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post #51 of 65
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Main thing I considered when making my purchase was the 6 cores on the cpu. Especially if you are using the rig for photo/video editing, not sure what the folding numbers are but i would believe it would yield higher numbers with the extra 2 cores. Something else to consider is that a 6 core cpu would be more future proof, and if you did decide to add another gpu down the road you could take advantage of the extra PCIe lanes. But just a thought, if you are upgrading to the 6700 might as well think about this option as well.

Certainly good points. I just read a 30+ page thread on this very topic this morning. Either way I'd be in better shape than my current setup. I think I'll probably stick with Skylake just because it's the newest socket and doesn't run as hot... But the extra 2 cores would help in certain situations. I'm actually thinking about scaling back to a 6600k to help pay for a 980 Ti. Honestly, I don't really *need* an upgrade... But I might as well since my mobo needs replaced... and I'd like to play higher end games and be able to process videos quicker!
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Concerning folding - A nicely OC'd 980 will put out 400K PPD in Windows and about 10-15% more in Linux.

Not too shabby. I'll have to figure out how much I'll fold and what hardware I'll use. I miss the old folding comp, my team is vacant and I'm not even sure if team comp is still active or not.
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Not to upset your wife or anything, but for like $5 more on a CPU you could get a 5820k and move up to a X99 build lol

Absolutely true. I've been seeing the 5820k dropping below $300 in some circumstances. At that price point, is an instant buy in my book. At the rate things are going, it will last you 5+ years, and the 12 threads will scale very nicely for FAH.

GPU is a conundrum, but based on your posts, it would seem you should either wait it out for the 2016 releases, or, get a significant upgrade with a solid upper mid-range card, such as the 970 or 290/390 8GB. If not using Linux, I'd probably opt for the 290/390 8GB. With the right driver, the 290/390 will be equivalent to the 970 in FAH.
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post #53 of 65
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So, as I'm looking more at boards... I've found that both Gigabytes Gaming 5 and Gaming 7 boards are nearly the same price since the Gaming 7 is on promo and has a mail in rabate:

Gaming 5 $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128836&cm_re=gigabyte_z170_gaming-_-13-128-836-_-Product

Gaming 7 $176.99 +$7 (with promo and rebate total of -$43)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128835&cm_re=gigabyte_z170_gaming-_-13-128-835-_-Product

I really don't need the creative sound as I have a standalone card... it does look like it has some other plus features that make it worth the extra $7. Any thoughts? Any other boards I should be considering at this price point?

Also, I see MicroCenter is offering the 6700k at $329!

Thanks!
post #54 of 65
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I almost pulled the trigger on my upgrade over the weekend, but Newegg ran out of the 6700k, Microcenter is 2+ hours away and Amazon is charging $429 currently. It appears you can't even pick up a 6600k without going with a bundle on Newegg. A few of the items I was looking at are/were on promo so I hope they go back on sale sometime soon.

So, since I'll be waiting a bit I thought I'd probe for more advice.

Here are the three motherboards I'm now looking at:
  • GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $176 sale/promo (ends today)
  • GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - $169.99
  • ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA 1151 - $228

The Gaming 7 is kind of a steal at it's current price in my opinion, although I'm not sure it offers much over the Gaming 5 for my needs as I have a standalone sound card. I see a lot of people are getting the Asus Hero VIII mobo and it's an overclocker's preferred board. Am I missing out on anything going the Gigabyte route? My current board is an Asus and I've never been super happy with it, although it wasn't a high end board to begin with.

On the CPU, I still think I'd like to hold out for the i7. I know it likely wont help much in gaming but it will be a plus for other tasks.

I'm still conflicted on a GPU as well, I'll probably go with the 970 or 980 Ti as they seem to be the best values. Sadly, the 980 Ti that was on promo for $599 has now expired frown.gif

I can start getting parts bit by bit but I know I'll go crazy as soon as the start arriving!

Any further advice/insight would be greatly appreciated!
post #55 of 65
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Bump! Any thoughts guys?
post #56 of 65
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Here is the new build, I decided to pull the trigger last night... should be here Thursday!
  • MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti GAMING 6GB
  • GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
  • Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W

Order Total $1,308.48
minus a few mail in rebates... also came with 4 free games and a mouse pad smile.gif


A bit above what I originally planned to spend, buy hey, I only get to do a build every few years so I figured I might as well get what I want. Interestingly, the wife didn't even flinch when I told here the price prior to placing my order smile.gif Maybe I should have thrown that new monitor in as well lol wink.gif

So one other quetion, is Arctic Silver 5 still the thermal paste of choice? I've used Ceramique before as well and I guess I've been happy with both.

Thanks for all of the help guys!
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Arctic Silver 5 is ancient and almost no one still uses that
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post #58 of 65
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Arctic Silver 5 is ancient and almost no one still uses that

Well, fair enough... a suggestion would be great. I've read some about Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme. What others should I be considering?
post #59 of 65
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I went ahead and ordered the Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme. Pretty reasonable and seems to be one of the best paste type non-conductive products around per the documentation I could find. I'm looking forward to getting this thing up and going!
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