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Second Computer Build

wils26

2 months ago

Hello everyone!

My computer will be a cybersecurity / digital forensics lab and gaming. I am looking to build my first water cooling PC. I am wondering if AMD Ryzen 9 3950x is worth it or is Intel better? My last PC build was Intel. What are your opinions on the 2080 TIs? Also would a Nvidia graphics card work well with AMD cpus? Thanks for the help! You can also create part lists if you think there are better parts that I should look into.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor $749.00 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $131.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ATX AM4 Motherboard $599.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $194.99 @ Corsair
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.97 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.97 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.49 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1099.99 @ Best Buy
Case Thermaltake View 71 TG RGB Plus ATX Full Tower Case $561.81 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3721.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-05 11:51 EST-0500

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

First ouch on the price your paying for a motherboard.

For the 2080ti to me not worth the extra money over the 2080 super.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of getting the Asus Hero motherboard.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, nice build. To answer your first question, at that price point, get the i9-9900k for $479.99. It's waaaayy cheaper, for much better gaming performance. You should only use 3950x if you are doing serious 4k video rendering and editing. For 2080 TI's, ROG Strix is the way to go. It's the best in nearly every benchmark. Nvidia works well with everything, no worries there. Also, don't bother getting a hard drive. For $250, get a M.2 NVME drive, and then large SSD's. Finally, RAM. Get this. It's faster, and it looks nicer. Hope this helps! https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w3FKHx/gskill-trident-z-neo-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtznc

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/ZhJtt6,4xQG3C,qHNgXL/

Almost a 75% price increase for a 15% or so performance increase.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help!

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