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Here's the link to the components I am thinking about getting:

 

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22043014

 

My goal is to have 2 computers.  The one I'll be building will run P3Dv3 and will be on one monitor.  I have in this list a separate computer I plan to run with Aivlasoft EFB and PFPX, Topcat, etc.  I want to connect the two computers via a LAN network so that they communicate with each other.  The kvm switch is so that I can only get by with using one wireless keyboard and mouse for the two computers.  I plan on running 2 monitors with my auxiliary computer so that Aivlasoft EFB, charts, etc. will be on one monitor and then PFPX and TOPCAT would be on another monitor.  Would my choice for secondary computer work with 2 monitors?  Basically, I want to make sure that I'm getting everything I need to complete my setup.  I have no experience building computers and am going to have someone assemble it for me.  Also, is the 850W power supply adequate for the build?

 

Thanks,

Rob

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I'd get a GTX 980 Ti over the titan - just a personal opinion...  I think it's a waste of money unless you're doing multimonitor (per one PC) and 4k etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487144&cm_re=gtx_980_ti-_-14-487-144-_-Product

 

Also I'd get the GSkill ripjaws V (for skylake).... 2X8 GB ddr4 3200mhz should be good

 

Addon Sound blaster is overkill these days unless you're really into sound quality and noting the differences between them/audiophile.  However I think you may be able to have separate headset sounds and in-game sounds if you do have a addon card.

 

Also check out Synergy+ instead of KVM...  I've used it in the past, uses the network to switch your mouse between PC monitors/computers.

http://synergy-project.org/

 

Your PSU is plenty for the 980 Ti - not sure on the titan.

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Sounds good. Thanks Ryan! I like the idea of Synergy a lot more than a kvm. I think I will stick with the titan for now since I plan to go 4k in the future. I take your advice on the memory.

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Get yourself an Asus motherboard - had many Gigabytes and they dont compare to Asus - Rob talked me into it and was the best info he has ever passed on to me - Gigabyte bios is crap also


Sounds good. Thanks Ryan! I like the idea of Synergy a lot more than a kvm. I think I will stick with the titan for now since I plan to go 4k in the future. I take your advice on the memory.

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Alright, I've changed to an ASUS motherboard and the Gskill RipJaws V.  I've also decided to change to a 1000W power supply after reading a little bit more online.  Does the final configuration look good?  I know nothing about motherboards and don't know if the one I selected is good.

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Alright, I've changed to an ASUS motherboard and the Gskill RipJaws V.  I've also decided to change to a 1000W power supply after reading a little bit more online.  Does the final configuration look good?  I know nothing about motherboards and don't know if the one I selected is good.

 

No thats not the right motherboard its for amd - not intel - give me few mins 

Here you go - the best is the Formula VIII - I have the VII its rock solid but expensive - next in-line I would go for a hero - they are all good

 

They have open box versions that are cheaper if you look your call on that - I dont think I would buy an open box motherboard

 

As for ram I use corsair platinums best ram i ever used - i will get back to you on the proper ones

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600567780&IsNodeId=1&Description=asus%20rog&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-132-586%5E13-132-586%2C13-132-699%5E13-132-699%2C13-132-569%5E13-132-569%2C13-132-265%5E13-132-265&percm=13-132-586%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-132-699%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-132-569%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-132-265%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

Alright, I've changed to an ASUS motherboard and the Gskill RipJaws V.  I've also decided to change to a 1000W power supply after reading a little bit more online.  Does the final configuration look good?  I know nothing about motherboards and don't know if the one I selected is good.

 

Would need to know which motherboard you would be buying to make ram decision 

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I updated my wishlist to include the Hero as per your recommendation.

 

Thanks for all your help.

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I just built my new rig with very similar specs.  I recommend getting the non-Alpha version of the Maximus VIII Hero board, as you'll save money, the only thing the Alpha has over the other is RGB headers.

 

The board has extremely good on-board audio, I'd ditch the sound card.

 

Not a big fan of the case, but then again that's a very personal choice.

 

Also, I'd still go one PC with 2 monitors.  That's what I do, and this setup absolutely has enough power to run everything at the same time.  That'll save you a very big chunk of money.

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I removed the audio card. I'm not that big of an audiophile anyway.

 

Thanks

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Here is the supported list of memory

 

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1151/MAXIMUS_VIII_HERO/M8H_Memory_qvl0307.pdf?_ga=1.6159539.1202540232.1447036257

 

Closest I could find in Platinums - cant find 2 - 8gig sticks on your supported list so you would have to make the call on using another brand if you dont wan to fill those ram slots

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233746&cm_re=ddr4_Dominator_Platinum-_-20-233-746-_-Product

 

Or you could do what I did and go for 32 gig all slots filled depends on your funds

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233769&cm_re=ddr4_Dominator_Platinum-_-20-233-769-_-Product

 

Well thats about it - good luck your in good shape now thats for sure

 

Onboard sound is over rated - my Sound blaster X-FI Titanium blows it away

 

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-Titanium-HD.aspx

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Ram 2 X 8 16gb G-Skill 3200 c14 or 3600 c16 the samsung b-die fastet out there.

Or 2x4 3200-3600 mhz G-Skill with samsung chip

On that board a recomend not faster than 3600mhz.

 

The QVL is Old

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 I know nothing about motherboards and don't know if the one I selected is good.

 

 

 

I don't think it's a good idea for the OP to opt for motherboard "X" just because someone said so. I don't think that's helpful. 

