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1150 or 1151 Socket Build - Undecided

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This is what I've spec'd out for both, although the memory selection keeps going from IN STOCK to OUT OF STOCK within minutes sometimes...

 

And Oddly enough, the i7 Skylake says Out Of Stock on the Newegg website at $349, but the Newegg EBAY seller has it at $419, and now they are gone too. I refuse to buy a Skylake off ebay from some lowlife scalper

 

I'll be using my current Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced case, Corsair HX650w Power Supply, Hard Drives, and My wife just bought me a XFX R9 390 8gb video card.

 

 

Socket 1150 Build

 

Motherboard - Gigabyte Sniper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128706

 

Memory - Gskill Sniper 16gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231673

 

CPU - 4790K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369

 

Cooler - Prolimitech: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242051

 

APPX $588

 

 

 

 

Socket 1151 Build

 

Motherboard - Gigabyte G1 Gaming 5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128836

 

Memory - Gskill Ripjaws 4 16gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231873

 

CPU - i7 6700 Skylake: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117560

 

Cooler - Coolermaster Hyper 212: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

 

 

Appx: $635

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Why the 6700 and not the 6700K? Also, do you happen to have a Micro Center anywhere near you? Could be the better option to shave some money off the CPU price, for either one.

 

Personally, I would go for the 1151 build, but with a better cooler.

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Both will be solid. IPC is a bit better on Skylake. DDR4 latency is worse but bandwidth goes up. For a $50 difference I would go Skylake. 

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Why the 6700 and not the 6700K? Also, do you happen to have a Micro Center anywhere near you? Could be the better option to shave some money off the CPU price, for either one.

 

Personally, I would go for the 1151 build, but with a better cooler.

 

I see some coolers are compatible across a few sockets. I have a Megahelam with 2 Scythe push pull fans currently and I was hoping it would cross over to the 1151 or 1150 socket. If not, I'm still on a budget and it "was" going to be $500 for just a mobo, CPU and memory....lol

 

Who am I kidding?!? We all know THOSE go out the window fast. I'm not as serious about gaming as I used to be so I don't need all the extras. At the same time, I try not to skimp on parts either which Is why I'm more of a bang for the buck guy.

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After seeing the reports about heat sink pressure on the Skylake die look at what kind of pressure the Megahalems will put on the chip. If I remember right that one was a beast for pressure on the chip. 

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As for my Megahelam, I didn't tighten it down to the max. I remember it seeming like it was getting tight with a lot of threads to go so I made sure they were about even pressure all the way around and left it where it seemed good. I think my previous heatsink did the same thing where it seemed too tight

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Just curious, but any updates on what you went with?

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