Upgrading PC parts help

Resource

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Hey, I've been looking at some upgrades I'll plan on getting to replace some of my old parts and I'm looking for advice like is everything compatible and does it look good

Ram - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb 3200Mhz
Power Supply - EVGA Supernova 850w 80+ Platinum
Mobo - GIGABYTE Aorus GA-Z270x - Gaming 9
CPU - Intel I7-7700k with a Noctua DH-15 6 cooler
HDD - Seagate 2b FireCuda SSHD
SSD - Samsung 850 EVO 500gb
Case - Cooler Master Cosmos II
My current GPU is the Nvidia GTX 1070 Armour edition but I'm also getting a new monitor, the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" IPS monitor, I'll be playing at 2560x1440 resolution, wondering if I should buy another GTX 1070 and go SLI to play games in high quality? Anyway these are the items I'll be buying to replace and they're all from Amazon, any input and advice would be appreciated also let me know if I'm missing anything
 
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whm1974

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Most games don't well with SLI if at all. A single 1070 is fine. You want to get a SSD for a boot drive as well.
 
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Resource

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Most games don't well with SLI if at all. A single 1070 is fine. You want to get a SSD for a boot drive as well.
Alright I'll add a Samsung 850 500gb SSD to it and just go with a single 1070, so the build is good?
 

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You might want to wait until Intel releases their new Coffee Lake CPUs next month. They will have more cores.
 

lehtv

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You might want to wait until Intel releases their new Coffee Lake CPUs next month. They will have more cores.
Playing on a 1440p GSync monitor with a single GTX 1070, the i7-7700K will be more than fast enough. With no existing CPU bottleneck, Coffee Lake would be mostly wasted as an upgrade, the only useful improvement from more cores would be when multitasking. A much better idea is to sell the GTX 1070 and buy a 1080 Ti, or wait for Volta , and upgrade the CPU in maybe 2 years.
 

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Playing on a 1440p GSync monitor with a single GTX 1070, the i7-7700K will be more than fast enough. With no existing CPU bottleneck, Coffee Lake would be mostly wasted as an upgrade, the only useful improvement from more cores would be when multitasking. A much better idea is to sell the GTX 1070 and buy a 1080 Ti, or wait for Volta , and upgrade the CPU in maybe 2 years.
Yeah that's a good idea about the 1070, the Asus ROG STRIX 1080 isn't that expensive on Amazon, also do you have any good case recommendations? I don't think I'll be needing a full tower for this, maybe a good mid tower?
 

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Playing on a 1440p GSync monitor with a single GTX 1070, the i7-7700K will be more than fast enough. With no existing CPU bottleneck, Coffee Lake would be mostly wasted as an upgrade, the only useful improvement from more cores would be when multitasking. A much better idea is to sell the GTX 1070 and buy a 1080 Ti, or wait for Volta , and upgrade the CPU in maybe 2 years.
My point is that since Coffee Lake is only a month away, the OP might as well wait to what it brings and there is nothing wrong with trying to get more core if he can.
 

lehtv

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Yeah that's a good idea about the 1070, the Asus ROG STRIX 1080 isn't that expensive on Amazon, also do you have any good case recommendations? I don't think I'll be needing a full tower for this, maybe a good mid tower?
GTX 1080 isn't a good upgrade. GTX 1080 Ti is what you want if a single GTX 1070 doesn't cut it.

My point is that since Coffee Lake is only a month away, the OP might as well wait to what it brings and there is nothing wrong with trying to get more core if he can.
We already know what Coffee Lake brings - more cores at a similar performance per core compared to Skylake.

There is definitely one thing wrong in "trying to get more core": it costs money. Why spend money on upgrades that make no difference to the user? Better to save money and spend it in the future when current parts aren't cutting it anymore and technology has improved.
 

Resource

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GTX 1080 isn't a good upgrade. GTX 1080 Ti is what you want if a single GTX 1070 doesn't cut it.


We already know what Coffee Lake brings - more cores at a similar performance per core compared to Skylake.

There is definitely one thing wrong in "trying to get more core": it costs money. Why spend money on upgrades that make no difference to the user? Better to save money and spend it in the future when current parts aren't cutting it anymore and technology has improved.
I should get a 1080 Ti instead of the rog strix 1080?
 

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