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Kbman99

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Nov 7, 2010
Been a while since I've been here, but I figured I'd come back to where it all started for me. I'm looking to build a completely new PC from scratch as I will be giving my current PC to my cousin to expose him to the world of PC gaming.

I was interested in doing a 1080 Ti with either a i7 7700k or Ryzen 7 1800(x). I do a lot of gaming as well as using my computer as a workstation for software and scientific development as well as research. I understand some may believe all these to be overkill but that's fine. I don't have any specific build in mind and my budget for the whole system is ~$3000. There is a lot of hype around the Ryzen 7 and I'm interested to see what every here thinks of it. Either way I'll put some similar builds to what I was thinking about below.

i7 7700k-
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/zK3bt6

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rxcYcf


Ryzen 7 1800x-
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Wt8Ycf
 

trents

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Dec 27, 2008
Been a while since I've been here, but I figured I'd come back to where it all started for me. I'm looking to build a completely new PC from scratch as I will be giving my current PC to my cousin to expose him to the world of PC gaming.

I was interested in doing a 1080 Ti with either a i7 7700k or Ryzen 7 1800(x). I do a lot of gaming as well as using my computer as a workstation for software and scientific development as well as research. I understand some may believe all these to be overkill but that's fine. I don't have any specific build in mind and my budget for the whole system is ~$3000. There is a lot of hype around the Ryzen 7 and I'm interested to see what every here thinks of it. Either way I'll put some similar builds to what I was thinking about below.

i7 7700k-
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/zK3bt6

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rxcYcf


Ryzen 7 1800x-
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Wt8Ycf

If you are only planning to have one video card then a 650 watt PSU is plenty.

I would go with one large SDD and a 2TB spinner rather than 2 small SSDs, unless your are planning to RAID 0 them which I would not recommend.

The Maximus Hero is overkill.

I would definitely go with pro version of Windows 10.
 

caddi daddi

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I'd go with a 500 gig nvme and a large spinner if only using a single card.
what monitor res do you game at? single or multi monitor?

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I'd go with a 500 gig nvme and a large spinner if only using a single card.
at 1080, the monitor in your sig, you'll be fine.
 

EarthDog

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Are those someone elses builds????? What are those stories/descriptions?? Im confused..

Do you need a monitor? What res will be it be/what are you playing on?

Does whatever you do need the cores and can use more than 8 threads?

I agree with single gpu any cpu and overclocking that evga g3 650w is perfect. I also agree with one large nvme m.2 ssd instead of two. 1080p 19x1200 gaming, dont go over a 1080.
 
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Kbman99

Kbman99

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I guess I should have been a bit more clear.
My sig is completely out of date. The monitors I will be using will include a 144Hz ASUS as well as a 34" 21:9 monitor at 1080p more than likely (potentially 1440p, but going more towards the 1080p to save a bit and get better framerate). The pcparkpicker links I posted are just random builds I found. I wouldn't get a 850W PSU nor would I get two separate SSDs. I will go ahead and quickly make my own build to show everything that will go into my setup minus the mouse and keyboard.

Update-
This is the build I have made myself. It includes a brand new 34" ultrawide monitor
The only thing in this list which I already own is the 24" ASUS 144Hz monitor.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZjWR8K
 
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Suppressor1137

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May 4, 2011
Thing about the 1080 ti, its so fast that you can expect almost locked to 60 fps in most every game out there, even on 4k.

Interested in water cooling? Ignore the air cooler on the list.

Heres one *a bit over your $3000 budget after a case & peripherals. You can opt for a 4k monitor w/o G-sync which will shave around $300 off*:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FYWR8K

Ram color chosen to preference of course
 

wingman99

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Dec 10, 2003
I have my i5 6600k overclocked to 4.5Ghz and set my graphics to medium so I can have 144 FPS in BF1 with no bluring with fast movements sweeping side to side, so I now where your coming from.
 
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EarthDog

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Dont get the nex...we said evga g3 650w. Nex is ok, but the supernova g3 line is arguably one of the best bang for your buck tier 1 psus.
 

DaveB

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Dec 18, 2000
I do a lot of gaming as well as using my computer as a workstation for software and scientific development as well as research.

Since your use case includes software and scientific development, overclocking should be avoided. So no need for water cooling just get a mid-priced air cooler. Also, your workstation use case suggests more cores and threads would be of use to you. For a gaming rig, the i7-7700K is the best choice, but for software and scientific development the 8C/16T AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or an Intel LGA 2011v3 Broadwell system seems like a better choice IMO. Either would still be able to support high-end gaming with that 1080 Ti.
 

trents

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DaveB makes an excellent argument here. However, it may be fair to say that even at stock the 7700k will be no slouch at any of the tasks the OP has listed and may be the best compromise.
 
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Suppressor1137

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The Only issue i have with that setup is a lack of a 4k monitor; the 1080ti's power is wasted on a 1080p and 1080 ultrawide monitor.

I'd just look for the cheapest 4k monitor for now and then upgrade that later when your budget is higher.

The I7 is plenty powerful for what you are going to use it for.

Predator is great, but yeah, that price is prohibitave for your budget.
 
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