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Old 14-05-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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Overhauling my old rig, need your opinion

Old set up at the side -->
Please feel free to change my set up if you find other cheaper/value for money alternatives!
mainly gaming, but some video editing for work/hobby on the way

Order of upgrades over the next few months:
GPU: Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gaming 8GB // Zotac GTX1070Ti AMP 8GB
Monitor: Samsung CF791 (building towards 3440x1440 gaming, hoping to hoot this for 999$)
Processor: r7 2700x
Mobo: an x470, but no idea which need recommendations
RAM: 8gb x 2 first, maybe later upgrade to 32gb, so need recommendations (do i need 3600mhz or like 3000mhz will do?)
PSU: reuse
Casing: Reuse
SSD i got 1x126, 1x256, HDD 2b all reusing
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Processor
INTEL CORE I7 2600K 3.4GHZ QUAD CORE PROCESSOR W/ HT
Mainboard
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3 (B3) MOTHERBOARD
Graphics Card
ZOTAC GTX970 TWIN FAN
Memory
16GB RAM KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ CL9 MEMORY
Display
DELL U2312HM ULTRASHARP 23" FULL HD LED IPS MONITOR
Casing
COOLERMASTER STORM ENFORCER CHASSIS
PSU
SEASONIC X-660W PSU
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Old 14-05-2018, 04:30 PM   #2
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3440x1440 will be a stretch on a 1070,even a 1070Ti
Processor
AMD Ryzen 1800X
Mainboard
MSI x370 Titanium
Graphics Card
MSI 1080Ti X Gamer
Memory
32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 RGB
Display
Dell U3415W
Storage
Samsung 960 Pro M.2
Optical Storage
Who needs one
Casing
NZXT H440
PSU
Seasonic 650W
Audio
Creative Labs X-Fi Platinum
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Old 14-05-2018, 04:43 PM   #3
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3440x1440 will be a stretch on a 1070,even a 1070Ti
mmm so 1080 minimum? read about the freesync flickering
Processor
INTEL CORE I7 2600K 3.4GHZ QUAD CORE PROCESSOR W/ HT
Mainboard
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3 (B3) MOTHERBOARD
Graphics Card
ZOTAC GTX970 TWIN FAN
Memory
16GB RAM KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ CL9 MEMORY
Display
DELL U2312HM ULTRASHARP 23" FULL HD LED IPS MONITOR
Casing
COOLERMASTER STORM ENFORCER CHASSIS
PSU
SEASONIC X-660W PSU
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Old 14-05-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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mmm so 1080 minimum? read about the freesync flickering
You can't use FreeSync with nVidia.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 1800X
Mainboard
MSI x370 Titanium
Graphics Card
MSI 1080Ti X Gamer
Memory
32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 RGB
Display
Dell U3415W
Storage
Samsung 960 Pro M.2
Optical Storage
Who needs one
Casing
NZXT H440
PSU
Seasonic 650W
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Old 14-05-2018, 06:02 PM   #5
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mmm so 1080 minimum? read about the freesync flickering
Get a gsync monitor that is a 4k 60hz or 2k 144hz.. do your gtx1080ti the justice it deserves.. dont be some poser can buy gtx1080ti but boh lui buy cui monitor...

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Graphics Card
GTX 970, GTX 970, GTX 980TI, GTX 1070, GTX 1080
Memory
64GB, 64GB, 64GB, 128Gb , 32Gb
Display
27", 32",32", 34", 34" LED
Storage
500gb SSD, 8TB, 8TB, 8TB
Optical Storage
LG DVDR
Casing
Nzxt Phantom Red, Black, White HAF X, HAF X
PSU
Golden Flower 1000w Platinum
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Old 14-05-2018, 06:10 PM   #6
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Get a gsync monitor that is a 4k 60hz or 2k 144hz.. do your gtx1080ti the justice it deserves.. dont be some poser can buy gtx1080ti but boh lui buy cui monitor...

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i think you are talking about Rashkae?
im just having trouble piecing the components together
right now im just playing dota 2 (sibei low specs) and most probably gonna buy the battlefield 2018 coming out next.
worst thing is the mobo... googled a ton but i still dont know what's the main difference
Processor
INTEL CORE I7 2600K 3.4GHZ QUAD CORE PROCESSOR W/ HT
Mainboard
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3 (B3) MOTHERBOARD
Graphics Card
ZOTAC GTX970 TWIN FAN
Memory
16GB RAM KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ CL9 MEMORY
Display
DELL U2312HM ULTRASHARP 23" FULL HD LED IPS MONITOR
Casing
COOLERMASTER STORM ENFORCER CHASSIS
PSU
SEASONIC X-660W PSU
OS
WINDOWS 7

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Old 14-05-2018, 06:13 PM   #7
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You can't use FreeSync with nVidia.
so... get amd gpu ah
Processor
INTEL CORE I7 2600K 3.4GHZ QUAD CORE PROCESSOR W/ HT
Mainboard
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3 (B3) MOTHERBOARD
Graphics Card
ZOTAC GTX970 TWIN FAN
Memory
16GB RAM KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ CL9 MEMORY
Display
DELL U2312HM ULTRASHARP 23" FULL HD LED IPS MONITOR
Casing
COOLERMASTER STORM ENFORCER CHASSIS
PSU
SEASONIC X-660W PSU
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Old 14-05-2018, 06:42 PM   #8
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so... get amd gpu ah
Well that will the best if u want freesync.

