About to buy - need yall's opinion

Litzkrieg

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I am about to pull the trigger on a new PC build and want to get some other eyes on it before I order tomorrow. It is primarily for gaming and some productivity work. This will also be the first PC I assemble myself. Here is the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Litzkrieg/saved/v3qD4D

CPU: i5 6600K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i
Mobo: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2400
SSD: PNY CS1311 240GB
HDD: Western Digital 1TB BLACK series
Video Card: ASUS GTX 980 Matrix (on sale at Newegg)
PSU: Corsair RM650X
Case: Corsair 400C

And I'll be throwing in Windows 10 Home, 64 bit. After I heard about the issues with Z170 and Windows 7... I have to give in eventually. Would love some affirmation or critiques before I buy. Thanks in advance.
 

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Here it is :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($69.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1002.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-22 13:05 EDT-0400

Dont go for 970 as it above $200 which is high to be replaced in a month. If you are comfortable with a bit lower fps for short period of time then go with GTX750Ti it is $99
 

joshmoyer

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That build looks great bud! Maybe try and get a Hyper 212 evo instead of that cooler? It'll save some money and perform really well. I'm not a fan of AIO Water coolers. But otherwise great build. Maybe wait for the GTX 1070 to release early june, itll be a better gpu. Good luck!
 

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Here is the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($69.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Other: GTX1080 ($600.00)
Total: $1438.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-22 03:29 EDT-0400

Very powerful and one of the top configuration out there.

Wait for GTX1080 next week it will be out.

All the best for your build.
 

dreamalittle

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out of curiosity, what sort of great deal are you gonna get on the 980? i guess the USA is ahead of the good pricing on these "old" GPUs than australia..
 

Litzkrieg

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Newegg has that card for $499 USD, plus a $50 rebate. $449 is pretty good for a top line 980.

 

Litzkrieg

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So I have actually been having a debate with myself about all the GPU concerns. I think I am going to get a cheaper card to get it up and running, and upgrade to a 1080 when AIBs come out later this year. I just don't like reference cards or blower cooling, especially for overclocking. So I'm gonna grab a 970 or 960 on sale, which saves me 200-300 bucks I can put towards an ASUS/EVGA/etc 1080 when they come out in a few months.
 

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Why would you get such an old cooler? Cryorig H7 performs better in pretty much every way imaginable, and it looks better to boot.

Though that aside I do agree. Going back I wish I'd gone with a big air cooler instead of the H110i GTX I got for my 6600k.
 

dreamalittle

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because of the noise?
 

CV_Taihou

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More the safety of the system itself, along with the aesthetic. I know how small the chance is for an AIO to fail is, but I already had to return and replace the first cooler I got since one of the fittings was leaking into the box when I opened it. I also love the way a huge air cooler looks in a system. Once I get down to the US this fall I'll be picking up a Cryorig R1 Ultimate along with like 4 H7's and the low profile cooler for future use
 

VR PC-BUILD

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Here it is :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($69.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1002.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-22 13:05 EDT-0400

Dont go for 970 as it above $200 which is high to be replaced in a month. If you are comfortable with a bit lower fps for short period of time then go with GTX750Ti it is $99
 

Litzkrieg

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I ended up swapping the 980 for a 960, which will get me running until the AIB GTX1080s come out in a few months from ASUS/EVGA and people. Thanks for the help guys.
 

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Don't know where you heard but it is not true that it takes few months but that is not true. It hardly takes 1-2weeks or in worst cases 1-2months. Founders editions are out on day 1 so actual ones will be out in weeks not in months.

Here is the link for how long it takes for Non reference NVIDIA to come out:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2273561/long-reference-nvidia-cards-launches.html

So don't waste your money on 980 trust me it will be out sooner than you think.

All the best for your build

 

Litzkrieg

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....crap. Well, at least I got the 960.Guess I can sell it once the 1080 gets in.
 

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