So I'm running a relatively old i7-950 rig with 6G of ram and a 128G SSD, with two shit Dell monitors on an 660Ti video card. Video card excluded, my rig is approaching six years old and I'm starting to feel it's age. It's held up quite well, all considered.
I've been considering my new build quite carefully. I really wish 4k was more common at this stage, but I think I'm stuck at 2K if I want quality without spending $1000+ a monitor. I'd be curious to get some feedback on this build - I haven't locked on specifics yet, but worth the discussion in any case.
- i7-6700k / Skylake 14nm 4Ghz 4 core
- 16G DDR4
- NVMe based SSD, possibly M.2 based, probably ~512G
- nVidia 980ti, probably
- Dual 2K 144Hz monitors, TBD.
This won't be a cheap build, I know, but I do this very rarely and I want a long term build.
- Skylake, while new and not much better than the 5930k, is 14nm and will provide forward compatibility if I want to do a chip-only upgrade in the future. I'm still on the fence here, but single core perf seems more beneficial than extra cores.
- I'll reuse my existing case. It's quiet as hell, which is one of my primary concerns.
- I want something capable of driving an Oculus Rift or other VR solution
- I _might_ overclock. I've never been big on this, but some of the water cooling solutions out there are pretty cheap and safe these days.
- I'm big on dual monitors. If I wanted to run dual 4k, I'd probably have to go SLI or Titan. I'm curious what people think of the Titan cards vs. the 980ti cards.
- Mostly gaming and casual use - maybe some VMs for work.
- I'll probably go Win10 and block the callback functions at my network edge.