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First PC build, need advice.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
34 minutes ago, JM21 said:

You would definitely benefit from the i7-8700k then, it will also be great for streaming and multi-threaded workloads. Based on your needs you may want to consider the R7 1700, especially if you want to build right now.

What would your recommendation be then? What is the difference between R7 1700 and X variant, which motherboard would be good for those chips? Lastly I guess how do they compare to say the 7700k or 8700k? Which Ryzen would be comparable to them? Also if I went AMD route, would the cpu cooler still be okay? And again thank you for the help, this is all rather new to me, and it's a ton of information to take in.

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Just now, Hernanrn said:

What would your recommendation be then? What is the difference between R7 1700 and X variant, which motherboard would be good for those chips? Lastly I guess how do they compare to say the 7700k or 8700k? Which Ryzen would be comparable to them? Also if I went AMD route, would the cpu cooler still be okay? And again thank you for the help, this is all rather new to me, and it's a ton of information to take in.

Ultimately the R7 1700 is not as good at gaming as the 7700k or the 8700k, however, the game performance when streaming is almost the same between the 1700 and 8700k. In heavy threaded workloads like video editing and photoshop etc. the 1700 will be the better performer. It has 8 core and 16 threads vs the 8700k with 6 core 12 threads. Now all this being said the 1700 is a good option as the 1700x and 1800x only really overclock to 4.0GHz (some people get lucky and get to 4-.1-4.2GHz) but for the most part all the R7 lineup only goes to 3.9-4.0GHz. So if you want to save money and get 1800x performance get the 1700 and OC it, and for the time being you can use the stock CPU cooler as it is quite good and looks really good, even has RGB. As far as motherboards go since it is in your budget I would go for an X370 Asus or MSI motherboard. These will be good options. 

 

I would watch many Youtube videos to get yourself familiar but I personally went from my main work computer being an i7-6700k with a GTX 980 Ti to now my R7 1700 with a GTX 1080. Overall general computing performance has skyrocketed and while I don't game a ton on this system it does exceptionally well anyways. My 6700k is the better gaming CPU and finances allowed me to keep it and put it in another build which is my primary gaming system. So it ultimately is your decision. If gaming is the number 1 priority get the 8700k, if productivity is get the 1700.

You don't have to follow my parts list but this is my system to gibe you an idea: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/33kkxY


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5 hours ago, Hernanrn said:

So I am planning my first build, I have some concerns though. Do you think I'll have bottlenecks? Is my cpu cooler enough? Is my monitor good enough? Maybe the parts won't mesh well together.  Any advice is accepted and appreciated. Also I'd like to stay in the 2500 to 2700 price range. So please let me know what changes I could make or what you would make.

 

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage: Samsung - 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 

Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1

Monitor: Acer - XB241H bmipr 24.0" 1920x1080 180Hz Monitor

PSU: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Case: Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case

Case Cooling: Noctua - NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan x5 (will be replacing the stock fans)

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Prawns/saved/QPgPsY

Pretty good but what's it for 16 gb of ram is probably fine unless you need the 32gb in that case why not a higher core count CPU? I'm confused if it's for gaming get 16gb instead and get a 1080ti with the money you save


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@JM21 Okay, so here's the final build. Going with a 8700k, with the ROG Strix z370-H, 16 GB of Ripjaws V, and the H115i AIO, my question about that is, 1 is it better than the Noctua that I had before? And 2 should I replace the fans that come with it, with the Noctua NF-A14 that I had already planned on buying? Also found a better deal for a better monitor, going to go with the Dell S2417DG 2560x1440 165Hz.

 

Also, the EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked card you had recommended.

 

Here's the parts list.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JBTB2R

 

 

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2 hours ago, Hernanrn said:

@JM21 Okay, so here's the final build. Going with a 8700k, with the ROG Strix z370-H, 16 GB of Ripjaws V, and the H115i AIO, my question about that is, 1 is it better than the Noctua that I had before? And 2 should I replace the fans that come with it, with the Noctua NF-A14 that I had already planned on buying? Also found a better deal for a better monitor, going to go with the Dell S2417DG 2560x1440 165Hz.

 

Also, the EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked card you had recommended.

 

Here's the parts list.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JBTB2R

 

 

AIO coolers have their benefits, in my experience a big air cooler and an AIO are actually about the same when it comes to cooling a CPU. In some cases now because they are narrow it is actually hard to fit big air coolers and an AIO is the only option for better cooling power. I moved away from my 240 AIO to a big Cryorig air cooler. I think it's a totally logic option to get the h115i though.

 

As far as fans go I would keep the stock fans it comes with for now and you can always change fans later. Also if you want to have a better look the Noctua NF fans are black and my personal all-time favorite fan is the Corsair ML, looks way better, better optimized for static pressure and airflow, and is just as quiet as the NF series.

 

Otherwise, It looks like a good build! I think your final decision is a good one!


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