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post #11 of 16
Thought I'd chime in...the i7 4790k offers almost the same gaming performance to the 5000 series so if just gaming i7 4790k will be perfect and leave more money for monitors!
http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/Intel/Core_i7-5960X_5930K_5820K_Comparison/5.html
post #12 of 16
I would say go for x99 or wait for Skylake. No point in an 1150 build right now when 1151 is around the corner IMO.
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post #13 of 16
X99 board, 5820k, 16GB DDR4, EVGA supernova 850W Gold, and you'll have the basis for a machine that is a good balance between value and being future-proof.

The 5820K is a 6 core with HT (so 12 threads)

It can run two GPU's fine (5820K 28 PCI lanes), buying more than two is generally stupid, better off just buying stronger cards by that stage.

The EVGA 850W comes with a 10 year warranty once registered and will power the system and 2 x 980ti's/300 series. Gold rating is a couple of percent lower than platinum with a much lower price tag.

Could even just buy 8GB DDR4 to begin with, saving more cash.

Buy an R9 290 as a card to get you by for 1440p, they are relatively cheap and pretty powerful. You can get them second hand for peanuts.
Edited by Casey Ryback - 5/17/15 at 5:33am
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post #14 of 16
I wonder how well SLI and CrossFire will scale with DX12. The only thing I've read pertaining to graphics cards is the use of all VRAM available. If this means a third or fourth card will actually be worth the performance increase, an i7-5930K would be the most logical choice. You know, because "future-proofing."
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the help.
Much appreciated
post #16 of 16
If you're unsure about which CPU and you're considering 4790k and 5930k, you could go 5820k, and save a bit of cash... but if you're planning on doing triple crossfire/SLI the 5930k is probably the best choice.

There's nothing wrong with using a liquid cooler btw the h100i isnt a bad choice, of course a custom loop would do much better though.

R9 390x is just around the corner btw if you wanna spend that sort of money on the GPU. Titan X is a little overpriced. The 290x or GTX 970 is a little bit cheaper than waiting for the 390x.

Make sure to get a SSD for storage. Whether it be PCIe or SATA it's a lot better than HDD.
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