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So I'm doing a new build that's going to be a high end/enthuiast build mainly aimed towards gaming. I was 100% set on going with a Z170 and 6700K setup but seeing as how Intel just announced 4 new CPUs for the X99 chipset I'm wondering which chipset should I go with and which one would be the most future proofed?
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Z170.
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Everyone's definition of high end/enthusiast is a little different, but I would think Z170 as well unless you need the extra PCIe lanes for your build.
   
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Depends on what you are going to use the system for.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ultisym View Post

Everyone's definition of high end/enthusiast is a little different, but I would think Z170 as well unless you need the extra PCIe lanes for your build.

Well I'm gonna be going with a M.2 SSD that runs off PCI and 2 1080s, think the extra lanes would be worth it? My budget is $3,500 so money isn't really an issue.
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very few people actually need x99 and those who do know that they need it. If you are asking it means you don't need it. Now decide if you want x99. I didn't need it but I wanted it and I don't look back and happy with it.
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Depends on what you are going to use the system for.

Mostly gaming but I like to brag bout power and such as well. My main concern is which chipset will get the most CPUs from here on out as I like being able to upgrade my CPUs for years to come without upgrading my mobo
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Well I'm gonna be going with a M.2 SSD that runs off PCI and 2 1080s, think the extra lanes would be worth it? My budget is $3,500 so money isn't really an issue.

If money is not an issue, sure go with X99. But if you know all the components your going to use, you can usually find a Z170board that will work for you. Just pay attention to the if/then statements on the lanes used.
   
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post #9 of 17
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very few people actually need x99 and those who do know that they need it. If you are asking it means you don't need it. Now decide if you want x99. I didn't need it but I wanted it and I don't look back and happy with it.

Makes sense, all I really know is that X99 has quad channel ram support and PCI lanes but I wouldn't really benefit from either.
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Originally Posted by Ultisym View Post

If money is not an issue, sure go with X99. But if you know all the components your going to use, you can usually find a Z170board that will work for you. Just pay attention to the if/then statements on the lanes used.

I see, my main concern is CPU support. It worries me that Intel hasn't released any new Z170 CPUs yet and already released 4 new X99 CPUs.
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