Initially i build this system in february 2016 with an i5 6600k, MSI Z170A Sli Plus Mainboard and two EVGA GTX 970 SSC+ in SLI. At that time i played with ultrawide resolution 2560x1080 which was perfect for this build.
As prices dropped some weeks ago i purchased the Intel 6850k an X99A Tomahawk Mainboard from MSI and two EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2. I wanted SLI again and 16 PCIE lanes.
With such a beefy GPU/CPU Combo i thought why not go 4K. So the last part was the AOC Agon AG271UG Monitor which is GSYNC ready with 4k at 60fps.
The good part of the build was i did not had to reinstall windows. The new MSI Board recognized the m2 ssd and windows started with some Hardware Driver updates. After refreshing the windows product key i had my old system again.
In the meantime i tested some games and i am really suprised not seeing such a big difference in CPU Power. The 4 cores of the i5 still seem doing a good job. Nevertheless 6 cores 12 threads with the 6850k should be good for some years.
The EVGA´s are doing they job. I love the cards and their design. Still playing AC Syndicate for example at 4k with all options to max, both cards can not sustain 60fps at some scenes. Also the heat produced by both cards and cpu in that moment should not be underrated.
This system is still not finished in my opinion as it should be watercooled and i will try this for sure maybe end of the year.