Computer Build, need suggestions ~1.5 - 2k budget

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  1. Shinjiku

    Shinjiku Master Guru

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    Hello guys, Its been a long time since I've built a computer; my last rig had a 650Ti boost to put things in perspective.

    I want to build a computer around a GTX 1080.
    Meaning I want the CPU to be just good enough to not be a bottleneck for it.
    I'll probably be toss in 16 GBS of Ram and various SSD's with a main 7200 RPM drive for long term storage.

    So far I have my eyes on the cheapest GTX I could find
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125880&ignorebbr=1

    and this 7th gen i5 is priced nicely as well
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117730&ignorebbr=1

    Long term plans -
    I plan to SLI the 1080s eventually, I understand this will heavily influence the case, psupply, mobo and potentially CPU I will need to get. If it is going to cost too much for me initially, I will just plan for one 1080.
     
  2. Shinjiku

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    Ok so this is what I have come up with, just by picking crap at random (that is compatible to my knowledge.

    I really need suggestions on the case (If it is big enough for a 1080 GTX, and will be able to fix a 2nd at a future date), the Power supply (can it handle one 1080? Let alone two?)

    Could use suggestions on the sound card as well, the CPU (if there is something even cheaper that could handle the 1080's) and my MOBO... if there is a better model for SLI'ing two 1080's or better yet something cheaper.

    NZXT S340 Case - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146197&ignorebbr=1

    MOBO - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132936&ignorebbr=1

    CPU - Intel i5 7500 7th gen https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117730&ignorebbr=1

    RAM DDR4 3000 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313843&ignorebbr=1

    Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster Z - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048&ignorebbr=1

    Graphics Card - 1080 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125880&ignorebbr=1

    Power supply - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139142&ignorebbr=1

    Storage - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373&ignorebbr=1
    and
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAEE3X37636&ignorebbr=1
     
  3. Shinjiku

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    Found this pcpartpicker site, wasn't around back then... very neat and it clears up and compatibility issues.

    Only thing I'm concerned about is the MOBO. As I said I am looking to SLI two 1080s in the future, however, I am not sure of what MOBO to get. The one I chose is probably a bit over kill.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($203.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($127.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Black 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($549.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Z 30SB150200000 OEM 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($78.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($10.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1586.48
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-18 17:08 EDT-0400
     
  4. Kaarme

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    Just buy the new GPU now and, if you want to stick to Intel, wait for the Coffee Lake 6-core mainstream. It'd be madness to get an Intel 4-core right now. That i5-7500 wouldn't be much better than your current CPU.
     

  5. Shinjiku

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    Won't the current setup bottleneck the GPU?
    This processor and mobo are 5+ years old

    EDIT: I'm reading more into the new Ryzen processors... I see some people saying its only good if youre multitasking, while others are outright stating it stomps the Intel i7 7700K etc. From what I understand, the Intel's while having fewer cores, and greater performance in the single threads... so better for most games I'm guessing. I'm a bit tempted to check out the Ryzen ones... the 7 series is around 300; Which Ryzen processor would be comparabled to an i5 7500k?
     
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  6. BuildeR2

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    If I were building a ~$1500 rig in this current market, I'd go with the Ryzen 5 1600 for sure. 6core/12thread will be much better in the long run than a dusty old 4core/4thread locked CPU. Amazon even has a ~$310 Ryzen 5 1600 + MSI B350 motherboard combo for sale. That would save you money on those 2 items while being more "futureproof" (for lack of a better word) and it comes with a solid CPU cooler.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07146LS4H/?tag=pcpapi-20&th=1

    -EDIT- Newegg has the same deals for the CPU and MOBO if Amazon sells out. Some people seem to think i5's are still better for gaming at 1080p. Not that you would be doing that with a GTX 1080, but here is an article or 2 to show you the R5 1600 pretty much smashing the i5 7500 at anything and everything. Let us know of any other questions or concerns you may have.

    https://www.techspot.com/article/1381-ryzen-1600x-vs-1600/

    https://www.techspot.com/review/1379-and-ryzen-5-1600x-1500x/page4.html
     
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