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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. Sorry I forgot to mention, but I've already ordered the 6700K. I'm happy with my choice. From the benchmarks I saw, single-threaded applications perform better on the Skylake processor. So that's why I went with Skylake. Thanks, I was considering the be quiet! cooler. But I've heard a lot of good things about the Noctua NH-D15 so I'm going to go with that one. I think it still looks cool.
  2. I could see how you could misinterpret that phrase as a "budget" build (implying low budget). haha
  3. Damn, those Parvum cases look super sexy but I wish it was ATX. I might consider switching to mATX for this:
  4. 1. Budget: ~$2000 (for desktop) 2. Aim: 1440p 144Hz gaming. Also VR (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive) 3. Monitors: Asus ROG Swift http://is.gd/kkr2NY Open to other suggestions. 4. Peripherals: Windows 10. Already have keyboard/mouse that I like. 5. Why are you upgrading? This is my first desktop. I've only owned laptops before. I'm upgrading from my 4 year old Asus G73SW gaming laptop. I'm excited for VR, and it's also been a dream of mine to build my own "battlestation" so here I am. I've posted before, but I've done some more research since then. I've been researching and looking around for about a month now. This is what I've come up with and like. I'm about to order it, but I figured I'd put it here and see if anyone has any last minute suggestions or critiques. Side note: any thermal paste recommendations? Thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($373.98 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($191.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($343.26 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($669.99 @ B&H) Case: NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case ($138.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($102.78 @ Mac Mall) Total: $2005.96 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 02:13 EDT-0400
  5. That's true, but the performance difference between Titan X and the 980 Ti is pretty negligible from what I've read. For a $300-$400 price difference, I think it'd be overkill to go with the Titan X. I'd rather put that money towards another 980 Ti or wait until the next generation of graphics cards to be released.
  6. Alright, thanks. I'll look more into 980 Ti SLI performance.
  7. I've heard mixed reviews from people with 980 TI in SLI. They say there are issues with stuttering in some games. Is that true?
  8. 1. Budget: $3000 2. Aim: 1440p 144Hz gaming max settings. Also VR (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive) 3. Monitors: Asus ROG Swift http://is.gd/kkr2NY Open to other suggestions. 4. Peripherals: Windows 10. Already have keyboard/mouse that I like. 5. Why are you upgrading? This is my first desktop. I've only owned laptops before. I'm upgrading from my 4 year old Asus G73SW gaming laptop. I'm excited for VR, and it's also been a dream of mine to build my own "battlestation" so here I am. After researching for the past few weeks, I've come up with this. Any suggestions and critiques are welcome! Thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($359.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($93.19 @ Newegg) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.75 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($345.59 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($669.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case ($138.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($131.99 @ SuperBiiz) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($97.89 @ OutletPC) Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($649.00 @ Amazon) Total: $2778.36 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 22:21 EDT-0400 I'm still under budget, so I have room to upgrade some of these parts as well. Or I'll just put that towards whatever VR device gets released in 2016. What would you change about this build? I'm looking for 1440p 144Hz and VR gaming performance and quality. Thanks!
  9. Comcast recently upgraded their speed in my area. I was at about 30 Mb/s down a couple weeks ago. I'm in love with this new speed.
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