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Hello! I currently have a AMD Phenom II 555. Here's the thing, I originally wanted to upgrade to a devil's canyon i5, use my current DDR3 ram, and my current CPU cooler (w/new bracket) but now I'm considering going to the new i5 6700k and getting new ram.
IMHO, I will get more life out of the newest socket/ram combo but I want to make sure I'm not getting caught up by great marketing.
Should I go with devil/ddr3, skylake/ddr3, or skylake/ddr4?
Thanks for any input you are willing to give!
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If you are someone who upgrades components regularly, then you will probably get more life and use out of the Skylake platform. If you are going to sit on the system for 5 years again, then the Haswell/Devils Canyon platform would be a great choice. Performance right now between Haswell and Skylake isn't that significant.
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Budget? Are you gaming primarily?
What monitor do you have?
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Budget for the build is $900. Gaming, editing audio and videos, and 3d printing eventually.
I have a ssd and hdd on the way, so I'll need GPU, MOBO,OS (win 10), case for sure and depending on the cpu I might need RAM.
I have my eye on the gtx960 4gb.
4k video would be cool eventually but right now I'm using a 1080 30' tv.
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Most likely I will stay with this system for a few years. Why do you recommend haswell for me if it's the older of the two CPUs? I'm probably missing something but it seems if I plan to wait a while I should switch to the 1151 socket to save later.
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There are a lot of good reviewed motherboards on Newegg that use DDR3 but also have Skylake socket. I would buy an i7-6700k, one of those motherboards so you can save money on the ram, since you do editing and such that i7 will be nice indeed.

You can buy a cheap win 7 or 8 key somewhere like ebay, then just upgrade it to 10 for free, actually the next windows 10 update coming in November allows clean installs of win 10 with a win 7 key, thats pretty cool.

You can probably even swing a used 980 or 970 off Ebay afer all that is said and done. thumb.gif

Or check out OCN marketplace. I bought a 290 with H80 watercooler on it last week off there for $200, silent and cold, and outperforms a 960 in every way.
    
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($252.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($96.45 @ OutletPC)
Total: $894.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-24 10:54 EDT-0400
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I'm going off of my original topic now...will a mid-town fit a 10" GPU? I had an issue with the current one I have. The HDD cage limited my room to just about 9".
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You can fit just about any GPU in that case.
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I have a 550w psu already. Should I be good to go with this build?
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