I've seen people buy them for gaming and I just thought it was a waste of money.
Wow I did not know that
Ok you have taught me something today, thanks for the info
True, those Xeons are good price for performance, but I was talking about the new Xeons that cost thousands
Or an AMD FX processor would be goo too. You can get 8 cores for £117.49!
No it all depends on whats the other hardware is in the computer. I'm just recommending an i7 for the graphics card you have. Don't go for Xeons as they are more meant for servers or big rendering projects (films, etc...)
750 or 850 RMX from corsair
Ultra wide 1440p
Yes, as long a s you have around 16gb of ram and a new i7, it would easily do that.
i5, but I would use a Skylake one.
Yep, I agree. A 6700k, 16gb ddr4 and a single 1080 would be good, but you could still go cheaper
Yep that's a pretty good CPU there. If you wanted something better go for the new architecture like a 6800k or even a 6900k if you want to go overkill. To be honest you could save some money but I need to know what resolution you will be playing at (1080p, 1440p or 4K?)
Use my build;
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looks ok, keep and eye on it though
I know it is a bit more than your budget, but go for a i3 or i56 and a 940M graphics card with 8gb of ram.
My friend got this asus and it is quite good; https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-X556UB-XX039T-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B01FE6HST0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471437565&sr=8-3&keywords=asus+940m
I would do what @Chillsabre said and get the MSI motherboard. To really future proof this computer I was also recommend getting a 2TB hard drive too, and if you have the extra money upgrade it to a WD Black instead of a Blue.
Well it would reduce the chance of a bottleneck sufficiently, and it would allow both cards to release there full potential. Overclocking the 6600k would just allow it do things faster, not to be able to do more things at once. I would still recommend to overlock the 6700k if you are going to SLI two 1080's. 6600k has 4 core and 4 threads, so having to have the two really powerful graphics cards and having to process things from a game may bottlenecking your graphics cards. The 6700k has 4 cores and 8 threads, so It can do more at once, and If you overclocking it, this is where you see an advantage of having 8 threads. The 6600k in my option is more for single cards like a single 1060 or 1070.
Yep looks good, as long as it says it fits and etc... For the case I would go for a CIT one like I did. Good luck :)
I was going to have a asus z170 deluxe but it was too much money...
Looks good to me
I know but I would like the 6700k because of the doubled threads from the 6600k
Yes go for Ubuntu Lightweight, helped boot up speeds and shutdown speeds. Use Firefox as a browser. That should keep it going. Try to get 4gb of ram if you want to use it, if not 2gb Is fine ;) good luck
Ok cheers guys
The processor fitted in the machine is the best in the range with the same socket (I belive) so if you want to upgrade, you will need a new motherboard and cpu and cooler and maybe even power supply.
To be honest, this computer is never going to be fast due to its single core single thread cpu. I had a machine simular to this and it is very slow and it even had 2gb of ram. There is no chance of cheaply upgrading this pc to be able to play HD video without stuttering or even the computer being remotely fast. Take out the hard drive and psu. That's is the only reusable parts of this machine. Sorry about the bad news.
6700k for 1080! Definitely if you are going to SLI them!
Is it just a un supported MB?
Yep I unplugged both ram sticks and got a short beep then a long beep
ive checked there and found nothing
Ok cheers man! I was planning for a 2m white led strip and the fan should of been white LED's :)
Insead of plugging in your water Cooling pump into a fan header,you plug it in there
I'm just saying what I know,if people are having problems with it then there must be something wrong. I'm sorry I can't help you out...
Ok cheers dude ;)
Thats only if you are water cooling though with a AIO pump. I know you are loosing 1 USB 3.1 ports and a couple of USB 3 ports if you choose the Asus, but i believe it will be worth the sacrifice ;)
The Asus board has a onboard water header, crystal sound 3. Also I am going for the Z170 Deluxe for my build. The Z170-A also has 5-way optimization. I would say, i do prefer Asus products to MSI, but they are still both very good companies.
This is my opinion but I would rather spend a bit more In future proofing rather than spend less. Just get a Asus Z170-K or something like that. It'll serve you many years I'm sure. Also wait until nvidia releases it's pascal GPUs as the price of your new R9 390 should go down because of competition. ;)
All usb devices are all compatible with each other. I have no problems with my mouse and joystick. Power will be perfectly fine, don't worry.
Asus board in my opinion
My personal opinion is to go for a EVGA or As Rock, but in the end it depends to cosmetic, features and price. I found it hard to choose between Z170 Sabertooth and Z170 Deluxe, I ended up choosing the Deluxe as the board was apparently separately watercooled and it had more features
Really any of these on this list that supports LGA 1151 and DDR4
I would go for a Z170 series board, ATX by Asus. You choose what one you need as the A differs to the Plus (e.g usb 3.1 and dual gbit ethernet). For my build I went for the Z170 Plus, by Asus. Presumably you are going Skylake, so you will probably want DDR4 for proper futureproofing.
Good luck :)
Asus z170-m Plus is a good board.
Yeh that's a very good mb, Im going for the z170 deluxe for my build, but the z170-a Is good.
In my opinion I think that PSU is OK, I would recommend changing the cooler to a NZXT Kraken X41 (for mounting on exhaust fan). The pre-applied paste that comes with the X41 is good, but if you want to change it got for some Arctic MX4