The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is going to be announced later this month and will be available for the masses early November. If you are in the market for a new PC then this $1500 Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and Intel Coffee Lake 8600K build is something that you might want to look into.
The Intel Coffee Lake 8600K features 6 cores and 6 threads, so you are already getting more CPU as compared to the previous generation 7600K. While the price may seem higher as a while but looking at the price per core you can see that the Intel Coffee Lake 8600K is actually cheaper. You can check out the price per core here.
While the price of the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti has not been confirmed yet it is highly anticipated that the price will be $100 less than the GTX 1080, so we are going to assume the worst and price it at $420. The CPU and motherboard will cost another $400 and will be the major parts of our build. You can get a discount on a CPU and motherboard combo, which is a great way of saving a few bucks.
Our Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and Intel Coffee Lake 8600K build is as follows:
|Component Type||Component Name||Price|
|CPU||Intel Coffee Lake 8600K||$279.99|
|CPU Cooler||MasterAir Maker 8||$114.99|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti||$420|
|Motherboard||MSI Z370 SLI Plus||$149.99|
|SSD||Samsung 850 Evo 240 GB||$99.99|
|HDD||Seagate 2 TB||$63|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB||$175.99|
|PSU||Corsar CX650 60+ Bronze||$59.99|
While the Intel Coffee Lake 8600K might not be the cheapest when comparing cost per core, it has impressive performance and features an unlocked multiplier. You can easily get the CPU to 4.7 GHz across all cores if not 5 GHz. That is something worth considering for future-proofing. You can click here to see how the boost frequencies on Intel Coffee Lake CPUs work.
You can also check out Intel 8600K benchmarks here to give you an idea of what kind of performance you will get straight out of the box. The upcoming Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti will be taking on the AMD Vega 56 and will offer performance close to the Nvidia GTX 1080.
You can click here to learn more about the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti specifications. Although the performance will be close to the GTX 1080, the 1070 Ti will feature GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR5X and new reports claim that you will not be able to overclock the GPU.
Moving on we have the MasterAir Maker 8 which should be enough to cool the 8600K but if you are looking for a more effective and elegant solution then you should check out an all-in-one liquid cooling solution instead.
Furthermore, we have Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2×8 GB) which is plenty for gaming and is more for the gamer/content creator as 8 GB is plenty for gaming and I do not think you really need more than 12 GB. But still, 16 GB will be enough to last you a couple of years. The Corsair CX650 60+ Bronze will be enough to power the build but you can look for a 750W power supply if you are delidding or extreme overclocking.
Last but not least, we have the NZXT S340 case that is a beauty and something that I myself use.
Let us know what you think about this Intel Coffee Lake 8600K build and whether or not you are interested in buying the GTX 1070 Ti when it comes out next month.