Looking for input on gaming build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cactusj, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Cactusj

    Cactusj n00b

    Jun 4, 2018
    Just trying to get some input on a gaming build I have put together. I was going back and forth on waiting for Zen 2, but since I only use the machine for gaming, I think I will pull the trigger on the Intel build. Video card is not listed because I will use my current card (MSI rx 580) until I see the reviews on the 2080TI.

    I am looking for comments and criticisms here, so don't pull any punches. (Not settled on the case)


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    CPU: Intel Intel Core i7-8700K ($339.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z370M MORTAR ($103.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) TridentZ Series ($232.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: CORSAIR 650W RM650X 2018 CP-9020178-NA ($94.97 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Intel 512GB 760p Series SSDPEKKW512G8XT ($161.49 @ Amazon)
    Storage #2: Seagate 2TB FireCuda ST2000DX002 ($95.78 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Crystal Series 280X CC-9011134-WW ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB CW-9060033-WW ($105.01 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1,244.19
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  2. IdentityCrisis

    IdentityCrisis Limp Gawd

    Oct 29, 2012
    Good looking build, I like the case a lot. I cant believe the cost of ram these days.

    Unfortunately I'm just starting the research on upgrading to an 8700k after being out of pic building for a while.

    I'd definitely verify the motherboard overclocks well if you're planning on overclocking. But I'm sure you would do that research.

    Good luck with the build. I'd be interested to see what others have to say to assist my parts search as well.
  3. Dermen

    Dermen Limp Gawd

    Oct 10, 2017
    Do you plan on overclocking the memory? I assume you picked that ram because it has the highly overclockable b-die chips. If you are planning on overclocking you can spend another $10 and get G.Skill DDR4-4000. Otherwise I would save the $80 and get DDR4-3200 cas 16-18-18, you can give it a little extra voltage and get cas 15-15-15 if low timings is your thing.

    The Intel 760P uses the same controller as the Adata SX8200 and HP EX920 and you can usually find them cheaper.
  4. Cactusj

    Cactusj n00b

    Jun 4, 2018
    Thanks for the input guys. I have changed the Intel SSD out for a Samsung 970 Pro for only a little more money, and changed the ram out for the ddr4 4000 kit.

    Does anyone have comments about the motherboard I have picked? One concern I had was the location of the second full slot at the bottom. I don't think it will be an issue since I refuse to go SLI/Crossfire, but it was still something I noticed.