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Building A New PC and kinda of new, advice and recomendations?

So i have been using a prebuilt pc for a while for my gaming and stuff, but as new games such as Dark Souls 3 and Fallout 4 come out they absolutely wreck this computer, so im have saved up about 1000 dollaps and am planning saving about 2000-2500 my friends have told me ALOT about how the process on buying and building it goes but Im not sure if i can trust them a whole lot, so for about a week i have been looking at parts whilst saving my money and made a list on a notepad with the 2 sites that im planning on buying from and which is cheaper.


Also my close friend told me anything higher than 16gbs for ram is just redundent so..

Graphics card:
Msi geforce 1080- Amazon 829.93 Newegg 749.99

Ram:
16gbs Corsaid Dominator Platinum- Amazon 135.96 Newegg 129.99

Processor:
Intel core i7-6700k w/ liquid cooler- Amazon 455.98 Newegg 449.99 (On sale)

SSD (for windows)
Transcend 120 gb- Amazon 41.49 Newegg 48.73

Motherboard

ASRock Atx ddr4 Proffessional Gaming Board- Amazon 219.99 Newegg N/A

HDD

Seagate 2tb Desktop Drive- Amazon 68.68 Newegg N/A

( G2 edition) EVGA SuperNOVA 750w Gold- Amazon 109.99 Newegg 109.99

Thermal Paste:

Arctic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G- Amazon 7.96 Newegg 5.89

Case:
NZXT Phantom PHAN-003RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Newegg-119.99 (includes fans)

Windows
about some where in the price range of 99 to 150

Is this list like good or is it a bad, im not entirely sure
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  1. I would go to a 250GB SSD, 120GB just isn't enough anymore

    Other than that looks pretty good, I assume you are looking for high overclocks?
  2. The SSD you have selected is poor quality, and does not offer great speeds.
    Your HDD has a high failure rate, so you are better off going with a Western Digital Black 2TB for this, which is a performance drive with good reputation.
    RAM is overkill, as the Dominator Platinum line doubles the price based purely on looks, when the same performance can be had for much cheaper.
    The case also starts to look tacky after a while, I had a phantom 530 and got sick of it after 3 weeks.
    I'll submit a build in a minute.
  3. You might want to think about putting the list you have compiled into http://pcpartpicker.com/ . This will allow you to look at the current prices from a variety of popular stores and figure out what the current total will be with promotions and shipping factored in.
  4. Best answer
    Here is what i've put together.
    The power supply was a solid pick, so that's still the same.
    Changed around some other stuff and added in a nicer motherboard along with two good static pressure 140mm fans for the Kraken x61.
    I've chosen the Evolv ATX TG case as it is truly beautiful, and includes 3 great 140mm fans which are very quiet and a PWM fan hub for connecting and controlling all your fans through a single fan header. (Plugs in on backside of the case)
    It comes with a single 1m RGB LED strip which synchronizes with the front LED. You may want to pick up a second 2m strip for the backside though if you want the whole thing illuminated, which creates a nice effect.
    Here is an example of the case in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUkj23GgFE
    If you don't like it, some other options are as follows:
    NZXT H440
    NZXT S340
    NZXT Noctis 450
    Fractal Design Define R5
    Coolermaster Mastercase 5

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($162.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($750.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($205.14 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1983.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-18 20:22 EDT-0400
  5. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/jvDWD8

    Very good PC and only for 1200 dollars
  6. WiiUMasterGman said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/jvDWD8

