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Hey... How it's going? :)
I already bought the Asus ROG SWIFT + 980 Ti (G1 version),
but i couldn't decide what CPU+mobo i should buy to handle 2x TIs in the future (when i need to)

I like the skylake systems but that 6700k cpu is very expensive,
- Shall i buy a 6700k with any mobo supports SLI? or the 5820k will be more efficiency for 1440p reses?

I saw this guide : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/DIY_Shopping_Lists/120_Hz_Build_Guide/
but i'm not sure if that 6600k will be able to run 2x 980 TIs latter...
master Turbo i'm waiting...
 
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personally I'd go the x99 route due to cost/performance
 

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Quite honestly once you hit 1440P and even more so when you hit 2160P the platform makes more of a difference than the CPU itself. You will be GPU bound for any modern AAA title game, this means as long as the CPU can provide the power to push whatever 40-100FPS you are getting it wont matter.

Me personally wait for the new LGA2011 chips to come out. If you absolutely have to upgrade go X99 and pray intel releases a BIOS update, but in the real world it doesn't matter even if you went AMD.
 
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the next batch of 2011v3 chips are made for x99 last I read since I personally was looking at snagging the 6950x (expect q2 2016) since I passed on the 5960x this time round, the next gen of Skylake (Skylake-E) wont drop to possibly late this coming year if not later (still says 2017 for release)
 

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the next batch of 2011v3 chips are made for x99 last I read since I personally was looking at snagging the 6950x (expect q2 2016) since I passed on the 5960x this time round, the next gen of Skylake (Skylake-E) wont drop to possibly late this coming year if not later (still says 2017 for release)
You will still be stuck hoping that Intel will allow a BIOS update and manufacturers will implement it.
 
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Why wouldn't they, they did with the original 2011's (39** to 49**) and did it between Haswells (4770 and 4790). especially since it's projected towards their higher tier Socket Design
 

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Ask the owners of 1st gens. Like I said "hope"
 

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Hey... How it's going? :)
I already bought the Asus ROG SWIFT + 980 Ti (G1 version),
but i couldn't decide what CPU+mobo i should buy to handle 2x TIs in the future (when i need to)

I like the skylake systems but that 6700k cpu is very expensive,
- Shall i buy a 6700k with any mobo supports SLI? or the 5820k will be more efficiency for 1440p reses?

I saw this guide : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/DIY_Shopping_Lists/120_Hz_Build_Guide/
but i'm not sure if that 6600k will be able to run 2x 980 TIs latter...
master Turbo i'm waiting...
Hey man it's going well :peace:

Tbh, a Skylake is a waste of cash, if you want the tiniest (16x16x PCI-E performance then go for the latest intel mobo and 6 core chip, but keep in mind big $ for it.

Otherwise 2 980TI's will work fine, I mean look what I'm running.... Z87 with a 4790K and 2 R9's and it hammers games like no tomorrow.

Cost is cheap, and really what you get with a 6700K system it really isn't worth it... Unless you need the latest HW
 
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Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
1440p X99? :laugh: :roll: ... even my 6600K would be enough for that ... as long as core number is not a important factor, the 6700K and 6600K are in top of all list in gaming chart ... let me seek if i find back the one i saw.

SLI or not 8x/8X PCIe 3.0 is still not a bottleneck as of today 16x/16x 3.0 versus 8x/8x 3.0 yield little gain iirc

i can play any game in ultra at a good framerate (understand 40-60fps) on DSR 1323p with my current rig, so i would have to change nearly nothing on my main rig if i wanted a 1440p screen.
even for 1600p it would be enough tho i might consider a 980Ti or a Fury X (single card, to avoid inherent SLI/CFX issues) at that time, and 4k... well for me it's a useless resolution for now (unless SLI/CFX but ... nah not worth the hassle )
 
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I think the 6700k is more then enough, seeing as you probably wont go higher then 2x SLI you will have all the pci lanes you need and the 6700k is plenty fast even for 4k.
 
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I think the 6700k is more then enough, seeing as you probably wont go higher then 2x SLI you will have all the pci lanes you need and the 6700k is plenty fast even for 4k.
and also not needed ... the 6600K should suffice if the OP want to cut cost.

found what i mentioned in my previous post.
here you have 3 chart, 1 for photo processing 1 for GPU bound game (game 1) and CPU bound games (game 2, RTS and such)
IMG_20151229_091857.jpg IMG_20151229_091919.jpg IMG_20151229_091932.jpg
 
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a decent Z170 + i5-6600 is more than enough for 1440p gaming as the 980Ti G1 variant has sufficient power to drive games at that resolution without dropping the average frame rate of 58fps unless the you add mods to it. If you're planning to add another VGA card, then there's ton of SLI/Crossfire ready Z170 boards, but see whether your budget & casing allows you to pick the more higher end ones.
 
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sample build setup for single GPU 1440p gaming:
- Intel Core i5-6600 Processor (K variant if you're planning to OC)
- Corsair Hydro H60 AIO liquid-cooled CPU Kit
- ASUS Z170 DELUXE ATX Motherboard or lower to fit budget
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- Casing: Pick any Mid-Tower ATX to your liking.
 
