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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkanna View Post
    I believe Kalmado meant 8GB would be fine in the bold above. If not, my mistake.
    I normally would say 8gb is enough, because it is. But with the prices of 16gb currently it kind of is a "why not" thing. The only reason I have 16gb in my main build is it was cheap at the time. Now, ram has went down even more. The only game I can think of that had ram issues was GTA V where 8gb would possibly cause an issue. Can't recall the source though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adajer View Post
    no. Original build has 2 x16gb. Kalmado is saying 32gb is overkill and I agree. 16gb is perfect. 8gb will work but I often see my RAM usage going 7-10gb in some games with a few, if any, other things going. 12-16gb is new standard imo.

    I have been 1440p and 1440p 144hz. I could never go back to 1080p but 144hz is definitely worth it(if your gpu can push it at whatever rez). Things are just so much smoother. 60fps seems choppy now.
    What gpu are you running for 1440p and 144hz? I'd imagine a 970 isn't going to cut it for Ultra+max frame rate?

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    980ti. Most modern games cant achieve steady 100+ without cutting back on settings (shadows is the first to get cut back)

    Waiting on Pascal to hopefully give me 144hz lock with max settings. Since I have gsync monitor, I'm waiting for Pascal for sure.

    Most noticeable games for 144hz are fps because there is constant full screen motion. Other games you won't notice it that much, but I do. Like primal fights in ffxiv.

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    From what I've read Gsync/Freesync is a complete game changer. While I LOVE my 40" 4k monitor I do wish I would've went with a Freesync to be rid of screen tearing. Usually messing with settings and what not can fix it, but in newer games it's tough or if the game doesn't have a fix via mod or .ini file. Taking a quick look at Newegg the cheapest Freesync (I run xfire 390x) would be a Crossover 32" 2560x1440 for $450. I paid $30 more for the 40" 4k. Really not sure which I'd of been happier with but I love the massive screen while playing games.

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    There are quite a few acer and asus monitors out featuring free/g sync. A few 4k ones at 60hz too. kinda pricey though.

    I have never had a problem with screen tearing tbh though. Adaptive vsync always worked well for me.

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    newegg has 6700k for $339 right now

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    Building this modest thing:

    Don't really think there is anything else I would cut off to save on at this point.

    Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (want type C onboard)
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (purchased due to the 10% off deal)
    Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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    Broadwell-E is around the corner (supposedly June). At a price point of $300, would it be better to go with that or a Skylake CPU?

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    One of the only benefits of the E series CPU's is the number of cores/amount of cache they sport. If you're "just" a gamer, Skylake would probably serve you better overall, as the platform necessary to run E series CPU's is more expensive.

    If money is no object, or you use more CPU cores than the average gamer (content creation comes to mind), then an E series CPU, on an X99 board, with at least 4 DDR4 modules would make a nice machine.

    *edit* And I should add, the E series CPU's platform isn't terribly more expensive.

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    Decided to go the Skylake route with the Z170 chipset. Suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
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    $300 ($330 -$30, combo deal with mobo)

    CPU Cooler:
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
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    $30

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3
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    $200

    RAM: EVGA 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Desktop Memory Kit
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...top_Memory_Kit
    $85

    PSU: be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 850W ATX 12V 80 Plus Platinum Modular Power Supply - Silentwings 3 Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...83&ignorebbr=1
    $180

    SSD: Samsung 950 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PR...94M/ref=sr_1_2
    $315

    Monitor (left): Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
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    $490

    Monitor (right): BenQ RL2755HM 27 inch Console Gaming Monitor
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    $260

    Case: Fractal Design Define S Silent Computer Case
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    $70

    GPU: Existing EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4991-KR 6GB

    Mass Storage: Existing 3TB Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stromgarde View Post
    Decided to go the Skylake route with the Z170 chipset. Suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...oxed_Processor
    $300 ($330 -$30, combo deal with mobo)

    CPU Cooler:
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...ustomerReviews
    $30

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/4..._Thunderbolt_3
    $200

    RAM: EVGA 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Desktop Memory Kit
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...top_Memory_Kit
    $85

    PSU: be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 850W ATX 12V 80 Plus Platinum Modular Power Supply - Silentwings 3 Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...83&ignorebbr=1
    $180

