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well if you follow this chart then the 970 is 3 tiers higher than the 760 so should be a good upgrade. :- http://www.tomshardw...view-33383.html

 

personally though i'd still advise waiting until the 1070 comes out and you can get your hands one.

 

out of those 2 boards i'd probably get the asus, personally though i like gigabyte boards myself and what i use in my builds, i also like asrock boards. to be honest though i don't really think the make of motherboard makes that much difference just as long as it has all the features your looking for, at a price your willing to pay.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 07 June 2016 - 06:20 AM.

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Yes a good GPU upgrade, but I would also wait for the 1070.

I think the Asus board is overkill and the MSI has  issues, read the Newegg reviews.

I always use Asrock boards.   No negative feedback from recommending builds on this site nor issues with any of my builds.   That's not to say the next one could be kaput, as all brands have lemons.

A comparison, and my choice would be one of the Asrocks, > http://www.newegg.co...157-632:$$$$$$$

 

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Some nice links terry :thumbsup:  though one might do us out of a job, :whistling:


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I am gonna go with this: 

http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.2846872

 

And the 1080 card since it seems to be the same price as the 1070.

 

What RAM should I get?

 

Is my PSU (corsair 650tx enthusiast) ok?

 

Outside of the combo, everything will be bought over time.


Edited by heartgrave, 07 June 2016 - 11:29 AM.

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yes your psu should be fine, as to ram,

these  :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231977

or these :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233859

are as good as anything.

don't forget though you'll also need to add a cpu heatsink of some type, because that cpu doesn't come with one.

 

the 1070 card will be about $200 cheaper than a 1080 i believe but haven't seen any 1070 pricing because it's not actually out just yet, comes out on the 10th i believe.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 07 June 2016 - 12:55 PM.

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Would my current CPU heatsink work? Its a fan and heatsink combo.
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depends what heatsink is it? but can't see a reason why it wouldn't seeing how socket 1151 and socket 1155 use the same mounting, only thing to check is if it can handle the extra heat displacement of the 6700k (91w) vs the 3570k's (77w) but again if it's a half decent heat sink i'd think it would be capable of over 100w heat displacement so shouldn't be a problem just to make sure though check your heatsinks cpu compatibility list.

 

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Alright awesome thank you for all your help!

The cooling system I have was the one that came with my current CPU.

I am currently at work until 11 pm eastern time so I can not check anything until then.

Edited by heartgrave, 07 June 2016 - 01:24 PM.

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I would not use your existing cooler, don't think it will cool enough.   The Intel Thermal Solution TS15A is the OEM one and is twice the size of your existing cooler.   Actual test results are hard to come by but, according to this one, it copes at stock, not mch good for OC. > http://www.sweclocke...ts15a/4#content

 

Consider the Noctua NH-C14S, high RAM clearance, cools surrounding components, tested on the i7 6700K > https://www.techpowe...Noctua/NH-C14S/

 

Reminder, you may need a new OS. 


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New os is fine. I never overclock by the way. I'm not the type to risk messing something up that I would use because I don't have the money to replace it
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as iammykyl says, i wouldn't use the stock intel cooler from your current cpu, in my opinion it will not be able to handle the cooling of the 6700k, intel coolers are made to just adequately cool the cpu it came with and are usually not capable of cooling a higher watt cpu when stressed, but if you want to give it a try to save money then go for it and just keep an eye on the temps, if you find they go to high then swap it out for a better cooler.

 

personally i prefer tower coolers unless i need to use a low profile type cooler because of case restrictions so i'd get this :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103099

 

not that there's anything wrong with the noctua, in fact i used a low profile noctua heatsink in my last build on a 6700 cpu.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 07 June 2016 - 07:46 PM.

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Lol alright this is getting more and more expensive and I like it because it means I will be covered for a long time! I will most likely get the motherboard CPU combo on the 16th and the rest over time. Thanks for the help again!

 

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...977&ignorebbr=1

 

CPU Fan: http://www.newegg.co...099&ignorebbr=1

 

CPU/motherboard combo: http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.2846872

 

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129100

 

and the 1080 graphics card. Am I missing anything? I already have HDDs and the PSU and I may invest in a SSD at a later time.


Edited by heartgrave, 07 June 2016 - 10:17 PM.

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A great build and I think you will be happy with it.   You have all the major parts but a few things I consider required.

 

A mini internal MB speaker, if one not included with the case.  First indication of troubles.

Some surgical examination gloves, easiest way to prevent ESD.

some Isopropyl-Alcohol, cleaning old TIM from CPU and heatsink.   example > https://www.amazon.c...*=1&*entries*=0

 

If you need any more help, or guides. let us know. 


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A great build and I think you will be happy with it.

i know he will, when i built my daughter her skylake 6700 pc not long back it impressed me so much i really really didn't want to give it to her but couldn't think of any reason to keep hold of it longer for "testing".. :rofl:

and my i7 pc is still no slouch even though 7 years old.

 

 

Am I missing anything?

no, you have what you need to build a pc, and anything else can be upgraded over time.

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 08 June 2016 - 04:34 AM.

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I just confirmed with Microsoft, I do not need to buy another copy of Windows.

Can I just take my internal speaker from my current and put into the new?

Edited by heartgrave, 08 June 2016 - 04:46 PM.

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Can I just take my internal speaker from my current and put into the new?

Yes, check if, it is a detachable one and is the same physical type.   Most are a wide 4 pin plug with 2 wires on pin 1 and 4.   Some are a narrow plug with just 2 pins.   Download your MB user manual to check. 


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