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About to pull the trigger on this $5g 4K gaming rig. Please give me your blessing!

CaptainPlanet21

16 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $389.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $259.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 970 Pro 1.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $397.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card -
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $98.87 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.79 @ OutletPC
Software Microsoft - Office Professional 2016 Software $344.49 @ My Choice Software
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $26.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $951.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3225.77
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $3195.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-28 13:21 EDT-0400

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  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Their no reason to buy the M.2 drive or 32gb of memory for gaming. If you must get 32gb the buy a matched set of 2X 16gb.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $389.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $259.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $144.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $167.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card -
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $98.87 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.79 @ OutletPC
Software Microsoft - Office Professional 2016 Software $344.49 @ My Choice Software
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $26.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $951.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2898.67
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2868.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-28 13:48 EDT-0400
  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I give you my gecko's blessing it's good

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $389.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $259.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 1.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $297.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card -
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $98.87 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.40 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Software Microsoft - Office Home and Student 2016 Software $122.89 @ Trusted Tech Team
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $26.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $951.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2682.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-28 14:18 EDT-0400

You can shave off a good chunk of money without losing performance.

  • 16GB of RAM is more than enough for gaming. I threw in an RGB kit.

  • You probably won't notice the difference between an NVMe drive and a SATA SSD, but I left in a 1TB NVMe SSD anyway.

  • 850W is a bit much. You don't really need Platinum anyway, there are some other excellent units at Gold rating that wouldn't look out of place here, such as the EVGA G2/G3, Seasonic Focus Plus (or Prime if you like long warranties), or Corsair RMx.

  • Office Pro? Unless you really need Access or Publisher, there isn't a point. If you need Outlook, you can get Home and Business. Or you can give free options a shot like LibreOffice and Thunderbird.

  • Windows 10 Pro? Unless you need RDP or domain join functionality, Home is the same thing. A retail copy makes it easier to transfer or reactivate your key as you upgrade or swap out hardware as well, since it isn't tied to the hardware like OEM is.

You might also want to consider overall aesthetic and RGB fans since it fits in budget. Personally I like the look of Thermaltake's Riing premium fans, and it is pretty easy to get something like their 360mm AiO and View cases with them preinstalled.

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