Upgrading to the 8700k after 7 years. Advice on this build please. $2,000+

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by delatroy, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. delatroy

    delatroy New Member

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    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:
    1. Best value recommendations for which 1080ti to buy?
    2. What 1440p 144hz+ gsync monitor to get?
    3. What ram to get and is 3400mhz compared to 3000mhz worth it or not?
    4. What ram timings to get? Will they make a difference?
    5. Is the Samsung 840 Pro SSD worth upgrading to m.2 960 Pro? Will I notice a significant difference that justifies the cost?
    6. What keyboard is better than my current (but worn) Filco - Ninja Majestouch-2?
    7. Will the 7700k delid kit will work with the 8700k?
    8. Is the Xonar DX sound card is worth upgrading or not? If so, what part?
    9. Anything other parts I should consider buying? [​IMG]
    Thanks in advance!
  2. norton

    norton Master Guru

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    GTX970 G1 Gaming
    you will need to a Z370 motherboard if you will use a 8th gen coffee lack CPU, i know they have the same socket (1151) but you know it's intel.
  3. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    pny gtx 1060 xlr8
    he stated the z270 was a placeholder^.....

    Looks good but Dam...>Monitor ($799.00)?....will it bring you beer while gaming? :D
  4. delatroy

    delatroy New Member

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    Yes I know ahha. I'm coming from 1080p 144hz so it needs to be 1440p, gsync and IPS for the upgrade to be meaningful. These panels have not dropped in price either since launch. Seems to be nothing in the pipeline either :(
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  5. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
    Consider swapping the monitor for the ViewSonic XG2703-GS, identical panel, same specs, $100 cheaper.

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