Best High-End 4K Gaming PC Build in August 2017

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After building a budget gaming PC with Ryzen 1200, today we will be talking about a High-End 4K Gaming PC Build with I7-7700k. We will not be over doing it like purchasing the i9 or the Ryzen Thread ripper when we can achieve the Smooth 70-100 FPS on ultra settings with i7-7700k.

This build will definitely run all the current-gen as well as the next-gen games for the coming 2 years. And one more thing before getting into the build is that I will not be using the AMD Vega graphics because they are more power hungry than the GTX 1080 with performance equivalent to GTX 1080


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So, Let’s not waste our time and jump into making the best high-end Gaming PC in August 2017.

Let’s Start with the CPU

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As I have already mentioned I am going to use i7-7700k as the CPU for this build. The reason I am not using the i9 is that the price of i9 is actually double as compared to i7-7700k while the increase in performance is just 5-10%. I want to make clear that I am talking about the gaming performance and not the overall performance of the card. As this is a gaming PC build our main concern is to get the best possible experience without spending too much. So, that’s why i7-7700k is the sweet spot for this kind of a build as of today. With this processor, you will never be facing lags and frame rate issues while gaming unless the game is badly optimized for PCs.

If you are building a PC like this, you definitely need a CPU cooler and after doing a little bit of research on the internet I found the best air cooling option for our build, i.e., Noctua NH D-15 and the more amazing fact is that it just costs you $99.  But if you still want the liquid cooling option you can check out the Corsair Hydro SeriesTM H100i V2 Extreme Performance 240MM Liquid CPU Cooler which will cost you around $112.

Graphics Card

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For the graphics card, the definite choice for this kind of a build is GTX 1080Ti. The GTX 1080 is a bit old choice for today’s build but if you want to save a few bucks on Graphics card then you can also check the GTX 1080. At a price of around $780, it will fit in our build and provide the best gaming experience you want even at 4K displays and in VR too. There is nothing more I can say about this GPU except for the fact that the GPU gives you huge 11 GB of GDDR5 memory which can easily crush any game coming at it on ultra settings.

MotherBoard

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For the motherboard, there are many options available in the market. But after a little research and taking help from other experts I have chosen the Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero as the motherboard for our build. But if you really want to go hard and chose the best in the market without caring about the price then you can choose the Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula which costs you around $390 that is almost double as compared to the one I suggested earlier.

Ram

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Now, after talking about the three most important parts of our build in details, I am going to quickly go over the other parts in brief. So, For ram, I have chosen the Corsair Dominator Platinum Series 16 GB. These 2 beasts of 8 GBs each with 3000Mhz of super fast speed will never let you down even in the most demanding video games like The Witcher, Deus Ex Mankind Divided and GTA V with every setting set to Ultra. If you are an RGB fan you can also select the Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000.

Storage

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For the Storage option, we are going to use an SSD for processing and an HDD for storage. For HDD the best option I found on the internet after some research, is the Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive with 7200 RPM but if you really have a large collection of games and media to store you can also go with the 4 TB version by spending around $40 more than this. And for the SSD I am going to go with the Corsair Force MP500 Series M.2 SSD 480GB Internal Drive. With these two working in the background, you will never be waiting for your games to load.

Case & Power Supply

The question now boils down to the last two components of our build, The case, and the power supply. For the case, we have two options, a cheaper but a clean looking ATX case from Corsair at $99. The other one is also from Corsair but it is more expensive and provides a more gaming feel with 3 RGB fans and a brilliant looking design accompanied by a Tempered Glass. It will cost you $159. So, the choice is up to you which one you actually want for the build. However, I am giving links for both the options below.

Corsair Carbide Clear 400C

Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB

After spending so much on our build, we are not going to let the build down when the SMPS is concerned. So, I have decided to use Corsair RMx Series, RM650x, 650W.

So, this concludes our build with an amount in the range $2200-2300. I think this is an amazing build at this price with all the power you want to run all the High Fidelity at the max settings and still achieve the silky smooth 60 FPS.

Check out the full list of components at PCPartPicker.

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