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Need some help with my first PC Build! Rate my build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello

 

Please help me rate my first PC build.

 

It's my first time building, but obviously I don't want any mistakes/regrets later, so I would love if you had any changes or stuff like that? :)

 

+ Bonus question: What would be the best case for a build of that size? (Looking for a standard case with no need for a "window")

 

Facts:

 

The PC is only for high end gaming with a 1080p 144hz monitor. (no need for 4k) would like to play big games on high/ultra

 

I am going to OC the CPU (maybe big time). Not gonna OC the GPU/ram

 

I have read that CX PSU's might be a bad choice, but I already own this one, so I don't see a reason not to keep it? :)

 

Thanks!

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BQxKkd

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $280.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Fractal Design - Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $113.97 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card  
Case Antec - P110 Luce ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.59 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1059.30
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1039.30
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-06 16:01 EDT-0400

 

 

  1. switch the cooler to an aio it will be better for overclocking
  2. asus boards are generally of a better quality than ASRock board
  3. I switch ram to slightly faster rgb modules
  4. I put an m.2 SSD an hdd in it it will be faster this way
  5. I recommend a p400 from phanteks or an p110 from antec.

 

but overall your build is ok I would give it a 7 out of 10.

 


ask me about your system builds, AIO's, CPU's, PSU's, and GPU's.

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Mobo and psu are overkill. You could easily get a lga 1151 mobo for $110 that will easily support your cpu even with ocing. For the psu, yes, having more is better, but you could get a 650w 


PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler (Temporary): Deepcool - GAMMAXX 300 R 40 CFM CPU Cooler - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

Mobo and psu are overkill. You could easily get a lga 1151 mobo for $110 that will easily support your cpu even with ocing. For the psu, yes, having more is better, but you could get a 650w 

I already own the psu, so i will just go with that :) thx for the mobo tip.

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For 1080p I would get a 1070Ti (or even a 1080 if it's less than $50 more), it's almost half the price and for 1080p, 144fps and high/ultra... a 1080Ti is a waste of money.

But great choice going for 1080p, that way the GPU will least you 3 years for those settings, and you will save a lot of money for future upgrades (like G(R)TX 3070, or even 4070).

I would go for some Samsung 970 SSD (256GB for OS and some programs) and some WD Black HDD for games. But it's up to you.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, PacketMan said:

For 1080p I would get a 1070Ti (or even a 1080 if it's less than $50 more), it's almost half the price and for 1080p, 144fps and high/ultra... a 1080Ti is a waste of money.

But great choice going for 1080p, that way the GPU will least you 3 years for those settings, and you will save a lot of money for future upgrades (like G(R)TX 3070, or even 4070).

I would go for some Samsung 970 SSD (256GB for OS and some programs) and some WD Black HDD for games. But it's up to you.

But isnt 1070 too outdated already for newer games? Or is it the cpu that means the most? :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
26 minutes ago, ricksteendam1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $280.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Fractal Design - Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $113.97 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card  
Case Antec - P110 Luce ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.59 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1059.30
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1039.30
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-06 16:01 EDT-0400

 

 

  1. switch the cooler to an aio it will be better for overclocking
  2. asus boards are generally of a better quality than ASRock board
  3. I switch ram to slightly faster rgb modules
  4. I put an m.2 SSD an hdd in it it will be faster this way
  5. I recommend a p400 from phanteks or an p110 from antec.

 

but overall your build is ok I would give it a 7 out of 10.

 

Thank you, will look into that :) the prices are a little weird in Denmark, so don’t know about everything yet

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18 minutes ago, Nick4052 said:

I would recommend an i7 8700k, the i5 8600k can handle the GTX 1080Ti but in CPU intensive games like Battlefield, it stutters big time because of the lack of hyperthreading. Also, I don't know if it's only me but I will never buy an ASRock board ever again. I've had a lot of DPC latency issues on a few of their boards and one of them died on me out of the blue, it was back in Z77 and Z97 days but I'm still not willing to change my mind. I would recommend ASUS or MSI. Also, that PSU wattage is overkill, I would get a decent 650W.


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, maurice321go said:

I would recommend an i7 8700k, the i5 8600k can handle the GTX 1080Ti but in CPU intensive games like Battlefield, it stutters big time because of the lack of hyperthreading. Also, I don't know if it's only me but I will never buy an ASRock board ever again. I've had a lot of DPC latency issues on a few of their boards and one of them died on me out of the blue, it was back in Z77 and Z97 days but I'm still not willing to change my mind. I would recommend ASUS or MSI. Also, that PSU wattage is overkill, I would get a decent 650W.

Would i need to get a better cooler if I buy i7 instead? 

 

And dont u think an overclocked i5 could be decent, if i get it to like 4,5-5ghz

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24 minutes ago, Nick4052 said:

Would i need to get a better cooler if I buy i7 instead? 

 

And dont u think an overclocked i5 could be decent, if i get it to like 4,5-5ghz

No, I've seen a $30 hyper 212 Evo cool an i7 8700k running at 4.8Ghz, I would recommend the Scythe FUMA Rev. B, it's currently the best air cooler under $50 hands down, at newegg.

The thing with i5s is that they are most of the time pegged at 100% usage in CPU intensive games and this causes a lot of frame latency issues and mouse input lag and you can't stream or have other programs running in the background.


