Spec'd a PC Build, want to know your thoughts and critique

Hi Everyone,

So as per the title, looking to get a pc built through pcspecialist.co.uk. I've picked the parts and want to know your thoughts and critique. Nothing is set in stone however I do like the new GTX 1070TI so wanna keep that in the list. One thing I've really struggled to understand, is the complementing of graphics card and processor, I'm unsure when he processor is overkill or a bottleneck. Game is for purely gaming and I play titles such as Siege, PUBG, Friday 13th, Battlefield 1. Let me know your thoughts and recommendations.

Case
CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 570X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor i7-7740X (4.3GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING: ATX, USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s, WIFI - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Hard Disk
1TB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
FREE Assassin's Creed: Origins with select SAMSUNG SSDs!
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i V2 Hydro Cooler w/ PCS Liquid Series Ultra Quiet Fans
Thermal Paste
EK-TIM ECTOTHERM THERMAL COMPOUND
LED Lighting
50cm RGB LED Strip
Extra Case Fans
1x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Google Chrome™
Monitor
ASUS PG279Q 27" IPS G-Sync ROG Swift
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 10 working days
Quantity
1

Price £2,741.00 including VAT and delivery
Reply to wrongfoot08
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  1. go new gen on the cpu, 1 TB of SSD is al right, me personally would get a smaller SSD and raid 0 two couple TB HDD for the space. the program you want fast are fast and you cans till store plenty. not much point getting ram that's OC'ed as high as that the gain is not massive and it can be quite the cause for system instability.
    Reply to freercurse
  2. An i5x on a 299 board, with a 1070ti, good lord, dont do it!

    Go coffee lake, a 1080ti and save alot of money.
    Reply to daswilhelm
  3. freercurse said:
    go new gen on the cpu, 1 TB of SSD is al right, me personally would get a smaller SSD and raid 0 two couple TB HDD for the space. the program you want fast are fast and you cans till store plenty. not much point getting ram that's OC'ed as high as that the gain is not massive and it can be quite the cause for system instability.


    New gen CPU such as?? Okay yeah, so a 250gb SSD and a 1tb HDD maybe? and 16gb ddr4 2133MHZ?
    Reply to wrongfoot08
  4. Ah damn sorry guys the CPU is wrong, I meant to select Intel i7- 7740 (4.3GhZ)
    Reply to wrongfoot08
  5. daswilhelm said:
    An i5x on a 299 board, with a 1070ti, good lord, dont do it!

    Go coffee lake, a 1080ti and save alot of money.


    Sorry I meant to put Intel i7- 7740 (4.3GhZ)
    Reply to wrongfoot08
  6. wrongfoot08 said:
    Ah damn sorry guys the CPU is wrong, I meant to select Intel i7- 7740 (4.3GhZ)


    Even with that cpu, get coffee lake.
    Reply to daswilhelm
  7. wrongfoot08 said:
    daswilhelm said:
    An i5x on a 299 board, with a 1070ti, good lord, dont do it!

    Go coffee lake, a 1080ti and save alot of money.


    Sorry I meant to put Intel i7- 7740 (4.3GhZ)


    For gaming Coffee Lake is better. With the money saved you can get a better gpu which will give significant gains.
    Reply to sizzling
  8. sizzling said:
    wrongfoot08 said:
    daswilhelm said:
    An i5x on a 299 board, with a 1070ti, good lord, dont do it!

    Go coffee lake, a 1080ti and save alot of money.


    Sorry I meant to put Intel i7- 7740 (4.3GhZ)


    For gaming Coffee Lake is better. With the money saved you can get a better gpu which will give significant gains.


    Something like Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K?
    Reply to wrongfoot08
  9. wrongfoot08 said:
    sizzling said:
    wrongfoot08 said:
    daswilhelm said:
    An i5x on a 299 board, with a 1070ti, good lord, dont do it!

    Go coffee lake, a 1080ti and save alot of money.


    Sorry I meant to put Intel i7- 7740 (4.3GhZ)


    For gaming Coffee Lake is better. With the money saved you can get a better gpu which will give significant gains.


    Something like Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K?


    Yes, that and a z370 motherboard. With that savings you can get a 1080ti, and still save money.
    Reply to daswilhelm
  10. Exactly, look up the reviews of the 8700k.
    Reply to sizzling
  11. Thanks guys! And with regards, to SSD and RAM? any recommendations based on the CPU and GPU you guys mentioned?
    Reply to wrongfoot08
  12. regardless, for £2.7k that's massively overpriced.
    Reply to 13thmonkey
  13. wrongfoot08 said:
    Thanks guys! And with regards, to SSD and RAM? any recommendations based on the CPU and GPU you guys mentioned?


    Nothing wrong with your current choices for RAM and SSD. Personally, i would get a 250 or 500gb SSD with a 2TB WD Black drive for games and storage etc. But thats just my preference.
    Reply to daswilhelm
  14. daswilhelm said:
    wrongfoot08 said:
    Thanks guys! And with regards, to SSD and RAM? any recommendations based on the CPU and GPU you guys mentioned?


    Nothing wrong with your current choices for RAM and SSD. Personally, i would get a 250 or 500gb SSD with a 2TB WD Black drive for games and storage etc. But thats just my preference.


    Yeah I agree, probably will go to a 500gb SSD. I'll take a look around at pc builders that can offer these components. Know any good ones, I know PCbuilder doesn't have the Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K..
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  15. Build it yourself, save money and get a much better system.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor (£379.90 @ Alza)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£131.96 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£146.53 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£143.52 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£135.54 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 HYBRID GAMING Video Card (£614.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ATX ATX Mid Tower Case (£153.91 @ More Computers)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£94.00 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.74 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor (£660.14 @ BT Shop)
    Total: £2581.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 21:45 GMT+0000
    Reply to WildCard999
  16. WildCard999 said:
    Build it yourself, save money and get a much better system.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor (£379.90 @ Alza)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£131.96 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£146.53 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£143.52 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£135.54 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 HYBRID GAMING Video Card (£614.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ATX ATX Mid Tower Case (£153.91 @ More Computers)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£94.00 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.74 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor (£660.14 @ BT Shop)
    Total: £2581.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 21:45 GMT+0000


    I build my last, and it always works out cheaper, just the finance option is always ideal
    Reply to wrongfoot08
  17. Do you have any money saved or are you just going to finance? Also if you already have a build if you list out the specs there's probably parts we can reuse and essentially save you quite a bit of cash. This way you hopefully won't need to finance this build and can get something better.
    Reply to WildCard999
  18. wrongfoot08 said:
    WildCard999 said:
    Build it yourself, save money and get a much better system.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor (£379.90 @ Alza)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£131.96 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£146.53 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£143.52 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£135.54 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 HYBRID GAMING Video Card (£614.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ATX ATX Mid Tower Case (£153.91 @ More Computers)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£94.00 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.74 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor (£660.14 @ BT Shop)
    Total: £2581.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 21:45 GMT+0000


    I build my last, and it always works out cheaper, just the finance option is always ideal


    scan.co.uk does finance on parts
    Reply to 13thmonkey
  19. WildCard999 said:
    Do you have any money saved or are you just going to finance? Also if you already have a build if you list out the specs there's probably parts we can reuse and essentially save you quite a bit of cash. This way you hopefully won't need to finance this build and can get something better.


    Finance was the best option to get it as soon as possible haha. But potentially I can save and wait a while... The build I had, gave to a family member as I spent the last year travelling.
    Reply to wrongfoot08
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