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twerk 12-19-2018 07:09 AM

Please sanity check my build
 
Hi all,

I'm in the process of putting together my first build since 2013. My current rig just isn't quite keeping up anymore. I've thrown together the following parts list:
  • CPU - Intel Core i7-9700K
  • CPU Cooler - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 (might wait for the black version of the Noctua NH-D15 due soon)
  • Motherboard - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro
  • Memory - 2 x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz
  • Storage - Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
  • Case - Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout
  • Power Supply - SeaSonic Prime Platinum 650W
  • GPU - EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra
I'm going for an all black theme. The rig will be for 1440p 144Hz gaming and some transcoding work (Handbrake). I also run a couple of development virtual machines so the 32GB of RAM is necessary.

Please do let me know if you have any suggestions or improvements. Thanks!

Gandlaf 12-19-2018 07:35 AM

A friend of mine struggled a lot with the stock cables on his seasonic platinum, their cables dont work right over 300w on a 2080ti.

If your card doesnt go over 300w after OC'ing you are fine. Otherwise, I'd look into a different PSU or add a proper PSU cable.

For referance, SeaSonic Prime Platinum power supplies come with 6pin to 6+2 PCI-E cables that caused issues for my friend. He replaced his cables with 8pin to 6+2pcie cables and then it worked just fine, but its something worth keeping in mind.
Cablemod kits should make it work perfectly.

shilka 12-19-2018 07:36 AM

Did you pick the old Prime or the newer Prime Ultra?

twerk 12-19-2018 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shilka (Post 27766752)
Did you pick the old Prime or the newer Prime Ultra?

Old Prime, it's £40 cheaper than the Ultra.

shilka 12-19-2018 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twerk (Post 27766798)
Old Prime, it's £40 cheaper than the Ultra.

So you are aware of the bulky capacitors on the cables?

twerk 12-19-2018 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shilka (Post 27766856)
So you are aware of the bulky capacitors on the cables?

I'll be using CableMod cables anyway, so it's not a worry.

Wihglah 12-19-2018 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twerk (Post 27767056)
I'll be using CableMod cables anyway, so it's not a worry.

The capacitors are there for a reason.


Build looks good though - have you considered Ryzen?

twerk 12-19-2018 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wihglah (Post 27767212)
The capacitors are there for a reason.

They reduce ripple, slightly. Removing them is not a huge issue.

AllenG 12-19-2018 01:14 PM

bigger power supply, you'll probably be maxing out a 650w under full load, especially if you plan to OC. Skip the old prime, go with a newer one. Even a gold rated one will do you solid.

go4life 12-19-2018 01:18 PM

Looks like a solid build overall. Would choose a larger PSU like a 850w though, then you have a bit more room to go on, and ready for power hungry future upgrades. Think a 650w will be cutting it close with everything OC'd.


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