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About to build my first pc, can anyone give some advice on my parts selection?

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Hi guys,

I currently have a gaming laptop with an i7-7820HK, and a GTX 1080. It has had way too many problems with cooling and GPU failure. So I'm going to build my first pc.

Can you guys give me some advice on the parts? Especially the case. I prefer a minimalist mid-tower, but can't seem to find what I like. 

 

Please give me some pointers on how should I go about choosing the parts as well as some ideas of problems that I might run into.

Thanks !

 

 

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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dgg3vn

Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dgg3vn/by_merchant/

 

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($309.89 @ Amazon) 

CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($145.59 @ OutletPC) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($133.79 @ OutletPC) 

Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($119.99 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($57.99 @ Amazon) 

Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.89 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING AMP Video Card  ($1389.99 @ B&H) 

Case: Deepcool - MATREXX 55 ADD-RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($74.05 @ Newegg) 

Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.88 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $2366.06

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 13:42 EST-0500

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I would go with a more sedate and much less expensive cpu cooler, more storage, and lower capacity psu (still ~300W over max draw), and a more sedate case with excellent airflow.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($409.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($274.58 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($227.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card  ($869.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2197.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 14:04 EST-0500

 

 

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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1 hour ago, brob said:

I would go with a more sedate and much less expensive cpu cooler, more storage, and lower capacity psu (still ~300W over max draw), and a more sedate case with excellent airflow.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($409.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($274.58 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($227.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card  ($869.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2197.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 14:04 EST-0500

 

 

Thanks ! What do you think of the define r6?

 

1 hour ago, brob said:

I would go with a more sedate and much less expensive cpu cooler, more storage, and lower capacity psu (still ~300W over max draw), and a more sedate case with excellent airflow.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($409.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($274.58 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($227.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card  ($869.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2197.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 14:04 EST-0500

 

 

Thanks ! But i’m Just not ready to go AMD yet. 

 

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The R6 is an excellent case. Perhaps a bit quieter than the Meshify C, but also slightly warmer. If you do go with the R6, consider getting the USB-C version as the motherboard has the needed header.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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1 hour ago, brob said:

The R6 is an excellent case. Perhaps a bit quieter than the Meshify C, but also slightly warmer. If you do go with the R6, consider getting the USB-C version as the motherboard has the needed header.

I just placed my order for the r6 USB-C on newegg. With your advice in mind, I'm thinking getting the NZXT Kraken X72 and a lower powered power supply. My friends are saying that I should go with the Asus Strix Z390-E. Do you know the differences between the Strix and the Maximus ?

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Why Z370 and not Z390 ? Something like a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite would be a good entry level board.

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13 hours ago, InvisibleAlex said:

I just placed my order for the r6 USB-C on newegg. With your advice in mind, I'm thinking getting the NZXT Kraken X72 and a lower powered power supply. My friends are saying that I should go with the Asus Strix Z390-E. Do you know the differences between the Strix and the Maximus ?

The Maximus has better networking, more USB 3.1 ports, USB BIOS Flashback (update BIOS without cpu or memory installed). Either motherboard will do an excellent job.

 

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($409.99 @ Newegg Business) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($194.97 @ Newegg) 
Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($104.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Storage: HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($749.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1845.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-19 07:16 EST-0500

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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