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Build Guide

Magnificent Intel Gaming Guide

by ThoughtA

NOTE: A more recent version of this guide is available here.


CPU and Cooler

At this budget, we're running an Intel i7-8700K, which reaches a turbo frequency of 4.7GHz. This hex-core CPU features an unlocked multiplier for easy and often significant overclocking. It's also capable of hyperthreading, which allows an additional logical core for each physical core, for a total of 12 threads. While not all games will benefit from overclocking, games like Overwatch and Battlefield 1 can benefit significantly from a faster CPU. Overclocking can also help your CPU stave off obsolescence for a good while longer.

To take fuller advantage of the overclockability, we are including the Fractal Design Celsius S24 240mm liquid cooler.


We're using a parametric selection of motherboards that keep with a black and white theme. The parametric selection will actively choose the best-priced motherboard of the group. All motherboards in the group use the Z370 chipset, which allows the i7-8700K to be overclocked. Additionally, they all have 4 DDR4 DIMM slots and are capable of using the CPU's integrated GPU, in case you need to RMA your GPU or are waiting for a sale or upgrade of using the CPU's integrated GPU.


For memory, we're filtering for the best-priced 2x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM that would match a black and white build and also is 2800 or faster. Feel free to click the "From parametric filter" link to see the various options and pick a color that suits you.


We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 960GB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 3TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to change the capacity to your heart's desire.


Our GPU is the very popular GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This is currently one of the fastest single GPU video cards in the market - you may want to look into a 120-144Hz and/or 2560x1440 resolution monitor for this bad boy. The parametric filter is set for the best-priced 1080 Ti available, but feel free to click the "From parametric filter" link to browse our listing of 1080s Tis. For those interested in VR, the GTX 1080 Ti will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.


All of our parts are on display in the Thermaltake View 31 TG. This tempered glass-sporting case includes multiple RGB fans and a glass front window, as well.

The View 31 TG features 2x front panel USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 ports, and cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner. It can also fit full-sized video cards.


Powering the build is a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available - all without breaking the bank. All of them are certified 80+ Gold and either semi-modular or fully-modular.

AMD Version

Here is the AMD version of our Magnificent Gaming Guide..

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 404W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $365.99 FREE $365.99 Walmart Buy
CPU Cooler $114.52 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $114.52 Amazon Buy
From parametric filter
  • Color: Black, Black / Gray, Black / Silver, Black / White, Silver / Black, White, White / Black
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: Intel Z370
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
$118.72 FREE $118.72 Amazon Buy
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3333
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
  • Color: Black, Black/Gray, Black/Silver, Black/White, White, White/Gray, White/Silver
$78.99 FREE $78.99 Newegg Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 960 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: SSD
$97.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $97.99 Amazon Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
$53.88 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $53.88 Amazon Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Length: 224 mm - 403 mm
$749.99 $4.99 $754.98 Newegg Buy
Case $109.99 -$15.00 FREE $94.99 Newegg Buy
$15.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply $119.43 -$20.00 FREE $99.43 OutletPC Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $1809.50
Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1779.49
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

CarCat 6 points 7 months ago

A.K.A. what I'm too broke to even dream of having

Monoxidish 1 Build 6 points 5 months ago

Become un-broke.

CarCat 1 point 5 months ago

Kinda hard when you're not old enough to get a job and nobody in your neighborhood (including your parents) are willing to pay you for any work you do.

thetrueDanK 2 points 5 months ago

I hear crime is lucrative! Start doing tech stuff now. You'll be a wiz when its time to work and get the big bucks

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I know, I was just joking

opensource_ 5 points 6 months ago

Just finished building this. My very first build! A few pieces of feedback:

Case: Case Fans The case fans and included fan controller are a little cheap from an aesthetics standpoint — when illuminated, there are clear seems where they molded the plastic rings together, this creates a large bright spot at 0° and 180° of the circle. Not very uniform.The fan controller allows you to control the color of the leds (6 colors), fan speed (low or high). Note: There are only 2 fans in the front. All media materials lead me to believe there were 3 (didn't check the specs myself, doh).

Case Chasis Overall, well constructed, tons of room, I took the drive bay assembly out and mounted my drives on the back (3 spots) it was easy to mount both an SSD and HDD with the included drive holders.

Cable Management Tons of room for cable management. Note: Make sure you remove all of the wire twist ties, there are several. Replace them with the nylon ones or get yourself some zip-ties.

