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SLI or no SLI?

ReverseFlash
  • 20 months ago

So Im doing my first build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $199.84 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.29 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $220.88 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $81.54 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $930.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-18 22:00 EDT-0400

Ive ordered everything but the Ram Windows and graphics card but I can't decide between a Strix 1080, two Strix 1070s or 1070ti's, Or if I can find one once they come out a Strix 2070. What would give me the most performance is there anything annoying about SLI that I should know about and what would be cheapest? Thx in advance. (Im a nub)

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

What will you use it for? Usually, having a single better card is better, especially for gaming. Unless you are using it for rendering then just get the 1080

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For just gaming 1080 will be best option?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, absolutely. Almost all modern games don’t have support for SLI

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok this is good to know!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You also don’t need the 32/64 bit version of windows, just get the 64

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I was trying to find the one that I could put under a microsoft account and keep it do you know which one this is? I think its called the retail version or something

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure, I just know that OEM will stay with the Motherboard

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thx!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy the 2600X and a cheaper cooler, it will result in better performance since the clock speeds are higher, it has better memory compatibility, and it is better binned so it will also overclock higher. Also I would get a 400 series board since you could use storemi which would allow you make that SSD and HDD into a massive hybrid drive which will really stretch out how far 128GB of SSD storage will go. If you go that route a bigger HDD wouldn't hurt either. Also for that RAM price you can get much faster RAM. Also if you Also the S340 has been replaced by the H500, the biggest difference being tempered glass which will look much better over time since it is a lot more durable. What is this build all for?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $219.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $123.91 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $209.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H500 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $951.49
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $931.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-19 00:07 EDT-0400

As for the GPU question two GTX 1070 makes no sense when you can afford a GTX 1080 Ti so it is going to come down to either a GTX 1080 Ti or a RTX card and for which I would suggest waiting for reviews to come out for the RTX cards before you buy. Iirc the review embargo lifts Thursday.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna be able to game at ultra settings 144fps easily. Also the reason for the 1600x and b350-f is I bought them before I had done any research not knowing New Ryzen were about to come out. All I had done was just kinda threw it together on here (Ik stupid Im a first time builder) But actually like 2 days after return policy ended I found out about new Ryzen

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd avoid sli, to be honest, I used to have a pair of 1080 ti's and I sold one as I had so many fewer issues.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I will

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