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Tythyrn 1 day ago

Hi! I wanted to show my current build and get some feedback on anything that I could improve in the near future. There have been upgrades along the way so it isn't the prettiest looking thing now but I am pretty happy with the performance. Do you all have any opinions on parts that would make this better? Lately, I have mostly been concerned that I am bottlenecking my graphics card but I would still consider myself an amateur at this and don't have the knowledge to be sure.

Thanks for any advice you have!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Phanteks - PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z270 GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LED 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $149.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X Video Card -
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case $89.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec - High Current Gamer 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $97.61 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung - LC27FG70FQNXZA 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $379.96 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1172.71
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1162.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 13:40 EDT-0400

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staffsMike 1 point 1 day ago

There is probably a couple of titles that will use more than your 4 cores and you have to factor in the overheads of windows so a suitable i7 chip might free up a few more frames from the 1080ti.. and at 1080p these days it will almost always be the CPU holding a top tier graphics card up so that is what you could improve but I wouldn't worry too much if you are happy with it currently, still decent.

Granddy 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

It's the cpu that's holding back the platform.

Unfortunately, the i7 7700k isn't cheap and is still only a quad core so may run into some minor stuttering issues in cpu independent games.

However, everything else in your pc is still very good thus you really only need a cpu upgrade

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $264.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $424.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 14:01 EDT-0400
SloMoShun 1 point 1 day ago

I wouldn't be too worried unless you are having issues, but you said you are happy with the performance. It looks pretty solid and depending what you are looking to get out of it should be good for a while.

Tythyrn submitter 1 point 1 day ago

Thanks for the feedback! I'll keep an eye out for price drops and consider upgrading the CPU later then