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User Info: Belgarion05

Belgarion05
1 month ago#1
So I'm finally going in on a gaming PC. I'm willing to spend about $1500 but would prefer to go lower. I'm leaning towards using a geforce gtx 1080 for the graphics card.

I want to be able to handle strategy games like Total War Warhammer and Civilization games, as well as open-world RPGs on ultra. Hopefully with youtube or browsing the internet on a second monitor.

The biggest problem I'm running into is choosing the CPU. I'm having a hard time determining if the games I want to play would really benefit from getting an I7 / ryzen 7 1700. Some of my research is indicating that I would want a beefier CPU, but it seems like as you approach 1440p and up, the GPU is the limiting factor at the moment. I would like to avoid paying a lot more for a CPU if the performance increase is imperceptible.

I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks
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User Info: d209999

d209999
1 month ago#2
i7 and a 1070 would probably be a better balance. Do you actually possess a 1440p monitor?
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User Info: Terantatek

Terantatek
1 month ago#3
7700k & 1080
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xgsy6X
i7 7700k @ 4.6ghz | Asus ROG Strix 1080TI OC | Ripjaws 16GB 3000mhz | Noctua NH-D15 | Asus Swift PG278QR

User Info: Belgarion05

Belgarion05
1 month ago#4
d209999 posted...
i7 and a 1070 would probably be a better balance. Do you actually possess a 1440p monitor?


No, it would be a future purchase in a few months. ill do a cost comparison on the 1070 v the 1080
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User Info: Belgarion05

Belgarion05
1 month ago#5
Terantatek posted...
7700k & 1080

is it a good idea to go for the 770k when intel just released their 8th gen cpus?
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User Info: Terantatek

Terantatek
1 month ago#6
Belgarion05 posted...
Terantatek posted...
7700k & 1080

is it a good idea to go for the 770k when intel just released their 8th gen cpus?


Yes sadly the 7700k performs better. Atleast from what I've read.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xgsy6X
i7 7700k @ 4.6ghz | Asus ROG Strix 1080TI OC | Ripjaws 16GB 3000mhz | Noctua NH-D15 | Asus Swift PG278QR

User Info: Renraku_San

Renraku_San
1 month ago#7
I'm a core whore so between those two I'd go Ryzen.
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