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Need help with my first ever build

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Alex G.

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Hi!

I am planning to build my first gaming pc on my own and I am kind of scared of messing stuff up, like getting wrong/incompatible parts or connecting stuff in the wrong way and burning my new build to a crisp (-_-).

I did some research and put a list of parts that I would like to put together. I am aiming at $2000 and $2500 budget. (one of the main reasons why I am so anxious about messing up this build)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Gaming Motherboard)

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W ( + DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GT BK, CPU Air Cooler, SYNC RGB Fan, and RGB Black Top Cover, Cable or Motherboard Control Supported, 4 Heatpipes, 120mm RGB Fan, Universal Socket Solution)

GPU: Gigabyte GV-N207SWF3OC-8GD GeForce RTX 2070 Super Windforce OC 8G Graphics Card, 3X Windforce Fans, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, Video Card

Storage: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive (MZ-76Q1T0) V-NAND, SATA 6Gb/s, Quality and Value Optimized SSD and Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz C16 DDR4 DRAM Memory Kit – Black

PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 850W, BN643, Fully Modular, Power Supply

Monitor: BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor 144Hz 1440p 27 Inch IPS 1ms | HDRi , 95% DCI-P3 | 2.1 Channel Speaker & 5 Watt Subwoofer Metallic Base

I would really appreciate any advice/guidance/instructions that you could provide me with!

Thank you in advance!

:)
 

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Completely forgot to add the Case that I would like to get for all of that

I thought of getting > Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh Airflow ATX Mid-Tower with Polygonal Mesh Front Panel, Crystalline Tempered Glass, E-ATX up to 10.5", Three 120mm ARGB Fans & ARGB Lighting System
 

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I see no issues whatsoever. All Parts are compatible and will work smoothly together. The Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh will fit all of them.

Of course be sure to get a CPU Fan, as the 9900k does not come with one. BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4 is a great pick for cooling the i9 9900k.

What's the main use case?
 

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Oh you listed the DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GT. Yeah that will work but won't cool as well as the Dark Rock Pro 4 which just has more cooling performance.
 

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I see no issues whatsoever. All Parts are compatible and will work smoothly together. The Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh will fit all of them.

Of course be sure to get a CPU Fan, as the 9900k does not come with one. BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4 is a great pick for cooling the i9 9900k.

What's the main use case?
Thank you for the suggestion !! I was also curious If I have to go with 1000w PSU if I want to upgrade my pc in the future or will 850w suffice?

I have also received some suggestions regrading changing my CPU choice from i9-9900K to AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. Do you think I should do it or should I stick to my initial choice?
 

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Unless you change your Motherboard and can add more than 2 GPUs, you won't need a 1000W PSU, 850 is fine for your gaming use case.

As for 3900X vs 9900k you'll need to think about if you need more cores or higher clock speeds. For gaming in general higher clocks (9900k) is usually better, for other workloads such as rendering, more cores come in handy.
 

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Hey Alex, what's the price of the 9900K in your region? I ask because Intel's 10th Generation CPUs offer similar performance at lower prices. So, in this case, it'd be something like the Core i7 10700K.
 

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Hey Jerry! Thank you for your suggestion! It would cost me $440 to get i9-9900k in my region. i7-10700k, on the other hand, would cost me $340.

But doesn't it meant that I will have to change my motherboard since my current choice has LGA1151 and not LGA 1200?

I am gonna be honest here, this whole process of building a pc legitimate makes me anxious. There are so many details, parts, connections and etc which increases the probability of messing stuff up, whether it's purchasing components or putting all of the parts together... anyway...

I really appreciate your help and suggestions! :D
 

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Yep, that's correct :) You'll need a Z490 motherboard to pair with it instead. You can pick one out from here according to your budget - https://www.cgdirector.com/best-z490-motherboards-intel-10th-gen-cpus/

As for your question about going with a 3900X or a 9900K/10700K, as @Alex Glawion said, it depends on what you're doing. If, for example, you want to throw in some streaming or video editing for YouTube in addition to gaming, the 3900X is a great choice. But if you're mostly just gaming on your PC, I'd recommend going with a 10700K.

It's always hard when you're building the first time, but it's really simple once you get over that first hurdle of building one ;) You can always reach out for help on our forums if you're stuck, so go right ahead!
 
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