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I wasn't aware this was possible, I will have to try that! Thanks!

No problem ^^
post #22 of 65
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Ok,

So I did some thinking and here is what I'd call my ideal build. Nothing set in stone at this point... I know I could get by with a 6600k and a gtx 970. I'm certainly not sold on the RAM or this specific mobo either. I'd like to go big this time with my build, I made some choices last time and although my current rig has been great I've certainly wished I'd done some things differently (i7 for instance).

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ckk2dC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ckk2dC/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1144.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-06 19:07 EST-0500


I'm open to suggestions! Thanks!
post #23 of 65
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Any advice guys?
post #24 of 65
3200 MHz RAM is a waste of money its not going to be better or faster then slower RAM is so its money right out the window.
3200 MHz might not even work.
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post #25 of 65
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3200 MHz RAM is a waste of money its not going to be better or faster then slower RAM is so its money right out the window.
3200 MHz might not even work.

It seems I'm getting mixed reviews on RAM speed. Certainly could save me $30 or so if went with the native speed.

Any other thoughts on the build?
post #26 of 65
I'm not sure the GTX 980 is a great value for the money.

For that kind of money you might even be able to buy 2x 290s and Crossfire them. You'll need a more powerful power supply, but that will blow the 980 away in performance.
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It seems I'm getting mixed reviews on RAM speed. Certainly could save me $30 or so if went with the native speed.

Any other thoughts on the build?

On one hand, shilka does have a point. The ability of the RAM to reach 3200 MHz will depend heavily on the quality of the MCH of the CPU. Not all controllers can do it. Your luck with the silicon lottery and the quality of the motherboard's BIOS are the driving factors here.

On the other hand, there is a small penalty (1-3%) in minimum frame rates for games with slower RAM though. It's especially visible in CPU bottlenecked games. To be honest, I'd just stick with the 3200 MHz DDR4 and go with it. G.Skill is usually great RAM for the money. It's not worth saving $30 for 2133 - if it doesn't work, I'd just go to 3000 or 2800 or whatever works best for you.
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I'm not sure the GTX 980 is a great value for the money.
They aren't really.
@ 1500Mhz I can run 1440p/ no AA and rarely dip below 60.

They are GREAT cards but they need to be about $50-75 cheaper IMO.
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post #28 of 65
if you want a card more or less as fast as a 980, get this for 355
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127873
Edited by PontiacGTX - 11/11/15 at 9:04am
post #29 of 65
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if you want a card more or less as fast as a 980, get this for 355
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127873

That card would certainly provide some savings. I'm still on the fence, I've been looking at 970's and 980's mostly but I suppose I'd be open to moving from nVidia. From some of the benchmarks I've looked at this card doesn't quite compete with the 980 but I'd say it certainly provides a better value.
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They aren't really.
@ 1500Mhz I can run 1440p/ no AA and rarely dip below 60.

They are GREAT cards but they need to be about $50-75 cheaper IMO.

Agreed, they are certainly pricy even with promotions. I'm still on the fence, the 970 seems to be the better bang for your buck so to speak and there are other card options as well.
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Originally Posted by CrazyElf View Post

I'm not sure the GTX 980 is a great value for the money.

For that kind of money you might even be able to buy 2x 290s and Crossfire them. You'll need a more powerful power supply, but that will blow the 980 away in performance.
On one hand, shilka does have a point. The ability of the RAM to reach 3200 MHz will depend heavily on the quality of the MCH of the CPU. Not all controllers can do it. Your luck with the silicon lottery and the quality of the motherboard's BIOS are the driving factors here.

On the other hand, there is a small penalty (1-3%) in minimum frame rates for games with slower RAM though. It's especially visible in CPU bottlenecked games. To be honest, I'd just stick with the 3200 MHz DDR4 and go with it. G.Skill is usually great RAM for the money. It's not worth saving $30 for 2133 - if it doesn't work, I'd just go to 3000 or 2800 or whatever works best for you.

I'm not too excited about running 2 GPU's. I think I've got the HP with 850 watts, just don't care for the noise, heat and potential support issues.

On the RAM, it appears people have been having luck with 3200 RAM and the board I'm considering. If nothing else, I can run it at the slower speed and it will last forever smile.gif
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That card would certainly provide some savings. I'm still on the fence, I've been looking at 970's and 980's mostly but I suppose I'd be open to moving from nVidia. From some of the benchmarks I've looked at this card doesn't quite compete with the 980 but I'd say it certainly provides a better value.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Lightning.html
in average it competes with the 980.

evne a r9 290 is agood place holder if you cna upgrade next year instead buying a 650usd card
Edited by PontiacGTX - 11/12/15 at 10:07am
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