Hi all, this is my first time posting on forums and also my first time trying to build a computer. I have a budget of CAD$3000 and have found a reliable source for pricing in CAD. (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/) Although my budget is high i would like to minimise any expendatcure that isn't purely gaming focused no bling when I could spend that money on graphics or motherboard or accessories. My focus of this build is to build a comp that I can upgrade to something that will play 60 fps 4k gaming and perfect VR. Hears what iv come up with.
i7-6850k - (I need 40 PCI express lanes) the plan is to sli in about a year.
Motherboard? - (Asus strix - edition 10) I'm hoping to save money in this area but not decrease the performance of other parts. I could upgrade when I do the sli upgrade.
SSD 256 950 pro - I would like to take advantage of the extra pcl lines provided by the 6850k.
Basically, with the top end Asus Rampage V Edition 10 every thing else such as the cooling system, case, power supply etc. comes to CA$3258. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/HNKqd6
I'm trying to get the price down and I'm thinking of compromising on the motherboard and possibly SSD. What should I do? This is my first build, I've spent the last 3 days reading about components and about what they all do, so I'm still at complete newb status.
Also, other than flashy lights and an extra thunderbolt port and ability to do 4 way gpu which I will never use, what advantage does this sort of top end board have over the much cheaper but still awesome Asus strix 99
Thank you for any help with this build. Damn 4k being so expensive!! Plus monitor, keyboard mouse+ rift but that's separate budget of cource.
Edited by stephanie445, 10 October 2016 - 03:41 AM.