The Most Powerful PC Build in 2018!

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The gaming industry is growing at a very fast pace! It is getting better & better everyday. Today, we are going to take a look at Most Powerful PC Build in 2018. We are going to use the most powerful parts i.e., RAM, GPU, CPU. Many CPUs & GPUs were launched in 2017 including GTX1080ti, i9, Ryzen Threadripper, etc. Let’s start building that Monster PC.

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Let’s start our Most Powerful PC Build with Monitor!

 

1. Monitor

Zowie XL2546:  $900 (approx)

While monitors should be chosen depending upon how far you sit from the screen, for a normal set up, a 24-inch monitor is good enough. Our pick for this build is the 240Hz Zowie XL2546 monitor. If you want, you can opt for a 4K monitor as well but for the screen size to distance ratio, there is no discernible difference.

Specifications:
Screen Size: 24.5-inch
Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
Panel Type: TN
Response time: 1ms
Refresh rate: 240Hz

 

2. CPU

Intel Core i9 7980XE: $2600 (approx.)
While the it may not fit in the budget of everyone. To put one of these in Powerful PC build, the fact remains that if you are building a gaming PC where price is no concern, then this 18-core monster is what you need.

Specifications:
Cores: 18
Threads: 36
Base Frequency: 2.6GHz
Turbo Frequency: 4.2GHz
Socket: LGA2066
L3 Cache: 24.75MB
TDP: 165W

 

3. GPU

Asus ROG Strix 1080 Ti OC x 2 (SLI): $2,650 (approx.)
The Titan V is not available in India and the Titan Xp isn’t actually a gaming GPU. Hence, the best GPU today remains the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. One is enough for 4K gaming, but two should are always better than one.

Specifications:
Base clock: 1594 MHz (OC Mode)
Boost clock: 1708 MHz (OCMode)
vRAM: 11GB DDR5
Memory Bus – 352-bit
VR Ready

 

4. RAM

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200MHz (16GB x 4): $1100 (approx.)
This being a Gaming Powerful PC build, we recommend our current favorite G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM kit. To please gamers and content creators alike, we recommend 64GB RAM. 4 sticks of 16GB = 64GB which will make you feel like you’re in heaven!

Specifications:
Speed: DDR4 3200
Timing: 14-14-14-34
Channel: Dual (2 x 16GB)
Voltage: 1.35V

 

5. Motherboard

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9:  $600 (approx.)
When it comes to the motherboard for Powerful PC Build for Gaming , we went with the best of 2017. The Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming is a complete package motherboard when it comes to features and performance. In our opinion, it is the right one to host the Intel Core i9-7980XE.

Specifications:
LGA2066 motherboard
8 x DDR4 DIMM slots
Support up to 128GB RAM
Killer LAN
Killer Wi-Fi
2 x PCIe slots
3 x M.2 slots
8 x SATA ports

 

6. Cabinet

Be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900: $400 (approx.)
All this hardware needs a nice resting place and the Be Quiet Dark Base Pro is the one we suggest to house all of the mentioned hardware.

Specifications:
Full-tower
7 x 3.5-inch, 15 x 2.5-inch, 2 x 5.25-inch drive bays
3 x 140mm fans included
Upto E-ATX motherboard support
1 x Audio, 1 x Mic, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Qi Charger on top

 

7. Keyboard

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum: $300 (approx.)

Well, this is more or less a no-brainer. The Corsair K95 RGB in its latest avatar is still the best gaming keyboard around to play competitive or any other.

Specifications:
Switch type: Cherry MX Brown
6 Macro keys
RGB
Aluminum build
USB pass through

 

8. Mouse

Logitech G603: $85 (approx.)
Yes, we are suggesting you get the Logitech G603 as even though it is a wireless mouse, there is no discernible difference in performance when compared to wired options. In addition, the mouse is lightweight and accurate.

Specifications:
Heno Sensor
200 – 12000 dpi
USB report rate: 1000Hz
Uses 2 x AA batteries

 

9. Headset

Kingston HyperX Revolver S: $180 (approx.)
The Kingston HyperX Revolver S is one of the best headsets available now! Thus it makes its way into this list.

Specifications:
Supports Virtual Dolby 7.1 surround
USB control with DSP sound card
50mm drivers
Noise cancellation microphone

 

10. CPU Cooler

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 280: $190 (approx.)
To cool the 18-core Intel chip, you can’t rely on any old CPU cooler. What you need is the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 280.
Specifications:
Fans: 2 x 120mm (RGB)
Tube material: Braided
Length: 326mm
Water block contact: Copper
Weight: 1181 grams

 

11. Primary Storage

2 x 1 TB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe (Raid 0): $2500 (approx.)
If you are looking for the fastest flash based storage for your PC, then the best has to be the Samsung 960 Pro. As we’ve said before, 2 are always better than one.

Specifications:
Capacity: 1TB
Seq Read: 3500MBps
Seq Write: 2100MBps
Form factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe 3.0 x 4, NVMe 1.2
5 year warranty

 

12. Secondary Storage

2 x 4TB WD Black HDD: Rs $360 (approx.)
For all the other “stuff” you may want to store on your PC, you can check out the Western Digital Black HDDs. They are quite reliable and come in various storage options.

Specifications:
RPM: 7200
Interface: 6GB/s
Cache: 128MB
Operating temperature: 60 degrees Celsius

 

13. PSU

Corsair AX1500i: $600 (approx.)
With great power, comes great power requirement and what better way to cater to it than the reliable Corsair AX1500i Power Supplying Monster!

Specs:
Power: 1500W
Efficiency: 80 Plus Titanium
10 year warranty
Cooling: 140mm fan

And done! We’ve got all required parts for our MONSTER PC!

And, the final build is like this:

Monitor: Zowie XL2546 =  $900

GPU: Asus ROG Strix 1080 Ti OC x 2 (SLI) = $2650 (approx.)

CPU: Intel Core i9 7980XE =$2600 (approx)

RAM: 2 x G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz (16GB x 2) = $1100 (approx.)

Motherboard: Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 = $600 (approx.)

Cabinet: Be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900 = $400 (approx.)

Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum = $300 (approx.)

Mouse: Logitech G603 = $85 (approx.)

Headset: Kingston HyperX Revolver S = $180 (approx.)

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 280 = $190 (approx.)

Primary Storage: 2 x 1 TB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe (Raid 0) = $2,500(approx.)

Secondary Storage: 2 x 4TB WD Black HDD = $600 (approx.)

PSU: Corsair AX1500i = $360 (approx.)

Total =  $12,555 (approx.)

Whoa! That’s a lot of money! But I may choose to buy a car instead of PC at this cost!…LOL

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