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Best Answer iammykyl , 04 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

Gday Provin.For gaming, most pro reviewers say a fast quad core is as high as you need to go, AMD or Intel.   6/8 cores makes virtually no difference.   With Intel, an i5 (3.5GHz) is... Go to the full post »


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Hey guys,

 

I am in a midst of comparing components and initially I was opting for the Skylake i5 6600K and Z170 chipset. Now, I found out that the i7 5820K Boxed and X99 chipset are 'only' ~200 Euro's more expensive.

 

So, my question; for purely gaming and streaming which combination would be better? I would assume the latter choice since it has more cores and hyperthreading. However, the Skylake is newer and I assume it is more futureproof, although I am in no way an expert. I was wondering if any expert here could disprove me on this issue.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Edit 1:

 

Hereby the list of components for my new right if it is relevant in any case.

 

Case: NZXT H440 Black/Red

MOBO: MSI X99A Raider

CPU: Intel Core i7 5820K Boxed

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H105

Fans: Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition 120mm

GPU: MSI R9 390 8GB

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2133 Mhz

SSD: Samsung Evo 250GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSU: Corsair RM 550x


Edited by Provin, 03 January 2016 - 07:15 AM.

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Gday Provin.

For gaming, most pro reviewers say a fast quad core is as high as you need to go, AMD or Intel.   6/8 cores makes virtually no difference.   With Intel, an i5 (3.5GHz) is more than good enough, an i7 (4.0GHz) does give better performance overall but H/T can degrade performance in some games.   

A well done test, though Skylake not included, > http://www.pcper.com...You-Really-Need 

 

Your parts listed are compatible.  

With a generous budget, I would go Skylake i7.   An alternative build for your consideration.  Not sure of your country so priced in UK.

 

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ws6HXL

 

http://www.guru3d.co..._review,15.html

http://techreport.co...ards-compared/5

https://www.nzxt.com...ucts/kraken-x61


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