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hello,
my pc is getting old (4.5 years) and this is my current rig:

1. CPU - intel sandy bridge core i5 2500k socket 1155 6mb 95w 3.3ghz
2. Motherboard - asus p8z68-v socket 1155
3. RAM - g.skill sniper 12800 1600mhz cl9 1.35v (2 cards)
4. Graphics Card - gigabyte gtx580 windforce 1536mb gddr5/384 bit
5. Hard Disk - sata/1tb/7200/64mb/black/wd1002faex/sata3
6.Power Supply - high current gamer 750w antec
7. Fan Controller - scythe cooler mugen 2
8. Monitor - dell 23" u2311h 1920x1080
9. CPU heatsink - SCMG-2100
10. CASE - ll advance 690 cooler master atx

i thought about updating my pc but it seems that i need to upgrade most of the parts so i want to build a brand new pc and give the old one to my nephew.
i'm willing to spend a lot of money for a very strong gaming pc that will be able to run games on ultra graphic for a long time , i dont think that i will upgrade it in the future so i need it to be super strong for 4-5 years.
i can spend about 2500$ (maybe a bit more if needed).
pls give me your advice about the best gaming pc for my needs and also if you can suggest me if i need to change my monitor to utilize as much as i can from the new pc.
one thing that i really want in my new pc is water cooling , in my last 2 pc's i had a problem with heating because of my small room and i want to but a good cooling so i wont have any problems with it (i never had water cooling before)
thank you very much in advance!
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  1. AnimalLover1 said:
    hello,
    my pc is getting old (4.5 years) and this is my current rig:

    1. CPU - intel sandy bridge core i5 2500k socket 1155 6mb 95w 3.3ghz
    2. Motherboard - asus p8z68-v socket 1155
    3. RAM - g.skill sniper 12800 1600mhz cl9 1.35v (2 cards)
    4. Graphics Card - gigabyte gtx580 windforce 1536mb gddr5/384 bit
    5. Hard Disk - sata/1tb/7200/64mb/black/wd1002faex/sata3
    6.Power Supply - high current gamer 750w antec
    7. Fan Controller - scythe cooler mugen 2
    8. Monitor - dell 23" u2311h 1920x1080
    9. CPU heatsink - SCMG-2100
    10. CASE - ll advance 690 cooler master atx

    i thought about updating my pc but it seems that i need to upgrade most of the parts so i want to build a brand new pc and give the old one to my nephew.
    i'm willing to spend a lot of money for a very strong gaming pc that will be able to run games on ultra graphic for a long time , i dont think that i will upgrade it in the future so i need it to be super strong for 4-5 years.
    i can spend about 2500$ (maybe a bit more if needed).
    pls give me your advice about the best gaming pc for my needs and also if you can suggest me if i need to change my monitor to utilize as much as i can from the new pc.
    one thing that i really want in my new pc is water cooling , in my last 2 pc's i had a problem with heating because of my small room and i want to but a good cooling so i wont have any problems with it (i never had water cooling before)
    thank you very much in advance!


    its better if kinda upgrade everything (maybe except the case?) how about you try to sell that pc? and build a whole new one?
  2. Made provisions for adding second 980 Ti.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($205.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.75 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($599.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($52.99 @ B&H)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer XB270HU bprz 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($759.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2518.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 17:02 EST-0500
  3. AnimalLover1 said:
    hello,
    my pc is getting old (4.5 years) and this is my current rig:

    1. CPU - intel sandy bridge core i5 2500k socket 1155 6mb 95w 3.3ghz
    2. Motherboard - asus p8z68-v socket 1155
    3. RAM - g.skill sniper 12800 1600mhz cl9 1.35v (2 cards)
    4. Graphics Card - gigabyte gtx580 windforce 1536mb gddr5/384 bit
    5. Hard Disk - sata/1tb/7200/64mb/black/wd1002faex/sata3
    6.Power Supply - high current gamer 750w antec
    7. Fan Controller - scythe cooler mugen 2
    8. Monitor - dell 23" u2311h 1920x1080
    9. CPU heatsink - SCMG-2100
    10. CASE - ll advance 690 cooler master atx

    i thought about updating my pc but it seems that i need to upgrade most of the parts so i want to build a brand new pc and give the old one to my nephew.
    i'm willing to spend a lot of money for a very strong gaming pc that will be able to run games on ultra graphic for a long time , i dont think that i will upgrade it in the future so i need it to be super strong for 4-5 years.
    i can spend about 2500$ (maybe a bit more if needed).
    pls give me your advice about the best gaming pc for my needs and also if you can suggest me if i need to change my monitor to utilize as much as i can from the new pc.
    one thing that i really want in my new pc is water cooling , in my last 2 pc's i had a problem with heating because of my small room and i want to but a good cooling so i wont have any problems with it (i never had water cooling before)
    thank you very much in advance!


    First of all, that's one terrible PC, your nephew can probably play free games on it, but not much better

    $2500? Here's a list of what may work:

    1TB Hard Drive: $50

    Intel i7 6600k: $255

    GeForce Titan X (EVGA): $1,030

    Case: (this varies, you'll have to choose based on your preference)

    RAM: 40 bucks (8 GB DDR4)

    Motherboard: 100 bucks

    Power Supply: (this may be a bit pricey, but it's a high quality unit, and worth every dollar) $99.99 (650W)

    256 GB SSD: 70 bucks

    Aftermarket Cooler (212 EVO): 30 bucks

    I didn't total these up, but this will get you a nice gaming rig under budget. Remember though peripherals aren't included, this is just the PC. Also note since you have such a high budget, I made it a 4k gaming rig

    EDIT: If you include a cheap case, this will total to about 1700 dollars, so you still have another 800 dollars of upgrade room. Because of this, I would recommend a 1600 dollar Titan Z, but ONLY if you play games that support SLI, as it's a dual GPU, and a game that doesn't support SLI would run worse on it than on a Titan X
  4. CPU - intel core i5 6600K
    MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5
    Heatsink - CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 water cooled heatsink (or any other corsair one)
    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
    GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-3975-KR 4GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling
    PSU - SeaSonic SSR-650RM (or any other SeaSonic psu that is greater than 650W)
    HD - Western Digital Black (any size)
    SSD - Samsung 850Pro 512gb
    Case - Corsair Obsidian Series 450D
  5. snurp85 said:
    CPU - intel core i5 6600K
    MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5
    Heatsink - CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 water cooled heatsink (or any other corsair one)
    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
    GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-3975-KR 4GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling
    PSU - SeaSonic SSR-650RM (or any other SeaSonic psu that is greater than 650W)
    HD - Western Digital Black (any size)
    SSD - Samsung 850Pro 512gb
    Case - Corsair Obsidian Series 450D


    Just gonna comment there, he wants to build a gaming PC so 32 gigs would be a bit too much. Another thing is that the H50 performs about the same as a Hyper 212 EVO, but is louder since it has a pump, and costs more, plus leak possibility
  6. thank you all for the help, im a bit confused because each person gave me different rig so im not sure what to choose , it will be nice to get more suggestions or if other people can tell me which rig is better for my use
    thank you
  7. Best answer
    AnimalLover1 said:
    thank you all for the help, im a bit confused because each person gave me different rig so im not sure what to choose , it will be nice to get more suggestions or if other people can tell me which rig is better for my use
    thank you


    What you should do is take all these rigs, check out the different parts in each via the website they're sold on, and decide which are the best fit for you. If you can't decide THAT, that means you need to do more research on computer components, or watch some videos about questions you may have, TechQuickie is a great channel for that, I use it all the time.
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