Either way it's both way the same for nvidia as well. Gsync monitor even more ex and GPU still okay
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Old 14-05-2018, 06:44 PM   #9
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i think you are talking about Rashkae?
im just having trouble piecing the components together
right now im just playing dota 2 (sibei low specs) and most probably gonna buy the battlefield 2018 coming out next.
worst thing is the mobo... googled a ton but i still dont know what's the main difference
Well u have not stated what's your budget and is the monitor inclusive as well?
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Old 14-05-2018, 06:50 PM   #10
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i think you are talking about Rashkae?
im just having trouble piecing the components together
right now im just playing dota 2 (sibei low specs) and most probably gonna buy the battlefield 2018 coming out next.
worst thing is the mobo... googled a ton but i still dont know what's the main difference
No la.. got one thread whining monitor no dp or hdmi and cannot connect gtx1080ti

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Mainboard
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Graphics Card
GTX 970, GTX 970, GTX 980TI, GTX 1070, GTX 1080
Memory
64GB, 64GB, 64GB, 128Gb , 32Gb
Display
27", 32",32", 34", 34" LED
Storage
500gb SSD, 8TB, 8TB, 8TB
Optical Storage
LG DVDR
Casing
Nzxt Phantom Red, Black, White HAF X, HAF X
PSU
Golden Flower 1000w Platinum
Audio
Built-In
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Old 14-05-2018, 07:14 PM   #11
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so... get amd gpu ah
AMD GPUs are still way overpriced. To power this monitor, at least a Vega 56 required.
Processor
Ryzen 5 1600X
Mainboard
Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3
Graphics Card
MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB
Memory
Corsair Vengence LPX Red 16GB DDR4 3000
Display
Dell U2515H
Storage
Samsung 850 Pro & Evo 512GB/ Crucual MX500 500GB/ WD Black 750GB
Optical Storage
LG Bluray Drive
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Fractal Design ARC Mini R2
PSU
Seasonic G550
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Old 14-05-2018, 07:15 PM   #12
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Anyway, motherboard you can consider the older B350, and ram at 3000 is good enough.
Processor
Ryzen 5 1600X
Mainboard
Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3
Graphics Card
MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB
Memory
Corsair Vengence LPX Red 16GB DDR4 3000
Display
Dell U2515H
Storage
Samsung 850 Pro & Evo 512GB/ Crucual MX500 500GB/ WD Black 750GB
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Seasonic G550
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Old 16-05-2018, 11:42 AM   #13
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Get GPU last. Newer gen nvidia in bound this year (likely)

Also, not a big deal running without sync. Unless you're doing competitive gaming, then get a gsync one as it's easier to match with gpu choices from nvidia which have larger market availability.

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Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v3803)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz <core>, 11001MHz <memory>)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3333MHz @ 14-14-14-14-34, 1.38V) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Optical Storage
In Unicorn Land
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White (with 2x Corsair SP120 RGB <exhaust>, 2x NZXT Aer P140 <intake on rad>)
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
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Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
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Old 16-05-2018, 02:24 PM   #14
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Well u have not stated what's your budget and is the monitor inclusive as well?
budget not really a concern, but i dont want to go past the point where the increase in performance not worth it liao

AMD GPUs are still way overpriced. To power this monitor, at least a Vega 56 required.
yup, i might just go with a g-sync monitor although it will be much pricier

Anyway, motherboard you can consider the older B350, and ram at 3000 is good enough.
im actually considering the asus prime x470 or the gigabyte x470 aorus gaming ultra. price wise asus seems to be almost 100$ more but reviews seems to favor both of them equally.

or should i wait for the b450 lol

Get GPU last. Newer gen nvidia in bound this year (likely)

Also, not a big deal running without sync. Unless you're doing competitive gaming, then get a gsync one as it's easier to match with gpu choices from nvidia which have larger market availability.

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will consider this! i all along thought gpu is the limiter so i always thought of upgrading the gpu first
Processor
INTEL CORE I7 2600K 3.4GHZ QUAD CORE PROCESSOR W/ HT
Mainboard
GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3 (B3) MOTHERBOARD
Graphics Card
ZOTAC GTX970 TWIN FAN
Memory
16GB RAM KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ CL9 MEMORY
Display
DELL U2312HM ULTRASHARP 23" FULL HD LED IPS MONITOR
Casing
COOLERMASTER STORM ENFORCER CHASSIS
PSU
SEASONIC X-660W PSU
OS
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