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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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Only thing I'd change is the cooler. The H110 or any other 280mm AIO would be a better option especialy if OC'd is on the cards.

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no way would i spend 450-500 for a motherboard. in my case i change my parts out every other chip,i guess if you were gonna keep it 5 years that asus board might be worth the money, good luck on your decision making.

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Rog board for flightsim?

If you run single Gpu the fastest MoBo is Asus Maximus Impact VIII.

Yes this board is the fastest Asus MoBo for single Gpu, even faster then the Extreme VIII..

 

If you want Multi Gpu card Extreme VIII or the other like Formula, Hero,Gene,Ranger.

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Rog board for flightsim?

If you run single Gpu the fastest MoBo is Asus Maximus Impact VIII.

Yes this board is the fastest Asus MoBo for single Gpu, even faster then the Extreme VIII..

 

If you want Multi Gpu card Extreme VIII or the other like Formula, Hero,Gene,Ranger.

When you say "fastest" though Westman...would you agree that it's not hugely faster. Would barely be noticed in everyday use? Just nudges ahead in benchmarks.

 

My next board its kick arse

Stunning isn't it. I believe OC3D.net had to invent a new award, namely "White Gold".

 

I have a Z170-A ready for my build, but I admit I am tempted to grab one.

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Martin, the Impact have superior memory magament .

If you for example not have very fast mems (3000-3600) it performs as any good Z170 MoBo.

Second for sim you not need the Rog series, your MoBo is as good as the Impact or Extreme with 3200mhz mems, in daily sim use.

Sim likes fast mems as we now , the Impact VIII shines with +4200mhz mems.

For example you ar cracy to buy a set of tridentZ 4266mhz Its only the Impact that boot with XMP settings.

The rest the approx Max is 3800-4000mhz XMP

 

Offtopic , your Ripjaws 3200 run easy 3600 2click OC , vdimm 1.4v and 3600 memstrap then you test it with 1.35v or 3866strap think both gone work flawless.

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Sim likes fast mems as we now , the Impact VIII shines with +4200mhz mems.

But how much difference does "shines" make in everyday use? In the sim and other applications. It may shine in benchmarks, but does that advantage translate into a significant advantage, a noticeable, quantifiable advantage in real terms.?

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ASUS ROG Maximus motherboards are great!!, and 5 way optimization really works to simplify the overclocking process.

 

RAM designed for Skylake and the Corsair H110i water cooling.

 

I had no trouble getting my 6700k a stable 4.8 overclock using ASUS AI Suite.

 

Cheers

Steve

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You see difference in all CPU bound apps , in sim use, OC of the CPU give some and mems to.

A 6700k @4.7 3000mhz you need 4.5 -4.6 with 4000mhz to get the same performance.

As you pointed before the gain of CPU is linear the memspeed scale very good to but you have more parameters to work with , detrimite the optimal settings for your mems to CPU memcontroller and MoBo capabilites.

That can be hard say a % in gain for the mems , a tumb of rule is around 0.5% 100mhz

 

The Rog board is born from the mother of Asus Z170 MoBo ( mother of the motherboards) , same layout for CPU and mems.

Only the impact is a ###### ( ba-stard )

 

A basic setup is 4.7-4.8 3200-3600 then if your lucky 5ghz is possible

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I am running the 6700k @ 4,4 GHz with Air cooling and do not have problems on a Asus Z170-A mainboard.

 

What I can recommend is a M.2 SSD -> 2 Gb/s read and about 1 GB/s write speed... basically a SSD which is directly connected to the PCI-E bus.

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