New computer need help with components.

So im going to buy a new computer i currently got a i7-4790k 2x 970's. and im looking to keep one 970 so i can wait and buy the new nvidia graphic card i heard was coming out.

This is what im looking to buy any tips would be needed
Cpu:Intel Core i7-8700K
Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62
Ram: G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 16GB 3200MHz
Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX GLASS
PSU: Corsair RM650x 650W

And any tips off maybe making it a bit cheaper but you can see what im going for. Looks and kinda high end. is 650psu enough?
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  1. Looks good. This PSU will be enough.
  2. I'd keep your 4790K, it's still a very good CPU for gaming and can easily be paired with a GPU such as the 1080 ti without issues and can be further overclocked with good cooling. This will allow you to get better storage or a new monitor, etc.
  3. 650w is fine for a GTX970 and any other single modern graphics card you can buy today.
    It is unlikely that a future top performing graphics card will need more.
    That said,
    I have no problem overprovisioning a PSU a bit. Say 20%.
    It will allow for a stronger future graphics card upgrade.
    It will run cooler, quieter, and more efficiently in the middle third of it's range.
    A PSU will only use the wattage demanded of it, regardless of it's max capability.
    Buy a tier 1 or 2 quality unit from a list such as this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    I think corsair rm is tier 3.
    Not on the list yet, but very highly rated is the Seasonic focus series with 10 year warranty.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151186


    Your case has plenty of room for a good air cooler.
    The very best would be the Noctua NH-D15s at half the price.
    NH-I14s is about as good and a bit cheaper.
    As a plus, an air cooler would preserve the natural positive pressure cooling sustem.
    That is where all the front intake air is filtered, keeping your case cleaner.
    A Air cooler will be quieter and more reliable; it will not leak.
  4. WildCard999 said:
    I'd keep your 4790K, it's still a very good CPU for gaming and can easily be paired with a GPU such as the 1080 ti without issues and can be further overclocked with good cooling. This will allow you to get better storage or a new monitor, etc.
    forgot to say that im selling my old computer and keeping a 970
  5. linus.johansson020 said:
    So im going to buy a new computer i currently got a i7-4790k 2x 970's. and im looking to keep one 970 so i can wait and buy the new nvidia graphic card i heard was coming out.

    This is what im looking to buy any tips would be needed
    Cpu:Intel Core i7-8700K
    Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62
    Ram: G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 16GB 3200MHz
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 PCIe SSD
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX GLASS
    PSU: Corsair RM650x 650W

    And any tips off maybe making it a bit cheaper but you can see what im going for. Looks and kinda high end. is 650psu enough?


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($369.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.83 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($114.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($192.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1226.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-09 13:52 EST-0500

    Take money saved and invest in a better GFX card. It'll probably be a couple more months until Volta is out. Longer for 3rd party offerings seems normal. Tack on the insane GFX card prices and buying now is a bit more challenging. Fortunately, I picked up an EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid at $10 less than MSRP back in January. Not exactly something to text home about but it's better than the $1200 and up that I've seen.

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