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    Best Intel mobo cpu mem bundle for gaming

    Guys,

    I want to build the best rig for gaming purposes, what would be the best intel solution for this?

    Budget is kinda open but dont to build an overkill PC just want the best performance possible for games

    which mobo cpu mem combo do I buy?

    thanks in advance!
    Asus maximus hero mobo
    i7 6700k skylake cpu
    Corsair ddr4 mem
    Zotac 1080ti AMP EXTREME GPU
    corsair h110i closed loop watercooler
    corsair ax1200 psu
    samsung evo 850 m.2 500gb ssd
    corsair 120 force gt x 2 ssd
    2 terrabyte baracuda storage
    Corsair CARBIDE 750 case

    steel series siberia prism elite 7.1 surround sound headset
    one up machinical keyboard
    ASUS predetor 27inch 144 mhz monitor
    steel series rival 500 mouse
    steel series goliath mouse mat

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    Asus Maximus Z370 Apex
    Intel 8700K
    Intel 480GB Optane SSD
    Any Samsung B Die 16GB kit

    H110i is fine for this to run 5Ghz
    Intel 7960X ES @ 4.4Ghz
    ASUS Rampage VI Extreme
    GTX 1080ti Galax Hall of Fame
    32GB Galax Hall of Fame
    Intel Optane
    Platimax 1350W
    Enermax 240 Liqtech AIO

    Intel 8700K @ 5.2Ghz
    Asus Maximus X Apex
    GRX 1080ti Galax Hall of Fame
    16GB Galax Hall of Fame
    Intel Optane
    Platimax 1350W
    Enermax 240 Liqtech AIO

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    thank you fugger!
    Asus maximus hero mobo
    i7 6700k skylake cpu
    Corsair ddr4 mem
    Zotac 1080ti AMP EXTREME GPU
    corsair h110i closed loop watercooler
    corsair ax1200 psu
    samsung evo 850 m.2 500gb ssd
    corsair 120 force gt x 2 ssd
    2 terrabyte baracuda storage
    Corsair CARBIDE 750 case

    steel series siberia prism elite 7.1 surround sound headset
    one up machinical keyboard
    ASUS predetor 27inch 144 mhz monitor
    steel series rival 500 mouse
    steel series goliath mouse mat

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    An 8700k is definitely overkill for gaming. All you really need is an I5 8400, but if you want you can splurge on the 8600k but it won't really gain you much of anything. Just about any Z370 motherboard is good, just pick one with the features you want. For me I wanted two M.2 ports to run raid 0 on my SSD's, so I'm personally running the ASRock Z370 killer SLI and I think it's a really nice board for the money. I prefer MSI and ASRock. I used to like gigabyte but they screwed me last year on an RMA so I vowed I would never buy them again lol. Asus I also dislike, they are jerks too plus I have never liked just about any Asus bios layout I've ever used.
    As for the ram, 16gb is currently plenty for gaming. Get yourself a decent 2x8gb kit of atleast DDR4-3000 ram, you can always get another 16gb kit later if you need. I prefer G.Skill for brand.

    For the cooling on the CPU, an I5 8400 runs so cool you actually don't even need an aftermarket cooler. The I5 8600k if you want to OC will only need a decent air cooler to stay very cool. Nothing that'll break the bank, and you certainly don't need to waste money on a corsair water cooling kit. The cooler master hyper 212 EVO is like 30 bucks and would easily support an 8600k running 5ghz.
    Last edited by 87dtna; 01-06-2018 at 10:59 AM.

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    im doing an 8600k with a midrange board, and some b-die, and a decent air cooler (noctua)
    if youve got the cash go with the first post
    i7 3610QM 1.2-3.2GHz

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