Buying a prebuild gaming rig (yeah, sue me), is the CPU/GPU combo solid enough?

Hi guys,

I soon want to buy a gaming rig (replacing my old 970-system). I've located this:

NZXT S340 - Black
Intel Core i5-7500 Kaby Lake OR i5 8400 (if the store doesn't bitch - in which case I might need to find another rig I guess)
ASUS PRIME H110M-P
MSI GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC
G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2133 MHz
Corsair RM750i Gold
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
Alpenföhn Sella

My only real concern is the CPU / GPU combination. I want to do 1440P games, preferably on ultra. What could I expect in that department?

PS: The local prize for that system (including Windows) is 1600 EUR, since you know: I'm buying it in Denmark :)
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  1. That build will be fine for 1440p but I highly, HIGHLY suggest getting an i5 8400 instead if possible. If you have literally no other choice then I guess it's fine.
  2. JalYt_Justin said:
    That build will be fine for 1440p but I highly, HIGHLY suggest getting an i5 8400 instead if possible. If you have literally no other choice then I guess it's fine.


    Shit, that's true. Let me ask the store, why should they not be able to change that?
  3. I wouldn't be buying a 4 core CPU today at that price point. That 7th Gen i5 is effectively equivalent to i3 level 8th Gen.
  4. sizzling said:
    I wouldn't be buying a 4 core CPU today at that price point. That 7th Gen i5 is effectively equivalent to i3 level 8th Gen.


    Yeah, just realized that. i5 8400 it is (if the store allows that modification). Seems like a required change.
  5. ObserverOfClouds said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    That build will be fine for 1440p but I highly, HIGHLY suggest getting an i5 8400 instead if possible. If you have literally no other choice then I guess it's fine.


    Shit, that's true. Let me ask the store, why should they not be able to change that?


    ObserverOfClouds said:
    sizzling said:
    I wouldn't be buying a 4 core CPU today at that price point. That 7th Gen i5 is effectively equivalent to i3 level 8th Gen.


    Yeah, just realized that. i5 8400 it is (if the store allows that modification). Seems like a required change.

    It will require a more expensive motherboard, the cheaper ranges that support 8th Gen are not out yet.
  6. Darn it, forgot the MB also (ASUS PRIME H110M-P). Sigh.

    sizzling said:
    ObserverOfClouds said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    That build will be fine for 1440p but I highly, HIGHLY suggest getting an i5 8400 instead if possible. If you have literally no other choice then I guess it's fine.


    Shit, that's true. Let me ask the store, why should they not be able to change that?


    ObserverOfClouds said:
    sizzling said:
    I wouldn't be buying a 4 core CPU today at that price point. That 7th Gen i5 is effectively equivalent to i3 level 8th Gen.


    Yeah, just realized that. i5 8400 it is (if the store allows that modification). Seems like a required change.

    It will require a more expensive motherboard, the cheaper ranges that support 8th Gen are not out yet.
  7. sizzling said:
    ObserverOfClouds said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    That build will be fine for 1440p but I highly, HIGHLY suggest getting an i5 8400 instead if possible. If you have literally no other choice then I guess it's fine.


    Shit, that's true. Let me ask the store, why should they not be able to change that?


    ObserverOfClouds said:
    sizzling said:
    I wouldn't be buying a 4 core CPU today at that price point. That 7th Gen i5 is effectively equivalent to i3 level 8th Gen.


    Yeah, just realized that. i5 8400 it is (if the store allows that modification). Seems like a required change.

    It will require a more expensive motherboard, the cheaper ranges that support 8th Gen are not out yet.


    Jesus, that's expensive. That new MB.
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