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New PC build - can't decide on parts!

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I'm planning on doing an almost-complete upgrade of my system. Basically, the parts I'm keeping from my current system are:

 

Graphics card (ASUS Strix GTX 1080 Ti)

Monitors (Asus VG248QE 144hz + 60hz BenQ + 60hz LG TV) - might upgrade to 4k 75hz+ in the future, and reduce to a 2 monitor setup

Peripherals

 

The idea of my future rig will be a high-end gaming PC, with some RGB (wanting to go for a blue/white on black setup). Living in Sweden, quite a few pricing differences have popped up, especially when it comes to CPUs and memory (can't find an 8700k or 9700k for less than $600).

 

My budget is around $1600-$1700. What I've found so far, is as follows:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($419.99 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($159.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($239.29 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($299.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($116.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($81.71 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($149.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1537.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-13 10:04 EST-0500

 

Mainly I'm concered about case and cooling - this is where I have the least experience, still sitting on a 10+ years old case, which is basically just a metal box at this point. When it comes to the case, I'm wondering: will I be able to customize the look to my taste, or will I be limited in some way? I've had a hard time figuring out whether or not some cases have controllers for fans and RGB. The h150i seems like a heavy-weight to me, more than able to cool this setup for years to come - correct?

 

As you can see, I've gone for a corsair theme, being somewhat of a corsair fanboy - though especially because I've been very pleased with their products so far! 

 

Do you have any input for me? Any comments regarding practical issues to keep in mind? 

 

Thanks in advance!

CPU: Intel i7-4790K 4.40GHZ

Motherboard: ASUS z97-ar

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1667MHZ

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Case: Some old black one...

Storage: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair RM750

Display(s): LG TV 34" 60hz, BenQ 24" 60hz, ASUS 24" 144hz

Cooling: Corsair h80i

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4 minutes ago, bamsemats said:

Do you have any input for me? Any comments regarding practical issues to keep in mind? 

The only thing I would say is get a 7200 rpm hard drive, 5400 rpm is pretty slower and it's not hard to get 7200(Corsair fanboys?)

CPU: Intel I5-7500 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master ML240

Motherboard: ASRock B250M PRO 4

Memory: 16GB Patriot Viper Elite

Gpu: Asus Dual 1060 3GB

Storage: Corsair 120GB M.2 NVME

500GB Samsung 860 EVO

1TB WD Blue

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+Bronze

Case: Phanteks P350X

Monitors: HP Omen 25in 144hz

and some 25in Acer

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX RGB

Mouse: Corsair M65 Pro

Headphones= VModa Crossfade Wireless(but used wired)

Speakers: Some janky speakers I jerry-rigged

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the case is ok, i would go with something like the fractal design meshify c or the cooler master h500p mesh. Another thing you may wanna look into is a higher wattage psu; the one you have now is fine, but a 750w will give you more headroom. Also, what's the price difference between the 9700k and the 8700k ? other than that, everything's fine 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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Is this being used for just gaming? If so, you won't need 32GB of memory or an NVMe SSD, a Sata drive will do just fine and you won't notice any performance loss.

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CPU: R5 3600 || GPU: RTX 3070|| Memory: 32GB @ 3200 || Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken || PSU: 650W EVGA GM || Case: NR200P

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1 minute ago, Fuzzleworth1 said:

The only thing I would say is get a 7200 rpm hard drive, 5400 rpm is pretty slower and it's not hard to get 7200(Corsair fanboys?)

Thanks ? The HDD is actually supposed to be a 7200 rpm, they just didn't have that one in their list on PCPP. Corsair, yeah! ?

CPU: Intel i7-4790K 4.40GHZ

Motherboard: ASUS z97-ar

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1667MHZ

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Case: Some old black one...

Storage: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair RM750

Display(s): LG TV 34" 60hz, BenQ 24" 60hz, ASUS 24" 144hz

Cooling: Corsair h80i

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Just FYI, on the RGB if you really want white dont use a regular RGB strip it will look ugly-ish. Get an RGBW strip so it has white leds in them, its a huge difference.

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

Not willing to capitulate to the ignorance of the masses!

