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Time for an upgrade. Any modifications?

eugpcpartpicking

37 months ago

Hey folks. So it is time to upgrade my PC after 6 years of use. Here is my current part list. Any suggestions/comments are very welcome.

I will most likely be upgrading to another GTX 1080 a few years from now if necessary. What is a power supply that I will need to future proof this setup? Any recommendations for a case? I don't care about flashy presentation. Basically I want a case that I will never need to replace again. Who is the best manufacturer for the 1080 and why? Do I really need 3200Mhz memory? Anything I am missing? Any suggestions what so ever?

Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $428.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $314.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $306.07 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Monitor Dell U3415W 34.0" 60Hz Monitor $649.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor Dell U3415W 34.0" 60Hz Monitor $649.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3962.84
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $3952.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-22 15:43 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints at all! I'd go with that 1080, and , well, I doubt you'll need 3200 memory, but its nice to have i guess!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem, id recommend ddr4-3000 or 2666, you will see a substantial price decrease.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing as you've gone high-end with everything else, might as well swap out the 212 EVO for something like a Cryorig H5 or Noctua NH-U12S at the very least. Do you need 3200 MHz RAM? No, but you don't need 64GB, either. Stick with it. EVGA is a good choice for the 1080; great warranty and service from them. You're OK for PSU. Some might want more than ~125W of headroom, but if you're not pulling a full OC load 24/7, you'll be fine.

Case, though, is tricky. I had an R4 and didn't like it much (though I'm in the minority on this). You won't know if you have a keeper until you've used it. Figure out what you like about your current case, what you want from your new case, and try to find something that fits both those lists.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the best quiet mid tower case with great airflow?

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