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Well let me give you guys a little of the background info. Ill be getting my tax return soon and i plan to build a new computer with it. my current computer is a fx-9590, r9 290x, and i haved a not so great time with it, so im building a skylake computer with a 980ti. the build is about $2000, and i plan on also picking up the new asus ultrawide monitor when it comes out. now to my question. what would power the ultrawide better a i5 or i7? i know the i7 would probably do better but would it be way better. im just trying to cut thing to make the monitor more affordable. would i be better off getting the i7 or would processor not effect it that much?

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the ultra wide depends more on the gpu but i would suggest the i7 because of the 4 extra threads 

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No, if you're just gaming, the i5 is enough.

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Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

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I think its more of GPU power that would be for the ultrawide monitor, not the CPU. 

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($249.99 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($111.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($149.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($82.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($623.00 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($623.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center) 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2123.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-31 18:02 EST-0500

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CPU: Intel Core i7 5960x - GPU(s): 2x EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX2.0+ (SLI) - Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 - Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X99 - RAM: 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR4 4x8GB (2666MHz) - Storage: Intel 750 Series 1.2TB + 4TB WD Black - Case: Corsair 760T White - PSU: SeaSonic 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified - OS: Windows 10 Pro - Wireless Adapter: TP-Link Archer T9E - Monitor: Acer XB270HU bprz - Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB - Mouse(s): Corsair Gaming M65 RGB + Logitech MX Master - Headphones: Sennheiser PC363D

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WhyK99 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/474247-r8-my-build/

 

Weekend build:

CPU: Intel Core i7 5930k - GPU(s): 2x EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX2.0+ (SLI) - Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 - Motherboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe - RAM: 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 4x8GB (2666MHz) - Storage: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB m.2 & 2TB Samsung 850 Evo - Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv - PSU: SeaSonic SnowSilent 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified - OS: Windows 10 Home - Monitor: Dell S2716DG 144hz - Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB - Mouse: Corsair Gaming M65 RGB - Headphones: Sennheiser PC363D

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3 minutes ago, DominicNikon said:

the ultra wide depends more on the gpu but i would suggest the i7 because of the 4 extra threads 

 

2 minutes ago, HKZeroFive said:

No, if you're just gaming, the i5 is enough.

 

2 minutes ago, CommanderAlex said:

I think its more of GPU power that would be for the ultrawide monitor, not the CPU. 

 

Thanks all of you for your quick replay that is what i figured i just wasnt sure if thing like post processing would become more extensive on a ultrawide?

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1 hour ago, bdog1281 said:

Well let me give you guys a little of the background info. Ill be getting my tax return soon and i plan to build a new computer with it. my current computer is a fx-9590, r9 290x, and i haved a not so great time with it, so im building a skylake computer with a 980ti. the build is about $2000, and i plan on also picking up the new asus ultrawide monitor when it comes out. now to my question. what would power the ultrawide better a i5 or i7? i know the i7 would probably do better but would it be way better. im just trying to cut thing to make the monitor more affordable. would i be better off getting the i7 or would processor not effect it that much?

I would go for the i7.  It has been shown recently even with Fallout 4 that more threads help immensely.  Check out Sloppywetblow on YouTube for his video on FO4 bench marking that illustrates how much better the i7 does than his i5.

CPU i7 4790 | Motherboard  ASUS Z97 Maximus Hero VII | RAM 16 GB Trident X @ 2400 Mhz | GPU Titan X | Case NZXT Phantom 530 | Storage Samsung EVO 840 1 TB SSD, 2 Seagate 150 GB HDD, 1 External 3 GB Seagate HDD | PSU Corsair HX 1050 | Cooling Zalman Copper 2 ball | Keyboard  Logitech G710+ | Mouse Logitech G502 | Sound: Creative Z | Operating System  Windows 10

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Just now, techenthused73 said:

I would go for the i7.  It has been shown recently even with Fallout 4 that more threads help immensely.  Check out Sloppywetblow on YouTube for his video on FO4 bench marking that illustrates how much better the i7 does than his i5.

Could you link the video for me please?

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4 minutes ago, bdog1281 said:

Could you link the video for me please?

 

I'm sorry it was Joker Productions not sloppy.   You can see the bottleneck.

CPU i7 4790 | Motherboard  ASUS Z97 Maximus Hero VII | RAM 16 GB Trident X @ 2400 Mhz | GPU Titan X | Case NZXT Phantom 530 | Storage Samsung EVO 840 1 TB SSD, 2 Seagate 150 GB HDD, 1 External 3 GB Seagate HDD | PSU Corsair HX 1050 | Cooling Zalman Copper 2 ball | Keyboard  Logitech G710+ | Mouse Logitech G502 | Sound: Creative Z | Operating System  Windows 10

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Just now, techenthused73 said:

Thanks

I'm sorry it was Joker Productions not sloppy.   You can see the bottleneck.

Thanks loads. this helps alot to answer my question.

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