Description

Skylake build update

From entry level to high end.

It started with an i5 6500 and a Gigabyte B150.

I got a dual monitor setup but it wasn't enough for my simracing rig.

Later on i decided to upgrade to Core i7 with a proper Z170 motherboard.

When GTX 1080 got launched, I struggled to buy one in my country, I ordered an Asus Strix 1080 but it would take a month to arrive, so I ordered an Asus Founders edition.

Still waiting for the Strix to arrive to sell the founders edition, even I have doubts to sell or keep the founders edition.

Im still deciding to get a pair of GSKILL Trident Z memory, change my Corsair PSU for and EVGA G2 850w, a Samsung 950 Pro m.2 or a Samgung 850 EVO 500gb .

What would be your choice?

And another question, would you install a NZXT G10 to a GTX 1080 FE??

Thanks.

UPDATE:

Corsair RM850i Corsair H100i v2 Kraken G10

Upgraded the CXM 750 for a RM850i to get a more reliable PSU, found out that the CXM series are prone to failure for low quality components.

Installed a Kraken G10 with a Kraken X31 on ASUS 1080 FE, immediately notice a drop on temps, 30ª C idle up to 54-56ª C on load when it used to be 80-83ª on load while gaming.

More to come, would like to get a NVME drive and maybe a case swap to a Tt Core P3.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I would go for the Strix unless the silicon gods smiled on you and gave you an amazing founders edition. The strix will be quieter and most likely be able to overclock more.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

All Founders Editions are the same card, just in different packaging. For two monitors, a 1080 FE will be better than any older card, but I'd still wait for whatever non-FE is available first. Any non-FE card will outperform any FE.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually I read lots of people "complaining" that Founders Edition has can keep higher bus clocks for longer periods of time, then after market graphics card... Maybe Nvidia hand picked the GPU's for their FOunders Edition

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I will receive the Strix in a few days, I ordered the FE in a rush :(

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

950 Pro m.2 would be a nice upgrade out of the parts you suggested.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

all those upgrade ideas look good sell the extra 1080 when your new one comes and you can prolly get all those upgrades. if I had to pick one upgrade I would go with the gskill trident z that is some amazing ram

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe a Strix 1070 would run those 1080p 60 Hz monitors just as well as a 1080 would. Might as well save a couple hundred with the 1070, or just stick with the 980 you've got there. Seems it would run over 60 Hz in 1080p on most games.

I would not upgrade your RAM, memory is memory and those Fury sticks are just fine unless you're looking for better aesthetics with the TridentZ.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Im running 3 monitors at 1440p - custom resolution set on nvidia control panel.

The ram upgrade is just for aesthetics, even if i sell the fury´s, I will have to spend more money for no reasonable performance gain.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I was going based off the monitors you have listed in your parts list. Those are 1080p 60Hz monitors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, those are 1080p - 60 hz @ 1440p max resolution i could apply thru nvidia control panel.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't make sense why you would output 1440p to 1080p monitors...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I will quote this because i couldnt describe it better:

"What is downsampling

Downsampling, also called OGSSAA : Ordered Grid SuperSampling AntiAliasing, is in this case the concept of rendering the game at a much higher, custom made, resolution than your monitor is capable of displaying and subsequently having the GPU rescale the image ( as in downsample ) to that of your monitor's native resolution to which the end result is a "cleaner", sharper and less aliased image. ..."

Some games settings allows select image rendering to a bigger resolution (2k-4k) without changing the monitor resolution, like call of duty black ops. III

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey. Nice build +1. Similar spec i have built. How is msi 1080 doing? Heard it is a sweet spot

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

The Msi its a GTX 980, I upgraded to 1080 FE and waiting for a 1080 Strix to replace the FE

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I have strix 1080) mind blowing card :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I vote for the PSU upgrade to the EVGA G2 they are very highly rated Power Supplies..

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey nice build and could you tell me what leds you are using for the inside. If I were you I would upgrade the psu.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

For the leds, I bought a 5 meters white led kit at Lowe's and soldered all together with speaker cable around the top back, side, front bay and bottom.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the MSI Gaming X, it will look really nice in your rig, and on top of that, it's silent.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say get away from that yucky low quality ram and go for some ddr4 2666

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

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