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Hi everyone! I'm going to be building a new desktop in a month or so. I need to get some comments on my part selection. I will be mainly using this to game on. Such games as Diablo 3, Team Fortress 2, Tribes: Ascend, Battlefield 4, Witcher 3, and other next gen titles. Here are the parts.

 

Case: Fractal Design R4 Blackout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352038

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157543&cm_re=asrock_x99_extreme4-_-13-157-543-_-Product

Processor: 5930k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117403&cm_re=5930k-_-19-117-403-_-Product

HSF: Noctua U14s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9PV3Y61194&cm_re=noctua-_-35-608-041-_-Product

Video Cards: Sli Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Xtreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125837&cm_re=gigabyte_980_ti_xtreme-_-14-125-837-_-Product

Storage: Samsung 950 Pro 512 gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K3U60461&cm_re=950_pro-_-20-147-467-_-Product

Wireless Adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833389035

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 gb DDR CAS 10  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233791

Power Supply: EVGA 80 Plus Platinum 1200 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438029

Monitor: Asus PB287q http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236399&cm_re=monitor-_-24-236-399-_-Product

Sound: Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 ohm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7VT3UF3953&cm_re=beyerdynamic_dt_990-_-0TH-00JD-00058-_-Product

 

Starting out I will be getting just one 980 ti I've heard it can max Diablo 3 and TF2 @ 60 FPS 4k. A month later I'll get the other 980 to play Witcher 3 and BF4. I won't really be OC the CPU just the Video Cards. Thanks for any input!

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Looks like a great build to me!

 

Have you not considered water cooling the processor?

 

The only tiny concern might be the case. Don't get me wrong I love the Fractal cases, I have one myself, but you only have a couple of mm clearance on the graphics card unless you remove the top drive cage, and if you ever go SLI space and temperatures may be a problem?

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Looks like a great build to me!

 

Have you not considered water cooling the processor?

 

The only tiny concern might be the case. Don't get me wrong I love the Fractal cases, I have one myself, but you only have a couple of mm clearance on the graphics card unless you remove the top drive cage, and if you ever go SLI space and temperatures may be a problem?

 

 

I haven't really thought about water cooling. I've heard the Noctua would be more than adequate. I will remove the HDD cage as I will only be running the one M.2 SSD. The case already comes with 2x140mm case fans. I will be adding a side fan and a couple more as well.

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So I put the hammer down. I just bought everything on the list except the video card and monitor. I will be buying those on Friday. I got the same RAM but went with 2400 MHz. I'm gonna get the EVGA 980 ti Classified instead of the Gigabyte. I ran a power supply calc with the above system 2 980 ti oc'ed and it said PSU needed was 987 watt so I'm good! Can't wait! Got the Fractal R5 Define on sale forgot to say.

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Aha that Acer monitor looks crazy. I'm building this machine for 4k. I just looked at Noctua's website it says for my motherboard the U14s will overhang the 1st pcie slot rotate it 90 degrees. I really hope this is not the case. Too late now I already paid for it.

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but for gaming, and most other things for that matter, is there any advantage to 8 threads vs 12?  Z170 boards have 20 pcie lanes, isn't that enough?  And 6700K is ddr4.

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but for gaming, and most other things for that matter, is there any advantage to 8 threads vs 12? Z170 boards have 20 pcie lanes, isn't that enough? And 6700K is ddr4.

I'm going to be doing sli and m.2 don't I need 40?

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