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  Quote Nightfreeze Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Need help with config. Buying within a week. Ty.
    Posted: 31 May 2016 at 2:30am
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Special Needs:
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Lol. So anyways I plan on buying a new computer within a week and I just wanted advice. My config is here

I just want a computer that has outstanding performance but no frills or extra crap that I don't need that only adds more to the cost and doesn't deliver much performance per $. Any thoughts? Thanks for reading!

P.S Had to edit this because I forgot to post what resolution I will be playing at. I'll be playing at 1440p but at some point when the 1080ti comes out I'll switch to 4k.

Edited by Nightfreeze - 31 May 2016 at 2:35am
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2016 at 3:06am
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2016 at 3:56am
Build looks great, but you could save a few bucks starting with level 2 and the z170 chipset and 6700k chip.     For dual sli and no Pcie storage devices eating at the lanes , the z170 is fine.

If you want the added Pcie lanes , 40 vs 28, then your pick is the way to go.   

Performance wise, the z170 and x99 are pretty close, so no bad choice just what you want to spend.



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  Quote Nightfreeze Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2016 at 5:41am
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Build looks great, but you could save a few bucks starting with level 2 and the z170 chipset and 6700k chip.     For dual sli and no Pcie storage devices eating at the lanes , the z170 is fine.

If you want the added Pcie lanes , 40 vs 28, then your pick is the way to go.   

Performance wise, the z170 and x99 are pretty close, so no bad choice just what you want to spend.



Thanks for the advice, bud. I'm still not sure on the case, though. Looks don't really matter to me, I just want something with really good air cooling for my graphic card since I'm not going to watercool it. Air filters would also be a huge plus, as I have pets and my house gets dusty.

Edited by Nightfreeze - 31 May 2016 at 7:34am
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The Apollo case, Corsair 760T, has good airflow.  The best for airflow would be the Velox, but there is the added cost.   Apollo does have front metallic dust filters and the Velox doesn't I don't believe. 

I think the Apollo is a very good all around case, both for dust and airflow.  It is very similar to my ODE 600T, its predecessor, with the same filters and similar airflow.   The front filter, where the fans blow in, picks up a lot of the dust and pet hair and is easy to clean.   No filter will pick it all up.  The secret to a clean case, and I have a dusty forced hot air heating and 3 cats, is to keep the case 2-3 feet off the ground.   Its the cases sitting on the floor that pick up all the swirling dust and pet air.  I clean my rig very infrequently. 

For airflow, the Velox is better.  For less chance of dust but poorer airflow, the new Slade, Corsair 400Q closed case.  Great for noise reduction and less dust but less airflow.

Your gtx 1080 reference card, now called the Founders Edition, has the single fan that dumps most of the heat out the back I/O bracket, and out of the case.  No heat problems there.  Its the custom cards with their custom 2 and 3 fan setups, in a few weeks, that empty the heat into the case.  For single card, still not bad, but for sli, it could cause the heat to build more than some like. 

The case is a big decision.  Luckily, with today's more efficient cards, its not the big decision it was just 3 years ago. 

The Air 540 is also very good with airflow. 







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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2016 at 5:41pm
yeah the Apollo (Corsair 760t) is probably the best, budget-friendly, full-sized case option DS has.  you get lots of cooling options whether you want to add fans (6 or 7 total i think) for an air cooled system or rads (up to 360mm).  the drive cages are reconfigurable and removable.  you also get an onboard fan controller on the front I/O panel.   so, all in all not a bad choice.  
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jun 2016 at 6:24am
Hi Nightfreeze,

Here is a build based on your stated requirements of high performance and no thrills. This build gives you very good gaming performance and saves you a bunch of money. It has a better CPU cooler, better SSD with more speed and the 1080 GPU. For an additional $395 you can get Hydrolux Lite cooling for the CPU and GPU. I replaced the Apollo case with the Digital Storm Coridium (Corsair 450D). The Coridium has great thermals. I provided this build to give you a more economical choice over your build with similar gaming performance.

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System Configuration: ID 1424749    Cost: $2,879.00

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Digital Storm Coridium
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING (Intel Z170 Chipset) (Up to 5x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 850W EVGA SuperNOVA
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (Internal)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 950 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Western Digital - Enterprise Edition)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (NVIDIA Founders Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H115i - 280mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.4GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)




Edited by FrankW - 01 Jun 2016 at 6:28am
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