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i7 build - advice/suggestions for motherboard and RAM

DrMunkey 704 81 May 1, 2016 at 02:46 PM
Getting things compiled for a new i7-6700k build. The only thing I've bought thus far is the processor. Budget is pretty flexible, I usually build for future-proofing, I'm starting to feel the strain on my current system which is an OC'd i7-2700k.

Just starting to learn again after not having built in 5 years, so I'm looking at the Z170 chipsets, but don't' have any brand loyalty so I'm kind of at a loss for which board to select. Advice? Rationale? Not really thinking I need to buy a $3-400 board, but obviously I need the OC flexibility, which I'm sure is available in the $200 range.

For memory, I'm going to put 64GB (4x16), anyone have any recommendations there?

Going to reuse my current case and use some form of a Corsair water cooler, currently running an H50.

1TB SSD, reuse my Blu-Ray drive from current machine. Current PSU is 620W, how necessary would it be to crank that up?

Thanks in advance for any and all guidance.

Cheers!

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I am doing this exact same thing this week but my parts are ordered and imbound (Dang case wasn't available on prime) See my thread http://slickdeals.net/f/8692539-i7-6700k-build-advice?v=1

Here is what I am doing.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4dXtmG

You didn't mention what your doing with the PC thats important.
Are you using onboard graphics?
You PSU should be fine even with a high end single GPU. All things being equal your new computer should use less power than the last one.

I choose that motherboard as it ticked all my boxes and a friend has it and it's been rock solid.
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Appreciate it. I went ahead and got everything today.

Parts from current machine:
Antec 900 Case
Antec 620W Neo PS
LG Blu-Ray Super-drive

New build components:
i7-6700k
Corsair H80i v2 liquid cooler
MSI Gaming Z170A M7 board
G.Skills RipJaws V Series PC3000 64GB (4x16)
Crucial 960GB SSD
MS OEM Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Tipped out right at $1700, this should last me a while.
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Quote from DrMunkey View Post :
Appreciate it. I went ahead and got everything today.

Parts from current machine:
Antec 900 Case
Antec 620W Neo PS
LG Blu-Ray Super-drive

New build components:
i7-6700k
Corsair H80i v2 liquid cooler
MSI Gaming Z170A M7 board
G.Skills RipJaws V Series PC3000 64GB (4x16)
Crucial 960GB SSD
MS OEM Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Tipped out right at $1700, this should last me a while.
What are you doing for a GPU? You never really mentioned what your using the PC for.
That cooler will work better than stock but doesn't have a ton of room to overclock before it will be saturated if your going to run it long and hard. I choose the bigger one myself for more soak capacity.
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