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    New build advice and suggestions

    I want to build a new PC for gaming and work and I am having a hard time deciding.
    It's also been a while since I've done this so I'm kinda out of the loop (or so it feels this way) when it comes to new hardware.
    I usually don't change my PC too often so I'd like to go with something that will last for a few years. This is also the reason I haven't set a budget yet.
    This is what I've come up with so far.

    • Case: Be quiet! Dark Base 900, FullTower + some extra Be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm PWM fans if needed
    • Power Supply: Corsair RMi Series RM750i, 80 PLUS® Gold, 750 W, PFC Activ, ATX 2.4
    • Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS X HERO, Socket 1151
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Coffee Lake, 3.70GHz, 12M, Socket 1151
    • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15
    • Video Card: ASUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti STRIX, 11GB GDDR5X, 352-bit
    • SSD: Samsung 860 EVO, 1TB, SATA III, M.2
    • HDD: SEAGATE IronWolf NAS 2TB, 5900rpm, SATA3, 64MB (I already have this and didn't use it at all and since it's all about storage...)
    • Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB DDR4, 3000MHz, CL16, Dual Channel
    • Monitor: PG27VQ vs PG278QR (not sure which one but I'd like to go 2K)


    Any thoughts? Is there something I'm missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daydr3am3r View Post
    I want to build a new PC for gaming and work and I am having a hard time deciding.
    It's also been a while since I've done this so I'm kinda out of the loop (or so it feels this way) when it comes to new hardware.
    I usually don't change my PC too often so I'd like to go with something that will last for a few years. This is also the reason I haven't set a budget yet.
    This is what I've come up with so far.

    • Case: Be quiet! Dark Base 900, FullTower + some extra Be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm PWM fans if needed
    • Power Supply: Corsair RMi Series RM750i, 80 PLUS® Gold, 750 W, PFC Activ, ATX 2.4
    • Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS X HERO, Socket 1151
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Coffee Lake, 3.70GHz, 12M, Socket 1151
    • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15
    • Video Card: ASUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti STRIX, 11GB GDDR5X, 352-bit
    • SSD: Samsung 860 EVO, 1TB, SATA III, M.2
    • HDD: SEAGATE IronWolf NAS 2TB, 5900rpm, SATA3, 64MB (I already have this and didn't use it at all and since it's all about storage...)
    • Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB DDR4, 3000MHz, CL16, Dual Channel
    • Monitor: PG27VQ vs PG278QR (not sure which one but I'd like to go 2K)


    Any thoughts? Is there something I'm missing?
    I went with very similar built. i have the pg289q!! ips panel is very good imo.

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    Hi daydr3am3r

    It looks good, if I were to change anything probably the psu and ram.

    EVGA Supernova 750w platinum - 10 year warranty
    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supernov...s=750+platinum

    Corsair Vengeance LPX, is low profile for the NH-D15
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-863-_-Product

    Everything else looks good, if you shop around you can get a 34 inch 3440x1440 100Hz monitor for just over 500.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsGucci-1921 View Post
    I went with very similar built. i have the pg289q!! ips panel is very good imo.
    PG289Q? You mean 279? https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG279Q/ I couldn't find any 289.
    Anyway, this was also on my list but I kept hearing about people returning it because of the backlight bleeding problems.

    To be honest choosing a monitor was the hardest part of all. I'm afraid the TN panel ones will have horrible colors and angles (I am kinda used to this however since I only had one IPS monitor and the rest were TFT and TNs) but I'm also afraid of the backlight bleeding problems. Sure, I could return it any time but I'd like to avoid this.

    Do you experience any problems regarding those issues or due to the 4ms response time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Hi daydr3am3r

    It looks good, if I were to change anything probably the psu and ram.

    EVGA Supernova 750w platinum - 10 year warranty
    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supernov...s=750+platinum

    Corsair Vengeance LPX, is low profile for the NH-D15
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-863-_-Product

    Everything else looks good, if you shop around you can get a 34 inch 3440x1440 100Hz monitor for just over 500.00.
    Thanks for the tip. I never thought the NH-D15 could be so big so I never considered low profile memory.
    Any thoughts on 32GBs? I'm still not sure if I should get 16 or 32 GBs.

    I already considered a 34" 4K monitor but I have some problems with ultra wide displays. Besides I have some bad experience with 4K scaling on Windows so I thought 2K is more than enough on 27".

