Most FPS PC Build for Holiday 2017

Let’s be frank, PC is the platform to push things to the extreme. Be it in terms of FPS ( Frames per Second ) or Resolution. In this Build, we bring together the parts we feel today can push the limit’s of your 144hz display or provide smooth 60 fps at 4k. Let’s get started.

NOTE: Techarx is not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned below and the recommendations are based on the comprehensive knowledge and experience of the Techarx team itself. Pricing used in this build is as of time of publication

Processor: INTEL CORE i7-8700K

The most powerful processor on the planet in terms of gaming performance. This CPU takes the multi-core nature of the 7800k and fuses it with the strong IPC of the 7700k to provide a CPU which a beast in both gaming as well as light productivity. If you want those 144 fps in your games, this is the go-to processor. However the 8th Gen is not compatible with 200 or 100 series motherboards, so those looking to upgrade from a 6700k or 7700k will have to change their motherboards as well.

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E

Our original choice was the excellent Maximus X Hero from Asus but like most stuff relating Intel these days, it is out of stock. Hence we had to choose the Strix z370E. Although it has similar feature sets, this board lacks the robust VRM and Heatsink design of the Maximus and thus will probably lower the OC you will able to achieve.

Memory: G.SKILL TRIDENT Z 3200 MHz DDR4 RGB

Trident Z RGB retains the iconic design element of the traditional Trident Z lineup – featuring luxurious hairline finished aluminium heat spreaders and an aggressive fin design for highly efficient heat dissipation. The top of the heatsink has been exclusively engineered to mount a wider light diffuser for more extravagant lighting effects. The Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kit combines the most vivid RGB lighting with uncompromised performance. We have included 2 8gb Sticks of this Ram for a total of 16 GB of superfast and super stylish memory.

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H110I V2

The Hydro Series H100i v2 is an extreme performance, all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for cases with 240mm radiator mounts. The 240mm radiator and dual SP120L PWM fans provide the excellent heat dissipation you need for highly overclocked CPUs. Corsair Link is built in, so you can monitor temperatures, adjust cooling performance and customize LED lighting directly from your desktop.Corsair Hydro Series CPU coolers give you the power of liquid cooling in a compact, easy-to-install package. They offer superior cooling for higher overclocking performance, without the complexity of traditional water cooling kits.

GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 TI 11GB ROG STRIX GAMING OC

The GTX 1080Ti is the king of the hill consumer gaming graphics card available from Nvidia at this point. Last year when the Titan X launched, it had enough horsepower to produce Ultra settings 60 fps gameplay on most of the titles. The 1080ti which has faster core clocks and memory clocks can do that as well. When this GPU launched earlier this year and we featured it in a build, we had only the FE cards to work with, but now we have the custom flavours and this excellent Strix GTX 1080Ti is perhaps one of the very best 1080Ti’s on the market. Readers can also SLI 2 of these but we generally recommend against it as SLI is pretty broken.

PSU: COOLER MASTER V1000

Seeing as this build might see future overclocking getting a PSU with higher wattage is the key. So, for that sole purpose, the Cooler Master V1000 Fully Modular PSU is the one to get. It is an 80+ Gold certified PSU and is also a Tier One which means it of the highest possible quality and one of the most stable PSU out there.

Storage: SAMSUNG 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD

First up, the SSD. We are going to use the good stuff here. First, up for our storage needs Samsung 960 Pro 256GB M.2 NVM Express SSD. This SSD will be our Primary Boot SSD, containing the files you are currently working on, with all the essential Softwares and the OS. Oh did I mention its Blazing Fast? Samsung claims that NVMe interface, combined with the new Polaris controller facilitates sequential Read/Write speeds up to 3,200 MB/s and 1,500 MB/s respectively.

Storage: WD ENTERPRISE 2TB

For the HDD, we recommend the Western Digital Enterprise Series which boasts an RPM of 7200. Getting a 2TB variant is recommended, allowing you to partition if needed. This will be your main storage of your steam and origin game backups, movies, work-related backups and a 2TB variant should be more than enough.

Case: CORSAIR 570X

So housing all of this powerful components is the Corsair 570x. This all tempered glass Case shows off your build perfectly.Possibly the most beautiful case CORSAIR has ever made. With tempered glass enclosing the entire chassis, every component of your build is on display for all to see. Removable fan trays in the front and top of the chassis allow for additional space or mounting cooling outside of the chassis.

Price Chart

ComponentProductPrice (INR)Links
CpuINTEL CORE i7-8700KRs.30,600BUY NOW
Cpu CoolerCORSAIR H110I V2Rs.8,700BUY NOW
MotherboardASUS ROG STRIX Z370 ERs.18,555BUY NOW
MemoryG.SKILL TRIDENT Z 16GB 3200MHzRs.19,000BUY NOW
SSDSAMSUNG 960 EVO 500 GBRs.19,000BUY NOW
Hard DiskWD HARD DISK 2TB ENTERPRISERs.11,977BUY NOW
Video CardASUS ROG GTX 1080Ti STRIX OCRs.78,900BUY NOW
Power SupplyCOOLER MASTER V1000Rs.14,300BUY NOW
CaseCORSAIR 570XRs.13,425BUY NOW

TOTAL: Rs 2,14,457

As a result of different availability on Amazon.com, we had to alter some parts of the build. Rest assured it’s in the same ballpark of performance. So this is what we came up with for our International Readers

ComponentProductPrice (USD)Links
CpuINTEL CORE i7-8700K$414.00BUY NOW
Cpu CoolerCORSAIR H110I V2$109.99BUY NOW
MotherboardASUS MAXIMUS X HERO$279.99BUY NOW
MemoryG.SKILL TRIDENT Z 16GB 3200MHz$244.95BUY NOW
SSDSAMSUNG 960 PRO 512GB$289.99BUY NOW
Hard DiskWD HARD DISK 2TB ENTERPRISE$120.58BUY NOW
Video CardEVGA GTX 1080Ti SC$749.99BUY NOW
Power SupplyCORSAIR RM 1000x$176.34BUY NOW
CaseCORSAIR 570X$154.89BUY NOW

TOTAL: $2541.72

Due to the difference in availability between the US and India, we could include a Maximus Hero X for the International Build. That Motherboard will enable the 8700k to OC better than the Strix E. The 960 Pro, which was also unavailable here will make loading times lower for the International build. Other than those 2 things, both builds turned out to be pretty good. We also needed to change the GPU from a ROG 1080Ti to an EVGA SC 1080Ti, due to availability issues. By no means is this a Budget-Conscious build. It is targeted towards the gamer who wants either 4k 60fps or 144Hz gaming. Either will be easily done by this build.

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