14 months ago
Hi all! I put a part list together which I hope will work well, however I have a few questions.
My overall goal is to future-proof my CPU and build a great gaming machine while hopefully reusing the good components I already have. My current machine is an old Alienware (I know...) that is nearing 10 years old, so it needs to go :)
I don't mind dropping the coin to get a good machine that will last me many years, but knowing how often the tech changes, shelling out for a new graphics card concerns me.
Here is my list:
- I read that the stock cooler for the 2700X is good enough. I don't plan on doing much over-clocking, so can I get by without an additional cooler?
- I also chose the 2700X due to the above reason (not much OC,) was this the right decision or should i get the 2700?
- The SSD and HD's are drives I already have and are being used. My hope is that I can just pull them from my current computer and put them in the new one, boot up, and everything works. Is this the case or will I have to do a full reinstall of the OS?
- I also reused my existing graphics card, a GTX 1070, which I would hope is good enough for high end gaming. I realize its not a 1080 and I wouldn't mind putting a 1080 in there, but if i can get good performance out of the 1070, I would rather save the cash. Thoughts?
- To build on the last point, if i were to invest in a new card, should i just get another 1070 and run SLI? Is SLI production ready for gaming or is it more hassle than its worth?
Any and all advice / pointers / help is appreciated in advance! Thanks!