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$4000 Friend's First Build! Need help and suggestions!!

Me and my friend are working on a build (my second his first) and we just wanted some suggestions. It's his first build and he said he wants to last as long as possible and still be very powerful without having to upgrade it.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PgHpYr
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PgHpYr/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($457.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC - MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($6.45 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - CROSSHAIR VI HERO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($479.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card ($768.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Corsair - ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Accessory: NZXT - Hue+ LED Controller ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus - ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor ($1199.90 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master - Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($52.17 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Kingston - HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset ($96.79 @ Amazon)
Other: Reflex Lab Huge Gaming Mouse Pad, Stitched Edges, Waterproof, Ultra Thick 5mm, Silky Smooth-36"x12" ($19.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $4130.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-02 14:25 EDT-0400

The budget is very flexible so we wouldn't mind any crazy upgrades. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks you!
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  1. I just wonder ... what use has 36 x 12 inch mousepad? Almost bigger then my desk ...
  2. I just have one comment. The memory picked for the build won't run at 3000mhz. The max right now that it can run at is 2133 with all 4 channels populated. You would be better at finding 2x16gig a the same speed.
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    the 1tb SSD is way overpriced. the VRM waterblocks in the crosshair z270 series made it orth it. without it, the gigabyte is a better deal. even for gaming, the 1700X can easily be overclocked to 1800X levels. its just a lower binned cpu. the aorus is a much better model in my opinion. and i bumped up ur peripheral to a pro level ;)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.89 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming K7 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($208.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ Dell Small Business)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Video Card ($708.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT - H440 (Matte Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NZXT)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case Accessory: NZXT - Hue+ LED Controller ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer - Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor ($1167.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - Poseidon Z Forged Wired Gaming Keyboard ($114.17 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
    Headphones: Kingston - HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Other: Reflex Lab Huge Gaming Mouse Pad, Stitched Edges, Waterproof, Ultra Thick 5mm, Silky Smooth-36"x12" ($19.97 @ Amazon)
    Other: Intel Optane Memory Module 32 GB ($92.00)
    Total: $3752.21
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-03 01:08 EDT-0400
  4. with a monster of a computer like that I'd get a better monitor. something that could keep up with frames. (not like most eyes can tell a big difference beyond 100 anyway, but the same could be said for 2k+) I don't know if you're set on that screen size or not. personally I think you would get more out of a 2k display 144hz monitor.

    it comes down to personal preference and what your eyes can see. some people cant tell past 60-70 fps some people cant tell past 1080p
  5. Why not sli 1080 ti? Midas well.
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