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Z97, X99, or Z170 for Workstation

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am going to be building a workstation this fall and I haven't decided if I want to go with Z97(4790K), X99(5930K), or Z170(6700K) for the CPU. I plan on using this workstation for primarily gaming but I also will be doing work in Visual Studio and other IDEs, light-moderate video editing and I want to be able to multitask out the ass. I initially was thinking X99 because of the shear power in those chips but would I be okay with Z97 or Z170 for what I want to do?

 

I would also like to dabble in overclocking on both the CPU and GPU. Does anyone have experience overclocking on these chips?

 

Edit: I made a few mistakes in regards to the chipsets used by the 4790K and 6700K; I haven't done as much research on the two platforms like I have for X99. The errors are corrected now and the post should be a little more clear.

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wtf is x179?

do you mean Z170? because thats what the 6700k works on...


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I would go with X99 for what you want to do.


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10 minutes ago, Quantum1 said:

I am going to be building a workstation this fall and I haven't decided if I want to go with X79(4790K), X99(5930K), or X179(6700K) for the CPU. I plan on using this workstation for primarily gaming but I also will be doing work in Visual Studio and other IDEs, light-moderate video editing and I want to be able to multitask out the ass. I initially was thinking X99 because of the shear power in those chips but would I be okay with X79 or X179 for what I want to do?

 

I would also like to dabble in overclocking on both the CPU and GPU. Does anyone have experience overclocking on these chips?

You have your chipsets confused. The 4790K uses the Z97/H97 chipsets, and the 6700K uses the Z170/H170 chipsets. There is no X179 chipset.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Enderman said:

wtf is x179?

do you mean Z170? because thats what the 6700k works on...

Yeah, I goofed my bad

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X79 should be out of the question already. You can barely find HW for it not let alone in just a few years.

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