So that i7 6700k got me thinking the other day. Then my Bluray drive failed on me today.
The rig is just over 6 years old, IIRC. What's going to go next? So I just say "screw it, I'm just going to rebuild" and part it out while the old LGA 1366 platform still has some value to it.
I think I can get around $4-500 out of the CPU, MB, and other few parts. So this upgrade should really only set me back around $500
I've been out of "the game" for a while now and need some help with recommendations and such.
I do game 1440P or surround 7680x1440 on older games that don't cripple my rig. I also encode and compress videos frequently with x264.
Regarding aesthetics, I'm not looking for any specific hardcore gaming look like the white-out towers and whatnot, but for only $50-100 more, I might go for it.
^^ I do prefer a case that has some removable filters as to keep dust off the internals.^^
So here are my needs (or help me understand otherwise):
I7-6700k or comparable???
Water cooler like H110 or similar
Case that can fit said cooler. Also, a case that is VR friendly may be a plus (consider this when recommending a motherboard please)
Motherboard with extra space between SLI cards so they're not slapped together. Something maybe likehttps://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-2-Way-DualBIOS-Motherboards-GA-Z170XP-SLI/dp/B012AQGL4A?ie=UTF8&tag=pcpapi-20
16GB RAM kit
New SSD 250GB minimum, prefer 500GB
2 New data drive(s) like 2 or 3TB WD
Power supply 850W << prefer modular this time around (currently powering 2 GTX 780s, upgrading to 1080s soon and much less power draw.)
Any other accessories, fan, cable you think I may need.
Thanks for any help. Is DJ3xclusive still a frequent Tech support regular? He used to cruise this forum all the time back in like 2010.