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So I had another post, I felt like it was in the wrong section though.

Here is a more simplified version.

My Budget is $1,300. I will be playing at 1440P 60hz. This will be my last upgrade for the next 4-5 years. I play games and I stream on twitch.

What build do you Guys recommend?

Build 1: i7-4790k W/ GTX 980 (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TriStarPC/saved/MpqnTW)

Build 2: i7-6700k W/ GTX 980 (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TriStarPC/saved/JMqnTW)

Build 3: i5-6500 W/ GTX 980 Ti (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TriStarPC/saved/jHktt6)

Build 4: i5-6500 W/ GTX 970 (2-Way SLI) (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TriStarPC/saved/FZktt6)

Build 5: i5-6500 W/ R9 390 (2-Way Crossfire) (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TriStarPC/saved/4pqnTW)


I really appreciate everyones help. Modifications are appreciated also!
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Build 3: i5-6500 W/ GTX 980 Ti smile.gif
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But why not a 4790K with a 980ti. Would be much better than any of the builds you listed and should be cheaper and you wouldn't loose much performance from going with last gen processor. Also, if you do decide to get Skylake, I'd get the unlocked "K" models like the 6600K or the 6700K.
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But why not a 4790K with a 980ti. Would be much better than any of the builds you listed and should be cheaper and you wouldn't loose much performance from going with last gen processor. Also, if you do decide to get Skylake, I'd get the unlocked "K" models like the 6600K or the 6700K.

Cheaper? lol. What. Its $140 more. Which flys over my $1,300 budget lol.

Here is the deal, I have been overclocking for the past 6 years, and I am like ehhhhhhhhh. If I want to keep doing it. I don't feel comfortable running the i7-4790k on the stock cooler either, which is how it throws it out of my budget. I mean, I guess I can get the i7-4790k, do not overclock and run on the stock cooler, push up my budget and get the 980ti with it.
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A 5 year plan with the same GPU the whole time? Ehhhh. Pick the i7 skylake and a GTX 970 and buy a new GPU in 2ish years. The CPU will last, the GPU won't. Well, depending on how demanding the games are anyway.
    
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Cheaper? lol. What. Its $140 more. Which flys over my $1,300 budget lol.

Here is the deal, I have been overclocking for the past 6 years, and I am like ehhhhhhhhh. If I want to keep doing it. I don't feel comfortable running the i7-4790k on the stock cooler either, which is how it throws it out of my budget. I mean, I guess I can get the i7-4790k, do not overclock and run on the stock cooler, push up my budget and get the 980ti with it.

If it's meant to last you half a decade, I'd not cut too much corners and get the 4790k + 980 Ti, with the Hyper EVO 212 cooler for $30 (just make sure it fits in your case). Also it wouldn't hurt to get 16GB of RAM, can't remember which game exactly but I heard one of the newer titles was using around 8GB.
Edited by overvolted - 11/2/15 at 8:11pm
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If it's meant to last you half a decade, I'd not cut too much corners and get the 4790k + 980 Ti, with the Hyper EVO 212 cooler for $30 (just make sure it fits in your case).

Yeah I guess you are right. I will never go air cool. Once you go liquid you never go back lol. I will just buy the 4790k with the LEPA AquaChanger 240. Won't be the same as my old custom loop, but it will do. So guess the piggy bank will suffer a little more than planned.
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Water cooling too scary, I know all my bad karma will cause the pump to fail lol. But 4790k is solid since 4.4ghz is all you need. Can get mine in the 4.7 / 4.8ghz area OC'ing on air but doesn't help me at all over the 4.4 in gaming scenarios so can just leave it be. I'd opt for the 980 or 980 Ti as well since you like to stream. Shadowplay is really handy for being able to local record / stream and not lose any frames.
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Water cooling too scary, I know all my bad karma will cause the pump to fail lol. But 4790k is solid since 4.4ghz is all you need. Can get mine in the 4.7 / 4.8ghz area OC'ing on air but doesn't help me at all over the 4.4 in gaming scenarios so can just leave it be. I'd opt for the 980 or 980 Ti as well since you like to stream. Shadowplay is really handy for being able to local record / stream and not lose any frames.

Yeah, the custom loop I had last year didn't leak at all thank the lord. My first one, I wasn't so lucky, but it didn't short anything out surprisingly.

I use OBS to stream, and I use h.264 (x264) codec to encode while streaming so it is all CPU based anyway. The 980 ti will be nice for long run 1440p.
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Why go water if you're not going to OC? Hyper 212 Evo works great and saves cash and is whisper quiet (if you want it to be, you can turn it up if you want).

Also don't hate on the GTX 970, I do 60 fps all day long at 1440p (maybe not maxed, but still). 980ti is still to expensive for 20% gain I think. Or get a 980ti but plan on selling it in 2 years and getting a 1080ti+ (I made that up, whatever they will be called in 2 years)
    
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