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Hi everyone!! It's about almost 10 years since my last build here and now I need to build a new one. This build is going to be used by me and my wife. My wife is a camera freak as well as using Adobe PS, premier, go pro to edit videos and using raw pics.. I have not been into gaming for very long time now so this build is going to be emphasized on my wife. I also use PS as well. I will be overclocking this build, but not to the extreme. This is what I have come up with thus far, any suggestions on ram would be helpful as I think I will be installing 32gb's.

MB - https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Z390-AORUS-LGA1151-Motherboard/dp/B07HS4PQWK

RAM - https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232560

CPU - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005404P9...&colid=ULIU0P0G9VK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

AIO -https://www.amazon.com/Radiator-Advanced-Lighting-Software-compatible/dp/B077FZPCRH

M.2 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CGGP7S...&colid=ULIU0P0G9VK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

GPU - https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/rtx-2070-super/

Case - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...d-Glass-Mid-Tower-Gaming-Case/p/CC-9011133-WW

PSU - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...its-Advanced/RMx-Series-White/p/CP-9020188-NA

Thank you all in advance for any help or suggestions...:thup:
 
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trents

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For intended purposes, looks like good choices to me. GSkill is a very popular brand of RAM around here and the GSkill evo series is very popular for flash storage. 3600 mhz. is a sweet spot for performance without any compatibility issues for the RAM. you still need a PSU. EVGA Super Nova G3 650 watts is what I would recommend.

I would certainly recommend two Windows user profiles over two m.2 boot drives. Easier and less expensive. If you go with two boot drives you will have to hit the bios hot key every time to choose the correct boot drive. That could be confusing to your wife unless she is a techy. You certainly want to look at a large platter-based drive in addition to the m.2 for storage of all those pics. And you do realize, don't you, that m.2 comes in SATA form and also PCIe (NVME), the latter giving much faster boot times.
 
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Keithn

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Quite powerful build. I don't know why you want to go with I9 as i7 is quite powerful process, and give best price to performance ratio.
 
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For intended purposes, looks like good choices to me. GSkill is a very popular brand of RAM around here and the GSkill evo series is very popular for flash storage. 3600 mhz. is a sweet spot for performance without any compatibility issues for the RAM. you still need a PSU. EVGA Super Nova G3 650 watts is what I would recommend.

I would certainly recommend two Windows user profiles over two m.2 boot drives. Easier and less expensive. If you go with two boot drives you will have to hit the bios hot key every time to choose the correct boot drive. That could be confusing to your wife unless she is a techy. You certainly want to look at a large platter-based drive in addition to the m.2 for storage of all those pics. And you do realize, don't you, that m.2 comes in SATA form and also PCIe (NVME), the latter giving much faster boot times.

Thanks for your reply trents.. Highly appreciated!!

I will take a look at the gskill rams. Do you have a choice for reference in mind, in 32gb's? I will be pulling the PSU from my last build that will work, along with the 2 1TB WD 7200's and yes, I did read on the sata / pcie nvme.. I hope I picked the correct one above which will be used for Win 10 and apps...

Quite powerful build. I don't know why you want to go with I9 as i7 is quite powerful process, and give best price to performance ratio.

Thank you Keithn for your reply!!

Yes, I was going that route, but with the new i9 I get 8 cores / 16 threads which I think will perform much better when using AVX platforms such as PSP and PS working on raw pics at the same time..
 
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Mr. Roboto

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You also may want to consider the new Nvidia RTX 2060. Similar performance at $150 bucks less. A 2070 can also be had for the price of the 1070ti and should outperform it.
 

Keithn

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Quite powerful build. I will suggest you to go with 2070 or 2080 instead of 1070ti.
 

Bill_Bright

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Something with the same specs as RAM listed on the motherboard's memory QVL.

I don't see a PSU listed. Once you have selected all your components, including the graphics solution, then pick your PSU. Don't try to trim the budget with a cheap PSU. You don't buy a new Porsche then fill it up with watered down fuel from the corner Tobacco and Bait Shop. I like Seasonic and EVGA - at least Bronze rated, preferably Gold.

I also don't see an OS listed. Understand, by far, the vast majority of Windows license are NOT "legally" transferable to new computers. If your current license in an OEM license, or an "upgrade" to an OEM license, it cannot "legally" be transferred to a new computer under any circumstances. So unless you have a "full retail" license and will be uninstalling that from any old computer, you need to budget for a new Windows license too. Of course, with your desire to have more than 4GB of RAM, you need to make sure it is a 64-bit license.
 

maxfly

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take a look at these gskill modules. currently the 1st link is the best bang for your buck 16gb modules. if you want rgb thats affordable i would check out the 2nd and 3rd link. if your a memory ocer and want the best of the best 16gb modules go with the b-die ddr4 3200 c14 modules in whatever flavor you prefer(rgb vs no lights) 4th and 5th link. the price jump is really steep for the 16gb b-die modules that oc well.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232091
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232748
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236454
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232376
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232560
 
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joescastle
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Just got home from work and have not had time to catch here, so forgive my tardiness....

If you want glitz and light and money is no object, go with GSkill Trident Z: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIACVB70Z6139

If you want subdued, reasonable price and functional: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232741

Yes, I will prefer RGB...

