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Been watching Linus for so long but not until today did I actually make an account haha. But given what I am planning, looking for some help. This will be around the 2k range (excluding monitors since that I will need help for after I get the build planned). 

 

So I am looking to build a new pc. For this build, I am hovering around the 2k range with wiggle room of course. Currently sticking to 16GB of ram (2x8) and if need be, I can add two additional sticks down the line. For now I am ignoring the monitors since that I will seek advice on another time. The case I chose because, well I wont lie, I just think it is gorgeous. I am thinking of adding some lights inside but not going all out. 

The parts I am most uncertain about are the motherboard and powersupply. I never know if one day might go for dual GPU along with adding additional hardware so I wanted to get a good amount of power but without needing something crazy like 1k watt or whatever. I was looking for a solid motherboard and I probably picked something way more expensive than I should go for, so advice on that is needed. 

This will be my first build ever using some form of liquid cooling, for that I am quite new to. So I went with one that I believe is of sufficient size for my case and does not require tubing or anything too complex. I am going with a white theme here so originally looking for white-based hardware, hence the RAM. 

I am looking for longevity with my system, and although there is a lot of debate with regards to the GPU, I will be sticking with the RTX 2080 (not the highest model, I placed this model down as a place holder since do not know which specifically RTX 2080 I should go for, even though I know many would also recommend simply 1080ti instead to save cost).The 8700k CPU seems the most solid and in all honesty, I am not sold over the newer versions but that is just me. From what I saw, the i7 9700k is approximately $48.00 but unsure if the improvement is worthwhile. I can go for it but would like feedback on rather or not it is worth while  For my gaming purposes, this CPU seems sufficient.

 

I am looking to playing Star Citizen, Monster Hunter World, and generally new games with ultra settings. Although not going all out, I also would like to at some point (when system is built and I have better internet), streaming. Any help would be appreciated and as mentioned, I know the 2080 will be a point of contention but looking for assistance on most other things. Especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up. Thank you in Advance!

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($358.89 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H110i 113 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($115.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($172.04 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($127.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($188.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($829.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks - ENTHOO EVOLV X GLASS (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case 
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1978.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 16:14 EST-0500

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The Enthoo Evolv has a reputation for poor airflow. There is a newer model, the Enthoo Evolv X that corrects the airflow issues.

 

The build has a calculated max power draw <370W. A 650W is more than enough. SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 650 GoldCorsair RM650x (2018), or EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650

 

Samsung MZ-76E1T0B/AM is twice the ssd storage for around the same price as the 850 Evo in the OP..

 

The performance improvement with memory speeds over DDR4-2666 doesn't generally justify a large price premium. Use something like G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory.

 

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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280mm AIO just beats 240mm ones, otherwise you might as well go air cooling. A good air cooler can already get very close, if not match 280mm AIOs.

 

memory speeds past 3000MHz start to fail to pay for themselves with performance, changed to save money

 

Changed mobo because of price for decent performance. Otherwise my choice will be Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Elite, a $180 board

 

850 Evo is expensive because it's discontinued and replaced by 860 Evo. At $77 though I though might as well spend more for an NVMe SSD, the price increase isnt that high.

 

Changed PSU because dual GPU setups are outdated. The industry is moving towards MCM GPUs, in other words multi-die design, rather than multi-card. You don't need that much wattage, or 80+ Plat rating. It will take very long time for the PSU to even pay for itself.

 

At last, do reconsider the choice of case. The front panel blocks a LOT of air, leading to subpar cooling.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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25 minutes ago, brob said:

The Enthoo Evolv has a reputation for poor airflow. There is a newer model, the Enthoo Evolv X that corrects the airflow issues.

 

The build has a calculated max power draw <370W. A 650W is more than enough. SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 650 GoldCorsair RM650x (2018), or EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650

 

Samsung MZ-76E1T0B/AM is twice the ssd storage for around the same price as the 850 Evo in the OP..

 

The performance improvement with memory speeds over DDR4-2666 doesn't generally justify a large price premium. Use something like G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory.

 

Thank you! I actually did not know about the newer case; been on vacation so I am only now able to build it. But will say, I really do like the case. I am curious though, I potentially may add a second GPU down the line which bumps the power draw to 584W, would a 650W still be recommended with that possibility? The SSD is nice and 1tb would be good considering how large some games are getting these days.

 

Thank you for the recommendations, I know case wise I am already going to be changing to the newer one. 

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1 hour ago, Jurrunio said:

280mm AIO just beats 240mm ones, otherwise you might as well go air cooling. A good air cooler can already get very close, if not match 280mm AIOs.

 

memory speeds past 3000MHz start to fail to pay for themselves with performance, changed to save money

 

Changed mobo because of price for decent performance. Otherwise my choice will be Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Elite, a $180 board

 

850 Evo is expensive because it's discontinued and replaced by 860 Evo. At $77 though I though might as well spend more for an NVMe SSD, the price increase isnt that high.

 

Changed PSU because dual GPU setups are outdated. The industry is moving towards MCM GPUs, in other words multi-die design, rather than multi-card. You don't need that much wattage, or 80+ Plat rating. It will take very long time for the PSU to even pay for itself.

 

At last, do reconsider the choice of case. The front panel blocks a LOT of air, leading to subpar cooling.

Thank you, I am always iffy and unsure about RAM. They just confused me at times haha. Ill check out the updated mobo and the one you recommended. And had not known about the discontinued Evo as well. For the case, I am already going to be changing that up, I did not know about there being newer version. Thank you for your suggestions!

 

I have updated the OP to reflect more updated version

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