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What is the best gaming pc build from this list of parts with given prices

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With a budget of $6000 excluding monitor and peripherals, what is the best gaming PC your brain can put together in terms of 4k gaming with as high FPS as possible in ultra settings with as much AA as possible FROM THIS LIST OF PARTS WITH PRICES

http://cdn.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

$6000 may seem like a lot but this is Australia where a 980 is $750 and a Titan x is $1600, so its nowhere near what you could get with that money in the US
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  1. For 4K gaming with all the bells and whistles, most of your budget should go on your graphics cards, you'll need 2 of the most expensive ones you can afford. Once you pick your cards you can pick a suitable power supply etc.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($1172.66 @ Mwave)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($53.21 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($509.70 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($173.72 @ Mwave)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($27.42 @ Mwave)
    Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($609.60 @ Mwave)
    Total: $2706.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-06 09:02 EDT-0400

    The case is just something i recommend, youre able to put in liquid cooling if you want, you can of course change case if you want so.

    What is this list you sent by the way, is this a build for a company?

    Ask questions if you want, we are here to help you know.
  3. Joey2oo9 said:
    For 4K gaming with all the bells and whistles, most of your budget should go on your graphics cards, you'll need 2 of the most expensive ones you can afford. Once you pick your cards you can pick a suitable power supply etc.


    Yep I was thinking of going 2x titan X or 3 x 980, but what I need help with is the right motherboard/cpu (1055 socket or 2011), what ram, etc, what power supply, what cooling
  4. Yonose said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($1172.66 @ Mwave)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($53.21 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($509.70 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($173.72 @ Mwave)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($358.94 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($358.94 @ Mwave)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($27.42 @ Mwave)
    Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($609.60 @ Mwave)
    Total: $3424.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-06 08:56 EDT-0400

    I decided to choose x2 GTX 980 instead of Titan X, because when it gets to SLI GTX 980 it the performance isent much of a different as i heard. The GTX 980 is a STRIX version of ASUS which means they will turn off when they are not under heavy load.

    The case is just something i recommend, youre able to put in liquid cooling if you want, you can of course change case if you want so.

    What is this list you sent by the way, is this a build for a company?

    Ask questions if you want, we are here to help you know.


    Thanks for your response :)
    The list is a company that has relatively cheap parts by Australian standards. I gave the list because the 6000 budget was based on it, not US prices
    I was thinking of 5960x, but heard that 5930k could provide equal or even better gaming performance (im not doing video rendering, etc)
    In terms of the motherboard, will that rampage v extreme provide any benefit over a cheap x99 board like the x99 a in terms of overclocking>? I will probably only use 2 GPUs in Sli, so wont need a motherboard for 3 or 4
    Will I benefit from faster memory ? like 3000

    The 2x980 option is definitely best in terms of price/performance, but if i went for 1055 socket motherboard/cpu i could still go for titan x sli and fit under the budget, so would 980 sli with 5960x be better than titan x sli with 4960x, (1055pin) be better?
    Sorry for bombarding with all the questions, but theres so many options
  5. yellowglove said:
    Yonose said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($1172.66 @ Mwave)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($53.21 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($509.70 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($173.72 @ Mwave)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($358.94 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($358.94 @ Mwave)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($27.42 @ Mwave)
    Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($609.60 @ Mwave)
    Total: $3424.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-06 08:56 EDT-0400

    I decided to choose x2 GTX 980 instead of Titan X, because when it gets to SLI GTX 980 it the performance isent much of a different as i heard. The GTX 980 is a STRIX version of ASUS which means they will turn off when they are not under heavy load.

    The case is just something i recommend, youre able to put in liquid cooling if you want, you can of course change case if you want so.

    What is this list you sent by the way, is this a build for a company?

    Ask questions if you want, we are here to help you know.


