How can I improve my PC?

I have been working on my first PC build for a few weeks now and wanted to know what you all think. I will be gaming, doing homework, using the internet, and in the future I will be editing videos. My budget is about $1800 so try not to get too carried away with any suggestions.

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700k

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080

SSD: Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB

MBD: Asus ROG STRIX Z-370E Gaming

CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

PSU: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Case: Apex - 21N-01 ATX Mid Tower Case
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  1. I would use a more reliable PSU.

    Anything Seasonic is usually good - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119
    Reply to ThatVietGuy
  2. If its the current gen CXM, it's a decent PSU. It's the previous gens that were terribly build quality. That said, if you wanted to play with custom loop cooling, or SLI, or go full rave with RGB lighting, a better PSU would be a very good choice. I don't know if I'd agree with "anything Seasonic" but most of whats made by them is high quality.

    For a pretty up to date listing of models to look out, I'd check out this forum post
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/

    As for performance upgrades, you're pretty much covered. 16GB should be more than enough for gaming, tho some games have been coming out with fairly outrageous recommended specs. But unless you need to, now is a fairly bad time to even think about upgrading RAM. The prices for RAM and GPUs are pretty absurd right now. The same goes for the 1080. Unless you had some crippling need to go to a 1080ti, that $1000 + cost would be better put in to literally anything else. Maybe a monitor if yours isn't taking full advantage of your GPU.

    If you're just really wanting to do something to your system, maybe look at a different case (solely a personal taste, I don't like the Apex) or RGB kits.
    Reply to azaran
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