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So I got a $150 gift card at Newegg, I am interested in using this to possibly buy an 1150 board and sell my AMD Board + FX8320 and go to microcenter and pick up a 4690k.

Anyone know a lot about Intel boards and which one I should get? I'd be willing to add a small amount of cash with the gift card if need be but don't really want to add too much as it seems there's lots of choices in this price range.

So far I am considering the Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark2/3.1 it's $175. Is there anything the same price or cheaper that will handle overclocking as well? Right now i only run a single GTX 970 but may want to run SLI in the future.
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Why not go for skylake and get a 6600k? You're buying new parts, might as well get the latest on the market.
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That's definitely possible if I can find a buyer on Craigslist for my MSI 970 + FX8320, but I would have to get a DDR3 board and as I'm already going to have to pay out of pocket for the CPU so I won't have room for DDR4 right now.

Does anyone know if using ddr3 will be a huge hit in performance? My current kit of DDR3 will do CAS-7@1600 so maybe I could loosen the timings and run the speed higher on Intel.

I don't see any boards with 2xDDR3 2xDDR4 slots, that would be cool
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Well I some research and it looks like I won't lose anything running ddr3, especially since my set is very overclock able.

I think I'm gonna make a motherboard specific thread now that I'm down to either ASUS Z170-P D3 or Asrock Z170 Gaming K4/D3
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Running skylake would require DDR4 to reach a frequency/timming where you get the best performance,ddr3 would require more voltage and 1600mhz isnt a good speed for it
  
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Running skylake would require DDR4 to reach a frequency/timming where you get the best performance,ddr3 would require more voltage and 1600mhz isnt a good speed for it

I don't see any difference here between C9-1866 vs C15-2133, my RAM can easily do 2133@C12

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9483/intel-skylake-review-6700k-6600k-ddr4-ddr3-ipc-6th-generation/9
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That benchmark is far from cpu bound scenarios..
http://www.gamestar.de/hardware/prozessoren/intel-core-i7-6700k/test/intel_core_i7_6700k,924,3234508,3.html#spielebenchmarks


Looks like either way it's faster than my FX8320
post #9 of 12
Save up some more money and upgrade to Skylake IMO.

6600k + z170-AR=$359
6700k + z170-AR=$459.98

Your 8320 + 970 should be enough for now to play any game at 1080p with strong FPS results, make the upgrade as much of an upgrade as possible.
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Well I some research and it looks like I won't lose anything running ddr3, especially since my set is very overclock able.

I think I'm gonna make a motherboard specific thread now that I'm down to either ASUS Z170-P D3 or Asrock Z170 Gaming K4/D3

If it's between those two boards then I would go with the ASRock board. The ASRock board is just flat out superior.
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