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This will be my first build so if anybody spots any mistakes or has any suggestions I will gladly take them.

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Don't buy a 7700k. Intel really is not worth investing in right now. Don't buy that SSD, you can get a better one for a lower price. Paying £480 for a GTX 1070 makes absolutely zero sense. You can literally get a GTX 1080 for the same price.

What will you be using the system for exactly?
What monitor(s) will you be using with the system?
Will you be overclocking?
I'm assuming you don't need a kb/mouse, or anything?
I'm assuming the budget is in the £1650 range?
Looking for a neutral colour scheme?
Anything else?
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13 wroteDon't buy a 7700k. Intel really is not worth investing in right now. Don't buy that SSD, you can get a better one for a lower price. Paying £480 for a GTX 1070 makes absolutely zero sense. You can literally get a GTX 1080 for the same price.

What will you be using the system for exactly?
What monitor(s) will you be using with the system?
Will you be overclocking?
I'm assuming you don't need a kb/mouse, or anything?
I'm assuming the budget is in the £1650 range?
Looking for a neutral colour scheme?
Anything else?


Hi there,

I'd be using my PC for gaming, I would like it to be able to run all games in 1080p at 144hz for when I get the monitor to match.

I wasn't planning on getting the GPU at the moment because of the price hike since I already have a 1060. I would eventually like to upgrade my 1060 to a 1070 or 1080 if I can get a good price.

I will not be overclocking straight away but would like the option to in the future

What SSD would you recommend?
What CPU would you recommend?

I do not need any peripherals and the colour scheme is nuetrul.

There is no current price limit, I would prefer around the £1200-£1600 range.

Thanks


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Do you already have the monitor(s) for the system? If so, what have you got?
Will you be overclocking?
Can we get an idea of some games you'll be playing? What programs/applications will you be using, if any?
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13 wroteDo you already have the monitor(s) for the system? If so, what have you got?
Will you be overclocking?
Can we get an idea of some games you'll be playing? What programs/applications will you be using, if any?


Just edited my last reply a little with more info, I don't have the monitor yet. Currently playing Rainbow 6, PUBG, Cities Skylines.
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£187.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£176.78 @ BT Shop)
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You can get it for under £1500 if you get just the 1080 OR the monitor. Under £1000 with neither. Intel isn't worth buying right now, at least not until Coffee Lake. Ryzen 5 will be fine for 1440p 144Hz, especially if you overclock it. The GPU will hold you back more than the CPU. 1440p 144Hz monitor with G-Sync. SLI support so you can add a 2nd GTX 1080 at any point. Better, cheaper SSD.
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13 wrote [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£187.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£176.78 @ BT Shop)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£135.96 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£136.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£55.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£496.00 @ Kustom PCs)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£77.79 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£99.98 @ Novatech)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£399.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1765.63

You can get it for under £1500 if you get just the 1080 OR the monitor. Under £1000 with neither. Intel isn't worth buying right now, at least not until Coffee Lake. Ryzen 5 will be fine for 1440p 144Hz, especially if you overclock it. The GPU will hold you back more than the CPU. 1440p 144Hz monitor with G-Sync. SLI support so you can add a 2nd GTX 1080 at any point. Better, cheaper SSD.


This is great dude thank you for the help, that monitor is perfect!
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13 wrote [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£187.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£176.78 @ BT Shop)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£135.96 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£136.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£55.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£496.00 @ Kustom PCs)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£77.79 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£99.98 @ Novatech)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£399.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1765.63

You can get it for under £1500 if you get just the 1080 OR the monitor. Under £1000 with neither. Intel isn't worth buying right now, at least not until Coffee Lake. Ryzen 5 will be fine for 1440p 144Hz, especially if you overclock it. The GPU will hold you back more than the CPU. 1440p 144Hz monitor with G-Sync. SLI support so you can add a 2nd GTX 1080 at any point. Better, cheaper SSD.


Why not i7 7700k though? I agree it is a bit pricey, but it is still a really high quality processor imo, especially when OCd correctly.
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Feminist wroteWhy not i7 7700k though? I agree it is a bit pricey, but it is still a really high quality processor imo, especially when OCd correctly.


Sanctorum wroteDon't buy a 7700k. Intel really is not worth investing in right now.


7700k is a terrible CPU IMO. It's temperatures are terrible and Intel are bringing 6 cores to the mainstream with Coffee Lake. It's not worth paying $300+ for a quad core.

An i7 isn't worth the premium for 1440p high refresh rate IMO since an R5 1600 won't perform significantly worse .
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The R5 1600 will perform almost as good, or on par with an R7 1700 at the same clock speeds. The GPU will be the limiting factor but R5 1600+GTX 1080 is more than capable of running 1440p at high refresh rates with optimised settings.
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