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First Time to Build PC for games, 3d art and video editing

I just want to know if this build is okay and if you guys can offer some suggestions,
they're very welcome. I plan on building a PC for games, 3d art and video editing.

This is what I have in mind

CPU: INTEL i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad Core 4.2 GHz (
GPU: Inno3D iChill GTX 1070 X4
MOBO: ASUS Prime Z270-A
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
SSD: WD Blue 250GB Internal SSD

I don't know what PSU to get and if I really need a cooler.
If you could suggest something or give an advice regarding this build, I'd appreciate it.
Thank you very much.
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  1. Depends on your specific focus.

    Some thoughts:
    1. >2x 1070's are going to be wasted in gaming. You're looking at a ~$1,600 investment in those..... perhaps dual 1080TI's (~$1,400 or so) would be beneficial, depending on the 3D/Editing applications you use.

    2. A 7700K is a great gaming chip, but the Quad Core + HT aspect may hinder you in other tasks. An i7-8700K would give you a 6core +HT chip for ~$80 more.... although Ryzen offerings (like the R7 1700/X, 8Core/16Thread) might be a better choice for your editing needs, depending on the application - with relatively small impacts to gaming performance.

    As for a cooler, with a 7700K (or 8700K), they don't ship with stock coolers - so yes, you need a cooler. Whether you're interested in OCing or not will play a part in cooler choice.

    As for a PSU, for your suggested setup, you're looking at a 91W TDP CPU and 4x 170W GPUs. That's an approx 800W max power draw at stock speeds. To give you a bit of OCing headroom and operate within peak efficiency curves...... a quality ~1100-1200W unit would be a great choice.

    While lower wattage units work, in theory - you may find a lack of PCIe connectors (relative the the GPUs you have/want), when looking at at <1000W unit.

    Something like:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Gold 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $189.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:26 EDT-0400

    Would be a quality option.
    Have 8x 6+2pin PCIe connectors, so you could opt for 4x GPUs requiring 2x8pins each.
    Reply to Barty1884
  2. Barty1884 said:
    Depends on your specific focus.

    Some thoughts:
    1. >2x 1070's are going to be wasted in gaming. You're looking at a ~$1,600 investment in those..... perhaps dual 1080TI's (~$1,400 or so) would be beneficial, depending on the 3D/Editing applications you use.

    2. A 7700K is a great gaming chip, but the Quad Core + HT aspect may hinder you in other tasks. An i7-8700K would give you a 6core +HT chip for ~$80 more.... although Ryzen offerings (like the R7 1700/X, 8Core/16Thread) might be a better choice for your editing needs, depending on the application - with relatively small impacts to gaming performance.

    As for a cooler, with a 7700K (or 8700K), they don't ship with stock coolers - so yes, you need a cooler. Whether you're interested in OCing or not will play a part in cooler choice.

    As for a PSU, for your suggested setup, you're looking at a 91W TDP CPU and 4x 170W GPUs. That's an approx 800W max power draw at stock speeds. To give you a bit of OCing headroom and operate within peak efficiency curves...... a quality ~1100-1200W unit would be a great choice.

    While lower wattage units work, in theory - you may find a lack of PCIe connectors (relative the the GPUs you have/want), when looking at at <1000W unit.

    Something like:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Gold 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $189.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:26 EDT-0400

    Would be a quality option.
    Have 8x 6+2pin PCIe connectors, so you could opt for 4x GPUs requiring 2x8pins each.


    Inno3D iChill GTX 1070 X4 Is a model number, not 4 way SLI
    http://www.inno3d.com/products_detail.php?refid=255
    Reply to Snipergod87
  3. Best answer
    :lol: good catch @Snipergod87..... my bad.


    Well then, that changes everything.

    Still stand by my CPU and Cooler thoughts/comments, but the PSU (obviously) is totally overkill.
    For the money (after rebates), the S12II 620W is a great unit, It's a little dated at this point though, and 620W is overkill for a single GPU setup.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($31.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $31.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:40 EDT-0400

    For something a little newer and still great quality, there are options:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Rosewill - Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $59.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:42 EDT-0400

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $23.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:43 EDT-0400

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $63.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:43 EDT-0400

    Among others.
    Reply to Barty1884
  4. Barty1884 said:
    :lol: good catch @Snipergod87..... my bad.


    Well then, that changes everything.

    Still stand by my CPU and Cooler thoughts/comments, but the PSU (obviously) is totally overkill.
    For the money (after rebates), the S12II 620W is a great unit, It's a little dated at this point though, and 620W is overkill for a single GPU setup.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($31.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $31.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:40 EDT-0400

    For something a little newer and still great quality, there are options:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Rosewill - Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $59.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:42 EDT-0400

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $23.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:43 EDT-0400

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $63.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 15:43 EDT-0400

    Among others.


    Thanks for your suggestions!

    I also apologize for my typo! I'll also consider getting an 8th gen processor,
    just gonna look out for more reviews about it.

    Again, thanks!
    Reply to crestofhope00
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