what do you think of this gaming pc build

Hello i was hoping for any thoughts or suggestions for this computer i am thinking of ordering for my teen for christmas who is a big gamer fan. I did a little research and put this one together on ibuypower website hoping it won't explode lol .


Case 1 x Thermaltake Versa N23 w/ Window Gaming Case
LED Fan Lighting 1 x Default Case Fan
Case Lighting 1 x iBUYPOWER RGB Lighting - [FREE] 1 RGB Lighting Strip
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 1 x iBUYPOWER Internal USB Expansion System + ASUS Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor (6x 3.70GHz/12MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling 1 x DEEPCOOL Captain 240EX Gamer Storm 240mm Liquid CPU Cooling System - RGB
Memory 1 x 16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 - 8GB - EVGA Superclocked (VR-Ready) - Single Card
SLI Bridge 1 x MSI Gaming SLI Bridge High Bandwidth for GTX 10 Series (2-Way SLI)
Motherboard 1 x ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING -- Aura RGB, 3x PCIe x16, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, WiFi [Intel Optane Ready]
Power Supply 1 x 900 Watt - In Win Classic Series C900W - 80 PLUS Platinum, Full Modular
Advance Cabling Options 1 x Standard Default Cables
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 500 GB WD Blue SSD -- Read: 545MB/s, Write: 525MB/s - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 1 x - [FREE] 2 TB HARD DRIVE 7200RPM - Today Only
Optical Drive 1 x ASUS 12X Blu-ray Reader, DVD Rewriter Combo Drive - Black
Media Card Reader / Writer 1 x 12-In-1 Internal Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card 1 x Asus PCE-AC56 AC1300 Dual Band Network Card - Up to 867 Mbps, dual 2.4GHz/5GHz bands
USB Expansion Card 1 x PCI-Express USB 3.0 Expansion Card (2x External Port + 1x Header)
Operating System 1 x Windows 10 Home - (64-bit)
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse 1 x GAMDIAS Demeter E1 Optical Gaming Mouse
Monitor 1 x 24" [1920x1080] Sceptre E248W-19206C LED Monitor -- 1ms response time + 60Hz refresh rate - Single Monitor
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Reply to Barbara Luvsherbabies
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  1. Very good build, it is a beast. Enjoy :) How much are you paying for it?
    Reply to vapour
  2. Way overpowered for a 1080p setup, you don't need 2 gtx 1080's (or maybe the sli bridge, I'm confused, are you doing 2 1080's sli? If not then you don't need the sli bridge), you don't need the wifi adapter if the mobo has wifi enabled, and you could stick an SSD in that and it would bootup faster, games would run faster, than the hard drives
    Reply to connerweatherly17
  3. good question connerweatherly17 i was not sure if i needed the bridge i'm only using 1 GTX 1080 - 8GB - EVGA Superclocked (VR-Ready) i wasn't sure about the wifi adapter either the other builds i tried didn't give me the option i'm going to look into it and the ssd option its going to cost me a about 2,200 i def dont want to pay for stuff i don't need
    Reply to Barbara Luvsherbabies
  4. Are you willing to build your own? You can get better build with less cost.
    Reply to vapour
  5. i agree with Conner and Vapour, although like vapour has asked, the key thing is the cost. Ibuypower is a custom PC builder. Most of those companies charge a huge margin, normally about 30%, after all they have to make money too.

    It is definitely a decent build, but you could get cheaper. I'd say your paying through the nose for it. Sometimes that's a limitation of where you live and what's available. But if you haven't bought it yet, consider getting the parts separate and putting it together yourself.

    also you could reduce the outlay a little by swapping out the 1080. At 1080p 60hz, its massive overkill. A gtx 1060 6gb will reduce the cost by about 300 and still game very well at that resolution. a 1070 would give a little more room for a monitor upgrade and future proof (a little for a year or two). So you could really shave off a few hundred bucks if you didn't have to have the most awesome gaming machine. You could also use an I5 8600k which will perform as well as the 8700k in most games, maybe a few percentage points behind.

    also the INwin C900 isn't a great PSU. Something like an EVGA G2/G3 750w (which is high quality) will be perfect. You don't need any more.
    Reply to keith12
  6. im not that handy at putting pcs together i did look at the individual prices and yes i am paying more but i did try a few years back to upgrade his pc myself and its not up to par, its kind of why i'm willing to let ibuypower do it for me now at a cost though lol, thank you everyone for your help i did a few adjustments to it so im not paying for things i don't need and learned a lot in the process i think when my middle son gets old enough i might try again now that i have more knowledge of what i need.thanks to everyone!
    Reply to Barbara Luvsherbabies
  7. What's your budget and what resolution do you plan on playing?
    Reply to yo.edy.4ever
  8. FYI, I buy power is poor on quality and customer service, just google a bunch.
    Reply to vapour
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