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RancidViper

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Hi all,

 

It's finally time to upgrade my PC and dive head first into the awesome world of P3D, and I'm doing everything to make sure I don't leave any holes with my rig. Here is the current list I've got, please feel free to tell me if there are better options. :smile:

 

Intel i7 6700K Processor Skylake

GA-H170-HD3 Motherboard ATX Gaming

Corsair H75 Water Cooling Fan

2 x 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM RAM

Geforce GTX980ti 6Gb Graphics

 

Thoughts?

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What power supply, do you plan to install windows 10? With that setup you may have to. SSD or HDD?

 

Hey, unfortunately I don't have the exact details of the power supply, but the guy said on the email that it's upgraded to suit the 980ti as I was previously quoted for a gtx970. It comes with windows 10, and i'll be installing P3D on a 240GB SSD.

 

Looks pretty good. I am assuming you are planning to overclock, right?

 

I am planning to, as of now though I have no idea how to. Guess i'll have to do a lot of reading, which is fine, but first things first. :smile:

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Hey, unfortunately I don't have the exact details of the power supply, but the guy said on the email that it's upgraded to suit the 980ti as I was previously quoted for a gtx970. It comes with windows 10, and i'll be installing P3D on a 240GB SSD.

 

 

I am planning to, as of now though I have no idea how to. Guess i'll have to do a lot of reading, which is fine, but first things first. :smile:

These day OC is extremely easy,

 

Start from here

 

http://rog.asus.com/454262015/overclocking/guide-overclocking-core-i7-6700k-on-the-maximus-viii-extreme/

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Thanks mate! Really appreciate it, will have a good read through!

 

...then be careful with your motherboard. Z- chipset is the one to prefer when overclocking. (http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2099-intel-chipset-comparison-z170-h170-h110

 

Interesting.. You say be careful, are there any known risks you know of with overclocking on the one I have selected?

 

EDIT : Just having a read through that link, seems like it has all the info I need. Thanks for that mate, just hope it doesn't stretch the wallet much more than it already is! :smile:

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I have the Corsair 110i GTX water cooler and it keeps my 6700K @ 4.7 under 60C during RealBench....check it out, worth the money if you ask me. Make sure if you buy that one to get a case that is compatible with it.  

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i would choose a better montherboard to be honest, i am using the gigabyte z170 gaming 7 and very unhappy with the amount a usb ports,saitek hardware doesn't seem to like my 3.0 and 3.1 ports at all. i would count the usb ports on the one you are buying, if you plan on using alot of hardware, buy a really good usb hub.i am using the 6700k and 980ti as well, don't go cheap on the board.just my opinion.

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I have the Corsair 110i GTX water cooler and it keeps my 6700K @ 4.7 under 60C during RealBench....check it out, worth the money if you ask me. Make sure if you buy that one to get a case that is compatible with it.  

 

Yep, have exactly the same experience with the same cooler and CPU. Would like to jump toward 4.8/1.36-1.37 this coming weekend and see how the temperatures will go.

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GA-H170-HD3 Motherboard ATX Gaming

 

 

I would agree with Rich. ROG, or Z170-A Z170 Deluxe Z170 Premium. If you can afford the stunning Maximus VIII Formula you will probably fall in love and want to marry it.

 

https://pcdiy.asus.com/2016/01/rogs-maximus-viii-formula-redefines-the-math-for-premium-pcs/

 

 

 

Corsair H75 Water Cooling Fan

 

You can do better. For air, Noctua NH-D15S, zero chance of leaks and no pump to fail after a few years. For water, Corsair H110 would be my choice.

 

 

2 x 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM RAM

 

I would suggest RAM designed for Skylake. Namely Ripjaw V 3200 MHz.

 

Hey, unfortunately I don't have the exact details of the power supply, but the guy said on the email that it's upgraded to suit the 980ti as I was previously quoted for a gtx970.

 

 

 

 

Don't stand for that nonsense. "They could easily palm you off with a chepo PSU. The PSU is the heart of the system, vital it's a quality unit. Find out the make and model and check out the reviews. 

 

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Don't stand for that nonsense. "They could easily palm you off with a chepo PSU. The PSU is the heart of the system, vital it's a quality unit. Find out the make and model and check out the reviews. 

 

 

What he said! A good PSU is so important in a high performance system, particularly if you want to overclock. Cheap PSUs often don't produce their rated outputs and if they do the stability is usually poor. Go for a known brand name like Corsair, OCZ, Antec, Silverstone, Coolermaster, XFX to name just a few.

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Thanks a bunch guys! Really appreciate it! I have emailed my computer guy and asked for the PSU details, also asked about upgrading the board to the Z-170, the Ripjaw RAM and H110 water cooler so just waiting on a response from him. I will update this thread as soon as he gets back to me.

 

Cheers!

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