    Thanks for your response :)
    The list is a company that has relatively cheap parts by Australian standards. I gave the list because the 6000 budget was based on it, not US prices
    I was thinking of 5960x, but heard that 5930k could provide equal or even better gaming performance (im not doing video rendering, etc)
    In terms of the motherboard, will that rampage v extreme provide any benefit over a cheap x99 board like the x99 a in terms of overclocking>? I will probably only use 2 GPUs in Sli, so wont need a motherboard for 3 or 4
    Will I benefit from faster memory ? like 3000

    The 2x980 option is definitely best in terms of price/performance, but if i went for 1055 socket motherboard/gpu i could still go for titan x sli and fit under the budget, so would 980 sli with 5960x be better than titan x sli with 4960x, (1055pin) be better?
    Sorry for bombarding with all the questions, but theres so many options


    Haha youre right, there is aaaalot of options, i have been changing the list some few times because of reviews and such, i ment to put the GTX 980 STRIX, but did the GTX 970 STRIX by a accident, im gonna do some more research around what will be best.

    So you wont do any rendering programs like After effect, Cinema 4D or anything of that?
    You will only do overclocking and high end gaming?
  6. Yonose said:
    yellowglove said:
    Yonose said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($1172.66 @ Mwave)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($53.21 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($509.70 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($173.72 @ Mwave)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($358.94 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($358.94 @ Mwave)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($27.42 @ Mwave)
    Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($609.60 @ Mwave)
    Total: $3424.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-06 08:56 EDT-0400

    I decided to choose x2 GTX 980 instead of Titan X, because when it gets to SLI GTX 980 it the performance isent much of a different as i heard. The GTX 980 is a STRIX version of ASUS which means they will turn off when they are not under heavy load.

    The case is just something i recommend, youre able to put in liquid cooling if you want, you can of course change case if you want so.

    What is this list you sent by the way, is this a build for a company?

    Ask questions if you want, we are here to help you know.


    Thanks for your response :)
    The list is a company that has relatively cheap parts by Australian standards. I gave the list because the 6000 budget was based on it, not US prices
    I was thinking of 5960x, but heard that 5930k could provide equal or even better gaming performance (im not doing video rendering, etc)
    In terms of the motherboard, will that rampage v extreme provide any benefit over a cheap x99 board like the x99 a in terms of overclocking>? I will probably only use 2 GPUs in Sli, so wont need a motherboard for 3 or 4
    Will I benefit from faster memory ? like 3000

    The 2x980 option is definitely best in terms of price/performance, but if i went for 1055 socket motherboard/gpu i could still go for titan x sli and fit under the budget, so would 980 sli with 5960x be better than titan x sli with 4960x, (1055pin) be better?
    Sorry for bombarding with all the questions, but theres so many options


    Haha youre right, there is aaaalot of options, i have been changing the list some few times because of reviews and such, i ment to put the GTX 980 STRIX, but did the GTX 970 STRIX by a accident, im gonna do some more research around what will be best.

    So you wont do any rendering programs like After effect, Cinema 4D or anything of that?
    You will only do overclocking and high end gaming?


    Nope, no rendering programs yet that I am planning to use.

    Yep I want to overclock the CPU and the GPU as much as possible, for high end gaming. Thanks again for taking the time to help
  7. 3 way SLI is not optimized in many games and can be a pain to set properly because of hardware limitation. 1 or 2 gpus is what i would recommend. 2 Titan X is more than enough for 4k @30fps (since there are not much 4k monitors with refresh rate higher than 30Hz).

    There have been tests done between i7 5930k (40 lanes) and 5820K (28lanes) with 2 or 3 cards in SLI and there is only a small FPS difference between both processors. (http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the-intel-haswell-e-cpu-review-core-i7-5960x-i7-5930k-i7-5820k-tested/6)
    This means the dedicated PCIe Lanes in a CPU is negligible.

    Since you will not benefit from the 6 core i would not go with 2011-3. Get a solid 1150 motherboard with i7 4790K. You will save money on memory, mobo and cpu.
  8. williamcummins said:
    3 way SLI is not optimized in many games and can be a pain to set properly because of hardware limitation. 1 or 2 gpus is what i would recommend. 2 Titan X is more than enough for 4k @30fps (since there are not much 4k monitors with refresh rate higher than 30Hz).