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If i was buying a cpu right now to use for the next 3 to 4 years i would rather it has 8 threads over 4 even for gaming
 

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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
well, even older i7/i5 could handle the desired resolution with the correct r well fitted video card,
here are several people running 1440p with 2500K or 3570k's or even higher older generations processors...

Its better to tell what you already have or planing to build, if you have and older build list it here! if planing to build one and already got some parts list them here too and we will advise,
 
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Quite honestly once you hit 1440P and even more so when you hit 2160P the platform makes more of a difference than the CPU itself. You will be GPU bound for any modern AAA title game, this means as long as the CPU can provide the power to push whatever 40-100FPS you are getting it wont matter.

Me personally wait for the new LGA2011 chips to come out. If you absolutely have to upgrade go X99 and pray intel releases a BIOS update, but in the real world it doesn't matter even if you went AMD.
I have an a10-6800k pushing GTAV, TW3 and Fallout4 at 1600p on a r9 290 lol......he could pair almost anything with that gtx 980 ti, play at 1440p and get a bizillion fps :laugh:
 
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Yeah that Ti will definitely take the brunt of anything thrown at it right now. I still say go for a 5820k or even drop down to x79 (4930k) since really the higher tier Intels still have yet to show their age at all in comparison to their newer counterparts
 

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Yeah that Ti will definitely take the brunt of anything thrown at it right now. I still say go for a 5820k or even drop down to x79 (4930k) since really the higher tier Intels still have yet to show their age at all in comparison to their newer counterparts
for me is pointless to get extreme proccesor just for 1440 while haswel/devil's canyon and skylake could handle it,
also if we knew if OP already has something already build ...
 
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Benchmark Scores Time Spy: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/33868867?
I use my i5-6600k at stock speeds with a GTX 970 for 1440p in 120hz in gaming, i recently ran out of memory graphic wide in Assassin's Creed Syndicate DLC Jack The Ripper, but it's the first time i actually used more than 4096mb.
 
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System Name Slave
Processor Core i7 920 @4.2 Lapped
Motherboard Biostar Tpower x58
Cooling Ek Supreme + Backplate, Thermochill 120.3, mcp655
Memory 6Gb Gskill Black Pi ddr3 1600 8-7-7-19 1t
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 (flashed to 290x) + DTek Fuzion block @1100
Storage Samsung 840 evo, WD Black
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 1440p
Case p180b
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Extreme P.O.S.
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 950watt
Benchmark Scores i7 920 c0 @ 4.6ghz
I play nearly everything maxed out at 1440p with the old i7-920 and a single 290 flashed to X and 6gb of ram. Processors are overated...
 
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System Name Orion
Processor Intel I7 3770K Ivy Bridge @4.6GHz
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth Z77
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Dual/Quad Channel DDR3 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
Video Card(s) EVGA 780Ti Superclocked 3GB (OC +130MHz/248MHz)
Storage 1x 240GB Kingston Hyper-X 3K, 3x 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001
Display(s) Sony Bravia 55" KDL-55HX800 / Oculus DK1 / Oculus DK2
Case CoolerMaster HAX
Audio Device(s) OnBoard
Power Supply CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 850W
Benchmark Scores UniEngine Valley 1.0 : 5539 3dMark Firestrike: 11468
I am running an i3770K paired with a single 780Ti with not much trouble with everything maxed out @ 1440p... I have not tried Witcher 3 though... I am afraid to. :laugh:
 

peche

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Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
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Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
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Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
I am running an i3770K paired with a single 780Ti with not much trouble with everything maxed out @ 1440p... I have not tried Witcher 3 though... I am afraid to. :laugh:
780ti still a great card.... powerful

I play nearly everything maxed out at 1440p with the old i7-920 and a single 290 flashed to X and 6gb of ram. Processors are overated...
all is about GPU when you have a decent processor,
 
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Processor Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E @ 4.5GHz (1.28 V)
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79
Cooling (CPU) Corsair Hydro H80i Liquid Cooling - (Case) 4x Corsair AF140 LED, 4x Corsair AF120 LED
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-2400MHz (4x4) Quad Channel
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming 11G @ 2GHz
Storage OCZ Vertex450 256GB SSD (Boot) + Silicon Power 512GB SSD (Games) + 3 Mech's
Display(s) BenQ XL2720T 1920x1080 120Hz
Case Corsair Carbide 500R
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Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Corsair Harpoon RGB
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB
Software Windows 7 Ultimate (64-Bit)
Benchmark Scores https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/34647008?
I say 5820K and X99. You save a bit on the cpu but cost a bit more for a half decent X99 board vs 6700K and Z170. 5930K has more lanes but cost a heap more £££ :)
 

peche

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Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
x99 boards are bit expensive than z170 ones
 
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Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2080// EVGA GTX 980 ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 1Tb SSD
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett // HDMI to Samsung HW-R650 sound bar
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Cooler Master CK550 RBG
Software Windows 10 Pro // Windows 10 Pro
Love my set up No complaints. And I have a PLX chip if I wanted to add another card
 
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