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Need help on building a PC $2,000 and under.

My part list is below.
i7-7700K-(CPU)
GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming 7-(MOTHERBOARD)
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4133-(RAM)
MSI 1080Ti-(GPU)
Samsung 960 EVO M.2 500GB-(SSD) (I already own this so its already got Windows 10 on it.)
CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB WHITE-(CASE)
SeaSonic Snow Silent-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM-(PSU)

The question is, is do i need a motherboard and PSU like the ones i picked out? I will just be gaming only and not ever do SLI and no extreme overclocking, just a small amount. So should i get a cheaper PSU and Motherboard? I think the PSU may be to powerful because i know a 1080Ti wont use anywhere near 1050W. I do want the PSU to be 80+ Platinum though. I will be upgrading from my i5-4690/MSI 980Ti Golden/ 4x4GB 1600MHz Ram system. I also have a 80+ Bronze Module PSU with it. I play at 1080p also but i may upgrade to 1440p if the new system can handle playing games at ultra settings at that resolution with 60+FPS at least but if not, ill stick with 1080p.
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  1. You can certainly go for a cheaper mobo and PSU, 650W will be more than plenty if you don't go into SLI while keeping the platinum you want (I assume you'll stick with Seasonic).

    Not sure if there's been any change regarding licenses with Windows 10, but usually the license gets attached to the motherboard so you'll probably need a one as well.

    Even if you don't need to, you'll still have to make a fresh windows installation given the change of chipset, drivers and such are different so you will get into issues if you don't make a fresh windows installation.
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    Yeah it's a good start, I think your funds are a bit mis-managed. There's a couple of ways you could go:

    Intel:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.86 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: Asus - MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($219.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($160.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($132.89 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $2062.41
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-20 13:23 EDT-0400

    AMD:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.86 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-GAMING 5 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($160.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($132.89 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $2054.01
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-20 13:25 EDT-0400
  3. RaDiKaL_ said:
    You can certainly go for a cheaper mobo and PSU, 650W will be more than plenty if you don't go into SLI while keeping the platinum you want (I assume you'll stick with Seasonic).

    Not sure if there's been any change regarding licenses with Windows 10, but usually the license gets attached to the motherboard so you'll probably need a one as well.

    Even if you don't need to, you'll still have to make a fresh windows installation given the change of chipset, drivers and such are different so you will get into issues if you don't make a fresh windows installation.


    Well actually you can deactivate your Windows 10 key on your PC than when you log onto another one you put it in. Also you really do not need a Windows 10 Key just as long as you have the disk. I have 6 computers owned by my brothers and wife and none of them have a Windows 10 key in them. I just put disk in, installed Windows 10, and when it asks for key just click skip and done, you have a full Windows 10 OS that has exactly everything as Windows 10 with a key and we been doing this since the day Windows 10 came out and still works perfect to this day. But myself, i still always deactivate the key and put it back in on the new PC just so it wont go to waste lol even though i dont need to.But yes i was going to do a fresh install which is ok because i have a 4TB HDD i keep all games on and keep a copy of all game saves on it and my M.2. And thanks man i will do that i knew i could go cheaper but didnt know. ANd i love Seasonic but Corsair and such is ok also.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    Yeah it's a good start, I think your funds are a bit mis-managed. There's a couple of ways you could go:

    Intel:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.86 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: Asus - MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($219.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($160.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($132.89 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $2062.41
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-20 13:23 EDT-0400

    AMD:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.86 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-GAMING 5 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($160.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($132.89 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $2054.01
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-20 13:25 EDT-0400


    Thanks man i may go with all you said except for the ASUS motherboard because i am not a fan of them at all but its just $10 cheaper so i may just stick with the Gigabyte one i had if its so almost the same price and comes with more features and rated best motherboard for Kaby Lake but i still would wanna go cheaper if i can.
  5. Ferrariassassin said:
    Thanks man i may go with all you said except for the ASUS motherboard because i am not a fan of them at all but its just $10 cheaper so i may just stick with the Gigabyte one i had if its so almost the same price and comes with more features and rated best motherboard for Kaby Lake but i still would wanna go cheaper if i can.


    Don't go by what the store reviews say - read the pro reviews and then you can accurately judge which motherboard is the best for you. The Maximus Hero is one of the best Intel boards you can buy. I've also had Gigabyte, MSI, Asrock, and Asus. You really can't go wrong with any of them.
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