    There have been tests done between i7 5930k (40 lanes) and 5820K (28lanes) with 2 or 3 cards in SLI and there is only a small FPS difference between both processors. (http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the-intel-haswell-e-cpu-review-core-i7-5960x-i7-5930k-i7-5820k-tested/6)
    This means the dedicated PCIe Lanes in a CPU is negligible.

    Since you will not benefit from the 6 core i would not go with 2011-3. Get a solid 1150 motherboard with i7 4790K. You will save money on memory, mobo and cpu.


    Thanks, I was thinking 2x titan x sli was the way to go, plus it has far more vram for games like gta v . That was the big question - going 1150 or 2011pin, and I think I can see your case for 1150. If i save money going for 1150 I can spend it all where it really counts - the GPUs.
  9. Yonose said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($1172.66 @ Mwave)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($53.21 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($509.70 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($173.72 @ Mwave)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($27.42 @ Mwave)
    Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($609.60 @ Mwave)
    Total: $2706.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-06 09:02 EDT-0400

    The case is just something i recommend, youre able to put in liquid cooling if you want, you can of course change case if you want so.

    What is this list you sent by the way, is this a build for a company?

    Ask questions if you want, we are here to help you know.


    Thanks I have seen your most recent build :) Do you think 850 will be enough power for 2xtitan x, im thinking 1000 just to be safe. However like another poster said it may be better for me to consider 1150pin in the end if its for gaming and gaming only, so still looking into that. Also I know nothing about cooling - is the one you have better than corsair h110 water cooling?
  10. Best answer
    yellowglove said:
    I doubt anyone will have the time to actually answer this, but its worth a try

    With a budget of $6000 excluding monitor and peripherals, what is the best gaming PC your brain can put together in terms of 4k gaming with as high FPS as possible in ultra settings with as much AA as possible FROM THIS LIST OF PARTS WITH PRICES

    http://cdn.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

    $6000 may seem like a lot but this is Australia where a 980 is $750 and a Titan x is $1600, so its nowhere near what you could get with that money in the US


    Alright, so i done the research, here is the thats the build i recommend:
    (could find everything trough Mwave so i took the price trough Newegg)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($93.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($176.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($162.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($211.50 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1102.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1102.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($217.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($172.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($519.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $4214.34
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-07 04:21 EDT-0400

    CPU: i7 4790K
    I saw the I7 4790K did really good for not a bad price (i would say), thanks to William for this information.

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15
    I picked the Noctua since i know we are talking about high quality and optimized for low noise and low temps.
    We all agree they dont look too good, but in the end its all worth it.

    Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7
    Alot of great motherboard and alot of options, been trough some couple websites and the conclusion came to the MSI z97 Gaming 7.

    RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB
    Most says 2133MHz is overkill but, you cant really see the difference in the price when it comes to 1866 or 2133 with this one.

    SSD: Sandisk Extreme Pro
    This is the recommended SSD for high performance from Tomshardware, its 240GB space, i dont recommend putting games on it, it will fill it up real quick and will slow the system down sooner or later, have OS and documents, pictures, music and those stuff on it.

    HDD: Western Digital Black Series
    "It's simply faster than all other 4TB desktop drives in every single benchmark"

    GPU: Evga GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked (2-way SLI)
    Easy choise here, unless you wanna play RMA roulette with Asus of course, and this is a stock card so EVGA again.

    PSU: XFX Proseries 1KW 80+ Platinum
    Highest recommended for serious overclocking and high end rigs like this.

    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black)
    The case is just something i recommend, youre able to put in liquid cooling if you want, you can of course change case if you want so, its ready for water cooling if youre up for that.

    Monitor: Asus PB287Q
    Probably the best 4k monitor for the price.
  11. Awesome, that seems like an ideal build for what I am trying to achieve, I will just have to find those particular parts in Aus. I could even use newegg - even with a huge shipping price it may be cheaper than the overpriced local electronics. Thanks again for taking the time to research, this really has helped me.

    Just with the monitor I might wait on it simply because of preference for something big (32 inch +), and there are a few 4k large monitors expecting to come out soon. Cooling sounds good, i dont care about looks. All the other parts also seem perfect.
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