new gaming pc build . your opinions , and sugustions


  1. Posts : 19
    windows 10
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    new gaming pc build . your opinions , and sugustions


    new gaming pc build . your opinions , and suggestions or changes can I play newest games set to max setings

    1 i7 8700k coffee lake 3.7 gig
    2 crucial ballistic sport lt 16 gig 2x8gb ddr4 3200 pc4 2560 cl16 dual channel
    3 corsair hydro h101 pro240mm rgb water cooler
    4 asus prime z390-a motherboard a lga 1151
    5 windows 10 home edition
    6 evga 2060 rtx sc ultra 8 gig with idle fan stop feature. if too hot will adj fan curve
    with their tool. fan will coe on at about 50c of in idle low use or gambing.
    7 Samsung 970 evo 1tb ssd primary hd
    8 1 Seagate 7200 3 tb sata hard drive
    9 sound blaster audgy rx pci surround sound
    10 evga 850 what g 80 plus gold
    11 cooler master- master case mc 500p 2 fans front 1 fan back and 2 fans on top from hydro cooler.
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  2. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    what resolution you plan on gaming at?
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  3. Posts : 19
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I am running 1920 times 1080. I know I over did it for this resolution. will get a new monitor running at 1440 later on but my Samsung monitor still really good. getting this build to run now and future games without updating again. my last computer build last 10 years and still going okay. so I don't replace a pc for a very long time
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  4. Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #4

    Looks good. Here's a few suggestions and tips:

    • For full RAM compatibility try to find your sticks in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for your motherboard. It may or may not be important for XMP to work or to be stable (2666< MHz is considered an overclock). I don't have any experience with Crucial RAM, only their drives, so I don't know personally. I know Intel is better than AMD when it comes to memory profiles and compatibility, but the QVL is a good idea if you want to be 100% sure.
    • You can almost get the same cooling on high quality air coolers - like the Noctua D15 - With the benefit of faster cooldowns, easier installations and maintenance than water coolers.
    • Z390 motherboards are not necessary for an i7 8700K. Unless you can get one for the same price, a Z370 will work fine for it. I guess one can argue that the VRMs are better on Z390's. If you're looking to keep the board and cpu for 10 years, I would suggest the i9 9900K for its 8/16 C/T for future-proofing. Gen 9 is just around the corner and it will most likely utilize 8c/16t.
    • If it is games you want to store to that Seagate drive, I would highly recommend a regular SATA SSD instead. HDDs are getting so obsolete now in gaming since you can get SSDs for like $100 per Terabyte now. No noise and overall better in everything, especially in open world games where there's a lot of data streaming. Games are getting higher quality assets and it will be harder for HDDs to keep up eventually, Star Citizen being a perfect example.
    • The RTX 2060 is good, but have you considered the SUPER version? or step it up to an RTX 2070 for 1440p? You're esentially paying more for raytracing on any RTX card. And if this is important to you, keep in mind that the RTX 2060 is the weakest with the fewest RT cores of the bunch. If it's not important to you then you could actually 'downgrade' to a GTX 1660 Ti while still being on a Turing-based gpu. It's a bit lower than the RTX 2060 in performance, but for 1080p it's fine. Hard to say for 1440p though.


    Usually I recommend to buy a computer for today, but since you want to keep the PC for a very long time without upgrading I think it might be better to put a higher budget into it in general. Have you considered AMD for your processor instead? Their 8 cores 16 threads Ryzen cpu's are really good for today and many years forward. Their motherboards are also on newer PCIe lanes.
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  5. Posts : 134
    Windows 10
       #5

    If you upgrade your computer every 10 years or so, I would suggest you better graphics card than 2060. Also you're paying more for just ray tracing technology which god knows if games will use it in the future or not, or will it be even important feature or not. I would suggest you to get 1080 TI instead. If it's beyond your budget, then try regular GTX 1080 and you can also buy used ones with cheaper price if budget isn't enough. But if you really want 2xxx series, than at least pick a better card than 2060.

    Also if you don't intend to overclock, you don't even need k processor.
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  6. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #6

    martyr said:
    I am running 1920 times 1080. I know I over did it for this resolution. will get a new monitor running at 1440 later on but my Samsung monitor still really good. getting this build to run now and future games without updating again. my last computer build last 10 years and still going okay. so I don't replace a pc for a very long time
    The 2060 will not do 1440p that well. I would invest in a better card if you can. 2060 or better yet 2070 super (roughly equialent to a 1080 Ti with ray tracing).
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