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Old 08-20-2016, 03:40 PM
 
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i7 6700k
Single Gtx 1070
64 gb ddr4 2400 ram

Primary: 128 gb ssd raid 0 (256 gb total)
Data: 4 tb + 240 gb hybrid drive
1000 watts (in case I later go to sli)
Z170 motherboard

Windows 10

Comes to 2300 dollars (fully assembled) but would probably last a while
Worth it?
Its mainly for vr.

I should probably wait for the i7 7700 and the z270 though

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Old 08-20-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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Then again while its true that if you pay twice as much you get twice the computing power its also true that computing power doubles every 2 years so I'm not sure it would last much longer. Maybe going cheap is actually the way to go here

Hmmm...even the "cheap" version is 2000 dollars. My last computer was 1200 dollars

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Old 08-21-2016, 08:37 AM
 
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Are your VR programs CPU intensive or GPU intensive? Find out and go from there. My guess is neither, so you'd be over-buying. OTOH, if you also do gaming, look for the best graphics card.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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Worth it?
Only you can determine that, if you want to throw $400 at a graphics card that will be $200(or less) a year from now so be it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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Well the thing is that my 660 originally was 230 dollars but when I go online now to see what they are selling for today they are always even more than 230
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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oooh...256GB OCZ RD400 M.2 PCIe NVME SSD --Read: 2600MB/s; Write: 1150MB/s $208
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2

it isnt raid 0 but its so fast that it doesnt need to be

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Element-Intel-Z170-VR

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:00 AM
 
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Then again while its true that if you pay twice as much you get twice the computing power its also true that computing power doubles every 2 years so I'm not sure it would last much longer. Maybe going cheap is actually the way to go here

Hmmm...even the "cheap" version is 2000 dollars. My last computer was 1200 dollars
Cant argue with math. Better to just get what you are sure you can use.
Gtx 1060 should be fine and is easily replaced in a few years.
32 gb should be fine.
2 tb hybrid should be ok

Comes to 1765 dollars
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:35 AM
 
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not sure an i7 is worth it.
seems like i7's are just for enthusiasts with lots of money
i5 should ok
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:19 AM
 
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not sure an i7 is worth it.
seems like i7's are just for enthusiasts with lots of money
i5 should ok
For gaming you're generally just as well off with the i5. I haven't looked at the current generation, but the last few generations the i5 has performed just as well as the i7 in most games.

You'll see the performance boost in the i7 when an app needs lots of processing power, and can take advantage of the extra 4 cores (most games don't / can't use them).
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:14 AM
 
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Well the thing is that my 660 originally was 230 dollars but when I go online now to see what they are selling for today they are always even more than 230
I see that but you can find the 760 on Newegg for $200+ and the 960's aren't much more. There is no 660's listed on Newegg. I would suggest that card is in an area where it might have value because it's recent enough someone might need it for specific machine and the quantity is limited. I looked up the 550 I bought about 4 or 5 years ago, they want $280... I paid $100 and some change on sale. LOL

I went looking for motherboard a few months back I bought about 4 or 5 years ago because I have OEM copy of Windows, I paid about $250 for it new. They were asking $250 used on Ebay and the only new ones I could find were about $1000 from overseas. Needless to say I didn't buy either.

Look at the prices of what it's replacing.
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