1. #1

    New build after lightening strike

    So, lightening fried the PC. It was custom so insurance is just paying out for a new build. Looking for some input. Especially on cpu as Intel vs Amd is pretty close atm. Budget is $3000 +/-~150$

    Cpu: i7 8700k or ryzen 2700X
    GPU: 1080 ti, Asus rog strix I think will be the choice
    Ram: 16g g.skill trident rbg 3000
    Psu: evga supernova 650-750w gold or platinum
    Mobo: Asus rog strix z370-E or 470 series for the amd
    SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500gb
    Hd: wd black 1tb probably if it's salvageable from old PC
    Cooler: either Noctua NH-D15 for air or kraken x62 for liquid
    Case: Corsair air 540
    Monitor: already have Asus 1440p one

    Thoughts? Ryzen vs i7? I know Intel has better single thread performance but it's not as big of a gap as between the lead ryzen has in mulithread. Plus gaming companies are starting to make better use of more cores and ryzen is a little cheaper to boot.

    Thanks for the feedback

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    Without actually parting stuff out.. If it were -me-, I'd aim for a $2000 build (and, yanno end up with the same performance), and add $1000 of fluff that you can resell.
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  3. #3
    Curious why you think it would end up with the same performance? The 8600/8700 supposedly not worth it, could go with 8600k but that's only about a 75$ difference here. To shave off another $900 would be taking down GPU/ram/SSD a fair bit.

  4. #4
    I did a quick list on pcpartpicker with your selected parts for the intel build, seems solid enough, you could shave off a couple bucks here and there but nothing you chose seems out there price wise and you still have a sizeable chunk of your budget left over

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($328.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($86.20 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($188.89 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($217.98 @ Newegg Business)
    Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($974.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.90 @ B&H)
    Total: $2200.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-17 07:51 EDT-0400

    If you want a pure gaming pc I would stick to the intel build, if you are going to multitask a lot and or do lot's of rendering/video editing/streaming the AMD one might be more usefull.

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