Gaming on 1440p (ultra)
Yes I already own the 1080Ti and love it, just opening up the rest of the platform for it’s use.
32Gb RAM is for sure what I want this time.
I will Overclock in the future so preparing for that now.
I’m paying some extra for a motherboard I see good reviews with and also looks nice to me. I also like Asus quality.
Yeah, I know there are some budget versions with decent overclocking too, to me the extra 50-100 isn’t a lot for a motherboard I also like the visual and quality I’m used to of considering how much the build is anyway.
got an ASRock in my current build and had so many issues with it I’m off that etc… I used to have an Asus Rampage Extreme III and loved it so.
The 8700k is better for gaming from what I’ve seen and been told. I don’t think I’ll have any issues streaming with this setup as I’m currently streaming perfectly fine with 1080 ti and my 6+ year old rig.
I get what you’re saying, but from what I understand can OC to 5ghz without issue so it’s always a good end-point.
To be honest, though, I’ve had this rig for 6 years now and not needed to overclock and could still play games mid-high with good fps on SLI 980’s. So I really don’t even think i’ll need to overclock in the future. But it’s always a possibility. So is delidding i guess.
Dual channel vs quad channel there’s really no difference. Quad channel has just been tested at the factory to work together in quad channel systems but since z370 is dual channel that won’t affect you in anyway. I’m not sure prices right now but when I built mine a quad channel kit was more than buying two dual channel kits.
Honestly, based on my experience with a 4690k and a 7700k, leaving the stock “thermal paste” under the heatspreader is more torture. It will run hotter on average, the entirety of its lifespan. Even replacing the stock thermal paste with something other than liquid metal will probably yield great temps compared to what intel actually uses.
Besides, there are tools now for delidding that make it super easy to do.
You know, if you wait till April or May, and then you can get a 8 core i7 9700k, and a gtx 2080 for a similar price (or a 1080 & 8700k for cheap). Memory is so OP ($) right now, so i’d go with 8gb or 16 GB 2400 ram now and and then buy high speed ram in like 4-6 months.
Wow very nice. You should check out r/iamverysmart!
If you actually read the thread he stated his use case as well as mentioning it in a previous thread… I knew his use case when I made the recommendation… Primarily gaming and streaming with light video editing. 32GB is overkill for it. Especially in the current RAM market.