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CPU for Nvidia 2080

Which cpu can be paired up with the 2080 without slowing down the 2080 video card? Which is the lowest class cpu that can be paired up with the 2080?
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While Ryzen 3000 *may* finally match Intel in gaming, it's by no means a guaranteed thing. I think that if Zen 2 could really outperform the likes of the 8700K, 9700K, and 9900K, AMD would be teasing it big time by now.

Right now, with that $900+ video card, you'd be best served getting a current Intel i7 9700K or i9 9900K if gaming is your main concern. You could get good performance with AMD's current parts and save money, but you wouldn't be getting the very most out of that graphics card.
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You're already overpaying for the 2080, might as well overpay for a 9700k or 9900k lol.
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What what monitor are you getting? CPU matters way less higher than 1080p.
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Dpack22 wrote: What what monitor are you getting? CPU matters way less higher than 1080p.
close to 4k monitor, but not quite:
LG - 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

What would you guys recommend for a gaming monitor?
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What's a recommended mobo for the i7 9700K and 2080, for light to medium overclocking, and for 2080 which are the good models for decent prices that will allow the user decent overclocks?
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badOne wrote: What's a recommended mobo for the i7 9700K and 2080, for light to medium overclocking, and for 2080 which are the good models for decent prices that will allow the user decent overclocks?
Gaming grade Z370 with good VRM's or a Z390. Brand is dependent on what you like. I like Gigabyte & ASRock. (GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO or ELITE model) around the $230 mark. Solid boards, good VRM's.
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heyyahblah wrote: Gaming grade Z370 with good VRM's or a Z390. Brand is dependent on what you like. I like Gigabyte & ASRock. (GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO or ELITE model) around the $230 mark. Solid boards, good VRM's.
Didn't asus have issues with their fake 8 phase VRMS or something? I remember Gigabyte had the best available at the time, although their bios wasn't great.

Generally MSI and Asus make the best graphics cards, but I don't think there's a wrong choice.

Actually if you get the FE that is the wrong choice. Make sure its third party and you'll be gucci.

Most importantly don't forget your anti-static wristband when you're assembling the PC.
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badOne wrote: close to 4k monitor, but not quite:
LG - 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

What would you guys recommend for a gaming monitor?
I'll speak antidotally, but my go-to recommondation would be one of the following.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q

Acer Predator 27" WQHD NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display

I have the Acer, I literally can't recommend anything else after buying it.

I have a GTX 1070 and it can drive the frame-rate pretty well, but with an RTX 2080 you should have no issue getting consistent 144fps if you tune your graphics right.G-Sync isn't required, but it absolutely makes the experience that much better. Pair that with a 4ms response time and an IPS panel and you've got yourself a monitor that won't disappoint.

144hz gaming is orders of magnitude better the 60hz gaming, but be careful because once you've made the switch over it's very hard to deal with anything else.
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badOne wrote: close to 4k monitor, but not quite:
LG - 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

What would you guys recommend for a gaming monitor?
At 1440p you're mostly bound by the GPU anyway so I really wouldn't sweat the CPU too much. Anything from a 2600X/9700K or above will be more than adequate.

If you really want to spend some money and not worry about your CPU for 4-5 years then get a 9900K or the 3900X when it comes out.
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Thanks for the responses! This is in American dollars and no, this isn't for me Im helping some one for his gaming build. The AS5 thermal paste consider that removed as the heatsink already has something better included.

This is the build so far: Comments?
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Looks like a baller system to me . Especially the $250+ for a case. Haha.
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badOne wrote: Thanks for the responses! This is in American dollars and no, this isn't for me Im helping some one for his gaming build. The AS5 thermal paste consider that removed as the heatsink already has something better included.

This is the build so far: Comments?
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Case is overpriced imo. Lots of cases half that price with great performance.

Get rid of 2.5” ssd. Get an NVMe instead. Will be 4-5x faster

Edit also maybe look for something different on the speaker front. Probably better options with a powered 2.1 setup from audio engine or something similar.
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ok thanks for the ideas! The guy buying this has 2nd thoughts because 4k frames rates aren't even 60fps for this rig. I think he needs the 2080ti to get closer to 60pfs but that would increase price substantially.

I think he will hold off on any purchase until after AMD makes its move some time this year with new cards.
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badOne wrote: Thanks for the responses! This is in American dollars and no, this isn't for me Im helping some one for his gaming build. The AS5 thermal paste consider that removed as the heatsink already has something better included.

This is the build so far: Comments?
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Anyway you could convince him to save $140 and just buy a $5 key from ebay of W10 Pro? I mean its RFD afterall ... Nice choice on PSU and good pick for the memory. Samsung Die's. I like high end G.Skill. Also, I'm not sure about his workload but i7-8700K > i7 9700K because they cripped H/T. If you can find 8700K cheaper or similar cost, myself would opt for that processor. I myself was being stupid and debating i9-9900K until I struck a deal for a i7-8086K cpu.
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Dpack22 wrote:
Most importantly don't forget your anti-static wristband when you're assembling the PC.
You're stuck in the past old man Face With Tears Of JoyFace With Tears Of Joy it's all about anti-static shoes now ....
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heyyahblah wrote: Anyway you could convince him to save $140 and just buy a $5 key from ebay of W10 Pro? I mean its RFD afterall ... Nice choice on PSU and good pick for the memory. Samsung Die's. I like high end G.Skill. Also, I'm not sure about his workload but i7-8700K > i7 9700K because they cripped H/T. If you can find 8700K cheaper or similar cost, myself would opt for that processor. I myself was being stupid and debating i9-9900K until I struck a deal for a i7-8086K cpu.
thanks a good idea! He chickened out and isn't buying squat. But i'll relay this to him for next time
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badOne wrote: Thanks for the responses! This is in American dollars and no, this isn't for me Im helping some one for his gaming build. The AS5 thermal paste consider that removed as the heatsink already has something better included.

This is the build so far: Comments?
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Window 10 Pro is $3 to $5 on eBay. Otherwise decent.

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