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Well, this was supposed to be a mid-tier gaming rig, but I needed to update my r9 380x. And there apparently are no mid-tier graphics cards available. After trying to wait it out, I caved and stuffed a huge power supply and 1080 TI OC in this bad boy, Should probably have just sprung for a new mobo, case, and processor, but the PSU and GPU will be good for quite a while... I hope.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I really suppose the CPU/GPU pairing depends on what OP does with the PC. There are games that don't use much of the CPU but are really heavy on the video card, in instances like that the CPU will not bottleneck the GPU at all. Then again there are games like World of Warcraft that are entirely CPU dependent and a RX 580 is more than enough on full 10 ultra settings 1440p to be bottle necked by an i7-7700k due to how the game engine runs.

For most games and most Triple A titles they are mostly optimized for 4 cores and an i5 should be ample for it, thus I really don't think OP should really be worrying about bottlenecking. Even with the World of Warcraft reference I used it should still play just fine, the GPU is downright overkill as the game just cant use that much GPU power. At least this isn't a Pentium g4400 paired with this video card or I would suspect it to be a mining rig lol.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you get some dust filters cause having your pc on the floor it will suck a lot of dust. Like the blue fans.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have any recommendations? the case came with stock dust filters for the bottom and front. i open it up regularly and there really isn't much dust to be found. but i'm always open to advice!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing I can recommend is getting a desk for the pc or check the inside of your pc every six months and blow the dust out with a can of air.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You should probably Put a filter on the fan to prevent dust stink to it. It's practically a dust magnet since it's on the floor

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

where'd you get that desk? it's just what im looking for...

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

West elm. It was marketed as a dining table.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • -1 points

Bottleneck city

  • 32 months ago
  • -2 points

Your 1080ti will probably be bottle necked until you get a higher-end mobo/CPU, but still a pretty decent build otherwise.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah the GPU is a bit much -- but i was buying for the future. new enclosure, cpu and mobo on my mind but for now this more than does the trick,

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same pc tower and cpu as you! I wish I got a side panel windowed case, although it was really easy to build in

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

the case is ok. my issue is that the back panel doesn't leave a lot of room for cables, and even when i tie them to be flush, i still have to squeeze the panel on.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't really experience that, only because I spent a long time on cable management, (ironically, the back panel looks better than the front). I just Wish that I'd picked another one, I've realised it's so boring having a case with no side panel window.

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  • 32 months ago
  • -1 points

It's completely bottlenecked. I would bet that you can get 30 more fps if he had a 6700k. And just saying that there is no bottleneck because there is no i/o difference is just wrong. Following that logic, a pentium G3258 wouldn't bottleneck the 1080ti because it has 16 lanes of pcie 3.0 and support for DDR4 ram.

And the hyperthreading is wrong also, virtually no game benefits from hyperthreading. The reason the 6700k is better is the increased clock speeds which GREATLY helps performance (I realize you mentioned this, but you didn't mention the difference it can make). Comparing 3.2 GHz to potentially 4.8 or 5.0 is like comparing a glock to a minigun.

Lastly, there's this thing called reselling. You can sell the 6500 and motherboard for $200 and find a good deal for the 6700k/7700k. That would reduce the price to approximately $300 or less if you are patient and get a REALLY good deal. Or if you want to save some cash, the 7600k is another good choice for $100 less.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

i am confused when you say it is "completely" bottlenecked. i am running games in 1440p with steady fps over 100. it's not like this thing doesn't function. Is everyone completely ignoring the fact that miners bought every single mid-range GPU known to man?

You mention selling parts like i can just snap my fingers and sell used gear. i don't sell on ebay and have no real interest in that, so i'm limited in that respect.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

There's always craigslist and local used computer stores to sell used parts to. And when I said "completely bottlenecked" I was mainly stressing the point to dmoesticatedman that there was a bottleneck. (in other words it's just a buzzword I threw in to stress my point).

And just curious, what games are you running? I only ask because yes, this build can run minecraft and skyrim at 100fps at 1440p. but even DS3 or overwatchwould give that cpu a run for it's money (and don't even mention cities: skylines).

