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Need opinion on planned build (i7 7700k, 1080ti, z270) and also wonder about what cooling system to use

This is the first time I'm going to build a computer so thought I could need some help.

So far:
cpu: i7 7700k
gpu: gtx 1080 ti seahawk
motherboard: asus z270f
psu: evga supernova 650w

I haven't yer gotten to the sshd and so on, but I'll figure that out later.

Is there any problems with this? Any components that don't go well together etc? Also I have no clue what cpu cooler to go for. Any advice?
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    What's the intended use? I assume gaming.... but is it strictly gaming?

    An i7-7700K is the "best" gaming CPU right now, but CoffeeLake launches in a couple of weeks, and will offer more cores/threads and, worst-case, should impact pricing (positively) of the KabyLake offerings.

    Ryzen is another potential to consider, with the increased core/thread count - if you intend to stream etc too, could be beneficial.

    Otherwise, that's a very nice setup..... assuming you'll be playing at 1440p 100+Hz or 4K.... otherwise, the 1080TI might be a little overkill (not a bad thing necessarily).

    Which "Supernova"? G2, G3, P2, T2 etc are all great..... the NEX sub line-up though, not so much.


    For cooling, it really depends on your intended uses. If you're not looking to OC, or only OC modestly, even something "budget"(ish) like an H7 from Cryorig will do the job.

    If you want to push substantial OC's (or just have "better" cooling overall), a 240mm+ AIO, or a beefy air cooler like a Noctua NH-D15 would be very good options.
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  2. Barty1884 said:
    What's the intended use? I assume gaming.... but is it strictly gaming?
    Mainly gaming, but also 3D modeling.
    Barty1884 said:
    An i7-7700K is the "best" gaming CPU right now, but CoffeeLake launches in a couple of weeks, and will offer more cores/threads and, worst-case, should impact pricing (positively) of the KabyLake offerings.
    Is there any reason to pick the 7700k over that one other than time preference?
    Also I didn't quite understand this sentence as english isn't my first language: "and, worst-case, should impact pricing (positively) of the KabyLake offerings."
    Barty1884 said:
    Ryzen is another potential to consider, with the increased core/thread count - if you intend to stream etc too, could be beneficial.
    Not planning on it so not a priority at all.
    Barty1884 said:
    Otherwise, that's a very nice setup..... assuming you'll be playing at 1440p 100+Hz or 4K.... otherwise, the 1080TI might be a little overkill (not a bad thing necessarily).
    I picked the 1080 ti specifically because I'm going to be playing at 4K.
    Barty1884 said:
    Which "Supernova"? G2, G3, P2, T2 etc are all great..... the NEX sub line-up though, not so much.
    G2 I was thinking of.
    Barty1884 said:
    For cooling, it really depends on your intended uses. If you're not looking to OC, or only OC modestly, even something "budget"(ish) like an H7 from Cryorig will do the job.

    If you want to push substantial OC's (or just have "better" cooling overall), a 240mm+ AIO, or a beefy air cooler like a Noctua NH-D15 would be very good options.
    I'm not sure whether I will, but ok thanks.
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  3. 1. Can your specific 3D modelling program(s) take advantage of 6+cores 12+threads? If so, Ryzen may be a compelling offering. I

    2. It's tough to say until the full launch and prices and definitive performance is known. The 7700K will likely still be one of the "best" gaming CPUs, but would start to fall behind in workstation tasks.

    What I mean is, with CoffeeLake launches, that's the "new" product. It offers more cores/threads (generally) for similar money. The prices of KabyLake may be impacted (ie come down) as a result. It's not a guarantee, but definitely a possibility if you can afford to wait a couple of weeks.

    3. At 4K, then the 1080TI is a great choice. Just wanted to make sure you were planning a well balanced system, to make sure you can take advantage of the full power of a 1080TI.

    4. The G2/G3 are great PSUs, not a problem there at all.

    5. If you're not sure if you want to overclock, a relatively "basic" cooler like a Cryorig H7 would be fine to begin with. Should keep the stock speeds relatively cool (and should still allow a small OC). In time, if you want to push OC's a bit more, a better cooler is a pretty basic and relatively inexpensive upgrade (relative to the cost of a 1080TI and 7700K).
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  4. Like said, the AM4 might offer you better future proof platform while still having incredible performance, specially on heavy tasks.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/N3PBkT
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  5. Barty1884 said:
    1. Can your specific 3D modelling program(s) take advantage of 6+cores 12+threads?
    I have no idea. 3ds max.

    I'll wait and see then. THanks for the help.
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