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Hey guys! So I'm struggling for some inspiration on what components to get for my skylake build so I'm turning to you guys to help out, some ground rules, must have 6700K and gtx 980 ti, I already have storage needs sorted, I will be using this for everyday use and 1080p gaming, I already have the case I'm using as well which is atx.

Thanks
post #2 of 8
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($651.56 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($126.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1593.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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post #3 of 8
The Seasonic Platinum is way overpriced and the Corsair RMx and EVGA SuperNova G2 are both better and cheaper.
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post #4 of 8
For the motherboard I'd go with an MSI Gaming M7, and Corsair or Gskill for the RAM. Go with RAM clocked at 3000mhz or 3200mhz, as those seem to be the sweet spot frequencies for DDR4.
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a 980 ti isnt going to be fully used at 1080...whats the monitor size?
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post #6 of 8
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Pontiac I don't mean to be rude but that's not what I'm asking, thanks
post #7 of 8
I mean if the screen size is around 24" you can use dsr and play at 1440.

A build could be like this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TtbKYJ
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/27/16 at 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

I mean if the screen size is around 24" you can use dsr and play at 1440.

A build could be like this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TtbKYJ
Did you consider he could be playing at 144hz? 144FPS at 1080p even on a 980Ti is not easy to push on recent games maxed out.
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Intel Core i5-8600k @ 4.8Ghz ASRock Z370 Gaming K6 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3000 
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Western Digital Blue M.2 500GB Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM Corsair H100i V2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
BitFenix Spectre 120MM BitFenix Spectre 120MM Corsair ML120 Corsair ML120 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Education 64-bit Dell S2417DG Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Brown  EVGA SuperNova GS 550W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Thermaltake Versa H34 Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Corsair MM300 Extended Sennheiser HD 598 
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Creative Sound Blaster Z Blue Microphones - Snowball (Brushed Aluminum) ASUS PCE-AC56 (AC1300) 
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Intel Core i5-8600k @ 4.8Ghz ASRock Z370 Gaming K6 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Western Digital Blue M.2 500GB Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM Corsair H100i V2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
BitFenix Spectre 120MM BitFenix Spectre 120MM Corsair ML120 Corsair ML120 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Education 64-bit Dell S2417DG Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Brown  EVGA SuperNova GS 550W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Thermaltake Versa H34 Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Corsair MM300 Extended Sennheiser HD 598 
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