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Looking for advice for a friend's new rig, how are these parts/specs?
  1. Crucial BX100 500gB (SSD)
  2. 212 EVO (Heatsink)
  3. G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Intel Z170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231877
He already has a GTX 970, and Corsair 750w. I know sleep states may have to be changed in order to use that PSU.


Do games currently, or are games likely to within a couple of years, start gaining much benefit from multihyper-threaded CPUs? If not, this first option is much cheaper:



GIGABYTE GA-Z170XP-SLI (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
with
Intel Core i5-6500 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1151 65W

Versus:

ASRock Z170 Extreme6 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
with
Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151

Edited by icor1031 - 10/24/15 at 12:50pm
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post #2 of 4
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Originally Posted by icor1031 View Post


Do games currently, or are games likely to within a couple of years, start gaining much benefit from multi-threaded CPUs? If not, this first option is much cheaper:

Well, some people with low end systems are mad that FO4 requires a quad core processor.
    
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Originally Posted by r0llinlacs View Post

Well, some people with low end systems are mad that FO4 requires a quad core processor.

How much impact does hyper-threading have, though? Isn't it like a 5-10% improvement, on cpu-bottlenecked games?
Edited by icor1031 - 10/24/15 at 12:49pm
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Changed parts a bit, parts being ordered now - Ignore thread.
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Noctua NH-D14 W10 CU 64 2* cPVA 2333T 27QW Crossover 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K65 750W Seasonic Gold HAF 932 DeathAdder  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer eXactMat X-Fi Titanium Yamaha HTR 5960 7.1 Receiver DIY Speakers 
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