Need some suggestions for my next CPU build

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  1. Svenmonk

    Svenmonk Member

    Good Evening one and all, as the title suggests, I need some components suggestions for my next CPU build. Preferably under SGD$2000 (~USD$1500). I'm looking at a Skylake processor with CPU cooling and, if at all possible, AMD Fury X or Nvdia 980 TI graphics. No need for peripherals as the ones I have are still working well. Looking forward from hearing from you guys!
     
  2. truckRoseTaupebuzz376

    truckRoseTaupebuzz376 Active Member

    I was tempted by skylake but following the luke warm reviews went with Haswell instead. At the time the price for the Haswell i7 was not much more than the cost of an i5 skylake.

    Can recommend first hand the 980TI. I am running a 1440p monitor and it still feels like overkill. If you are sticking to 1080p you may wish to look at the 970/ 980 and save some money.

    Tried a number of cards over the last 12 months (980/ 980TI) various brands so if you want any opinions let me know
     
  3. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    At that budget, I recently built a i7-4790 paired with a GTX 980 and ran everything at 1080p, no issues whatsoever.

    If I had to do it all over again, would pair with a 980ti and perhaps wait until something better than the i7-6700k is released.
     
  4. Svenmonk

    Svenmonk Member

    Yeah I see that all over as well. My current build is creeping towards 3 years old and I wanted to build another system that could probably last me towards 5 years thus the Skylake consideration. I would like to hear your opinions on the difference between the 980 and the 980TI cause the difference between the two cards here in Singapore is about SGD$200 (USD$142.76).
     
  5. Svenmonk

    Svenmonk Member

    What is your screen size may I ask?
     
  6. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    24" monitor
     
  7. DragonQuan

    DragonQuan Member

    I think a 970 is enough for great 1080 gaming although if you have the budget, 980 would be nice.
     
  8. truckRoseTaupebuzz376

    truckRoseTaupebuzz376 Active Member

    what resolution and hz is your current monitor or intended monitor?
     
  9. Svenmonk

    Svenmonk Member

    My current is a 24" 50hz so I am thinking of increasing it to a 27 with 60hz refresh rate.
     
  10. truckRoseTaupebuzz376

    truckRoseTaupebuzz376 Active Member

    Sorry if I was unclear but It's the resolution and refresh rate which are relevant Not the size. If a standard 1080p with 60hz refresh a 980 is sufficient. Msi, gigabyte and asus tend to be the more popular cards.
     
  11. If you want a good gaming monitor, you're going to want one with 60+ Hz. Benq offers some nice ones with 100+ Hz of screen refresh rate.
     
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