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 Post subject: Researching a new build. 2011 vs 1150?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:48 pm 
Little Foot
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So I have not built a pc in about 4 or 5 years and quite out of the loop. I am currently running an i7 950 with a gtx 580. I mostly use it for gaming fps, but also do a bit of photoshop and dvd and blue ray ripping and video converting. Also how is amd stacking up now to the i7? An i7 extreme is not in the budget this time. Thanks for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Researching a new build. 2011 vs 1150?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:08 pm 
Smithfield
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It depends on how much your time is worth. X99 based processors will achieve a 1:1 conversion ratio if you're working with Blu-Ray (I think chaosdm said that for X79 processors). i7-4790K will probably still that work much faster than the i7-950, but not as fast an X99 based i7.

Also keep in mind initial system costs for the X99 is much higher, considering you also have to buy pricey DDR4 memory.


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 Post subject: Re: Researching a new build. 2011 vs 1150?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:42 pm 
8086
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If you compare 4970K, ASRock Z97 Extreme 4, 16GB 2133 to 5820K, X99 Extreme 4, 16GB DDR3 you're looking at a difference of $190. Totally worth going X99.


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 Post subject: Re: Researching a new build. 2011 vs 1150?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:44 pm 
Smithfield
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Okay, well let's take a look at some pricing...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $583.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-14 02:39 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($225.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($202.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $818.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-14 02:41 EDT-0400

So the X99 costs 40% more, http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the- ... k-tested/5 tells me that at best, the Core i7-5820K does up to 30% better than the i7-4790K, in one test, but floats around 10%-20%. It doesn't do piddly squat to improve gaming performance.

There's your data points OP. Have fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Researching a new build. 2011 vs 1150?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:56 pm 
8086
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LatiosXT wrote:
Okay, well let's take a look at some pricing...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $583.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-14 02:39 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($225.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($202.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $818.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-14 02:41 EDT-0400

So the X99 costs 40% more, http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the- ... k-tested/5 tells me that at best, the Core i7-5820K does up to 30% better than the i7-4790K, in one test, but floats around 10%-20%. It doesn't do piddly squat to improve gaming performance.

There's your data points OP. Have fun.


If you use PCPartpicker the diff is closer to $190.

Anyways, yes, the difference for gaming today is nil. But the difference in the future could be very much, with games moving towards more than 4 threads.


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 Post subject: Re: Researching a new build. 2011 vs 1150?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:51 am 
Smithfield
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mistersprinkles wrote:
Anyways, yes, the difference for gaming today is nil. But the difference in the future could be very much, with games moving towards more than 4 threads.

Games already use more than 4 threads.

I really wish this myth would stop perpetuating.


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