I'd go with two of those for a 4x4 config.
G.Skill RipJaws V 4x 4GB DDR4 2400MHz is probably your best pick for a fair price.
If you are looking to go down the custom PC route (and he is into overclocking), I would recommend something along the lines of the link at the bottom.
If you are interested in going with a laptop instead (because of the better portability factor), I highly recommend the Gigabyte P35X v6, which you can pick up for around $2200 and then plug in a nice monitor of your choice (for an ultrawide one, I recommend the one I put in the second link below.
Custom PC: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TY4vD8
Gigabyte P35X v6: https://www.amazon.com/P35Xv6-PC4K4D-Notebook-Skylake-i7-6700HQ-GeForce/dp/B01KB8RCL0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1481740829&sr=1-1&keywords=gigabyte+p35x+v6
Hope this was helpful, and whatever you pick, I hope your fiance enjoys it!
I'd say that G.Skill, Kingston, GeIL, and Corsair would be perfectly fine. 2x 8GB is your best bet for the sake of upgrading in the future but you will have no issues with a 4x 4GB config.
Titan XPs and 2699v4 m8. 10K right there.
My Voodoo2 will blow your HD graphics out of the water. 240P FTW lol
You don't do editing then. Welcome to the world of RAW video and many backup drives (I have 6TB of space for videos and 2TB for games).
Nah, you need about 16GB per Titan X.
And now you need to get 4 Titan XPs, run 3-way SLI and one for PhysX because why the hell not? Also use a 2699v4 and get a custom BIOS that will allow you to overclock it.
Actually they have been out for 2 days.
LOL well perhaps we should find out soon.
Or the Thermaltake Riing 240 or 360.
I had that card in the 3x 4GB variant, it's a great card. You chose well. +1 (whoops I just realized I had the 270X eh close enough.)
In 6 days this must be updated to GTX 1080s or 1070s.
lol alright. =)
Yeah. I'm excited to see what AMD does with Polaris and the (presumed) 490X or 2nd gen Fury.
I guess that isn't too bad. But yeah, timing killed my friend, he got 2 Titan X Hybrids but the 980 Ti came out two days later.
Too bad that the 1080 was just released... Also, I really hope you didn't spend that much on a 4TB HDD, I spent $100 on a Seagate 4TB on sale from $120 and $174 is way too much.
Hmmm... A 390X can run decent 4K though, but alright. Hopefully Polaris will be better.
I'd be doubtful, despite only have owned AMD GPUs, but it will hopefully be interesting. I think that Pascal has the upper hand this round through.
1080 Ti Hybrid will be awesome. Probably OC to 2.5GHz Core and 13GHz Memory.
1080 Ti Hybrid m8 then OC it to 2.5GHz Core and 13GHz Memory lol
But the card is that awesome, coming from a guy (me) who has only owned AMD GPUs.
The hype is over.
I know. Just listing the other alternative if someone also wanted a more powerful CPU. But yes, the 7870K would be what most people go with.
Ew WD Black. They are overpriced and have almost no difference. I can get a 3TB Barracuda for almost the same price as a 1TB WD Black and you won't be able to tell a difference in performance.
7870K or 5775C
Yeah, unless it's a low-end budget build (860K > G3258) I will almost always stick to Intel. I don't see an issue with the GPUs while they do have a higher TDP (up to 100W more), AMD generally has better price to performance (and it's my parents paying the energy bill, as long as I turn my PC off when I'm not on it lol)
An opinion is an opinion. I will respect your decision. =)
Ah, okay. Just going to point out that it is all done through AMD Catalyst (for like 99% of all modern AMD GPUs)
Why not a 390? It's a great card...
Okay, I can't really argue against the first 3 parts (although the Cryorig coolers are still very quiet) but the SSHD from Seagate is faster than the WD Black. The WD Black is basically a WD Blue that is slightly more reliable, although you will get very similar performance. The WD Black is still only 7200RPM.
Way overkill on CPU cooler
GPU costs about $60 too much (I'd recommend sticking to a 390).
WD Blacks are overpriced, a Seagate 8TB goes for about that much (granted it's 5900RPM but it's a better deal than that much for half the storage).
Everything else seems to be solid, mobo, CPU, RAM, SSD, case, PSU, and peripherals are all nice!
I'd say get a regular HDD that works just as well, and paint it black. This would save about $30. You are also paying about $25 too much for that RAM.
And considering you have over $100 left, you could easily put in a 390 (I recommend it over the 970 and 980 due to better price/performance at QHD and 4K.)
Please don't pair a 6700 with a 960... At least get a 390 or a 980.
I would not consider this high-end, or even mid-range. This is an affordable console killer. Please leave it at that. A high-end build would have to be VR-ready to (in my eyes) be considered high-end.
If you search for [Pascal release date], most sources show that it will be rolling out around June of 2016.
No it's later this year.
Tesla P100 is already good enough.. even though it's only 40% faster than a Titan X...LOL I am waiting on the Titan V.
They'd both be overkill, but a Cryorig does do well. Personally, a T4 or even the stock cooler would work fine. H7 and C7 just have the nice aesthetics.
While the PSUs are about equal, I'd go with SeaSonic since it's actually the same price and they generally make the PSUs for other companies (EVGA is included for some) so I'd rather support them directly. That's just me, I have no issues otherwise. =)
Alright, thanks! Hopefully it's all for the better!
Hello, welcome to PCPP! Here are my recommendations:
1) Go with an R9 380 4GB, as it will outperform the GTX 960 http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_r9_380_strix_review,1.html
2) While the PSU isn't bad, try out one of the SeaSonic semi-modular PSUs for around the same price.
3) You don't need that motherboard, any H97 chipset will be perfectly fine and shave off about $100 from that price.
4) The CPU cooler will not be necessary for that CPU. A Cryorig H7 will be perfectly fine, maybe even overkill.
5) I'd say using the extra money from the mobo and CPU, put that into the GPU and get a better monitor.
Hope all is well!
It doesn't hurt mine.
It hurts my brain.
lol. I guess on some of the newer games... I stream PAYDAY 2 in 4Kp60 high with a 290, 3770K, & 8GB DDR3