    Very good PC and only for 1200 dollars


    Keep in mind that I could build the exact same PC at a lower price if I:
    A. Chose a poor quality HDD like this build has with 1TB, not 2TB as OP requires.
    B. Cheaped out on RAM.
    C. Gotten a very cheap case.
  7. Chugalug_ said:
    Here is what i've put together.
    The power supply was a solid pick, so that's still the same.
    Changed around some other stuff and added in a nicer motherboard along with two good static pressure 140mm fans for the Kraken x61.
    I've chosen the Evolv ATX TG case as it is truly beautiful, and includes 3 great 140mm fans which are very quiet and a PWM fan hub for connecting and controlling all your fans through a single fan header. (Plugs in on backside of the case)
    It comes with a single 1m RGB LED strip which synchronizes with the front LED. You may want to pick up a second 2m strip for the backside though if you want the whole thing illuminated, which creates a nice effect.
    Here is an example of the case in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUkj23GgFE
    If you don't like it, some other options are as follows:
    NZXT H440
    NZXT S340
    NZXT Noctis 450
    Fractal Design Define R5
    Coolermaster Mastercase 5

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($162.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($750.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($205.14 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1983.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-18 20:22 EDT-0400


    wow i didnt really expect this much feedback, thanks my friends looked at the old one and said it was pretty solid but you and the other people who posted pointed out some pretty helpful things
  8. Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Here is what i've put together.
    The power supply was a solid pick, so that's still the same.
    Changed around some other stuff and added in a nicer motherboard along with two good static pressure 140mm fans for the Kraken x61.
    I've chosen the Evolv ATX TG case as it is truly beautiful, and includes 3 great 140mm fans which are very quiet and a PWM fan hub for connecting and controlling all your fans through a single fan header. (Plugs in on backside of the case)
    It comes with a single 1m RGB LED strip which synchronizes with the front LED. You may want to pick up a second 2m strip for the backside though if you want the whole thing illuminated, which creates a nice effect.
    Here is an example of the case in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUkj23GgFE
    If you don't like it, some other options are as follows:
    NZXT H440
    NZXT S340
    NZXT Noctis 450
    Fractal Design Define R5
    Coolermaster Mastercase 5

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($162.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($750.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($205.14 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1983.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-18 20:22 EDT-0400


    wow i didnt really expect this much feedback, thanks my friends looked at the old one and said it was pretty solid but you and the other people who posted pointed out some pretty helpful things


    No problem! :)
    Did you take a look at the cases I recommended?
    A full tower can be very inconvenient.
    I owned a phantom back in 2011 and it is very tough to do quick swap outs with, and you need to keep it on the floor which restricts airflow somewhat. A mid tower is essentially the standard now.
  9. Ryarwood99 said:
    I would go to a 250GB SSD, 120GB just isn't enough anymore

    Other than that looks pretty good, I assume you are looking for high overclocks?


    no i dont really expect to over clock since i really dont want to kill my pc if i screw up
  10. Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Here is what i've put together.
    The power supply was a solid pick, so that's still the same.
    Changed around some other stuff and added in a nicer motherboard along with two good static pressure 140mm fans for the Kraken x61.
    I've chosen the Evolv ATX TG case as it is truly beautiful, and includes 3 great 140mm fans which are very quiet and a PWM fan hub for connecting and controlling all your fans through a single fan header. (Plugs in on backside of the case)
    It comes with a single 1m RGB LED strip which synchronizes with the front LED. You may want to pick up a second 2m strip for the backside though if you want the whole thing illuminated, which creates a nice effect.
    Here is an example of the case in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUkj23GgFE
    If you don't like it, some other options are as follows:
    NZXT H440
    NZXT S340
    NZXT Noctis 450
    Fractal Design Define R5
    Coolermaster Mastercase 5

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($162.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($750.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($205.14 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1983.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-18 20:22 EDT-0400


    wow i didnt really expect this much feedback, thanks my friends looked at the old one and said it was pretty solid but you and the other people who posted pointed out some pretty helpful things


    No problem! :)
    Did you take a look at the cases I recommended?
    A full tower can be very inconvenient.
    I owned a phantom back in 2011 and it is very tough to do quick swap outs with, and you need to keep it on the floor which restricts airflow somewhat. A mid tower is essentially the standard now.


    actually my friend recomended me to get a full tower since i would have extra space and room to put more stuff in, like if i really planned on buying 2 gtx 1080s with my piles of gold i keep
  11. And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one
  12. Huakka said:
    Ryarwood99 said:
    I would go to a 250GB SSD, 120GB just isn't enough anymore

