New Tower build, input appreciated.

OCgrasshopper

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Hello. I am looking for input on a new build. Here are the parts I'm looking at. My budget is aprox. 1700 canadian dollars for the tower only. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

I5-8400

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 WINDFORCE OC 8GB

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS LGA 1151 (8th Gen CPU Only) Intel Z370
-DDR4, PCIe 3.0, 1x M.2/NVMe, USB 3.0, D-Sub, DVI, DP
- ATX Motherboard

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 650W 80 Plus Gold Certified Full Modular Power Supply

EVGA DG-76 Matte Black Mid-Tower, 2 Sides of Tempered Glass, RGB LED and Control Board, Gaming Case

Team T-Force Dark 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz CL14 Memory Kit - Red

EVGA CLC 120 Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm, RGB LED

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" Internal Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s

Kingston A400 240GB SATA3 6Gb/s 2.5" Max Seq.Read:500MB/s,Max Seq.Write:350MB/s SSD

ASUS (DRW-24F1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer, OEM

Total is 1650.80 canadian.
everything is on sale other then the cpu and mobo.
This system is comparable to a branded build on sale for 1699.00(300) off using stock cooler and ASUS PRIME B360M-A mobo.

 

Darkbreeze

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I'd forget about having RGB on the power supply and ditch that Thermaltake Toughpower grand unit. If you HAVE to have RGB on the power supply, then so be it, but this would be a higher quality, more reliable power supply, at a lower price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ PC-Canada)
Total: $97.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 13:49 EST-0500


Those memory modules are pretty decent, most likely they are equipped with Samsung B-die memory chips (ICs) due to the CAS 14 latency, however, if you can find memory closer to 3000/3200mhz while still retaining a CAS 14 latency, THAT would be a better option as your overall true latency would be lower and you'll likely have a slightly snappier system when it comes to anything that is directly affected by memory latency.
 

OCgrasshopper

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Thanks for the input.
After some more playing around I have revised my list as the mobo is sold out at the price I was after and I swapped out the power supply as advised and dropped down to 550w.
I also changed out ram for 3200mhz cl16.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/YbnJGG

Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Corsair - Vengeance LED 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card
EVGA - DG-76 Matte Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair - H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

total price 1667.93

edited for wrong parts list
 

Darkbreeze

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I don't think I'd drop down to a 550w unit. Having that extra headroom is a good idea for many reasons.

You never know if you might go with a card in the future that requires more than 550w.

ALL power supplies tend to run cooler, with less ripple, noise and unwanted voltage regulation issues when there is a fair amount of additional capacity available between what the system actually needs and what it can reasonably sustain or endure when there are peak spikes. They always run better and longer if you do not push the envelope near their capabilities. Generally, we like to see about 40% overhead.

Also, cabling options on 650w or higher units are usually much better than 550w and lower models.
 

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