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Yes, extreme overkill. 2 50.00%
Depends on your needs. 1 25.00%
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Old August 11, 2018, 07:48 PM
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Just updated my parts list and wanted some last opinions and suggestions before i pay for the parts.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $324.99



CPU Cooler: Arctic Liquid Freezer 360 $187.30


MB: Asus VII Hero $258.81


RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x16GB $779.94


Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2-SSD $449.89 + Seagate Firecuda Hybrid 7200rpm $191.8 (95.90x2)


GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti FTW3 Elite $1549.96 (774.98x2)


WiFi: Asus PCE-AC68 Adapter $84.99


PSU: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 1000W $259.99


Case: Be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (black+silver) $199


OS: W10 Pro 64bit $136.88


Monitors: Alienware AW3418DW $2299.98 (1149.99x2)


Grand Total = $6496.71


Two screens, two gpu cards, running SLI. Leave any suggestions or feel free to ask questions. Thanks for the help.

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Old August 11, 2018, 08:27 PM
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Any reason for not going with the X470 chipset motherboards instead? A lot of them include WiFi as well so you'd save a bit.

Why Velociraptor? Might as well grab a couple SATA SSD's instead. Faster and cheaper.

Since you have GSYNC monitors and 1080 Ti's, I'm guessing this is for gaming? Depending on the game, the 8700k could probably get you 10% more FPS compared to the 2700X.

Monitor wise, check out the Alienware AW3418DW as well. It gets glowing reviews and is more recent than the X34 Predator.

Actually for that matter, I'm not sure GSYNC will even work properly with your proposed setup. Any reason for not running SLI?
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Any reason for not going with the X470 chipset motherboards instead? A lot of them include WiFi as well so you'd save a bit.

Why Velociraptor? Might as well grab a couple SATA SSD's instead. Faster and cheaper.

Since you have GSYNC monitors and 1080 Ti's, I'm guessing this is for gaming? Depending on the game, the 8700k could probably get you 10% more FPS compared to the 2700X.

Monitor wise, check out the Alienware AW3418DW as well. It gets glowing reviews and is more recent than the X34 Predator.

Actually for that matter, I'm not sure GSYNC will even work properly with your proposed setup. Any reason for not running SLI?

Dual bios and bios flashback, haven't done much research recently to find a X470 board that has said things.


I'm stuck between those and some Seagate Firecudas, heard good things about how fast the Velociraptors are.


Very very tempting monitors, will definitely think about them instead.


Why wouldn't GSYNC run properly? Reason for not running SLI is i hear from a lot, and i do mean A LOT that SLI is a pile of you know what because with the problems it has, and i figured one gpu per screen would mean more power and better graphics.


EDIT: Thought about it, will be ditching Acer for Alienware, thanks for that.

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heard good things about how fast the Velociraptors are.
Sure, five to ten years ago.... If you need bulk storage, there are better options. If you need speed, SSDs.

Also why a Arctic Liquid Freezer 360 over a high end air cooler?
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Old August 11, 2018, 10:21 PM
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Sure, five to ten years ago.... If you need bulk storage, there are better options. If you need speed, SSDs.

Also why a Arctic Liquid Freezer 360 over a high end air cooler?

Better temps and overclocking, that's why. I'm thinking about the Seagate 2TB Firecudas.
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Why not wait for QLC SSD drives? Cost and performance should be between hybrids and traditional SSD. May I ask why you are running 1 GPU for 1 monitor? In non gaming application, shouldn't a 1080TI be more than enough to drive 2 monitors of that size?
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Why not wait for QLC SSD drives? Cost and performance should be between hybrids and traditional SSD. May I ask why you are running 1 GPU for 1 monitor? In non gaming application, shouldn't a 1080TI be more than enough to drive 2 monitors of that size?

Never heard of QLC SSD's, guess i'm slow in the news, i'll look out for them. One 1080Ti could be enough, but with the games at MAX settings, not sure how it would handle two 120Hz Gsync monitors at just under 4K Res. Figured i'd play it safe or something like that.


EDIT: https://newatlas.com/samsung-4bit-ql...duction/55792/


Yup, will definitely be ditching the Firecudas for these. Can't wait for them to be released.
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With your current 1 GPU per 1 monitor thought, you are running a different game on each monitor? With the cards split like that, you can't span your game across both. The cards would need to be in SLI.

As for GSYNC, as far as I know, it only works when the game is in "fullscreen" mode, not windowed/borderless. As such, I don't think it's feasible to have 2 full screen apps running on separate displays.

FireCuda is still going to be way slower than a SSD. I presume these prices are USD? You can get a Crucial MX500 2TB for under $400 and the 1TB is below $200.

And for X470 boards, I believe the ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) ticks all the boxes.
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With your current 1 GPU per 1 monitor thought, you are running a different game on each monitor? With the cards split like that, you can't span your game across both. The cards would need to be in SLI.

As for GSYNC, as far as I know, it only works when the game is in "fullscreen" mode, not windowed/borderless. As such, I don't think it's feasible to have 2 full screen apps running on separate displays.

FireCuda is still going to be way slower than a SSD. I presume these prices are USD? You can get a Crucial MX500 2TB for under $400 and the 1TB is below $200.

And for X470 boards, I believe the ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) ticks all the boxes.

That snivilous prick that said i could use 1 per screen, SLI it is then. I saw the guy that recommended the new QLC SSD's, so i'm waiting for those to be released now. I'm tempted to get that board, but i really want that Dual bios + flashback, last thing i want is to screw up one bios and be unable to fix it. Worse, both get screwed up and my build is bricked.
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Before I even try and answer if it’s overkill, what are you using it for? Gaming only? Productivity? Editing? What is your reason for wanting 2 screens (just because? Game across 2? Office work)? Obviously it is an expensive build, but overkill depends on uses. And buying more doesn’t necessarily mean better if you don’t use it towards your main/other important uses.
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