37 months ago
I've been trying to decide what I need for a strong gaming build. Heres a list of some parts that I'm thinking of using.
Here's my suggestion. Has a much nicer motherboard, faster ram, a larger SSD, a GPU with better power delivery and cooling capacity, and a top notch power supply.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thanks for the reply. I'm definitely going to take a look at this.
Sorry I went 100$ over the budget but this is a much better build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/RbfZ2R
Is the 1080 really important?
Well yea its a much better gpu 4k will run at max setttings. The diffrence between the 1070 and 1080 in devision in 4k is 30vs 50fps
Monitor's recommended resolution: 1920 x 1080
For 1080p you will destroy ewery game with ower 100fps in most if not all games the good thing with the gtx1080 is that eawen when you upgrade to 4k you wond need to change the gpu it will play games good on 4k but if you want ower 60fps in 4k thenyou will need to get another gtx1080
It's still a waste. A 60Hz monitor basically caps the FPS at 60. Also, a common problem is screen tearing, which is associated with high-end cards that yield an average FPS much greater than 60--while using a 60Hz monitor. Hopefully, enabling v-sync and adjusting the buffering settings can resolve this. Presumably, a 1080 is more likely to cause problems, compared to a 1070.
A monitor is easier to replace than a GPU, so there's little value saved in not having to replace the GPU... More importantly, GPU prices fall quickly over time, so buying a 1080 now for an expected benefit 2 years from now is a waste of money.
OP is completely fine with a 1070. The extra $300 for a 1080 has more valuable uses (e.g. a much better monitor, now).
How good is that HSF? Seems well-priced.
It beats the Noctua NH-D15 in cooling and pricing and even has a better bang-per-buck than the Cryorig H7 (but don't forget, H7 is a 1-fan cooler)
God damn! I gotta test out one of those Scythe's! Thanks