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Hello,

I'm excited to be able to build my first custom pc and I have majority of my build picked out but I wanted to run it by some professionals and/or experienced builders.

Rig:


If there is something that could be improved, then I would gladly accept the advice. But my main issue is I cannot find a decent heatsink or AIO cooler for my CPU. The only decent AIO I've really seen is the Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835181103
I just need help finding a decent cooling fan.
I want to be able to mulitask like streams and such while maintaining 60+ frames.
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    get coffee lake I5 build, if budget is not an issue, get coffee lake I7.
    3200 ram is more than enough
    no founder edition...
    psu is no good
    H100v2 is pretty good cooler

    Assuming coffee lake I7, get something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($414.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3333 Memory ($172.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1726.18
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 01:04 EST-0500

    downgrade cpu to I5-8600k if need to cut cost.
  2. vapour said:
    get coffee lake I5 build, if budget is not an issue, get coffee lake I7.
    3200 ram is more than enough
    no founder edition...
    psu is no good
    H100v2 is pretty good cooler

    Assuming coffee lake I7, get something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($414.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3333 Memory ($172.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1726.18
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 01:04 EST-0500

    downgrade cpu to I5-8600k if need to cut cost.


    Thank you! I appreciate your help. For some reason I kept thinking I could reuse my current PSU but the way things are looking, youre right for pointing it out. Is this a decent monitor for this build? Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor.
    And could I use the same hard drive from my previous rig or is it better to switch?
  3. 1080 can handle that monitor easily, you can reuse hdd or ssd.
  4. Hey, I don’t mean to bring this thread up again, but what other GPU do you recommend if the MSI is unavailable? Every time I see it it’s out of stock or cost my soul. I still have my eye on it, but I don’t want to choose a different gpu and it not be good enough.
  5. List 5 cheapest ones you can find so I can pick for you. Or what website do you use?

    I will get this for the pricing atm:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($544.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $544.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 12:41 EST-0500
  6. That’s actually one of the cards I was looking at. I’ve been using pcpartpicker.com. I had some Asus RGB card but that price changed from 500+ to almost 800. No thank you, that’s a bit extra lol. But I was looking at a Gigabyte GTX 1080 8gb gpu as well. I tried to stay pretty similar to the first one you recommended, but I keep seeing some of these that require additional liquid cooling.
  7. Don't go with 1 fan or turbo blower cards. Others are fine.
  8. Alright. So everything else should be okay for this build?
  9. yes, but check ram price, they change a lot. 3200 G.Skill has ~190
  10. Oh yeah. The one in that list above had gone out of stock so I tried to stay with something similar and the price went to like 230+. Which I don’t mind, but i still have my eye out for better prices.
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