So let me get this straight: You're going to spend 1200$ on a Titan X but want to lower RAM cost?
I need at least some sort of goal, because randomly throwing together the most expensive that fit isn't a good idea.
This should be a type 3 build: There's a set minimum performance goal, but money is a secondary concern so if upgrades make sense they get put in.
So if I knew what you're trying to do with this build it would help a lot.
Also when are you going to build, because Kaby Lake / Zen and possibly Vega will be released in early 2017.
Mmm, thanks. I want a fairly future proof system that can do VR/play games on reasonable settings with 60fps in 4-5 years with nothing more than one part upgrade (probably the CPU or adding a GPU when the price gets low?). Being able to do that at 4k would be ideal, but it's not a big concern and maybe that's unrealistic?
The benchmarks I looked at had Titan X Pascal at like 50% better than anything else, so I figured it would be my best shot at still having a solid card in 4 years. The only thing I saw that came close was SLI gtx 1080, which comes out to the same price.
I don't necessarily 'want' to lower RAM cost, I just don't know shit about it, and I was using that to illustrate my point that money wasn't a concern, but I wasn't trying to throw it away- so if I could spend 50% and get 90% of the performance, I would be happy. Mostly because I was under the impression it didn't matter anywhere close to as much as the CPU/GPU.
I would prefer to build this in the next month or two, because my current PC is getting some BSODs and can't even turn off without holding down the power button. I could be convinced to wait for next gen, but isn't everything usually extra expensive and hard to get for a bit? I was also reading some things saying that Kaby Lake will roll out pretty slowly, with the lower end versions first. I wouldn't want to wait 6 months.