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    New PC build - any suggestions?

    Looking for guidance/advice for my new PC i'm building. The current parts list is below, the only thing I'm not so sure about is the RAM. Are there any better choices for sub $800, building this for gaming at 1440p (budget is sub $4500).

    Mobo: Asus ROG Strix z370-e
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...nentsearch.asp

    CPU: i7 8700k
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=29801

    RAM (open to suggestions), but currently:
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=28530

    GPU: Asus Strix 1080ti
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=28702

    PSU:
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=24026

    SS 500gb Samsung 960 Evo
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=27852

    And HDD etc

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    BattleSnayke wrote:
    Looking for guidance/advice for my new PC i'm building. The current parts list is below, the only thing I'm not so sure about is the RAM. Are there any better choices for sub $800, building this for gaming at 1440p (budget is sub $4500).



    RAM (open to suggestions), but currently:
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=28530
    Why 32GB RAM for gaming? Is that mobo quad channel or something?

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    Will be dual channel and agree, 32GB is a waste of money for gaming. 16GB is enough to game and do whatever else you may need. Unless you are running VM, total overkill. I'd check out their pre-built systems if I had that budget, some sweet rigs.
    Quick example: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/syst...41&systypeid=3 replace the 1070 with 1080Ti and you're done.

    Or this one: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/syst...45&systypeid=5
    Includes an overclock.

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    Basically built your exact system with 1070Ti and went with 16Gb (2x 8Gb) of Corsair Vengeance LPX for $340 odd after tossing up 32Gb too. As above, you're not going to need it.

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    Insurance payout for my PC that was stolen last week means I have $4500 to spend on a replacement.

    I spoke to them about the pre-builds and was told that I’d be better off building my own as the case alone in those builds is double the amount of the one I chose myself.

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    Well if I had to spend up to the limit, I'd drop down the RAM and get a larger SSD.

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    What case are you looking at? Cheap cases are usually cheap for a reason. A case is also a small proportion of the build cost (for your budget), and prebuilds are often cheaper than buying individual parts. The Battlebox case is like $150. Which cooler are you using for CPU?

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    If my budget was $4,500 I would get the best monitor and best graphics card I could and then piece together the rest from whatever was left over...

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    I have the screen sorted (BenQ, 1440p, 144hz, 1 ms), and there’s not much better than the 1080ti at the moment. I really wanted the MSI Gaming X Trio 1080ti but unfortunately there’s none left in NZ.

    Looking at a NZXT S340 Elite case and a NZXT Kraken X62 AIO for the CPU.

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    And it’s done. Stuck with 16gb ram, went with a Fractal Design Define R5... now to figure out how to put it together (first time build)

    https://imgur.com/a/wkuD

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    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=29246

    I went with these because Christmas Tree!!

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    The trident Z rams, Mobo, GPU all syncs with Asus Aura Sync.

    I got the Deepcool AIO 240(360 available) RGB syncs as well. Comes with free fan hub and more Christmas Tree lights.
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/WTR...m-Captain-360E

    But i swapped all my case fans and radiator fans for Noctuas.. crazy performance and noise... Industrial range has the highest spec in the market