You also may want to consider the new Nvidia RTX 2060. Similar performance at $150 bucks less. A 2070 can also be had for the price of the 1070ti and should outperform it.

For video card I would go with RTX 2070. It has the new ray tracing.

Quite powerful build. I will suggest you to go with 2070 or 2080 instead of 1070ti.

I think I'm going to leave the GPU for last to see how many golden eggs are left, and then I will decide on which to get...

Something with the same specs as RAM listed on the motherboard's memory QVL.

I don't see a PSU listed. Once you have selected all your components, including the graphics solution, then pick your PSU. Don't try to trim the budget with a cheap PSU. You don't buy a new Porsche then fill it up with watered down fuel from the corner Tobacco and Bait Shop. I like Seasonic and EVGA - at least Bronze rated, preferably Gold.

I also don't see an OS listed. Understand, by far, the vast majority of Windows license are NOT "legally" transferable to new computers. If your current license in an OEM license, or an "upgrade" to an OEM license, it cannot "legally" be transferred to a new computer under any circumstances. So unless you have a "full retail" license and will be uninstalling that from any old computer, you need to budget for a new Windows license too. Of course, with your desire to have more than 4GB of RAM, you need to make sure it is a 64-bit license.

There are sooo many to choose from in the QVL :bang head and prefer to hear from real life experiences.. I have this PSU in my old rig that I think should work, but I have to agree with you on not trimming on pwr.. All though I am an avid fisherman and love the bait shop... :clap::salute: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...-Certified-Modular-Power-Supply/p/CMPSU-850HX
I do have an OEM Win 10 pro 64bit installed on all my builds and one of them are dead. I will first call Microsoft to see if they will let me reinstall and if not, then I will purchase another...

take a look at these gskill modules. currently the 1st link is the best bang for your buck 16gb modules. if you want rgb thats affordable i would check out the 2nd and 3rd link. if your a memory ocer and want the best of the best 16gb modules go with the b-die ddr4 3200 c14 modules in whatever flavor you prefer(rgb vs no lights) 4th and 5th link. the price jump is really steep for the 16gb b-die modules that oc well.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232091
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232748
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236454
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232376
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232560

Thanks maxfly... Were I work they have a motto "The Best or Nothing".. So if Im going to build it, I want the build to last and to be very fast to boot and run through apps quickly.... So I started to question the MB I have selected above. If I am going to pay just under $200 for it then there has got to be something much better for what my wife and I need it for as I stated in my first post.. I can see there are not many places were it is available like amazon, newegg and I'm starting to leen towards something with more vrm's... So I'm looking at other options now as far as MB is concern..
 
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EarthDog

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I reviewed the AORUS Master... check out the front page. ;)

Both a quite solid boards. Honestly, the difference between most is going to be features (get what you need), appearance, and price. You'll run out of cooling before you run out of board in most cases.

Memory is memory for you, honestly. Just grab some 2x16GB DDR4 3200-3400 MHz sticks and you will be fine. Don't pay the premium for more as it won't help terribly much, even for what your uses are.
 
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joescastle
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I read that one. I also saw the 50+ and was kinda intrigued with the meg ace. The more I read, the more I want to build. But for now, I will build for the wifee's needs... Thank you EarthDog!!
 
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joescastle
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Hi all! How time flies as you get older. :-/.. I have updated my order list in my original post above and pulled the trigger. I should be getting everything in the week and a half and can't wait to start the new build. Thanks to all above for your help.
 

Bill_Bright

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Great. Now I recommend you visit your motherboard's webpage and download the manual. You can do the same for the case and other components. Then read through it to become familiar with the safety precautions (like ESD control), mounting, port and connector locations, etc.

Pay particular attention to the front panel I/O header on the motherboard and then the front panel connectors for the case. Sadly, there is no industry standard for how the power and Reset switches, power LED, drive activity indicator LED and other connectors are labeled. Reading, comparing and sorting that out now can mitigate frustration later when you might be in a hurry to get it all put together.

Note that cases are designed to support 1000s of different motherboards. So, it is common for cases to have more motherboard mounting points than boards have mounting holes. A common mistake by the less experienced and distracted pros alike is to insert one or more extra standoffs in the case under the motherboard. The result ranges from "nothing" (everything works perfectly) to "intermittent problems" to "nothing" (as in nothing works at all :(). So again, becoming familiar with the motherboard and case before they actually arrive might save you from frustrations later.

I recommend you do the same with your PSU manual. Sadly, there is no industry standard for how modular power supply cables are labeled. There isn't even a standard for the connectors on the PSU side of the cables. This is not a problem for the large 24-pin or SATA power connectors. But you don't want to confuse the extra motherboard/CPU/PCIe cables. And because there is no standard for the PSU side of the cables, they are not interchangeable with other modular supplies. This is even true among some supplies of the same brand! :( So be sure to label and store any unused cables separately from any unused cables from any other modular supplies you might own. And keep them safe and separate... ...forever! If you lose one, there's no guarantee in 5 years you will be able to find a compatible replacement.
 
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Thanks, Bill. I have been reading up on some things as I still wait for the case and PSU to arrive next week.