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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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On 7/12/2018 at 2:04 AM, Bursar said:

You have gone for SSD...... why? M.2. is superior ;) I have the 512gb M.2 and a 1TB SSD for games storage. I filled it out with 2 x 4TB WD Black (Mirrored) for storage.

The M.2. is only superior for those that use HDD, otherwise its completely useless.

For gaming I would avoid RAID, its not necessary with today's SSD speeds and capacities.
I would also be wary of ROG products, I went with the TUF z370 board with the 8700k.
4k isnt 'that' demanding for video games any more with the 1080ti.
You're also limited to a 28" monitor currently.
for VR its also unnecessary for SLI, its actually faster to run all PCI lanes on one GPU rather than split it.

The gaming rigs of top build 5 years ago no longer apply, and the 10 years plus designs are also a thing of the past.
2 SSD, one boot, one storage, one GPU, liquid cooled CPU, no optical drives. I run this setup and I still play games on ultra at comfortable frames on an outdated 970FTW+

 

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On 9/20/2018 at 12:26 AM, Lancebringer said:

The M.2. is only superior for those that use HDD, otherwise its completely useless.
 

 

 

You might want to look at transfer rates, an M.2. comes in at 2k mb+, typically an SSD is 500mb. A fourfold+ increase in transfer rate isnt "completely" useless i'd suggest ;) otherwise there would be no point in an M.2. drive would there? An SSD is a step behind an M.2. in evolution and development. Boards initially came with one slot for them and many now come with a pair.

 

Interesting comments about things like ROG boards. I know a lot of us use and like them. I know I do. Personally I wouldnt touch anythig with a Gigabyte label in it - from regular failures over the years. Which I havent had with Asus. Personally running a pir of 7200 WD drives (mirrored) gives me redundancy. Some things need it - in my case 20 years of family digital pictures and the like. I also run an NAS mirrored too. Just because something says its reliable I wont trust my family images to it. And for the record I have an M.C.S.E qualification and experience with network admin.

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