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1080p gaming build with 4k upgrade path

Hi,

I'm currently gaming on a 1080p tv but we plan to redo our basement and don't know yet if we will go with a 1080p projector or 4k tv. I'm trying to build a new gaming computer but I am unsure of the parts. Here is what I'm thinking about for a build < 2000$ CAN:

Case Fractal Design Define R5
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sjX2FT/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bk
Silent and no window since the action is on the screen and not the computer

core i7 6700k
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/tdmxFT/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k
for gaming and HT useful for programming/compiling

Asus Z170-A
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Q9Gj4D/asus-motherboard-z170a
Seems good price/quality ratio

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
Seems a popular choice

Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/7Dx9TW/corsair-power-supply-cp9020093na
Overwattage but goal is to keep the fan silent at my system's required wattage

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15
16 GB for future proofing and nothing under 2666mhz since bench seems to tell it's the min for good fps without dimnishing return.

Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/jZJkcf/asus-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-dual-video-card-dual-gtx1060-o6g
2 fans but didn't think the extra is worth it for strix unless I'm missing something. Only reason to go strix would be fan auto stop but not sure if it matters during gaming.

The plan is to use the 1060 for now and change it when/if going to 4K as unless I'm mistaken, no affordable single GPU can do 4K Ultra at 60fps in 90% of the games right now (including the 1080). As I usually frantically turn the camera around when I play, 60 fps is a mandatory requirement and I'd rather drop my settings than playing at 30 fps. Seems also using a 1070 and adding a 2nd one does not meet the 60 fps requirement.

1) Do you have any advice on this build
2) and on 4K vs 1080p projector ?

Thansk a lot!
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  1. If you plan to upgrade the GPU to a 1080ti for example when it comes out for a full 4k experience then it's fine.
    As far as projector vs tv, it's rather hard. For a projector you need constant dark(er) room, which shouldn't be a problem since you are talking about a basement, but this is something you have to decide. From my point of view, picture is definitely better on the 4k tv, definitely, not to mention that 4k 55" tvs nowadays are cheaper than a decent projector. I would suggest giving it a try yourself, go in a shop and check it out.
  2. Gingerbread said:
    If you plan to upgrade the GPU to a 1080ti for example when it comes out for a full 4k experience then it's fine.
    As far as projector vs tv, it's rather hard. For a projector you need constant dark(er) room, which shouldn't be a problem since you are talking about a basement, but this is something you have to decide. From my point of view, picture is definitely better on the 4k tv, definitely, not to mention that 4k 55" tvs nowadays are cheaper than a decent projector. I would suggest giving it a try yourself, go in a shop and check it out.


    As for the rest of the build would you suggest anything or does it seem ok?
  3. Best answer
    Case is a point of preference, the PSU is good enough, the CPU is a killer and the cooling is sufficient, the motherboard is overclockable and you will be replacing the GPU in the future, so frankly speaking I'd keep it this way.
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