Are these components good for gaming?

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Just wondering if these components are good for gaming and would be compatible when I build

CPU: I5-8600k

CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG STRIX B360-G GAMING Micro ATX LGA1151

MEMORY: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16gb 288 PIN DDR4 2400

STORAGE: ADATA SU800 256GB 2.5'' SSD

STORAGE: WESTERN DIGITAL BLACK 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6 GB/S 64MB CACHE 3.5''

GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 TI GDDR5 ADVANCED EDITION VR READY

PSU: EVGA SUPERNOVA 650 G3 80+ Gold 650 WATTS

for a mid tower case

If there are any flaws to my build, I'd like to know thank you so much! Much appreciated!
 

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A Z board if you want to overclock. Since you're on a budget, either buy a Z board for the intention of overclocking but if you're settled with a B360 board then an 8700 non K will be significantly better performing than an 8600k @ 5ghz.

With BenQ XL2411P 144Hz monitor, an 8600k will run into high CPU usages with an 1070Ti, that is certain. With high CPU usages comes lower GPU performance (fps) and potential stutters.

What makes Hyperthreading significant is you have two working threads for each core helping the load. All modern triple A games benefit it. Lower CPU usage = more GPU performance and you'll want to make use of your monitor properly right?. You'll only gimp a 1070Ti with a 8600k.
 
Yes they are all compatible, and for the most part good for gaming. I would change the B360 mobo to a Z370 else you won't be able to overclock the i5-8600K. I would also get a slightly better CPU cooler else you won't be able to OC much with that either. Or, maybe you don't want to overclock and it would all be fine. But, I would get at least 2666MHz RAM if it doesn't cost much more. Faster if you go with the Z-series mobo. 2666MHz is the rated mem frequency for the 8600K.
 

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Honest opinion, if you want a good gaming experience with a beefy card like a 1070Ti without capping your frame rates to reduce CPU usage, go a 8700k with Hyperthreading. 8600k is overrated, just search 8600k high CPU usage.

Also: https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/8fv0dn/i5_8600k_is_overrated/
 
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Oh, I'm planning to overclock my CPU to 5.0 GHz if possible and I agree on you changing the MOBO, COOLER, AND MEMORY. Which brand do you recommend? I'm willing to know!
 
Well I always recommend at least Cyrorig H5 for CPU cooler, but I think 5.0GHz will be pretty warm with it. Noctua NH-D15 or NH-D15S would be better choices; you have to find out which of these are compatible your case and RAM. A lot of coolers are too tall and hang out too far over top of the RAM.

What case do you have though? You need to check it's max CPU cooler height.

Not sure what your budget is..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($140.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $325.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 23:21 EDT-0400
 
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Well this is what i've searched

CPU COOLER: https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-D15-heatpipe-NF-A15-140mm/dp/B00L7UZMAK/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537501042&sr=1-3&keywords=noctua

MOTHERBOARD: https://www.amazon.com/Z370P-D3-Protection-Anti-Sulfur-Motherboard/dp/B077Y5JBQ5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537500946&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabyte+z370+d3

MEMORY: https://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-Ripjaws-PC4-25600-3200MHz-F4-3200C16D-16GVKB/dp/B015FXXBW0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537501102&sr=8-1&keywords=G.Skill+-+Ripjaws+V+Series+16GB+%282+x+8GB%29+DDR4-3200+Memory

These good enough alrdy? My budget is up to $1800. I did a price breakdown myself and counted all the full price of the parts including these 3 you recommended, everything reached $1778.83 without the monitor. I'm not sure about the case but ill take care of that in my local computer store, im still in quotation though.

 
The Ripjaws V won't fit with the NH-D15 (unless you move the front fan up enough to make room, causing the cooler to become taller and possibly not fitting in your case), the D15S will fit with it because of no front fan. You would have to get low profile RAM to fit the front fan on the D15. Also, like I said be sure the CPU cooler fits in your case.
 
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I guess I'm going to need a full tower case? if that changes it. phanteks enthoo pro is the cheapest full tower case though, should i go for it?

 
Sep 20, 2018
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Well, you know what actually, I think I'm going to stick with my build. I changed my mind and forgot that I am limited in budget. My dad just told me to get a good enough PC because I don't really need a TOO high end right now, maybe sometime in the future. But I'd like to THANK YOU so much for helping me out. So without the need to overclock My original specs are still good to go with the BenQ XL2411P?
 

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A Z board if you want to overclock. Since you're on a budget, either buy a Z board for the intention of overclocking but if you're settled with a B360 board then an 8700 non K will be significantly better performing than an 8600k @ 5ghz.

With BenQ XL2411P 144Hz monitor, an 8600k will run into high CPU usages with an 1070Ti, that is certain. With high CPU usages comes lower GPU performance (fps) and potential stutters.

What makes Hyperthreading significant is you have two working threads for each core helping the load. All modern triple A games benefit it. Lower CPU usage = more GPU performance and you'll want to make use of your monitor properly right?. You'll only gimp a 1070Ti with a 8600k.
 
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Right since I'm not overclocking, 8600k would be useless but then again I stick with my non OC Mobo and you gave me a wise choice. Thank you man!

 

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Look at the link i provided earlier and do some searching of your own. 8600k owners are regretting this CPU choice with 1070/1070ti/1080 and 1080ti on 144Hz monitors. 6 cores is not be all it's cracked up to be even at 5GHz.
 
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That is why I'm not accepting the 8600k I chose i7-8700 just like you said.

 

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Yeah, great. You won't regret it. Just want you having the best gaming experience for your dollar instead of coming back here in a bad mood asking why your 1070ti isnt performing as it should.
 
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It's cool really cool Boju, glad you wanted to help and you rlly did MASSIVELY! Thanks though. cheers mate!

 

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