Feedback on a computer build

Hey everyone, I'm hoping I can get some feedback on a possible computer I'm going to get together. I made a computer 6 years ago and did this same exact thing and it worked out amazingly for me. It's time to upgrade as I'm starting to have issues with my current computer and it would be cheaper and better in the long run to build a new one now. I'm wanting to get another 6 years out of the one I'm making but would like to get more if possible.

*** Some issues I had with my current computer that prevented it lasting a bit longer was I never reapplied thermal paste and over time had higher than normal CPU temps. (didn't keep track of it as I should have) I'm not 100% positive but I believe that is what made my first graphics card break, and then the replacement only lasted just over a year which further makes me believe my biggest issue was keep everything cool.***

Okay, I'm trying to make this as short as possible so here is what I'm figuring would be a good setup.

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz (4.6GHz turbo) Six-Core
Cooling Unit: Coolermaster Hyper 212, 4 Copper Heat Pipes, Dual Cooler CPU fan
DDR4 System memory: 16GB (2x8GB) PC4-19200 DDR4 2400MHz Dual Channel
Motherboard: MSI Z370 TOMAHAWK, Onboard Video HDMI, DVI, X-Fire, GB LAN, DDR4, USB 3.1
Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB PCI Express 16x Quad head DVI, HDMI, Display Port
SSD drives: 500GB m.2 Solid State Drive, SATA3 , 560MB/s
Hard Drive: 1.0TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 6GB/s 32m Cache
Optical Drive: LG Blu-ray Reader, 16x DVD Recorder SATA combo drive
Sound Card: Realtek HD digital audio (onboard) *Stock*
Network & WiFi adapter: Ethernet network adapter 10/100/1000 (onboard) *Stock*
Case: Cooler Master Trooper SE black, Tempered Glass, front USB 3.0, Full tower
Case Fans: Dual Case Fans 120 mm Extra Quiet DC fan (two fans)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 750W ultra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit DVD

So again I'm looking for feedback on what I have. If anyone has a suggestion on better configs please let me know. I'm not the most knowledgeable in the CPU world but I try to research, read articles and do as much as I can before asking for help. Again, I want my computer to be able to last at least 6 years again if not longer. If I need to install upgrades I want to be able to do it and not be limited by what I have but I rather be best off with as little upgrades over time as possible.
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  1. If you get a 9th-gen CPU then you should get a Z390 chipset motherboard to ensure compatibility.
    I would also get a better CPU cooler; at least a Cryorig H5. You didn't say which exact memory you will get, if the RAM has a tall heatspreader then you should get the H5 Universal instead of the Ultimate. ALso, I would get faster RAM, 3000 or 3200.
  2. What monitor do you have, or intend to use? This is very important. Are you a heavy gamer? DO you want to game at max res, and game details?

    To get 6 years, what you have quoted won't work. You need a little better hardware, and even then you may still have to upgrade some stuff.

    Few things, first off the bat - Ram is too slow, GPU is only really good for 1080p 60-100hz monitor. PSU, although solid, is very expensive for what it is. There are much better units out there for less.

    If you have a budget in mind that would allow us to suggest something suitable and with better performance and longevity in mind.
  3. The monitor I'm using is an Acer xfa 240 24" 144 Hz 1920 1080. I'm a heavy gamer yes but I play alot of the same games, I play stuff like planetside for example but love playing other things like path of exile, dota 2 which isn't very game intensive. I don't require the most maxed out settings on the higher end games, but I do want to be able to play at almost the highest settings if that makes sense.

    I was looking at better Ram before I posted this, and I should of stated that sorry but I been looking at what I can get that's over 3000. For the GPU I'm okay with going to an AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB but I don't think thats going to be THAT much better. I personally like AMD but maybe it might be best to try out Nvidia if there is something better for the price.

    My budget is not going over 2,000 dollars. So far I'm at around 1700 or a bit less, I haven't added it all up yet.

    ***as for the cooling unit do you think a Cryorig H7 would be better? That's what I was looking at after your suggestion***
  4. keith12 said:
    What monitor do you have, or intend to use? This is very important. Are you a heavy gamer? DO you want to game at max res, and game details?

    To get 6 years, what you have quoted won't work. You need a little better hardware, and even then you may still have to upgrade some stuff.

    Few things, first off the bat - Ram is too slow, GPU is only really good for 1080p 60-100hz monitor. PSU, although solid, is very expensive for what it is. There are much better units out there for less.

    If you have a budget in mind that would allow us to suggest something suitable and with better performance and longevity in mind.


    The monitor I'm using is an Acer xfa 240 24" 144 Hz 1920 1080. I'm a heavy gamer yes but I play alot of the same games, I play stuff like planet side 2 for example but love playing other things like path of exile, dota 2 which isn't very game intensive. I don't require the most maxed out settings on the higher end games, but I do want to be able to play at almost the highest settings if that makes sense.

    I was looking at better Ram before I posted this, and I should of stated that sorry but I been looking at what I can get that's over 3000. For the GPU I'm okay with going to an AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB but I don't think thats going to be THAT much better. I personally like AMD but maybe it might be best to try out Nvidia if there is something better for the price.

    My budget is not going over 2,000 dollars. So far I'm at around 1700 or a bit less, I haven't added it all up yet.
  5. volkgren said:
    If you get a 9th-gen CPU then you should get a Z390 chipset motherboard to ensure compatibility.
    I would also get a better CPU cooler; at least a Cryorig H5. You didn't say which exact memory you will get, if the RAM has a tall heatspreader then you should get the H5 Universal instead of the Ultimate. ALso, I would get faster RAM, 3000 or 3200.


    As for the cooling unit do you think Cryorig h7 would be better? That's what I was looking at after made that suggestion. I also don't quite understand what you mean by I didn't say what exact memory I'm getting. I'm also looking into getting faster RAM.
  6. The Cryorig H7 is a little better than the Hyper 212. I like the H7 better. It's quieter, cools slightly better, and has zero compatibility issues.

    You didn't say which RAM because for example G.Skill Ripjaws V is tall RAM that would interfere with some CPU coolers like the Cryorig H5 Ultimate (you would have to get the Universal instead), but if you had low profile RAM like the Corsair Vengeance LPX then that it would fit underneat the fan on the H5 Ultimate and you would have no issues.

    But if you get the H7 then you don't have to worry about memory being too tall.
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