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Hi all!

As the title says, it's been a while, but I'm planning to retire my last build for something light years ahead biggrin.gif

This is what I've got so far - I'm going ATX with the cooltek W2, but am struggling with the motherboard a bit. I like the look of the MSI G43 - because it doesn't limit me to a red build, but I'm not sure if it really cuts it compared to some of the other boards. I'd like a decent overclock, sound and networking. I'm sure that comes as standard nowdays, but I'm just a bit lost. Red isn't the end of the world colour wise though, as I'll probably end up going for an MSI gaming x further down the road (although I could go black and white with an Armor board and buy a back plate)

Other than that I've gone for 2666 hyperx memory out of not much more than ignorance - I'm under the impression it doesn't make much odds - and the cheapest modular gold psu I could find without colours that will clash in a build.

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI Plus / G45 / G45 Gaming / Gaming M5 - around £120 - £140
CPU: i5 6600k - £209
RAM: HyperX Fury 16 gig (4x4) - £75
Cooler: Cryorig H7 or BeQuiet Darkrock 3 - about £50
Case:Cooltek W2 -£130
PSU: Corsair RM650x -£83

So what do people think? Am I on the right lines? Wasting money anywhere? I'm also going to use a Sandisk 240gig ssd plus I've got knocking about as the boot drive - would I see significant gains upgrading to an NVMe samsung drive?

Any help will be much appreciated, will probably drain my wallet tomorrow and start a build guide shortly after!

Thanks,

Nick
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Looks all good to me and no you won't see much real world performance with an NVMe. This is a well rounded build, NVMe is still in the enthusiast price range so not really worth it at this point. Going to couple all that with a 1060?
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Will be one heck of an upgrade!

My father went from Q6600/GT440 to 5820K/980TI Hybrid. He's happy.
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thanks guys,

have made a few changes though - think i've decided to go for the Asus z170 pro (not a, and not pro gaming). its a shame that amazon don't seem to be doing the 'free doom' deal (and i can't find anyone here in the uk who is for similar money), otherwise it would've be a steal at not much more than the MSI carbon (basically the two boards i settled on). prefer the look of the carbon, but get the feeling the asus is the better of the two.

also going to swap up the corsair for a super flow leadex 650 for the same price.

and yeah, had pretty much decided against the m.2 slot - it was just to annoy a friend who has made a build and bought a cheap 2nd hand one biggrin.gif

probably going to stick in a second hand 970 until the prices of the 1070s become less ridiculous. i don't really want to encourage that pricing. that and i've a 1080p monitor. i'll probably bite the bullet when i go to 1440

nick
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yeah thanks kommanche, i'm not sure why i didn't update that too, someone else mentioned the same thing to me yesterday. i had just previously assumed that quad channel was worth it, but i guess not at the expense of expandability!

and yeah, that m.2 is probably still a bit pricey.

and green. i swear i've been developing ocd doing this the last few days.

- next hurdle is that neither amazon nor overclockers.net stock the H7 cooler that I wanted mad.gif think it looks better than the dark rock tbh

........ god i should just get on with it!

nick
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Quote:

pm951(950 Evo) is pretty slow for a PCIE SSD, OP would better off getting a smaller SM951/961 as boot drive and get a cheap & large SATA SSD for game storage.
Edited by sherlock - 7/20/16 at 6:04am
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yeah thanks kommanche, i'm not sure why i didn't update that too, someone else mentioned the same thing to me yesterday. i had just previously assumed that quad channel was worth it, but i guess not at the expense of expandability!

and yeah, that m.2 is probably still a bit pricey.

and green. i swear i've been developing ocd doing this the last few days.

- next hurdle is that neither amazon nor overclockers.net stock the H7 cooler that I wanted mad.gif think it looks better than the dark rock tbh

........ god i should just get on with it!

nick
Skylake doesn't support quad channel, so there's nothing there to be worth it. You have to jump to something like Haswell-E or Broadwell-E to get quad channel support.
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Will be one heck of an upgrade!

My father went from Q6600/GT440 to 5820K/980TI Hybrid. He's happy.
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pm951(950 Evo) is pretty slow for a PCIE SSD, OP would better off getting a smaller SM951/961 as boot drive and get a cheap & large SATA SSD for game storage.

I disagree with this. Whilst the sequentials are lower, the Random 4K Reads and IOPS are almost the same but at a much lower price.

Random 4K Read is much more important for general desktop speed.
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