I7-8700x with 780ti. Bottleneck?

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So i was browsing for parts and thought that my gpu was good, and was curious if these parts would bottleneck the gpu or if its to overpowered. Please let me know.

Gaming ATX Motherboard
Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING LGA2066 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 802.11AC WIFI X299 ATX

DEEPCOOL Liquid AIO CPU Cooler, Captain 120 RGB, SYNC RGB Waterblock and Fan,

Intel® Core™ i7-7800X X-series # of Cores 6 # of Threads 12
Processor Base Frequency 3.50 GHz Max Turbo Frequency 4.00 GHz

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 MHz (PC4-24000) White LED (CMU16GX4M2C3000C15
 

Eximo

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Alight, doesn't really change the answer.

If you want a 6-core CPU for gaming, the i7-8700k is the better purchase.
2x8GB kit of memory makes more sense for a Z370 board. X299 would need 4x4GB or 4x8GB to be fully utilized.
Both of those CPUs have pretty high cooling requirements. If you want water cooling I suggest looking at 240mm radiators at least.

The GTX780Ti is on par with a GTX970 which is somewhat comparable to a GTX1060 3GB. (GTX 1060 6GB is about 95% of a GTX980) So that is why I say 1080p. If you have a higher resolution monitor like 2560x1440, then getting a faster CPU isn't going to amount to much. The money would be better spent on a GPU like the 1070 or 1070Ti. (Or more for high refresh rate)

Most bang for your buck is going to be an i5-8400 and the fastest GPU you can afford (Or a Ryzen 5). Most possible FPS at low resolution is going to come from the i7-8700k and possibly the upcoming i7-9700k/i9-9900k.

 

Eximo

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An odd mix of parts.

Why not an i7-8700k? 6cores/12threads should reach a higher frequency (up to 4.7Ghz) than the i7-7800x. Cheaper motherboard too, and it better fits your dual channel memory choice. No reason not to use quad channel memory on X299.

I think your CPU cooler choice is a little small for either CPU.

That aside, the GPU is a little older, but still a decent 1080p card. Certainly be the weakest component in terms of gaming.
 

Eximo

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Alight, doesn't really change the answer.

If you want a 6-core CPU for gaming, the i7-8700k is the better purchase.
2x8GB kit of memory makes more sense for a Z370 board. X299 would need 4x4GB or 4x8GB to be fully utilized.
Both of those CPUs have pretty high cooling requirements. If you want water cooling I suggest looking at 240mm radiators at least.

The GTX780Ti is on par with a GTX970 which is somewhat comparable to a GTX1060 3GB. (GTX 1060 6GB is about 95% of a GTX980) So that is why I say 1080p. If you have a higher resolution monitor like 2560x1440, then getting a faster CPU isn't going to amount to much. The money would be better spent on a GPU like the 1070 or 1070Ti. (Or more for high refresh rate)

Most bang for your buck is going to be an i5-8400 and the fastest GPU you can afford (Or a Ryzen 5). Most possible FPS at low resolution is going to come from the i7-8700k and possibly the upcoming i7-9700k/i9-9900k.

 

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