Proposed 2016 Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($197.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($117.99 @ Directron)
Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz 27.0" Monitor ($799.00)
Mouse: Asus ROG Gladius Wired Optical Mouse ($69.95 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset ($99.90 @ Amazon)
Other: Mercury S3 ($224.95)
Other: WASD Keyboard ($150.00)
Total: $3186.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-06 16:16 EST-0500

Thought I'd take the dive into Skylake. So what does everyone think? Of course I'm going to acquire a job to pay for it, but I think it'd be worth it.

I'd personally get Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive and get rid of the HDD, but thats just taste thing.
Then go liquid AIO, which is again just taste thing.

Any reason why an 850 instead of a 950? Also, don't laugh at me, but I prefer air coolers. I'm always afraid that AIO cables would break, making a mess of my system.

Also, I wanted the HDD because I have a ton of files and a huge steam library. Plus, I want to get into content creation and data collection. Otherwise, I would go all SSD.

EDIT: maybe over time I should just add 1tb and 2tb SSD's as needed.

Ditch the Black 4TB 3 and 4 TB drives have a higher fail rate. I would get a Hitachi ultrastar or deskstar. they are cheaper and Hitachi is the best when it comes to read/write reliability.

It's has just smaller gains than moving from 840 or Kingston 3k one to 850 Evo.
So I don't simply see the value at that 850 pro double price tag.

Wow didn't know this. I thought I read that Hitachi Ultrastar has high failure rates...

The 950 is an m.2, it uses nvme but it is a bit more expensive and faster.

I rely on over 24TB of data to run my business, I swear by them

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Any particular model number on those Hitachi Ultrastars?

Once I get the money, it would not be a problem. I want the best!

Most recently I bought the 7K2000

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In that case totally.

So i said 950. I actually meant 850 pro. My mistake!, but yeah I'll still get whatever is the fastest at the time.

I'd do this:
But I'm not the average computer user... If I only that board and cooler.. and RAM

If it's a 2016 build, why not wait for the GTX 1000 series aka Pascal?

So this build aint going to happen until next year...... no point in parts lists - prices change, tech changes etc
Would be a nice build if you were going to order like in the next week or so. Yeah but nah..


oh yea thats great too.

Aye, by this time next year the prices'll be different, new parts may be out etc.

Or you could go with hgst because they make very good hard drives.