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I built this primarily for Adobe Lightroom and Photo Shop. The monitor is a 4K Dell Ultra Sharp U2718Q, for some reason it is not listed on PC Part Picker. I am currently debating on what graphics card to place into the system. I game primarily on a Xbox One S so I am leaning towards a 1060 or 1070. A 1080 or 1080ti would probably be a waste of money as I would most likely never utilize the power. I am going to wait and see what holiday deals emerge over the next few weeks but any suggestions are welcomed. I was able to over overclock to 5.2 GHz but was hitting mid 80s under load so I run it at 4.9

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  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I have the same exact monitor and I'll tell you right now GTX 1080 is more than enough for 4k gaming even for AAA games. A 1070 could run in as well, just probably not ultra like my 1080.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CC-2017-NVIDIA-GeForce-GPU-Performance-899/

This shows the value of the various GeForce 10xx in PhotoShop.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Very good build man. well chosen parts that all have a purpose behind them. and excellent cable management. and all of the lighting is synced seamlessly. easy +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not the right person to comment on which GPU you should get. Your monitor is only 60hz, but what resolution would you like to play games at? And what games? It is my understanding that if you want to play the latest games at 4k resolution and with higher settings then you will need those beefier graphics cards.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for comment, l don’t mind playing games at lower resolutions but I will have to look into how lower resolution looks on a monitor that is designed to be native at 4K. If Windows at a lower resolution is any indicator I don’t think it’s going to be very pretty picture. I may end up going 1080 or 1070ti after all.

  • 30 months ago
  • 6 points

Don’t get a 1070Ti, its just a waste of money.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You can find a 1070 ti for less than a 1070...

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

yes but you can also find a 1080 for less than a 1070 Ti

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Tell us where you can find a new 1080 for less than $400...

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

GTX 1080 11Gbps versions have higher memory bandwidth that will slightly help out in 4K. The MSI GAMING X+ 1080 and the ASUS Strix OC Gaming 11Gbps version 1080 will work good for your 4K monitor.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

What he said

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well if you wanna game at 4k 60fps on that monitor your only real option 1080 ti sadly. 1080 or 1070 ti could work very well for lower end titles like league, cs:go or dota. Depends on what you play and what your budget is. You best bet is to google benchmarks on the games you like to play.

Either way +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the advice, I may bite the bullet and go 1080 but I am in no rush and I am haveing no issues editing photos on current hardware . The advice about google benchmarks is great, thanks again.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same monitor and a 1080 and I get 100+ fps on ultra in bf1, overwatch, cod WW2, destiny 2, and so on. Just so you know

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

The more you know then lol. Yeah if that's the case then a 1070 ti would be the best bet

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

He could always turn the settings down

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Since you have a 4k monitor, a 1080/Ti would be able to game at 4k 60 fps; the Vega 64 would also be able to achive this too. But if you want to game at 1440P a 1070 would be good. If you feel like 1080P the an RX580 or 1060 and 1050Ti would do the job just fine. If you rlly dont care at all about anything you could just get a GT 1030... but nobody cares about that card.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Also consider buying a 980 ti if you can find a good deal. I got an open box one for 300$ at Microcenter. It preforms slightly better than a 1070 when cooled properly around 1-3%, but if power consumption is an issue buy the 1070.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your noise levels w/0 overclocking? Audible or inaudible?

Win 10 and apps on the m.2 card, I guess: how fast are they booting and operating? Should be impressive speeds.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The system is very quiet when not over clocked and under load. Most of my noise comes from a Corsair 120 mm fan that’s mounted on the top of the case. This fan was just an extra I pulled off the cooler (The cooler is getting airflow from the Phanteks front fans). Once I replace that fan with another Noctua it should really be quiet.

As far as boot times it’s pretty quick about 5-7 seconds to home screen and full functionality. Everything is on the m.2 all the photos that I’m not currently editing are kept on external drives. I may even return the SATA drive I have and put that money towards a graphics card or possibly another m.2 and put it in Raid.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

do you recommend the h100i? I was debating between h115i or d15

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I've been making a build and have pretty much come up with a very similar build to yours. I want it for PS and LR for now, but future proofing where I can (32GB RAM) for future use as a Video editor (4K, Sony A7 series cameras).

I was looking at adding a GTX 1070 8GB, but as I can't afford it just yet, wondered how well your build performs on PS/ LR without a graphics card?

Cheers

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