 

I would advise the OP to spend a week or so doing some proper research so that he can make an informed decision. The OP almost bought an AMD motherboard instead of an Intel board, so it's clear he lacks basic knowledge. If he knows nothing about motherboards he should learn a bit about motherboards.

 

Same for RAM, we have some advising one way, and others advising something else, with the OP chopping and changing. Not good!

 

After the OP has done more of his own research and is equipped with the minimum knowledge required, the following opinion might be considered...

 

Westman and Ryan are spot on. [in my opinion] GSkill Ripjaw V's are specifically designed for Skylake and use top quality Samsung modules. That isn't to say that other manufacturers haven't done the same, but GSkill are a particularly fine example and highly recommended. I have the RAM suggested by Westman. As usual Westman is spot on.

 

Don't just accept the above and change orders for parts! Research the suggestions and determine yourself if the opinions are valid or not!

 

For motherboards I too favour Asus. However, I wouldn't attempt to convince the OP to go for the same manufacturer or variant I went for. The OP should check out Asus, do some reserach, find out if Asus boards are reliable, capable etc. If he decides Asus is suitable for him, and the opinions of others were valid, he should  check out the specifications of the Asus boards, pick a board that fills his needs, and then by all means ask on this forum for opinions on that choice. But the initial choice should come from the OP's own research, not blindly adopting others choices.

 

When we simply adopt others choices, without some kind of background knowledge to back that up, we are likely to end up with a choice that in hindsight we wouldn't have made.

 

Hope this isn't taken the wrong way, but chopping and changing an order for parts "because someone else said so" is a bad idea in my experience.

 I've also decided to change to a 1000W power supply after reading a little bit more online.  

 

 

Why 1000W? Do you require that much power? 

 

http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator

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I don't think it's a good idea for the OP to opt for motherboard "X" just because someone said so. I don't think that's helpful. 

 

I do agree with your statements but also do know a little something about building a computer and also agree with his 1000w PS choice 

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/479006-why-i-havent-been-simming-latley/page-7?hl=havent

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I do agree with your statements but also do know a little something about building a computer and also agree with his 1000w PS choice 

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/479006-why-i-havent-been-simming-latley/page-7?hl=havent

 

 

Yes I know you know something about building a computer Richard, and I respect that, but it's not relevant I don't need to see a link to your latest build.  So do I, so does Westman, so does Ryan, and we advise differently to you. You say Corsair and we say GSkill.

 

So what is the OP to do? Guess? Pick one of our suggestions at random? Carry on switching components just because someone says so? Clearly not, the OP should have a reasonable understanding to begin with. 

 

And then, based on our "suggestions", he should research further and determine if out opinions are valid for him. 

 

Not everyone loves Asus, some wouldn't touch Asus, some dislike GSkill. Some favour EVGA for very valid reasons. This is something he should explore and decide for himself.  

and also agree with his 1000w PS choice 

 

 

 

Why?

 

He's not running SLI is he? Does he intend to? If not over the top.

 

And as Westman rightly advised, the OP should consider 2X8GB RAM, not four sticks. Asus boards handle 4 sticks better than they used to but I would still advise two if overclocking.

 

But again, the OP shouldn't take my word for it and just change his order, he should check for himself.

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I appreciate all of the comments on this thread. They were all really helpful. I think I will continue researching and try to find what best fits my needs. When all is said and done, I'll comment with what I come up with.

 

Thanks,

Rob

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I appreciate all of the comments on this thread. They were all really helpful. I think I will continue researching and try to find what best fits my needs. When all is said and done, I'll comment with what I come up with.

 

Thanks,

Rob

 

No problem Rob - good luck

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Hey guys just thought I'd let you know what I decided to go with.

 

CPU: Intel i7 6700k Skylake

GPU: ASUS ROG GTX Geforce 1080 Strix

SSD #1: Intel 750 400GB AIC SSD for Windows and photo files, etc.

SSD #2: Intel 750 800GB AIC SSD for P3D and addons

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3333

PSU: EVGA 1000W PSU

Case: NZXT H440 Steel Mid Tower Case

MOBO: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Z170

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Z

 

Thanks for all the help! I learned a lot in my research.

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That will be am awesome PC. Let us know how you get on with the super fast Intel 750. Is that the U.2 version?

 

I would have gone for GSkill Ripjaw V, as I mentioned earlier but there you go.

 

You don't need 1000 watts of course unless you intend to go SLI some time in the future. But at least it has the advantage of running well below max load and thus in a "somewhat" more efficient range. Although the graph is fairly flat between 10 and 90%. Not to mention future proofing, lower PSU fan speed etc. 

 

What did you do for cooling Robert?

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They're the AIC version. I didn't order the cooling yet. Still researching what is best for the 6700k and what would fit best in my case. Any suggestions? My goal is to overclock CPU to 4.6-4.8ghz.

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They're the AIC version. I didn't order the cooling yet. Still researching what is best for the 6700k and what would fit best in my case. Any suggestions? My goal is to overclock CPU to 4.6-4.8ghz.

 

"Liquid" cooler: Corsair H series...  example - http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-series-h60-high-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler

Note there are larger dual radiator versions like the 110i etc - more money of course

 

"Air" Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S.... example - http://noctua.at/en/products/cpu-cooler-retail/nh-d15s

Note this one is good, provides more clearance for RAM if the ones you selected have tall heat spreaders. (which yours do - another reason to go GSkill hehe)

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