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Any bottlenecks in this ITX build?

michaelputnam
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Hey guys,

 

This will be my first pc build.  I have been planning this for a while.  I just purchased a Dell S2417DG monitor, and I am looking to do 1440p gaming at ultra settings with very high FPS.  I want a quiet ITX air cooled build.  I am not looking to OC anything, just really high end stock parts.  My question is I do not want any part to bottleneck the system, I want it to be a balanced non-OC build.  The MB states that it supports up to 2666, and the CPU states 2666, but will 16GB or 2666mHz be a limiting factor in performance in this build? I picked a 1x16 for the opportunity to upgrade to 32GB in the future if needed. Here is parts list:

 

Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor

Gigabyte - B360N WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard

Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory

Western Digital - Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case

ARCTIC - Freezer 33 CPU Cooler

SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

- GTX 1080 (haven't decided on exact card yet)

 

Thank you for any comments of suggestions,

Mike

 

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If you are not interested in overclocking drop the CPU down to the 8700. 

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Bottleneck. Use Dual Channel RAM (2X8)

Also, for speeds higher than 2666Mhz you need to enable XMP in the BIOS settings

 

Edit: The bottleneck will be kinda small and i forgot that you picked 1X16 for future upgrades, so you will be fine

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Thanks! I looked at the 8700, but price wise I found the K version cheaper than the locked version.

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Get a Z-series board. 

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23 minutes ago, michaelputnam said:

Thanks! I looked at the 8700, but price wise I found the K version cheaper than the locked version.

well then get a board that supports ocing 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - 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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i'm backing the Z-series board option, even if you're not planning on OCing at this time.

 

that said, are you buying a single ram stick to allow for future upgrades? because if not planning on going 32GB in the futue, i'd go 2x8GB.

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Unless you have definite plans to upgrade to 32GB, especially if the principal use is gaming I'd go with 2x8GB. Something like G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200.

 

I would suggest a better cpu cooler. If you are not overclocking something like an H7, H5 Universal, or NH-U12S.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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