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post #1 of 32
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Hello all
I have decided to byte the bullet(pun intended)and put together a gaming/over-clocking rig that I have wanted to do for a long time.
The budget I am working with is $10,000 CDN before taxes.I figure if I am going to spend that kind of money I really should ask help of those who know a lot more than I do about some of the new hardware out there.
I have put together a parts list it is not a final list but it should give a good idea on what I am after.
If this is right spot to ask some questions and get some good advice I can post a pcpartpicker link.
post #2 of 32
As happy as I would be to tell you how you should spend your money, I'm going to need a little bit more information than that. I could recommend SLI GTX 1080s, but that would be a complete waste if you're only gaming at 1080p. It would help if you told us the resolution at which you intend to game. The consensus seems to be 1440p is the new sweet spot and is definitely doable with your budget. If you have your heart set on 4K, I'm sure that could be accomplished with your budget as well.

Does the budget include everything: main components and peripherals? Does it include a desk and chair? Does it include networking gear (modem, router, ethernet cable(s))?

I could just slap together a parts list of everything I would buy, but then it would more accurately reflect my needs instead of yours.
post #3 of 32
The more info you can give us about what you want and is going to use your new machine for the easier it is for us to help you
Do you have keyboard mouse audio and monitor already or do you need those as well? are you going to use your machine for anything beyond gaming?

Last just because you CAN spend up to $10,000 does not mean you HAVE to spend that much if you can get everything you want for less then that.
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
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Seravee
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
AudioOtherOther
Dali E12 F Subwoofer CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
Ty for responding
I am a little bit cautious about potentially spending this much on a computer station.The premise of the build is to put together a system that will be able to play any game at max settings as well as providing an outstanding visual experience.(4K)It needs to have good over-clocking potential as a buffer against obsolescence and it needs a graphics card(s) with plenty of reserve capacity for future game titles that will be more taxing for a system.I will also be getting into Vr (Once prices start to drop a little) so that is something to consider as well.
I wiil spend what I need to but am not going to trow my money away(even if the insurance settlement was rather nice). biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 32
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Here is a tentative build plan.The water cooler is going to end up on an older cpu but I was thinking that it might be a good idea to start my new system off with an AIO untill it the parts have gone though a burn in period before the final water colling was assembled.
I prefer the look of hard tubing over soft and was thinking EKWB but Im not fixed on it.
I have a vague idea for a desk but will get a good new gaming chair.here is what I have so far. Maybe. Canadian $
post #6 of 32
You want to play any game at max settings in 4K, but you're not going to throw money away? In all honesty, 4K gaming is more or less throwing money away since you can't play games at a high frame rate. If you really want a 4K gaming setup, we can help you pick everything out.
post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

You want to play any game at max settings in 4K, but you're not going to throw money away? In all honesty, 4K gaming is more or less throwing money away since you can't play games at a high frame rate. If you really want a 4K gaming setup, we can help you pick everything out.

I could not disagree more.I am not into fast paced first person shooters that benefit from a high frame rate and quick reflexes but there is more out there than that.I am more into graphic color and detail.
I must admit having someone say I am basically wasting my money does not exactly inspire confidence in their ability to render unbiased advice.
In short your opinion was worth every penny that I paid for it.
post #8 of 32
How about posting the PCPartPicker list so we can see what you are trying to work with?
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by FireOath View Post

How about posting the PCPartPicker list so we can see what you are trying to work with?




Done smile.gif
post #10 of 32
I never mentioned fast-paced games or first-person shooters. I merely mentioned frame rates. If you enjoy playing games at or below 60 frames per second, you might as well get a console. I guess you could get SLI GTX 1080s, but that's over $1600 CAD on graphics cards. And a lot of people that go with an SLI/CrossFire setup at some point go back to a single-card solution. Pascal is really close to delivering a good 4K gaming experience with a single card, but it's not quite there. Considering the performance increase from Maxwell to Pascal, Volta should finally deliver a viable single-card solution for 4K gaming. Maybe the Pascal Titan will do that. It's too early to tell. But as of this moment, it's basically throwing your money away. You seem to have a considerable amount of money to throw away so you shouldn't have a problem doing it. I guess it's a point that would be better illustrated if you saw the cost differences between gaming setups for 1080p, 1440p, and 2160p as to why I say it's "throwing money away."
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