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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Gaming isn't really all that demanding as far as CPU power goes. My two AMD FX CPUs (FX6300 & FX-8350) do it without any problems whatsoever.

    My two i5 CPUs (i5-4670K & i5-4690K) are pretty capable too.

    As expected, my older i7 CPUs are still great for gaming.

    The thing is that it depends on the Video card (or cards) that you're using. Some of the older ones choke on newer games. But my new GPUs seem to chew though anything that I'm playing with ease.

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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    Yeah the ONLY reason to get into this platform is if you plan on using those CPU cores (along with some GPU acceleration) to render video or music content. If I were to make a recommendation for someone who just wants to GAME on this platform, I would recommend getting either one of the mATX boards or just sticking with the MSI X99 SLI board due to it's excellent price and no frills feature set. Even then though the mainstream platforms (including AM3+) are consistently performing just as well in games, if not better in some instances.

    Think of it like trying to game on a Tesla or FirePro card... your frame rates are going to blow HARD using it there, but in heavy compute loads in a workstation environment or with REALLY heavy rendering being done the cards shine.

    dont forget about the Quad channel memory usage as well. I can not find any consumer product that comes close to using the quad channel in any meaningful way. X99 looks great on promos and builds but it really is overkill for any gamer. It does look cool and gives you bragging rights but some kid with an FX6300 and a 290x or 780ti will still frag your tarded ass in a game. "I spent $4000 on my rig!" Kid says "I spent $700. I just killed you again. Headshot!!"
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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    super deal! lol

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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    dont forget about the Quad channel memory usage as well. I can not find any consumer product that comes close to using the quad channel in any meaningful way. X99 looks great on promos and builds but it really is overkill for any gamer. It does look cool and gives you bragging rights but some kid with an FX6300 and a 290x or 780ti will still frag your tarded ass in a game. "I spent $4000 on my rig!" Kid says "I spent $700. I just killed you again. Headshot!!"
    It's true. Content creators are the only ones who can take proper advantage of all that extra potential memory and it's additional bandwidth... but even then for something like Adobe Premiere where you can allocate specific amounts of system memory to each core, performance scaling seems to want to drop off beyond 2 GB of RAM per logic core, meaning that even with the 5960X you don't see much performance gain beyond 32 GB of total system memory unless you also happen to want to perform other tasks at the same time as you are rendering/doing whatever workstation-type task you are performing. Now if you DID want to keep the costs down on the platform then you COULD go with one of the mATX boards in the X99 range that only takes a max of four DDR4 DIMMMs, or the ASRock full ATX board... but then why buy the platform in the first place when part of the point of it is to USE all of those memory slots?

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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    MC always have the best prices on cpu's! if i could afford a x99 build id pick one up.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Same. I had plans that were going to revolve around X99, but it's far too prohibitively expensive for me so I get to stick with my 8350 for the time being -_-. Gaming is fine and all, and I love it... but for anything else other than gaming or game streaming I have a hard time dealing with having to use an FX chip.

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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    MC always have the best prices on cpu's! if i could afford a x99 build id pick one up.

    You have a top of the line X79 rig man! You would see no difference in performance. Wth
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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Frys will have this chip on sale for $777 tomorrow... I am considering to pick one up for my photo editing rendering station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Frys will have this chip on sale for $777 tomorrow... I am considering to pick one up for my photo editing rendering station.
    I thought you were buyjng it for my early xmas present. Lol
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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    No Sandy, he want to give it to me, so I will stop reminding him of the ~RedFace~ syndrome he sometimes suffers from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    No Sandy, he want to give it to me, so I will stop reminding him of the ~RedFace~ syndrome he sometimes suffers from.

    We can share it like a child custody agreement lol
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    Default Re: i7 5960x for only $899.99!!!

    Hahahahahaa... No, both of you in the corner now!

    This will come in handy for my photo software. I use a few and the extra cores come in handy with most of the adobe suite software I use.
    Esp. when I am encoding slide shows and exporting post production images. Sometimes I edit a couple hundred photos each session and exporting the edited work take the long even with the 5930K right now, my older X79 4820k take even longer.


    But yea, just for gaming, i'd stick to 4790 or 4770K. I game on my 4770K system the most and even sometimes my 3770K system. But I have passed that system along to my wife now so she uses that for her stuff.

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