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After having used a 4k monitor with a 980ti for a while I could tell that it was at the limit at what the current top end GPU's could push. I see in reviews and tests that the 1080ti is much much better. But even still its only just 'over the mark' in my opinion. I am looking for high FPS fluid gameplay and ive only ever used 60hz monitors.

So with that said... Ive just bought an Acer Predator XB241YU 1440p 144Hz GSync monitor.

Good choice thumb.gif

I've got the older model in the 27" size paired with my gtx 1080 and 6700k. Gives phenomenal FPS in current games. I was using a 40" 4k VA display before, was great and all, gtx 1080 gamed well at 4k, but it was too large for my seupt. High hz and g-sync though, I don't think I'm going to go back to 60hz screens.
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So I have changed a lot of my choices since posting this. Here is what I have ordered and most of it has been delivered:

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CPU: Intel Core i9 7900X 10C/20T
Motherboard: MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON
RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair 3000Mhz LPX DDR4
GPU: 2 x eVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 GAMING
SSD: 960GB Sandisk Ultra II SATA SSD
HDD: 2TB WD Red 3.5" WD20EFRX
PSU: Corsair RM1000x & Red Sleeved cable kit
Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster ZxR
Case: Corsair 750D Airflow edition

CPU Watercooling:

Radiator: EK CoolStream XE 360
Pump/Res: EK XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM
Tubing: EK Duraclear Tubing 16/11
Fittings: 6 x EK ACF Fitting 12/16mm - Black
CPU Block: EK-FB MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON RGB Monoblock - Nickel
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4.7Ghz on all 10 cores. Passed all my stability tests and have been gaming for a week.
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4.7Ghz on all 10 cores. Passed all my stability tests and have been gaming for a week.

Tremendous news. What a cracking rig you've got there. Very impressed. thumb.gif

What are your RAM settings like?
    
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Tremendous news. What a cracking rig you've got there. Very impressed. thumb.gif

What are your RAM settings like?

I am running the XMP profile stock. So 3000Mhz and whatever the timings are in the XMP profile.

Getting some faster RAM has crossed my mind but im just not sure if the benefits are worth the price.
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I am running the XMP profile stock. So 3000Mhz and whatever the timings are in the XMP profile.

Getting some faster RAM has crossed my mind but im just not sure if the benefits are worth the price.

There's diminishing returns past 3400mhz from what I've read. You'd be gaining 1-2 fps in games if that.

That's nice that XMP manages to be stable at that kind of an OC. I don't think I've ever owned a board that hasn't had severe issues with XMP & OCing. Always had to set mine manually. But then again, that is a seriously hefty rig and X299 motherboards are far far better than anything I have personally owned. I've built a few X99 rigs and they've all been rock solid too but they were for clients.

3000mhz is perfect, I can't imagine you'd need anymore than that. Heck, you'd probably be able to squeeze an OC out of that ram anyway!
    
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There's diminishing returns past 3400mhz from what I've read. You'd be gaining 1-2 fps in games if that.

That's nice that XMP manages to be stable at that kind of an OC. I don't think I've ever owned a board that hasn't had severe issues with XMP & OCing. Always had to set mine manually. But then again, that is a seriously hefty rig and X299 motherboards are far far better than anything I have personally owned. I've built a few X99 rigs and they've all been rock solid too but they were for clients.

3000mhz is perfect, I can't imagine you'd need anymore than that. Heck, you'd probably be able to squeeze an OC out of that ram anyway!

This is what I was thinking, 3000Mhz DDR4 is fast. Theres probably no gains to be had from spending £500+ on a 4000Mhz 32GB kit.

Hell.... 800Mhz DDR2, 1600Mhz DDR3, 2333Mhz DDR3, 3000Mhz DDR4, 4000Mhz DDR4..... I wish we could do a direct comparison on the same platform to really see how much of a difference there it.... But we cant.

The next thing I am going to get is a second 960GB Sandisk SSD and run 2 in RAID 0. I was tempted by an NVMe SSD when I built the system but the price put me off considering all reviews showed NO real world gains between a 3500MB/s NVMe SSD and a simple 500MB/s SATA SSD. And then I read about thermal throttling issues etc...
Edited by The_Rocker - 9/22/17 at 10:40am
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the nvme drives really are fantastic for compiler render or file transfer work but zero difference to most other applications,

so there great for enterprise and workstations but not much difference for the average guy on the street

on the other hand they are tiny slot into the motherboard and free up drive bays, you can even mount up to 4 of them on a single pci-e x16 card and run them as a drive array (and they don't throttle if you shove a heat sink and fan over the top of them, or two of them if your odds n ends bin contains a couple of old k6 or p4 generic coolers) but for normal everyday gaming and browsing tasks they dotn make much in the way of sense other than no drive bays needed.......

actually no drive bays needed might just be the single greatest selling point
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