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zyb3r

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Hello all. Looking for some help with my new build. I am going to get a 6700k and need some help with some good suggestions on some parts. Looking for some info on motherboard / memory and other parts as well. Any help is greatly appreciated. So far here is what I have for a hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147467&ignorebbr=1

for memory im not sure if I want 16gb or 32gb yet, but here are the choices I was looking at so far :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231916&ignorebbr=1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232206&ignorebbr=1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232218&ignorebbr=1

Still looking at motherboards and not sure which to get. I currently have an ASUS board and have been happy with them. I don't plan to do much overclocking at the start, more down the road if I do ever need the extra power. For video card im not sure either if I should go with the new 1080 or wait for the 1070 to come out. Any input on mobo , power supply, and all the rest of the parts would be a great help. Thanks!
 

trents

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First, just a word of caution: make sure the msata connector edge style of the msata drive and the motherboard match. There are two or three msata socket standards at this point in time.

You look to be going deluxe in all of your choices so far so may we assume their is no budget restraint for this build?

The most important question at this juncture is what will you be using the build for most of the time? Unless you just like to spend money, there may be some overkill going on here.

There are a lot of good choices on the Intel side for motherboards because of the relatively low power draw of Intel processors compared to current AMD offerings. The ASRock and Asus brands are favorites around here and a lot of the techie regulars like this one I think: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157632
 
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zyb3r

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What monitor do you want to use?

I'm looking for a good 4k monitor.

First, just a word of caution: make sure the msata connector edge style of the msata drive and the motherboard match. There are two or three msata socket standards at this point in time.

You look to be going deluxe in all of your choices so far so may we assume their is no budget restraint for this build?

The most important question at this juncture is what will you be using the build for most of the time? Unless you just like to spend money, there may be some overkill going on here.

There are a lot of good choices on the Intel side for motherboards because of the relatively low power draw of Intel processors compared to current AMD offerings. The ASRock and Asus brands are favorites around here and a lot of the techie regulars like this one I think: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157632

Ya the boards I've been lookin at match up with the msata. I really don't have a budget would like to stay around 1500 / 2k at the most. My main use of the computer will be playing games with some streaming. I have been looking at both the ASRok and Asus boards and like both companies. I currently have an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 that has worked great for my needs as well as great at overclocking. I was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=asus_gene_z_gen_3-_-13-132-569-_-Product which seems like its almost the same board I have now but an upgraded version that fits the processor I want and am almost leaning towards this board currently. Thanks for the help / info so far I greatly appreciate it.
 
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I'm looking for a good 4k monitor.

4K Gaming still has long way to go (Even the 1080 barely stays at 60FPS) so i would recommend 1440P monitor, but if you plan on editing video and graphics then you choose.
And i would go with the Ripjaws (RAM).
 
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zyb3r

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+1 I would go with a 1440p gaming monitor with GTX 1080.

Would you be able to reccomend some good monitors? The 4k ones I have been looking at that I like are :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160278
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236617
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA90V3VX1598

Those are good quality and at a great price. If I do go the 1440p route I would want a bigger size and higher refresh rate, any recommendations ?
 
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zyb3r

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I would like to stay around the 300$-400$ range for a monitor. The 1080 / 1070 isn't that bad for 4k but I guess ill stick with 1440p I would like to stay above 60fps more toward the 120's if possible. Anybody recommend a good mobo and power supply?
 
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I'm still looking for a few parts. Still need to figure out which mobo I want. Leaning towards an ASUS brand. Also a good 1440p monitor , good modular power supply, and a fairly cheap case which has good cooling for a little overclocking. Any recommendations and info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Also I'm thinking of getting an i5-6600k CPU instead of the i7-6700k as my main use for the computer is gaming. Am I correct that getting the i7-6700k won't do much more for me for gaming? If its not going to up my performance more than 10% then I think I should go with the 6600k instead.
 
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Beating a dead horse here, but with my dual 980s, I'm not seeing the frames I want at UHD in new games. The 1080 is supposed to be faster than dual 980s, but it's still not quite enough. For UHD, I'd recommend SLI 1080/1070s.

