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Old 08-22-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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For gaming you're generally just as well off with the i5. I haven't looked at the current generation, but the last few generations the i5 has performed just as well as the i7 in most games.

You'll see the performance boost in the i7 when an app needs lots of processing power, and can take advantage of the extra 4 cores (most games don't / can't use them).
Wow! So theres no hyper-threading in the i5.

Just cause 3 is the 1st game I've seen use all processors

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Only you can determine that, if you want to throw $400 at a graphics card that will be $200(or less) a year from now so be it.
Going off past price drops, this is not the case. Depending on availability, the price could even rise.
For instance, a good point of comparison is the GTX 970. When it arrived it cost $300, and now today the cheapest you'll find one is $250. Even on the used market, the price range appears to be $200-300. This is a price drop of 17%-30% after 2 years. Not nearly a 50% price drop in one year.


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i7 6700k
Single Gtx 1070
64 gb ddr4 2400 ram

Primary: 128 gb ssd raid 0 (256 gb total)
Data: 4 tb + 240 gb hybrid drive
1000 watts (in case I later go to sli)
Z170 motherboard

Windows 10

Comes to 2300 dollars (fully assembled) but would probably last a while
Worth it?
Its mainly for vr.

I should probably wait for the i7 7700 and the z270 though
Now for my personal opinion.
As others have said, it comes down to personal choice. That being said, I've been able to have great VR experiences on an i5-4690k and a GTX 970 with an Oculus Rift. I can't offer the exact framerates on demos and such that I had, as it was a company PC that I don't always have access to; but I can say it was very smooth.

I'm not sure what exactly you're planning on doing with it, but the i7-6700k is most likely overkill for any gaming/vr application.
That being said, the i5-4690k was released 2 years ago and remains a very strong competitor in the price/performance range for it's price today. I have a hard time believing the i7-6700k will become obsolete for multiple years to come. I could easily see 5 years of high end performance coming from that system.


So in short:

1. Barring any extreme circumstances, none of the proposed hardware will become obsolete or lose 50% of it's value in the next two years.

2. You could get a great experience for half the price. Is it worth it to you to spend the extra thousand to have top of the line performance when you could potentially achieve similar results with mid end hardware?
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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I see that but you can find the 760 on Newegg for $200+ and the 960's aren't much more. There is no 660's listed on Newegg. I would suggest that card is in an area where it might have value because it's recent enough someone might need it for specific machine and the quantity is limited. I looked up the 550 I bought about 4 or 5 years ago, they want $280... I paid $100 and some change on sale. LOL

I went looking for motherboard a few months back I bought about 4 or 5 years ago because I have OEM copy of Windows, I paid about $250 for it new. They were asking $250 used on Ebay and the only new ones I could find were about $1000 from overseas. Needless to say I didn't buy either.

Look at the prices of what it's replacing.
the 960 was always 200 dollars
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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Here is what I ended up with

330985: iBUYPOWER¬ģ Gaming PC

Btw, I figured out how to link to my specific custom configuration.
Wait for the page to finish loading. It will say 1347 dollars.

Not exactly my dream computer but it makes more sense to go cheap.

i5 , 16 gb, 2tb hybrid drive

And that's a pretty good deal on the RAM too. Free upgrade to ddr4-3200

Upgrading to an i7 would bring it to 1414 dollars

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:11 PM
 
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Intel Kaby Lake Desktop CPU Family Leaked - Flagship Core i7-7700K
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:06 PM
 
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Looks like 1200-1500 dollars is the sweet spot.

My last computer was $1,200 and it has lasted three-and-a-half years and will easily last 4 years before it becomes obsolete.
You could spend twice that and get a computer that is twice as powerful but since computer power doubles every 1.5 years it would only last less than two years more.
You could spend half of that and it would last about 2.5 years but it wouldnt be a very good computer
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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Thats 30 dollars a month
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:28 AM
 
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Check it out!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/iBUYPOWER...r-Not/52642191

And free shipping
4 year care pland for 100 dollars
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