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Will This Motherboard Run These Things? ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO

I'm going to build the following :-
1- i7-7700K
2- ASUS ROG Strix 1080 Ti Or AORUS 1080 Ti Extreme
3- ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO Motherboard
4- DDR4 3200 Mhz
5- Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 230V
And i'm worried will these parts run on this motherboard successfully?
and also will it bottleneck the i7 and the Ti?
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  1. This motherboard is one of the best to run all of these components at meximum performance. You can buy it without hesitation.

    But what you did not specify is very important too:

    - you are buying a 12 GB GPU, so 16 GB RAM will become bottleneck, get 32 GB RAM

    - get a decent cooler, possibly an all-in-one liquid cooler one for successful overclock - even automatic motherboard OC settings will do with this fastest gaming peocessor ever produced

    - get a solid PSU that supplies enough and stable power to these components

    - get a an SSD at least - do not settle for anything else than Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB.

    if you select NVMe, stick with 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro or 960 series. Other brands are just trying to reach 950 Pro performance at the moment. I would say you can get OEM Samsung NVMe drives like SM961/SM951 etc and the speed difference will be minimal ( I have tried Toshiba XG3, Leonovo NVMe, Samsung SM951 NVMe and AHCI, MyDigitalSSD BPX and 950 Pro, performance wise any of them are beyond any measure) - but they cost just a a few dollars less than the 950 pro/960 pro and are not supported by Samsung Magician/NVMe driver software and not covered in warranty etc - not worth the risk with after such a big expenditure.

    Buy one with valid warranty in your country - Toshiba XG3 died and I was left without warranty, Kingston HyperX Savage SSD died, I was left without warranty here. Yesterday Sandisk Ultra II died, but I have warranty.

    Once you put your NVMe in, do not move it - they are very very fragile and tend to get damaged very easily, you will see why when you have it on your hand. Try not to move your SSD as well.

    If you get an NVMe + SSD, then you can go cheap on SSD - especially beyond 512 GB Samsungs get expensive, but in any case don't purchase SSDs less than 480-500-512 GB size. Sandisk can be your second choice - beyond that all SSD brands performance gets awful very quickly.
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  2. whats the point of this build? if its for gaming on a 1080p monitor it is all completely uneccesary.
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  3. ARICH5 said:
    whats the point of this build? if its for gaming on a 1080p monitor it is all completely uneccesary.


    4K Monitor Or 3 1440 ( if i could afford it ) or 1080P ( 3 Monitors Not One )
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  4. eyupo92 said:
    This motherboard is one of the best to run all of these components at meximum performance. You can buy it without hesitation.

    But what you did not specify is very important too:

    - you are buying a 12 GB GPU, so 16 GB RAM will become bottleneck, get 32 GB RAM

    - get a decent cooler, possibly an all-in-one liquid cooler one for successful overclock - even automatic motherboard OC settings will do with this fastest gaming peocessor ever produced

    - get a solid PSU that supplies enough and stable power to these components

    - get a an SSD at least - do not settle for anything else than Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB.

    if you select NVMe, stick with 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro or 960 series. Other brands are just trying to reach 950 Pro performance at the moment. I would say you can get OEM Samsung NVMe drives like SM961/SM951 etc and the speed difference will be minimal ( I have tried Toshiba XG3, Leonovo NVMe, Samsung SM951 NVMe and AHCI, MyDigitalSSD BPX and 950 Pro, performance wise any of them are beyond any measure) - but they cost just a a few dollars less than the 950 pro/960 pro and are not supported by Samsung Magician/NVMe driver software and not covered in warranty etc - not worth the risk with after such a big expenditure.

    Buy one with valid warranty in your country - Toshiba XG3 died and I was left without warranty, Kingston HyperX Savage SSD died, I was left without warranty here. Yesterday Sandisk Ultra II died, but I have warranty.

    Once you put your NVMe in, do not move it - they are very very fragile and tend to get damaged very easily, you will see why when you have it on your hand. Try not to move your SSD as well.

    If you get an NVMe + SSD, then you can go cheap on SSD - especially beyond 512 GB Samsungs get expensive, but in any case don't purchase SSDs less than 480-500-512 GB size. Sandisk can be your second choice - beyond that all SSD brands performance gets awful very quickly.

    I do have a 1TB HHD WD Black//240GB SSD HyperX installed and going to add another 500GB SSD after i install the Ti but i'm looking for a budget one since i'm going to throw all of my money on it and probably either a 4K monitor or 3 monitors
    i will get a master cooler hyper 212 evo temporary till i have some cash and get liquid cooler (although some warned me about their coolers ruined their entire system when it leaked)
    16GB 3200Mhz is all i could find where i live atm so i think i have to wait for 6 months till the next shipment arrives
    but will it be that bad with Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz?
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  5. ARICH5 said:


    Thank you i didn't see this post before it for sure will help me further more in this site :)
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  6. Best answer
    HyperX SSD is OK to get you started, if it works fine then.

    As far as I read from reviews etc on Intel platforms the performance increase by purchasing a faster RAM is around 1% or so in gaming and applications. The point is mainly faster RAM might help you achieve better CPU OC if the OC parameters you use also effect RAM. So if you are not aiming for very high OC , a 32 GB DDR4 2400 MHz might be better.

    We have a saying here : '1 gram of meat covers 1000 errors', mainly used for cooking. My motto has always been : '1 GB of RAM eliminates 1000 performance problems'.

    In my 35 years of PC usage I had never seen any practical performance difference coming from faster RAM, ever ... until lately some idiots working on AMD Ryzen CPUs made such a stupid design error.

    As far as 7700K is concerned, there should not be significant performance decrease from moving down to 2400 MHz - but you must do your own research.

    And for 4K gaming: OK, 7700K and Ti is the best CPU - GPU combo at this moment - but from what I have seen in reviews, there are situations where fps is slightly above 30 fps in most games, not reaching 60 fps. Now, historically game developers have always added more stuff every year instead of removing stuff to make newer games faster.. meaning a combo barely managing a 60 fps today at 4K will not get you 30 fps two years from now.

    My point is : even with 4K monitor, you might find yourself playing games with either lower details you would with 2560, or set your resolution lower like 2560 etc on your monitor. 4K monitors are very expensive currently - a 32 " 4K monitor is twice expensive as a 55" 4K TV where I live. Starting with lower resolution might be a better idea.

    Also consider the new very wide resolutions for monitors - like 3840 * 1080 resolutions, it might be beyter then multiple 1920*1080 monitors.

    Anyway, hope you get what you aim for.
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