39 months ago
I want a green theme
I want to be able to run any game at max or almost max settings
I want to keep the price around $1600
Any other advice is appreciated
Unless you're doing CAD work/programming/video editing you don't need an i7. Got you the best i5 (and best CPU for pure gaming right now) which is overclockable and I replaced it with a better cooler so you can still maintain good temperatures if you overclock.
I also replaced the 1070 with the 1080 since we had leftover from getting rid of an i7 which would be pointless in your case. Then, I replaced the PSU with one that has better capacitors.
For gaming, even at 1440p 144hz, this thing is a BEAST of a rig.
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Thanks, it looks really good!
I like how AuraNightheart thinks, though you may as well go dual-channel RAM, and there's no reason to spend over $90 on a 650W Gold PSU. So I swapped those in/out, along with a less-costly-but-almost-as-good SSD and a higher-clocked 1080: