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post #1 of 30
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Hello i will be building a new gaming rig and wanted your guys input. I will be looking for 1440p @ 96-120hz gaming


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($434.46)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste ($13.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($0.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($153.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($36.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.63 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.63 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($250.00)
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($250.00)
Keyboard: Corsair K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($122.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2323.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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post #2 of 30
First off i think you posted this in the wrong section so ask a mod to move it.

If i can give my input i would say get a better CPU cooler something like the Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S are much better and more quiet.

Next take a look at the cases Phanteks has as you might like the Luxe more then that Corsar case and you get more case for the same amount of money.
If you are going to add more fans you should think about adding some better ones as those Corsair fans are not all that great, they are not bad but there are much better fans out there.

Last the PSU is overkill if you are not going to add more video cards.
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post #3 of 30
Look at these RAM kits if you want better RAM latency. Only 10$ more for a much better latency.
Doubt they'll give much of a difference in gaming, might help in other workloads. Up to you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232225&cm_re=ripjaws_v-_-20-232-225-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232229&cm_re=ripjaws_v-_-20-232-229-_-Product
 
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post #4 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

First off i think you posted this in the wrong section so ask a mod to move it.

If i can give my input i would say get a better CPU cooler something like the Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S are much better and more quiet.

Next take a look at the cases Phanteks has as you might like the Luxe more then that Corsar case and you get more case for the same amount of money.
If you are going to add more fans you should think about adding some better ones as those Corsair fans are not all that great, they are not bad but there are much better fans out there.

Last the PSU is overkill if you are not going to add more video cards.

Awesome great input, Love the luxe and i didnt even know about that company - sold

I have changed the PSU to 650W (i know i can go lower, i will if i need to cut the budget down a smidgen)

For the CPU cooler if i am going to spend 60-80 how about a NH D14? Or do you like the NU12 and NU14 better?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodcore View Post

Look at these RAM kits if you want better RAM latency. Only 10$ more for a much better latency.
Doubt they'll give much of a difference in gaming, might help in other workloads. Up to you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232225&cm_re=ripjaws_v-_-20-232-225-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232229&cm_re=ripjaws_v-_-20-232-229-_-Product

Awesome thank you definitively a great recommendation


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($434.46)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($0.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($153.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($36.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($250.00)
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($250.00)
Keyboard: Corsair K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($122.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2346.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Edited by inchy97 - 2/4/16 at 4:52pm
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post #5 of 30
It lookes like you picked in the EVGA NEX in that case you made a mistake, you dont want the NEX aka G1 you want a G2
Why you should not buy an EVGA SuperNova NEX650G/750G (aka G1)

And the NH-U14S is more then enough unless you plan on pushing your overclock as far as it can go, if you are then look at the NH-D15 which has replaced the NH-D14.

Last you should replace the Corsair fans with Noctua NF-A14 FLX fans instead as they are much better fans.
Also note that the Luxe comes with a front mounted 200mm fans which you really should replace as its pretty much useless.

Edit: if you are going to play games in 1440P why not get one big good monitor instead of two smaller and cheaper ones?
The ones you have picked are 60 Hz so why not drop those and move to the Asus PG279Q which is a 165 Hz monitor?
Edited by shilka - 2/5/16 at 2:54am
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post #6 of 30
My take :

-take a look at SilentPCReview's test and choose any heatsink you find appropriate

-a corsair BX200 might be better than the samsung

-do NOT buy a seagate HDD or a toshiba one, and get a bigger one

-make sure to compare all aftermarket cooler solutions available for purchase (noise and temps are very important, try finding reviews testing VRM temps)

-maybe buy a bigger PSU if you plan to add another card, can't comment on quality of the ones mentionned above,

-think twice before buying a keyboard that expensive

-imo there may be better case fans (look at my review of the TY-147, read SPCR tests : Dba values don't tell the whole story, some fans like the af-140 have parasite sounds at certain speeds

