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High-end gaming PC can be expensive, because PC parts generally aren’t very cheap, but it can also be the result of having the best hardware that will last you a very long time. The difference between console makers is that these companies get the parts in bulks, which results in lower prices. So it is hard as a consumer to find components on retail price. This build also doesn’t account for any operating system or other software’s and small hardware’s. In our latest budget build, we had updated the CPU and the motherboard.
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
The i7-7700K ends up as the best high-end choice. Compared to the older models, like the Core i7-6700K, the i7-7700K isn't a massive upgrade. With higher clock speed this is just a moderate speed bump, but the the price increase is likewise moderate.
With the ability to reach 5.0GHz via overclocking, the i7-7700K is the fastest CPU for gaming. More cores might help if you're doing video editing, but for gaming the best choice is to go for the i7. What remains to be seen, and something we'll know more about next month. But if you're thinking about going 8-core, and are tight on budget, then the Ryzen is likely to be the CPU to go for.
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Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX Hero
There are a handful of Z270 motherboards to choose from, and the Maximus IX Hero is a midrange motherboard from a premium brand.
The Hero is built with overclocking and gaming in mind, but lacks some features. However the better versions of the Maximum motherboard is very expensive, so with those prices in mind, we went for the Hero as the motherboard.
The motherboard has two USB 3.1 ports, three x16 PCIe 3.0 slots, and two x4 PCIe M.2 slots. It uses Intel networking and has convenient on-board buttons. It’s a standard ATX board, so it will fit in almost any tower case.
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Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 2400 (32GB)
With the RAM you can go for clock speed or quantity in a high-end build. In general, the quantity of your RAM will have more impact than the clock speed so we have used a 32GB version of the G.Skill Ripjaws.
Do you want to open for example, 20 tabs in Chrome and even play a game on high settings, then you want to go for 32GB of RAM. RAM clocks matters more if you’re going for extreme overclocking.
RAM can also be expensive due to increased demand from PC enthusiasts and smartphone manufacturers. The G.Skill kit we've chosen is a great set of sticks, but your best bet is to simply find the cheapest set of RAM that meets your needs.
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Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW DT GAMING ACX 3.0
The GTX 1080 Founders Edition which NVidia officially had launched, offers a new design and represents the "reference" model of the GTX 1080. The downside to this card is that the Founders Edition card is more expensive than the normal edition GTX 1080.
So we went for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW DT Gaming ACX 3.0 graphics card. The EVGA is cheaper than a Founders Edition card, but offers the same performance. It has an open air cooler, which is perfectly suitable for a single-GPU gaming system. For open-air fans, there's no need for concern if your case is well cooled and it has good airflow.
Games like Overwatch, Dota 2 and League of Legends will perform even great on 4K ultra setting with this build. So don't worry about not playing these kind of games.
It's worth noting that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will likely soon replace this GPU. However we still chose the regular editions as the availability will be extremely scarce. However if you have more to spend and have the patience to wait for a better card, go for the Ti version.
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Power supply: EVGA Supernova 850 watt G2 80 Plus Gold
When it comes to power supplies, EVGA’s G2 series are one of the gamer’s favorite. All of them have an 80 Plus Gold Rating, and a modular design to help keeping cable mess at a minimum. However there is one thing that sets the EVGA power supply apart from the others, that is the 10-year warranty that comes within. Lots of power suppliers offer warranties of five years, so the extra 5 year warranty is a welcome gift from EVGA.
The 850W of maximum load is plenty for this build, and also leaves plenty room for a second GPU when you want to improve your build.
Primary storage: Samsung 950 Pro SSD (256GB)
SSDs have been more expensive than HDDs, and it still is very expensive. With sequential read speeds around 2,200MB/s, you won’t be spending a whole lot of time on loading screens.
The 950 offers amazing speeds, with enough room to spare for games and programs you want to launch especially fast.
Secondary storage: Samsung 850 EVO (1TB)
Samsung’s 850 EVO is the most recommended SSD for most builds. It is very fast, and performance wise it is more consistent than most of its competitors. It still offers impressive sequential reads of up to 540MB/s. Since the 950 is only 256GB for using the OS, we went for a larger drive for the secondary storage. In this build we have chosen for a 1TB version of the 850 EVO, which should be enough storage for most of your games.
CPU cooler: Corsair H100i v2
Corsair’s Hydro CPU coolers are a good solid base when it comes to all-in-one closed-loop solutions. When it comes to price and simplicity, this cooler just gets the job done.
The biggest difference between the H80i v2 and the H100i v2 are their form factors and the H80i is cheaper priced. If mounted and employed correctly, their cooling abilities are nearly evenly matched.
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Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
If you love modularity and a good cable management, the MasterCase 5 will deliver your needs.
The MasterCase 5 is a great case for its price. It has good airflow, and you have also the ability to remove all the unused cages. The design might not be for everyone, however this is one of the best cases to get. And this case is easy to build into. The Pro version gets you extra accessories that together cost more if they were purchased individually.
The most important accessory here is the radiator shield for the top of the case. Since the EVGA GTX 1080, for high-airflow configuration this case will help keep the GPU cool. This is achieved by mounting the H100i up top. The H100i mounts easily to the front of the case in a vertical configuration.
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