I am trying to create a high-performance build, capable of both cpu-intensive tasks and gaming (including Virtual Reality).
At the same time I focus on quality components, and trying to keep the system relatively quiet and flexible.
I don't intend to overclock, but like to have the opportunity later on. So in regards to thermal performance, don't think overclocking.
Also: I am already determined on Intel + Nvidia.
Just to let you know - first pc build ever, but know quite a bit about electronics and software.
- Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core
- Cryorig H7 CPU Cooler
- Arctic MX4 Thermal Paste
- Asus Maximus IX Code ATX Motherboard (Z270)
- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
- Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB SSD
- Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD
- MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Gaming X
- Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5 ATX Mid Tower
- 3x be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 140mm Case Fan (1000 RPM)
- SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Fully-Modular (SS660XP2)
- Pioneer BDR-S09XLT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
- ASUS TPM-M R2.0 module
Estimated power consumption 98-407W.
Have I forgotten any important components (major and minor) ?
What is your opinion about this build? Keep in mind that I focus on high quality components, rather than price. I am more interested in comments about the components than keeping cost down.
One specific question: Is the PSU sufficient ? Would it even be capable of SLI in future, or would that be too much (estimated 180W extra).
Below follows some comments about my choices (don't read it all, but please check before commenting on specific components)
- CPU: K-version, slightly higher stock-clock, and opportunity of light overclocking later. I prefer Intel over AMD.
- CPU Cooler: Balance between size, look, performance and noise. I know it's not the best for huge overclocking, but again, not in focus.
- Motherboard: Maximus for quality components, IX Code to include wifi.
- Memory: 2400, as limited by CPU.
- GFX: MSI seem to have slightly lower noise levels. Gaming X for the middle-variant of clock-speeds (price-to-performance). I prefer Nvidia over AMD.
- Case: Seems to be a very flexible and high-quality case, that should be easy to handle for a first-build.
- Case Fans: Reviews say stock coolers of the case are not that quiet.
- PSU: SeaSonic for high-quality. Great reviews. 660W is the lowest, but seem ok, even though it might be slightly on the high-level. Maybe capable of SLI if needed (not intended at the moment)
- Optical Drive: Capable of many formats, and seem to be a recommended brand.
- TPM: For extra security with bitlocker (I am aware about performance impact).
In advance, thank you for your comments
Edited by abcaj, 15 April 2017 - 06:55 PM.