New 1700 Build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ThR!LL, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. ThR!LL

    ThR!LL Limp Gawd

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    My 10 year old rig finally died on me and I guess it's time to build a new one!

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
    Relatively Heavy Gaming & Development. Light Photoshop, Video Encoding, & Streaming


    2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
    $1800 shipped


    3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
    Houston, TX


    4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
    Case, CPU, RAM, GPU, SSD, PSU, Motherboard, CPU Cooling


    5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
    Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Headphones, 2x 1TB Hard Drives, Monitor


    6) Will you be overclocking?
    Yes


    7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
    1920 x 1080 23"


    8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
    Anytime between now and December 31


    9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? UEFI? etc.
    USB 3.1, SATA 6GB/s, PCIe x1, RAID, A good non-restricted BIOS, WLAN AC1900 wouldn't hurt, but definitely not needed


    10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
    Yes, Windows 10 64bit


    PC Hound Part List

    CPU: AMD AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ($294.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock X370 Taichi ($155.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.SKILL 32GB (2 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series ($315.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 08G-P4-6276-KR ($424.89 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W PRIME Series SSR-650PD ($114.9 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SAMSUNG 500GB 850 EVO MZ-75E500B/AM ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Vengeance CC-9011018-WW C70 ($126.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H110i (CW-9060026-WW ) ($117.99 @ Amazon)

    Total: $1,711.72



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    I'm not deadset on anything on here so feel free to suggest anything! I'm open to Intel CPUs and AMD GPUs also if you guys pitch it that I'll benefit from either more.
     
  2. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    looks fine. build it. post pics.
     
  3. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Honestly, I would go with 16gb of DDR4 and a 1080 before I would go with a 1070 and 32gb of memory

    I build workstations for a living, I have clients that ask for 128gb of ram for Siemens NX / Solidworks and other apps. I see the logs, the all never come close to uses all that memory.

    Maybe 3D animation? Desktop publishing?



    Here's a few options:

    https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer-Xtreme-3000-SE
     
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  4. defaultluser

    defaultluser [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah, 1070 is still overpriced for it's performance. And memory is something that's easy to upgrade AND INCREDIBLY OVERPRICED RIGHT NOW.

    Go 1080 and 16gb.
     
  5. ThR!LL

    ThR!LL Limp Gawd

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    You guys think it'd be worth it to up my budget by $100 and go with 16GB RAM and a 1080Ti?
     
  6. defaultluser

    defaultluser [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Not unless you expect to be video-limited when you're doing your game design?

    All video games are easily maxed by the 1080 at your native resolution.
     
  7. ThR!LL

    ThR!LL Limp Gawd

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    So at 1920x1080 I wouldn't benefit gaming wise picking the 1080Ti over the 1080? How about 1070 vs 1080 at that resolution?
     
  8. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    This is absolutely not true.

    I had a 1070 and a 1080 ... I could bring both those cards to their knees @ 1080p with ultra settings .... 4k? Yeah .. it was painful even with medium settings.

    1080 or 1080 ti.

    I have a 4k display, with high settings I only get 40 - 45 - 50ish FPS @ 4k.

    We are still not there yet as far as a card being able to get 4K@60fps with Ultra settings.

    These are not my words or my findings, this is nearly every single review out there on the web and on youtube.

    HardOCP just ran a review on the Vega 64. There are several games using the 1080 ti ... none of those games went close to 60fps at 4k I don't think.

    Don't get the 32gb of ram. You will almost 99% not use it. Take the extra money and get the 1080 or 1080 ti.

    Don't listen to people saying you don't need all that horse power. It's all horse shit. Bring your biggest guns you have to any fight period.
     
  9. MadOver

    MadOver n00bie

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    Looks pretty good, I remember EVGA has some issues with their 1080's but probably is something that its no longer on the newer ones.
    But MSI is dead quiet and pretty good overclocker if you want some options.