Need help building a High-End PC

Hi guys!

I'm new here so please excuse me if I fail to mention any information that's needed.

So a few months from now I'd like to get a new pc and I figured it would be good to start doing some research. I want a pc that will last me like 10 years and will be upgradable if needed(extra gfx card etc). It'll mainly be for gaming and occassional music production with Ableton. I'm looking to spend 2500eu which is roughly 2100 pounds.

I'm fairly new to PC building but I went on alternate and azerty which are rigbuilder websites, to see what I can come up with.

CPU: Intel Core I7-6850k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 ver. 2
Motherboard: Asus X-99-Deluxe II
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz 2x8gb
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO Series
HDD: WD 4tb WD4000FYYZ
Video Card: Asus Rog Strix GeForce GTX 1070
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 III
Power Supply: Corsair HXi Series HX850i

Help, input and recommendations are greatly appreciated!
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  1. Overall not a very bad build. Have you heard of PCpartpicker? It's the best site around for picking parts. There are a few things I would change though. Check out this part list. Your processor is unnecessary for your build, as it features more PCIe lanes that would only be useful in multiple SLI configs. Also, I chose a different cooler that will hopefully perform better. The board is also unnecessary, as deluxe features on Asus boards are really mostly for marketing, and unless there is a major feature on there that you really want, it's best to save $200 and just go with the A-2 version. The case is alright too, but I moved it to the define R5 for better building experience and aesthetics, not to mention it is also silent which is great for editing. Finally, I changed the Corsair PSU to an extremely high quality EVGA 650W. That HX850i isn't needed for your setup, unless you venture in to adding another 1070, which the PSU can still handle. You can use the saved money to buy a really nice 1440p or 4k monitor.
  2. Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. I haven't heard about that website yet but it's a great shout!

    I was actually considering getting a liquid cooler, to be specific the Corsair H100i v2. Unless that's unnecessary too?
    Also I was considering adding another 1070 gfx card in the future when it's needed hence the PSU I've picked.

    Is there a reason you picked other ram memory and another gfx card?

  3. Ah, well EVGA makes an 850W variant of that PSU for a lower price. Theres no major reason why I changed out the RAM, just somewhat lower costs, just as a place holder. As long as 2 way SLI is what you're plotting, the 6800k will be able to handle it no sweat. As for a liquid cooler, it's all a matter of preference. I myself prefer to have an air cooler in my system since I dont like the risk of having liquid in my system, but if you want to use one, it is in order here especially if you're overclocking.
  4. Hmm I don't like the idea of liquid leaks in the system, a fan sounds better then.
    Which fan would be decent enough if I'd like to overclock a bit?
  5. Best answer
    The Cryorig H5 is a very nice CPU cooler, but the H7 and Hyper 212 are also very nice coolers for overclocking.
  6. Cheers
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