So I have improved the part list, mainly because I discovered the nice looking Versa J22 TG chassis: any more changes I should make?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Nothing that I see that needs addressing. Do you really need the optical drive? I would get the full version of windows just in case something happens and you need to replace the mobo. less of a headache just being able to reinstall windows if you need to make a hardware change.
I had that redragon k552 and the switches are LOUD A.F. I knew they were blue switches but after a while, I just couldnt take it anymore. plus, i was mostly playing at night when the family is sleeping. my wife wasnt very pleased. I went back to a membrane keyboard.
To address your comments: I intend on backing up a sizable blu-ray collection, which is why I needed an optical drive, and as for the keyboard, the computer is going in a large closet, and there's a loud ac/heater unit which will help drown out the noise produced by the keys. If it really gets to be a problem for me I'll buy some o-rings. As for Windows, I intend on getting a full key from the Microsoft website or off Amazon
For about $60 more you get 200gb more in a SSD and 1 TB more in a HDD
You also get a better Monitor(240Hz)
You also get 2 more cores for your CPU
That monitor does not have gsync tho.
For rationale: I wanted an SSD from a reputable company, and I could never really see myself even filling up a 1TB HDD. I chose the monitor because it had G-Sync and it would be my first high refresh rate display anyways. As for the CPU, I think 6 cores should be enough for me, and I intend on taking advantage of the better NVENC encoding on the RTX 2070 for streaming. I am confining myself to a $2k budget because I probably wouldn't be paying for everything myself
I have that SSD in my PC works great and I've never had a problem but it's ok if your not conformable using it. Also I did include a pretty good aio cooler in it so you could overclock.
If I was going to get an aftermarket cooler, I'd get a Thermalright Macho-120, I heard it cools better than the H60, it's cheaper, and I don't trust AIOs
the only thing I would highly recommend is getting another monitor like a Asus - ROG Strix XG258Q as it is 240 Hz and has gsync it is also $10 cheaper
that monitor is literally listed to have freesync, and I need my NVENC encoding so no