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[–] ReadPastHeadlines 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hold out for a bit to see who comes out on top of this meltdown Spectre garbage. Congrats on not buying a new rig just months ago.

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[–] Apathy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Is this Canadian money or something? $900 for a 1080 is a massive ripoff.

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[–] IsaacJan [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's called bitmining, I can't find a good 1080 for less than 700.

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[–] Apathy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

HOLY FUCK! I got one two months ago for $499.

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[–] smtalha4 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thinking to Build a PC Around $1500 ? Then check this out !

GPU -ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Graphics Card ($537)

1835 MHz Boost Clock with Super Alloy Power II Delivery Aura RGB Lighting on both shroud and back plate New ASUS Fan Connect provides dual 4-pin GPU-controlled PWM fan headers Direct CU III with 0dB fan technology and patented wing-blade fans 4K and VR Ready with dual HDMI 2.0 ports to simultaneously connect headset & monitor CPU-Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K ($330)

Socket LGA 1151 Intel 200/1001 Series Chipset Compatibility (1. Excludes Intel Optane Technology support) Intel HD Graphics 630 Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology Intel Hyper-Threading Technology1 Motherboard - ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING LGA1151 DDR4.($140)

SSD - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD ($130)

Windows 10/8/7/Vista SP1 and above (32/64 bit), Widows Server 2008 (32/64 bit), Linux Compatible Included Contents: 2.5" (7mm) SATA III (6GB/s) SSD & User Manual (All Other Cables, Screws, Brackets Not Included) Incredible Sequential Read/Write Performance : Up to 540MB/s and 520MB/s Respectively, and Random Read/Write IOPS Performance : Up to 98K and 90K Respectively

RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz ($90)

Each Vengeance LPX module is built with a pure aluminum heat spreader for faster heat dissipation and cooler operation; and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. Designed for great looks: Available in multiple colors to match your motherboard, your components, or just your style Vengeance LPX is optimized and compatibility tested for the latest Intel 100 Series motherboards and offers higher frequencies, greater bandwidth, and lower power consumption. XMP 2.0 support for trouble-free automatic overclocking Low-profile heat spreader design: The Vengeance LPX module height is carefully designed to fit smaller spaces. HDD- Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s HDD. ($50)

Cost-effective storage upgrade for laptop or desktop computers Store all your games, music, movies and more with up to 4TB of storage SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance Seagate Secure models for hardware-based data security Instant Secure Erase allows safe and easy drive retirement; protect data with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) models PSU - EVGA 650W PSU. ($56)

EVGA 650W N1 Series Fan Size / Bearing: 120mm Sleeve Bearing 2 Year Warranty and 24/7 EVGA Customer Support Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection) Case - Thermaltake Versa N21 Black Edition Translucent Window Panel ($63)

Translucent Panel and Concept: Designed for gamer, the glossy black front/top panels deliver stylish images. The heightened foot-stands at the bottom help enhance airflow, and a triangular transparent side window offers a direct view of the inner system. Tool-free Design: The innovative 5.25" & 3.5" tool-free drive bay design minimized the hassles of installation/removal. The trio drive bay concept of "1 + 4 + 1" offers a good ratio for accessories and storage devices. Hidden I/O Ports: The top-front panel features one USB 3.0 data transfer port along with two standard USB 2.0 ports as well as HD microphone and headset jacks to grant direct access when needed. Optimized Ventilation: A pre-installed 120mm rear exhaust fan and 2 optional 120mm intake fans with an integrated dust filter optimize system ventilation. More: Pre-mounted holes support motherboards up to standard ATX; Motherboards:6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX); CPU Cooler Height Limitation:6.29" ; VGA Length Limitation:9.84"(with HDD cage) and 14.17"(without HDD cage) ; PSU length limitation:7.87" Warranty: 3 Years. Fans - Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet (twin) ($20)

Fan Size 120mm x 25mm Noise (dBA) 25.2 dBA Airflow (CFM) 52.19 CFM Static Pressure (mm/H2O) 0.75 mm/H2O Power Draw (at +12V) .40 A, 1500RPM Available in single or twin packs. CPU Cooling - Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler ($100)

