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Stick to my part list or switch to Haswell-E 5820k

Raz0r

51 months ago

Hello everyone

To describe my current state of mind. I am unhappy, because Intels i7 6700k is still not available in my region.

Well actually it is, but only for a terrible high price.

I had my mind set, that my new gaming-rig must be ready before Christmas.

Now I would really like opinions, whether I should stick to my current build or change to a 5820k build.

The rig shouldn't be over 2-3k$....

What would you recommend and what parts should I switch, if I switch to 5820k.

Current build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $192.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $161.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $149.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $666.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $155.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Other IB-865 / ICY BOX, Multicard Reader, 3.5" $30.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2057.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 05:30 EST-0500

Thanks in advance for any help.

  • Raz

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  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Haswell-E definitly, the CPU is cheaper and more powerful it has 2 more cores and more PCIE lanes which is better for m.2 SLI/Xfire and despite the TDP Ive heard it runs cooler. You could get an MSI X99 SLI-A board since they are the best cheap X99 board

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the fast reply!

Is it realistic to get an overclock of approximately stable 4 - 4.2ghz out of an MSI x99 SLI Motherboard? Maybe this one: http://www.msi.com/product/motherboard/X99A-SLI-PLUS.html#hero-overview

Should I switch out the cooler or is it still fine under mentioned circumstances?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I would aim for around 4.0 Ghz on air cooling, here is a review on the MSI X99 SLI S version, the A verison is the same but with USB 3.1 included so if you arent bothered go with the S http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/msi-x99s-sli-plus-motherboard,review-33186.html It was given the highest rating by Toms Hardware

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I think 4.0 Ghz would be fine then. Maybe I'll switch to AOI Watercooling, so I could go with an even higher overclock.

I love the look of the x99s msi motherboard, especially because I aim for a black / red build :)

So I guess I just need to re-thing about cooling and not too sure on the memory I chose anyway

Thanks alot Atron.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

For an AIO an Enermax Liquimax II 240mm is a good choice since it costs around the same as the air cooler you have and is ultra durable

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Not available in Switzerland.... and if I order it in Germany I could just go with any other AIO because of the high custom costs, I'd have to pay.. :p

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