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make a PC or buy this prebuilt? (~1600-1900 USD black friday build)

aojha
  • 5 months ago

Hello, first of all, let me answer these: - Budget: usd $1600-1900 - Location: USA - Use (gaming, rendering, etc): gaming/occasional streaming - Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): nope already have - Operating System required: nope, already have a hdd w/ windows on, will just stick that onto this build.

my goal within that budget is to do an aircooled build (with noctua dh15) using a i9 9900k and hopefully a rtx2080 with 16-32 gb of 3200mhz ram and a 750w gold psu. I think the rest is more or less irrelevant (maybe also a case that can fit the noctua fan).

Here's a prebuilt Im considering buying in exchange for not having to build one (laziness) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-supreme-liquid-cool-gaming-desktop-intel-core-i9-9900k-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-super-1tb-ssd-black/6362436.p?skuId=6362436

Obvious problems with that prebuilt (idk the mobo, ram is 2400mhz LAWL, my friend said something about the storage as well). Which should I do? buy this prebuilt or make one using parts from the coming black friday sale? For the range of the budget, I'm only considering a desktop itself, not including monitor/os/peripherals/etc.

If someone could also build a list fairly competitive to this within the given price range, I'd also appreciate that!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $471.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $63.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING Video Card $699.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro PTM 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1884.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 19:59 EST-0500

I was able to get a 9900k, the new black version of the cooler, the 2080S, and 32GB RAM, with a 750W Platnuim PSU in the budget.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

oh **** thanks for the quick reply, few questions for u:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bZNjp8

I made a list of my own, what do u think/any changes you'd make?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $471.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $649.49 @ Walmart
Case Lian Li LANCOOL ONE Digital ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1846.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 21:30 EST-0500

Cheaper SSD, and 650W is enough for the build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

650 enough even for OC on 9900k and the GPU?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The build at full power is 429W, so even with OC'ing may hit 475W. Not everything will run at 100% all the time.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Build it plz

it better

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I7 is the same as i9 except that the i9 has hyper threading While i would add peripherals to this list i dont know if you like steelseries stuff and i dont want to have a argument online about razer vs Steelseries or logi vs Steelseries

Anyway here is a good list for $1540 https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Wgxjp8

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a good PSU, that would be crazy for this build.

Also, why a B365 mobo for a 9700K?

case only has one fan as well.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the list -- but I wasn't looking for a micro-atx build (which is my fault cuz I didn't mention in my main post). I've heard that the i9 is better for playing + streaming, as compared to just playing. I wanted to future proof my build a little bit, so I figured I add that instead of the 9700k for pretty much another $150.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo are you gonna overclock your i9?

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