The 6700K does have a higher clockspeed, which would help in gaming, but as of right now, the threads won't mean much. However, newer games should be able to use more threads, so in the long run the 6700K may be the better buy.
 
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zyb3r

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Beating a dead horse here, but with my dual 980s, I'm not seeing the frames I want at UHD in new games. The 1080 is supposed to be faster than dual 980s, but it's still not quite enough. For UHD, I'd recommend SLI 1080/1070s.

The 6700K does have a higher clockspeed, which would help in gaming, but as of right now, the threads won't mean much. However, newer games should be able to use more threads, so in the long run the 6700K may be the better buy.

OK maybe I'll stick with the 6700k then if it will help in the long run. I dont mind spending 100$ more to get some future proofing.
 

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Beating a dead horse here, but with my dual 980s, I'm not seeing the frames I want at UHD in new games. The 1080 is supposed to be faster than dual 980s, but it's still not quite enough. For UHD, I'd recommend SLI 1080/1070s.

The 6700K does have a higher clockspeed, which would help in gaming, but as of right now, the threads won't mean much. However, newer games should be able to use more threads, so in the long run the 6700K may be the better buy.

+1 Get the 6700k, And if you want you can try disabling 4 threads to get a 6600k like experience in some games.
 
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zyb3r

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Here is what I got so far :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559&cm_re=6700k-_-19-117-559-_-Product for CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147467&ignorebbr=1 for main HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232218&ignorebbr=1 for Memory
For the mobo I'm still not sure yet. These are the ones im considering:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157632
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=asus_gene_z_gen_3-_-13-132-569-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813132699
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130872
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130873
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N83UD9973
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188181
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128835
Not sure what the difference between the MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING M5 and MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING M7 are but between those I'm leaning more towards an ASUS board, but I also like EVGA alot.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4487248&cm_re=gtx_1070-_-14-487-248-_-Product for video card or something similar
Also going to pick up a 1TB or 2TB WD hard drive for storage, but not sure what the difference between the Red, Blue, Black and Green versions they have. Any input on that would help.
All I need left is a decent case, power supply (fully modular preferred), CPU fan, and a 1440p monitor. If anybody has info / recommendations on the remaining parts I need, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
 

mas5acre

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First off, are you water cooling or air cooling? If air, I recommend using low profile ram. It really sucks if you have clearance issues.

Also consider doing a Xeon build if you don't plan on overclocking. You can always upgrade later since its so cheap now. The price is right.

Asus B150 motherboard (Open Box)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...re=b150_asus_open_box-_-13-132-580R-_-Product

and a skylake based Xeon (like an i7, 4 cores, 8 threads, no overclocking)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...815&cm_re=skylake_xeon-_-19-117-613-_-Product

Total is $367.88 USD on newegg. Being cheap is the best upgrade path cause you can always use the money you would of spent on newer hardware when available.
 

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First off, are you water cooling or air cooling? If air, I recommend using low profile ram. It really sucks if you have clearance issues.

Also consider doing a Xeon build if you don't plan on overclocking. You can always upgrade later since its so cheap now. The price is right.

Asus B150 motherboard (Open Box)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...re=b150_asus_open_box-_-13-132-580R-_-Product

and a skylake based Xeon (like an i7, 4 cores, 8 threads, no overclocking)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...815&cm_re=skylake_xeon-_-19-117-613-_-Product

Total is $367.88 USD on newegg. Being cheap is the best upgrade path cause you can always use the money you would of spent on newer hardware when available.


That's actually pretty good!
A core i7 like performance for a100$ less than a core i7 is pretty good!
OP, If I were you and wanted to save some money I would go that way ;).
 

mas5acre

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That's actually pretty good!
A core i7 like performance for a100$ less than a core i7 is pretty good!
OP, If I were you and wanted to save some money I would go that way ;).
The board is even better savings. If you want a little more bling, the open box aura version of the same board I mentioned is like 20 bucks more.