Salvaging some parts from my current system to upgrade to the Z370 / 8700k that's coming soon. Want to pick up some parts in the meantime and wanted to get advice on the parts that I've selected. Considering to buy CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K Six-Core Processor ($400.00) Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1g Thermal Paste ($11.99) Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z270-K ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.49) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($151.88) Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card ($749.99) Monitor: Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor ($799.00) Keyboard: Filco - Ninja Majestouch-2 TKL Wired Standard Keyboard ($134.00) Delid Kit: der8auer Delid Die Mate 2 + UHU Silicone + Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut ($72.00) Total: $2,452 The selected Z270 board is a placeholder only. I don't intend to buy a super high end motherboard like the Rampage Extreme, etc. In my experience, the lower end of a line are generally as stable and provide 90% of the features that you end up using. Salvaging from current system CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler SSD: Samsung - 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive SSD: Samsung - 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital - VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive Case: be quiet! - Dark Base Pro 900 w/Window (Black) ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: OCZ - ZX 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Sound Card: Asus - Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card Audio: Objective2 and ODAC DAC & Amplifier Headphones: Sennheiser - G4ME ZERO Black Headset Mouse: Zowie - EC1-A Wired Optical Mouse Mousepad: Steelseries QCK+ Slim Mousepad Specifically, I'd love to get thoughts on the following: Best value recommendations for which 1080ti to buy? What 1440p 144hz+ gsync monitor to get? What ram to get and is 3400mhz compared to 3000mhz worth it or not? What ram timings to get? Will they make a difference? Is the Samsung 840 Pro SSD worth upgrading to m.2 960 Pro? Will I notice a significant difference that justifies the cost? What keyboard is better than my current (but worn) Filco - Ninja Majestouch-2? Will the 7700k delid kit will work with the 8700k? Is the Xonar DX sound card is worth upgrading or not? If so, what part? Anything other parts I should consider buying? Thanks in advance!