New System - seem ok?

Building out a new PC based Cubase/Pro Tools system and curious if anyone sees any issues or have any suggestions.

​​Question: ASUS X99 A-II for the motherboard or go for a more established ASUS X99-A/USB 3.1 or Sabertooth? Also 5820 vs 6000?

The system will mostly be used for media/app/game/interactive electronics composition, sound design and vo edit work, so lot’s of VST instruments and plugins in use.


Case: Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q Inverse ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM650i, (650W), Fully Modular Power Supply, 80+ Gold Certified
CPU: i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E 6-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3
Cooling: Scythe SCKTT-1000 Kotetsu GlideStream
Motherboard: ASUS X99 A-II
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz (PC4-21300)
Drive 1 (OS): SAMSUNG 850 PRO - 256GB
Drive 2 (Project/Working): Samsung 850 PRO - 512GB
Drive 3 (Media/VST library): Western Digital (Black) 4TB 7200 RPM
GPU: ASUS GeForce GT 710 2GB DDR3
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
I/O: RME Babyface Pro

Maybe it’s best to wait a little bit for the first buyer’s feedback. As with any new model, there’s always a risk.

Pete from Scan Pro Audio promised to update his DAW CPU benchmark chart in a week or so.

Yeah it seems like there are some heat issues with the 6800k and OC’ing (from review over at Tom’s Hardware)… so kinda 5820 @4 vs 6800 at 3.6 or so. Hmm… as for the motherboard, it’s probably fine it’s the CPU that’s the main wildcard.

Hi Guys, I’ve just build one with the Asus X99 A-II seems to run ok.
I’m coming from an x58 build so I can’t really compare toward newers systems.
These are my specs

bequiet 700watt 80plus
Asus X99 A-II
Noctua DH15
32Gb Kingston 2400 Hyper X in 4 modules
Radeon HD7950 Ghost 3GB
Samsung Pro 950 512GB M.2 System OS
2TB Western Digital Red Projects
1TB Samsung Library
Windows 10 64bit
RME Raydat

Are you going to overclock the 6800k? I’m super close to buying the cpu, everything else is on order. Just need to decide between 5820 and 6800… I know I could go 6850 but it seems a lot more money for not a lot of performance increase, unless I’m missing something?

Hi no I’m going to overclock as I only use 12% on projects that screamed at 90% cpu on the i7 920.
I’m using mainly a lot of VSTi synths VA and effects. Just did a small test running 100 retrologue2 instumenttracks on 32 sample buffers without any clicks just to say.

For me the CPU isn’t the bottleneck anymore…

Oh that’s awesome to hear! I wonder how many instances of Kontact it’ll run?