Please give your blessing to my 4K ready mATX Build

Dear Community,

over the past days I've been reading and comparing to build my new PC based on Skylake Architecture. Here's what I got so far:

Case: Aerocool DS Cube Gold
CPU: i5 6600k
Motherboard: Asus Z170-Plus
RAM: 16 GB 2666Mhz Corsair Vengeance LPX Black
PSU: 500 Watt Be Quet! Straight Power 10
CPU cooler: EKL Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure
VGA: I will use my GTX 670 Windforce until Pascal as I don't feel comfortable buying 1 Year old VGA's new, that can't handle 4k flawlessly

Alternatively I was thinking:

Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene, but is it worth the additional money compared to the Z170-Plus?

CPU: I opted for an i5 because I was hoping to Upgrade to Kabylake in one or to Years. But maybe the 6700k is really worth the Money? Will the i5 Limit me in any way regarding 4k Gaming once I upgrade

200mm Cooler to replace the Case intake: BitFenix Spectre LED 200x200x20mm
140mm Cooler to replace the Case Exhaust:

EKL Alpenföhn 140 Wing Boost red clover to go with the ROG Maximus MoBo
Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 140mm to go with the Z170-Plus

What I want to do:

-all office Applications including 4k@60fps Video should be possible without much powerconsumtion and noise (thus the good PSU and low noise fans)

-Gaming @1080p until I Upgrade

-OC as soon as the Hardware gets a bit older

-4k single GPU Gaming as soon as I Upgrade to a more Powerfull GPU of the likes of 980ti and Titan (or Pascal if it fits)

-keep my rig for aprox. the next 5 Years

So, what ar you thoughts? Please let me know
Best Regards

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Here's what 4K gaming looks like today.

I've yet to see any single GPU card deliver say 30FPS at 4K. Now maybe you meant 4K UHD so I'll extend that no single card today delivers 30FPS at UHD either for gaming.

And that PSU is a rather horrible QUAD RAIL PSU which has paltry 18A on the +12V rails.

I'm calling this rig a disaster in the making.
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How would YOU improve it?

As far as I could tell from various reviews and Forum threads the PSU is regarded as Quite good as it is silent and effective. Unfortunately my knowledge of PSU's does not extend to details as Amps on single Rails but I would be happy to learn from you. Wich PSU would you Suggest instead?

I know that multi GPU is the way to go today, but as I have already stated above I'm hoping for Pascal to deliver the performance needed. After all Nvidia has Promised the GPU power to improve tenfold. Even if they manage to double it, that's already more than enough for me.

UHD gaming is not my main concern. But as I need a PC now, and don't want to spend those 8000$ i was hoping to build a rig, that works well for the moment but at the same time doesn't become useless should the GPU Power be available in the future. I know that we can not tell what the future brings but I trust, that experienced Users may know a little more than I.

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It may be silent and effective but with 18A +12V rails.

It's not going to meet the needs of the cards needed for 4K today. Even your 670 ( noted at,3217-15.html ) is about 160 Watts so you exceeded a rule of thumb to keep draws at 50% on a new build. That's 13.33 Amps on a 18A rail. Given that most folk rarely know what a rail is, it would be far too easy to exceed the 18A.

And there's no *chance of a 980 or Titan. A quite look gets me 360 Watts or 30 Amperes for the 980ti 6GB card.

If you had selected a single rail that would be about 72A for the +12V and it would not be a concern today or tomorrow.

-> Why we don't want more than 50% of the rail consumed? The benchmarks and tests may not include a peak Amperes test. There are plenty of folk crashing and asking why. Here we see a system ready for problems that look hard to explain.

Finally, we have a microATX board. To get UHD 4K today takes more than one card. But here's the awful news. Gamers expected 30 or more FPS. Read my first link and with 3 cards it struggled to do that much.

All worked at the usual 1080 setting.

Then here's the death blow to 4K UHD. CNET's web articles about 4K today.

I'd change the PSU and skip the 4K UHD notion entirely.

*Note: corrected typo.

Post was last edited on October 6, 2015 6:56 PM PDT

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