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My first time building a PC

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Hey

As the title says this my first build, what drove me to build this PC is SC, I have waited 2 years to to decide its a good time to invest and yeah it took me a week (im a Newbe BOOHOO). Give me your thoughts.

 

Case: Corsair 570x White
PSU: Corsair HX1200I
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Code
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K OC to 5.1 GHz
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB  DDR4 - 3000
Graphics card: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080TI (SLI soon) OC to 2025 MHz
Sound card: None
Storage(s): Intel Optane SSD 900P (AIC) As Boot Drive , 2X Samsung 860 Evo 1TB and Samsung 850 Evo 1TB as Raid 5 (for games and other software (not SC though))
Optical Drive(s): What is that? :-D

Monitor: Alienware AW3418DW
Speakers: Have'nt decided one yet any suggestion?  currently using my Sennheiser Gaming Zero Head set with the Sennheiser GSX 1000 DAC

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Pics... well My desk is a total mess need to sort out the Wires first :P 

 

Fly Safe Guys

 

 

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Sounds good, but a few observations:

 

Do you need SLI? A lot of the time it is more trouble than it is worth. For the resolution of that monitor, I can't see a game that will be maxxing out 1 card.

 

If you don't need SLI that PSU seems overkill, am using 650W fine, maybe 800W would be better if you need some growing room.

 

Am not an expert on RAM speeds, but have seen posts on the intel subreddit recommending 3200 RAM for the 8700K with low CAS latency.

 

Am not convinced an Optane drive is worth buying, especially now they don't come with a Sabre Raven any more. An M.2 SATA drive will be pretty much the same speed and be much cheaper.

 

Do you need Windows 10 Pro, Home is usually good enough for most people.

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1 hour ago, FriendCalledFive said:

Sounds good, but a few observations:

 

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Do you need SLI? A lot of the time it is more trouble than it is worth. For the resolution of that monitor, I can't see a game that will be maxxing out 1 card.

 

 In the near future im planing to add another 4K monitor for my Video editing and photo editing. and Why not game with it :P

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If you don't need SLI that PSU seems overkill, am using 650W fine, maybe 800W would be better if you need some growing room.

Because Im palning for SLI it good, besides got lots of RGB Peripherals and fans and LED strips  

 

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Am not an expert on RAM speeds, but have seen posts on the intel subreddit recommending 3200 RAM for the 8700K with low CAS latency.

3000 is fine for 8700K, RAM speed effects AMD CPU due to Infinity fabric technology.

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Am not convinced an Optane drive is worth buying, especially now they don't come with a Sabre Raven any more. An M.2 SATA drive will be pretty much the same speed and be much cheaper.

Oh I got the Raven.

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Do you need Windows 10 Pro, Home is usually good enough for most people.

Got it for Cheap from Kinguin So why not...

Thank you for your reply and feed back.

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48 minutes ago, FriendCalledFive said:
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Does video editing utilise SLI?

No, But having a 4K monitor for my Video editing, which also ill be playing with some games

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Another thought, if you will be doing a lot of video editing, I would be looking at Ryzen.

 I did but I will also be gaming on this PC, as per reviews i read 8700K is the best for both worlds

Thank you for your feedback

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7 hours ago, Tactical Advance said:

Alibader nice setup.  I had SLi made not difference edited in 4K. 

 

CPU thread for video editing.

 

Looks like your PC spec is set for the next good few years :-D

SLI is not for video editing... because i will be shoot with 4K format soon i will be needing a 4K monitor, while having a 4K monitor i will be playing games on it in 4K res.. thats why i plan SLI in the future.

 

As for CPU im not making a living on videos content so it no big deal if it take 20mins longer or even an hour. So thats why i choose the 8700K and OC to 5.1 GHz. 

 

Hope this clears up the misconception regarding why i want SLI in the future.

 

thank you for your feedback

 

Fly safe

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