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2500K upgrade part 2

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So around a month or so ago after having my Oculus rift sit on a box on my desk unopened. I decided hang it I will upgrade my i5 2500K from 2011. I got a 850 Evo 1TB ssd Win 10 and a G1 Gaming 1080 and a Pg279Q monitor.

Everything was great and then I started playing GTA 5 1440P with everything turned up to 11. Randomly every few days I would get a hard reset while playing no blue screen just "see yah bye!" This annoys me greatly even though

all the other games I play run fine (but I haven't gotten witcher 3 yet) I want to play Gta 5 all pretty like again.

 

My problem is I cannot decide between 6600K and 6700K ive read and read until it makes my head hurt and I just can't make a decision. I think a i7 6700K plus some kind of Zboard around $200 a Noctua D15 and 16gigs of 3200 should keep me happy for under a grand I just don't have a specific board in mind

and wonder how much better an m.2 HDD would be over the $450 1TB evo 850 I got because I had to remain compatible with my gigabyte p67a-ud3r.

 

My temps were good nothing over 65 @ 4.4OC 1.395 volts with a ok water setup I just think GTA 5 is made for killings older CPUS.

 

Does anyone have motherboard recommendations or a clear case for either 66 or 67K

 

Cheers

 

 

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i have seen up to 7% increase in fps mostly in the higher range rather than minimum when enabling ht in dx11 games

dx12 games seem to benefit more from ht

gta i5 vs i7 at the same clock speed seems to be ~1fps difference

you will see bigger gains spending the extra on a mb capable of running higher speed ram kits in my experiance with current games than to spend it on a i7

 

the ssd difference probably isnt a noticable one in real use but one day you may want to add a m.2 ssd for the os and a few games

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So I would be better off getting a 6600K spending an extra hundred spondoolies on a motherboard getting some sweet ram.

 

Any recommendations on motherboard there seems to be hundreds of choices? and as for ram am I just looking for 3200 speed?

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well if your happy to import it doesnt cost all that much extra

 

ASRock Z170M OC Formula AUD$267

http://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=z170+formula&N=-1&isNodeId=1

 

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GVK AUD$134

http://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100203071%20600561665%20600561666%20600561667%20600561668%20600561669%20601203949%20601203950%20600546709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=36

 

im running this ram at 4000c17 1.42v in a asus mb that is not as good as the above for runing high speed ram

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http://i.imgur.com/M0HRHvR.jpg

 

$921 including shipping. seems reasonable.

 

My current Giga PG67 ud3r is ATX but my case CM 690 says it plays with micro ATX too wohoo!

 

Can't even find the mobo and ram on PC partpicker. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/n6Kt7h

 

Can I ask Dasa why that particular breed of ram there is a lot of very similar types whats the deal with that one.

 

and that board can overclock a single ram stick to 4500mhz jesus!

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its rated 3200 14-14-14 the timings make it faster than other 3200 kits

it uses samsung b-die ram chips which are known to oc well for there price

 

yeah unfortunately they dont sell the mb in au

you may be able to get the ram in a few places but at twice the price

with any luck you wont have to rma anything which would make it more expensive without a local retailer to post back to

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Personally I run a 6600k and it works just great, but the i7 6700K is a proven gaming CPU that provides amazing performance.

RAM also definitely worth an upgrade, for a relatively cheap cost :)

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