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Looking to Upgrade - Need some Advice


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#1 thesaguy

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

Hi,

I've not upgraded my CPU/Motherboard for the last 5 years and am looking to do so this Black Friday / Cyber Monday.

I currently have:
CPU: Intel Core i7 X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Motherboard: Rampage III Extreme


I'm planning to upgrade the CPU, Mobo and Memory.

I was thinking to switch to:
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.5GHz
ASUS Rampage V Extreme


But then Skylake came out. So now I'm between before mentioned and:
Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz.
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA 1151



The Rampage V and 5930K is a little pricy for me, so really leaning towards the Skylake.

Also, I saw that the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME came out. Is it really worth the additional $270???


This upgrade needs to last me a long time!

Thoughts please.
Thanks.

Edited by hamluis, 16 November 2015 - 02:11 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building - Hamluis.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:10 PM

"Upgrade"...for what purpose?

 

What is the anticipated benefit that you seek?

 

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:22 PM

Just keeping up with the latest games.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:15 AM

Are you running into performance issues with your games now?  That's a very good processor you are using.  With games, the GPU is very heavily utilized, so you may want to look at that before considering a platform upgrade which would require a new CPU, motherboard, RAM, and Windows license (Assuming you are using a System Builder/OEM version).


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