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WOW, so much great input. thanks everyone! I will make sure to give reps all around!

Based on everything I have gathered, I pretty much have to go the 980ti route if I want 4k. And knowing me, its going to happen sooner rather than later. I will go ahead and buy this monster of a GPU!.
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Originally Posted by bratas View Post

Since you already have the SSD just discount it. Based on your initial case selection it sounds like you really are after a near silent PC too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99) If your near a Microcenter, otherwise Amazon it.
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($193.49) Newegg
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX200 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($174.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon) My recommendation if your gonna jump up to a 980ti, swap the fan with one of the NF-P12's and gets you a really good OC near silent instead of a leaf blower when it starts to crank up.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) I have a similar taste, am looking at Lian-Li PC-B16 for myself. Fan swaps should help with airflow and lower dbA.
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($16.75 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($93.75 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan ($19.45 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan ($19.45 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Fan ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Fan ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2024.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-14 23:05 EDT-0400

I really like this build!! I do have a Microcenter not too far, its a drive but most likely worth it to save on the CPU. I will most likely go with this with a small possible modification (see question below)

One question, why a WCed 980ti? As much as I was as silent as possible, I am not a big fan of WCing. If When the pump dies in X years, (and AFAIK, it could be 10+, but its not a matter of if, but a matter of when) its more hassle to fix/replace/get the thing operational again, than if just a fan dies on a non-WCed gpu.
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I wouldn't get a GS PSU
EVGA G2/P2 are the better ones.
I'd also get a G1 gaming. +$75ish for a cheap CLC?
Custom loop or air.
Just an opinion... smile.gif

A $2000 rig warrants an under rated PSU with good ripple suppression and CLCs are ugly.
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WOW, so much great input. thanks everyone! I will make sure to give reps all around!

Based on everything I have gathered, I pretty much have to go the 980ti route if I want 4k. And knowing me, its going to happen sooner rather than later. I will go ahead and buy this monster of a GPU!.
I really like this build!! I do have a Microcenter not too far, its a drive but most likely worth it to save on the CPU. I will most likely go with this with a small possible modification (see question below)

One question, why a WCed 980ti? As much as I was as silent as possible, I am not a big fan of WCing. If When the pump dies in X years, (and AFAIK, it could be 10+, but its not a matter of if, but a matter of when) its more hassle to fix/replace/get the thing operational again, than if just a fan dies on a non-WCed gpu.

you should read this thread. http://www.overclock.net/t/1558890/youtube-evga-gtx-980-ti-hybrid-review-updated This is an All-in-one sealed unit and has a lot less of a chance of failures/leaks vs a custom loop. Similar to a Corsair H100 and variants. That doesn't mean you could have failures, just lowers the risk. Also EVGA warranty has always been top notch with anything I have ever had to deal with. Regardless there is some risk of failure, however I think the reward vs risk heavily favors the reward side in this case. I was debating the same thing but knowing how just my current GTX 570's sound when under load, I would much prefer having the excellent performance near silent. The other thing you need to consider is this is a hybrid solution of theirs. So the GPU fan will still spin up to cool the VRAM. One of the major drawbacks of why I haven't gone to a custom loop is the semi-annual maintenance. I am busy enough as it is, let alone to have to worry about tearing my system all the way down in order to clean a custom loop. From the research I have seen you can't tear the Hybrid or any AIO apart.

EDIT
Also you could go with the NH-D15 instead of the D14. The D15 should give you a little better perfomance but I think it will be about 5 dbA louder.

Thermal paste is another thing that will help you get a better OC. The paste that comes with the Noctua's is pretty good. My current build I have Indigo Xtreme (probably wont do with again), which is the best TIM outside of Liquid Metal. I plan my next builds using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.
Edited by bratas - 10/15/15 at 12:05pm
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I wouldn't get a GS PSU
EVGA G2/P2 are the better ones.
I'd also get a G1 gaming. +$75ish for a cheap CLC?
Custom loop or air.
Just an opinion... smile.gif

A $2000 rig warrants an under rated PSU with good ripple suppression and CLCs are ugly.

Yeah I thought I had the P2 selected, good catch. Although I also lean towards the Corsair AXi series as well.
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Build is looking pretty good to me.
    
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Originally Posted by bratas View Post

you should read this thread. http://www.overclock.net/t/1558890/youtube-evga-gtx-980-ti-hybrid-review-updated This is an All-in-one sealed unit and has a lot less of a chance of failures/leaks vs a custom loop. Similar to a Corsair H100 and variants. That doesn't mean you could have failures, just lowers the risk. Also EVGA warranty has always been top notch with anything I have ever had to deal with. Regardless there is some risk of failure, however I think the reward vs risk heavily favors the reward side in this case. I was debating the same thing but knowing how just my current GTX 570's sound when under load, I would much prefer having the excellent performance near silent. The other thing you need to consider is this is a hybrid solution of theirs. So the GPU fan will still spin up to cool the VRAM. One of the major drawbacks of why I haven't gone to a custom loop is the semi-annual maintenance. I am busy enough as it is, let alone to have to worry about tearing my system all the way down in order to clean a custom loop. From the research I have seen you can't tear the Hybrid or any AIO apart.

EDIT
Also you could go with the NH-D15 instead of the D14. The D15 should give you a little better perfomance but I think it will be about 5 dbA louder.

Thermal paste is another thing that will help you get a better OC. The paste that comes with the Noctua's is pretty good. My current build I have Indigo Xtreme (probably wont do with again), which is the best TIM outside of Liquid Metal. I plan my next builds using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.

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Originally Posted by bratas View Post

Yeah I thought I had the P2 selected, good catch. Although I also lean towards the Corsair AXi series as well.

I swapped the PSU to a P2 one. A little more expensive but money well spent. Made a few changes, but this is what I'm going with (more or less):

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($340.00 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($92.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX200 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $150.00)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar NAS 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($16.75 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Fan ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Fan ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2007.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-15 21:39 EDT-0400

- I took out Windows 10. I will try to use the license from my laptop that I no longer use Windows on. Worse case scenario, I just buy it.
- Went with the Gigabyte board. As I mentioned in the OP, I am a big fan. Newegg also gives you a 8GB DDR4 ram stick free which is nice. I won't use it, but good for a backup.
- Put in the D15
- Bratas, thanks for the explaniation on the AIO on the 980ti. You swayed me in that direction and I'll go for it! Ill put on the two 120mm fans on it. I believe I have some silent GEID fans laying around that I can use instead on the case. Save me a little money.

Ill think on it for another day or two, and pull the trigger over the weekend. Next up, the build log!
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