    Other than that looks pretty good, I assume you are looking for high overclocks?


    no i dont really expect to over clock since i really dont want to kill my pc if i screw up

    Okay, you can save quite a bit of money on the motherboard and cooler by not overclocking, but the k processor is still worth it due to higher out of the box speeds.
    I've gotten you SLI GTX 1080s. They're going for $650 on amazon atm.
    Thermal paste isn't really needed, because the stock paste that comes with the cooler is perfectly fine, custom paste will only decrease temps by 1-2c at standard load, which isn't much.
    This is potentially the best you can do with your money, all you need now is a copy of windows, a 1440p 144hz monitor, and you're set! :)
    Get the Asus XB271HU, bought it myself a while ago in anticipation for my 1080 and it runs like a dream.
    You'll want to use Display Port.
    Enjoy your beast of a build! :)
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xR7WX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xR7WX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($650.00)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: Case Placeholder ($120.00)
    Other: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($650.00)
    Total: $2351.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-19 20:36 EDT-0400
  13. Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Ryarwood99 said:
    I would go to a 250GB SSD, 120GB just isn't enough anymore

    Other than that looks pretty good, I assume you are looking for high overclocks?


    no i dont really expect to over clock since i really dont want to kill my pc if i screw up

    Okay, you can save quite a bit of money on the motherboard and cooler by not overclocking, but the k processor is still worth it due to higher out of the box speeds.
    I've gotten you SLI GTX 1080s. They're going for $650 on amazon atm.
    Thermal paste isn't really needed, because the stock paste that comes with the cooler is perfectly fine, custom paste will only decrease temps by 1-2c at standard load, which isn't much.
    This is potentially the best you can do with your money, all you need now is a copy of windows, a 1440p 144hz monitor, and you're set! :)
    Get the Asus XB271HU, bought it myself a while ago in anticipation for my 1080 and it runs like a dream.
    You'll want to use Display Port.
    Enjoy your beast of a build! :)
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xR7WX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xR7WX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($650.00)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: Case Placeholder ($120.00)
    Other: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($650.00)
    Total: $2351.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-19 20:36 EDT-0400


    Oh jeese thats gnarly, but still would i need an optical drive and junk
  14. Huakka said:
    And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one


    I've just unselected my own solution, as I want to let you know of the updated build i've posted which I believe would be perfect for you.
    If you don't want to spend the money on SLI 1080s just remove one and you're set.
    You don't need the AIO loop or Z170 board if you aren't overclocking, as it is just money down the drain.
    In regards to optical drives, the Mastercase 5 Pro supports two, meaning that you can buy one and put it in if you'd like.
    No cases come with optical drives, meaning you have to buy them yourself.
    I personally don't bother with them, as I just use an external DVD reader I bought off Amazon.
    Some good ones come from LG and Sony if you want to take a look, they typically go for around $20.
  15. Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one


    I've just unselected my own solution, as I want to let you know of the updated build i've posted which I believe would be perfect for you.
    If you don't want to spend the money on SLI 1080s just remove one and you're set.
    You don't need the AIO loop or Z170 board if you aren't overclocking, as it is just money down the drain.
    In regards to optical drives, the Mastercase 5 Pro supports two, meaning that you can buy one and put it in if you'd like.
    No cases come with optical drives, meaning you have to buy them yourself.
    I personally don't bother with them, as I just use an external DVD reader I bought off Amazon.
    Some good ones come from LG and Sony if you want to take a look, they typically go for around $20.

