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post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Hey all, ive been out of the loop for a long time. I am going to buy myself a new computer for gaming and watching movies. I have about a 5k CDN budget so USD would be a bit under 5k.

The only thing i know for sure I want is the Asus PG279q monitor, and i really like the looks of the InWin 805 Infinity case but am not set on that if you can show me a case that looks sweet with a glass side.

Im going for top of the line or real close to it, semi colour matching to display in case, and at minimum an AIO Cooler for the CPU.

Thanks in advance for the help.
post #2 of 38
With that budget, opting for an all-in-one liquid cooling solution over a custom loop seems silly. If you want a clean interior, go with a custom loop. Otherwise I think you're just throwing money away. Perhaps I'm a bit biased against AIO coolers because I bought a Nepton 140XL after reading extremely positive reviews and it stopped cooling a month later.
post #3 of 38
With that kind of budget I'd go custom loop as well however if you want to build it yourself but are not comfortable with doing or learning to do a custom loop then your best option would probably be a Swiftech 320 X2 Prestige when they are back in stock. I'd say an EKWB Predator but the still seem to be having some QC issues.

I took 5 mins to through this together, I'm sure some of the parts could be changed (like mobo, memory and storage). Personally 32gb is more than enough and 500gb in raid 1 is probably enough as well. The mobo I'd cut in half and get a Hero or Gene or similar but with that kind of budget...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H320 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME EATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($449.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3333 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3333 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($313.81 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($313.81 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($196.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($724.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($724.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin 909 BLACK ATX Full Tower Case ($423.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 165Hz Monitor ($749.00 @ B&H)
Total: $4933.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-21 09:49 EDT-0400
post #4 of 38
The only AIO coolers i would consider good are the high end ones from EK or Swiftech

As for the PG279Q are you aware that they have some problems with back light bleed and other problems? its very hit or miss as some PG279Q´s are terrible while others are just fine
I bought a PG279 myself expecting it to be terrible and was ready to ship it back but i got really lucky and got one without any problems.

Edit: Genericuser1 a 1200 watt PSU is massive overkill for such a system and the Seasonic Platinum at $218 is a ripoff even if you needed that much wattage
A good 750-850 watt PSU could power that system and the Corsair RMx and the EVGA SuperNova G2/P2 are better newer and cheaper then the old Seasonic Platinum.
Edited by shilka - 7/21/16 at 6:56am
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post #5 of 38
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Thanks for the input guys, not to nit pick but that budget was CDN which means its more like around 4300 usd, and there is no cooling what so ever included in your list. granted that would be easy to change. I would be capable of making the loop i just havent done it and dont know what parts i need, and it seemed pretty expensive.

I have heard about the monitor bleed, and i am of the impression that the newer models arent suffering from it nearly as much. however the supplier ill be buying it from has a return policy for dead pixels and bleed through that ill spend the extra 45 on.

Is raid 1 really necessary? or would a m.2 500gb be a better option?
post #6 of 38
With that budget I would go with predator x34 even if it means going aircooled vs water.
post #7 of 38
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Thanks for the input guys, not to nit pick but that budget was CDN which means its more like around 4300 usd, and there is no cooling what so ever included in your list. granted that would be easy to change. I would be capable of making the loop i just havent done it and dont know what parts i need, and it seemed pretty expensive.

I have heard about the monitor bleed, and i am of the impression that the newer models arent suffering from it nearly as much. however the supplier ill be buying it from has a return policy for dead pixels and bleed through that ill spend the extra 45 on.

Is raid 1 really necessary? or would a m.2 500gb be a better option?
Get the M2 500GB. raid is not necessary.
I would avoid water cooling- since ur inexperienced and most AIO are not very reliable even a slight leak might kill most of ur expensive hardware.
Why not try getting into an ultrawide gaming monitor?
post #8 of 38
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With that budget, opting for an all-in-one liquid cooling solution over a custom loop seems silly.

I had the budget for a custom loop but chose not to due to the work involved. I'm not alone in that. But if you are willing, definitely go for it. If you go with an AIO, make sure it's a Swiftech X2 model.

Cooling aside, I would go with a nice well-built case like the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass, a case that can do it all and is built better than most $300+ cases. Or, if you want to go all out with water cooling, get a Mountain Mods or Case Labs case.

G.SKILL has some newer 4000+ MHz DDR4 kits on the way, you might want to consider one. I would still choose the i7 6700k for the unparalleled per-thread performance. A GTX 1080 is a no-brainer, and if you're going water cooling then get the MSI Sea Hawk with the EK block. If no water cooling, get the Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080.

As for PSU, I vote for Seasonic Platinum or Corsair AX/AXi series. Corsair's latest RM series and EVGA P2 are fantastic, but have capacitors on the cables which I'd rather not have to deal with (and if they break you're SOL). I prefer a PSU that performs in that league without needing them.

I'd also choose the Acer Predator XB271HU over the PG279Q. CallsignVega, a man who knows more about display tech than anyone in this thread and most people on this site, bought five PG279Qs and five XB271HUs. Also some other site tested a bunch of PG279Qs to see how many were defective. Long story short, the XB271HU has a better bezel design and lower chance of backlight bleed. It's the better choice. Acer customer service is at least slightly better than ASUS it seems too.

Samsung 850 or 950 SSDs all the way. And don't skimp on sound either!
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Here's what I would probably go with and I came in well under budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($439.97 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($206.25 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($90.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($425.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($879.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($253.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit ($134.99 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 165Hz Monitor ($1017.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard ($184.99 @ Canada Computers)
Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($92.98 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $4057.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-21 14:00 EDT-0400

If you don't want such a large heatsink, there's plenty of budget left for a custom loop. I considered going X99, but the performance gains in gaming don't really make it worth the investment. DX12 synthetic benchmarks had everyone excited to own 6-core processors, but we still need developers to implement and optimize the API in their games before we see a reason to start recommending 6-core processors for gaming builds. Until then an unlocked i5 or i7 will be enough. Intel really needs a new naming scheme for HEDT processors.
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Here's what I would probably go with and I came in well under budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($439.97 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($206.25 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($90.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($425.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($879.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case ($253.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit ($134.99 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 165Hz Monitor ($1017.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard ($184.99 @ Canada Computers)
Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($92.98 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $4057.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-21 14:00 EDT-0400

If you don't want such a large heatsink, there's plenty of budget left for a custom loop. I considered going X99, but the performance gains in gaming don't really make it worth the investment. DX12 synthetic benchmarks had everyone excited to own 6-core processors, but we still need developers to implement and optimize the API in their games before we see a reason to start recommending 6-core processors for gaming builds. Until then an unlocked i5 or i7 will be enough. Intel really needs a new naming scheme for HEDT processors.
Thats much better. Cooler might be too large if he doesn't wanna OC much.
To be honest CPU OCing doesn't bring much gains anymore. GPU Ocing is where the gains at.
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