That looks like one hell of a computer right there! No changes. I may have gone overboard but if you don't actually need 10TB of storage, don't spend that much money on a HDD. Get a 2 or 4TB SeaGate for less than $100. 300+ dollars for a hard drive is a little absurd.
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A regular 1080 will perform admirably in 1440p at 60FPS. As long as the system can push 144FPS, then you are taking advantage of the 144hz refresh rate. If it's that much of a price difference, I would opt for the regular 1080. And always keep in mind, you can always overclock if you want to! The 1080 is a perfect match with the 8700K. No bottlenecks there!
1060 - for 1080p gaming
1070 - for 1440p gaming
1080 - for 4K gaming
1080ti - bragging rights
No worries! I just updated my comment. Accidentally clicked save before I was done.
Haha definitely overkill but honestly, if you have the money, go for it. At least you won't need to upgrade anything for a while. Plus, I noticed you went with a 165hz 1440p monitor so with this much power, you should be able to take advantage of that monitor. This will probably play rocket league on Ultra 1440p over 150FPS to give you an idea. Few things though,
No SSD?!? Get a 250-500GB SSD for the OS and programs at least! If you can squeeze it, get a 1TB Crucial or Samsung Evo that way you can also store some games on it as well!
As much money as you're investing, I recommend a better case! Look into the NZXT S340 Elite instead.
Overkill on the PSU. I recommend 750 watts. No need for 1000 unless you plan to go SLI in the future.
This is my personal preference but I didn't like that Razer mouse at all! It got so uncomfortable after a while. I recommend the Logitech G502 or Corsair M65 Pro. If you get the Corsair mouse, may as well change the keyboard to Corsair as well that way the lighting syncs up haha.
May as well go with slightly faster ram as well. 3000/3200mhz rather than 2666.
P.S - the OEM version of Windows you had selected, locks to the motherboard. You cannot transfer it. If you ever change out the hard drive that windows is installed on or swap motherboards, you'll be forced to purchase another license. If you plan to upgrade post-build, buy the full version. It's typically about 140ish.
Oh and since you're using an aftermarket CPU cooler, be sure to purchase some thermal paste as well.
Here's the build with my suggestions:
No problem. Here's a downgraded version of it. Less GPU, CPU, PSU, stock CPU cooler and a 250GB SSD if you want a cheap option. It will still do well in all areas but it may have some trouble with editing heavy video. PSU is from 2015 so it's a little older but it will still work perfectly fine for your needs. I highly recommend the first build if you want to crush gaming, streaming and editing.
1050ti will run most newer games in mediumish settings at 60FPS. Bear in mind that it will start to have some trouble in the high/ultra settings. Especially when streaming. Streaming is primarily CPU intensive but it will take a small hit on the GPU.
For that price, here's a pretty bad *** little build if I do say so. 6-Core CPU for all streaming/editing needs matched with a GTX1060 that will crush games in 1080p. SSD for OS and programs and HDD for games and mass storage. 8GB of RAM should suffice. Maybe consider 16GB if you're streaming and editing.
I guarantee you that system will run PUBG on ultra. My quad core cpu and 1060 plays it on high with view distance on ultra at 70FPS. I'm sure you can run ultra everything without a sweat.
No problem! Of course you can do that. Here's the same build with a 1TB SSD, no HDD and with a GTX 1070!
So.. I think this should just about do everything that you're asking!
Ryzen 5 1600X will do great with multitasking and any intensive work loads. Factory clocked at 3.6ghz but can easily be overclocked to 4.0GHz later down the road when you need more power. IF you need more power.
16GB of RAM will easily handle multitasking and a dual monitor setup.
500GB SSD + 1TB HDD
GTX1060 will easily handle all games in 1080p high/ultra settings well over 60FPS. This is the only question that I have. Considering you set the max budget to 2000, if you wanted to, you can get a 1070. A 1070 will give you a little bit more longevity out of the system and at the same time, absolutely destroy games in 1080p.
Plain but excellent NZXT S340 case. Solid build quality and great cable management.
Fully modular 650w gold certified PSU. Enough wiggle room for upgrades.
Maybe one 1080p 144hz monitor for gaming and next to it a 1440p 144hz monitor for media? If so, these are what I would recommend.
Haha I could have yes. I'm a huge fan of Windows 10 but I can understand how someone would prefer to run W7. I try not to rip apart peoples builds haha.