    i mean what games out today would require 2 gtx 1080s other than fallout 4 with 2000 mods ( which is my plan) im still saving money im at about 1500 and im not sure if i really need to spend on 2 of them, would it be worth or naw because im willing
  16. Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Here is what i've put together.
    The power supply was a solid pick, so that's still the same.
    Changed around some other stuff and added in a nicer motherboard along with two good static pressure 140mm fans for the Kraken x61.
    I've chosen the Evolv ATX TG case as it is truly beautiful, and includes 3 great 140mm fans which are very quiet and a PWM fan hub for connecting and controlling all your fans through a single fan header. (Plugs in on backside of the case)
    It comes with a single 1m RGB LED strip which synchronizes with the front LED. You may want to pick up a second 2m strip for the backside though if you want the whole thing illuminated, which creates a nice effect.
    Here is an example of the case in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUkj23GgFE
    If you don't like it, some other options are as follows:
    NZXT H440
    NZXT S340
    NZXT Noctis 450
    Fractal Design Define R5
    Coolermaster Mastercase 5

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/R4Mkd6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($162.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($750.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($205.14 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1983.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-18 20:22 EDT-0400


    wow i didnt really expect this much feedback, thanks my friends looked at the old one and said it was pretty solid but you and the other people who posted pointed out some pretty helpful things


    No problem! :)
    Did you take a look at the cases I recommended?
    A full tower can be very inconvenient.
    I owned a phantom back in 2011 and it is very tough to do quick swap outs with, and you need to keep it on the floor which restricts airflow somewhat. A mid tower is essentially the standard now.


    actually my friend recomended me to get a full tower since i would have extra space and room to put more stuff in, like if i really planned on buying 2 gtx 1080s with my piles of gold i keep


    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Ryarwood99 said:
    I would go to a 250GB SSD, 120GB just isn't enough anymore

    Other than that looks pretty good, I assume you are looking for high overclocks?


    no i dont really expect to over clock since i really dont want to kill my pc if i screw up

    Okay, you can save quite a bit of money on the motherboard and cooler by not overclocking, but the k processor is still worth it due to higher out of the box speeds.
    I've gotten you SLI GTX 1080s. They're going for $650 on amazon atm.
    Thermal paste isn't really needed, because the stock paste that comes with the cooler is perfectly fine, custom paste will only decrease temps by 1-2c at standard load, which isn't much.
    This is potentially the best you can do with your money, all you need now is a copy of windows, a 1440p 144hz monitor, and you're set! :)
    Get the Asus XB271HU, bought it myself a while ago in anticipation for my 1080 and it runs like a dream.
    You'll want to use Display Port.
    Enjoy your beast of a build! :)
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xR7WX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xR7WX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($650.00)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design HP14-PWM 78.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: Case Placeholder ($120.00)
    Other: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($650.00)
    Total: $2351.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-19 20:36 EDT-0400


    Oh jeese thats gnarly, but still would i need an optical drive and junk

    That's perfectly fine.
    As i stated they are typically very cheap and decent quality if you know what to look for.
    Get this and a copy of windows for 80 bucks: https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-Portable-External-GP65NB60/dp/B00ODDE33U/ref=zg_bs_1292113011_1
  17. Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one


    I've just unselected my own solution, as I want to let you know of the updated build i've posted which I believe would be perfect for you.
    If you don't want to spend the money on SLI 1080s just remove one and you're set.
    You don't need the AIO loop or Z170 board if you aren't overclocking, as it is just money down the drain.
    In regards to optical drives, the Mastercase 5 Pro supports two, meaning that you can buy one and put it in if you'd like.
    No cases come with optical drives, meaning you have to buy them yourself.
    I personally don't bother with them, as I just use an external DVD reader I bought off Amazon.
    Some good ones come from LG and Sony if you want to take a look, they typically go for around $20.

    i mean what games out today would require 2 gtx 1080s other than fallout 4 with 2000 mods ( which is my plan) im still saving money im at about 1500 and im not sure if i really need to spend on 2 of them, would it be worth or naw because im willing

