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New Gaming Build - CPU Questions

I still love my current rig, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth so I've decided it's time to build myself a new rig, and since my last few systems have been custom builds by boutique builders I can keep the same budget and end up with a nicer rig.

 

Along those lines I am extremely tempted to go with one of the new extreme edition processors although I don' really need one, but when has tech toy additions ever had anything to do with "need?"

 

But since my rigs are mainly been for gaming, how much gaming performance would I loose going with a 5930k or 5960X, gaming performance wise, over a 4970k, assuming the rig is water cooled and the CPU cool by a custom loop?

 

I would be interested to hear everyone's thoughts and opinions on this subject. Thank you.

 

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I still love my current rig, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth so I've decided it's time to build myself a new rig, and since my last few systems have been custom builds by boutique builders I can keep the same budget and end up with a nicer rig.

 

Along those lines I am extremely tempted to go with one of the new extreme edition processors although I don' really need one, but when has tech toy additions ever had anything to do with "need?"

 

But since my rigs are mainly been for gaming, how much gaming performance would I loose going with a 5930k or 5960X, gaming performance wise, over a 4970k, assuming the rig is water cooled and the CPU cool by a custom loop?

 

I would be interested to hear everyone's thoughts and opinions on this subject. Thank you.

in regards to gaming all the X99 CPU's perform the same and they also perform exactly the same as the 4790K and to some extent even to the i5-4690K...all those cpu's are extremely overkill for todays games, i'd suggest you get a nice Z97 motherboard that supports SLI along with 8GB of 1866mhz RAM and put the rest of the money toward the best GPU you could afford...depending on the resolution you play at i'd suggest a single GTX 970 for 1080P and GTX 970 SLI for 1440P or higher resolution.

 

Here would be my suggestion for a very solid gaming PC with all the features one might want:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($317.27 @ TigerDirect)

CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler  ($66.10 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($134.99 @ Micro Center)

Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($81.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($82.77 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  ($355.91 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Micro Center)

Total: $1359.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-05 21:51 EDT-0400

| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI RTX 3080Ti Ventus 3X OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Quest 2 VR

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in regards to gaming all the X99 CPU's perform the same and they also perform exactly the same as the 4790K and to some extent even to the i5-4690K...all those cpu's are extremely overkill for todays games, i'd suggest you get a nice Z97 motherboard that supports SLI along with 8GB of 1866mhz RAM and put the rest of the money toward the best GPU you could afford...depending on the resolution you play at i'd suggest a single GTX 970 for 1080P and GTX 970 SLI for 1440P or higher resolution.

Here would be my suggestion for a very solid gaming PC with all the features one might want:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($317.27 @ TigerDirect)

CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($66.10 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Micro Center)

Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.77 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($355.91 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Micro Center)

Total: $1359.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-05 21:51 EDT-0400

He said that the system will be custom water cooled, and I'd suggest getting a Crucial MX100 256gb SSD. They have very good quality and they are more reliable.
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