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The i7-4770K and i7-6700K had the same price on release. I still don't know why people are upset over an "insignificant jump" in performance in one generation to the next. I would hate feeling compelled to upgrade every time a new generation of processors came out.

This forum is filled with enthusiasts and prosumers. We represent an extreme minority. I would sure hate it if my mom had trouble using Internet Explorer because it was designed to be used with an enterprise-class processor. I would guess most users don't actually need anything more powerful than an i3. You're asking Intel to provide a processor those people don't need at a price you're going to complain about anyway.

All of this is getting off topic. I'm sure some people value and even share your opinion, but I don't think hijacking a thread to get it across is the way to go about things.
post #32 of 58
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I'm just trying to make sure jncunha is receiving accurate information.

Read up on CPU limits in games, you cannot make a statement like this
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Okay, I guess if you want to be so technical, a Westmere Xeon will not bottleneck any game on the market today
without being grossly uninformed
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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.

not bad. If it was me - I look at what i have chosen then revaluate by looking at site reveiws ' hardocp.com ' is good for psu and m/boards - some here will say msi cos they love them, others asus, and cowdung gets thrown everywhere biggrin.gif

dont pay for a £300 m/b when a £160 one can do - get my point ? And if your psu is 6yrs old i would bless my system with a new one thumb.gif
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Read up on CPU limits in games, you cannot make a statement like this
without being grossly uninformed
Show me a game that's unplayable with a Westmere Xeon.
post #35 of 58
6yrs is a long time - had the same setup ' Intel Core i7-920 ' - what a breath fresh air the skylake is, faster without any OC, newer Architecture, less watts = equals less heat, less cost. new sac's new wine, how does that saying go?

and costs, to get any of these old x58 boards if needed is not always the best way to go - 6 yr build is a 6 yr build biggrin.gif
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Show me a game that's unplayable with a Westmere Xeon.

There are no games unplayable, but there are some that drops below 60 only b/c of the CPU. Dark Souls 3 for example. It drops to low 40-es in some areas (Boreal Valley), not matter what graphic options you choose. So it can be a problem. It's probably even more so if you have an AMD GPU
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and costs, to get any of these old x58 boards if needed is not always the best way to go - 6 yr build is a 6 yr build biggrin.gif
He already has an X58 motherboard. The only cost would be in a Xeon and more RAM. I recommend going that route to experience the performance first-hand before dropping hundreds of dollars on what is likely to turn out to be roughly the same performance.
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Show me a game that's unplayable with a Westmere Xeon.

Moving the goalposts again.
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Please, I don't want to start a fight just because of my doubts.
I use this PC mainly to play. Sometimes I bring work home and I need a machine that does the job if I need to work for a week straight at home.
I understand "chessmyantidrug" point of view. With a couple of bucks I can get better performance than what I have. Also, the games I currently play might just be fine with a Xeon.

In another hand, I agree when people say that "a 6 year old build is always a 6 year old build". If I upgrade to the X99 I'll probably feel an even greater jump in performance (or maybe I'm wrong).

So, the problem will be solved by choosing from 1 of 3 possibilities.

1. spending less money and just go with the Xeon, SSD, and a RAM upgrade;

2. upgrading to a 1151 and change the whole rig;

3. upgrading to a X99 and change the whole rig too;

Maybe I could just go well for the next years with the Xeon. My problem is that when I decide to buy, I'll have to order one from eBay and wait for it. I already found some and they're quite cheap.

The 1151 build is only 200-300 $ cheaper than the X99 and that's what bugs me.

The X99 is the most expensive option but probably the most logical to follow when thinking in upgrading for the next 4-6 years.

Now, focusing on the X99, is 2666 MHz of RAM enough? I see some kits with 3000 and 3200 MHz that are just a little more expensive.

As for the PSU, can someone recommend a good one for this build? I like it to be modular. I don't like cable mess.

Thank you for all the help.


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Now, focusing on the X99, is 2666 MHz of RAM enough? I see some kits with 3000 and 3200 MHz that are just a little more expensive.

Skylake easily runs 3000+ and benefits a lot from it, x99 can't run as high speed and probably benefits less. If you're going x99 then get a quad channel kit.
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