Please help me by checking my first PC build specs!

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Hi, guys, I've been planning my first build for a while and am at the point of nearly ordering my parts. I'm new to the pc building world so it would just ease my mind if I had some comments on my choice of parts from more experienced people than myself! The build is focused on getting good performance on new games and particularly flight simulator. (Xplane11 etc).
My budget is loosely around the 1500 pound mark but my build is coming around JUST under which is great!

Here are my parts:
  • CPU - I7-9700K - 323.99
  • GPU - RTX 2080 Super - MSI GAMING X TRIO 8GB - 709.99
  • CPU COOLER - COOLERMASTER 240L RGB - 42.99
  • MOTHERBOARD - MSI MPG GAMING EDGE Z390 - 136.98
  • CASE - CORSAIR CARBIDE 275R (WHITE) - 60.00
  • PSU - 750W CORSAIR GOLD FULLY MODULAR - 85.00
  • RAM - 2X8GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE 3000MHZ - 58.00
  • STORAGE // 2TB BARRACUDA HDD 3.5'' & KINGSTON A2000 500GB M.2 - 56.99
BUILD = 1475.00 POUNDS

Please let me know honest opinions about this build.
  • Could I get away with a 650w PSU?
  • Should I get 3200Mhz instead of 3000mhz of RAM?
  • Is an M.2 Drive necessary?
The biggest question of all, SHOULD I GET ORDERING?!?!!

Thanks for your time peeps :cool:
 
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It will all work, but I’m not sure you’re getting great value for money, or as much horse power for the money.

If buying new now, theres no way I’d go intel. Look at AMD, more cores and overall grunt for the cash. I’d be looking at an X57 board with a 3800X. In terms of PSU, go with the 750 for longevity. In terms of RAM, get the fastest you can afford, however if you go AMD, 3200-3600 is the sweet spot.

Also bear in mind AMD support PCIE4, the Z390 is PCIE3 so again, Intel option is an ageing platform.

M.2 is by no means necessary, but you will want one ;)
 
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Hey thanks for your reply.

I notice AMD has a slightly lower overclock speed at 4.5ghz but in games I suppose you wouldn’t really notice a significant difference?
 
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Lots of kind people on here recommend ryzen. But if your not going to upgrade your cpu for 6 years. Then I would buy the I7 9700k.
But some people will think I'm mad. Buts it's my choice.
 
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If you're desperate to go intel, I'd wait till the 10 series comes out as all the chips will have hyperthreading.
(And hopefully not cost as much as intel are charging currently lol)
 
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