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Working on a new build for the new year. Here is what I'm looking at currently. I'm looking at getting a 27" 1440p monitor, however i did see a 27" 4K IPS (no gsync) on newegg for a lot cheaper than the 2K IPS w/ gsync. This build is mostly going to be for gaming, light photo editing and video editing. Give me any advice on parts i should switch out. I don't plan to SLI, if I do overclock it will be a light one. I live in FL where temps get high and I am debating on the AIO or a D-14 cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($390.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($219.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($554.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($151.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus - MG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($537.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair - K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2382.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($379.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($181.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($457.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: G.Skill - RIPJAWS KM780R RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2150.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Emelth

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Thank you for a reply but you have taken away my computer theme with a case that in my opinion looks rather bland.

Your choice of RAM intrigues me as I've never heard of this company before and the reviews I'm finding aren't looking so good. Picking a 1070 Ti over an 1080 is an interesting move as well that I don't understand. The 1080 still beats the 1070 Ti in most games, I believe the it was only like 2 games it did better than the 1080.

I already have an SSD from my current build that I will be reusing as stated in the first post by the"Purchased" list from PcPartPicker.

Lastly, I am no Mobo guru that is one area I lack in depth knowledge, so I can't see why your pick is better than my pick. I picked ASRock due to good experiences with their products. One thing I did notice was that your selected RAM is not listed as supported on the MSI. Which doesn't mean that it absolutely wont work, but that there is slim chance it wont.
 

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What kind of theme are you going for? Anything particular in mind?

Your choice of RAM intrigues me as I've never heard of this company before and the reviews I'm finding aren't looking so good. Picking a 1070 Ti over an 1080 is an interesting move as well that I don't understand. The 1080 still beats the 1070 Ti in most games, I believe the it was only like 2 games it did better than the 1080.
I'd personally stick to Corsair or G.Skill for the time being. As far as the 1070TI goes, an overcocked 1070TI matches the performance of a 1080 for less money but if you have any budget over $2K that doesn't really matter.

Lastly, I am no Mobo guru that is one area I lack in depth knowledge, so I can't see why your pick is better than my pick. I picked ASRock due to good experiences with their products. One thing I did notice was that your selected RAM is not listed as supported on the MSI. Which doesn't mean that it absolutely wont work, but that there is slim chance it wont.
That's mainly a preference thing. Most motherboards are pretty solid quality anymore and you can't go wrong either. I wouldn't spend much time worrying about the slim chance the RAM won't work - as long as the specs match on motherboard you should be good to go.
 
U already got ur questions answered regarding mobo, ram and gpu by g-unit. But I will also try to answer them anyway.

Regarding ram, only 2 things are the main consideration. The heat spreader and the ic. Intel works with both hynix and Samsung. The nighthawk rams are hynix. Nothing special about them. They are white, will match with the case color along with some rgb.

The 1070ti is essential a slightly crippled version of 1080. Powering AAA games at 144fps in 2k res is well within the limits of both 1070ti and 1080. Not to mention the added benefit of dell's g sync monitor.

I initially wanted to go with gigabyte aorus gaming 5. It was in the 150 price range last week. It also matches the white theme a bit. Now it's around 180. So I chose the next best thing with some rgb.

The case now. S340 elite is a very good case. Period. It got amazing cable management good if not killer looks and amazing Temps. One of the cases with the best ventilation even though it doesn't have a 2nd top fan slot or a bottom fan slot.
 

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Well I don't really have a theme, just my aesthetic preferences. I love Corsair products, never had a single issue with anything i buy from them and the quality is second to none. Now, I was trying to read deeper into Mobo and came across this...

"Eight SATA ports are found on the board, with six using the chipset and another two using the ASM1061 (which uses a chipset PCIe x1 connection to create the two additional SATA ports). Two M.2 slots are found on the board with the top supporting up to an 80mm drive and the bottom supports 110mm drives. Lane sharing is required here when SATA drives are in play, with SATA ports 0/1 disabled when the first M.2 slot is used and the SATA 4/5 ports are disabled when the second M.2 slot is used."
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11860/z370-motherboards-asus-asrock-ecs-evga-biostar-msi-gigabyte/32

Is that normal? I know I'm not currently using an M.2 but that is one thing I would have added down the road.
 

g-unit1111

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You don't always have to buy the same brands. Corsair does make good products, so does NZXT, I just got an S340 Elite and it is an excellent case, very solid construction. You can't go wrong with the 570X either. The only thing I'd be concerned about with an all glass case would be handling and transporting it.

"Eight SATA ports are found on the board, with six using the chipset and another two using the ASM1061 (which uses a chipset PCIe x1 connection to create the two additional SATA ports). Two M.2 slots are found on the board with the top supporting up to an 80mm drive and the bottom supports 110mm drives. Lane sharing is required here when SATA drives are in play, with SATA ports 0/1 disabled when the first M.2 slot is used and the SATA 4/5 ports are disabled when the second M.2 slot is used."
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11860/z370-motherboards-...

Is that normal? I know I'm not currently using an M.2 but that is one thing I would have added down the road.
Yes - when an M2 drive is inserted, the port used automatically becomes SATA-0. That's not a bad thing but if you use any other drives, you cannot plug them into the SATA-0 port or it will become disabled. If you're building a new system from scratch I would definitely get an M2 drive to start with because those things are a pain to install when the motherboard is screwed down.
 

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Well, decided to hold off on the new monitor for now, will get that down the road. Added in a M.2 SSD, upgraded the keyboard, forgot to add thermal paste. Case fans good enough or should I look for better ones?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($544.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2015.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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