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    Jun 2017

    Feedback on PC build

    Hi Everyone!

    A little bit of background: This is my first build, but I have a decent amount of experience with computers and electronics in general. I'll be using this equally for gaming and school. I'm studying mechanical engineering/comp sci, so lots of 3d modeling, simulations (FEA, CFD, etc) coding and so on.

    I already have the case,SSD, RAM, aio cooler, and GPU. Primarily asking about the cpu/mobo combo. Although if a good argument is made for changing something else, I would consider it as I can still return some parts.

    Budget: ~$1500
    Main uses of intended build: Equal parts gaming and school (3D modeling, FEA and CFD simulation, coding)
    Parts required: Mainly just CPU and Motherboard (obviously looking to stay with ASUS for the mobo)
    Previous build information (list details of parts): Laptop (Dell XPS 15 with i7-3612QM, nvidia gt640M, and ssd)
    Monitor resolution: ASUS PG278Q 1440p@140hz
    Storage requirements: SSD for OS and some games. HDD for all else, probably 1 or 2 TB.
    Will you be overclocking: yes (hopefully to 5ghz)
    Any motherboard requirements : no
    Extra information about desired system: Windows 10 and probably linux.

    Should I wait for X299 and the i7-7740x? What will the X299 mobos be priced? Should I switch to AMD? Ryzen? Under $500 for CPU/Mobo combo, I do have a Microcenter nearby.

    Any feedback would be much appreciated! Thank you.

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