Motherboard, Processor, Memory Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard and ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Nothing to report here, mounting the processor to the motherboard was a snap! Mounting the motherboard to the case was easy too. Mounting the memory was easy peasy. Note: Ram does include stickers with product details on the side, pulling the stickers off was a snap, I just applied them to the plastic packaging in the ram box for safe keeping.

CPU Cooler Mounting fans to the radiator housing was fairly straight forward, and mounting the cooler to the processor was easy. Note: The CPU cooler does have pre-applied thermal compound, I opted to just go with it knowing that I can clean it off and apply some paste if I see higher than normal CPU temps.

Power Supply EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Nothing to report here, slid it into place and screwed it in, high quality, nice packaging.

Video Card EVGA HL-007304 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition 11GB iCX Cooler and LED Graphics Card Nothing to report here, I removed the side-mounted housing from the case because i wanted to see the 1080 LED logo on the side of the card. mounting to motherboard was easy-peasy, watched a few videos on installation process. Note: Make sure you install the latest drivers (either included with your card or downloaded from the manufacturer website)

Overall I like it. This build is definitely for people that like black. Aside from the SDD and HDD, all of the components are black. I'm going to buy some vinyl carbon wrap (See some of Joey's build videos for reference) for the SSD, but otherwise it's rather nice looking.

BadPaladin 3 points 6 months ago

My experience was very similar - while I used to build computers en masse back in the days of 486's and the first Pentiums, this was my first build in over a decade so was like starting from scratch as a noob for me. That being said I took my time, watched several of the recommended videos, had no real issues or challenges...and everything worked right out of the gate. I haven't over-clocked (yet) and on my temporary desk the tower is right next to my monitor and it is very quiet, can't hear a thing. I enjoyed the build process and I liked the options to install the drives and the video card in different locations - I may move stuff around yet for aesthetics.

I have to say THANKS to the entire PartPicker community...I lurked for nearly two years before finally committing to my ultimate rig and I am impressed by the effort many of you folks put in to assist everyone. It's pretty heart-warming to this grumpy old fart.

Final thoughts: my build is GLORIOUS.

elmomierz 1 point 6 months ago

I plan on building this soon, your comment is super helpful!

Chrisxv1 1 point 6 months ago

Hey im looking into building this but i have no clue how to build a computer any way you could private msg me i have questions

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Just go watch a guide on how to build a pc on youtube.

XavierG6 4 points 8 months ago

Is there enough cooling for this build?

BleuPineapple 3 points 8 months ago

Good point, supposedly 87cfm cooler and case has built in fans

tropbovin 2 points 7 months ago

Suppose one substitutes the i7 8700k with the i7 8700 because he has no intention of overclocking it, would the liquid cooling still be necessary ? If not, what would be a good option to cool the i7 8700 ? Thanks in advance.

iamLEWIS 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

There is still a benefit to having the K even if you don't intend to OC, due to the higher stock frequencies.

Battousai2 1 point 6 months ago

I'd reccomend the i5 8600k unless you are streaming, or photo editing if your concern is cost. Strictly gaming, i5 ia a better value.

graedus -1 points 7 months ago

I recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212X. Extremely good performance for the price ($25 after mail in rebate). I have one on my almost 8 year old overclocked i5-2500K :)


Hypaiva 2 points 7 months ago

I've built this system ( I used a Asus z370 prime - P motherboard instead though and a Evga clc AIO cpu cooler) and I was wondering if this setup has enough cooling? My cpu stays around 50c at max so far but my gpu gets a lil too hot for my liking (around 70c+).

My 240mm radiator is mounted on the top As exhaust, stock case fan in the back as exhaust and 2 stock case fans in the front for intake. What should I add/change to get better temps? Or is my gpu fine/normal.

Fleuger99 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Around 70c is fine, that is within normal operating temps. You need to be concerned anything north of high 80's. I once read from NVIDIA that anything nearing 100c is excessive to prevent damage to the hardware.

Bcash 2 points 6 months ago

Noob here, After building, there are still 2 slots left for more ram right? So I could double down on the purchase and total 32 gigs?

Thanks in advance.

TPN_MeDS 2 points 6 months ago

of course you can, budget willing

Battousai2 1 point 6 months ago

2 x 16 might be cheaper, I'd look into that as well. If you ever want 64gb you wouldn't need to replace any sticks.

gavingroth 1 point 7 months ago

nice, the only thing i would do is go from water cooled to just a after-market fan, and maybe spend a little more on ram? it should be fine you just want something that is reliable.

Etakun 1 point 7 months ago

Could one instead opt for a set of G Skill Trident RGB, budget willing?

