It's holding up very well, hardly breaks 70c even when gaming.
About that, got it on Amazon during Prime Day. Incredible deal. Got the case for $130 then as well.
1) It was on sale for the price of a 550w one. :)
2) It leaves room to upgrade (I will get a better GPU at some point, those can be power hungry).
Pre-applied thermal paste comes on many aftermarket coolers as well, and it is fine.
There are some monitors that are good at both, but they are expensive:
No problem, checking on the case, it looks like you will need to mount the AIO in the front. With the 3 case fans pulling cool air in, and the big 3 fan AIO blowing hot air out the front, you should be set. The configuration would be something like in this build (it uses your case): https://pcpartpicker.com/b/CPQZxr
Very nice build. As for heat, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X has slightly better thermals than the 3900X from what I've seen, so your big AIO should handle it nicely. I'd say you could get away with just 3 case fans plus the AIO and not have any heat issues. Try to have the AIO exhaust out the top of the case (if it fits there, may not). Then have two case fans in the front and one in the back. If you need to mount the AIO in the front, use a pull configuration to exhaust out the front (fans in front of the radiator). Then have two case fans at the top and one in the back.
With your RTX 2070 Super I'd get a good 27" - 32" 1440p monitor. Any of these would work well:
Should be fine.
I named mine the "Magic Murder Box". It's an obscure reference to the "Magic Murder Bag" from the Venture Brothers TV show as well as referencing the fact that I play a lot of shooter games. :)
Overall, the temps look good (as would be expected with your CPU and cooler). As for the odd temp spike, I'd check what processes are running when it happens. It looks like something CPU intensive is getting triggered. Good Luck.
Make sure your Motherboard has the latest drivers installed.
I'd go for the LG, but check the reviews for yourself.
I'd wait for imminent holiday sales, but of the two you mention, I'd get the LG. Good luck!
As Gilroar stated, it depends on the game and FPS you want with it. In general, the higher the resolution, the lower FPS you will get with a given GPU.
You may want to spend a few bucks to upgrade from the stock CPU cooler to a better one (could get something significantly better for under $50). Otherwise, looks solid to me. Good luck!
FYI - an RTX 2080 ti will work with Free Sync and G- Sync monitors. Here are a few good 1440 ones under $600:
Short answer: Yes - it is good for competitive gaming.
There was a rumor going around that frame sync (G-Sync, Free Sync) caused significant input lag and was bad for pro FPS gaming, etc., but it has been debunked.
Any of these would work well:
An RTX 2080 Super paired with a 3700X will work VERY well for 1440p gaming. There are many options that won't cost $1000. Do you have a preference on size / width (wide vs ultra-wide)?
There is very little support for displays of this format (32x9), so keep that in mind.
What GPU do you have?
I had this trouble building my new system this Summer (shortly after the 2080 Super came out). I ended up getting a regular RTX 2080 (but a really good one) on sale at a great price since the newer model had just come out. Considering the small difference in performance, that might be the way to go for you as well.
It is not a high-end panel, the price alone tells that. It isn't bad, but they obviously cut some corners and the quality control isn't very good (check the reviews). I'd call it low side of mid-tier. If you get lucky and get one that's in good shape, it should work out fine, but be prepared to return it since it may have some defects (seems to have ~15% DOA rate). I'd get it from Amazon, they are great about returns.
I'd go with the AOC CQ27G1, it's rated better.
From your list, for gaming, I'd go for the MSI Optix MPG27CQ.
I'd look at these -
Here is a good review of it: https://www.gamecrate.com/hands-on-samsung-crg5-low-budget-240hz-curved-gaming-monitor/23598
For ~$350, you can get a good quality 27" monitor. But first I must ask: What resolution and Hz are you aiming at? What GPU do you have?
If 1080 is good enough for you (and would look fine on a 24" display) then you can save money that way. However, that Samsung is decent, but I'd recommend this one (only slightly more expensive, but it is a better monitor with Display Port input to make full use of it's features):
True, such things can be very subjective. There are also many reviews and other info available from several sites on the Internet.
Just because Amazon shows that price doesn't mean it's not an error. The very odd amount ($6,706.52) is an indicator that something is wrong.
Very few curved 16x9 monitors made. This is a good one:
You need to sped at least $400 to $500 to get something decent. More for an ultrawide (which is worth it IMHO). As for brands, personally I like Dell (Alienware), MSI, and LG the best. Here are some good examples:
Decent ones ($400 to $500)
Great ones ($800 to $900):
I bet it's a mistake, that's not what the price is supposed to be.
HA HA HA - No! Wondering if that's a typo or something! :)
If you really want a good (expensive) monitor, this is it:
144hz @ 1440p is very possible with your RTX 2070 at an acceptable frame rate for most games at basic (or in some cases high) quality settings, so getting a monitor in that range is a good idea. The big question is, what's your budget for it?
You will want a better GPU. What's your budget?
These are great 1440p, 144hz monitors (but they cost more):
I agree, a 2070 Super would work very well for what he wants to play, and the B450 Tomahawk is an excellent inexpensive MB. That said, all this will end up costing a bit more than his original list.
4ft. is unusually far away for a monitor. I'd have it closer. As for ultrawide resolution, the typical these days is 3440 x 1440. That's great for gaming.
This is a pretty good design for the price. As for AAA games, that might be pushing it at bit, even at lower quality settings. What resolution do you plan to game at? If you go with 1080p, it will probably work OK for most games.
I'd go with #1 (the ultrawide LG). It would be great for gaming and productivity use.
Some things to keep in mind for Black Friday:
I've never played Fortnite, so I don't know if that's the way it is. Do you see this effect when playing other games or watching videos?
This actually depends on MANY MANY factors, the most significant of which are your GPU and just what games you want to get up to 240hz with. Are you doing competitive FPS?
All good options, also this:
This issue is most likely game specific. I play several games where the game is full screen on one monitor and I have other things on another monitor and I don't get the issue you are seeing. I'd look to see if there are posts about this on-line for the game in question (Apex). There might be a way to get around it. Good luck.
I have an MSI gaming X trio RTX 2080 myself and I am very happy with it. As Radox-0 says, it's the one to get if you go with an RTX 2080. Just what you need in a graphics card depends on the resolution, frame rate, and type of games that you typically play. You should also get a card that can fully drive the capabilities of the monitor that you have, without going far beyond that or you're not getting the benefits of the better card.