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Components to match the GTX 1080Ti

To start off, I know very little about building PCs. I have never built a PC and I don't know anyone that has ever built a PC. But I have done some research, and I know the basic parts that go in a PC. I want to build a PC for gaming(both flat and VR), and I want to use the GTX 1080Ti with the Intel Core i7 7700(non-k) as well as 16GB of RAM. Also, I am not planning on overclocking anything.

 

1. Is the 7700 good enough not to bottleneck the 1080Ti?

 

2. Does RAM speed and voltage have to match the CPU?

 

3. What is a good motherboard for this configuration? As far as I understand you don't have to spend a lot on a motherboard, but it's still very hard to choose one.

 

4. Case?

 

5. Do all of Intel's processors come with a CPU cooler?

 

6. According to this video: 

(The octagon of compatibility) The CPU and RAM has no correlation, but yet on intel's website(https://ark.intel.com/products/97128/Intel-Core-i7-7700-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4-20-GHz-)it says that it only supports DDR4 RAM. What is correct?

 

PS: I live in Europe(prizes) and not close to any physical stores that sell PC parts. Also, at the moment, I don't know my budget.

 

Thanks in advance for all replies!

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1. It will probably bottleneck, but it may not.

2. No

3. Any higher-end motherboard really

4. Depends on the size and if you care about good airflow, etc.

5. Yes except the K processors, although they do suck

 

Why not get a Ryzen 7 2700 though? Should be cheaper (this is a full build btw)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  (€266.89 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€209.00 @ ARLT) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (€137.48 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (€74.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€58.11 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card  (€849.00 @ Caseking) 
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (€85.89 @ Alternate) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€94.84 @ Mindfactory) 
Total: €1776.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-01 16:35 CET+0100

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15 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

1. It will probably bottleneck, but it may not.

2. No

3. Any higher-end motherboard really

4. Depends on the size and if you care about good airflow, etc.

5. Yes except the K processors, although they do suck

 

Why not get a Ryzen 7 2700 though? Should be cheaper (this is a full build btw)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  (€266.89 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€209.00 @ ARLT) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (€137.48 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (€74.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€58.11 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card  (€849.00 @ Caseking) 
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (€85.89 @ Alternate) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€94.84 @ Mindfactory) 
Total: €1776.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-01 16:35 CET+0100

Not to bash on your list, but you could probably get a cheaper motherboard since ASUS’s tend to be way way overpriced, and get a 500GB sata drive for the price of that NVME drive, since NVME speeds only make a big difference from SATA SSDs when moving large files.

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30 minutes ago, MrPotatoFace said:

1. Is the 7700 good enough not to bottleneck the 1080Ti?

It is enough for the most part if you don't multi-task while gaming and play at a higher resolution like at the very least 2560x1080p ultrawide but ideally 1440p.

 

There might still be a few games that either for needing more cores or more frequency where you'll have small bottlenecks going on.

 

If you have nothing yet then you shouldn't go for older generations, you should rather tell us your country of residence and your budget.

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First of all, what's your budget? We could go all loose but that won't help. And do you already have the 1080Ti?

As Princess Cadence already said, you shouldn't go for older generations. And being in Europe doesn't help much either. Do you live in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium or somewhere else?

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I live in Norway, and as I said(and I know this sounds wierd), I have no way at all of knowing what my budget will be. As far as I know, if you have an 1080ti(and appropriate components to match) you can play basically any game without a problem. Therefore, that's the card I'm aiming for, and(assuming it's correct that the graphics card usually costs 30% or more of the entire PC) I think I should be able to reach that. So what I'm looking for is really the cheapest components to accommodate the 1080ti, or as a cheaper alternative, the 1080. (I don't have ANY components yet and I am currently using a laptop. I just want to make sure that I can get the best PC for me, as I've never built a PC before.)

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Just now, MrPotatoFace said:

So any 2*8GB of DDR4 RAM will do?

yes

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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4 hours ago, NunoLava1998 said:

3. Any higher-end motherboard really

Do you have any examples?

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