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post #1 of 13
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Hey Guys.

I'm getting the itch to get a new buiild going, well not complete build but a new CPU, motherboard, and Ram of course.

I have the 3rd gen Ivy Bridge i7 3770k and I was looking at getting the i7 6700k with the new DDR4 memory. I want 32GB of course, and don't need that expensive of a motherboard, just to get the stuff done, do some mild overclocking, and use my one GPU, (gtx 980Ti). What would you guys recommend, I'm asking because I just want to make sure all three parts are compatible with each other.

I feel like this is a good time, because the CPU i have is beast yes, but going on 4 years old and feel its time.
post #2 of 13
I am going through the same process. Yours (and my) processor are quite strong but as you say they are a few years old now and we have the itch! Your not going to get a tremendous return on investment, there will a slight increase in FPS on games but its not going to be mind blowing. Enough for me to ditch 90% of my build and go with a new one though lol

Im looking at pulling the trigger on this

[PCPartPicker part list](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/JK3g6h) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/JK3g6h/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k) | $517.00 @ CPL Online
**CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-cpu-cooler-crr1a) | $99.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as535g) | $11.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z170ar) | $245.00 @ Centre Com
**Memory** | [Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx426c15fbk216) | $179.00 @ CPL Online
**Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam) | $135.00 @ IJK
**Video Card** | [MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9390gaming8g) | $519.00 @ CPL Online
**Case** | [Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-mcy005pkwn00) | $199.00 @ CPL Online
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) | $159.00 @ CPL Online
**Case Fan** | [CRYORIG XF140 76.0 CFM 140mm Fan](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-case-fan-crxfa) | $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Case Fan** | [CRYORIG XF140 76.0 CFM 140mm Fan](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-case-fan-crxfa) | $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Case Fan** | [CRYORIG XF140 76.0 CFM 140mm Fan](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-case-fan-crxfa) | $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Monitor** | [BenQ RL2460HT 60Hz 24.0" Monitor](http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2460ht) | $139.00 @ CPL Online
**Other**| NZXT Sleeved LED Cable white| $25.00
**Other**| Phobya 4Pin PWM to 4x 4Pin Fan Splitter PCB| $11.00
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$2295.00**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-05 16:14 AEDT+1100 |
the newy
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i7 6700k Asus z170-ar Gigabyte gaming g1 1070 Kingston Hyperx 2666mhz 
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Samsung 850 500gb + Samsung 850 250gb + Various... Cryorig R1 Ultimate Windows 10 Pro x64 EVGA G2 750W 
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post #3 of 13
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I've decided to go with these parts. Could someone tell me if they look alright and are compatible.

MSI Z170A GAMING M5 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130873

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231898

Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559&cm_re=i7_6700k_cpu-_-19-117-559-_-Product
post #4 of 13
3000 MHz RAM is not going to be faster or better then say a 2666 MHz kit so save some money and get a 2666 MHz as you are not getting anything out of the extra 333 MHz.
And you are better off with a 2x 8 GB kit then a 4x 4 GB kit.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by kuruptx View Post

Hey Guys.

I'm getting the itch to get a new buiild going, well not complete build but a new CPU, motherboard, and Ram of course.

I have the 3rd gen Ivy Bridge i7 3770k and I was looking at getting the i7 6700k with the new DDR4 memory. I want 32GB of course, and don't need that expensive of a motherboard, just to get the stuff done, do some mild overclocking, and use my one GPU, (gtx 980Ti). What would you guys recommend, I'm asking because I just want to make sure all three parts are compatible with each other.

I feel like this is a good time, because the CPU i have is beast yes, but going on 4 years old and feel its time.

What a waste of an upgrade and money. 3770k is still beastly. If you want a REAL upgrade. Build a 5930k system. You are not going to see much of an upgrade to a 6700k if you think so. 3770k to a 5930k is a difference that justify the price of upgrading. BTW. Really because the cpu is 4 years old? So flippin what! You just want to burn money and have an excuse to upgrade. Nothing wrong at all to this day with that cpu. It will run any game just fine with room to spare.

Save your money and go get some fresh air.
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 11/5/15 at 2:22pm
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild View Post

Really because the cpu is 4 years old? So flippin what! You just want to burn money and have an excuse to upgrade. Nothing wrong at all to this day with that cpu. It will run any game just fine with room to spare.

Save your money and go get some fresh air.

Wow. So what if he wants to "waste his money", is that really any concern? Some people get the itch to upgrade after 4 years, if the money is there why not, I would doubt he would be considering it if things were really tight financially.

As stated before, dont go with 3000mhz and a 4x4gb kit.. 2666mhz and 2x8gb is where you want to be.
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post #7 of 13
Considering the state of cpu advancent, 20% increase in performance isnt too bad.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Garvani View Post

Wow. So what if he wants to "waste his money", is that really any concern? Some people get the itch to upgrade after 4 years, if the money is there why not, I would doubt he would be considering it if things were really tight financially.

As stated before, dont go with 3000mhz and a 4x4gb kit.. 2666mhz and 2x8gb is where you want to be.

I am just saying more or less. It is a complete waste going from a 3770k to 6700k. A real upgrade from a 3770k would be a 5930k. Making certainly a worth while upgrade.
post #9 of 13
Better invest for newer upcoming gen GPU than wasting his money on a new cpu. I second FattysGoneWild. This is an opinion, the OP is free to take his very own informed decision.
New (to be released) GPU or better monitor will benefit much more the gaming experience than a new CPU.

Also, the 20% performance increase is in CPU bound task. Might as well be ~0-10% when gaming.
Edited by Just a nickname - 11/5/15 at 3:46pm
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post #10 of 13
^ Good point about the GPU. Pasqal being around the corner and would be a better upgrade path. Keeping the 3770k while saving good money.
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