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    In my humble opinion, if you're looking for a build to last a couple years, then the one you chosen isn't the case. However, if you intend on overclocking your cpu/ram, it's a good option. If you decide to purchase a solid PC, check out my specification's, for example. You'll get an idea this way. If you shall choose an central processing unit with 16 core's & up, Intel or AMD, it doesn't matter. I assure you that. When it come's to random access memory, allocate all slot's, to use the full potential of your motherboard, it'll be up to 128 gigabytes, that's if you decide on a serious cpu Yes, you may overclock Intel's or AMD's awesome multi-core's cpu's, however, you will need proper cooling and that would be liquid only. Overclocking with air cooling, mean's short-term life cycle on components.
    In the end, deciding on this specific build, require's particular budget, moreover, rest assured, you will never go back to cheap cpu's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AS185 View Post
    In my humble opinion, if you're looking for a build to last a couple years, then the one you chosen isn't the case. However, if you intend on overclocking your cpu/ram, it's a good option. If you decide to purchase a solid PC, check out my specification's, for example. You'll get an idea this way. If you shall choose an central processing unit with 16 core's & up, Intel or AMD, it doesn't matter. I assure you that. When it come's to random access memory, allocate all slot's, to use the full potential of your motherboard, it'll be up to 128 gigabytes, that's if you decide on a serious cpu Yes, you may overclock Intel's or AMD's awesome multi-core's cpu's, however, you will need proper cooling and that would be liquid only. Overclocking with air cooling, mean's short-term life cycle on components.
    In the end, deciding on this specific build, require's particular budget, moreover, rest assured, you will never go back to cheap cpu's.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it. I'm curious though, why do you believe this will get dated that fast?

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    The Maximus X series are one generation old as the Maximus XI boards and 9700k - 9900k have been released.

    But the Hero X, 8700k and your 1080 Ti at 2k will last quite a while, you can expect 100+ FPS with the highest game settings, no antialiasing.

    16GB of ram is enough for gaming, I'd only go 32GB if you need it for work.

    Check my specs

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    Memory 3200MHz, Chipset Z390. Processor decide between i7-8700K and i9-9900K.
    i9-9900K is disappoint for me.
    I never have big demands for processors. From i7-3700K I request 4.5GHz stable I got 4.8GHz,
    Lack of watercooling save him from 5.0GHz Prime95 stable.
    From i7-5820K I had demand to work on default voltage on 4.0GHz and to be stable on 4.5GHz, they were capable.
    i9-9-7900X my vision was to work stable on 4.5GHz all cores default voltage and they can and could be OC even more.
    From i9-9900K I request only 5.0GHz stable on all clocks on default voltage. And he fail and need a lot of voltage, it's hottest Intel CPU Ever.
    And plus I saw sanding of die, you hear me good, sanding die with sand paper.

    They didn't use same soldered method, and they made some mistake obvious and now blame people becasue they asked solder.
    Like we are crazy. Why i7-6950X is not so hot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daydr3am3r View Post
    PG289Q? You mean 279? https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG279Q/ I couldn't find any 289.
    Anyway, this was also on my list but I kept hearing about people returning it because of the backlight bleeding problems.

    To be honest choosing a monitor was the hardest part of all. I'm afraid the TN panel ones will have horrible colors and angles (I am kinda used to this however since I only had one IPS monitor and the rest were TFT and TNs) but I'm also afraid of the backlight bleeding problems. Sure, I could return it any time but I'd like to avoid this.

    Do you experience any problems regarding those issues or due to the 4ms response time?
    My mistake. I meant ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. I went through the trouble of returning 6 different monitor. This one had the less black light bleed compared to all the other monitor I tried. The setting i use for the monitor is in racing mode. Brightness = 15; Contrast = 50; R=97, G=93, B=100. Pairing the monitor with the 1080 is very nice for gaming. Im still waiting for my 2080 ti pre order to arrive.

    You can check out my build and compare. I went with the corsair power supply because their warranty is better than Evga. Corsair would replace the unit with a brand new unit if anything would to happen instead of Evga refurbish unit. Memories, I went with the Corsair LOW Profile 32g kit to fit the cpu fan and 32g would future proof my system for what I need.
    Last edited by itsGucci-1921; 10-25-2018 at 06:52 PM.

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