Oh god i typed nvidea haha ^^
Good one, get some decent i7 for like 100 euros more and you'll have a very solid pc for the next few years
1070 and i7 and better psu
1600 for i5 8400?? you got ripped off
i5 8400 in 1600 euro build? Go for 8700k.
gtx 1050ti and give me the leftover money :)
You don't need an i7 but get a 8600k. 8400 will be a bottleneck to the 1080
i5 8400 is fine for 1080, it will last longer than the gpu...
I5 8400 and a gtx 1080 hahaha nice troll.
If you can't wait get a cheaper card and sell it some few months later, there's always plenty of demand for used GPUs at all prices. GTX1180 is rumored to be stronger than Titan XP, so the entire 11XX series will be a great leap from 10XX and will serve your 144hz monitor for a much longer time than an still expensive 1080.
Yu should also get an B360 mobo, as the i5 8400 isn't overclockable, unless you need all the Z370's PCIe lanes.
The rest of the build is pretty fine if you intend only to play games on it.
lul all the normies thinking i5=not good when actually the 6 cores will last for at least 7-8 year and probably the 1080 will suck in 5 years, btw if u get a z370 (for oc) buy a k model like 8600k or 8700k so u can oc when the cpu become pretty old
8400 is good, but not for 1080, min you need 8600k.
some real thoughts:
1) what games do you play? if just csgo, 16gb ram is kinda too much. 1080 with an i5 8400 is kinda too much. i have 8gb ram paired with a 1050 ti, and i get pretty much 300 fps+ average on all maps (of course, all my settings are low. but even with high settings, i get 200+fps average on inferno, for example, with a 1050ti. so 1080 is surely too much
2) are you planning to upgrade to a 'K' processor in the future? if not, don't go for a 'z' board (z370). a 'b' board (like b360/m) is more than enough, and you can even do an h310 motherboard if you wanna spoil yourself
Just get one 8gb RAM stick you dont need 16gb right now.The prices are really high for them so you can wait some time and buy another stick 'if needed'.
Okay people have left some pretty weird replies here, your choices are fine, just a few things, if you plan to sell that system of yours in some time, the K version cpu is a must have, yes they aren't a massive upgrade over 8400 but even an 8600k would do but if you decide to stick with 8400, you don't have to spend that much money on a z370 board, you can't overclock anyway
so questions you have to ask yourself with this build are, are you playing competitively or casually, do you care much about graphic detail of games or do you want to squeeze out every fps you can get for more responsiveness, i've tried every major brand's 144hz monitors, benq truly sucks for everything other than gaming, try vg248qe, same price, better colors or even a viewsonic would do the job with a cheaper price
you can also downgrade the ram, if you downgrade from corsair to cheaper companies like a.data, geil and crucial you'll still get the same performance in games, ram does affect your fps unlike what some fellas are saying here and DEFINITELY stick with dual channel memory, the difference is significant, upgrading to 3200 will increase your fps slightly, it's minimal tho
sorry for the long reply, good luck !
As a computer engineer mastering specifically in electronics and components overall,
I must say that the 8400 will feel pretty OFF with GTX 1080. u might not see in via benchmarks and stuff, but u'll feel that the 1080 isnt being used to its full potential,
with that budget, YOU JUST HAVE TO SKIP THE MONITOR and definitely get an I7 8700K + GTX 1080 (regular, Ti isnt needed imo, AND TRY TO GET THE GIGABYTE G1 GAMING version with the highest clocks out of the box)
cooler for cpu if u want to (the box fan is just fine but if u want to invest, u might wanna research on some decent cpu cooling systems)
ditch HDD, get any up-to-date SAMSUNG M.2 SSD (preferably 250gb+ cuz 120 is just 2-3 games and ur out of space nowadays)
Gigabyte MB is fine (check the QVL list in the mobo manual to avoid getting a ram that doesnt work properly on the model of the mobo ure getting - had an unpleasant experience in 2010, lot of blue screens and shit) motherboards with a Z-version chipsets aren't a must, even for building a system with the i7 XXXX-K
PSU, try and get a Seasonic as it happens to be the number 1 of psu's in the market atm, (and overall for like almost 10 years now) but if u insist corsair is fine aswell.
Ram... with that budget I dont think u can get a 32gb setup, but get something like HyperX fury black 8gbx2 ddr4 (like 2400mhz) and ure good to go, About people on here who told u to get like 3000mhz+ ram, its decent, no arguement there, but squeezing a 8700K+1080 into your budget instead of getting some higher freq ram sticks (than the 2400 I meantioned) , is just stupid imo, cpu & gpu give u the major boost in fps, not ram after all.
**REASON I TOLD YOU TO SKIP YOUR MONITOR** being that ur budget isnt too high, fitting a monitor in there will ruin the quality of your PC and will make u regret not getting the better more powerful parts (like the 8700K which is super important imo, given we are in the mid of 2018 already)
the monitor u picked is outdated asf, and plus I'd recommend to whoever is getting a monitor nowadays, for the love of god do not go for a 144HZ model, 240Hz is just way better in EVERY aspect of display tech, and no downsides (I have the XL2540 myself, for over a year now)
so save up some money and get a DECENT 240HZ display.
hope I helped :)
1080 and not 240hz screen? In 2018?
Swap out some parts
1. Ram. Get some 3200mhz instead of the 3000.
2. You can get better deals on the EVGA 1070ti or 1080
3. for the extra $$, get a gold cert 750watt PSU
4. inwin 101 > all cases in that size.
5. change CPU to a 8600k and get a decent cooler.
100% better build
That build isn't balanced, at all.
I'd get a 250GB SSD and a 2TB HDD
So from what i've read by you guys is this the best solution:
-change 1080 -> 1070
-change i5 8400 -> i5 8600k + cpu cooler
-change 3000mhz ram -> 2666mhz
(Yes this build is only for gaming and i need a hard drive to store my loads of games and no i don't need more then 144hz)
Besides all that never expected this much tips and help and you better know i apreciate that :)!
0/8 can't even run cs 1.6 on that machine omegalul
- i5 8400 . /close
that cpu seems weird when so good gpu xd
What games are you gonna play with this pc?
WOW some of these coments... best ones are those that tell u to put i7 8700k in a 1600eur build.
Very bad unless you enjoy playing cs with 150 fps kkkkkk
u want 1080 and i5 xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
get i5 8600k or some new i7
or keep ur 8400 and get some cheaper card like 1050ti
otherwise it will look weird asf
That i5 is definitely fine for the 1080, i have an i7 4770, almost 4 years old, and it doesnt bottleneck my 1080. If I were you I would buy the 1080 ti though, if I could get the money for it.
if u want overclock in future buy i5 or i7 with K, non overclock without K, i5 8600k or 8700k is setup for an years, but these processors need good mobo, Gigabyte Z370P D3 is not enough - bad power section for OC, mobo will be burn, try to buy faster ram if price will be the same 3200mhz, the faster ram give more fps in game
this has to be a troll
get at least 8600k if you're getting an i5
i5 8400 dude wtf are you serious?
Very bad, I could/did better for 150$.
z370 + i5 8400..... no worth it
pick up i5 8600k or i7 8700k and that will be good
is this ok?
Intel Core i7 6700k 4.00GHZ CPU
GTX 1080 Turbo Graphics Card
ASUS Z170 AURA Pro Gaming Mothereboard
Ballistix 32GB DDR4 RAM
Corsair 540 Air Case
Crucial 1TB SSD Hard Drive
Corsair RM850X Power Supply
Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler