Im a big AMD fan, but i care more for whats gonna give me the best bang for my buck. Hopefully AMD's new cards will come out at a great price point. If the 390/390x is sub $550 (what the 980's are going for) ill end up going with them based solely off the leaked benches and specs. AMD is the king of price/performance in my eyes since the 7000's series.
Hopefully the cards are no longer than 267mm. If they are longer than 250mm i can fit them in the case and just run some tubing in front of the cards instead of behind the psu as planned. If thats the case ill be using rigid tubing to make it look better and ill probably try to run the tubing in a parallel config so all the tubing looks like a solid connection of tubing running through the front of the case.
Its all rumors though so you never know. Ive decided on most of the parts now for the main part of the system to be built soon.
CPU: I7-4790 (wont have room to overclock anyways, might as well get the non-k part and save ~$40)
Mobo: Asrock Fatality Z97m Killer
Ram: 2 Options:
1) Avexir white led 2x4gb 1600mhz
2) G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4gb 2133mHz
Case: Evga Hadron Hydro (obviously)
New PSU: Silverstone SX600G
Storage: 256GB SSD (Not decided on brand, will go with whats on sale and has good performance)
*Storage2: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" HDD (If i have the room in the case, still fooling around with sketch-up to find positions. If needed I have a 1tb external drive i could use)
Watercooling and GPU's in the spring (early March 2015)
GPU('s): GTX970's SLI or R9-390x/380x (Depending on TDP, card length, and cost)
GPU Block('s): EK Nickel compatible blocks preferably.
CPU Block: EK-Supremecy EVO Nickel
Radiator Top: Alphacool UT45 240 Radiator
Radiator bottom: Black Ice Nemesis GT Stealth 240 Radiator
Pump/Res combo: Alphacool DC-LT ceramic
Tubing: Primochill PETG 1/2'' Clear rigid tubing (with primochill hardline compression fittings)
LED: Neopixel LED strip (Multicolor and programmable, undecided)
Fans: 3x Scythe slipstreams (2 for bottom rad, 1 for front panel)
This will run me over my budget by ~$200 if im using the GTX970's, but I can make room for a sexy build
Just wish i could make the extra room to go X99. If I decide to go the AMD route then the build will use 1 gpu at start and a second will be added during the summer when my summer job starts back up.Edited by ChainedHope - 12/9/14 at 9:25pm