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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-01-2019, 12:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Need High End Build Ideas

I'm building this PC Mostly for Overclocking, Gaming and Streaming but want to be able to use editing software when need be. Budget is open for discussion but looking at making a high end machine.
So far i have the Geforce RTX 2080 TI Founders Edition and i9900k processor. These are the parts i already bought months ago and have been just sitting in a closet .
For Motherboard i believe i'm going with the Aorus Extreme Z390, unless someone can convince me otherwise. I need to know what Case(i typically like full towers but open for discusion) RAM , Harddrive, CPU Cooling, Etc; that you guys would add to my build. I've never built a full water cooling rig but i do like the self contained CPU coolers and such. Any ideas to help me speed up this build? thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-01-2019, 01:03 PM
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Case is really a personal preference thing but I will list a few that I think look nice.
be quiet! Dark Base 700 White Edition
Phanteks Enthoo Pro (or the Enthoo Elite if you like burning money)
Fractal Design Meshify S2

for RAM, G.SKILL TridentZ RGB or CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro are good flashy options assuming you want something with blinkenlights to match that motherboard.

Not much new in terms of spinning hard drives, just buy whatever capacity you need. If you don't need a ton of storage, you could go all SSD storage. If you have to have the best NVMe is what you are looking for. Samsung 970 Evo plus is a good option.

CPU cooling... I would stick with high end air or full custom loop... Custom loop is a lot of additional cost and time for designing layout and collecting parts though. My first and last closed loop cooler was a Antec Kuhler that I had on a first gen i7, so some others may chime in with suggestions for CLC's.

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64GB TridentZ 3200cl14
Hard Drive
WD Black SN750 with heatsink
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WD Black SN750
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Micron 5100 Pro (SATA m.2)
Optical Drive
LG Bluray drive
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EVGA 1200 P2
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Custom loop
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16GB Ripjaws 3200Mhz
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WD Blue 3D m.2
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Corsair AX760
Cooling
Custom loop with external MO-RA3
Case
InWin D-Frame Mini
CPU
i7 6700
Motherboard
MSI h270 tomahawk arctic
GPU
EVGA GTX 960 FTW 4GB
RAM
Basic 2133 16GB kit
Hard Drive
WD Black
Hard Drive
WD Gold
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Toshiba x300
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Quick suggestions in no particular order but for cases take a look at Phanteks, for the PSU either a Seasonic Focus Plus or a Prime Ultra wattage depends on the config of the other parts
For RAM take a look at Kingston, for HDD´s it depends on your use case and last cooling and forget about CLC coolers they are overrated and overhyped

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Edit: almost forgot but NVME is waste of money for gaming its only about a second faster so unless you can find an NVME driver cheaper than an AHCI based drive dont bother

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Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
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Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
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Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
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Seasonic Focus GX 650 watt
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Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-01-2019, 02:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys. This is possibly the build i'm going with(but still incomplete):



Intel i9 9900k
NZXT Kraken X72
Aorus Extreme mobo
Nvidia 2080 RTX TI Founders Edition
2 970 EVO Plus 1 TB SSD

WD Black 6 TB 7200 RPM HD G. Skill TridentZ RGB Series 32 GB 4 x 8 GB DDR4 3200 PC4 25600 Desktop Memory

How big of a PSU and are there any nice looking Full Towers? I might go with Mid but still debating.

Mostly using this system for Gaming and Streaming and some OC'ing but will do some Video/Photo Editing from time to time.
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If you want high-end and have money to throw around skip HDDs. You could do like a 500GB M.2 (or 1TB even) and then throw in a couple of 2.5" SSDs depending on how much more storage you want. 1TB SSDs (2.5") are like $100 these days so very affordable. Save yourself space, power and heat.

+1 for Corsair Vengeance RAM.

For me case is too dependent on personal preference to recommend.

CPU
7700k
Motherboard
ASUS Maximus IX Code
GPU
EVGA 2080Ti XC Gaming
RAM
Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB @ 3200
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO
Hard Drive
Crucial P1
Power Supply
Corsair RM750i
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Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 360MP
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EK-D5 G2 Pump
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Cuplex KRYOS Next VISION CPU waterblock
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EK-Vector RTX RGB waterblock + backplate
Cooling
Monsoon MMRS 250mm custom reservoir
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Monsoon Hardline PETG Tubing 1/2", 5/8"
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Thermaltake Core P5
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Windows 10 Pro
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Alienware AW3418DW
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Logitech G900
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BOSE QC35
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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-E
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Phanteks P600S/Fractal Design Meshify S2 would get my vote for case, and either a Corsair H150i Pro if you want an AIO or Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT/Noctua NHD-15 if you want to go air. If it's in your budget I'd probably skip both and go with an EK 280/360 kit, but $$$.

