5820k or 4790k for IT pro

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  1. trandoanhung199

    trandoanhung199 Member

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    Hi guys, I went and busted my 3570k trying to delid it. Seeing as how it's been almost 2 years since getting that build, I thought about getting an upgrade instead of just buying a replacement. So now I have 2 options.

    1: Maximus VII Hero + i7 4790k + 16GB DDR3 (2133 CAS9/2400 CAS11). Will cost around $830 where I live.
    2: X99-A + i7 5820k + 16GB DDR4 2666 CAS15. Will cost around $997 where I live.

    My question is: Which system will provide me more value as a developer?

    My use cases: Tab-heavy browsing (I have usually around 10-15 tabs at all times), heavy gaming (with a 970 jetstream), heavy coding/test running inside a Linux VM, heavy video consuming (SVP for the win!), some transcoding (probably using NVENC/QuickSync though), maybe some photo/movie editing as a hobby.

    With those use cases in mind, is the $130 premium worth it for me? I also plan on upgrading to an M.2 SSD and maybe Broadwell-E in the future.

    Also, would a Thermalright True Spirit 120M be able to cool an OCed 5820k at around 4.4GHz? I heard that Haswell-E runs hot, but so does Devil's Canyon.
     
  2. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    The x99 build you have ddr4 memory, if you run a lot of render applications you'll notice a difference from ddr3 to ddr4. =]
     
  3. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Plus the extra cores and threads will help with the rendering applications as well if you do any video rendering.
     
  4. Reddoguk

    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    You sir claim to be an IT pro yet still need advice on building systems or choosing components. Erm what ever.

    Obviously the more you pay now the longer the system says relevant. X99 cost is mainly down to the DDR4 Ram prices still sky high.
     

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    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    When I worked in London in tech support I new a lot of developers/programmers who had no idea about hardware
     
  6. Sycuss_MoO

    Sycuss_MoO Member Guru

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    id go with the x99 but i would have to say you really ought to go with the 5830k as it gives you alot more PCI bandwidth. thats really why the cost is their between the 20 an the 30.
    with sata express becomming more main stream than m.2 i think for desktops that be the way to get more umph out a future SSD.
     
  7. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    There's a vast difference in understanding software and hardware, no need to attack the OP for asking a valid question.

    Regarding the OP: The X99 choice is superior for your uses, the extra cores and quad-channel DDR4 will make a world of difference. As for the Truespirit 120, it's not a bad HSF but you might want to consider an upgrade if you plan on any sort of OC'ing.
     
  8. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    The $130 premium is a no brainer with the usage scenarios you frequently encounter. Go for X99.
     

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