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I'm looking into upgrading my pc again. Got a pretty good bonus coming next month. Anyways I'm looking at the i7-5820k. Anyone know if there are any peculiarities about the chip and maybe an idea of what a motherboard that will run it goes for.

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The lack of response is getting a bit annoying. I know we got a couple tech guys in here.

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I'm in the same boat as you so I'm curious as well.

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I don't know any peculiarities with the chip, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. You'll need an X99 board, which means you'll be dishing out at least $200 for a motherboard (probably over $250 for a good one). Also bear in mind that you'll need to buy DDR4 ram, which is going to be another ~$80 for a 16 GB kit.



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 Ok thank you. Didn't know about having to switch out my ram

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I've got a 5820k in one of my rigs and I like it a lot - I haven't bothered to OC it yet (my 4790K is OC'd to 4.7ghz and it shreds) and it runs everything well. I have it paired with a 980 ti hybrid. The only thing I'd warn is that it doesn't come with a cooler so you'll have to buy one. I have a NZXT Kraken x61. I like that cooler so much I bought it twice. The Corsair equivalent is quite serviceable. NZXT's CAM software is free now and makes any cooler much easier to use. https://camwebapp.com/

I bought a ASUS Sabretooth MoBo for it (and 32gb of DDR4 RAM), but that's a little much for most people. The ASUS X99-A MoBo is perfectly suitable, has Q-codes (the Sabretooth does not - they make troubleshooting much easier) and was easy to work with. The X99-A has a slightly higher failure rate than the Sabretooth, but as long as you don't bend the pins, you can RMA it.

 

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It does. Thought they usually come with a heat sink. Gonna stay away from the liquid cooling though.

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Going anywhere to the 1151 Skylake Chip set CPUs it would be best to get a CPU watercooler, its not dangerous to setup (unless you're a monkey with not knowledge of what they are doing or something equivalent) but Keeping to Fan would need something very powerful to keep up with the CPU



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Well newegg has links to these cooling fans.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856005

 

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As long as you're not planning to overclock it much, then I guess you could get away with either of those. If you're going to overclock and you're still dead set on air cooling, then you'll need something a bit meatier, like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001



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Looking through the stats on these things and I can't find anything really different between the one you posted and the two i posted except price. There a site that has more information that newegg provides.

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Look at the dimensions. That Phanteks heatsink is about twice as big (more surface area to dissipate the heat) and has two fans that are both bigger (140mm vs 120mm). I used to have a Hyper 212 and I now have that Phanteks.

The link below sums it up. The Hyper 212 sits 6 degrees hotter than the Phanteks and that's on a 3960X, which draws less power than the 5820K. Again, if you want to overclock, then really you should be watercooling or in the very least dropping for a bigger air cooler. Cooler CPUs are happier CPUs.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130-17.html



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Ok. It compares the base version of the cool master. There is also the 612 v2 and the 212 dual fan. Plus stop bringing up overclocking.

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Im looking for any good info on the upcoming Broadwell-E 6950x. It's compatible with X99 so it will interesting to see what pops up in the coming weeks ahead. Maybe early/mid-june?

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