RAM, just find a B-Die kit from here that fits in your budget. https://benzhaomin.github.io/bdiefinder/

Motherboard I'd say look at the EVGA Z390 Dark.

Intel i9 9900K Coffee Lake @ X8 5309mhz (+47.5%)
AMD FX-8320 Vishera @ X4 5022mhz (+43.5%)
Intel i5 4690K Haswell @ X4 5013mhz (+43.2%)
AMD X4 960T Zosma @ X6 4870mhz (+62.3%)
Intel i7 6700 Skylake @ X4 4709mhz (+38.5%)
Intel i5 6400 Skylake @ X4 4588mhz (+69.9%)
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Quote: Originally Posted by Eric Milich View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. This is possibly the build i'm going with(but still incomplete):



Intel i9 9900k
NZXT Kraken X72
Aorus Extreme mobo
Nvidia 2080 RTX TI Founders Edition
2 970 EVO Plus 1 TB SSD

WD Black 6 TB 7200 RPM HD G. Skill TridentZ RGB Series 32 GB 4 x 8 GB DDR4 3200 PC4 25600 Desktop Memory

How big of a PSU and are there any nice looking Full Towers? I might go with Mid but still debating.

Mostly using this system for Gaming and Streaming and some OC'ing but will do some Video/Photo Editing from time to time.
Drop the CLC cooler the Noctua NH-U12A is better cooler and its less than half the price
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0187-_-Product

https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

As for the PSU it depends on what level of OC you will be pushing but since both the 9900K and the RTX 2080 Ti are massive power hogs i would say about a 750-850 watt

As for the Samsung 970 Evo its a waste of money for pure gaming so you can drop one of them if you wanted it to store games on

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Ryzen 3700x
Motherboard
Asrock x570 Taichi
GPU
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
RAM
G Skill TridentZ
Hard Drive
Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST14000NE0008
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf ST12000VN0007
Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST12000NE0007
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST16000NE000
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-U12S Chromax
Case
Phanteks Luxe 2
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
Monitor
LG 55C8
Keyboard
Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 with Cherry MX Silent
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
Mousepad
HyperX Fury S XL
Audio
Onkyo TX NR646
Audio
RHA L1 Dacamp
Audio
Sennheiser HD 599
Audio
Dali E 12 F
Audio
2x Dali Opticon 1
Audio
2x Dali Opticon 2
Audio
Dali Opticon Vokal
Other
Vegas MBA 60cm LED Strip
CPU
Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
GTX 1060 3 GB wth blower style cooler
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
Seasonic Focus GX 650 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
AOC 24G2U
Keyboard
Corsair Gaming STRAFE RGB Mechanical
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
Mousepad
Roccat Sense Metor
Audio
Sennheiser HD 598
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Mouse
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Corsair RAM for sure. Been using Corsair all my life and never had a problem with that brand.
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As for the Samsung 970 Evo its a waste of money for pure gaming so you can drop one of them if you wanted it to store games on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCDQaE9N-eo
What do you recommend i pair it with HD wise? is the WD Black 6 GB fine? Or should i add a regular SSD?
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If you have unlimited budget, I would do sliger cerebus x and cool it using with something like heatkiller mo-ra setup. Use either noctua a12x25 or arctic f12/p12 bionix as fans, heatkiller tube d5 with aquacomputer d5 next. The setup would enter your pc through an pcie g1/4 bracket (heatkiller sells also) with quick disconnect fittings (x2) at one end of the pcie g1/4 bracket and two qdc internally so you can easily swap parts. CPU block i would so use either the new aquacomputer one or the optimum pc ones. GPU block is heatkiller. Google and you see how people do such as setup. One Mo-ra cools lot of stuff. Would suggest soft tubing. Radiator Fan controller should be an aquereo 6.

Honestly, RAM and NVME brands makes no difference. The lastest generation of high end NVME drives are all so close its really about best deal at the time. Nvme speeds are impossible to fully use unless your file transferring between multiple NVME m.2 drives. RAM its all about is it samsung/micron ram b die and overclocking it. Other hardware i really don't think there is major difference and some of the stuff on expensive mothers are not necessarily useful for you. The key for z390 is power delivery (avoid asus cheap doubler solution) and vrm cooling. Rather invest into the the aesthetic side as thats the stuff you will use longer (for multiple builds) rather than parts as the new cpu's and gpu's in couple years will require new ram, motherboards at the least.

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