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Jemaine_Clement
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Yep, the 4790k is very good. Remember to get a Board that supports OC, otherwise there is no point in the "K".

Hey all,

 

Ok so as the title suggests I'm looking for some guidance on what best to do with my budget..

 

Current rig is:

 

AMD FX 8320 @3.90GHz
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
EVGA GTX 680 SC
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-UBS3
11gb Kingston DDR3 RAM (Don't ask!!)
CoolerMaster GX Lite 700W PSU
SanDisk Pulse 64gb SSD
Corsair Force Series 3 120gb SSD
Western Digital Black 640gb HDD
 
I am ordering a GTX 970 today (my 680 is finally giving up on me), and I have a maximum of £450 above and beyond that to play with.
 
So, in reality, my options are either A: i5 6600K, motherboard, 16GB DDR4 and a new screen (was looking at 120hz but obviously budget is tight), B: i7 6700K, motherboard and RAM C: Haswell/DC CPU and ensure I have enough for a high refresh monitor.
 
This is a big deal for me, as I don't get the opportunity to upgrade very often at all and have no idea when I will be able to do so again. I would be extremely grateful for everyone's thoughts and input.
 
Thanks for reading, and for any replies.
 
Jemaine
 
EDIT: Formatting turned my B option into B) ... ;-)
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If you're primarily gaming, then the I5 will do a good job. If you're planning on rendering, editing, live streaming etc. Then the I7 would be the better option. So, in all honesty, just weigh your options against your tasks and pick the better. 

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If you're primarily gaming, then the I5 will do a good job. If you're planning on rendering, editing, live streaming etc. Then the I7 would be the better option. So, in all honesty, just weigh your options against your tasks and pick the better. 

I was going to answer you the same way. Neither of your option is bad. And if you are in the budget, you can't go wrong with any of them.

 

EDIT: Forgot to tell you that if you are planning to play the new titles, like AC: Syndicate, Far Cry 4 or what have you... with a single GTX 970, you wont reach the 120Hertz mark, believe me. So there is no point in getting expensive Monitor. Look at my signature :D

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600, MOBO: MSI Tomahawk B450, RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000 (2x8 GB), GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Gaming-X Trio, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S, PSU: Corsair RM 650, HDD: WD Blue 1TB, SSD: Samsung 860 ECO 500GB, CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C

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if your just gaming , you are going to have more performance when get an 980 / 980ti with the fx-8320 then i5 with the gtx 970

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While I do agree your money is better spent on a better graphics card and sticking with your 8320, you really should consider upgrading your motherboard to a 990fx board.  The board you're using will work, as you already know, you are limiting your cpu with an outdated chipset that does not handle the high voltage of vishera based processors well.  It would also be a good idea to do something about that RAM too.  You saying "don't ask" just makes me want to ask even more.

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if your just gaming , you are going to have more performance when get an 980 / 980ti with the fx-8320 then i5 with the gtx 970

true, but the 980 ti is quite expensive.

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600, MOBO: MSI Tomahawk B450, RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000 (2x8 GB), GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Gaming-X Trio, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S, PSU: Corsair RM 650, HDD: WD Blue 1TB, SSD: Samsung 860 ECO 500GB, CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C

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Thanks for your thoughts guys, much appreciated.

 

The 980/Ti are both a little out of my price range to be honest, I will always go for bang for buck and that little extra increase in performance just doesn't seem to warrant the price increase.

 

I've lost no end of sleep over this, but finally decided to go with the slightly older 4790K, motherboard and DDR3. Benchmarks would indicate to me that again, the price increase for Skylake seems a little excessive when compared to the performance it gives (primarily gaming, some editing/rendering) everywhere other than perhaps the IPC improvements and power consumption, neither of which are of too much a concern.

 

Would be interested to hear people's thoughts, and whether or not I'm making the correct decision.

 

Oh and @GalacticRuler, sorry dude I'm team green all the way. I don't profess to be a "fan boy", I just love the features they offer (Shadowplay in particular I use all the time) and have used and trusted EVGA products for years. Go with what you know I guess you could say :-)

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Yep, the 4790k is very good. Remember to get a Board that supports OC, otherwise there is no point in the "K".

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600, MOBO: MSI Tomahawk B450, RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000 (2x8 GB), GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Gaming-X Trio, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S, PSU: Corsair RM 650, HDD: WD Blue 1TB, SSD: Samsung 860 ECO 500GB, CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C

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