (4 GB X 3) G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3 @ 1866 MHz
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 + Sapphire Dual-X HD 7970 in Crossfire  Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire *NONE*
  • Thermaltake Frio w/ Cooler Master JetFlo's in push-pull
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
  • Corsair TX850 (ver.1)
  • Cooler Master HAF 932

 

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Get off that B series mobo. Find a good Z series by Asus or MSI.

 

Don't use that Kingston SSD. It is cachless and will die faster than an EVO.

 

Might as well get 3200mhz memory.

 

Get rid of that Rosewill and get a TX550m for same price.

 

I would get an i5 8th gen if I were you. Not worth the extra price.

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