2016 Computer Rig Build

by Aimi - 22-01-2016, 09:14 PM
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Posted: 22-01-2016, 09:14 PM
Now thats its a new year my old rig could use an upgrade, so here is what I have now.

i5 4690k 
16GB Mushkin Blackline
Krait z97 board
GTX 780ti SLI
1200i PSU
850 Evo SSD
A lot of 1tbs

Upgrades

EVGA 980ti SLI
i5 6600k
Still looking for mobo
32GB DDR4 of something i guess
NZXT Kraken x61
Define R5 Black window
I really want an m.2 SSD but I'll see.

I know my current build is actually pretty good, but all I play is PC so I want to get it as best it can be Smile.

I'll be able to order all the parts by next Friday (probably sooner since I'm making $250 a day at the moment). I'm going to by most of the parts at my local best buy so I don't have to wait for shipping, but sadly they dont keep the 980TI I want in stock.
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Posted: 22-01-2016, 09:15 PM
Damn. Nice build dude, how much is it gonna cost all together?
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Posted: 22-01-2016, 09:19 PM
(22-01-2016, 09:15 PM)Shadowed Grinner Wrote: Damn. Nice build dude, how much is it gonna cost all together?


Probably around 2k, but hopefully not over 3k. I plan on getting a new set of monitors too, I may just get one big 4k panel.
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Posted: 22-01-2016, 09:30 PM
(22-01-2016, 09:19 PM)Aimi Wrote:
(22-01-2016, 09:15 PM)Shadowed Grinner Wrote: Damn. Nice build dude, how much is it gonna cost all together?


Probably around 2k, but hopefully not over 3k. I plan on getting a new set of monitors too, I may just get one big 4k panel.

Eh, don't just stick with one monitor. I'd go ahead and get three/four and do that kind of setup; with a smaller one on top for streaming.
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Posted: 22-01-2016, 09:51 PM
(22-01-2016, 09:30 PM)Shadowed Grinner Wrote:
(22-01-2016, 09:19 PM)Aimi Wrote:
(22-01-2016, 09:15 PM)Shadowed Grinner Wrote: Damn. Nice build dude, how much is it gonna cost all together?


Probably around 2k, but hopefully not over 3k. I plan on getting a new set of monitors too, I may just get one big 4k panel.

Eh, don't just stick with one monitor. I'd go ahead and get three/four and do that kind of setup; with a smaller one on top for streaming.

I really don't do much if any multi-tasking, I already have three monitors, and yet, I only use one haha. 

I'm more focused on gaming more than anything, I'm not really interested in content producing.
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Posted: 22-01-2016, 11:07 PM
(22-01-2016, 09:51 PM)Aimi Wrote:
(22-01-2016, 09:30 PM)Shadowed Grinner Wrote:
(22-01-2016, 09:19 PM)Aimi Wrote:
(22-01-2016, 09:15 PM)Shadowed Grinner Wrote: Damn. Nice build dude, how much is it gonna cost all together?


Probably around 2k, but hopefully not over 3k. I plan on getting a new set of monitors too, I may just get one big 4k panel.

Eh, don't just stick with one monitor. I'd go ahead and get three/four and do that kind of setup; with a smaller one on top for streaming.

I really don't do much if any multi-tasking, I already have three monitors, and yet, I only use one haha. 

I'm more focused on gaming more than anything, I'm not really interested in content producing.

Are you sure this is worth the money?

I don't think going from a decent i5 to a decent i5 is that great. I don't see any benefit for the money there.
You should wait until Pascal is released, they are said to be up to 40% (some say 10x) quicker than Maxwell (980 Ti). It's expected to release mid year.
32GB of RAM for gaming is not necessary, but I guess some people just "want it" for aesthetics.
M.2 NVMe SSDs are balls to the walls fantastic, grab yourself a 950 Pro.
Only get the Kraken X61 if you're getting an i7 or intend to full blow rape your i5 with overclocking.


If I were you, I would actually only upgrade the GPUs. Your existing build is still very capable. If you really wanted M.2, grab yourself a PCI-E card.
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Posted: 23-01-2016, 07:31 AM
Do not get the 980 ti save about 200 - 300 by ether getting the GTX 970 ssc or GTX 970 FTW same clocks and better boast clock evega is what i went with runs like a dream.
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Posted: 23-01-2016, 07:40 AM
(23-01-2016, 07:31 AM)Killer Wrote: Do not get the 980 ti save about 200 - 300 by ether getting the GTX 970 ssc or GTX 970 FTW same clocks and better boast clock evega is what i went with runs like a dream.

He will likely be gaming at 4K, in which case he will need these cards in order to gain anything remotely exciting out of the resolution. As well as the 970 3.5GB VRAM being a limiting factor at 4K, most games use near 4GB at 1080p.
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Posted: 23-01-2016, 07:42 AM
(23-01-2016, 07:40 AM)Pulseeey Wrote:
(23-01-2016, 07:31 AM)Killer Wrote: Do not get the 980 ti save about 200 - 300 by ether getting the GTX 970 ssc or GTX 970 FTW same clocks and better boast clock evega is what i went with runs like a dream.

He will likely be gaming at 4K, in which case he will need these cards in order to gain anything remotely exciting out of the resolution. As well as the 970 3.5GB VRAM being a limiting factor at 4K, most games use near 4GB at 1080p.

Yeah that is true but i didnt think of that way because i dont play at 4k Smile
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Posted: 24-01-2016, 01:46 AM
(23-01-2016, 07:40 AM)Pulseeey Wrote:
(23-01-2016, 07:31 AM)Killer Wrote: Do not get the 980 ti save about 200 - 300 by ether getting the GTX 970 ssc or GTX 970 FTW same clocks and better boast clock evega is what i went with runs like a dream.

He will likely be gaming at 4K, in which case he will need these cards in order to gain anything remotely exciting out of the resolution. As well as the 970 3.5GB VRAM being a limiting factor at 4K, most games use near 4GB at 1080p.

Well, yeah. 4k gaming is what this rig is going to be for, and when Pascal comes out I'll probably sell the 980s and put some cash on top for the new cards if they're worth it, which judging by what is known now, its worth it.

(23-01-2016, 07:42 AM)Killer Wrote:
(23-01-2016, 07:40 AM)Pulseeey Wrote:
(23-01-2016, 07:31 AM)Killer Wrote: Do not get the 980 ti save about 200 - 300 by ether getting the GTX 970 ssc or GTX 970 FTW same clocks and better boast clock evega is what i went with runs like a dream.

He will likely be gaming at 4K, in which case he will need these cards in order to gain anything remotely exciting out of the resolution. As well as the 970 3.5GB VRAM being a limiting factor at 4K, most games use near 4GB at 1080p.

Yeah that is true but i didnt think of that way because i dont play at 4k Smile

Yeah going to be doing 4k gaming. So I need it.
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