X99 Build, thoughts?

MSI is running a contest, 2k budget using MSI X99 or Z170 Gaming boards, along with a 900 or 300 series gaming video card. Other than that it's basic build rules, no OS needed but needs a case, ram, storage, etc. All the parts to make a working system. It was interesting to see how much prices have changed over the past couple months, 6700k turned out to be more expensive than a 5820k. So, I went X99.

Here's the build I submitted.

And if you're interested in joining the contest yourself, the rules are on the MSI US Facebook page. Really didn't want to direct link that here.

You'd get twice as much SSD storage going with more standard drives

I went with a focus on cooling and storage rather than pure GPU performance for mine anyways

That's absolutely true, and the only reason I didn't go that route is because if I win the parts... I've got a pair of Samsung EVOs to hook up to it already (and another TI, bigger PSU).

Personally I'd stay away from AIO's and get a balling ass air cooler. But that's just my two cents.

I don't live in the US but here is my take on it. i chucked in two 980TI for the lols.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cMwdsY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cMwdsY/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.65 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($619.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($619.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1990.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 11:26 EST-0500

it'd probably be a good idea to pick an MSI product for an MSI competition ;)

budget constrants.....