Kühl_Computers 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

You could use any RAM you wanted, as long as it is DDR4. Speeds don't do much for Intel in gaming, but 3000Mhz+ is usually a good bet.

racebpy5512YT 1 point 7 months ago

Yes, as long as it is still ddr4 and 3000mhz.

jiro07 1 point 7 months ago

I’m like the noob when it comes to building a pc. So do you have to overclock with this setup?

Hypaiva 1 point 7 months ago

Technically no but with the K version of the cpu it is expected that you do because it is designed for it and the water cooling should keep it cool enough. And same with the graphics card sorta, it has 3 nice fans and overclocking doesn't take too much effort or make it too much hotter, so therefore overclocking it is free performance.

If you wish to do no overclocking whatsoever still then just change the i7-8700k to a i7-8700 instead and just keep the gpu stock if you wish. It's really up to you but like I said, It's pretty much free performance waiting for you if you do overclock.

magoo9739 1 point 7 months ago

The graphics card is 700 pounds now?? 119 pounds import fee!

OolonCaluphid 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

PC Part picker is constantly mis-reporting amazon UK prices for GPU's and RAM. It shows Amazon Global Store prices excluding VAT and Duties.

I've emailed them about this, it just needs a filter so you can exclude global store offerings.

Shawty5013 1 point 6 months ago

Hi all, what kind of frames would this get on 1440p, ultra on games like PUBG, BF1, Tomb raider ect?

Thankyou in advance.

Shawty5013 1 point 6 months ago

And is this build better then joeys 2000$ build;


BJAndy 1 point 6 months ago

I'm a complete novice picking parts and building a system. I'm also not a gamer but am looking for something that will be efficient editing raw files with programs like Lightroom, PS, etc. I also do some statistical analysis. Most of which is not very computationally challenging but on occasion I need to run things that will make the cpu groan. So I want something that's fast, will last a while, and be reliable rather than anything on the bleeding edge. I'm intrigued by above system with a few modifications. I've thought the i7 8700 (not 8700k) would be a good choice. Doesn't benchmark quite as fast as the 8700k but it's not too far behind and would run cooler and use less power. If I do that, do I need a CPU cooler? Or does the chip come with a cooler? I don't see any need for me to have a GTX 1080 Ti. I was thinking I'd substitute the 1060 with 6gb. For my needs I was thinking that would be more than sufficient but advice is welcome. The one place I'd be tempted to spend more money would be for fast ssd storage. I think that would actually have practical significance for my uses. Should I be considering anything other than what's recommended in this build? Do these things come with wifi and bluetooth? If not I think I'd need to add that. And I'm an old guy who doesn't need a hot looking case. Any more business like cases that folks would recommend? I'd consider a completely different configuration but I'm really ignorant about what components are optimal and compatible. And frankly, I don't really want to take the time to learn. Thanks much.

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Hi, so first of all, what is your budget.

Though the i7-8700K is definitely nice, for those tasks you mentioned, I would recommend either an i9 or an AMD threadripper, but the i7 would work too.
You ALWAYS need a cpu cooler, and no, the chip you mentioned does not come with one. I would also recommend keeping the gpu as it is.
I also recommend that you should invest in a ssd for your tasks.
The motherboard does come with wifi, bluetooth is somewhat different, but nowadays, you should stick with ethernet, though you should get a somewhat higher end motherboard.
A case I would recommend is the Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TXCwrH/phanteks-case-phes614pcbk.

Good luck with your build

J-Rizzle 1 point 6 months ago

Hey all, will a case like this work as well? I'm looking for suggestions on a case.. the smaller the better, no lights/windows, sleek look if possible, anyone know of any that would work with the hardware in this build?


Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

yeah I guess it works

Nigel55455 1 point 6 months ago

Hey everyone,

I'm totally new to pc building and wondering is true that building is cheaper than buying pre-built when it comes to rigs of this spec. Is this route gonna save me extra and how much as I'm gonna need to also invest in a monitor/keyboards and all the bells and whistles? And any help or guidence on what extra I need to make this work is appreciated. I'm talking hardware and software (need to buy windows to install?)

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PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, get Windows 10 64bit for your OS, it is optimized for pretty much every game out there. You don't need to buy it for full price, you can easily find deals on eBay for only $20 usd, just make sure you aren't getting scammed.

Implying usage of these key resellers as a probable solution is against the PCPP rules. Just so you're aware.

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jeanmromero 1 point 6 months ago

Can I build it with i5 an then upgrde to i7?

Battousai2 2 points 6 months ago

Yes, but the cost difference to quality difference would be huge. You wont see too much of a difference for $300. If you are mainly gaming, i7 is overkill since your gpu does most of the heavy lifting. In a year or so you could upgrade yo a new generation cpu, if they don't change the socket requirement.