    As I said, get the XB271HU from Acer. It is a sleek monitor which is 1440p 144hz IPS, meaning it has rich colors, good viewing angles and a high res paired with a 144hz refresh rate.
    A single 1080 could probably run Fallout 4 at 60fps maxed. However, when you take into account all the mods you're adding in, that will slow down the game considerably due to the extra load, meaning you'll only get around 40fps with a single 1080. SLI 1080s is worth it if you're willing to splurge for that extra buttery smooth frame rate, as trust me; in 1440p with that monitor everything looks absolutely jaw dropping. This means that every game will be able to be maxed out at high fps, with a stable frame rate and stunning visuals.
    If you want the very best possible in gaming right now this is what you want! :)
    By the way, pick up a high bandwidth SLI bridge to connect your 1080s, they typically go for about $30 on amazon. Just google HB SLI Bridge.
  18. Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one


    I've just unselected my own solution, as I want to let you know of the updated build i've posted which I believe would be perfect for you.
    If you don't want to spend the money on SLI 1080s just remove one and you're set.
    You don't need the AIO loop or Z170 board if you aren't overclocking, as it is just money down the drain.
    In regards to optical drives, the Mastercase 5 Pro supports two, meaning that you can buy one and put it in if you'd like.
    No cases come with optical drives, meaning you have to buy them yourself.
    I personally don't bother with them, as I just use an external DVD reader I bought off Amazon.
    Some good ones come from LG and Sony if you want to take a look, they typically go for around $20.

    i mean what games out today would require 2 gtx 1080s other than fallout 4 with 2000 mods ( which is my plan) im still saving money im at about 1500 and im not sure if i really need to spend on 2 of them, would it be worth or naw because im willing

    As I said, get the XB271HU from Acer. It is a sleek monitor which is 1440p 144hz IPS, meaning it has rich colors, good viewing angles and a high res paired with a 144hz refresh rate.
    A single 1080 could probably run Fallout 4 at 60fps maxed. However, when you take into account all the mods you're adding in, that will slow down the game considerably due to the extra load, meaning you'll only get around 40fps with a single 1080. SLI 1080s is worth it if you're willing to splurge for that extra buttery smooth frame rate, as trust me; in 1440p with that monitor everything looks absolutely jaw dropping. This means that every game will be able to be maxed out at high fps, with a stable frame rate and stunning visuals.
    If you want the very best possible in gaming right now this is what you want! :)
    By the way, pick up a high bandwidth SLI bridge to connect your 1080s, they typically go for about $30 on amazon. Just google HB SLI Bridge.



    its just that im trying to stick to a 2000 dollar buget, ill go over it but sometimes it seems a but overkill, thanks for the advice i already have a 200 dollar monitor and my keyboard and mouse are new, ill be sure show the full build once i get the monies
  19. Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one


    I've just unselected my own solution, as I want to let you know of the updated build i've posted which I believe would be perfect for you.
    If you don't want to spend the money on SLI 1080s just remove one and you're set.
    You don't need the AIO loop or Z170 board if you aren't overclocking, as it is just money down the drain.
    In regards to optical drives, the Mastercase 5 Pro supports two, meaning that you can buy one and put it in if you'd like.
    No cases come with optical drives, meaning you have to buy them yourself.
    I personally don't bother with them, as I just use an external DVD reader I bought off Amazon.
    Some good ones come from LG and Sony if you want to take a look, they typically go for around $20.

    i mean what games out today would require 2 gtx 1080s other than fallout 4 with 2000 mods ( which is my plan) im still saving money im at about 1500 and im not sure if i really need to spend on 2 of them, would it be worth or naw because im willing

    As I said, get the XB271HU from Acer. It is a sleek monitor which is 1440p 144hz IPS, meaning it has rich colors, good viewing angles and a high res paired with a 144hz refresh rate.
    A single 1080 could probably run Fallout 4 at 60fps maxed. However, when you take into account all the mods you're adding in, that will slow down the game considerably due to the extra load, meaning you'll only get around 40fps with a single 1080. SLI 1080s is worth it if you're willing to splurge for that extra buttery smooth frame rate, as trust me; in 1440p with that monitor everything looks absolutely jaw dropping. This means that every game will be able to be maxed out at high fps, with a stable frame rate and stunning visuals.
    If you want the very best possible in gaming right now this is what you want! :)
    By the way, pick up a high bandwidth SLI bridge to connect your 1080s, they typically go for about $30 on amazon. Just google HB SLI Bridge.



