Any recommendations for this build?

mfh6375

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Hello. I am about to build a new PC, and am looking for any last minute advice before I start purchasing parts. Thanks in advance!

This is the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HsQrq4


1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Mainly gaming and streaming.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
I already have case, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Would like to keep remaining parts around $1500.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
U.S.A.

4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from.
We can't be expected to scour the internet on your behalf, chasing down deals in your specific country... Again, help us, help YOU.

5. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc.
I prefer Intel and nVidia.

6. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
I already ordered case, which is a Fractal Design Define R6. For now I plan to just use my current monitor, which is an ASUS VG245H.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
No overclocking.

8. What resolution, not monitor size, will you be using?
Current monitor is 1080p. May upgrade to a 1440p at some point.

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Note that it is usually not cost or time effective to choose your build more than a month before you actually plan to be using it.
Hopefully within 2 weeks.

10. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software?

Just Windows 10 for now.
 

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I think this is somewhat better. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4pGpQZ

I know you're not overclocking, but the k processor is still a little faster for just $10 more. The 1080ti is close in price too. Are you sure you don't want a 2000 series? I get that they don't look good, but real benchmarks aren't even out yet.
 

mfh6375

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I think this is somewhat better. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4pGpQZ

I know you're not overclocking, but the k processor is still a little faster for just $10 more. The 1080ti is close in price too. Are you sure you don't want a 2000 series? I get that they don't look good, but real benchmarks aren't even out yet.
Hi thanks for the suggestions. The 8700k may be a better idea, since it isn't much more money. The reason I had selected a Z370 was for higher RAM speeds. I figured 1080ti would be overkill since I will be gaming at 1080p and possibly 1440p. What about the cooler? Would something like a Cryorig H7 be a better choice?

Also, I thought about waiting for 2000 series, but they'll probably be expensive and hard to find for awhile after launch.
 
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Campy

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Looks good, but I would rather get a 1080Ti since they can be had for less than $650 now.
 
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mfh6375

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Looks good, but I would rather get a 1080Ti since they can be had for less than $650 now.
I just figured 1080ti would be overkill. But, it would last a bit longer before needing an upgrade.

Also, if I did get a 1080ti, would the 650w psu still be plenty? Or, would I need to change it to a 750w?
 
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Campy

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I just figured 1080ti would be overkill. But, it would last a bit longer before needing an upgrade.

Also, if I did get a 1080ti, would the 650w psu still be plenty? Or, would I need to change it to a 750w?

I reckon 650W should be plenty still, though a little more wouldn't hurt either. With a 1080 Ti you're probably pulling around 450W at absolute max, worst case scenario for that build(no OC). Realistically it will probably be below that at almost all times.

These power supplies are nice alternatives at same/similar price:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7M...ied-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650gd2
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jW...fied-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-850fx

If you're going to overclock CPU and GPU I'd recommend 750 minimum, 850 preferably.


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I would like to add, there's nothing wrong with getting a 1080 or 1070Ti, just don't get one that costs $550, that's about $100 too much right now.
 
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Ken g6

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I would like to add, there's nothing wrong with getting a 1080 or 1070Ti, just don't get one that costs $550, that's about $100 too much right now.
Yeah, there's a couple ways to go right now. If you're thinking about a 120Hz 1440p monitor sometime soon, get the 1080Ti. If not, maybe beef up your storage?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: *ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card ($398.88 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Power Supply: *SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1516.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-01 23:25 EDT-0400


Generally feel free to mix and match parts, and to get a smaller capacity NVMe drive.

I should also point out that the 8700k jumped $30 since yesterday. :unamused:
 

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OP, do you live in a state that has microcenter? the 8700k is $319 there and you get a discount on a motherboard with it.
 
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OP, do you live in a state that has microcenter? the 8700k is $319 there and you get a discount on a motherboard with it.
I live in California. We used to have one in Santa Clara, which is only 45 min away, but it closed. Now the closest one is like six hours away. That sucks because they have some great deals, but most are in-store only.
 

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Here is a question I posted in the PSU forum, but haven't received any answers since that forum is pretty dead. I figured I should probably just ask over here, since it has to do with this build.

See link below for the build I have pretty much decided on. The parts actually purchased so far are CPU, GPU, and case. I am still open to last minute suggestions for everything else, and I have a specific question about PSU. PCpartpicker says this build needs 469w. How much headroom should I have? Would a 650w be plenty, or should I go with 750w?

Also, are there any disadvantages of going with the 750w if it isn't needed? Besides price, of course.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9WXMZ
 
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Here is a question I posted in the PSU forum, but haven't received any answers since that forum is pretty dead. I figured I should probably just ask over here, since it has to do with this build.

See link below for the build I have pretty much decided on. The parts actually purchased so far are CPU, GPU, and case. I am still open to last minute suggestions for everything else, and I have a specific question about PSU. PCpartpicker says this build needs 469w. How much headroom should I have? Would a 650w be plenty, or should I go with 750w?

Also, are there any disadvantages of going with the 750w if it isn't needed? Besides price, of course.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bDr26s

You will be fine with a quality 650w unit (and then some). You can get a 750w unit, it just won't be as efficient because you rarely will run it at a 50% load (really only in synthetic benchmarks like Unigine).