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1 minute ago, lmeneses said:

the case is ok, i would go with something like the fractal design meshify c or the cooler master h500p mesh. Another thing you may wanna look into is a higher wattage psu; the one you have now is fine, but a 750w will give you more headroom. Also, what's the price difference between the 9700k and the 8700k ? other than that, everything's fine 

I was considering a 750W too, and browsing different forums got me to think that 650W would be plenty enough. Though, more headroom is always great, right? 

 

The 9700k is actually about $10-$20 cheaper here than the 8700k... 

 

Regarding the cases - would a fractal design or cooler master case still support all the setting for corsair fans etc? Are the controllers compatible?

 

Thanks!

CPU: Intel i7-4790K 4.40GHZ

Motherboard: ASUS z97-ar

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1667MHZ

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Case: Some old black one...

Storage: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair RM750

Display(s): LG TV 34" 60hz, BenQ 24" 60hz, ASUS 24" 144hz

Cooling: Corsair h80i

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6 minutes ago, bamsemats said:

I was considering a 750W too, and browsing different forums got me to think that 650W would be plenty enough. Though, more headroom is always great, right? 

 

The 9700k is actually about $10-$20 cheaper here than the 8700k... 

 

Regarding the cases - would a fractal design or cooler master case still support all the setting for corsair fans etc? Are the controllers compatible?

 

Thanks!

headroom is gooood, and oh wow, 9700k then lmao, and the case doesn't really impact the fan settings, it's more of a mobo thing. the h500p has 2 200mm rgb fans and one 120mm fan tho, so if you got that one, you wouldn't really have to worry 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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13 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

headroom is gooood, and oh wow, 9700k then lmao, and the case doesn't really impact the fan settings, it's more of a mobo thing. the h500p has 2 200mm rgb fans and one 120mm fan tho, so if you got that one, you wouldn't really have to worry 

If the mobo would impact the fan settings etc, how can I tell which one is ok or not for this? At my local stores, I can't find a z390-e, only z390-f and z390-h... What difference do these end letter make?

CPU: Intel i7-4790K 4.40GHZ

Motherboard: ASUS z97-ar

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1667MHZ

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Case: Some old black one...

Storage: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair RM750

Display(s): LG TV 34" 60hz, BenQ 24" 60hz, ASUS 24" 144hz

Cooling: Corsair h80i

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1 minute ago, bamsemats said:

If the mobo would impact the fan settings etc, how can I tell which one is ok or not for this? At my local stores, I can't find a z390-e, only z390-f and z390-h... What difference do these end letter make?

they are different by some functions, cooling or overclocking potential.

 

this is what I came up with, as an example. let me know what you like and what you don't

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5 minutes ago, bamsemats said:

If the mobo would impact the fan settings etc, how can I tell which one is ok or not for this? At my local stores, I can't find a z390-e, only z390-f and z390-h... What difference do these end letter make?

most nowadays are all similar, especially if you're going with a z390, so i wouldn't be worry about it. between those asus f and h models, whichever is cheaper, they're all great boards

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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5 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Thank you! I'm hesitant to go AMD over Intel - this might be unfounded, but I haven't had good experiences with AMD previously... The case sure looks nice! I'll look around at different builds to see how they manag fans and RGB etc! 
Thanks!

CPU: Intel i7-4790K 4.40GHZ

Motherboard: ASUS z97-ar

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1667MHZ

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Case: Some old black one...

Storage: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair RM750

Display(s): LG TV 34" 60hz, BenQ 24" 60hz, ASUS 24" 144hz

Cooling: Corsair h80i

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3 minutes ago, bamsemats said:

Thank you! I'm hesitant to go AMD over Intel - this might be unfounded, but I haven't had good experiences with AMD previously... The case sure looks nice! I'll look around at different builds to see how they manag fans and RGB etc! 
Thanks!

I would suggest going to amd right now. I know the fx series was bad. but ryzen is really good, and with the intel shortage it's really expensive to get intel. also, I chose a air cooler becouse I think it gives less risk, and it'll cool really good

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Thanks for all your advice! I'll upload my finished build here once I'm done ?

CPU: Intel i7-4790K 4.40GHZ

Motherboard: ASUS z97-ar

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1667MHZ

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Case: Some old black one...

Storage: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair RM750

Display(s): LG TV 34" 60hz, BenQ 24" 60hz, ASUS 24" 144hz

Cooling: Corsair h80i

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