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Bullitt added a topic in Hardware Software & TechnologyNew RigHi all,
Just starting to research (and save for) a new rig due to a suspected blown motherboard!!!
Thinking of following in Polecat's footsteps with this as a starting point...all comments/suggestions much appreciated.
ASUS Z170-A (slight concern about reviews regarding heat sinks not using screws and that the board is wafer thin)INTEL i7 6700K or i5 6600K (just spoken to my system builder - he has suggested the i5 6600K)CPU COOLER - TBC (any help on this would be welcome - it needs to have a low profile as space is required for the side fan assembly) (again advised by system builder to go for the CORSAIR H50 but also considering COOLER MASTER Sedion 120V)G SKILL "Ripjaws 4" DDR4-3000 (PC4-24000) 16GB (dual channel kit 8GB x 2) QVL approved ref. no. F4-3000C15D-16GRKCRUCIAL MX200 M2 Type 2280 single sided 250GB (boot/system drive - not sure if this is possible or worthwhile to run raid 0 with 2 ssd (CRUCIAL BX200)
use existing COOLERMASTER Stacker 830 NVIDIA Special Edition (rear fan plus 6 x 120mm fans - 1 front 4 side and 1 top)use existing OCZ Technology Z series 1000W modular power supplyuse existing EVGA NVidia GeForce GTX 550Ti (2 x 2MB in SLI configuration) to be upgraded lateruse existing CREATIVE X-Fi XtremeGamer Platinum Fatal1ty Champion (might not be needed but have always preferred a dedicated sound card)use existing CRUCIAL BX200 SATA 6Gb/s 480GBuse existing SEAGATE Barracuda SATA 3Gb/s 500GB x 4 (2 TB) to be upgraded lateruse existing LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter (GH22LS70) and Blu-ray Disc Rewriter (BH10LS30)use existing SONY multi-card reader/writerRegards
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