Expert Gaming Build Advice Needed!

Hey i have a build that i would like an experienced pc builder/expert to review and give some feedback on anything that i should switch or change.
i will be using a hdd and ssd from my current build.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Zy8GwV

Thanks in advance.
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  1. This is a perfectly adequate build for full ultra gaming at 1080p for all titles and 1440p for some titles. Your power supply and motherboard gives you nice headroom for future upgrades. Your CPU choice is good, because if you decide to upgrade to a GTX 1080, your CPU can still keep up. If I absolutely had to criticize anything, I would swap your cooling system with the NZXT kraken x42 or the Corsair H100i. Other than that, you have yourself a great build capable of great things! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
  2. Can be improved greatly.
    Ignore the above post in regards to water cooling imo, it's a waste of money unless you're going top end and want something that looks fancy, a good air cooler will get the same job done at a significantly better price/performance metric.
    If you want to save up another 100, you can get yourself a 7700k and 1080ti.
    What is your budget for a monitor btw?
    You'll want a 1440p 144hz display.
    The extra threads on an i7 will give you greater performance, and it will run at 4.2GHz regardless if you don't go for the 7700k.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£310.90 @ Alza)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£40.40 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£106.21 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£113.39 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case (£93.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£78.24 @ Aria PC)
    Other: Estimated GTX 1080ti Price (£600.00)
    Total: £1342.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-09 02:04 GMT+0000


    Cheaper one *Recommended*
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£274.19 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£20.95 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI B250M GAMING PRO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£79.00 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£93.51 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case (£93.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£78.24 @ Aria PC)
    Other: Estimated GTX 1080ti Price (£600.00)
    Total: £1238.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-09 02:02 GMT+0000
  3. BuzzinBee said:
    Hey i have a build that i would like an experienced pc builder/expert to review and give some feedback on anything that i should switch or change.
    i will be using a hdd and ssd from my current build.

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Zy8GwV

    Thanks in advance.


    Keep that G2 650W. Your build may not need that much power, but the cutout on the PSU cover of the ProM will look badly if used with PSU shorter than 160mm (the PSU end of the modular cables will be visible).

    But consider switching to the Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 instead.

    Also, consider switching to the ASUS Z270-A that will also fit into the B/W color of the case and the AIO.

    These should save you ~£60, although you may want to add an additional 140mm fan to the front.
  4. Noooonononono, an AIO is completely unnecessary, and a 550w PSU is heaps for a 7700k and 1080ti.
    Post a list below, I've JUST managed to squeeze in a 1080ti and 7700 for just under 1250 quid, an AIO is a silly addition, takes up too much cost.
  5. Chugalug_ said:
    Noooonononono, an AIO is completely unnecessary, and a 550w PSU is heaps for a 7700k and 1080ti.
    Post a list below, I've JUST managed to squeeze in a 1080ti and 7700 for just under 1250 quid, an AIO is a silly addition, takes up too much cost.


    Yeah, because £33 more to get more cooling performance than Cryorig top-of-the-line air cooler, the R1 Ultimate, is too much. Can't have that happening now, can't we.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/arctic-cooling-cpu-liquid-freezer-240-closed-loop,4735-2.html

    Quote:
    Temps over ambient:
    CPU Core Max fan: 42
    CPU Core 50% fan: 48
    CPU PWM Max fan: 12
    CPU PWM 50% fan: 17


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cryorig-r1-ultimate-twin-140mm-tower-cpu-cooler,4867-2.html

    Quote:
    Temps over ambient:
    CPU Core Max fan: 48
    CPU Core 50% fan: 56
    CPU PWM Max fan: 16
    CPU PWM 50% fan: 22


    Getting four 120mm fans for that prices is too much that we have to drop down to a single 120mm even when a Noctua NH-U12S @ Full Fan + ASROCK Z270 Extreme4 @ Motherboard Defaults with a 7700k result in 55 degrees over ambient.


    As for the PSU: Just see how a 150mm long PSU would look inside the ProM before you keep screaming about the watts.

    Contrast that with a 160mm PSU. And the 650W G2 is just a bit longer at 165mm.

    Not to mention your "1080ti and 7700 for just under 1250 quid" was a result of big cut down on the motherboard as well. And having a MB with RED ram slots on a mostly black/white build with a large window; what an aesthetic bankrupt idea that would be.

    Wait, what are you going to say with those RED Corsair LPX? Didn't you know that the Phanteks ProM shipped with two 140mm Black/White fans?

    It's utterly clear that you have no idea how that case look when you go on about putting those parts together.
  6. It's a solid build, and red black/white actualy looks kind of nice, he didn't state any preference, lol.
    Make your own list if you're so fantastic mate, i'll wait.
  7. Take your passive aggressive elsewhere. We aren't here to humor you.

    I've already stated my piece about what the OP asked and I'm not going to be trolled into your stupid internet **** competition.
  8. Meh, you wanted to prove a point, and got aggressive with me "It's utterly clear that you have no idea how that case look when you go on about putting those parts together." your loss.
  9. Yeah, it's my loss. Because that's what you're here for isn't it. Not to help OP in any way, you're just here to "win".
  10. If I was here to 'win' I wouldn't have pointed out the downfalls of having an AIO over performance, I'm here to help the OP get the best performance for his money, not to waste it on just water cooling because its fancy.
    Not here because of some stupid point counter on the internet, here to help people, stop this argument.
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