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Haswell to Skylake - worth it?

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Hey all,

Currently using a Rampage V Extreme with a 5930k. Originally wanted to go for the Maximus VIII Formula + 6700k; however, was talked out of it locally at Microcenter + some online posting. Sadly I'm regretting that decision now and debating selling what I have.

To date, I've unfortunately had a lot of probs with my Rampage and am sitting on a stock board with no OC. Every time I tinker, it blows up ... story for another day, hopefully it's my ram that I'll be further troubleshooting this week. It's just been a frustrating experience.

Anyway, is there much gain in making the change at this time? Realistically, only real gain I'm looking for is the RGB lighting to sync up with my Phanteks Luxe + soon to be evga 1080 classy. Not yet sure If I'd lose out on the sale as the rampage was/is more costly.

Typically a PC lasts me ~3 years or so and being that we've just recently made the jump to skylake, this seems like the best time to dump last gen's hardware to not lose as much $$. I know at the end of the day it's probably a stupid move, but just curious for any feedback.

Thanks
Edited by abean - 5/31/16 at 6:34pm
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Samsung EVO 850 Swiftech H240-X Win 10 Asus PG348Q 
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I would probably hold on to what you have. I have a 5820k and a few different Skylake builds around the house. Performance wise there isn't anything to gain going from a 5930k to a 6700k. Even tho you have options with Overclocking... its going to be a small percentage gain if you are a gamer (for example). I have no idea what the resale value on the Rampage V is in comparison to initial cost.

Now since you seem mainly interested in RGB.

I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for RGB wise... Do you want them on the board or are you looking at the Aura strip control?

I ask because I have two different RGB setups... I use a NZXT HUE+ in one machine and I find that pretty good. I like the Audio RGB effect from the Asus Aura better.

If you want something with Aura control there are x99 motherboard options as well.

Oh and yes I am one of those that often just turns on music and watches the lights dancing in my case. This is the only reason the HUE+ is in my secondary machine. I just don't have good luck with the Audio beta. The HUE+ has a lot of other cool options... that Asus doesn't have. The HUE is also fairly cheap, easy to setup and takes up little space. You just need a USB 2.0 free on your motherboard, a 4 pin for power and setup the included light strips. The HUE+ light strips won't work with Aura and other RGB strips won't work with the HUE+ (they use a different type of setup).

I use cablemod RGB strips with my Formula (and Hero Alpha). I use the magnetic strips because I often change my mind about where I want them.

I went through a few kits and cables before I ended up where I am at RGB wise.
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