I've heard lol. It will be completely worth it once it all gets straightened out. It's incredible that the $170 2400G can get 60FPS on pretty reasonable graphic settings. I'm very impressed with them. Yes, absolutely get the Corsair over the EVGA ( i was having a hard time finding a good one for that cheap)
Ah okay. I just wanted to make sure. I must've been thinking of the S340. Oh no worries haha, I understand.
This is the best you can get with that budget unfortunately. Yes, there's a red flag on the parts list because of this new Ryzen APU but I think AMD lends you an older CPU to flash the mobo that way it supports this new chip. Hopefully someone else knows more than I do about that.
Looks good to me! Do some research but I don't think the H440 can fit all the fans. With the 240mm AIO, I believe you'll only have space for four 120mm fans rather than the 5 you have selected. Again, I'm not 100% sure. Everything looks very good though. That's a monster of a monitor, I'd love to see pictures when you have everything put together!
I really don't know anything about your questions regarding the capture card. Hopefully someone else with experience can chime in but you set a budget of 1000, so here's a computer that will do everything you want and also crush gaming. I know you play on console but hey... welcome to the dark side. :)
P.S - I'll put another build down below with some downgrades to be a little more cost effective. The first one will be a $1000 build though. It's a white and purple case because it's literally my own build that I copied. Feel free to change the case to whatever you want if you're not digging the color scheme.
cheaper version. Downgraded GPU to a 1050ti and tossed the SSD. 1050ti will play games but expect low-medium settings for 60+ FPS
To my knowledge, not many games do support it. Which is the only reason I said anything to begin with. I didn't mean to sound rude with that comment but two 1080tis in SLI is just bragging rights. One 1080ti can handle 4K gaming at a respectable frame rate. Plus, he never mentioned he wanted to game in 4K - just that he wanted a 1080ti.
Why not? There's no need for 8 or more cores and if the budget permits, may as well get a 6 core. Plus, the 8700k is said to be the best possible CPU for gaming right now. Also, 6-cores are becoming the norm and in the coming years, quad core will be close to obsolete.
I highly recommend 1440P for this build. Here's a 1ms 144hz 1440P monitor. That's fine, feel free to edit it! Like I mentioned, this was my saved part lists. The way I would do it is to have 1TB of SSD storage in RAID but that's just me. I do recommend picking up a couple 120mm or 140mm fans. The CPU will have the AIO so that will be mounted on the front, which still gives you room for 4 120mm fans. 3 on the top and 1 on the back.
Oh absolutely. Like I said, way overkill but it does fit the budget.
This is actually one of my saved parts list. NVME M.2 for OS and programs. 1TB SSD RAID 0 and 10TB of mass storage. It's overkill in every way but if you have the money...
I'm not sure if you need peripherals. Let me know and I will change this list to account for that.
No it wouldn't. Most games don't even support SLI and it can actually cripple performance depending on what you're doing. There is absolutely no need for two 1080tis in SLI.
It's what he had selected.
Just as Sainted stated, you never NEED to overclock. Only if you want to get more power out of it. From the components you selected, that computer will crush gaming. However, if a year or two down the road, you decide you want to overclock then yes, you'll absolutely be able to.
Looks great! I only changed two things.
I went ahead and included a motherboard that has built in WIFI and removed the adapter. Once you remove the adapter, it's only a few more dollars but you also get a sweet Asus motherboard. Worth it.
Also, your build is almost at 500 watts and you had a 500 watt PSU selected. It's best to have some wiggle room that way you aren't maxing out your PSU all the time. That's asking for failure down the road and if the PSU fails, it could take other components with it so I also changed the brand from SilverStone to EVGA. Went with 750 watts.
I also recommend a better CPU cooler. The 8700K runs hot so it would be best to spend a little more money on a CPU cooler if not an AIO. Highly recommend an AIO like the Corsair H115 or the Kraken if the budget allows.
I definitely recommend this build that JH_CustomPCs put together. Frankly, I think the 8-core CPU is overkill even if you are editing and multitasking. Personally, a 6 core will pull its weight but it's your decision. I just picked up a Rift and my quad core Ryzen 3 1300X and GTX 1060 6GB with 8GB of RAM kills VR. I benchmarked an average of 124FPS so that tells me you'll definitely be VR Ready - there's no doubt about that.
Looks awesome! I need to ask one question: Do you need the 8-Core processor with 32GB of RAM? The only reason I ask is because if you downgrade to say a Ryzen 5 6-core with 16GB of RAM, you can probably save enough to upgrade the GPU. I highly recommend a Nvidia GTX over the AMD RX480.
Unless you're editing 4K video or doing a lot of animation/render work, a 6-core is the way to go and anything more than 16GB of RAM is definitely overkill is you're just gaming for the most part. Plus, the 1070 will run circles around the RX480 when it comes to FPS.
