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I went all out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6900K 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($1375.25 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X99 GAMING ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($429.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($399.98 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($419.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($398.98 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($254.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($254.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($872.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($872.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: be quiet! DARK BASE PRO 900 | BLACK ATX Full Tower Case ($329.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($178.98 @ DirectCanada)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($26.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: Acer Predator XR341CK 34.0" 75Hz Monitor ($1174.99 @ PC Canada)
Keyboard: Ducky Ducky Shine 5 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $7390.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-12 15:32 EDT-0400

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($279.18 @ shopRBC)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($419.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($398.98 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($254.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($872.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($872.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($26.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($26.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($26.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($26.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($26.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Monitor: LG 34UM88-P 34.0" 60Hz Monitor ($799.99 @ Memory Express)
Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($163.45 @ DirectCanada)
Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($66.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $5448.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-12 15:39 EDT-0400
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by GTXer View Post

Thanks for the psu calculator link.I took the psu I had down a couple of notches I did go a little higher than they recommended but only for future upgrades.
I am still working on the cpu though.That is one of the most complicated things for me to figure out.I can afford a high end version but have had more than one person
saying that a 5820 is fine.If I do end up with 2x1080 strix would the 5820 be a bottleneck?As well I need to think of the future and VR.I don't mind paying more even if
any benefits would be seen only in the future.
The psu I had selected was based not on price but on efficiency.92%+.I knew at the time I chose it that it was overkill.I just didn't know what kind of system I would end up with or its power requirements.I had to put something in.smile.gif
I have changed my monitor as well I like the idea of 4K but so many have said higher refresh that I came to a compromise.Acer Predator X34 34.0" 100Hz Monitor.high def but over- clockable to 100hz;When I go in to order the parts Ill try one out if they still have one setup .

I use a Predator X34 as my main monitor and absolutely love it. I can highly recommend it, even for the price. If you want to save a couple bucks Acer regularly puts recertified units on their eBay store for a couple hundred less. Also just as a fun fact: 3440x1440 at 100FPS is almost exactly the same number of pixels per second as 4K at 60FPS so when looking at GPU benchmarks anything delivering 60'ish at 4K should give you 100'ish on the X34 assuming you don't hit a CPU limit first.

The 5820k shouldn't give you any problems with a pair of 1080's. There are CPU's with 40 lanes available like the 5930k as opposed to the 28 lanes of the 5820k. That would insure that your cards each get to run on a full 16 PCI lanes rather than being cut down to 8 but that's probably not necessary. Every test I've seen shows there is negligible difference in performance and it really isn't worth the extra cost for the PCI lanes unless you need them for a bunch of other devices or more than 2 video cards.

As for the actual choice of CPU I wouldn't take the 6700k and the Z170 platform off the table. It is a quad core with hyperthreading but on a slightly newer architecture and tends to clock a bit higher than Haswell-E or Broadwell-E. Again if this is a strictly gaming machine and FPS in games is all you're really concerned with a well clocked 6700k will beat 5820k or higher in most games while costing quite a bit less. I've linked this video in a few threads around here before but here's a comparison Digital Foundry did using a few different chips on some games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocwwaVGUFtk

If you do want to go with the X99 platform keep in mind that the 8 and 10 core parts not only cost hugely more than the 6 core but also don't tend to clock as high due to the increased complexity of the added cores and the difficulties involved keeping them all working correctly at higher speeds. Games will not only leave many of the cores idling doing nothing, but also run slowing on the lower clocked cores they are using. Most games just don't fully utilize higher core count chips yet.

Basically if you're worried about gaming performance before anything else get a 6700k with a decent Z170 board and clock it as high as you can and keep a nice pile of money for future upgrades. If you want to do more productivity work or lots of CPU intensive multitasking grab an X99 board and a 5820k or 5960X and have some extra cores for whatever you might need them for.
 
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 5820K MSI X99-A Tomahawk 1080 ti Founders Edition with EK block and back... 1080 ti MSI Seahawk EK X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill RipJaws 3000 32GB Samsung 120GB SSD WD Black 2TB Raid 0 WD Green 4TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi 5TB Samsung 500GB SSD CD/DVD/BluRay Custom water cooling 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Acer Predator x34 AOC i2769Vm Gateway KX2153 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX QX2710LED Corsair R95 RGB EVGA Supernova G2 1300 Watt Caselabs SMA8 
MouseAudio
Logitech G600 Mixed setup: Pioneer receiver, Bic America fron... 
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My Rig
(19 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 5820K MSI X99-A Tomahawk 1080 ti Founders Edition with EK block and back... 1080 ti MSI Seahawk EK X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill RipJaws 3000 32GB Samsung 120GB SSD WD Black 2TB Raid 0 WD Green 4TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi 5TB Samsung 500GB SSD CD/DVD/BluRay Custom water cooling 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Acer Predator x34 AOC i2769Vm Gateway KX2153 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX QX2710LED Corsair R95 RGB EVGA Supernova G2 1300 Watt Caselabs SMA8 
MouseAudio
Logitech G600 Mixed setup: Pioneer receiver, Bic America fron... 
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