donbrownzI understand you recommend a EVGA 750W G2 at $110 or SeaSonic Focus Plus 750W Gold $100 power supply.Thank you for the response. How do you come to this conclusion? I can see the 750 watt … so runs around 40% capacity. Since your recommendations are adequate … playing devils advocate why not go for it and get a Platinum power supply for $120? Assuming Platunum better than Gold? How did you pick from these ? The G2 is not on EVGA site IS G2 on older model?EVGA SuperNOVA 750 PQ $120$160$100$119EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5 $100$140BTW are cables extra on a modular power supply?
donbrownznewegg has some good deals. Wonder what Cyber Monday will be like. Intel i9 9900K is $490 today.
donbrownzactually wouldn't suggest a Kingpin model for the RTX 2080 Ti. Those have always been aimed towards enthusiast. I would recommend this model: Would it be better to buy direct from EVGA and use some ones 10% discount code?
RainStrykeNewegg on eBay is a different team and different promotions, sometimes it's opposite, where the website is cheaper than what they have on eBay. That's a decent deal for a i9 9900K. As for the motherboard... You have the EVGA Z390 Dark which is probably one of the best overclocking boards out there right now. I opted for a Gigabyte Z390 Master because it had all of the features I was looking for and they are the only ones that do the amplified USB port for louder audio via USB. I was also considering the MSI Z390 ACE. ASUS has some good boards too, but lacking on the features vs their competitors in the same price range.
RainStrykeIf your shooting for 1440p @144Hz, then I would make sure to get a RTX 2080 Ti for your video card, anything lower isn't going to be enough. As mentioned above, make sure to check the power supply reviews on Jonny Guru's website, they do a full break down of the PSU with a detailed explanation of why they chose to rate the power supply the way they did. The Seasonic Focus Plus series power supplies are solid, I went with the 850w Platinum model and I've been pretty happy with it so far. If I went with EVGA, i'd suggest checking out the P2 or G3 series stuff. I highly recommend staying away from EVGA G5 line-up though, I had terrible luck with their 750w model. For the memory, I would suggest looking into a 3600MHz kit, something like this:https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232740
donbrownzWhat power supply mates well with x299 DARK requiring a 24 pin hook up (not 20 + 4 ) and EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 HYBRID GAMING, 08G-P4-3288-KR, 8GB GDDR6, RGB LED Logo, iCX2 Technology, Metal Backplate ? Because of the video card 08G-P4-3288-KR a second power source wire from the power supply is required?
RainStrykeThe i9 9900K does not work with the X299 motherboard. That is a 1151 socket CPU and the X299 motherboard is 2066 socket. Processors that are compatible with X299https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/core/x-series.html The recommended PSU's are solid, EVGA's G3, P2 and T2 line-ups are great, I wouldn't recommend the G5 line-up though. If you are trying to save a bit of money, the EVGA G3 1000w is a really good deal.
donbrownzThis article says not likely?https://www.game-debate.com/news/27383/introducing-intels-10th-gen-comet-lake-core-i9-10900kf-processor-through-a-timely-leak I believe it to happen because the X299 is for the new chipset. EVGA recd the x299 chipset from INTEL. Correct? This article says maybe December 2019 release and have been working on this CPU since 2015. https://www.pocket-lint.com/laptops/news/intel/146552-intel-sunny-cove-ice-lake Intel also talked about Foveros, a new tech to package processors that means more complex processor dies can be stacked upon one another rather than having to be placed side-by-side. This could enable totally new device designs that are even thinner and lighter.