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DerekSJ 1 month ago

Hi guys!

This is my first time posting here and I am currently planning to build a new PC (first time doing that as well). I have done a little bit of research already and I have my eyes on a RTX 2070 as a gpu that I want and my preference for a cpu would be an i7. I already have all the extra stuff like a headset, keyboard, and mouse, so no need to take those into account.

Any suggestions for a complete set of parts for me including a good high refresh rate monitor, RTX 2070 and an i7? My budget is as stated in the title already: $2000 CAD. Appreciate it!

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LIVE_AMMO 3 points 1 month ago

From one member to another: WELCOME! :)

  • operating system needed?

  • wifi needed?

Just a side note: for gaming whether you opt for the i7-9700K or i5-9600K, both options allow for parallel gaming performance. No doubt the 2 additional cores on the i7 do make a nice future-proofer but not necessary as 6-cores are more than sufficient.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $329.00 @ Powertop
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler $51.09 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Kingston - A1000 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $56.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.99 @ Powertop
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $668.50 @ Vuugo
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full - USB 32/64-bit $129.00 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG240VC 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $279.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2028.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 16:05 EDT-0400

If you can push the budget a little higher:

  • a SEMI-modular PSU for easier cable management and 650W should overclocking be of interest: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qn7v6h/seasonic-focus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fm

  • If overclocking the H7 cooler will allow for some moderate-2-high OC, although if you want to hit 5.0 Ghz, a beefier $100 cooler will get you there

  • Maybe a 500GB SSD for the boot drive and a few gaming titles. Doesn't help with gaming performance but does allow for some faster game load times. Or ditch, the secondary HD and opt for a 1TB SSD. You can always add a second storage device (HD) later when needed whether you opt for 500GB/1TB SSD

DerekSJ submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Appreciate your help! And yea I realize I shouldn't limit myself to looking at only i7s. What do you mean by wifi needed? Sorry if it's a stupid question lol because to my understanding desktops only use ethernet?

LIVE_AMMO 2 points 1 month ago

I updated the above parts recommendation with a few footnotes should the budget allow.

Wifi is available on desktops too, either wifi integrated motherboards or a seperate wifi PCIE card. Although, if you have easy access to ethernet, that's undoubtedly the best option to go with for streamlined bandwidth and lowest chances of interference. Unfortunately for me, my router is in a second room and running ethernet along the hall-way makes the wife mad and the kids a chance to pull on something lol hence having to rely on wifi (decent performance though with the odd drawbacks here and there).

mark5916 3 points 1 month ago

With an i7, but it's $124 over. ¯\(ツ)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $432.50 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $70.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.99 @ Powertop
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $668.50 @ Vuugo
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full - USB 32/64-bit $129.00 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG240VC 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $279.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2124.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 16:19 EDT-0400
SytherTyler 2 points 1 month ago

It's a little overbudget but it's a great build. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $329.00 @ Powertop
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler $99.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.00 @ Canada Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $90.75 @ shopRBC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.99 @ Powertop
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $668.50 @ Vuugo
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply EVGA - B3 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Canada Computers
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120mm Fan $13.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120mm Fan $13.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Monitor AOC - G2590FX 24.5" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $249.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2079.08
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2059.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 16:06 EDT-0400
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DerekSJ submitter 1 point 1 month ago

This is in pounds tho isn't it?

mark5916 2 points 1 month ago

lol, it was in pounds. Sorry! :-P

That's why i deleted it.

DerekSJ submitter 1 point 1 month ago

haha all good