New 4k 40 - 60 fps build

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I'm looking to build a new gaming PC worthy of playing 4k around 40 - 60 fps.

Would like to OC both the cpu and gpu, nothing too crazy.

Part list here

Would a single OC gtx 1080ti be enough, or would SLI be needed?

PSU wise I have gone for EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W. Is this enough or overkill?

Thanks.
 

Bungle11

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No need for 2 ti's

Ditch the following:
m.2 drive (its too small) m.2 only affects loading times. You'll save 5 seconds at best.
Noctua cooler
Case - has restricted airflow

Add:
240mm or better AIO,
2 x SATA 500/512GB SSD
A better case with better airflow.



 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team - Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($117.60 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($739.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($739.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $2559.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 11:35 EDT-0400

If RGB and looks of the build is not very important then the above build is good to go for only $100 more. You can add HDD after few months if you wanna save $45 now.
 

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The SSD is too small. You need at least 512GB for a gaming rig. Most new games are 50GB+ when installed. So on a 250/260GB SSD that's 2, 3 games max, when you account for installing windows. In my experience Windows needs headroom of at least 20GB of free space to work properly. You also don't need 2 1080Ti's. Its a waste of money, as alot of games don't support SLI. Plus if you are just going to game, SATA SSDs are all you need. M.2 will only affect loading times in games (you might save 5 seconds per load screen), so not worth the extra cost too. FPS will be the same. M.2 only worth it if you a creating videos.

Personallay get:

1 1080Ti and 2/3 SATA 512GB SSD. Then you can have loads of games without worrying about running out of storage. Also spend the money on a better case and cpu cooling. AIO essential if you a going to overclock!
 

Bungle11

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No need for 2 ti's

Ditch the following:
m.2 drive (its too small) m.2 only affects loading times. You'll save 5 seconds at best.
Noctua cooler
Case - has restricted airflow

Add:
240mm or better AIO,
2 x SATA 500/512GB SSD
A better case with better airflow.



 

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SSDs, even M.2 models, don't provide any in-game boost. Maybe when initially loading the game, or loading some of the larger texture files, there might be a slight improvement in performance...but not during actual gameplay. So spending almost twice as much for less than half the storage space isn't really ideal.

That being said...as you pointed out, SLI is going away in a lot of games, so a single 1080TI is more than sufficient, & the money saved on that would easily pay for a larger SSD. I would still get the HDD for additional storage (especially for photo storage, personal files, & non-gaming apps), possibly even have 2 of them (the 2nd either for additional storage or as a place to store backups of the SSD).
 

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Exactly! :) SATA vs m.2 only affects load times. More storage, and better cooling, and case for less that the price of the aditional 1080Ti is the way to go. :)
 
SSD 250GB is enough as it can hold 3 very large games with their mods including OS and all other utility apps and requirement software and still have enough space for media if required. Game setups always goes onto HDD not SSD.

Yes SSD are for improving load time and not improving game performance but they do improve game experience as the load time is decreased greatly thanks to it. It saves lot of time. That is the reason we go for SSD.

GTX1080Ti SLI. SLI is going no where. Majority of heavy hitting titles do support and will support SLI.
 

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Its a personal choice, but i would rather have better load times for the money.
 

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