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Hi guys, i know PC posts are annoying but i'm about to buy this and just wondering if there is anything I've overlooked/wont work together.

It's the first time I've ever customized and order and so I'm very worried I've missed something/got too many things that won't all fit inside.

I'd be most grateful of any comments!




  • BLUETOOTH: None Selected
  • CAS: Corsair 220T Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panels (OEM – No Fans) (Black Colour )
  • CD: None Selected
  • CLOUD: None Selected
  • COOL: None Selected
  • COOL2: None Selected
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-9700K - 8-Core 3.60GHz, 4.90GHz Turbo - 12MB Cache + UHD Graphics, Ultimate OC Compatible [+45]
  • CS_FAN: None Selected
  • EXCD: None Selected
  • EXPAN: Built-in USB Ports
  • FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Pro XT High Performance Liquid Cooling System w/ 240mm Radiator, Ultimate OC Compatible [+62] (Corsair CPU Water Cooling, Ultimate OC Compatible)
  • FLASHMEDIA: None Selected
  • FREEBIE_SSD: None Selected
  • HD_M2PCIE: None Selected
  • HDD: 1TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • HOLIDAY1: BullGuard Internet Security 2018 for Windows PC with Game Booster! - 1 year - 3 User Licence [+0]
  • INTERBROWSER1: Microsoft Edge Internet Browser (default with Windows 10) [+0]
  • KEYBOARD: None Selected
  • M2SSD: 256GB Intel H10 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 16GB Intel Optane - 1450MB/s Read & 650MB/s Write [+19] (Single Drive)
  • M2SSD2: 1TB (1x1TB) Intel 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD - 3230MB/s Read & 1625MB/s Write [+141] (Single Drive)
  • MEMORY: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4/3200mhz Dual Channel Memory [+75] (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MONITOR: None Selected
  • MOTHERBOARD: Asus Prime Z390-P: ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 2x M.2
  • MOUSE: None Selected
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
  • OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Perfect for most people with all the core features of Windows 10 including: automatic updates, Cortana and DirectX 12 graphics support (Recovery USB Pen Drive [+10])
  • OVERCLOCK: Ultimate OC (Overclock up to 30%) [+60]
  • PCABLE: None Selected
  • POWERSUPPLY: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Modular Gaming Power Supply [+70]
  • PRO_WIRING1: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chasis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
  • RAID: None Selected
  • RUSH: Fast Track Service !!! Ready to Ship in 5 Business Days when purchased with Overclocking Service [+49]
  • SPEAKERS: None Selected
  • SSD: None Selected
  • STREAMERGEAR: None Selected
  • USB1: Built-in USB Ports [+0]
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2070 Super 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP - 4 Monitor Support [+93] (Single Card)
  • VIDEOCAPTURE: None Selected
  • VIVE_HEADSET: None Selected
  • WARRANTY: DESKTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 6 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
  • WNC: Intel® Wireless 3168 Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual Band (2.4 GHz & 5GHz) up to 433Mbps w/ PCI-E Adapter & Dual Antennas [+14]
  • XWNA: None Selected





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Good choices. BUT. In about 2-3 weeks Intel are releasing new CPU’s requiring a new motherboard. The replacement for the 9000k is looking very  interesting at possibly the same or lower price. If you can, wait for this release. I always figure buying a new PC should last the next 3-5 years so with that in mind and so close to the next big thing I would wait.


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The M2SSD: 256GB Intel H10 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is a bit small for a flight simulation install and not all that fast (two controllers, QLC NAND)... TBH for a few dollars more you could do much better.  And the Intel Wireless 3168 WiFi card is rather weak.  If you have a reasonably fast connection (100Mbps+) w/ AC WiFi capabilites and adding WIFI to the motherboard is important you should think about a faster card (at least 800Mbps for the 5 Ghz band) or upgrading to a Z390 board that comes with AC WiFi.

Good luck and have fun!


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Thanks both for this,


lownslo, I had since actually changed the 256GB M2 SSD for a  250GB () Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. That SSD isn't going to be used for flight sim, just for windows. The flight sim will go on the 1TB M2 SSD.

With regards to the wifi, at the moment, I don't have a particularly fast  wifi connection (16.2 Mbps), so i'm unsure how that will affect that particular card.



Thanks again!

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Looks good to me.  I agree about possibly waiting for new CPUs but overall your selections are good!

| Windows 11 | MSI Z690 Tomahawk | 12700K 4.7GHz | MSI RTX 4080 | 32GB 5600 MHz DDR5 | 500GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD | 2x 2TB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 | EVGA 850W Gold | Corsair 5000X | HP G2 (VR) / LG 27" 1440p |



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If you consider opting for an ASUS RTX Graphics card instead of the MSI version it will be more compatible with your ASUS motherboard.  For example, you will be able to use ASUS Aura software to synchronise the RGB lighting of them both. Their Strix series products also work well.

Incidentally, Asus produce a separate WiFi card for this Mobo as you probably realise, although why you would want to purchase a motherboard without built in WiFi as standard intrigues me when this consideration seems to be a particular concern for you. 

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