Edit here : are most of TPU links:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_980_Ti_Amp_Extreme/22.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GTX_980_Ti_G1_Gaming/29.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_980_Ti_STRIX_Gaming/29.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Gaming/29.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_980_Ti_SC_Plus/29.html
Edited by MadjinnSayan - 2/5/16 at 3:25am
 
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post #7 of 30
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Here is the updated parts list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($434.46)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($0.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($250.00)
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($250.00)
Keyboard: Corsair K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($122.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2318.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

It lookes like you picked in the EVGA NEX in that case you made a mistake, you dont want the NEX aka G1 you want a G2
Why you should not buy an EVGA SuperNova NEX650G/750G (aka G1)

Great review, I did not know that and i have swapped to the G2
Quote:
Last you should replace the Corsair fans with Noctua NF-A14 FLX fans instead as they are much better fans.
Also note that the Luxe comes with a front mounted 200mm fans which you really should replace as its pretty much useless.

Would it be worth the cost of 80 bucks to replace the front 200 with 2 140s and replace the back and top 140?
Quote:
Edit: if you are going to play games in 1440P why not get one big good monitor instead of two smaller and cheaper ones?
The ones you have picked are 60 Hz so why not drop those and move to the Asus PG279Q which is a 165 Hz monitor?

The Qnix are the best bang for the buck for a entry level ips panel. The reason I have picked them is because they are overclockable up to 120 hz. I would much rather have 2 screens than just a single monitor



Quote:
-take a look at SilentPCReview's test and choose any heatsink you find appropriate

I think i am going to go with the Noctua NH-U14S
Quote:
-a corsair BX200 might be better than the samsung

I have enjoyed Samsung's reliability in the past so I am going to stick with the 850 evo
Quote:
-do NOT buy a seagate HDD or a toshiba one, and get a bigger one

Oh wow, thank you for telling me this!
Quote:
-maybe buy a bigger PSU if you plan to add another card, can't comment on quality of the ones mentionned above,

Nope decreased the PSU size as SLI is not an option in the future (would rather only deal with one card)
Quote:
-think twice before buying a keyboard that expensive

This build is for a friend and I own a K70 and I love it greatly - Mechs for life
Quote:
-imo there may be better case fans (look at my review of the TY-147, read SPCR tests : Dba values don't tell the whole story, some fans like the af-140 have parasite sounds at certain speeds

Yup I removed them, I am not sure if the fan investment is worth the cost


- Thank you both on the great recommendations and suggestions so far
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post #8 of 30
Ok, what about the GPU ? take your time in order to choose the best offer for you, evaluate what noise pressure you can sustain based on your current GPU (compare on the same website, Techpowerup is good), also take account of the bundle included with the card as well as the potential games/coupons/offers that may be sold.

You may also want to consider the 21:9 and/or 120-160 hz offers for 1080, 1440 and 4K monitors including ULMB

Concerning the fans, wait before ordering anything, first test out the noise of the 200mm (may likely be unbearable if the model is the same as the one is my enthoo pro), then see what you can do, the Noctua fans are good but expensive, IMO there are better options out there, please read my review of the TY-147, the listed fans tested in the review link also include the Noctuas. You can also compare these values with the ones in the 140mm fans roundups on SPCR.

edit: i knew you were ordering Qnix but i thought these were non-ocable versions, are you sure you will attein 120hz ?
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post #9 of 30
Is your K70 keyboard an RGB version? My original K70 is in the closet after nearly all of the backlighting failed within a year or so of purchase. My RGB K70 is doing great after maybe 8 months or so from purchase. The backlighting in the 2 keyboards is made differently.
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If you dont mind spending the money i think you should replace all of the fans in the Luxe.
I went with five Noctua NF-A14 FLX fans myself.

This is my own system and how it looks now.
Just note that the LED is an extra and not something that comes with the case so you are going to have to but that one one the side if you want it.



If you dont want to replace all of the fans you should just remove the front 200mm fan and move it to the top of the case and then get two 140mm fans for the front.
The 200mm fan in the front is terrible.
Edited by shilka - 2/5/16 at 6:35am
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