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Since it's coming up on computer upgrade time of the year what are you guys running? What are your plans? My Current tower is: http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/Scootemagoo/library/Thermaltake core x9?sort=4&page=1 Thermaltake Core x9 case (air cooled atm but with new hardware comes more opportunities) 2 evga 670 SC 4gb cards ran in or out of sli (depends on the game e&b doesn't seem to care one way or another) AMD fx-6100 stock clocking xboost enabled in the bios 16gb of gskill ddr3 ram Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer MOBO Coolermaster 212 evo cpu cooler(was a lot quieter then the 80mm fan on the original cpu cooler.. silence is golden) 2 200mm fans in the front a 120 and 140mm in the back (120 to be replaced with another noctua 140) Logitech g402 mouse and a g910 keyboard Sound Klipsche r6 reference earbuds best 80 bucks I ever spent on a computer. Evga b2 750 psu Semi modular gonna probably pick up a full modular psu and train and tuck wires again. See the psu pictures for why. 1 Samsung evo 850 500gb m.2 2 Samsung evo 850 250gb ssd's<-- 1 currently it's match is in my laptop I plan on buying 3 more and dumping the 1tb rotationals. 2 WD Green 1TB 1 3tb Seagate. Future plans first purchase is going to be an Evga 1070 SC black edition(it's a black case and mobo..)<-- done Tax return intel 6700k/not sure on mobo maker but evga seems to be a common theme and probably 16gb of good ram, I'm looking at a 1440p monitor or a second 1080p not sure which yet but something 30ish inch is in my crosshairs. So post up whatcha runnin and what you want to do with it. Update I am running the 1070 SC Black now(pictures in the pbucket link) and maybe a benchmark maybe. 1000+ fps in e&b is hilarious about that vsync option LOLOL. Update 2 So since it's now almost tax season (early jan 17 atm) I'm getting ready to do the dirty and buy the parts to update my comp. Motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132927&cm_re=z270-_-13-132-927-_-Product CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726&cm_re=7700k-_-19-117-726-_-Product I'm working out ram atm it'll be 2 x 8gb and probably gskill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820232217 I finally decided on ram 2x8 Gskill Ripjaws 5 3200 14/14/14/34 ram. If I need more I'll buy a second kit. Evga will get money for a psu again, this time a fully modular gold 80 or better either 650 or 750w as I do intend on buying a second 1070 in the future. Yes this computer will be fast.. I've always tried to buy good parts I am a firm believer in buy quality once and not junk 2/3 times. So yes this is going to cost roughly 650-700 bucks for mobo/cpu/ram. Ryzen is on delay, so unless it makes a comeback before mid feb I'll be doing intel for the well first time I paid for it and second time on running it vrs 4 different amd proc's over the last 15 years.. Do I need this much computer, probably not but I'm trying to not build a new computer for 3-5 years maybe a gpu update but the mobo and stuff should last me into 2020 and beyond. Have an opinion or comment please feel free to add one this is an open forum and what would you do differently? I could go with a cheaper mobo and a 7600k instead but I want a good/excellent sound card/dac which this has, and water cooling headers and usb 2.0/3.0/3.1 etc connectors and until hardware is only usb 3 or faster life still happens. As for the cpu why not >;) you only live once. . All righty. I grabbed my ankles. Motherboard https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132927 (See Above Picture) Ram https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232217 Water Cooling https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181103 (See Above Picture) CPU https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726 The computer is complete, games are engaged and holy stuffins batman is it fast. I'm highly impressed with the hardware I chose, the motherboard software(ai suite specifically) not so much. It's buggy as hell to install it. *that 240mm radiator looks so tiny* http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/18104835 This is a 3dmark benchmark at 5.2ghz(yes it overclocks exceptionally well, I got a pretty good silicon lottery cpu) This shows the hardware inside so you can see whats up. Any questions please feel free to ask. I am impressed with windows 10 as I had the amd fx6100 install and drivers on my m.2 drive and it took about 5 minutes to redo itself and the drivers and it ran fine. I did reinstall windows again and damn near ran into the commiecast 1tb dl limit for the month reinstalling games for the second time in 3 days. As a whole the corsair h110i v2 runs flawlessly and the software works without issues. No Complaints. I'll give it 1.5 thumbs up and only because i have a stupidly large case and the lines on it are to long... or way way to short. Now if I can pop the lines out and stick g1/4 fittings in it would get a 2 thumbs up and a rezeviour and a 480 rad instead of a 240 but I digress. Asus software not so hot a lot of bugs on installing a few things ai suite and the soundcard software(altho once installed the soundcard software is pretty decent and .. holy stuffins does it sound nice). If you are contemplating a new build, Buy a nice mobo with the new realtek or creative sound cards onboard. They are far superior to the realtek 1220 that has been out for years. This is one reason alone to buy a gaming mobo. Ram what can we say z270 base is 2400mhz ram i bought is 3200 and as it's on the qvl list from asus it ran xmp1 and clocked the cpu to 4.8 without doing a thing, I tinkered with settings and got it to run stable at 5.2 and produced the benchmark I posted the link to above with the stars aligning I could crack 17,000 (I had a 20002 graphics score on a previous test), which is pretty damned good. Windows crashes at 5.3ghz so 5.2 is about it's limit, which is more then I expected. In short I'd like to see a similar amd cpu in ryzen, I've had amd systems for years.. But as a first time intel buyer.. HOLYF***, this things fast. I hope the amd's run as well as this does. Comments opinions(no you can't have it so don't ask... MINE!!) I'll post here anything I find interesting bad ram performance etc.. I sure hope dropping 800+ makes it faster then a amd 6 core