I'm really impressed with the builds in this thread and fully intend to have my own build in the not too distant future.
I've been planning things out and have a few questions:
Do I wait for Kaby Lake and the 1080ti, or just go with Skylake and 1070/1080 and upgrade sooner? I'm directing this question primarily at those who built their PCs around the time of the last generational refresh. This has more to do with part availability than anything else. If Kaby Lake cpus and z270 motherboards are going to be hard to find or buggy at launch, then I would be more inclined to get the parts cheap as they make room for the new hardware. On the other hand, Kaby Lake is moving to a new CPU socket so I wouldn't really have an upgrade path going forwards, which isn't really that big of a deal since I would likely replace the CPU and motherboard at the same time anyways.
I would assume that no matter what happens the 1080ti is going to be a bit hard to find for at least a few months after launch since so many people are looking forwards to it.
Right now I'm leaning more towards building a PC sooner using slightly older parts, both because I'll likely get more for my money, and the Skylake platform and 1070/1080 drivers are fairly mature at this point without being so old as to be obsolete.
My next question is what is the best CPU cooling setup that I can use in an FTZ-01 with the Asus Z170-I pro gaming if I want to have room for both a 3.5" hdd and an optical drive? I've seen several recommendations, but I've also noticed that some of them block the use of the HDD and ODD. Here's a preliminary parts list I've put together: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/4tcPJV
. Note that I've intentionally omitted the CPU cooler for now.
I would prefer a quieter system over absolute max performance, but that seems to be how just about everyone tends to build these types of systems anyways.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.Edited by gamer1000k - 10/5/16 at 11:28am