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Overkill 4K Gaming Setup

OccamAsylum

49 months ago

I've been tossing some ideas around in my head lately and came up with this (updated the part list and made it 1000x easier for you to look at):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $269.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $169.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $337.77 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.75 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card (2-Way SLI) $727.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card (2-Way SLI) $727.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Air 540 Silver ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $28.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $28.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $28.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 71.7 CFM 120mm Fan $22.75 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 71.7 CFM 120mm Fan $22.75 @ OutletPC
Other EVGA Pro SLI Bridge V2 Short (100-2W-0024-LR) $29.99
Other EVGA White G2/T2/P2 PSU Cable Set (100-CW-1300-B9) $89.99
Other NZXT Hue $31.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3430.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 15:20 EST-0500

As soon as I saw that MoBo I decided a silver/white/black themed build would look amazing.

I would probably sell my current setup to a friend of mine whose low end, subpar laptop just broke. My current rig would make his wildest dreams come true lol.

Location: OH, USA

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this be used just for gaming? Or any other uses?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming and the usual day to day stuff.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

For 4k, get a i7 6700k.

Also, get the gtx 980 ti air cooled versions from MSI or EVGA (like the classified). The thing about the AIO graphics cards is that they use the same default vrms like on the refrence models. Where as MSI and EVGAs air cooled models are far better at overclocking since their vrms are better.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with the hybrids for the fact that they run way cooler than the air cooled models, so even under stress it would take a lot more for my space to heat up when I'm playing games at max settings for 5+ hours at a time.

I was not previously aware of that however, so that is something to think about.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, you do get way better cooling with AIOs, however GPUs are designed to run at way hotter temps than CPUs. So for a gtx 980 ti to be running at 80C is perfectly fine. Plus the advanced air cooled cards are very good at cooling those GPUs anyways.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have to agree. In the few tests it does outperform the 6600K, the difference is, in my opinion, insignificant.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly!

This is a nice build.. I would change the cooler for the kraken X61 and get better fans. Corsair doesn't get points in this area..

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Duly noted. I will look into some different radiator fans. :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

True, however I personally would say that if your going to spend $3000 on a rig, why not spend a tad more for the i7? Plus if he's gona be streaming or play DX12 games in the future, then the i7 will benefit him.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

if your going to spend $3000 on a rig, why not spend a tad more for the i7?

fair enough! I would just not buy it while its overpriced..

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