37 months ago
Note: Prices below are in $CAD (ie. 35%ish more than $USD.)
I'm at 5 years in my current PC aside from my card which got upgrade to a GTX980 (almost 2 years ago now even for that, wow!)
I am planning on re-using the graphics card as well as a newer SSD I have. Can you guys peruse/critique my parts list a little bit? I used to be able to rattle off the "best of" in any given category no matter what, but life catches up and I can't keep up like I used to. For example, why does ASUS have 29487298 boards for the same chipset? Things like that.
A couple of questions I would like answered: I have an OCZ Max IOPS drive from 5 years ago that my OS is installed on (256GB) and a Samsung 850 (500GB) that I keep my games on. I am doing an M2 drive on the new build - does it make sense to put the OS/primary apps on that drive, or games? (I don't know if I can fit both and I'm a bit OCD about keeping them separate.)
2nd - I am moving from an i7-2600K. I've read the jump in performance a person gets isn't massive, but do you think with the new proc I should consider a 2nd GTX 980 for SLI as well? (perhaps down the road?)
And lastly - should a person wait for Kaby Lake? Or would it make more sense to see what black Friday/cyber Monday deals I could get on these items and buy now?
Anyway your feedback is appreciate, I am humming with excitement! Part of me almost misses DIP switches, Slave/Master jumpers, IRQ Assignments...almost.
I should mention: I've picked a couple things (NZXT case, Kingston Memory, ASUS Mobo) on a blend of review as well as current experience. I have an NZXT Phantom case currently, but will probably try to sell it and most of the components once I build my new machine.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor||$399.99 @ Memory Express|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$95.99 @ Newegg Canada|
|Motherboard||Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$273.98 @ DirectCanada|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory||$114.99 @ Newegg Canada|
|Storage||Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive||$409.99 @ Newegg Canada|
|Case||NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case||$144.99 @ Newegg Canada|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$169.99 @ NCIX|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$1629.92|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 22:24 EST-0500|
EDIT: I'm getting the vibe people aren't noticing these prices are $CAD, not USD.