New system / build suggestions

daydr3am3r

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Hi guys,

I've been thinking for a while to get a new PC (Intel / nVidia) this year and I (sort of) decided on a build some months ago:


  • Intel Core™ i7-7700K, 4.20Ghz, Kaby Lake, 8MB, Socket 1151
    ASUS Maximus VIII Hero, Socket LGA1151
    ASUS GeForce® GTX 1080 STRIX ADVANCED, 8GB GDDR5X, 256-bit
    Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2x8GB), DDR4 3000MHz, CL15, 1.35V
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO, 2.5", 500GB, SATA III
    WD Black 2TB, 7200rpm, 64MB cache, SATA III
    Corsair CS750M 80 PLUS® Gold CP-9020078-EU, 750W, ATX 2.3
    ID-Cooling SE-904TWIN, 92mm
    NZXT H630 White, Ultra Tower EATX
    [Some 2K 28" monitor (note sure about the mode or if IPS / TN / VA / etc.)]
However, right now I am no longer so sure about it.
The new nVidia RTX so I am not so sure 1080 is the right choice (granted, the problem is I am not sure how RTX will affect gaming in the near future).
Moreover, i7-8700 Coffee Lake looks quite tempting now.

The thing is I don't like changing my PC that often so I rather spend more money and get something high-end(ish).

As a side note, I use the PC for gaming and multimedia, photo / video editing and work.

Any ideas
 
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Your PC is actually pretty good. If you want to buy a newer gpu, dont go for the RTX yet. They are new and underdeveloped technology that requires more tweaks. Go for the Titan X or 1080 ti.
 

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carltonje

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would also look at going with 860 vs 850 newer product and would look at aio liquid coolers in the same price range as your ID cooler like the corsair h55 or the cooler master master liquid
 
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if you want a more technical advantage, get the i7-8700'k'. Always get the k over normal since you get higher OCs.
 

daydr3am3r

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Thanks for the suggestion.

 

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Thanks. I was thinking about it, especially since there is not much of a difference when it comes to prices.
Any motherboard suggestion to fit this? I see 8700/8700k are compatible only with Intel® 300 Series Chipsets? Or am I wrong?
 

daydr3am3r

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Thanks. It doesn't seem to be much of a choice in this case. :))

 

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