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Building new rig, need help!

Hey! I am building a new Intel for the first time and I have already bought my motherboard and ram. I am building this rig for gamming exclusively and need help with choosing the graphics cards and cpu. I am wanting to build a rig to Handle 2560x1440p. I know almost nothing about graphics cards and do not really care for over clocking (mainly because I do not know how!). This is what I was thinking for my build, any tips or advice on these specs is much appreciated!

Asus Maximus Hero VIII 1151 (bought)

G.Skill Ripjaw V Series 16g (4x4g) (bought)

Things I have not bought yet:
Skylake I7 6700K quad core (4.0ghz)
(Corsair GTX closed loop)

EVGA Supernova 1000w full mod 80+ gold

2x EVGA 1070 (watercooled)(closed loop)

Sorry for the format, I am doing this on my phone, at the doctors office lol. I have read a few forums saying run away from sli and a few that say it's OK for 1440p gamming. Money is not an option for this build but I don't want to be spending 10k on a computer either. I am looking for best bang for buck. I play almost all games from over head strategy to battlefield 1 (dieing simulator 2016). Any help is appreciated thanks!
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  1. If you're looking for best bang for the buck you ca go with RX480's and go crossfire but the truth of the matter is that if the game you intend to play drops support for SLI(or multi GPU's for that matter) then you're out of luck unless you know how to recode games to take advantage of more than one GPU. I'd say stick with the single most powerful GPU you can afford which would be the GTX1080 atm.

    You should follow through this chart to understand how much power your entire system is going to need(without an overclock). Add more wattage to factor in longevity and overclocking headroom. I'd say an 850W unit will do you plenty.
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    I strongly advise against SLI/Crossfire, more and more games are console ports that do not benefit from either technology. I would rather buy a GTX1080, which is right now the most powerful GPU there is (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg; if cost is no concern at all, go for a Titan XP).

    Instead of 4x4GB for the RAM, i would have chosen 2x8GB, but apparently it's late for that :)

    A 1000 W PSU is overkill, even with SLI. GPUs are getting more and more efficient. If you end up with a single GPU and don't overclock, 500W is already more than you need. If you end up with 1070's in SLI but still no overclocking, 650W should be OK. If you do SLI and overclock heavily, 800W is more than enough.
  3. Thank you!!!! like I said I am completely oblivious to GPU's and overclocking. so what you guys just advised will save me BIG $$$$$ lol. I will go with a single 1080 for sure! will me only having one 1080 effect me doing dual monitors? I plan on only 1 monitor actually having the game pulled up, the other is just for background tasks ( I.E. Teamspeak, Steam, Skype, etc.)
  4. Lutfij said:
    If you're looking for best bang for the buck you ca go with RX480's and go crossfire but the truth of the matter is that if the game you intend to play drops support for SLI(or multi GPU's for that matter) then you're out of luck unless you know how to recode games to take advantage of more than one GPU. I'd say stick with the single most powerful GPU you can afford which would be the GTX1080 atm.

    You should follow through this chart to understand how much power your entire system is going to need(without an overclock). Add more wattage to factor in longevity and overclocking headroom. I'd say an 850W unit will do you plenty.


    850 seems perfect lol. I didn't realize how over kill that PSU was! thank you!
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-487-283
    I found.

    Is this a decent card? Would this suffice for what I am looking for?
  6. With a GTX 1080 you can hook up to 4 monitors simultaneously (provided the inputs in the monitors/outputs in the card allow it, meaning the choice of connectors they might have: DVI, HDMI, DP, etc.). As for which specific model of the card, that's mostly up to you. Some models (like the one you chose) have different cooling, others may be more or less pre-overclocked, etc. But basically every 1080 is the same. The one you chose is great. It has a closed loop water cooler, you also mentionned you wanted one for the CPU too, just make sure the case you want to use has space for both radiators.
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