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Hello Everyone,

I am finally making the investment of getting my first custom rig.

My PC uses include the following:

-Gaming (All the top tier games, Starcraft, all mobas, Diablo 3, basically everything)
-Architecture Modeling (Sketchup, Rhino, 3DSmax)
-Architecture Rendering via Vray
-Post Processing visualizations (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign)

The main focus of the build is gaming but just to keep in mind the use of architectural software as well.

Color Theme: White & Blue (subject to change)

The current budget is set at $2000 but is somewhat flexible, as I am trying to get a build that has longevity and room to upgrade.

"The absolute MAX build for right now is $2500 all in"--note that the build below includes Corsair case fans that i will be getting at a later date.

The setup I am looking for is a dual monitor build, but used primarily for multi-tasking and gaming to be on one monitor for the time being, until further upgrades with a 980ti sli.

I do plan to be overclocking the machine so do also keep that in mind.

My current build can be seen at the link below:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zpcbP6


If you have any recommendations on maybe to lower the build from $2500 down to $2000 without sacrificing quality please let me know. I did try to include as much as i could in the build above even down to all the small little things such as good thermal paste and additional aftermarket cables.

I do tend to keep all the parts within 1-2 different manufacturers but not necessarily needed.

The only real must have in the build is a 980ti since i plan to run a 980ti sli in the future but not for now.

Thanks for taking the time to look into the build and look forward to seeing the responses!
post #2 of 7
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ks6rbv

Fixed it.

You do not need an OS. I can not tell you why, but I am sure you can figure it out.

Also that asus monitor is cool for like a week. Then you notice the quality of the panel is not all that great. The few monitors that I would truly recommend with 144hz would all bring your build slightly above budget.

The one I went with is a nice 1440p monitor with IPS and decent response times.

I also went with a better case, choose a motherboard that has the wifi built in, and took out the fans because you will not need them.
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Yeah, for rendering the 6-core is a much better buy. The RM series power supply is not very well liked either (I'm working on replacing mine) I think the EVGA is a better bet.
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Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU
EVGA SuperNova G2 is both better and cheaper so stay away from the Corsair RM.

And else you have there made and sold by Corsair is way overrated overhyped and overpriced so forget the case/fans/cooler, the RAM is about the only Corsair thing i would keep.
Edited by shilka - 9/16/15 at 2:07am
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I recently switched the build from the 850RM to the 860 Platinum which i believe gets decent ratings and is fairly comparable to the Supernove G2 but the price differential is roughly 20-30%.

What would you recommend i replace the corsair components in the build to aside from the RAM that you mentioned to keep?
Edited by FLAkiller - 9/16/15 at 9:39am
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Originally Posted by FLAkiller View Post

I recently switched the build from the 850RM to the 860 Platinum which i believe gets decent ratings and is fairly comparable to the Supernove G2 but the price differential is roughly 20-30%.

What would you recommend i replace the corsair components in the build to aside from the RAM that you mentioned to keep?

I recommend changing the memory to at least 3000MHz memory, it doesn't cost that much more and greatly helps improve Skylake's performance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231822

You also don't need Thermal Paste if you are going with a Corsair AIO Cooler, it comes pre-applied and is pretty decent. If you do want to get aftermarket stuff, I recommend Prolimatech PK-3:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K62VX6928

It's some of the best TIM on the market.

There's nothing special about the Intel 730 Series SSD, I would replace it with a Crucial MX200:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX2KW5665

The MX200 has better write speeds and IOPs.

That 980 Ti you are getting is way expensive for what it is, I would replace it with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500379R

I would also replace the H105 with the H100i GTX which performs much better for practically the same amount of money:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SV7IEJI/?tag=pcpapi-20
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 9/18/15 at 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU
EVGA SuperNova G2 is both better and cheaper so stay away from the Corsair RM.

And else you have there made and sold by Corsair is way overrated overhyped and overpriced so forget the case/fans/cooler, the RAM is about the only Corsair thing i would keep.


Case? cant be overpriced it a case... Design choice like a porshe... And for the cooler they are not overpriced considering all aio are in the same price range tongue.gif


But for the rest yea. Except fan... Would ask anyone to put is finger in a corsair fan at full blast those thing have torque



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