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Hi all,

I don't have a lot experience is this and I would like to build a really good gaming PC to play all latest games on ultra(max) settings.

Can spend upto £1500.

This is what I have in mind:

CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
Wi-Fi Adapter:TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case:Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case

I have my hard drives so don't need to buy any of them, the main one is SSD.
Also I'll be using my sound card with this ASUS Xonar D2X Audio as well.

So questions:

1. I have 3 monitors which I'll be using but they have DVI/VGA ports only
so I guess I will need to buy 2 DVI to Display Port adapter. Won't these adapter low the picture quility by any chance?


2. How is the build? any advises? Any compatibility issues you can see?


3. The motherboard supports eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC) MHz, up to 128GB Max.
DOest it mean it doesn't support my 3200 RAM? or it does because higher speed is in the list( 3333 ) ?

Thanks for all your replies
post #2 of 63
Sory but the PSU you picked is not something you want and you need to spend a lot more on the PSU then that to get something decent.
Why you should not buy an EVGA SuperNova NEX750B (aka B1)

Also note that the RAM you picked might not work with the CPU you picked as its not a X99´s that can work with RAM faster then 2666 MHz.
So get some cheaper RAM and spend a lot more on the PSU.

Last the cooler you picked is not all that great either its okey but if you are going to overclock you want a better cooler.
You can also drop down to a 5820K instead as that will save you enough money for better cooler and PSU.
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1. I have 3 monitors which I'll be using but they have DVI/VGA ports only
so I guess I will need to buy 2 DVI to Display Port adapter. Won't these adapter low the picture quility by any chance?
no, i dont think so.

IMHO save up on the CPU architecture (4690k or 6600k), half the ram quantity and buy another 980 ti instead.
and get a better cpu cooler geez. the 212 needs to disappear from high-end gaming builds suggestions/lists
Quote:
3. The motherboard supports eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC) MHz, up to 128GB Max.
DOest it mean it doesn't support my 3200 RAM? or it does because higher speed is in the list( 3333 )
?
It's fine, there is a higher listed value, not a problem with skylake btw

edit: pls guys stahp repeating what i say, maybe quote me and add details or something
Edited by MadjinnSayan - 2/10/16 at 5:24am
 
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post #4 of 63
My two cents:

You don't need a 5930k or even a 5820k if the machine is just going to be used for gaming. Especially if you plan on overclocking the CPU.

For gaming, core frequency (speed) is king, not necessarily core count. You would be fine with a i5-6600k, i7-6700k, or even a i5-4690k or i7-4790k. Basically, you could get a cheaper motherboard, RAM and CPU by going with a different platform (Z97 or Z170) and spend the extra money on another graphics card. (two 980s instead of one 980ti? I dunno.)

I wouldn't bother with X99/5820k for gaming, it will probably overclock less, have less IPC and worse single thread compared to a Skylake i7.
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post #5 of 63
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Sory but the PSU you picked is not something you want and you need to spend a lot more on the PSU then that to get something decent.
Why you should not buy an EVGA SuperNova NEX750B (aka B1)

What do you mean? do I need to look for like 1000W one?
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

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Also note that the RAM you picked might not work with the CPU you picked as its not a X99´s that can work with RAM faster then 2666 MHz.
So get some cheaper RAM and spend a lot more on the PSU.
I'll double check, thanks a lot
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Last the cooler you picked is not all that great either its okey but if you are going to overclock you want a better cooler.
You can also drop down to a 5820K instead as that will save you enough money for better cooler and PSU.
is something like this Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler will be better?
post #6 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by rus4u View Post

Hi all,

I don't have a lot experience is this and I would like to build a really good gaming PC to play all latest games on ultra(max) settings.

Can spend upto £1500.

This is what I have in mind:

CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card
Wi-Fi Adapter:TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case:Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case

I have my hard drives so don't need to buy any of them, the main one is SSD.
Also I'll be using my sound card with this ASUS Xonar D2X Audio as well.

So questions:

1. I have 3 monitors which I'll be using but they have DVI/VGA ports only
so I guess I will need to buy 2 DVI to Display Port adapter. Won't these adapter low the picture quility by any chance?


2. How is the build? any advises? Any compatibility issues you can see?


3. The motherboard supports eight DDR4 DIMMs 2133/2200(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)/2666(OC)/2750(OC)/3000(OC)/3110(OC)/3333(OC) MHz, up to 128GB Max.
DOest it mean it doesn't support my 3200 RAM? or it does because higher speed is in the list( 3333 ) ?

Thanks for all your replies

You can play all the latest games at 1080p Ultra, and in some cases you might have a hard time keeping up above 60 fps. What you're asking for is a fools errand because you stated "all the latest games" and simply put, it's not going to happen for that budget.
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Originally Posted by MadjinnSayan View Post

no, i dont think so.

IMHO save up on the CPU architecture (4690k or 6600k), half the ram quantity and buy another 980 ti instead.
and get a better cpu cooler geez. the 212 needs to disappear from high-end gaming builds suggestions/lists

I don't think I can save up that much to be able to efford another £500 video card in any way. will think about another CPU cooler, thanks
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Originally Posted by rus4u View Post

I don't think I can save up that much to be able to efford another £500 video card in any way. will think about another CPU cooler, thanks

you really do need to get rid of that 212 cooler, look for NH-D14/15/15s
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The NEX PSU is terrible so if you already own it you should get rid of it.
You dont need more wattage you need better quality.
Edited by shilka - 2/10/16 at 7:17am
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post #10 of 63
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What do you mean? do I need to look for like 1000W one?
Maybe if you gonna do a sli of 980 ti/future GPUs
IMHO what he meant is : don't go cheap/bad on the PSU, that's the worst component to save on : if any problem happens, all your other components might get toasted too.
Quote:
is something like this Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler will be better?
oh no you pronounced the A I O word, GET COVER !!!
tl:dr not more performant/quiet/cost-effective.
 
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