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First Time Build with overkill :)

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

I have wanted to build a computer since college and now that I am gainfully employed, I feel that the time has come. I wanted to have a system that would be up-gradable (water cooling, another GPU etc) at a later date. Any constructive input would be great to hear. And maybe a suggestion of a pair of monitors would be nice.

 

Thanks!

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LkCnWZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LkCnWZ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($374.88 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 GTS 82.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($219.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($204.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($308.98 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($196.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($709.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo ATX Full Tower Case  ($249.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($310.38 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer  ($52.99 @ B&H) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit)  ($124.86 @ B&H) 
Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016  ($109.79 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.39 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.39 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.39 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.39 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.39 @ OutletPC) 
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($169.99 @ B&H) 
Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse  ($67.38 @ Amazon) 
Total: $3243.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-06 03:02 EST-0500

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The V8 is overpriced for what it is.  I have one.  The Hyper 212 is better and much cheaper.


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When there is no danger of failure there is no pleasure in success.

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Looks great! Can't really think of much to criticize about it, except I would go with a Logitech keyboard and mouse combo or a corsair keyboard and mouse combo, but not one of each.


Headphones:

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Sony MDR V6 (DT 250 pads), restored 1987 AKG K240M 600ohm (Cosmos pads with dt250 filters), AKG K7XX, Beyerdynamic DT990 pro 250 ohm, Bose Ae2 & Sony MDR v150. All off of a Bravo V2 shuguang tube, Little Dot mkII with GE JAN 5654 tubes, a CEntrance Dacport slim and a UCA222.

PC:

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  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170s
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix (white)
  • GPU
    Asus 1070 Strix OC
  • Case
    Phanteks P400
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 pro, Seagate barracuda 1tb
  • PSU
    Evga G1 650W (regret)
  • Display(s)
    Samsung S22D300 21.5" 1920x1080 60hz 5ms & ASUS PB277Q 27" 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 240EX white
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (switching to linux soon)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Samfisher said:

The V8 is overpriced for what it is.  I have one.  The Hyper 212 is better and much cheaper.

I appreciate the aesthetics of the V8, does the Hyper 212 offer better cooling?

 

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Just now, Engineerd said:

I appreciate the aesthetics of the V8, does the Hyper 212 offer better cooling?

 

Slightly better yes. The difference is minimal at best though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Pauleh said:

Looks great! Can't really think of much to criticize about it, except I would go with a Logitech keyboard and mouse combo or a corsair keyboard and mouse combo, but not one of each.

Thanks. I will look more into matching a mouse and keyboard. 

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