37 months ago
I've been out of the computer and hardware scene for years now. My machine is past it's upgrade time and I'm just ready to build another PC. I couldn't even tell you what CPU or mobo I'm running, one of the first gen i7s not that it matters. Anyways on to the build planning and questions. So I've been doing as much reading, video watching and talking to friends that I can possibly do. Some say go Z170 others say spend the extra money for a X99 build even though I'll lose some gaming performance slightly. So I think I've decided that I want to build a X99. I have both routes planned out but I'd really like to get everyone's opinion on my X99 build. I've tried to find the best mobo but they all seem to have quite a few QC issues and are sorta hit and miss it seems, particularly the Asus boards? Anyways;
My build list so far: Case: NZXT H400 Mid Tower Case
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
CPU: i7 6800k
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200mhz 16gb (4 x 4gb)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical SSD I'll be bumping up to a M.2 SSD after a little bit and will be carrying over my HDD from my original build.
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (240mm)
Cables: CableMod PSU White Cable Set
Wanting to try to stick to a white and black theme as my GPU plastic/metal case will be plasti dipped white to go along with the theme.
Any and all advice is truly welcome!