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User Info: Seanirl

Seanirl
2 months ago#1
I've been planning on getting a new PC for some time but I've been confused with the monitor and GPU. Something like the following seems about right but I just want to see if everything makes sense together...

(Not in America, but I'm using NewEgg for convenience)

Monitor: BenQ GW2765HT 27"
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014383&cm_re=BenQ_GW2765HT-_-24-014-383-_-Product
CPU: Intel i5 7600k
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117728&cm_re=7600k-_-19-117-728-_-Product
GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 Turbo 8192MB
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126112
Cooler: CM Hyper 212X
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13C-000X-00037&cm_re=CM_Hyper_212X-_-13C-000X-00037-_-Product
MB: MSI Intel Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V5BP3644&cm_re=MSI_Intel_Z270_GAMING_PRO_CARBON-_-13-130-973-_-Product
RAM: Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313771&cm_re=Vulcan_T-Force_16GB_%282x8GB%29_DDR4-_-20-313-771-_-Product
PSU: Seasonic M12-II EVO 620W
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&cm_re=Seasonic-_-17-151-095-_-Product
Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Full Tower Case
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139060&cm_re=Corsair_Obsidian_750D_Airflow_Full_Tower_Case-_-11-139-060-_-Product
SSD: Crucial MX300 525 GB
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V6498168&cm_re=Crucial_MX300_525_GB-_-9SIA85V6498168-_-Product
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178993&cm_re=Seagate_BarraCuda_2_TB-_-22-178-993-_-Product

My aims are:
- To play most games at 1440p and a framerate somewhere around 50-60+ FPS (possibly having to reduce a few settings now and then, maybe if I was playing The Witcher 3 or w/e).
- I want a 27" 1440p monitor partly because I've been using a 22" 16:10 monitor and I feel I better increase the size and resolution to make up for the lost vertical space of 16:9. Also because extra clarity is nice.
- Not spending a s***ton of money and having to realistically upgrade my GPU etc. every few years to make sure I'm always getting the 100+ or so FPS that would justify the extra spending on a 1440p 144hz monitor. I'm not playing competitive Counter-Strike at the highest level or w/e so I assume the large extra cost wouldn't be justified right now if I don't want to commit to spending even more down the line.
- A case that is easy to clean, seeing as my current Antec 1200 has a ton of thumbscrews to undo before you can remove the filters. The case up above looks pretty good that way from what I can see, but if anyone has experience with it then that would be nice. Hopefully the aftermarket HSF would remove some of the need for that anyway.

What I'm wondering is:
- I assume all of those parts would work fine together and I haven't missed anything in that regard?
- Does the combination of parts make sense? Particularly in terms of the monitor + GPU. Does the 1070 make sense for running games at 1440p and 60FPS-ish? Is that SSD still a good choice?
- People talk about IPS v TN and the improvements that have been made to the response time of IPS in recent years, but either way am I right to assume that a modern IPS should at least be better in all respects than my pretty cheap Samsung Syncmaster 226BW from 2008? i.e. A cheap TN monitor from 9 years ago wouldn't have a better response time than a new and more expensive IPS? I should imagine so by how people are talking, but I'm just wondering.
- I need a new keyboard because my current one is semi-broken. Any recommendations? Mechanical would be nice, but I don't want to spend a lot either. I've liked the screen on my Logitech G15 but I probably don't need that anymore...
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User Info: ThePandaForest

ThePandaForest
2 months ago#2
i5 is not a good buy at the moment

Get a ryzen 5 CPU instead
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User Info: JYLE_BrH

JYLE_BrH
2 months ago#3
Get a soldered CPU, dude.