 

i7-8700K l MSI RX 580 8GB ARMOR MK2 MSI - Z370 KRAIT GAMING l G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR4-3200 l Inland 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Scythe FUMA Rev. B l EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze Certified l Asus VG248QE 144Hz l Zowie FK2 Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X l Phanteks P300 Tempered Glass l Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE l windows 10.

 

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2 hours ago, Nick4052 said:

But isnt 1070 too outdated already for newer games? Or is it the cpu that means the most? :)

Nah, it's still good. Obviously there are and will be some games with shitty settings that need super powerful GPUs to run (hairworks, ehem, will drop about 15 fps and won't notice any visual difference).

The word "outdated" is sometimes misused, the GTX 960 is a bit outdated but run all the games perfectly fine in medium settings (at least), the GTX 760 is outdated due to its performance/price. But the 1070/1070Ti are definitely not outdated, take a look at benchmarks and you will see.

Good luck with your build, and have in mind that the money you save now, will be money you can spend tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Nick4052 said:

But isnt 1070 too outdated already for newer games? Or is it the cpu that means the most?

9 minutes ago, PacketMan said:

Nah, it's still good.

The GTX1070 is not a proper 144Hz ultra card, the GTX 1080Ti is the only Pascal card that can push 144fps on ultra in most games. The 1070 is for someone who wants +60fps ultra and 144fps medium. if you want 144fps ultra in every game, you gonna need to go all out on both the GPU and the CPU.

 


 

i7-8700K l MSI RX 580 8GB ARMOR MK2 MSI - Z370 KRAIT GAMING l G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR4-3200 l Inland 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Scythe FUMA Rev. B l EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze Certified l Asus VG248QE 144Hz l Zowie FK2 Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X l Phanteks P300 Tempered Glass l Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE l windows 10.

 

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1 hour ago, maurice321go said:

The GTX1070 is not a proper 144Hz ultra card, the GTX 1080Ti is the only Pascal card that can push 144fps on ultra in most games. The 1070 is for someone who wants +60fps ultra and 144fps medium. if you want 144fps ultra in every game, you gonna need to go all out on both the GPU and the CPU.

 

You are quoting someone who gets 100+ fps in most games with max settings, I don't care if it drops from 180 fps to 100 fps, I don't care if I get 90 fps in The Witcher 3 instead of 110, I don't care if Cyberpunk won't run at more than 100 fps

I would care if I had to lower my settings to make it playable, most people don't care if they get 90 fps or 144 fps as long as it is smooth

What you are saying "1070 is for medium settings" is hilarious

He wants some GPU that will run most games at decent fps (from 80 to 144 if he got a 144hz monitor) and the 1070 does, and the 1070Ti even more, and the 1080 even more, but paying double and not getting any advantage is ridiculous.

Edit: and he won't play just the most demanding games, sure he will play some shitty games as we all do, take a look at Overwatch, LoL, Fortnite, Dota2, CSGO... Those games need shitty GPUs to play at max settings/1080p and 100+ fps, no need to pay almost a thousand dollars on a GPU for that.

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2 hours ago, ricksteendam1 said:

asus boards are generally of a better quality than ASRock board

Asrock is technicly just a company from asus.

 

Get a 8600k

A good cooled 1070 ti or 1080 ti

A dark rock pro 4 or a h100i v2

16 gigs of ram at 3000+ mhz

A big sata ssd

A big hdd for other games

An atx case like the h500(i)

A good mobo from asus, msi, asrock or gigabyte with the z370 chipset

Cx series are for the price great psus, at least the new one. The old ones were cheeply made


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HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

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PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

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7 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

Asrock is technicly just a company from asus.

 

Get a 8600k

A good cooled 1070 ti or 1080 ti

A dark rock pro 4 or a h100i v2

16 gigs of ram at 3000+ mhz

A big sata ssd

A big hdd for other games

An atx case like the h500(i)

A good mobo from asus, msi, asrock or gigabyte with the z370 chipset

Cx series are for the price great psus, at least the new one. The old ones were cheeply made

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technically you're a bit behind the facts as of 2010 ASRock is not from Asustek anymore it is owned by Pegatron.

 


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10 hours ago, Nick4052 said:

Thank you, will look into that :) the prices are a little weird in Denmark, so don’t know about everything yet

o oke your from Denmark. then I would suggest a mercury 360 (RGB) aio. what most people are saying about your CPU/GPU bottleneck isn't true an i5-8600k OC will work fine with a 1080ti. my little brother is running an i5-8600k with a strix 1080ti and it just works fine even in CPU intensive games like GTA V, just cause 3, assassins creed syndicate and  Metro: Last Light.


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14 hours ago, Nick4052 said:

And dont u think an overclocked i5 could be decent, if i get it to like 4,5-5ghz

These 4 videos might help you decide if you really should save $100 by getting the 8600k instead of the i7. Also in the last video, check out how stable the GPU usage is with the i7 compared to the i5. Good luck

 

 


 

i7-8700K l MSI RX 580 8GB ARMOR MK2 MSI - Z370 KRAIT GAMING l G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR4-3200 l Inland 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Scythe FUMA Rev. B l EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze Certified l Asus VG248QE 144Hz l Zowie FK2 Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X l Phanteks P300 Tempered Glass l Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE l windows 10.

 

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