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I'm planning to build a new gaming PC

I have a budget of $3200 and I want to build a new gaming PC. can I have some suggestions on what should I buy. For the video card my friends told me that i should get a GTX Titan X, well is that good? I need the suggestion and opinions and a little bit of enlightment.

Thnx in advance. Cheers!!
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  1. Skylake (i5/i7) or X99 (i7-5820K) and GTX 980ti's in SLI. Does the budget include monitors? If so go for 4K @60hz or 1440P @144hz. You don't need Titan X, only a very few games at 8K resolution (w/AA) would need that kind of power.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/tweakipedia/90/much-vram-need-1080p-1440p-4k-aa-enabled/index.html
  2. I already have a 1 big monitor so I think I'm already ok with the monitor
  3. Best answer
    This is what I would go with, it is really overkill for gaming (@4K) but will last quite a long time.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Krait ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($193.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.11 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($679.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($679.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($189.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) ($138.79 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $3024.52
  4. This would be OP
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.90 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($135.49 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.11 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($682.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($682.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ XL2730Z 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($515.41 @ Amazon)
    Total: $3188.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 13:47 EDT-0400
  5. RockyPlays said:
    This would be OP
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.90 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($135.49 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.11 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($682.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($682.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ XL2730Z 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($515.41 @ Amazon)
    Total: $3188.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 13:47 EDT-0400



    This is pretty much best choice.
  6. If you already have monitor
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.90 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($389.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.11 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($682.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($682.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($97.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $3128.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 13:50 EDT-0400
  7. So Two GTX 980 Ti SLI is better than Titan X?
  8. John Mateo said:
    So Two GTX 980 Ti SLI is better than Titan X?


    Price/Performance = Yes.
  9. Because I'm from the Philippines and I'm looking at the shop where I might buy that parts and there is no GTX 980 Ti SLI here. The highest GPU they can offer here in the list is probably Asus GTX Titan X 12gb.
  10. Do they sell any version of the GTX 980ti?
  11. Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6gb
    MSI GTX 980 Ti Twin Frozr 6gb
    Palit GTX 980 Ti Super Jetstream 6gb

    These 3 only.
  12. To be honest I don't know how SLI works that's why i want to buy 1 beast card only.
  13. do they have 2 of any of those cards? or just one of each?
  14. RockyPlays said:
    do they have 2 of any of those cards? or just one of each?


    Yes they have
  15. So go with either the Gigabyte or MSI version (2 of them to run in SLI). If you only want one GPU and want something fairly powerful then I would go with the EVGA Titan X 12gb Hybrid since its watercooled and will be much easier to overclock and keep temps cool over the blower style fan.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-12gp41999kr
  16. If there are 2 then grab 2 of the gigabyte card or whichever you like the looks of. Then use them in sli.
  17. WildCard999 said:
    John Mateo said:
    So Two GTX 980 Ti SLI is better than Titan X?


    Price/Performance = Yes.


    oh and the price of Titan X is $1177 while 1 piece of 980 Ti is $749 here on the list.
  18. Yes its cheaper but with the budget you have your better off getting two GTX 980ti's and putting them in SLI (easy to do) and will crush a single GTX Titan X. With only a single GPU then I would go with either the Titan X Hybrid or GTX 980 ti Hybrid since they are setup with AIO water coolers and can be pushed alot more then the standard cards on air.
  19. WildCard999 said:
    Yes its cheaper but with the budget you have your better off getting two GTX 980ti's and putting them in SLI (easy to do) and will crush a single GTX Titan X. With only a single GPU then I would go with either the Titan X Hybrid or GTX 980 ti Hybrid since they are setup with AIO water coolers and can be pushed alot more then the standard cards on air.


    I just search how does SLI work. Now I get it :D thnx to youtube. maybe ill go with the 2 GTX 980 Ti's now and thank you too. Oh and another thing its still gonna work with my 1 monitor yea?
  20. Yes it will work for the single monitor, good luck with your build!
  21. Now for the processor which is better i7-5820k or i7-6700k. My priority is more on Gaming. never mind the price though. I want pure performance. Thnx.
  22. Probably better off with the i7-6700K, newer architect and plenty of power for gaming.
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