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What are your thoughts on this build? Gaming computer

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Hi,

My friend wants to build a monster gaming computer. Money is not a problem.
I want to know if you have any  recommendations or any comments to this setup.

The build, as it are right now.


ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING, Socket-1151

Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 CPU Cooler


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

Fractal Design Edison M 750W PSU
ATX 120V v2.4, 80 Plus Gold

Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5

Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD

HyperX Fury DDR4 2400MHz 16GB
2x8GB 2400MHz (PC4-19200) DDR4

Here is a list from a Danish webshop. > https://www.komplett.dk/wishlists/17cfa6d7-36b2-44c3-b7ed-e44ef71bf50e
 
What are your thoughts ?  (Please note that there is a quantity of 2 in the basket - I have to build two identical systems)

Is there something I've overlooked ? Should all hardware be compatible?

Thank you
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I normally go with the ASUS motherboards but I met 2 old timers at Micro center who highly recommended Gigabyte. I actually have one in my old machine that's 7 years old... still running strong. My new machine that I built has a Gigabyte as well. No issues so far. This my opinion and experience others may think differently. Everything else looks good.
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It's a nice spec but given money isn't a problem why not go for an X99 board and blow $1200 on the new Titan X Pascal .

& yes everything you've listed should play well together.
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Well! He wants Asus motherboard!

Any other thoughts ?
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Asus is fine and if money is no object go with MASQ suggestion.
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I have Gigabyte everything, sysbrd, video card etc. I think my memory is Kingston and I have the case you have listed.
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OK Now i gut a max amount ;)


2400 dollars

- So X99 is not an option ;)
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Fair enough -  It's always easier trying to spend someone else's money :)

Stick with your original plan but maybe if it's in budget look at an ROG version of the board that might give you more OC options.
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What ROG version would you suggest?
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Their Maximus Hero VIII would be closest to what you've already chosen.
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a couple of thoughts :
-your SSD could be on the small side, depending on what he likes to store, and use; maybe a bigger size? like 1 TB https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-SATA-Internal-MZ-7TE1T0BW/dp/B00E3W16OU

-you have 16 GB Ram - maybe the double would be better in this case
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He got a 1 tb SSD drive @ home.


Memory upgrade will be done later on.
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maybe he can install the ssd in one system then, and leave one with 500 Gb ?
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Thank you!
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enjoy!
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