    SSD: Samsung 950 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PR...94M/ref=sr_1_2
    $315

    Monitor (left): Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2.../dp/B0149QBOF0
    $490

    Monitor (right): BenQ RL2755HM 27 inch Console Gaming Monitor
    http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-RL2755HM-...PCO/ref=sr_1_6
    $260

    Case: Fractal Design Define S Silent Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-054-_-Product
    $70

    GPU: Existing EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4991-KR 6GB

    Mass Storage: Existing 3TB Drive
    Cpu+mb is fine if you're good with spending the $. I'd look at your local MC open box mb since the combo price still counts towards open box and you can still get the mail in rebate.

    Newegg has the Hyper 212 Evo for $25 after $5 MIR right now. If you're going with that, get it now and save the money. Every bit helps.

    For ram I really don't see $85 for 16gb DDR4 being reasonable. Twice in the last two weeks there have been deals for 32gb DDR4 for $5 more than that EVGA. Granted it's slower speed, but there have been enough tests done where the speed truly does not matter. Get the best value and use the savings elsewhere.

    The power supply is absolute overkill and a waste of money. That build could run off of a $27 (after rebate & on sale) XFX TS 550w 80+ Bronze. Unless you're planning to add another gpu I would look at more reasonably priced power supplies such as the mentioned XFX, Antec, EVGA GS, B2/P2/G2 and Seasonic with all being 550w-850w.

    Exact same SSD for $25 less at Newegg using promo code ESCETHE23 at checkout. Buy now and save the money.

    Monitors I'm not sure on. I'm personally not a 144hz guy so I do not see the reason to spend so much for it over widescreen or 4k. Also not sure the value in spending $260 on a 1920x1080 monitor if it's secondary. Just seems like a waste of money. If it's not being used for gaming (assuming since the main monitor is 1440p and 144hz) I see zero reason to spend that amount for a secondary and am really confused why 1ms is needed. You could get a 27" 1920x1080 for roughly $170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    Cpu+mb is fine if you're good with spending the $. I'd look at your local MC open box mb since the combo price still counts towards open box and you can still get the mail in rebate.

    Newegg has the Hyper 212 Evo for $25 after $5 MIR right now. If you're going with that, get it now and save the money. Every bit helps.

    For ram I really don't see $85 for 16gb DDR4 being reasonable. Twice in the last two weeks there have been deals for 32gb DDR4 for $5 more than that EVGA. Granted it's slower speed, but there have been enough tests done where the speed truly does not matter. Get the best value and use the savings elsewhere.

    The power supply is absolute overkill and a waste of money. That build could run off of a $27 (after rebate & on sale) XFX TS 550w 80+ Bronze. Unless you're planning to add another gpu I would look at more reasonably priced power supplies such as the mentioned XFX, Antec, EVGA GS, B2/P2/G2 and Seasonic with all being 550w-850w.

    Exact same SSD for $25 less at Newegg using promo code ESCETHE23 at checkout. Buy now and save the money.

    Monitors I'm not sure on. I'm personally not a 144hz guy so I do not see the reason to spend so much for it over widescreen or 4k. Also not sure the value in spending $260 on a 1920x1080 monitor if it's secondary. Just seems like a waste of money. If it's not being used for gaming (assuming since the main monitor is 1440p and 144hz) I see zero reason to spend that amount for a secondary and am really confused why 1ms is needed. You could get a 27" 1920x1080 for roughly $170.
    Second monitor is mostly for web browsing and other stuff, latency isn't really a factor but it's not easy to find a 1440p monitor for much less than that. Power supply I'm flexible on, bit you're certain that 550W would be enough for a 980 ti? The other factors I'm looking for in the power supply is modularity and noise- in my current rig it's probably the loudest component other than the GPU when it's running at full tilt and I'm not looking to make that mistake again.

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    Second monitor to keep things consistant...search Ebay sellers Dream-Seller and look for a QNIX Q2710, or, right now there is a QNIX Q2710 27" 1440p "off grade" (open box basically) for $180. http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-...oAAMXQDfdRtY7e

    I've personally bought an off grade of this model and had zero issue with it and loved it, even at $210 when I bought it. It's 5ms and PLS panel but it's certainly fine for a secondary if not a main.