Here's a very solid build for the price. Went over budget a little bit. You can go for the regular s340 rather than the elite but it wasn't in stock on PCPP.
You're looking to get this built for you?
Changed it a little bit to save a hundred bucks. Plus, I think Ryzen 5 would be a better choice than the i5-8600K. Saved money on the CPU so I went with a better and 'cooler' AIO and also chose red ram to go with the theme. Everything else is great. I noticed you chose the Logitech mouse with Corsair keyboard. I recommend keeping it the same that way you can sync the lights. M65 Pro is wonderful - just got one myself.
Budget keyboard, monitor and mouse but everything else is very solid. 1060 6GB will crush most games and the CPU, RAM and SSD will be great for your photography editing.
This is what I came up with. Really, there's no need for anything more than this. This will crush everything. The only reason I went with an 8-core processor is simply for longevity and a little bit of future-proof, whatever that means. If you edit or stream at all, then it will be help but honestly, you'll be just fine with an 8700K or Ryzen 5
Depends. Here's the way that I see it:
1060 - 1080p gaming
1070 - 1440p gaming
1080ti - 4K gaming
If you're gaming in 4K, you will absolutely want the 1080ti. I'm sure a regular 8GB 1080 can handle it but the 1080ti 11GB is made for it. Definitely no 1060 or 1070 if 4K. If you're just gaming in 1080p, a 1060 can handle it but if you're also streaming, I recommend a 1070. A 1070 will be a middle ground between the two. It can do 1440p gaming or 1080p gaming and streaming. Like I mentioned, streaming is mostly CPU intensive but you will take a small hit on the GPU. I run a 1060 with a low power Ryzen 3 1300x quad core CPU and I easily get about 80fps on most games maxed out, it does great but I've never streamed before. BF gets over 100.
Here's a few RGB GPUs. These are all Asus Aura compatible.
Thank you for that information, that definitely helps out on my end.
Okay, if you're running three 4K displays, then yes, you probably want 32GB of ram, especially if you edit more than 1 project at a time. I still recommend going with 16GB and later on if you truly need that extra 16, you can just toss it in but I understand wanting something that will last for a long time. With the money I saved, just go with 32 if you want. The H440 is a wonderful case, so is the S340. You won't have any troubles adding/upgrading the H440, even when you go for a water cooled system. I'm about to try out my first AIO in my S340 and it supports a 280mm on the front so no problem there. Check out different builds with the H440 using this link. Just scroll down to "completed builds using this part"
Streaming is more CPU intensive than it RAM intensive. For editing the video, you definitely want RAM but for the streaming, you'll want a good CPU. If you're only streaming 1080p 60fps, a 6-core processor will do just fine. If you plan to stream 1440p or higher, maybe the 8-core will do better for you. Again, I didn't mean to pull your build apart but now that I know a lot more than I previously do, here's a new build to consider. I still chose 16GB of RAM. I went with 2x8 that way if you decide you need more, you can just toss another 2x8 kit in. Just make sure they are exactly the same. I also chose the newest Kraken X62. It's revision 2 and $100 cheaper.
Wow I'm digging those! I'll do some research on them. Reviews are near perfect, those might be the speakers for me. Thanks!
Tossed in a 500GB SSD with the money that NGnius saved ;)
Everything is compatible. PCPP will absolutely let you know if there's anything that won't fit and once you start building, it only shows you components that are compatible with one another. You will absolutely be able to stream. That 1080ti is going to crush everything including VR. What resolution are you going to be gaming in? Just 1080p?
My only advice:
Considering you don't want to upgrade/replace for a few years, I would get the 8700K. That way, you can overclock in the future if you ever want more juice. Plus, it comes stock with a considerably higher clock speed. 3.7GHz VS 3.2GHz. Also, considering how much money you're thinking about spending, it might be wise to go ahead and go with 32GB of RAM. Not that you will EVER need that much but you'll have plenty of RAM for years to come. I'll post the same build but with the 8700k and 32GB of ram below.
One more thing, CoffeeLake CPUs tend to run a little hot. If this were my build, I would definitely be going with an AIO CPU cooler rather than going air cooled. Look into the Kraken or the Corsair H115i.
P.S - you can get the Corsair RGB 4x8GB 3200mhz kit of ram for significantly cheaper but it is 1 CAS higher. Not that it really matters but just saying. I just went ahead and put the same Corsair Dominator ram in the build.
