i7 6700k Build Advice
I am primarily asking for suggestions on motherboards, CPU coolers/case fans, Storage and a case.
Already purchased or I plan on reusing the following.
-Intel i7 6700k Processor only
-Gskill 32gb DDR4 (2x16)
-Samsung 850 Evo 500gb SATA (In current use)
-Seasonic 1250w Gold (Already had and is in use)
-AMD 7950 GPU (In Use now, It’s fine for 1080p gaming, ill upgrade when I go 4k displays when the price drops)
Here is the current tenative build from PC Parts Picker http://pcpartpicker.co
-I have been reading and thinking the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 LGA 1151 might be a good choice. But wanting to know what everyones thoughts are. It's been awhile since I have kept up on motherboard technology. I doubt I will ever run 2 GPU’s since I don’t game a ton. USB of all shapes and sizes are important. Lots of SATA ports are also important since I will run a couple of hard drives at least until I upgrade to a NAS later in the year. What are some other motherboard suggestions?
CPU Cooler/Case Fan
-I want a pretty quiet PC and have the ability to Overclock some. With how easy overclocking is now I see overclocking on times i'm working on big photo projects and then running at stock speeds for the more normal times. I have done some research on the Noctua NH-D14 and it looks pretty nice but is it worth $70? I thought about going with one of the self contained liquid coolers but it sounds like they almost all have leaks after a few years
Is arctic Silver 5 still a good CPU paste? I have some that's a couple years old unopened.
Suggestions for a couple of good case fans? I have a leftover 120mm Noctura thats about 5 years old I thought I might use for one.
-To NVME or SATA - Already have the 500gb Samsung 850 Evo Drive that I could use. But transitioning to a new system would be easier and it would be faster if I bought a NVME 500gb Samsung for around that $150 mark. I would then use the 850 Evo I have as a scratch type disk and put in the new build after getting it up and transitioning it over. Is it worth it?
I currently have my current system in a Lian-Li PC-7FN which I have enjoyed for the most part after replacing fans in it. It can hold 4 HD’s and I have my SSD on the floor of the current build. It’s super well built and all aluminum. The question is do I replace it? It doesn’t have USB3 and I have always felt like the airflow could be better as it really only has one 120mm in the front and 1x 80mm in the back + the power supply. I have my tower setup on a desk next to my desk about 5-6 feet away from my normal sitting position so a new case needs to be quite. A few more places for hard drives would be nice too. I don’t need and probably don’t want a window.
Any other opinions?