Protons 1 point 6 months ago

Lets say I don't want to overclock, can I save a few dollars by getting the non-overclock capable version of the latest i7 chip? I'd also probably settle for a 1060 or 1080 version of the video card as well.

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Sure, I don't see why not, other than the k version being slightly better than the non k version even without overclocking.

Wlevine09 1 point 6 months ago

Where do people prefer to mount the cooling fans on this?

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trandq 1 point 6 months ago

Do i gonna need to buy sound card and wired network adapter for this build?

TPN_MeDS 1 point 6 months ago

no, motherboard comes with both of those.

XpertiCON106 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Is there a video tutorial on this? sorry im very new

TPN_MeDS 1 point 6 months ago

youtube has good tutorials

bitwit is one of my personal favourites

XpertiCON106 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

thanks I was able to figure it out. worked out pretty good

HeronLabs 1 point 6 months ago

That AIO seems small if you’re going to OC

magoo9739 1 point 6 months ago

any recommendations for screwdrivers to build these pc's?

Kitano123 1 point 5 months ago

You would need a small/medium sized philips head screwdriver to attach the motherboard and psu. Some cases (like the one in this build) have tool-less drive bays with screws that you turn by hand. You shouldn't need anything else.

Capp 1 point 6 months ago

Not wanting to liquid cool, ok to have air cooling with this setup? Should I get an extra fan or 2...or 3? This will be my first build, have been researching a while and looking forward to it. Really appreciate this site, staff and community for the info! Any other first time hiccups I should be looking out for? Thanks!

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, air cooling can work with any build really, you will just have somewhat higher temps.
Do get extra fans, but don't go crazy, research how many fans your case needs, don't go overkill.

Most important part is always "research, research, research"

Good luck with your build.

Capp 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

If you want to use a heat sink for cooling your CPU instead of a water cooler, you should get the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B. Excellent cooling performance.

Capp 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks Pengu! Will check it out

thetrueDanK 1 point 5 months ago

Maybe a dumb question but is it worth it to get the protection plan for the graphics card? I'm a first time builder so I assume if I mess it up because of incompetence they won't cover it. So I guess the question is, are these prone to failure?

Kitano123 1 point 5 months ago

Not really, if its faulty you can replace it under warranty. Its very unlikely you would break it during installation as all you have to do is plug it in the mobo and connect the power cable there isnt really anything that could go wrong that would cause severe damage.

takesforevertobuild 1 point 5 months ago

Another noob here. I currently have a Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold for about a year and trying to make a use of it on the new build. the above build shows that 471W is the estimated watt needed. Could I use what I have instead?

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I believe it is ok for right now, a good way to tell how many watts you need for a build is to look at the average estimated wattage, and add 200 to it, get a psu that is that number. So for this build you could use the psu you mentioned, though if you wanted you could get a 700 watt one.

Good luck with your build.

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Usually, the estimated wattage that PCPP provides isn't as accurate as one might expect:

  1. For starters, it only shows the maximum potential output at stock settings. It basically takes the maximum TDP of all the parts and adds them together. This means that the wattage is very inaccurate, and it will only really be correct if all of the parts were pulling the maximum amount of power from the wall.

  2. It doesn't say anything about overclocking, so it's also generally inaccurate.

  3. Systems don't really pull the maximum amount of power that they can at all times, so using it will also often make you overspend on the PSU.

Can I ask why you're adding 200 to the wattage aswell?

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

ok then

DewLegit 1 point 5 months ago

I've been gaming on an MSI laptop for a couple years now and the old nvidia 960m just wasn't cutting it anymore. Took me a couple months to settle on what I was going to build, especially because I don't have endless amount of cash but still wanted the best bang for my buck. Anyways, went with this build. The Thermaltake case makes cable management easy, combined with the larger side glass panel makes this beauty look like a piece of art work sitting on my desk. The only thing I did different was went with a EVGA GeForce GTX 1070Ti and a Cooler Master ML240L RGB. Saved about 400 bucks and still rocks FPS in all the new games. Threw it all on my Amazon credit card and will be paying it off for the next couple months but man am I happy. Thanks for the build guide!

Question: I am having a little feedback from the power supply in my headphones. Any ideas of how this might be happening and what I could do to fix it?

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Feedback from the power supply? Could you elaborate? It might be some audio drivers that should be updated, or a buggy integrated motherboard sound card, but you shouldn't be getting any "feedback from the power supply".