    its just that im trying to stick to a 2000 dollar buget, ill go over it but sometimes it seems a but overkill, thanks for the advice i already have a 200 dollar monitor and my keyboard and mouse are new, ill be sure show the full build once i get the monies


    Absolutely, no worries!
    Pick up the build without one of the 1080s and then you're good to go.
    What monitor do you have by the way?
    You'll want a 144hz refresh rate, otherwise a 1080 will be wasted.
    If you have a 1080p 144hz monitor don't bother with the second 1080, just stick with what you have. :)
  20. Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Huakka said:
    And just one more question so i dont mess up, would i require an optical drive for installing drivers and such or does the case come with one


    I've just unselected my own solution, as I want to let you know of the updated build i've posted which I believe would be perfect for you.
    If you don't want to spend the money on SLI 1080s just remove one and you're set.
    You don't need the AIO loop or Z170 board if you aren't overclocking, as it is just money down the drain.
    In regards to optical drives, the Mastercase 5 Pro supports two, meaning that you can buy one and put it in if you'd like.
    No cases come with optical drives, meaning you have to buy them yourself.
    I personally don't bother with them, as I just use an external DVD reader I bought off Amazon.
    Some good ones come from LG and Sony if you want to take a look, they typically go for around $20.

    i mean what games out today would require 2 gtx 1080s other than fallout 4 with 2000 mods ( which is my plan) im still saving money im at about 1500 and im not sure if i really need to spend on 2 of them, would it be worth or naw because im willing

    As I said, get the XB271HU from Acer. It is a sleek monitor which is 1440p 144hz IPS, meaning it has rich colors, good viewing angles and a high res paired with a 144hz refresh rate.
    A single 1080 could probably run Fallout 4 at 60fps maxed. However, when you take into account all the mods you're adding in, that will slow down the game considerably due to the extra load, meaning you'll only get around 40fps with a single 1080. SLI 1080s is worth it if you're willing to splurge for that extra buttery smooth frame rate, as trust me; in 1440p with that monitor everything looks absolutely jaw dropping. This means that every game will be able to be maxed out at high fps, with a stable frame rate and stunning visuals.
    If you want the very best possible in gaming right now this is what you want! :)
    By the way, pick up a high bandwidth SLI bridge to connect your 1080s, they typically go for about $30 on amazon. Just google HB SLI Bridge.



    its just that im trying to stick to a 2000 dollar buget, ill go over it but sometimes it seems a but overkill, thanks for the advice i already have a 200 dollar monitor and my keyboard and mouse are new, ill be sure show the full build once i get the monies


    Absolutely, no worries!
    Pick up the build without one of the 1080s and then you're good to go.
    What monitor do you have by the way?
    You'll want a 144hz refresh rate, otherwise a 1080 will be wasted.
    If you have a 1080p 144hz monitor don't bother with the second 1080, just stick with what you have. :)


    yeah i can definently live with 40fps some nerds believe 30 to be better than 60 anyhow
  21. Huakka said:


    The GTX 1080 will be wasted on a 60Hz 1080p monitor.
    Get the BenQ XL2411Z or the Asus VG248QE. Both are 144hz 1080p monitors, although I still recommend spending that extra bit for the XB271HU, and sticking with a single 1080.
  22. I'd say if you are doing just 1080p gaming wouldn't the 1070 be best suited for it? If you are doing 1440p gaming you should probably go with the 1080 or 1080s in SLI
  23. WiiUMasterGman said:
    I'd say if you are doing just 1080p gaming wouldn't the 1070 be best suited for it? If you are doing 1440p gaming you should probably go with the 1080 or 1080s in SLI


    Yup, hence why I recommend a single 1080 and XB271HU for OP.
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