37 months ago
Hey there everyone, this is my first time actually attempting a build so thanks for helping out. Honestly, this is pretty much build ready but I want a few more experienced eyes to take a look at it before I pull the trigger on something so expensive. I've taken the time to comb though everything to the best of my nascent ability, but any and all recommendations are welcome. I would particularly welcome advice on Z170 mobos and GTX 1080 cards. I've done some research on the ones that I have listed here, but there are a lot of different kinds for each and it doesn't help that reviews for most of them paint some confusing pictures so it's hard to determine what might fit best.
As the title suggests, my work is based around audio production for visual media such as film scoring and related musical applications. As such, an i7 is included instead of i5 (Plus, Micro Center has 6700K on sale for like $250!). But I've never had a good gaming machine either so I figured while I have the money, now's the time.
FYI, for monitors I'm considering dual Dell UltraSharp U2515s I'm open to other suggestions on nice 1440 screens as well if you feel so inclined. I have monitors now so it isn't a huge deal, but I'd like to get some nice ones. Thanks again in advance you guys!
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor||$299.99 @ Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$66.49 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard||MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$169.99 @ B&H|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory||$89.99 @ NCIX US|
|Storage||Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$124.09 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$48.89 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card||$659.99 @ Amazon|
|Case||Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case||$148.70 @ Jet|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$99.99 @ SuperBiiz|
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