    PSU...I am certain on 550w being fine. I personally ran an AMD 7990 on a XFX TS GOLD 550w and everything was fine. But, that was short term. Right this minute, I'd go with the EVGA 850w G2 Fully Modular for $97 when using promo code EVGA10WEEK at checkout. Fully modular, 10 year warranty, and super quality. Literally ends in minutes. Get it quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    Second monitor to keep things consistant...search Ebay sellers Dream-Seller and look for a QNIX Q2710, or, right now there is a QNIX Q2710 27" 1440p "off grade" (open box basically) for $180. http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-...oAAMXQDfdRtY7e

    I've personally bought an off grade of this model and had zero issue with it and loved it, even at $210 when I bought it. It's 5ms and PLS panel but it's certainly fine for a secondary if not a main.

    PSU...I am certain on 550w being fine. I personally ran an AMD 7990 on a XFX TS GOLD 550w and everything was fine. But, that was short term. Right this minute, I'd go with the EVGA 850w G2 Fully Modular for $97 when using promo code EVGA10WEEK at checkout. Fully modular, 10 year warranty, and super quality. Literally ends in minutes. Get it quick!
    Awesome deal on that power supply. Thanks for the heads up! I'll look into the monitor tomorrow.

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    this QNIX 1440p pls 90hz is on sale at newegg. $289

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0JC-0009-00064


    edit: also, this samsung 250gb ssd for $88 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20147372-S3A1D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    For ram I really don't see $85 for 16gb DDR4 being reasonable. Twice in the last two weeks there have been deals for 32gb DDR4 for $5 more than that EVGA. Granted it's slower speed, but there have been enough tests done where the speed truly does not matter. Get the best value and use the savings elsewhere.
    He likely wouldn't even make use of anything over 2666. The difference between 2400 and 2666 is negligible too let alone anything higher and in the 3,000s. Lower latency would matter more anyway. Should be able to get 16GB of good DDR4 RAM for $60 or less.

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    Is there any specific reason you're getting the 950 PRO over an EVO?
    I ask, because unless you're going for some hardcore data storage that requires redundancy (which I doubt), I don't think you'll need the V-NAND TLC for anything.

    You'd be off just as well with a regular evo for at least $50 less (spitball range, I actually haven't looked at PRO prices in recent times, but I remember 500GB evo being around $150? Either way).

    edit: well unless you really want the m.2/pci-e form factor, in which case I'm not sure if there's an evo equivalent - so there's that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicyryan View Post
    He likely wouldn't even make use of anything over 2666. The difference between 2400 and 2666 is negligible too let alone anything higher and in the 3,000s. Lower latency would matter more anyway. Should be able to get 16GB of good DDR4 RAM for $60 or less.
    Found a deal on newegg for 32GB of 2400 for $100 and will be returning the stuff I bought at MC once it arrives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Modoru
    Is there any specific reason you're getting the 950 PRO over an EVO?
    I ask, because unless you're going for some hardcore data storage that requires redundancy (which I doubt), I don't think you'll need the V-NAND TLC for anything.

    You'd be off just as well with a regular evo for at least $50 less (spitball range, I actually haven't looked at PRO prices in recent times, but I remember 500GB evo being around $150? Either way).

    edit: well unless you really want the m.2/pci-e form factor, in which case I'm not sure if there's an evo equivalent - so there's that
    Ever since I read this article I've been enamored with getting one. You're not wrong and it's almost certainly overkill, but I feel like splurging a little to get the best available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stromgarde View Post
    Ever since I read this article I've been enamored with getting one. You're not wrong and it's almost certainly overkill, but I feel like splurging a little to get the best available.
    Well, if you can afford it and it's what you want, then by all means.

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    I want to sell my MacBook Pro, given that I'm finishing my degree and this thing is now pretty much a paper weight because of it's complete uselessness for my work needs.

    It retails for $1,799.

    MacBook Pro 13" Retina
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    Some plastic cover case that's got zero marks on it.

    What's a good price? 1,400? 1,500? It's in mint condition.

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