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.
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.
Thanks. Think I'll go with this kit: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/vengeance-lpx-black/p/CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
I believe it's the same you're using. And I've heard some good things about it.
About the CPU cooler, I've decided to go with Noctua NH-D15 since everyone keeps saying how good it is but frankly I'm a little paranoid about this. Is it a good choice or should I go with something else?
It looks good, if I were to change anything probably the psu and ram.
EVGA Supernova 750w platinum - 10 year warranty
Corsair Vengeance LPX, is low profile for the NH-D15
Everything else looks good, if you shop around you can get a 34 inch 3440x1440 100Hz monitor for just over 500.00.