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Good (cheap) motherboard for overclocking i7 7700k

these will probably be my components but picking a motherboard just seems too hard. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tBdBM8

I am considering buying this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130993 it seems cheap and unreliable, but is it? Is 4+2 power phases enough?
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  1. Comments on your build:
    1. Coffee lake I7-8700k or I5-8400 etc. much better than I7-7700k!
    2. Cooler not strong enough
    3. ram too slow
    4. I won't trust that cooler master psu

    Question:
    1. Major usage? If gaming, what resolution and what FPS.
    2. What monitor do you have?

    Will put together a list for you.
  2. Revised your entire build:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($318.69 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.85 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - STRIX Z270G Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($186.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($181.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Toshiba - P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1663.23
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-27 20:24 EDT-0400
  3. One other thing worth keeping in mind is that the 1070 Ti will be launching next week, and some models should be priced the same as those 1070s.

    vapour said:
    1. Coffee lake I7-8700k or I5-8400 etc. much better than I7-7700k!

    The 7700k is still a good CPU, and is a more capable processor than than the 8400. While it might only have 4 cores, it also has hyperthreading enabled (and is clocked higher and unlocked), giving it performance that's comparable to the 8600K. The 8700K might be more capable at heavily multithreaded tasks than either of those processors, but it's also quite a bit more expensive, for only minimal performance gains in games and most other applications. Plus, Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs are extremely hard to come by right now, since they rushed the launch months early before they actually had a supply of the chips to sell.
  4. I will get this, much better with 1080ti:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($156.34 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.03 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($743.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1583.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-27 20:52 EDT-0400
  5. Alternative: 8700k with gtx 1080 if gaming @ 2k 144FPS
  6. vapour said:
    Comments on your build:
    1. Coffee lake I7-8700k or I5-8400 etc. much better than I7-7700k!
    2. Cooler not strong enough
    3. ram too slow
    4. I won't trust that cooler master psu

    Question:
    1. Major usage? If gaming, what resolution and what FPS.
    2. What monitor do you have?

    Will put together a list for you.


    I use a 1440p 144fps monitor. I chosr the ram because it was cheapest and according to jayz twocents and ltt videos about ram speeds say that faster ram makes little to no difference max 6 fps on average.
  7. It depends on the game and setup, when it is close to CPU full usage, ram will show the diff. See this for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGqvDvklxf4
    0-6 FPS is too strong argument. If you really don't like 3200, get at least 2666, you will see better fps with tiny extra cost. Moreover, get dual channel instead of single stick :)
  8. vapour said:
    I will get this, much better with 1080ti:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($156.34 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.03 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($743.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1583.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-27 20:52 EDT-0400


    That motherboard is indeed cheap, but I would look at asus or asrock if he wants to overclock.
  9. Best answer
    squaremanx said:
    I use a 1440p 144fps monitor. I chosr the ram because it was cheapest and according to jayz twocents and ltt videos about ram speeds say that faster ram makes little to no difference max 6 fps on average.


    Tell them to try that 2133 kit on Witcher 3 @ 1080p. The 8700k @ 5Ghz all 6 cores with 2133Mhz provides practically zero increase in performance compare to 8700k stock with 2133 and lose badly (>20fps avg) to 8700k @ stock with either 2666Mhz or 3000Mhz DDR4. Or F1 2015:



    That 2133 fps results are with CL10-12 for those kits, which are much better than the CL15 on those barebone crucial that you picked and they all have a clear performance deficit compare to the results with their rated or fine tuned clock&timing.

    Performance differences will vary between titles, but you do not want to cheap out too much on your memory because different games will have different optimizations and therefore trusting blanket statement like that will leave your system hampered when dealing with titles where memory bandwidth is the bottleneck rather than the usual suspects CPU/GPU.
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