This is an example of the build I am planning to build or at least as a good starting point for it. In the following article you can see the specific components, why I have choose them and what are some of the neat new things out.
This motherboard is a good medium priced option with plenty options to keep most of the people satisfied. As an alternative I would also suggest Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO, but it’s a bit pricier.
Let’s go over through the most important parts. It offers support for the new Skylake processors that recently came out, 4 DDIM slots for dual-channel DDR4, 3 way graphics lanes, incredibly amazingly fast M.2 connector(32Gb/s) for the new SSD’s that are slowly coming to the market, 3 SATA Express connectors (16Gb/s) and some USB 3.1 and USB C connectors so you are set up for the near future!
Pure power for pure geniuses. We are seeing slowly other variants of the new 6th generation of processors slowly popping up with some more GPU power etc, but for this build I choose the pure 6700K with good overclocking ability by default with which you can increase your megahertz’s to your heart desire, with appropriate cooling of course. at the moment I won’t be including cooler for this build since by default it should be cool enough with the general fans in the case for the airflow. For gamers I would suggest maybe i5 instead of i7 or like really general less demanding users even i3.
// not planning on it at the moment but was thinking into direction of GTX 980
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 Mhz CL14 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit – Black:
16 GB of RAM is at least in my humble opinion a new standard like in days of old 512 MB was great. Some of us use 12GBs of it for hundreds of browser tabs and sometimes we even use it for some more proper purposes. It does certainly depends. But yeah, programs just suck up all your RAM so maybe stock on it a bit. For some or even avid gamers 8GB can be totally fine. It does really depend on you and your needs. But all that aside, the chosen DDR4 is not on the super expensive side, has nice overclocking opportunity and well its Corsair. 🙂
Yeah it’s a long name I know. But in short, round about doubles your SSD speed and should in principle be faster then putting 2 SATA SSDs in RAID. Which means this solid SSD if you have m.2 connector for it can be a great thing to be used as your boot drive for operating system.
Reliability, solid speed. And thats what matters in this. For this in optimal build I would pick 3 of them and put them into redundant raid. Or if the speed is not that important for your use but storage is, use HDDs or hybrid drives instead in the same configuration.
Anything with 600 W should be enough for your needs. Processor will take 45 w, a hungry graphic card roundabout 150 so even if you have SLI or crossfire with bunch of disks plugged in, you should still have some electricity to spare. I used 750 only so it can be used for extra upgrades in the future.
Plenty of space, good manufacturer and good airflow space with lovely sturdiness.
CD/Floopy disk tray
Nope. Pure USB baby!