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Overclocking Enthusiast Build Evaluation -- For HTC Vive VR

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LINK TO BUILD: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/qPwFZ8

- Compatibility - Is my build going to have any bottlenecks?

- Price - Am I going to do better with modifying this build at all price wise? Basically, will I save any money going any other way with this build without hurting my overclocking wants?

- Evolution or Upgradability - Can I step it up with the hardware of this build or modify any parts in my build that would help with pushing performance or am I ok?

- Cooling - Big thing for me most of all is to make sure that I will not run hot on this build, any suggestions or am I ok?

1. Any other Bottlenecks?
2. Can I do better with the price of my items?
3. Would I be better off with another case? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=-1%7C11-146-096%5E11-146-096%2C11-146-087%5E11-146-087%2C11-146-067%5E11-146-067%2C11-119-260%5E11-119-260
4. Will I have room for upgrades such as SLI?
5. Is my cooling ok? Or do I need additional fans or other hardware?

*Do you think I need this type of cooling for my CPU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181100
post #2 of 12
I'd stay away from Seagate drives. Reliability has been an issue lately. Look at WD, blue or red.
And I'd consider a retail version of Win 10 instead of OEM.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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3-4TB 7200 RPM WD HDD - which exact model would you recommend?
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I'd stay away from any 5400 RPM drives, they're way to s....l.....o.......w.

The WD Reds are not made specifically for computer use, they're NAS (Network Attached Storage)drives.

You're looking for either WD Blue or WD Black drives.

Other than that, I have three WD Blue 1 TB drives. They're great, but they're only about a year old so far.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #6 of 12
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Thanks!
post #7 of 12
I just bought a 5400 WD 3tb ezrx I think and it is as fast or faster than the 1tb ezex blues and close to my Toshiba DT01ACA300 3tb 7200rpm in average reads.

I'd get Toshiba or we 3tb whichever is cheaper. Avoid Seagate like the plague
Edited by CravinR1 - 9/29/16 at 9:00pm
post #8 of 12
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tDKTM8

If you need or think you need hyperthreading get the 6700k over the 6600k.
The ASRock z170m OC formula has overkill vrm and chokes which is nice and a micro atx build will aid in temps less air needed to circulate.
Get a pcie 3.0 x4 nvme as a boot drive instead of a sata one.
Get an ssd over an hdd unless you need the space.
Depending on how much space you need might be in your interest to wait till October and get a new 960 pro 1tb. I use a 950 pro 512gb as a boot drive and gaming library only used 250gb so far for 5 games one of them being heavily modded skyrim. Game loading times on a nvme drive is a noticeable luxury.
MATX case with its hdd and odd removed will decrease case temps, the fractal case fans are not the best might want better ones but wait until you can build it and see where your temps are at.
3200c14 or 3200c16 ram work nicely on skylake and gaming.

I would also wait for the rift to get its touch controllers the oculus is supposed to be better than the htc vive although the vive has more game support right now. You might be interested in a 21:9 curved 1440p display it is just as immersive sans touch controllers.
post #9 of 12
If you clicked the parts list you would see he has a m.2 ssd spec'd
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

If you clicked the parts list you would see he has a m.2 ssd spec'd

Ya saw he is choosing a 850 evo sata3 for $95 instead of an 600p pcie 3.0 x4 unless he is using those lanes for something else.
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