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Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

You can get a G-Sync capable monitor for a relatively small amount more, and if you're wanting to be as current as possible, there' s no reason (other than a few bucks) not to go with Skylake.


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CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card ($719.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($90.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($392.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1903.40
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The monitor he chose is GSync, and honestly I dont feel there is a need to go skylake at the moment until he wants to surpass x3 980 Ti's, and since he is starting off with 1, the future two will come with time when he would even be thinking about getting the upgraded motherboard and cpu then.
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The Cougar fans contsantly go on sale on Newegg and they are just about the best you can get in the price range (sale prices...from $5ea non led....$11ea led...I know 6 buck for led...lol) of those Apevias you linked. In terms of recommended fans here on OCN...you'll most like get suggestions in the 18-25 a piece range including vardas and ofc noctuas
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The monitor he chose is GSync, and honestly I dont feel there is a need to go skylake at the moment until he wants to surpass x3 980 Ti's, and since he is starting off with 1, the future two will come with time when he would even be thinking about getting the upgraded motherboard and cpu then.

Yes, the monitor I have chosen is gsync capable.

I am going to go ahead and say I'm going with the two 980 Ti's.
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The Cougar fans contsantly go on sale on Newegg and they are just about the best you can get in the price range (sale prices...from $5ea non led....$11ea led...I know 6 buck for led...lol) of those Apevias you linked. In terms of recommended fans here on OCN...you'll most like get suggestions in the 18-25 a piece range including vardas and ofc noctuas

I normally leave case fans up to the buyer. Fans can be just as much a preference thing than choosing a case. Im assuming the OP wants green lights. Why not just get this and save a few bucks...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0AJ3EH9320

This build would be fine for x2 980 Ti's. And then once you start thinking about getting 3 980 Tis, then thats when you might want to start thinking about more power, or just upgrading to a new mobo/cpu at that time and upgrade to a more modern card of that time (given this is a couple years in the future)
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I normally leave case fans up to the buyer. Fans can be just as much a preference thing than choosing a case. Im assuming the OP wants green lights. Why not just get this and save a few bucks...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0AJ3EH9320

This build would be fine for x2 980 Ti's. And then once you start thinking about getting 3 980 Tis, then thats when you might want to start thinking about more power, or just upgrading to a new mobo/cpu at that time and upgrade to a more modern card of that time (given this is a couple years in the future)

You assume correctly, green theme going on here. I'm sceptical on tihs case holding two 980s though, need to do a little research I think.
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You assume correctly, green theme going on here. I'm sceptical on tihs case holding two 980s though, need to do a little research I think.

For that exact price range then, i would choose this personally because its a larger case, about 3 inches taller and bigger in every aspect. Given you have size and like the design, this may be better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854018
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The monitor he chose is GSync, and honestly I dont feel there is a need to go skylake at the moment until he wants to surpass x3 980 Ti's, and since he is starting off with 1, the future two will come with time when he would even be thinking about getting the upgraded motherboard and cpu then.
Ah, I wasn't familiar with that particular model.

The argument of Skylake vs Haswell really shouldn't even be an argument unless you're trying to stick to a very hard budget IMO.
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Ah, I wasn't familiar with that particular model.

The argument of Skylake vs Haswell really shouldn't even be an argument unless you're trying to stick to a very hard budget IMO.

Im not saying the Haswell is better than the Skylake by any means, Im just saying, since he will mainly be gaiming he might be better off just saving the extra $200 for that upgrade and put it towards his next 980 Ti.
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Im not saying the Haswell is better than the Skylake by any means, Im just saying, since he will mainly be gaiming he might be better off just saving the extra $200 for that upgrade and put it towards his next 980 Ti.
$200?
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Im not saying the Haswell is better than the Skylake by any means, Im just saying, since he will mainly be gaiming he might be better off just saving the extra $200 for that upgrade and put it towards his next 980 Ti.

I would rather save that, if it's not needed.
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