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I'll be using the UD5.

Should i get 2x8 or 4x4.

Price difference is 5 euros (8$)

 

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Should i just get 8GB (2x4)?

 

I'll be gaming mainly, but my previous system (check my sig) also had 16GB and i was using about 8GB everytime running a game maxed out and i got accustomed to 16GB.

 

I'll probs buy more RAM when prices for ddr4 decrease (if i buy 8GB now) but that'll probs be in AT LEAST 6 months time (broadwell will hopefully support ddr4)

 

2x4 = 100 euros

4x4 / 2x8 = 190 euros

 

Crucial RAM btw.

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2x8, you'll have room for expanding, though 16gb is enough already.

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2x8, you'll have room for expanding, though 16gb is enough already.

I have 8 slots anyway, so perhaps 4x4 would be a better choice (quad channel).

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I have 8 slots anyway, so perhaps 4x4 would be a better choice (quad channel).

Oh man then 4x4 is good.

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Oh man then 4x4 is good.

Ok, thanks.

 

what about:

 

 

 

I'll be gaming mainly, but my previous system (check my sig) also had 16GB and i was using about 8GB everytime running a game maxed out and i got accustomed to 16GB.

 

I'll probs buy more RAM when prices for ddr4 decrease (if i buy 8GB now) but that'll probs be in AT LEAST 6 months time (broadwell will hopefully support ddr4)

 

2x4 = 100 euros

4x4 / 2x8 = 190 euros

 

Crucial RAM btw.

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Ok, thanks.

 

what about:

Well if you feel like 8gb is enough for the time, you could upgrade later. But if you say you used 8gb when playing a game it'll be safer to go 16gb right away. Your choice really.

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for only gaming it wont make much sense if you go with 4x4 or 2x8 realy.

But yeah why X99 for gaming in the first place?.

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for only gaming it wont make much sense if you go with 4x4 or 2x8 realy.

But yeah why X99 for gaming in the first place?

because i can (it fits in my budget of 2100 euros).

 

I was thinking the same thing, i don't really need 16GB but i just feel that 8GB is too little (especailly since i was using 16GB in my old system) and there is no 12GB intermediary option.

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because i can (it fits in my budget of 2100 euros).

 

I was thinking the same thing, i don't really need 16GB but i just feel that 8GB is too little (especailly since i was using 16GB in my old system) and there is no 12GB intermediary option.

So you're going x99 to get worse performance in gaming "because you can" ?

You could get MUCH better performance with a 4790k and an extra graphics card.

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because i can (it fits in my budget of 2100 euros).

 

I was thinking the same thing, i don't really need 16GB but i just feel that 8GB is too little (especailly since i was using 16GB in my old system) and there is no 12GB intermediary option.

 

well okay, offcourse its a huge budget and offcourse it fits nicely a 5930K

However, you wont realy bennefit  from X99 in gaming to be honnest.

Unless you are planning to go crazy on gpu setups. like triple or quad sli / cf.

Or if you are planning on using allot of adding cards like raid controllers or what not.

Then offcourse a 5930k could make sense, with its 40 pci-e 3.0 lanes.

 

But mainaly X99 is only realy interessting if you do allot of productivity stuff next to gaming.

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So you're going x99 to get worse performance in gaming "because you can" ?

You could get MUCH better performance with a 4790k and an extra graphics card.

Costs me 200 to go from Z97 to X99, a 970 is 350 euros. That would break my budget.

 

I also intend to keep this computer for a long time (5-6 years) and may replace the GPU once. X99 is more "future-ready" (6 corez, more expansion, etc.).

Oh, and i'll be streaming and i don't have a capture card to offload the work to.

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Costs me 200 to go from Z97 to X99, a 970 is 350 euros. That would break my budget.

 

I also intend to keep this computer for a long time (5-6 years) and may replace the GPU once. X99 is more "future-ready" (6 corez, more expansion, etc.).

Oh, and i'll be streaming and i don't have a capture card to offload the work to.

A 4790k is more than enough for editing and streaming, and it performs better than the 5820k in gaming.

6 cores is also not 'future ready'

The new broadwell processors will come to 1150 first, and when broadwell E comes you will need to upgrade your motherboard AND CPU if you want an upgrade.

 

Also it costs more than $200 to go from z97 to x99 because motherboards, ram, and CPUs are more expensive.

 

You could also get a 980 instead of a 970 with that $200

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A 4790k is more than enough for editing and streaming, and it performs better than the 5820k in gaming.

6 cores is also not 'future ready'

The new broadwell processors will come to 1150 first, and when broadwell E comes you will need to upgrade your motherboard AND CPU if you want an upgrade.

 

Also it costs more than $200 to go from z97 to x99 because motherboards, ram, and CPUs are more expensive.

 

You could also get a 980 instead of a 970 with that $200

4790k does better in games NOW, but its negligble for me as i have a 60hz panel.

 

I intend on keeping this system for 5-6 years. I am not going to upgrade to broadwell e / skylake e.

 

In my case, it costs 200 Euros from z97 to X99. Perhaps in the US it's more than 200US$, but here in austria it is 200 euros.

 

An overclocked 970 = stock 980. I think my build is just fine for what i need it.

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