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I am getting ready to build another PC due to the fact that my current rig is going on 4 yrs old (still solid) and I am passing it on to my kids so they can start to dabble in the PC realm.

My current rig is a mini ITX.  Although it was fun, I'm going back to a micro ATX mid tower size.

New build -

CPU- Intel i7-8700k

Cooler - NZXT Kraken X62 Rev2

Mobo - Asus ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming (mATX)

Memory - Corsair Vegnance RGB Pro 16gb DDR4-3000

Storage - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

GPUAsus GTX 1080 8gb ROG STRIX , but if new cards pop soon might swap.

Case - Corsair Crystal 280X RGB mATX mid tower

PSU - Corsair HX Platinum 750w 

Also gonna grab a 32" ultra wide to pair up with a 27"

So this will be a RGB build with most of the components having that feature.  I want to build a solid rig but not trying to max anything out this time around as I will probably do another build in a few years.

Will throw up some pics once its done.

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the GPU announcement is tomorrow? 

Seems like a great build, I would maybe look for a mobo with some more future upgrade options and maybe up the ram to 32GB with the newer mobo but other than that a solid build. Personally I'm not a fan of the mATX boards unless you're building a portable LAN box.

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2700x vs i7-8700 benchmark comparison

1800x vs i7-8700 benchmark comparison

1700x vs i7-8700 benchmark comparison


However, an Intel fan will always choose an Intel, cuz reasons. (single and quad score higher, but lag in multi-threading above 4)

Frankly, wait until the new Nvidia GPU's to hit the market and then wait for OCS and BC to drop to see what you want to build for.



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So with the new gpu prices and timing to hit markets I'm going to move forward with the 1080 I ordered. I would have been interested in the 2070 founders but no telling when it will be available

Planning another higher end build in approx 2 years and passing this one down the line so, we will get there. 

Should have some build pics this weekend if all goes to plan 😁

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