This is my first post on overclock.net, long time reader though
I'm looking at a new PC build to replace my old SquidRig Mk 2/3 (Mk 2 had a couple component upgrades so I called it Mk 3 after that) Mk 3 is by no means obsolete, but I feel it's time to replace my old 3930k, GTX 680 system for a newer, shinier system! Plus my dad wants the Mk 3 for editing/rendering and what not.
Anyhoo, I've been racking my brains researching and trying to choose between the old Haswell-E 5820k and the new Skylake 6700k. I know I can OC both to about 4.5GHz easily (Or at least from my research) so single core processes should be about even, but my main concerns are the price differences
, the PCIe lanes
, and the number of cores
.Regarding the PCIe lanes
Initially my new system should be running 1 GTX 980 then moving onto 2 way SLI, hence my concern with the PCIe lanes, I seem to have read somewhere that even 8 PCIe lanes is more than enough for any graphics card, but would there be any difference between the 6700k dual SLI both running on 8 lanes and the 5820k running one of them on 16 and the other on 8?Regarding the number of cores
My main uses for the PC would be, in order of most common: Browsing the internet with Chrome, Gaming (can't really say what kinds, I have about 300 in my steam library, so could be anything (and yes, that was an excuse to brag)), Programming (Websites, games and such), Photoshop. And possibly recording, editing, rendering gaming videos for YouTubeRegarding the price difference
I can get the 6700k for about 250 GBP and the 5820k for 275 GBP, but the main problem with price comes about with the motherboard.
For the 6700k I'd probably get the Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Hero costing 170 GBP
For the 5820k I'd probably get the Asus Sabertooth X99 costing 265 GBP or the Asus Rampage V Extreme costing 315 GBP
Quite a substantial difference in price there, would I really be getting any general performance benefit for the extra cores premium. And would either of these CPUs be more future proof than the other? Should I wait for the Broadwell-E chips or even the Cannonlake chips!?
There's so much to take into account here, my brain is melting!
So if anyone here has some advice or suggestions please share, also there's a poll at the top regarding which CPU you guys would get.