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Thoughts on future build (EVGA GTX 1080 FTW 2-Way SLI)

Kokopinos

39 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $98.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.39 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $192.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $183.99 @ B&H
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $249.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.68 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $679.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $679.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $154.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $178.79 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $15.88 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair SP140 49.5 CFM 140mm Fan $15.59 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 27UD68-W 27.0" 60Hz Monitor -
Keyboard Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $140.58 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse $47.48 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z523 40W 2.1ch Speakers $89.99 @ Newegg
UPS CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS $198.10 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3659.15
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $3629.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-25 21:11 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

A kilowatt PSU is just stupid. That Black HDD is of awful value. For a gaming build the 950 Pro is a huge waste, same for 32GB of RAM. What is this for? What is your max budget?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

-I'm a little concerned about the power consumption on the 2xFTW plus overclocking -WD Black is supposedly fast, local retailer has it at a reasonable price -950 pro for boot drive thought it was a good idea -Found the 32GB of ram at a good price -Around 3500 euros

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You would be lucky to draw more than 550 watts so a 650 or even a 750 wat PSU would be plenty. its fast but not much faster than competition and you would notice no real world difference. The 950 Pro would get similar or even sometimes a slightly worse by a second or two load and boot times compared to a decent SATA based SSD. What country are you in? You are using USD, not euros.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Greece, but i've already made my calculations with euros from local retailers. I've seen so many people use those M2 ssds for boot drives, that i thought it would be the natural progression to move from the ssd i had in my previous build to an M2.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen so many people use those M2 ssds for boot drives, that i thought it would be the natural progression to move from the ssd i had in my previous build to an M2.

M.2 is just the connection. A drive being M.2 doesn't it mean it will be faster than a SATA based drive.

If you have a decent SSD currently you would see zero benefit.

http://techreport.com/review/29221/samsung-950-pro-512gb-ssd-reviewed/4

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

So the sequential write/read speeds don't really play a factor in loading-booting times? What's the benefit of an M2 after all besides different connection? Would a 850W PSU suffice for 2xFTW overclocked plus overclocking the CPU (I've seen some benchmarks and the FTW draws more power than the ASUS Strix OC for example, the FTW has a TDP of 215 Watts) Wouldn't 32GB of ram be more future proof?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

IIRC, m.2's are better for read/writes but not at booting up.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just an FYI, if it's 3500 euro, you selected all US retailers and this will be much expensive to ship over.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry, I've already made my calculations with prices from local retailers. Plus some of the peripherals are migrated from a previous build.

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