29 months ago
Putting together my first build, which I'll use for both gaming and productivity (mostly financial modeling and simulation), and wanted to run a part list by the community for input. I don't intend to switch out the motherboard or cpu for quite some time, so I've gone a tad overkill (I think) but would appreciate any feedback.
I have deliberately excluded a GPU from the build, as I'm waiting for the custom 1080 ti cards to come out (would love some input on whether a hyrbid cooled card like one offered from EVGA would be worth it or if I should go another route - thinking liquid cooling would be the best option?).
Part list is below, thanks!
CPU: Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor (wanted greater power for software so went with 6 core, I would imagine 4 cores to be fine for gaming)
CPU cooler: Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (goal was quiet operation)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard (goal is to "future-proof" with this one - USB 3.1 also a question of mine)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (will add a second stick later on)
Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (is there anything better out there without paying 3x? Wanted M.2 NVMe)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case (not married to case, just looking for a full tower with good air flow, but room to expand or add a custom liquid cooling loop)
Power Supply: EVGA 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (wanted to go fully modular)