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So I thought about moving to the X99 chipset. Assuming this, I'm thinking about the following:

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus X99-A II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Is the Asus X99-A II a good choice? I saw the PRO and Deluxe versions and they are quite expensive. Am I loosing any major functionality?

I also need a new case for the Corsair Hydro H110i. Should I just go with one from Corsair to avoid any mod or are there other brands that already offer "plug-and-play" solutions for the Hydro?
I love my Lian Li PC-P50. I like it because it's robust and well finished. It feels premium because of the quality of the brushed aluminium. If I'm going to buy a case that can easily fit the Hydro, I'd like it to be well built as my Lian Li.

Thanks for all the help so far.
 
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The Asus Maximus VIII Impact can support 4 drives just like the MSI Z170A and would overclock slightly better.
you can't prove that.
post #13 of 58
If you want an i7-6800K, you might as well get an i7-5820K instead. It's considerably cheaper and any performance difference will be made up with an overclock.

You won't need a new CPU cooler, but if you do want to get one I would advice against getting an all-in-one liquid cooler. I bought a Nepton 140XL on sale last year and it stopped cooling properly for some reason after about a month. The pump was also much louder than I cared to hear in my case.

X99 supports quad-channel memory. Real-world performance isn't much better than dual-channel but it's worth noting.

If you're in the market for a new case and have your heart set on that AIO cooler, the cooler would fit in any case that supports 280mm radiators. Moving from a NZXT Tempest to Fractal Design Define R4 last year, I can say that case features have come a long way in the last eight years.

I still suggest trying out an eBay Xeon before completely overhauling your system. You might get the performance you're looking for without having to spend so much money. The only other reason I can think of to upgrade your motherboard is native support for newer technologies. You can get a 12GB kit for as low as $50. The CPU and RAM swaps would cost you around $110 and should accomplish what you want.
post #14 of 58
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CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
I also need a new case for the Corsair Hydro H110i. Should I just go with one from Corsair to avoid any mod or are there other brands that already offer "plug-and-play" solutions for the Hydro?

CLC AIO coolers are overrated and overpriced
Get a good air cooler instead its cheaper and its going to be more quiet as well as more reliable.
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post #15 of 58
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I still don't know which cooler I'm going to get.
Either way, my GTX 970 won't properly fit with the easy clips that my Lian Li case has. One of them has broken and the GPU is a little out of alignment. That's another reason why I would like to change my case.
I'm looking at Fractal Design cases on YouTube since their website is down. I see a lot of videos from the Define R5 and R2 XL. This second one is a beast and I like it. I really don't have any need for a side window because my PC position doesn't allow me to look inside of it.


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Take a look at Phanteks if you have not already.
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post #17 of 58
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I have already. I like them very much but they are harder to get in Portugal. I could buy online but don't want to wait that much time when I decide to buy.
 
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post #18 of 58
Fractal Design makes some really good cases. Their Define series leans more toward quiet computing while their Arc series leans more toward airflow. I believe their Core series is more budget focused. I have a Define R4 and it's gorgeous, but I wish I had an Arc for the airflow. The front door on the Define cases hurts airflow.
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Keep your current build. Upgrade to a 6 core Xeon, overclock it

That adds MT performance but not ST.

ST performance is one of the most important performance metrics for most games. For a media encoding workstation those xeons are pretty nice due to the low price, if you're considering an actual upgrade for a system used for gaming then Skylake is 100% the way to go
Edited by Cyro999 - 7/30/16 at 6:33pm
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I would also say go for the x99 setup. 5820k is still beast and I'd bet you could get a decent deal on it now. It can be a little harder to get a high OC on it because it dumps a lot of heat, so you'll want a nice beefy cooler. For comparison, my 5820k at ~1.3V heats up as much as my old 2500k at 1.5V. (Very high OC's)
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