Question Ordered a Gaming Desktop... good spec?

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  1. Watch for Time

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    ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING

    Processor Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition "Coffee Lake" Six Core with HT professionally overclocked to 5.0GHz

    CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro H100x

    Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4

    Graphics Card 11GB ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC

    Power Supply Corsair CX550M - 80PLUS

    System Drive 500GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD

    Storage Drive 2TB WD Blue HDD

    Networking Intel LAN

    Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Wanted a gaming desktop for a while and decided to take a punt. I am a novice when it comes to spec but done some research and think all my parts should be pretty good.

    I am planning on upgrading to 2080Ti but not for a good 6-12 months as will be playing 1440p not fussed about 4K yet.

    Any input on the spec, anything upgradable, guessing should run smooth at 1440p on titles?
     
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    Looks superb. You should have a great time with that.
     
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    It’s a 3XS system from Scan.

    I was gonna wait for the RTX cards, but think the STRIX 1080 Ti OC will be perfectly fine for 12 months at least. I will have a look see how I go about overclocking the GPU when it arrives for more improvement.

    Good idea waiting to see how the RTX pans out? As the 1080Ti seems to be a very good card anyway?
     
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    Anyone got any recommendations for a good 1440p screen?

    I have read G-Sync is good to have for intel?

    Scan just rang and said they need to build my system as don’t have any pre built so arriving Thursday instead now which is fine as I’m back at work on Sunday for 4 shifts so ties in nicely with my days off to get some gaming in.
     
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    Lovely machine. how much was the i7?

    I heard they were charging a fairly chunky premium over the 8700k but is the same processor? I may have that wrong though.

    with regards to the 2080, we wont know until they are tested but on face value, do not seem like a massive improvement over the 1080's

    EDIT: £60 more than the 8700k. not too bad for a guaranteed 5.0ghz. My 8700k is oc to 5.1 but i know a lot of people cannot get anywhere near 5.
     
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    Very very similar system to mine. I have the Asus PG348Q (Ultrawide 1440P) monitor and the GPu is perfect for it.

    If 34" is too big and you are looking for the more conventional 16:9 aspect ratio and even higher refresh rate then you cant go wrong with the:

    ROG SWIFT PG279Q | Monitors | ASUS United Kingdom
     
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    Does it run PUBG on 1440p with high FPS?

    I seen that monitor, prefer 27” or less as I’ll be sat right close to it so anything bigger will be too big.

    Looking forward to it coming, been using Gtx960 so should be a decent improvement?
     
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    I believe they are oc'd out the box so you just turn the turbo function on but i hear you regarding the build. some people enjoy it, others want it done for them.

    should see a nice improvement over the 960 :smashin:
     
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    Jealous ;-) my rig is 2.5 years old.... ancient!

    I went with a H100i Extreme cooler and it may be they've changed the model since then but the fans were aweful. I ended up replacing them with Noctua NF-F12 120mm fans myself to keep system noise down and also reduce vibrations (in my Fractal Design Define R5). So if you're unlucky/bothered you may need to do an easy fan change.

    On that note for me personally the water cooler was a waste of time completely. I prefer a quieter system to the small difference the overclock made and a mate of mine who got the same case and similar specs but without the water cooling has a properly silent machine!
     
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    Yeah I am not techy so easier to pay a premium to build it, plus I get a 3 year warranty if anything goes boom, so the extra cost provides piece of mini at least.
     
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    Sure does. I had the Acer equivalent (Same display) and it managed more than 144FPS.
     
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    Yeah hopefully these parts will be good, if not I’m happy to change stuff later on I just wanted a good CPU and GPU mainly, the rest is cheap enough to switch out if too noisy, although it says in description it is tweaked to keep noise and temperature to a minimum so hopefully no issues.
     
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    Ok good luck! Mine wasn't from Scan but mates of mine who ordered from them have been happy (well.. ok one had a water cooled system which leaked all over on the first day... they obviously replaced it and he was very happy with the service even if he didn't want the hassle).

    I just looked up the discussion I had at the time. With mine when the water coolant hit 40ºC the fans went properly "mental" (very loud fans, and I seem to remember vibrations) so I replaced those fans. Corsair may well have fixed it in the last two years of course...
     
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    Go for a 1440p screen. Not even the top Twitch streamers with $10k rigs bother with 4K monitors yet as you just don't get high enough fps at 4K. You will gain more benefit of being able to run more games at or close to your screens native refresh of 144hz at 1440p.

    The Asus monitor posted in the link above by N0ddie is perfect.
     
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    the corsair link means you can manually control the fans speeds easily. I do agree that the corsair fans are not the best and i also swapped mine out for noctua 1200mm

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/noctua-NF-...&qid=1535123485&sr=8-16&keywords=noctua+120mm

    these are silent and i cannot hear my machine. I use them as intake and 2 80mm noctua's for the exhausts. the cooler keeps my 8700k below 70c under load clocked at 5.1
     
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    Well been setup since Thursday, cannot be happier. The difference going from consoles and gtx960 is mental, couldn’t possibly go back, I wish I made the change sooner.

    I get 180-220 frames in The Division on ultra with everything maxed out, which is unbelievable compared to my Xbox, which I played for about 200 hours through The Division and it’s like a different game.

    The 1080ti is incredible, don’t think I’ll get a 2080ti for a good year, really can’t see how it can be any better.
     
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    Looking forward to getting a Asus Rog Strix PG279Q Monitor.
    Running on a i7 Skylake 6700 , GTX 1070 Strix 8 Gig and 32 Gigs Ram.
    Take my older BenQ Full HD and put it with my older i7 3930k Rig.
    Still good for BF1 Gaming with a GTX 970 card.
     
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    Done a bit of homework before buying as I have a NVIDIA Card so
    logically need G sync , and that 144 Hz native Refresh rate at 2560x1440p.
    Then gaming should be even more enjoyable on BF1 and BF5 with a GTX 1070.
    Sure its not a i9 processor with a RTX 2080 TI , But am on a budget.
     

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