1. slickxsparkie's Avatar
    Hey guys! I'm looking to pour a good amount of money in my desktop because I got a new job d: I'm looking at the gigabyte X99 ultra gaming mobo in a Fractal Define R5 tower. Maybe getting the broadwell-e 10 core, intel 750 SSD. Dual SLI 1080. Cooled with bitspower parts. What RAM is good these days? I do want some LED light-up options on the RAM for my red and white color scheme. This already looks like it'll be in the $4000-$5000 range. What else am I missing?
    06-06-2016 03:38 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    You'll need to send a letter to your neighbours warning them of the impending brownouts.
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    06-07-2016 10:05 AM
  3. digitaldd's Avatar
    If you are getting an X99 chipset motherboard then you'll probably want DDR4 3000. I would stick with whatever major vendor has served you well in the past. I'm partial to Mushkin, Patriot, Kingston, Corsair & G.Skill.
    06-07-2016 10:53 AM
  4. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I'm partial to Mushkin, Patriot, Kingston, Corsair & G.Skill.
    "I'm partial to every major vendor."

    Really, not sure why one would do this. The price is out of control, power will be expensive, and the benefits are likely very small. It's really just overkill by probably $3,000+. I'd say going for the i7-6700K and one GTX 1080 would make a lot more sense, unless you're aiming for a PC to play everything at 4K/120 FPS and need to crunch some insane numbers at the same time.
    06-07-2016 09:04 PM
  5. slickxsparkie's Avatar
    "unless you're aiming for a PC to play everything at 4K/120 FPS and need to crunch some insane numbers at the same time.
    Oh yeah. I want that (: And for those of you who build beastly machines, how long until it starts breaking down on you? The last one I built was from 2007, but major slow-down today.
    06-08-2016 01:46 AM
  6. digitaldd's Avatar
    "I'm partial to every major vendor."

    Really, not sure why one would do this. The price is out of control, power will be expensive, and the benefits are likely very small. It's really just overkill by probably $3,000+. I'd say going for the i7-6700K and one GTX 1080 would make a lot more sense, unless you're aiming for a PC to play everything at 4K/120 FPS and need to crunch some insane numbers at the same time.
    I guess if you are going all out 2 * NVMe SSDs in RAID (either 0 or 1 will get you great read speeds). The samsung 950 Pro and the Intel 750 you mentioned are the way to go there.
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    06-08-2016 09:15 AM
  7. slickxsparkie's Avatar
    I think I read that new memory are coming out. Guess I'm just waiting for Tomshardware Benchmarks. And set price alerts for some of these to go down. Do you think the $1723 chip will stay that price for awhile?
    06-08-2016 01:30 PM
  8. slickxsparkie's Avatar
    I just discovered Ballistix Tactical Tracer! I think I'll get that when it comes out in DDR4. Those lights!
    06-08-2016 10:48 PM
  9. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I'd recommend the Corsair Vengeance line or the Kingston Hyper X Fury for fast and reliable ram cards.
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    07-16-2016 03:38 AM
  10. slickxsparkie's Avatar
    I'd recommend the Corsair Vengeance line or the Kingston Hyper X Fury for fast and reliable ram cards.
    The corsairs look enticing now that they have LEDS on them
    07-30-2016 05:08 PM

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