DewLegit 1 point 5 months ago

I tried plugging the headphones into the front jack on my case and that has stopped the noise from coming through my headphones. But when I launch PUBG there is this loud buzzing noise coming from the case. It seems to be the loudest when the game is loading. I thought it was the power supply so I bought another one and swapped it. The noise is still there. That same noise comes through my microphone and the guys on discord that I play with say they can hear it faintly in the back. But I can be standing across the room and still hear the computer making this noise. If not the power supply, do you have any suggestions of what I could do to troubleshoot this? Thanks.

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Have you tried opening the case and finding out what component is making the noise? Could be a faulty hard drive or some really bad coil whine from the GPU.

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Also, just to be clear, does the microphone broadcast the sound from the case, or is the sound automatically transmitted through the system (non-audibly) into the microphone so that it sends that? As in, it's not the sound coming from the system that's making the sound in your mic, but rather some software issue.

Apl_Juice 1 point 5 months ago

Should I hold out for possible sales considering that time of year is coming up?

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, that's what im doing.

Laxus_D 1 point 5 months ago

Question: would the Z370P D3 ATX Motherboard be a limiting factor (bottleneck) to the CPU when it comes to overclocking. What would the difference be between the motherboard in the build compared to something like MSI Intel 1151 Socket Z370 Chipset Gaming Pro Carbon D4 ATX /OR/ ASUS Intel 1151 Socket Z370 Chipset Prime A D4 ATX? Is this addition of "Gaming" really adding anything to the performance/audio of the board (disregarding flashy lights) Many Thanks.

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Generally, more expensive motherboards have more features and pin-outs for fan headers and RGB connectors. The main difference is the power delivery, as when overclocking you'll want to make sure you have the best clean power-output to your processor. If you're not overclocking, downgrading to the 8700 and a cheap motherboard with the fan-headers you want is a good alternative. If you are overclocking, getting a motherboard that's a bit more expensive will usually give you better power delivery, which means a better overclocking experience.

Laxus_D 1 point 5 months ago


Jakob_Phan 1 point 5 months ago

Does anyone know about any good 24-28 inch curved monitors that work well with this build? Thanks in advance!

proxilogy 1 point 5 months ago

im planning to do this build stock, how does it handle?

PrivatePengu 1 point 5 months ago

Build stock? What do you mean?

What programs do you need it to handle specifically?

ChaosDream 1 point 5 months ago

"The Thermaltake - View 31 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case supports video cards up to 420mm long, but video cards over 278mm may block drive bays. Since the Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card is 280mm long, some drive bays may not be usable." What exactly is it making unusable.

Aubble 1 point 5 months ago

I'm a noob when it comes to PC building, and I don't really know how much the build process varies from build to build. Does anyone have a good video I can watch to see how this build would be put together? Thanks.

TechnoWizzy 1 point 5 months ago

Does Windows come pre-installed on the HD or will I need to download it?

Luke_79 1 point 5 months ago

Hi, would this work with the following: AlienWare 25 inch monitor Fortnight GTA V And Most steam games. And does this have G-sync

Stubakka 1 point 5 months ago

Im considering a build in this budget range and type of hardware for my twitch streaming / Gaming system , I stream daily on Twitch and my stream is taking off so i need to invest in PC gaming rig. At the moment I stream mostly PS4 Games using an ELGATO external capture device. if you want to see this build in action later this year come check me out twitch.tv/stubakka

minininja0412 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

What monitor would you recommend if I went with this build?

suavic 1 point 5 months ago

Hello everyone, I'm really liking this build, but I was really wanting a slick all white case. Could anyone suggest a good case compatible with everything?

Fitsloth 1 point 5 months ago

Any suggestions for "Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Turbo Video Card" bcuz it's out of stock/Discontinue. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance

Sithlord40. 0 points 6 months ago

Is this worth the build?

Monoxidish 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

If you have the budget, and you have a good reason to, sure.

Maxxxsteel -1 points 7 months ago

i am 80% sure that the Z370 WON'T fit the motherboard.

ThoughtA staff submitter 2 points 7 months ago

Would you mind elaborating please?

Z370 is the chipset that is on the motherboard.

Maxxxsteel -3 points 7 months ago

It supports 8th gen processies I believe that i7 is a 7th. I may be wrong.

ThoughtA staff submitter 2 points 7 months ago
Brion_Sundae 2 points 7 months ago

Yeah umm... 8700K is an 8th gen CPU.

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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor 11W - 95W
Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 14W
ADATA - SU655 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Turbo Video Card 62W - 250W
Total: 404W