240mm dual-fan radiator: more surface area for superior cooling performance Improved cold plate and pump design: better efficiency gives you lower temperatures with less noise Advanced SP120L PWM fan design: better high-static pressure air delivery and customizable speed Built-in Corsair Link: monitor CPU and coolant temperature, adjust fan speed, and customize lighting directly from your desktop Sound Blaster X-FI MB5+ALC 1220 1200b SNR HD Audio.Compatibility -Intel™ LGA 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011 and 2011-3 AMD™ sockets FM1, FM2, AM2, AM3, and AM4 Total - 1516 $

FPS Report - (Processor + GPU)

CS:GO (Max Presets)

Max FPS- 455 (1080p)

Overwatch (Max Presets) Max FPS - 113 (1080p) Battlefield 4 (Max Presets) Max FPS - 200 (1080p)

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[–] Kal 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're going with intel today of all days? Are you tarded?

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[–] IsaacJan [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How helpful.

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[–] tippyc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you're going to spend 2k in one shot on this, I would recommend shelling out just a little bit extra for a mobo that can support M.2, and replace that 850 EVO with a 950 EVO M.2. Is this a scratch build that you need the $60 HDD for? Or do you have something laying around or sitting in an existing machine that might work for the low speed, mass data role? (Keep in mind you're adding a 500G drive too.) While im on the subject of questionably spent money, you might not need a 6-core processor for gaming, and you might be better served with ditching that $30 aftermarket air cooler and just using the included box cooler. (Intel still does those, right?). If you do need upgraded cooling, you're probably going to feel let down by that purchase. The PSU is fine, it could probably power two of those GTX 1080's. If efficiency is your thing, you actually lose a bit by using a PSU that is too overpowered. On peripherals, I used a Logitech G500s mouse for a while, but ended up with a Roccat Tyon, which has similar palm rest ergonomics, but has a better button layout IMO.

Also, the spectre/meltdown bug is a thing right now. What follows is hear say: Looks like it hits Intel with performance losses of 20% or more, and AMD's official statement is that you will see minimal performance loss as a result of patches. As far as Intel goes, People seem to be saying it shouldnt affect your FPS, but it may affect disk and network usage speed. Gaming is minimal on network usage but your load times might be negatively affected. Newer Intel chips should be affected less.

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[–] IsaacJan [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can you explain the motherboard and evo? This is my first ever build, I don't have experience with what's best yet.

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[–] tippyc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Alright, that 850 EVO that you have there is a great disk, but its memory is faster than the sata connection that connects it to your motherboard. M.2 is a fairly new interface for high-speed SSDs that uses the same kind of PCIe connection that your graphics card uses in order to provide the full available speed of the SSD memory. There's competitor interfaces, but M.2 seems to be the one that has become the standard.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Great monitor (I have it) but it is wrong for that setup. The monitor supports Freesync but the Video Card does not. You want a Gsync monitor instead. It will add $100-200 to your build. I would probably pick one of these two but do reviews first

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pHGj4D/asus-rog-swift-pg248q-240-180hz-monitor-rog-swift-pg248q

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4cbkcf/acer-monitor-xb241h

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[–] ReverantRevenant 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Your psu is 250 watts above what you need so it's fine. If you are spending that much why not watercool the cpu? Corsair makes good self contained cpu watercoolers.

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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Too bad they pick shoddy led vendors for their mechanical keyboards.

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[–] ReverantRevenant 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I wouldn't know about that. I don't like led on my keyboard.

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[–] notyouraveragellama 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you're going to be spending that kind of money you might as well go for a GTX 1080 TI. And with that kind of horsepower, why not go with a 4k monitor? Nothing wrong with 1080p, just curious. If I remember right the partpicker will tell you if your power draw is over the capacity of what you chose. If not you can go through and calculate it easily enough. What you've got is a good choice efficiency wise. Just know that it's always a good idea to have too much in case you want to upgrade down the road. I would skip the mouse for being too busy, but then I prefer keyboard shortcuts to mouse buttons. And I've actually had those headphones. Decent quality, nice volume, and the adapter it comes with can be handy if you need to use the analog plugs. The only thing I didn't care for is that they are no where near as comfortable as they look. The material for the earphones was a little itchy but I got used to it after a while. Another minor annoyance is that the cord is super long. I don't remember how long exactly but the cord was so long that it would be lying on the floor and get caught up in the wheels of my chair.

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