This is a good build! Definitely consider this. Ryzen 5 1500X is a great quad core CPU and if you ever need more power out of it later on, you can always overclock. I use the same motherboard and it's great for the price. If you can squeeze the budget a little, consider a 500GB SSD. After the OS and programs are installed, you won't have much of that 128GB left.
Awesome, thanks for you help!
This is my exact build besides the SSD. White and purple case may not be your thing but it's really cheap right now so I tossed it in. Feel free to check out my profile to see it all together. A 1060 performs very well, I easily get well over 60FPS in most games on high and ultra. 1060 is meant for 1080p, 1070 is meant for 1440p and the 1080ti is meant for 4K. That's the way that I see it.
Honestly, it's going to be a lot longer than a month before prices go back down to what they used to be. That's how inflated they are - it's ridiculous. What I would do is save up your money and increase your budget for a computer if you really want a 1070.
So have the AIO on the front and keep the back and top as an exhaust?
As far as upgrading what you currently have:
The 1060 is VR Ready. You don't need to upgrade that at all. My Asus Dual 1060 scores an average of 122FPS on the Steam VR Performance Benchmark. Believe me, that will do just fine. My Rift will be here on Tuesday.
Everything else is truly up to you. There's no need to upgrade peripherals for VR - especially since the monitor will essentially be on your head and the controllers will take over the keyboard and mouse. They will have offer no advantage for VR but if you want to, definitely go for it! I just got the Corsair Strafe keyboard with the M65 Pro FPS mouse and they are incredible.
These are the parts that you will want. A good CPU, I recommend 16GB of RAM but 8GB will do. If you're wanting to overclock, go with the X version of the CPU and get a better mobo. I have this mobo and it's great but not the best for overclocking. I'll leave an entire build for you down below if you truly want but here's the most important parts (while keeping your GPU). Keep in mind, if you want system longevity, absolutely get a 6-Core processor. 8-Core is overkill at the moment and quad core is starting to disappear in most modern builds.
No problem! Here's a different version. I swapped some components for cheaper but good alternatives in order to further upgrade the CPU. What you do is mostly going to be CPU intensive so it will be important not to skip on that. I dropped the SSD, downgraded the GPU, changed the case and PSU but tossed in a monster of a CPU.
Seriously? That's very impressive. I think I'll do some further research on the new APUs today because that's just mind boggling at that price point.
Very true but everyone will use a multi-monitor setup a little differently. I wouldn't have two monitors for gaming, I would game on one side while having a browser or other applications open on the other monitor. If you want to game with multiple displays, then having three monitors is a must that way you don't have a bezel directly in front of you.
There was only one AM4 mobo available with built in WIFI and it was a mini-itx so instead, I chose a cheap but excellent mobo and added a wifi adapter. It's plug n play - super easy. It also has USB Type C. Ryzen is the cheapest 6-Core CPU which more cores will help with renders. 16GB of RAM should do the trick and I added an SSD for the OS and programs (maybe a game or two) and a 1TB HDD for games and mass storage. GTX 1060 will crush most games on high and ultra settings at 1080p. If you want to decrease the cost and your graphics settings, opt for the 1060 3GB rather than the 6GB.
This will perform very well in most areas! Expect well over 60FPS on high/ultra settings on pretty much everything. Plus you get a fantastic monitor, keyboard and mouse. I will say the CPU will fall behind if you stream or use really intensive programs. Photoshop and light video editing will do great though!
Didn't realize that was SFX. I changed it below. And an SSD isn't exactly needed. They are nice to have but an HDD will do just fine, especially in a budget of £450.
Please format your build, it makes it a little bit easier for all of us to read and follow along. The only thing I would change with what you have so far is that you don't need 4000mhz RAM. 3200 will do just fine, you'll never notice that difference and you're paying $100 more for 4000mhz over 3200mhz. I'll include 3200 in my build below. It seems like you have a fairly high budget although I don't know what the budget is - here's how I would finish it. I also don't know if you need an OS or peripherals but I will include them.
1080ti is way overkill for what you're using it for. Highly recommend just meeting in the middle with a 1070 instead but I understand and if you have the money for it, go for it.
I wanted to include the Ryzen 7 1800X but I was having a hard time finding a good Asus mobo in a M-ATX form. This should have everything that you would need. 1080ti will crush everything in 1440p. NVME SSD for super fast transfer speeds and I tossed in a 1TB 2.5" SSD for games and a 3TB HDD for mass storage. If you don't think that you need the 1TB 2.5", I could easily fit 32GB of RAM into the budget. Nothing too fancy but it's a monster in terms of power. Fractal Design case is small and quiet. AIO to keep the CPU cool while rendering.