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Need help deciding between two GPUs.

Poll Results: Which setup would you go with?

 
  • 0% (0)
    6600k and 1070 WITH open-loop
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    6700k and 1080 WITHOUT open-loop
 
post #1 of 2
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Going to be building a new PC in the near future and I wanted to get some people's input as to whether I should go with X or Y. Here are the two configurations I'm mixed between...

i5 6600k & GTX 1070 with a custom loop.
or
i7 6700k & GTX 1080 with stock cooling.

My budget is around $2000 (USD) and I've always wanted to build an open-loop system, and I would definitely overclock with the open-loop route. Or should I take the simpler route of going with an i7 and 1080? I can always get a nice closed-loop CPU cooler and hybrid 1080, but I'm just not sold on one or the other yet. I want to hear other people's thoughts on my two choices.

TLDR; Go for more show, or more go? Thanks.
post #2 of 2
I vote:

i7 6700k & GTX 1080

because even a massively overclocked GTX1070 wont best a stock GTX1080 (not to mention a decent overclocking on stock cooling), and because you could always upgrade the cooling later.

...Unless it's not simply about performance.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110 Win 10 x64 HP 2511x ( 25" 1080p ) AZIO L70 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 Antec 300 (Modded) Logitech M100 Onboard 
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