User Info: Pelaaja82

Pelaaja82
2 months ago#4
It just doesnt make any sense to make new builds around the current i5 prosessors.
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User Info: Cpt_Communism

Cpt_Communism
2 months ago#5
Don't buy i5. Buy Ryzen 5.
The GTX 1070 is generally a good choice but don't buy that one. Worse than the reference cooler.
The Hyper 212 is a bit of a dated choice. The Cryorig H7 is considered the best cooler in that price range these days.
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User Info: Otimus

Otimus
2 months ago#6
i3's and i5's are overpriced for the power now. Ryzen 5's perform pretty close to or better than most i5's and are cheaper. Meanwhile, i3's get beat by Ryzen 3. The only sub-i7 Intel chip worth buying right now is the kaby lake pentium, but you only want that on a real low budget.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#7
Ryzen and a better cooler.
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User Info: Seanirl

Seanirl
1 month ago#8
ThePandaForest posted...
i5 is not a good buy at the moment

Pelaaja82 posted...
It just doesnt make any sense to make new builds around the current i5 prosessors.


Interesting... I had wondered about Intel v AMD since I'd seen the advantage AMD has over Intel for multithreading but didn't look into it too much since I'll likely be mostly using it for gaming.

So I guess that means the R5 1600X?
https://www.newegg.com/global/ie/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113434&cm_re=r5_1600x-_-19-113-434-_-Product

Cpt_Communism posted...
The GTX 1070 is generally a good choice but don't buy that one. Worse than the reference cooler.

Good to know. What's a decent choice for price:performance? There are so many variations it's hard to keep track.

How about this?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127955&cm_re=1070-_-14-127-955-_-Product

Actually, it seems to be clocked higher too...

Cpt_Communism posted...
The Cryorig H7 is considered the best cooler in that price range these days.

I remember looking into that a while ago too. Seemed a bit more expensive and not as many places seemed to have it in stock when I looked. Still, not like either of them cost much anyway in context of the whole build I suppose. That and I regret not replacing the stock cooler in my current machine with the noise it creates, so I might as well spend a little more if it means less noise later on...

Otimus posted...
i3's and i5's are overpriced for the power now. Ryzen 5's perform pretty close to or better than most i5's and are cheaper. Meanwhile, i3's get beat by Ryzen 3. The only sub-i7 Intel chip worth buying right now is the kaby lake pentium, but you only want that on a real low budget.

Then it looks like I'll be going the exact opposite way with CPU/GPU this time compared to last; currently using an Intel CPU, and an ATI GPU which is apparently a brand that hasn't been around in 7 years now ^_^
I really left it too long to get a new computer this time...
"The frogs will come up on you and your people and all your officials." - Exodus 8:4

User Info: Seanirl

Seanirl
1 month ago#9
Also, I've been half wondering about another alternative...

I don't want to commit to gaming at 1440p 144hz with a justifiable framerate because of the money that has to be sunk in, but in theory I could get a 1440p 144hz monitor now and give myself the option of playing certain games at 1080p to get a good framerate, and others at 1440 if I felt like it or just lowering settings or always playing on 1080 or whatever, as well as having it for later when GPU prices go down.

Looking at something like this, it's not hugely more expensive than the 60hz IPS I linked to before:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160297&cm_re=agon_aoc-_-24-160-297-_-Product

It's Freesync though, so realistically I assume that means I would probably be better off getting an AMD GPU if I went with that?
I don't hear much about AMD GPUs; are they generally considered to be pretty bad compared to nVidia nowadays? Also looks like the closest to the 1070 would be either the RX 580+ Nitro or RX Vega 56. From what I can see, the 1070 seems to be positioned sorta between those 2 in terms of price and performance.

Just thinking out loud... but does any of that make sense or would I be better off not complicating things?
"The frogs will come up on you and your people and all your officials." - Exodus 8:4

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
1 month ago#10
The Ryzen 1600x is what you want it out performs that i5 you have listed.

If you want a solid 1440p at 60 fps or more either a 1070 with 2 fans or more not the single blower type.
Or
A 1080 will be the sweet spot and not have to mess with ANY of the settings.
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