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post #1 of 10
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Hi, all.

I spent a lot of time lurking here about 6 years ago (under a different user name/password that I have since forgotten) researching my build; but I never asked for help/advice. While that build has served me well, it's beginning to show its age and I feel it's time for a new project. I was recently hired as an analyst and am looking to build myself a new gaming rig as a reward. It's early days so, for now, I'll just call this build "The #".

Here is a link to the VERY tentative parts list I have compiled -

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/r7z6Ps

I would like to be able to play games (read: Witcher 3 and ME: Andromeda) on 4k and am seeking any advice/input towards this end.

Thanks.
post #2 of 10
What monitor are you planning on using? 4k is still a beast with what is currently on the market.

Are you looking to play the listed games in 4k with Ultra settings? From personal experience the Witcher 3 with a gtx1080 and ultra does not consistently make the 60 fps cut. I can't speak to ME: Andromeda unfortunately.

You might be able to get away with lower settings and have a smooth 60fps with a non-g sync monitor.
post #3 of 10
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I was thinking Dell P2715Q, but that is also tentative. I haven't kept up with hardware as well as I should have (at all), so I'm playing catch-up on all of this.

Any recommendations?

EDIT: To answer your question: Ideally, yes. I would like to play on Ultra.
Edited by Interfectus - 2/16/17 at 7:39am
post #4 of 10
The Dell P2715Q is a great option if you are looking for good color reproduction out of the box and dell is a well respected manufacturer. Response times - Grey-to-Grey. 9 ms (typical). 6ms (fast) (From the dell technical specs page) so its definitely not the fastest out there.

There are other brands out there that can deliver a 4k g-sync experience, but unfortunately those are very expensive and buying a monitor with no defects is like playing the lottery.

If you aren't playing games competitively then the dell is a solid choice! (Just don't expect to hit 60fps in the Witcher 3 on ultra settings with that gtx1080)
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
What, if anything, would get me to 60 fps?
post #6 of 10
Titan XP is the best option from a single card perspective - huge price premium upfront

I have gtx1080s in SLI but if I were to do it all over again I would have purchased one Titan XP at launch

If it were me, I would at the very least wait for the Nvidia and AMD gaming events at the tail end of this month and early next and see if they say anything about Vega or a 1080ti - that is just my opinion

This youtube video has a good comparison of those two options

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWtqGNmWS3Y
Edited by duckweedpb7 - 2/16/17 at 8:03am
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks, that's probably what I'll end up doing in regards to the graphics card. You're not happy with your SLI setup?

Any recommendations for changes with the rest of the build?
post #8 of 10
No problem - the only other things I would consider are backing down to 16GB of ram (unless you already know you will be using more than that on a daily basis) and perhaps looking into a regular 1TB Sata SSD. If you know that you are going to make use of the 960 pro speeds then go for it, but for most applications the difference is negligible in real world use (for example game loading times). I can't deny that it is much simpler to add in the m.2 drive with no cables though.

Overall very solid build - maybe consider something from Noctua or BeQuiet if you plan to really overclock your CPU.

I thoroughly enjoy my setup, but from a simplicity standpoint single card is much much nicer. The games that I currently play make use of SLI, but that is not true for all of the games out there at the moment.
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I was recently hired as an analyst and am looking to build myself a new gaming rig as a reward. It's early days so, for now, I'll just call this build "The #".


EDIT: Completely forgot to congratulate you on the job thumb.gif will be a fun project no matter what you end up choosing
Edited by duckweedpb7 - 2/17/17 at 8:22am
post #9 of 10
I agree with duckweed on waiting to at least see an announcement for the 1080ti. Looks like Feb 28th Nvidia is having an event. I see that you have PCIe WIFI adapter but your motherboard looks like it already supports it. Are you just trying to get further range in your house?

I generally like everything in your build. I think you could probably go smaller/ less expensive motherboard but if you have no problem with it neither do I.
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i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68 V-PRO PNY GTX 560 ti 16gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 
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post #10 of 10
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EDIT: Completely forgot to congratulate you on the job thumb.gif will be a fun project no matter what you end up choosing

Thanks!
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Are you just trying to get further range in your house?

Yeah, but I'm thinking I'll just get a better router instead. Mine is a little lacking.
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