Build help for noob dad

brian23mj

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Hello Everyone,

Looking for some feedback on whether or not this is a good build. Its our first gaming PC and we will be playing all the latest games, fortnite, rainbow six siege, etc. Please help if you have time. Thanks!

$2,462.00 x 1 $2,462.00
Gamer Infinity XLC (NO MONITOR)
https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer-Infinity-XLC

*BASE_PRICE: [+2069]
BLKFRISALE1: CyberPowerPC AULA Explosive 50mm Drive Analog Gaming Headset [White & Orange] [+5]
BLKFRISALE2: 6-FT HDMI Flat Cable, V1.4, Supports 3D & 4K Resolution, Gold Plated Connector Cable [+5] (2 pieces [+5])
BLUETOOTH: None
CABLE: None
CARE1: Cooler Master Mastergel Maker CPU-Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CAS: LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Mid-Tower Dual chamber Gaming Case w/ USB 3.1 Type-C, Tempered glass on the front & side (Black Color)
CASUPGRADE: RGB Multi-Color 16 Million color LED 3x Interior light Strip (top, side, bottom) w/ RF Controller [+29]
CC: None
CD: None
CD2: None
COOLANT: None
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i7-8086K Limited Edition 4.00GHz [Turbo 5.0GHz] 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Coffee Lake)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
EVGA_POWER: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: CyberpowerPC Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_MN: None
FREEBIE_WAP: None
HDD: 240GB WD Green SSD + 2TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)
HDD2: None
HEADSET: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: CYBERPOWERPC Skorpion K2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard [+73]
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1)
MONITOR: None
MOPAD: None
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS PRIME Z370-P ATX w/ USB 3.1, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready]
MOUSE: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Corsair RMx RM1000X 80 PLUS Gold certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+129]
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring + [Black/Red] Phanteks Premium Extension Cables sleeved set [24Pin MB + 8Pin CPU + 6+2 Pin VGA] [+39]
PROJECTOR: None
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 12 to 15 Business Days
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
SLI_BRIDGE: None
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card)
VIVE_HEADSET: None
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY
WNC: TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Card [+79]
WTV: None
_PRICE: (+2462)
 

daveybrat

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Most of the system looks fine, but the 240GB WD Green SSD is very slow compared to nicer models. That should be the one to upgrade.
 
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brian23mj

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Lol Thanks for the feedback so far! Every little bit helps as I try to wrap my head around all this. I think i understand it all for the most part. Kid is getting super good and serious into gaming (just console right now) and i want to get him a solid first PC.
 

brian23mj

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Most of the system looks fine, but the 240GB WD Green SSD is very slow compared to nicer models. That should be the one to upgrade.

What would you recommend? If i order it now is it easy to install myself before i even start using the computer? Thanks again for your time!
 

Ken g6

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What's your budget? You could get a single large SSD or a smaller one and a hard drive.

Also did you see my monitor suggestions in your other thread?
 

brian23mj

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My son is 12 so I kind of like the idea of having a single large SSD or maybe a hybrid drive i guess they are called. I dont really have a budget but i also dont need to go too overboard either. Im thinking a couple hundred.

As far as monitors we were going with 2 of the Alienware models below.

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor - AW2518H https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0733VW5QB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yXFpBbMXQVCSR

Idea is to go for performance right now rather then graphics. That and i just couldnt find a good 1140 monitor with the same specs and stuff. Please let me know if you recommend one around the same price range.
 

daveybrat

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So the hard drive that is currently in the build is 2 seperate drives right?

Yes, it's just a combo price but 2 separate drives. Ditch that option and go with this drive as the main:

500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 3400/2300 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 370/450k (Single Drive)
+$96

And then you can add any size mechanical drive for your secondary.
 

daveybrat

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I like your motherboard. Not sure what Davey the brat has to say.

I don't like the motherboard. For such an expensive build and a great processor you can do much better. That Asus board is just a 7-phase power delivery system, cheap realtek audio and lan and small heatsinks.

I'd go with this board:

ASRock Z370 Extreme4 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready]
+$61

Much beefier 12-phase power delivery system, great Realtek 1220 onboard audio and Intel Lan. Also very big heatsinks.
 
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brian23mj

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Ok great feedback so far! Last question i promise. Will this system handle 3 monitors if we wanted it to? Is there ports for 3 monitors?
 

daveybrat

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Also for $27 more i'd upgrade the AIO cooler to this one:

Asetek 570LXL 240mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate (All Venom OC Certified) (2 x Standard 120MM Fans)

Same as what you picked but with dual 120MM fans and larger radiator. The case you chose is huge so why not have better cooling.
 
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Thunder 57

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I think you're going overboard with that PSU, you could do with something considerably cheaper. Then again, it doesn't exactly look like cost cutting is a priority here.
 
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brian23mj

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Thank you for the feedback everyone! I took some of your suggestions into consideration and I pulled the trigger on this setup today. Please let me know your professional thoughts. Goal was to be able to do some casual to semi competitive gaming with mostly FPS but other games too. Decided we wanted 144fps at 1440p. Will this do the trick? Thanks again!!

Monitor:
Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)

Computer:
BASE_PRICE: [+2069]
BLUETOOTH: None
CABLE: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Cooler Master Mastergel Maker CPU-Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CAS: LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Mid-Tower Dual chamber Gaming Case w/ USB 3.1 Type-C, Tempered glass on the front & side (Black Color)
CASUPGRADE: RGB Multi-Color 16 Million color LED 3x Interior light Strip (top, side, bottom) w/ RF Controller [+29]
CC: None
CD: None
CD2: None
COOLANT: None
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i7-8086K Limited Edition 4.00GHz [Turbo 5.0GHz] 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Coffee Lake)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
EVGA_POWER: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 570LXL 240mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate [+27] (2 x GREEN Tt Riing 12 Series Case/Radiator Fan [+24])
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_MN: None
FREEBIE_WAP: None
HDD: 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 3400/2300 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 370/450k [+96] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+78] (Single Drive)
HEADSET: None
INSTANTREBATE: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: CYBERPOWERPC Skorpion K2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard [+73]
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1)
MONITOR: None
MOPAD: CyberpowerPC Gaming Mouse Pad [+9]
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z370 Extreme4 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] [+61]
MOUSE: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Corsair RMx RM1000X 80 PLUS Gold certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+129]
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring + [Black/Red] Phanteks Premium Extension Cables sleeved set [24Pin MB + 8Pin CPU + 6+2 Pin VGA] [+39]
PROJECTOR: None
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 12 to 15 Business Days
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
SLI_BRIDGE: None
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card)
VIVE_HEADSET: None
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY
WNC: None
WTV: None
_PRICE: (+2663

Modem:
Next-Generation ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging- White

Router:
ASUS Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router (AC3100) with MU-MIMO, supporting AiProtection network security by Trend Micro, AiMesh for Mesh WiFi system, and WTFast game Accelerator (RT-AC88U)

ISP:
Comcast Gigabit Internet