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I Think I've Decided; Good Build? (7700K + 1080)

Hey guys, I'm going to be building a new PC over the summer and was looking to come in as cheap as possible. I am a competitive Battlefield 4 (And 5 when it comes out) and CS:GO player and need at least 144 FPS in all games and wanted to future proof myself for at least 4-6 years. I've pretty much decided on all of the components and selected them from the tops of a bunch of "Best Gaming (fill in the blank with computer part) 2017" lists. Currently I'm running a 144 HZ 1ms 1080p monitor, I like frames :D

I do not plan to overclock, at least not right off the bat, and if I do I can add parts later if I discover high temps.


Here's the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($343.49 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($186.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($519.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1404.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-28 11:44 EDT-0400

Let me know if there's anything you think should change before I spend the money. Also, only thing I was a tad worried about was the Cryorig, which I know is a good air cooler, but was wondering if I should step up to a NZXT Kraken x62 (Not willing to go any higher than that), is there any benefit? How about adding 2 120/140mm fans to the front of the case?


Thanks guys.
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  1. over the summer....

    come back when its summer, things always change.
  2. I would change a couple of things...
    -Change CPU cooler to a beQuiet Dark Rock 3 (or Pro).
    -Change PSU to the 650W version of what you picked since it's cheaper and that's all you need for overclocking (for both GPU & CPU).

    Besides those changes it's a good build. Also I wouldn't bother adding fans in unless it's needed, wait and see temps first before buying.
  3. WildCard999 said:
    I would change a couple of things...
    -Change CPU cooler to a beQuiet Dark Rock 3 (or Pro).
    -Change PSU to the 650W version of what you picked since it's cheaper and that's all you need for overclocking (for both GPU & CPU).

    Besides those changes it's a good build. Also I wouldn't bother adding fans in unless it's needed, wait and see temps first before buying.

    Is this the right one? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA68V21E0632&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  4. Yes that one would be better for overclocking (eventually) then the H7 but not as expensive as the X62.
  5. Yeah I really like the looks of it too so I'll switch to that as well as a 650W PSU. Only thing I'm debating now is if I need the 7700K and if it'd be better to go with a 7600K. I mostly game and make a few highlight compilation videos here and there (I'd say 2-3 a month) so I don't know if I'd take advantage of the hyper threading advantage.
  6. Best answer
    Gaming wise you may not see much of a difference however the i7 will be better for any kind of video editing. If you can fit the i7 into your budget then I would go for at as it should last quite a long time (5+ years), especially with some overclocking done later on.

    I still see plenty of ppl using i7-2700K's (2011) with newer GPU's without any issues.
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.44 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 280L 122.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($513.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1442.28
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-08 07:25 EDT-0400

    "Clarifications / Justifications for changes"
    TridentZ 2x8 (RGB or not) is the fastest 2x8 RAM on the market as far as I know.
    Corsair Nepton 280L is the best CPU Cooler though fans can be noisy compared to other AIO coolers. (I believe it's ~115-120USD?)
    Better GTX 1080 IMO.
    Either PSU is good.
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