Oh and mid tier gpu's? BUY USED! I can get a used 980ti for sub 250 in my area and when volta releases there's gonna be tons of people selling their pascal cards. Oh and the mining boom is about to become a bust so there's gonna be tons of rx480s and 580's flying around.

If you don't want to buy used, I'd recommend waiting for volta to be released and just buy a new pascal card from amazon. Volta will be out AT THE LATEST by October.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

nothing you say i really disagree with. however, i personally don't feel like buying a used card (which has likely been running non-stop by a miner) at ABOVE retail. especially because i'm not on a strict budget.

i've fallen into the "just wait until the next thing comes out" trap so many times in my life. there will always be a next thing. like, when i was told there would be a FLOOD of cheap rx 580s when the etherium price tanked (it did, and there aren't).

i got a card that is admittedly not being used to its fullest potential. it is still crushing. (i'm playing battlegrounds pretty much exclusively, btw)

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

of course, the 7700k would make the most sense if he didn't want a motherboard upgrade, not the 670k. Apart from that I agree with Leon

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running a i5-6500 at 4.7 GHz, and it pretty much equals a 6700k in benchmarks. Not the ideal solution for sure, but the 6500 is still quite performant if need be. i7s are not always needed for every build

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

There is at least 1 lie here if not 2.

  1. YOU CAN'T OVERCLOCK THE 6500! It isn't an unlocked processor (well, you can overclock the BLCK for 100 more MHz or flash the bios which in theory allows for overclocking, but the sheer number of risks there really make it not worth it for very little more performance). Even if you went the bios flashing route, there's no way you got it to 4.7Ghz stable.

  2. You saying the benchmarks of an "overclocked" (I'll assume that you weren't lying and you magically got to 4.7Ghz on the 6500). Well, I don't believe that. Plain and simple. The hyperthreading on the 6700k would give it an edge and it can overclock to 5.0Ghz on air.

Paste a screenshot of your cinebench score at 4.7GHz 6500 and I'll compare it to the cinebench score of a 6700k. If it's the same, I'll say that I'm an idiot and need to think more before I comment. If it's not well.................... I think we know how accurate your statements were.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, didn't see your polite reply until now, I was out in the woods without internet.

I invite you to:

  1. Use google, it's a tremendous resource. It'll tell you directly you can OC Skylake with BLCK.
  2. Check out my completed builds, I have a screen shot of it running 4.5 GHz that I just took now. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YNNQzy I do admit that running it at 4.7 GHz was not the most stable OC, that's why I have it scaled back to 4.5 Ghz.
  3. I'm benching 107% of the 6700K in single thread, and within 10% multi-core. I only benched on CPU-Z because I don't care enough about all the other bench programs.
  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Can't OC the 6500, even my noob self knows that

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You just proved your status as noob. Check out google, tons of Skylake overclocking happening

  • 32 months ago
  • -3 points

WTFFFFFF i5 6500 with a gtx 1080ti and 2 144hz 1440p monitors???????? and that gtx 1080ti, hope u know is getting bottlenecked

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

hey! thanks for the comment. i understand what you're saying -- i did mention in my description that the reason i have such a high end GPU in an otherwise medium build is due to the complete lack of mid tier cards. instead of overpaying for an RX 580 (really, the perfect card for this build) or a 1070, i saw a good deal on that strix and pulled the trigger.

i will say that i am able to play battlegrounds at 1440p with fps consistently over 100... so i'm not too concerned about the bottlenecking at this point.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

oh sorry i just noticed the i5 and 1080ti and didnt read anything

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude chill its not even being bottlenecked that much Maybe 10-15 FPS at most.. The higher res the lower cpu takes effect At 1080p then yes a major bottleneck but 1440p not so much no need to freak out over nothing

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree! And yes it will bottleneck but so what. It's really up to op if 15-20 FPS is worth hundreds of dollars in upgrades. Personally I don't think it's worth it. Great build nonetheless