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Building my first gaming PC - Need some advice or tips :)

Hello Guys,

Sorry for my bad English, but it's not my first language so i'm doing my best :P

I've decided to build my own gaming PC for the first time, I think i've done my research but I would appreciate some inputs regarding this build i've put together.
One thing i'm very nervous about is the CPU cooler(I live in Thailand so it's pretty hot room temps)

CPU: i7-7700k

CPU-Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Turbo

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x8 GB 3200 DDR4

Mainboard: MSI Z270 M3 Gaming

HDD: SSD Samsung 250 GB 960 EVO M2

Powersupply: CoolMaster G650M (650w)

GPU: GTX1070 MSI 8 GB GamingX

CASE: I'm not sure yet, but how effective are CASE FANS that will be added?

Also will this build be able to run PUBG pretty well?

Thanks alot for all the help in advance guys :)
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  1. 1. Coffee lake I7-8700K + Z370 MB is better or I5-8400
    2. Pick a good PSU, Corsair CXM, TXM, Seasonic any model or EVGA Supernova G2/G3
    3. NZXT or Phanteks or fractal design are all good case brands :) Case fans is case by case, can add one to two depending on the case.
    4. EVO 850 is good enough, not worth it to go with 960

    PUBG is a piece of cake despite poor optimization
  2. The i7-7700K is already a hot cpu and now your putting the cpu in a hot area (Thailand), so you might wanna go watercooling. Idk if air cooling can handle hot cpu and hot environments. The H100i Gtx is a great water cooler as well as the kraken one. Also you wrote "HDD: SSD Samsung...", keep in mind that HDD and SSD is different types of storage drives. SSD is Solid State Drive and HDD is Hard Disk Drive. So next time just say Storage: ... that way people won't get confused. However, I do suggest you get a hard drive for storage and then just put the OS on the M.2 drive. For the case, linus tech tips actually did a video on how many fans you need and turns out after 2-3 fans, it doesn't really make too much of a difference, its like 1-2C. As to the question of running PUBG, it depends on what resolution your going to be running at and what fps you want. Answer that and then we can tell you more specifically.
  3. Alrighty,

    Thanks alot for the anwsers so far :)

    Vapour:

    CPU: So you are saying that i7-7700K isn't a good choice with that mainboard, or am I misunderstanding something?

    PSU: PSU (80+ Bronze) Corsair (CX750m) 750w. - Will do the trick?

    SSD: Also the reason for going with a 960EVO is that here in Thailand its only 30 USD more to get that compared to the 850.

    Nerdy Nerd:

    Thanks for clearing that up :) It's noted!
    The reason for only having a SSD is because I will only be using this computer to play games, nothing else than windows, pubg, cs:go and dota 2 :)

    CPU-Cooling: They don't have the Kraken watercooler etc in the shop I wanna buy from unfortunately :(
    Will this be sufficient: LIQUID COOLING COOLER MASTER MasterLiquid Pro 120 ?
  4. Best answer
    CPU: Coffee lake is much better. I7-8700k which needs Z370 MB, such as

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.78 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $511.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 02:21 EDT-0400

    PSU: yes

    SSD: if you like 960, go ahead :)
  5. vapour said:
    CPU: Coffee lake is much better. I7-8700k which needs Z370 MB, such as

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.78 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $511.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 02:21 EDT-0400

    PSU: yes

    SSD: if you like 960, go ahead :)


    Alright vapour!

    This is my "final" build if you approve haha ;)

    CPU: CPU Intel Core i7 - 8700K (Box No Fan Ingram/Synnex) - 13.800 baht

    CPU COOLER: LIQUID COOLING COOLER MASTER MasterLiquid Pro 120 - 3.610 baht

    MAINBOARD: ASUS TUF Z370 PRO GAMING - 7.000 baht

    GPU: 8GB GDDR5 GTX1070 MSI Gaming X - 17.920 baht

    SSD: 250 GB. SSD Samsung 960EVO M.2 (MZ-V6E250BW) - 4.320 baht

    PSU: (80+ Bronze) Corsair (CX750m) 750w. - 3.310 baht

    RAM: DDR4(3200) 16GB. (8GBX2) Corsair Vengeance LPX Black - 7.370 baht

    CASE: ATX Case (NP) CORSAIR 270R Windowed (Black) - 2.820 baht

    I don't mind what the case looks like, I'm not into designs n what not :) - But this one should do fine ye?

    Thank you so much for all the help, you made my day!
  6. Looks good to me :)
  7. Thank you so much my man! Much appreciated!
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