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Dont have a job lol this is saved money and stuff but does everything i need. any upgrade advice would be nice. Its the normal 980 and the ram is actually hyperx .

thoughts appreciated,

AND YES I KNOW I NEED LIQUID COOLER ASAP TO REPLACE STOCK COOLER ON MY 8700K!!!

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  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

You really don't need a liquid cooler as air coolers that cost the same or less cool the same, just fyi

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Good job. Got a powerful CPU. Adding a good aftermarket cooler is a great idea. Try to tidy up your cables a little more when you upgrade the CPU cooler.

That GPU is still great. It matches up petty close in performance to a 1060 6Gb. You can always add more RAM, storage, and upgrade your GPU later on if you like.

Enjoy you home built machine!

Thumbs up.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you sure it's not a i7 8700 (non-K) that you have? Because the K don't come bundled with a box cooler.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe he happened to have a fan lying around. I looked at the pictures of the item, and it seems to be a K edition. The box seems to be too small to contain a stock cooler, as well.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that is I think a haswell ivy bridge or older era stock cooler, I have one from a i5 7400 and it has a all blue sticker

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

AND YES I KNOW I NEED LIQUID COOLER ASAP TO REPLACE STOCK COOLER ON MY 8700K!!!

No, you do not. Any CPU cooler can work, really. Even a stock Intel CPU cooler for that socket, that is not shipped with the CPU. However, with a weak CPU cooler, you may very well loose overclocking capabilities and even the Turbo Boost if the CPU runs too hot.

And others have already raised questions, whether you really have the i7-8700K and not some other CPU.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

as much aio are praised i'm not a big fan i think good air cooler would do you just as good as long your not chasing the 5.0 try going whit something whit 6 heat pipe if you some what very interresting in O.C and don't get your self wrong not every cpu can hold 5.0 ghz you may want to improve moving air over top moffet/choke whit a fan over the top end of the case but to stay in a balanced state you than need a addiationnal fan in the front;)

your fan seem like to be well placed as top will bring air to cpu and your gpu just pulll the air from your front fan so likely to be perfect.

Point where i would first put my money are objective depending of type of game you play. -some game got long load time so you gain a bit by going whit a ssd but as far i know i would go whit a 250ssd or more wait for good time to buy in back to school or black fridays always nice deal there or maybe a birthday gift:) -When running back aps like chrome tab or disccord or teamspeak++++etc whit friend you rams get eaten lol so the info get stored in you storage slowing you average fps quite a bit. -Also not that is critical in all instance some game pulling whit a gpu of 4gb ram around 8-10 gb of drr4 - the sweet spot kind of is at 12 gb but compagnie are wise they don't offer that capacity lol. -At least buying a second 8gb like you got gonna offer dual channel mode which offer better bandwith for information to circulated between cpu-gpu. -tips Many sadly on pcper lost there mind propably to much gaming ;).Your gtx 980 is perfect for 1080p for at least two years i would say.Wait those two years than start O.c your gpu and cpu should do the trick for little longer to get all the part keep your gpu clean whit a duster can spray from time to time after 3 years you may also want to repaste your gpu if you o.c it. Good to also spray the psu

Hope you get nice time whit it;)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

should had just gone for 120 ssd

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Why? a 64gig is still enough for his OS.

But the price difference isn't that great however.....hmm

  • 23 months ago
  • -1 points

yeah, I got my PNY 120gb for $40, so he should've gone for a bigger size

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

8700K does not come with a stock cooler. Got the right CPU?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

should have gone for an amd cpu. cheaper but not worse than intel cores honestly. the i7 8700 is a bit overkill i think but will definitely get the job done

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

Not a horrible build but way too CPU heavy if your main focus is gaming. Also not quite sure why the Windows 10 Pro is needed at this price range.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not pay a little more, anyways who pays that much for Windows anymore if you know what I mean.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah true, mostly just surprised by the CPU/GPU imbalance. Money could have been better spent elsewhere.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have went with the 8600k, 980 is still enough to be able to hold off, and then definitely a better power supply. RAM can be held off on because 8 is fine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he should've got something like a AMD cpu and gotten a 1060 or something

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to start, AMD would have been a better buy most likely with the availability and price of Coffee Lake but at least they won't have to upgrade for a while. I assume they had the 980 beforehand or got it used which is why they used it, it performs better or the same than a 1060 anyways

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

8700k is still the best for gaming period. If you have the money why not get the best performance?

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

With the money he would have saved by going with an i5 he could have easily gotten a much better graphics card. The difference between an 8600k and an 8700k in gaming is tiny compared to the price premium.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right, i mixed up some benchmarks in my mind. Yeah it would have made more sense to get a better GPU.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks , i recently bought a liquid cooler and another 8gb of ram.