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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 07:46 AM
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No, I think the 8700K is the best choice for the price and the performance. It's better than the 9600K, and can be overclocked to be better than the 9700K, and your average frametimes will be better as well thanks to HyperThreading.

I recommend replacing the motherboard with the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO. It has a much better PCB, and the VRM is top-notch.

I don't know anything about the 550W Rosewill CAPSTONE PSUs today. They were at one time a damn good PSU, but today's version is probably crap. I was gone from OCN for about a year, and before I left, they were no longer good or safe to recommend. I recommend the Corsair RM550x because you can get it for $79.99. I can also recommend the 550W SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold for $74.99, but with how much better the Corsair RM550x is and with its good price, I won't recommend anything else.

I want that monitor dammit. Argh.


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CPU
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage)
Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850)
GPU
MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Titanium 8G
RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9
Hard Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS)
Hard Drive
3 TB Toshiba P300 (D: drive)
Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner
Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner
Power Supply
Corsair RM550x
Cooling
Thermaltake Frio
Case
CM 690
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Monitor
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC)
Keyboard
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO
Mouse
Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate
Mousepad
It's just a mousepad
Audio
X-Fi Titanium HD
Audio
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable speaker wires)
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