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new build, up to $2000, within the next few months

a friend asked me to help figure out a build for him, but i haven't really kept up with hardware much so i was hoping to get some advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ~2 months, 3 max

Budget Range: 1800-2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, general internet use

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, see below

Do you need to buy OS: No

Parts Preferences: no brand preference

Overclocking: likely no, but possible

SLI or Crossfire: no

he said he has no preference for 4K, but would like dual monitors

are any big changes in available hardware happening within the next 2 months or so?
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    Think this will suit you :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.99 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($130.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer - Predator XB1 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor ($449.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $1873.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-13 03:04 EST-0500

    U can go for 8700k, it will be within 2k
  2. Lucky_SLS said:
    Think this will suit you :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.99 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($130.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer - Predator XB1 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor ($449.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $1873.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-13 03:04 EST-0500

    U can go for 8700k, it will be within 2k


    Thats great for the price,if he cant wait, I would def do it. Just seems like like the new refresh of Zen on 12nm is due to Feb / March.. Might be worth waiting.
  3. Catching upto coffee lake in IPC is a very tall order, but if AMD does it, that would be nothing short of spectacular.
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