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Is this too much?

Coolpick

29 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HHZR6X There's my build, is the video card a bit too much for the other parts? I'm not super smart on these things.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

is the video card a bit too much for the other parts?

No such thing. What you should be asking is if it's too much for you.

Since you posted for a gaming PC earlier,

Does the 1080 Ti meet your visual quality expectations at the framerates you want (assuming the monitor you will use can show the appropriate resolution and framerate) but not way above that? If so, then it's not "too much".

Now, if you only want something like a good 1080p, 60 FPS experience, then yes, it's "too much" because much cheaper GPUs can do that fine. But anything more than that, it can certainly not be "too much".

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright! Thanks dude :) I was planning on maybe some nice cinematics, movie making. I think this may be my build.

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

The CPU is still the biggest player in video editing performance.

Performance scaling from high end GPU's in video editing is hit and miss. Depends a lot on what software you're using, what your timeline looks like.

If the price of the 1080Ti doesn't bother you, go for it, just know, that high end GPU's will go underutilized in lots of software, including most games. Only modern games at high resolutions (and/or high refresh rates) will make use of all that GPU strength.

Point I'm making here, is that high end GPU's have always been poor value components. You're paying a lot of money for what is basically an early access pass to tomorrows mainstream GPU performance, and won't always make great use of it. The depreciation on these GPU's is also very rapid.


For a video editing rig, a Ryzen 7 build with an RX 480 or GTX 1060/1070 is worth a look.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend a few things aside from the GPU.

A better motherboard & cooler for more overclocking headroom, a more reliable SSD as well as the newer G3 version of your PSU.

The cost change is minimal but youll have a better overall experience with your PC.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.44 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $106.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Jet
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition Video Card $698.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.49 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.98 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1783.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-08 14:42 EDT-0400
  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really know too much about overclocking, and yes I have looked into it and watch tutorials and videos on it, but I'm not sure if it's something I'll want to do. I'm just planning on playing games in high quality, possibly making cinematics/movies in the future, recording at a good fps, maybe streaming, and a little bit of editing. Nothing too crazy though.

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