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Old 03-04-2016, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need input on partial builds. HIGH END.

I ALREADY HAVE:
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Sma...d/#view=2XmXsY

Fill in the blanks.
Looking on input in the CPU/MOBO/CPU Cooling/Ram.

Used for Gaming/Streaming/Multimedia.
Budget in CAD ($1000) open ended.

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Are you going SLI?

Why 4 500GB SSDs? Your RAID sequential won't match a 950pro because after 2 you get serious diminishing gains.
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Are you going SLI?

Why 4 500GB SSDs? Your RAID sequential won't match a 950pro because after 2 you get serious diminishing gains.
Honestly, I am not sure. Leaning towards just 1 card.
Why the 4 SSDs? I already have them. They gave the best performance when I got them.

Its also the best option.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ce,3613-5.html
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If you're going with only one card then I'd say go with an i7 6700k and a good board. The only reason you'd need more than 4 cores is if you plan to render or transcode video. Streaming will be taken care of by the GPU.

If you already have the SSDs then no point discussing it, but that article is 3 years old. We have M.2 SSDs that do way more than SATA 3 RAID can do, not to mention the diminishing returns I mentioned before. They are also using a dedicated RAID controller and the sequentials aren't even close to the 950pro (with 6 drives even). If you're using onboard the speeds will be slower.
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If you're going with only one card then I'd say go with an i7 6700k and a good board. The only reason you'd need more than 4 cores is if you plan to render or transcode video. Streaming will be taken care of by the GPU.

If you already have the SSDs then no point discussing it, but that article is 3 years old. We have M.2 SSDs that do way more than SATA 3 RAID can do, not to mention the diminishing returns I mentioned before. They are also using a dedicated RAID controller and the sequentials aren't even close to the 950pro (with 6 drives even). If you're using onboard the speeds will be slower.
Okay so 6700k for CPU, seems good. CPU Speed > Core Count.
I'll post a makeshift build and have you OK it, if that's alright.

As for the SSDs, I do have them already and I'm very happy with their speed in quad raid setup. I might go for the M.2 later down the road, but really happy with them now.

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Yea that's fine.

Wouldn't say CPU speed over core count, just is the most logical way forward unless you really needed more than 4 cores.
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Looking at this.

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Cool on the rest, wouldn't get the cooler. IMO air coolers should just be extinct by now.
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