Originally Posted by ali13245
Hey guys, you think I should throw my current 4790k in my upcoming SMA8 build, or should I upgrade to x99 or skylake?
I feel like a new case deserves some new hardware
So, story time...
once upon a time ago I was at frys. I save up for a 4670k, ssd, RAM, and a motherboard. I went there with my moms boyfriend (also really into computers), and I was about to get my stuff.
Up to that point, I knew x99 as "the really expensive alternative that looks cool", and I wanted to go z97 mostly because it was cheaper.
My moms boyfriend convinced me to go x99 because if i was gonna buy something, why not buy the best and use that for a few years instead of buying something that's a generation old? Plus, I liked the look if the RAM on each side of the CPU, so I said what the heck, a 5820k would cost me as much as a 4790k, and I was gonna buy a motherboard online but I really wanted to get it all there, so I got the x99 deluxe. The ram also cost a lot, too, which was unexpected, but it was the dominator ram so who cares.
All that cost me a metric crapload of money, so I devised a plan where I would pay off my moms boyfriend by doing chores and washing his car, stuff like that.
In retrospect, It was totally worth it because it looks super cool and the 6 threads is amazing, but I'm not sure if I would sell my stuff to upgrade, a 4790k is fine.