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Hi. As title says, I need advice on motherboard and intel cpu. Right now rig has AMD board and fx6350. I want to move to intel.

Right now looking at Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5811#ov , but not sure. Waiting from EK replay, do they have water cooling for it. Looking for black, blue motherboard, should be with possibility to water cool. Trying avoid MSI ones as earlier had a bad experiance. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Not sure of CPU, i5 or i7. Budget wise i5 looking better for me,but which one?

Just got an e mail from EK, sadly no full water block for board https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/step1_complist
Edited by kristapsg - 7/17/16 at 4:17am
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Depends on what your using your rig for. If it's just general stuff+gaming (Browsing, Facebook, YouTube, etc)m then get an i5. If you do any type of Photoshop, auto-cad, or any CPU intensive work, an i7 will serve you much better. Couple that with the fastest ram you motherboard and budget will allow.

I'm have great experience with both Gigabyte and MSI. The board your suggesting looks pretty solid and it seems to fit your build. You could always buy the GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 and if your feeling a little adventurous, plastidip all the red and white to blue and black.
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Depends on what your using your rig for. If it's just general stuff+gaming (Browsing, Facebook, YouTube, etc)m then get an i5. If you do any type of Photoshop, auto-cad, or any CPU intensive work, an i7 will serve you much better. Couple that with the fastest ram you motherboard and budget will allow.

I'm have great experience with both Gigabyte and MSI. The board your suggesting looks pretty solid and it seems to fit your build. You could always buy the GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 and if your feeling a little adventurous, plastidip all the red and white to blue and black.

Not a bad advice. The gigabyte gaming boards have a full water blocks. Any ideas about CPU, which one i5 to choose?

Rig mostly used for gaming.
Edited by kristapsg - 7/17/16 at 4:40am
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Not a bad advice. The gigabyte gaming boards have a full water blocks. Any ideas about CPU, which one i5 to choose?

Rig mostly used for gaming.

Do you plan on overclocking? Get the 6600K. If not, get the non K version. Pretty simple really.
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Do you plan on overclocking? Get the 6600K. If not, get the non K version. Pretty simple really.

Probably will go for overclocking. So i5 6600k then. Any suggestions for i7?
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Probably will go for overclocking. So i5 6600k then. Any suggestions for i7?

Exact same as an i5. If you plan on overlocking, go for the 6700K, if not, go for the non K version.

Kind of sounds like an echo in here...biggrin.gif

Can't stress enough that if your not using it for CPU intensive software, there is no need to buy an i7 for gaming. Only a few games will use all cores/threads and make it barely enough to see the performance boost. Get an i5 and use the extra cash into the GPU budget. You'll see a much more performance boost and it will come in handy when you jump to 1440p.
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Exact same as an i5. If you plan on overlocking, go for the 6700K, if not, go for the non K version.

Kind of sounds like an echo in here...biggrin.gif

Can't stress enough that if your not using it for CPU intensive software, there is no need to buy an i7 for gaming. Only a few games will use all cores/threads and make it barely enough to see the performance boost. Get an i5 and use the extra cash into the GPU budget. You'll see a much more performance boost and it will come in handy when you jump to 1440p.

Thanks for the help.
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