Too much or too little

ukchief

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Hi all, it's been 10 years since I brought my last pc specialist desktop and I'm looking to upgrade.
Main use will be Minecraft and cities skylines 2.
Kids do use it for things like Photoshop but not much.

I'd like to spend around 2k ideally and this build is 2.5k only need the desktop no peripheral.

Sure I can lower it but not sure where I can save money without really affecting performance.

My thoughts the 4070ti seems to be one of the best cards around as does the i7 14700kf
2tb ssd would be needed as I'll add other hard drives for general storage and backups so will need SSD and sata space in the case
I have no interest in lights and have never had liquid cooling before so know nothing about it.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or tips
Case
CORSAIR 5000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 20-Core Processor i7-14700KF (Up to 5.6GHz) 33MB Cache
Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 GAMING X AX (LGA1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, Wi-Fi 6E)
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR5 6000MHz (2 x 32GB)
Graphics Card
12GB ASUS TUF GEFORCE RTX 4070 Ti OC EDITION - HDMI, DP
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SAMSUNG 990 PRO M.2, PCIe 4.0 NVMe (up to 7450MB/R, 6900MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead, 1.0mm Core)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 150 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Extra Case Fans
4 x CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120 ARGB + Controller Kit
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
ONBOARD LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
Norton 360 inc. Game Optimizer - Free 90 Day License
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days
Price: £2,596.00 including VAT and Delivery
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Martinr36

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I have 3 Acer 24" 1080p but will upgrade these in due course
When you say in due course, how soon do you mean, as that 4070 is going to be wasted on that monitor, and the overclocked isn't really worth the extra money over a standard 4070
 

ukchief

New member
Main reason for good GPU is reading up about cities skylines needing a good GPU and for Minecraft it's more CPU based.
When I get the new monitor I want to take advantage of it all
Using Nvidia overlay seems to back this up.
Unfortunately I don't really know about motherboards or liquid cooling as I've never had it before so not sure if I need it or not for this system.
 

Martinr36

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well I'd drop to a standard 4070 and put the money saved towards a nice ultrawide monitor like the Gigabyte M34-WQ in my signature,for the extra you spend (about £350) on the overclock GPU you're going to get a couple of FPS
 
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