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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ahoyhoy, just wondering what you guys think of this for a build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($549.00 @ Umart) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($153.50 @ Umart) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($293.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($219.00 @ Scorptec) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($124.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($87.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card  ($1323.30 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($146.50 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($154.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit  ($135.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Total: $3184.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-23 03:58 AEDT+1100

 

A list of exact things I plan to buy: https://www.pccasegear.com/wish_lists/758787/New Build

 

I also plan on using a 250GB SSD from my old pc (same as the other SSD in this build https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30448/samsung-850-evo-250gb-ssd) and putting it in RAID 0 with the other SSD for 500GB of storage which Im hoping to put the OS as well as most games on. (Mainly asking if i've understood RAID 0 correctly, and weather putting my OS on it is a good idea.)

I think that's all I want to know for now, 

Thanks in advance

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RAID 0, without a proper, complete, backup, is a terrible idea, unless you're okay with losing everything.

Swap out the memory for this:

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15

 

Swap out the GPU for something like this:

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/bd2rxr/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-aorus-xtreme-edition-11g-video-card-gv-n108taorus-x-11gd


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With $3000 I'd expect faster memory (although I don't know how well that RAM overclocks if at all.)

 

Raid 0 combines 2 (or more) drives into one combining the capacity and speed of both. Overall with 2 reliable new(ish ) drives you should be okay with raid 0.

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1 minute ago, Kenny477 said:

That is not in USD right. CAD? Because everything seems overpriced if its in USD.

AUD actually :P 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Lurick said:

RAID 0, without a proper, complete, backup, is a terrible idea, unless you're okay with losing everything.

Swap out the memory for this:

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15

 

Swap out the GPU for something like this:

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/bd2rxr/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-aorus-xtreme-edition-11g-video-card-gv-n108taorus-x-11gd

Thanks, any particular reason for the GPU change? And would losing the RAID 0 setup with my OS on it be detrimental to my PC, i.e. Would it just mean re-installing the OS and anything on my SSD's or would all data be buggered. (Apologies if this doesn't make sense, haven't really rapped my head around the intricacies of PC's yet)

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1 minute ago, spookr said:

Thanks, any particular reason for the GPU change? And would losing the RAID 0 setup with my OS on it be detrimental to my PC, i.e. Would it just mean re-installing the OS and anything on my SSD's or would all data be buggered. (Apologies if this doesn't make sense, haven't really rapped my head around the intricacies of PC's yet)

Higher clocks, better performance, at a lower price :) 

Everything on the SSDs would be gone, you'd have to reinstall everything from scratch. Anything not on those drives would be fine though.


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29 minutes ago, spookr said:

Ahoyhoy, just wondering what you guys think of this for a build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($549.00 @ Umart) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($153.50 @ Umart) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($293.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($219.00 @ Scorptec) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($124.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($87.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card  ($1323.30 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($146.50 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($154.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit  ($135.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Total: $3184.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-23 03:58 AEDT+1100

 

A list of exact things I plan to buy: https://www.pccasegear.com/wish_lists/758787/New Build

 

I also plan on using a 250GB SSD from my old pc (same as the other SSD in this build https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30448/samsung-850-evo-250gb-ssd) and putting it in RAID 0 with the other SSD for 500GB of storage which Im hoping to put the OS as well as most games on. (Mainly asking if i've understood RAID 0 correctly, and weather putting my OS on it is a good idea.)

I think that's all I want to know for now, 

Thanks in advance

2133 ram? o.O

 

23 minutes ago, IziBartek said:

Beautiful :o Maybe upgrade that ram to 32gigs but thats not necessary. 

no.


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36 minutes ago, spookr said:

Ahoyhoy, just wondering what you guys think of this for a build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($549.00 @ Umart) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($153.50 @ Umart) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($293.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($219.00 @ Scorptec) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($124.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($87.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card  ($1323.30 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($146.50 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($154.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit  ($135.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Total: $3184.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-23 03:58 AEDT+1100

 

A list of exact things I plan to buy: https://www.pccasegear.com/wish_lists/758787/New Build

 

I also plan on using a 250GB SSD from my old pc (same as the other SSD in this build https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30448/samsung-850-evo-250gb-ssd) and putting it in RAID 0 with the other SSD for 500GB of storage which Im hoping to put the OS as well as most games on. (Mainly asking if i've understood RAID 0 correctly, and weather putting my OS on it is a good idea.)

I think that's all I want to know for now, 

Thanks in advance

wholyy CRAAP why da heck does the graphic card cost that much you can get 2 of those for that much money which you should btw. maB you should get more capacity ssd.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, CyberFern0 said:

wholyy CRAAP why da heck does the graphic card cost that much

Straya 

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2 hours ago, spookr said:

Looking like I'll switch to 3k

3000 or 3200 is the sweet spot for Coffee Lake


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3 hours ago, spookr said:

Thanks, any particular reason for the GPU change? And would losing the RAID 0 setup with my OS on it be detrimental to my PC, i.e. Would it just mean re-installing the OS and anything on my SSD's or would all data be buggered. (Apologies if this doesn't make sense, haven't really rapped my head around the intricacies of PC's yet)

If RGB lighting is important, stick with the Asus Strix gpu.

 

Any unit failure in a RAID 0 array loses everything on all drives in the array.  If the array is being used as boot, system, and programs, without a good backup you would have to reinstall everything from scratch, i.e. as if it was a new disk. 

 

If the reason for the RAID 0 array is to create a single larger volume, don't bother. You can use Windows 10 library feature to make storage appear monolithic. Better yet, if the budget allows get a larger ssd. If the reason for the array is to improve performance, ssd behaves a little differently than hdd in RAID 0 arrays. In a general purpose system the added performance will not really be noticeable.

 

Overall a nice build.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not sure If replying here is a good place to ask this but: Should I hold off a bit on building this considering the 1070ti has pretty much been confirmed at this point? 

Sorry that im a bit of a noob, but yea. Basically wondering if a 1080ti would become cheaper in the near future because of the 1070ti.

Thanks.

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https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/bqbZhq

There ya go... with the os and all included under 3000 with a 500gb ssd and some of that rgb bling everyone loves... also its pointless to spend a huge premium on higher end cards on the same tier like a rog strix or a msi gaming x, they all perform similarly only with the exception of a few degrees.

 

Also got you a fully modular psu to tidy up cable management.

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