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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Haashashin » Tue May 24, 2016 5:41 pm

I understand Blackrat, thanks mate. I only want to do a mild OC anyways so I'm ok with it :lol:
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Bandy » Wed May 25, 2016 12:16 am

mild OC, yeah right!

8.2 GHz apparently, if you believe what you hear...
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Speck » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:11 am

Thanks for all the replies, guys. Sorry I've been a bit MIA lately, summer-busy-season kicking in has kept me mostly AFK and shunted this project to the back burner for the past few eeks (which of course begs the question, why am I even thinking of spending $xxxx on a new system when I hardly have time to use it!) But I reckon it's high time, even if it does take me a while to do the research and get the ordering and build done. Will keep you posted!

And Haash, glad to hear your board will allow OC. I had just googled "difference between H170 and Z170" and that's what I got. Sorry to give you a scare!
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Speck » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:02 am

So, I've just ordered a monitor: Dell s2716dg, 27" @ 2560x1440, 144hz, g-sync. Go ahead now, tell me I should not have gotten it. :???:

Here's the prospective build to run it:

mobo GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170

cpu i5-6600k

RAM HyperX Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000

PSU CORSAIR RMi Series RM850i 850W 80 PLUS GOLD

SSD Intel 540s Series 2.5" 480GB

Plus a cooler master 212 cpu fan, a 1TB HDD, another Antec 900 case, a DVD burner, and, drumroll please... EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Total cost on newegg, $1640.


I am very tempted by the 1080 GPU. But, for one thing, they are all out of stock now. Plus, I think when they do get back into stock, it's like $2-300 more for one compared to the 980 Ti. Tough call though, the 1080 sounds like a big step up, and if the difference gets less than $200... hmm.

BTW this is mainly for BOS and ROF, and hopefully some ARMA. So I guess CPU power is really more important than GPU.

Thanks for any thoughts!

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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Bandy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:46 am

:cool: :cool: :cool:
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Per » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:35 am

In sweden the gtx 1080 founders edition was as expensive as the 980ti. Very affordable considering it's performance.
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Bandy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:53 am

Wow Per, sounds like a great deal for Sweden!

I suspect/hope Speck got a nice deal on the 980Ti given it is now last generation (yeap, just checked, $200 off at Newegg with a $30 mail in rebate as well), so if he bought early and didn't get that sale better contact customer support and see what they can do for you. I always keep a casual eye out for sales after I buy big ticket items and if within a few days almost always get money back, or credited to account.

The only suggestion I would have made was to go with the EVGA hybrid cooling 980Ti version, which is also much more affordable than when I bought one last fall: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487144 6 GB vRAM can't go wrong, GPU heat vented directly outside the case, and GPU temps at load are unbelievably cool (high 40 to low 50 C), so much so I thought the sensor was out of whack and had to search online for posted experiences.

From what you post, you did fine research on the components. I really like the CoolerMaster 212, but can be a pain to install. Regardless, everyone will have this or that pet hardware suggestion (get two SSD's a smaller one just for OS), but bottom line you've got a beast system that should play well for many years.

Congrats! When is the delivery?

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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Mugue » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:21 pm

I think you'll love the high MHz and G-sync monitor. It really shines when you're quickly panning your head around with TrackIR in cockpit. No tearing or jitters, just smooth movement. (And I'm still using a GTX680 with mine!)

I bet it's gonna work super, no matter which GPU you end up with. :mrgreen:
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Speck » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:18 pm

Bandy, I haven't ordered any components except the monitor yet... what you're seeing is my "wish list." But as you surmise, I've got it pretty dialed now, just watching/hoping for price drops before I order.

I'm seeing 980 ti's in the ~$450 range. I just checked amazon, and they have 1080's back in stock... for $850! That makes the decision a bit easier.

One other thing I'm onsidering, is a PCI-e SSD- the price difference isn't too great now. Any thoughts on that?
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Re: Z170 mobo?

Postby SYN_Mugue » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:57 pm

"One other thing I'm considering, is a PCI-e SSD- the price difference isn't too great now. Any thoughts on that?"

I put one of those in my rig.(though my MB doesn't have a built in slot, so, I had to get a PCIe adapter card)

It is blindingly FAST!!! Much faster than my other regular SSD's. Mine's an Samsung SM951 M.2 256gig. I only put my flight sims on it for now, and holy shit! they load super fast!!! If I had built this rig from the ground up with it, I might have put the OS on it too.(Maybe someday when I reformat I'll do that...)
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