X99 Socket 2011v3 MBO Asus

AJD1979

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Hi.
Thank you in advance for your support.

I am currently in the process of building a new machine. After many years of work and all, I'm trying to build myself a kick*** system. I'm not a gamer, but want a fast machine. I am a programmer in Augmented Reality so I need power to compile programs quickly.

I figured that I would go with the new Intel i7 6800K processor which has a socket 2011-v3. After doing some research online, I found the Asus X99-Deluxe II Motherboard to be a great motherboard, but after reading some reviews I'm not sure if it's a good choice.

I wanted to pose the question out there if anyone has any recommendations on a good motherboard. I'm okay with spending up to $450 and am okay with other options from Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI and etc... but I do want something good.

Any ideas/recommendations?

Thanks Again,
AJ
 

jrweis

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I have built 5 CAD work stations with the ASUS X99-Deluxe II and all are functioning very well. I did use OCZ R400 PCIe NVMe drives. Not sure what programs you are using, but the I7-6850 might be a better choice as it runs a few Mghz faster for not a lot more money.
 

AJD1979

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Thanks for ya'lls feedback. I'm not sure by spending an extra 150 bucks it's worth the upgrade to get very the 6850 vs 6800 but I'll see.

So I guess I'll stick with this Asus motherboard.

What about a good GPU or are you just connecting your external monitor to a hdmi port on the mbo? I was looking at the Asus GTX1060, but not sure. I want something with precise colors because of the work I do. My budget for the GPU is around 300 bucks. Any advice?

Thanks,
Ajay
 

ssnyder28

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You are better off putting more of your money towards a better gpu.

Unless you need something specific on the deluxe board I'd just go for one of the boards in the $200 range, again use that money you would have spent there on a gpu upgrade.

The 6850k sounds unecessary, just get the 6800k or 5820k.
 

AJD1979

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Snyder thanks for your feedback.. I will most likely go for the 6800. What GPU you recommend? Motherboard? In your opinion.

I need something that handles compiling software, development of virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

Thanks in advance.
 

Dullard

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I think you will need a gpu, I don't think any X99 processors have cpu based graphics.
 
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