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HOT! Intel 6600K + ASRock Z170 Pro4S - $354.99 AR

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HOT! Intel 6600K + ASRock Z170 Pro4S - $354.99 AR

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HOT Shellshocker deal if you don't care about having a basic bitch motherboard. Great for budget friendly builds who are a little greedy for speed as well.

Or you can just sell the motherboard if you absolutely cannot stand it :P
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That is excellent iMHO, I wouldn't call any Z170 MB basic either.
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I have had a 2500k since 2011 and I have not felt compelled to upgrade yet . . .I game at 1080p and I am probably going to buy an AMD Polaris RX 480 rather than a 1070 as I am thinking of doing a major system upgrade when the 2nd gen of VR comes out . . .

Do you agree that it isn't worth spending the money to upgrade my system with this in mind?

This looks like a good deal though!
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You have a 2500k. Have you overclocked the CPU? If not, I would suggest doing so. That is a better option than upgrading for minimal gains.
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Wish it didnt have rebate i hate dealing with them. Wish it was just a straight discount.
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The main reasons to go to skylake are platform upgrades. more USB 3(.1), m.2, USB C, pcie 3, better quicksync for video encoding and decoding, DDR4 and more ram support (not for performance, but i wouldn't want to buy more ddr3 if I needed RAM)

To me, this would make me want to upgrade to skylake over sandy bridge more than the 30% or so speedup, but it is roughly that much faster too.
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feminazi wrote: I have had a 2500k since 2011 and I have not felt compelled to upgrade yet . . .I game at 1080p and I am probably going to buy an AMD Polaris RX 480 rather than a 1070 as I am thinking of doing a major system upgrade when the 2nd gen of VR comes out . . .

Do you agree that it isn't worth spending the money to upgrade my system with this in mind?

This looks like a good deal though!
yes, u have great plan; stick to it
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Spartus wrote: The main reasons to go to skylake are platform upgrades. more USB 3(.1), m.2, USB C, pcie 3, better quicksync for video encoding and decoding, DDR4 and more ram support (not for performance, but i wouldn't want to buy more ddr3 if I needed RAM)

To me, this would make me want to upgrade to skylake over sandy bridge more than the 30% or so speedup, but it is roughly that much faster too.
I'm working on an upgrade from Z77 (Ivy Bridge) to Skylake mainly for those platform benefits. Support for PCI-E and m.2 SSDs is another perk... I've got a 950 Pro ready to go in the new rig.

Also building a new PC is super fun. I'm going from a full ATX Define XL tower to mITX this time.

OP's deal seems pretty solid - you're essentially getting the motherboard for $60 or so. This is quite comparable to the i5 combo deals we used to see back in the day when the CAD was close to par. IMO, fancy motherboards are overrated. Reliability is pretty much the same whether you buy a $100 board or a $300 board, and the low power requirements of modern Intel chips mean that overclocking is much more dependent on silicon lottery than motherboard power delivery.
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feminazi wrote: I have had a 2500k since 2011 and I have not felt compelled to upgrade yet . . .I game at 1080p and I am probably going to buy an AMD Polaris RX 480 rather than a 1070 as I am thinking of doing a major system upgrade when the 2nd gen of VR comes out . . .

Do you agree that it isn't worth spending the money to upgrade my system with this in mind?

This looks like a good deal though!
I'm in the exact boat. Been upgrading parts here and there. But still a core i5-2500k at heart and it's been solid. I see no reason to upgrade anytime soon. Which has been hard not to scratch that itch to build something new.
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I'm also on the 2700k. The only thing that's tempting me to upgrade is an aesthetic change (all white build)
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unless you are getting multiple video cards, I never really saw the point in fancy motherboards. I mean, I have always bought the more expensive ones, but I hardly notice the difference between a cheap one and good one... maybe I wouldn't recommend the worst mobo out there but wtf is the point in spending 400 on a motherboard? I dont really think there is one...
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divx wrote: you mean a downgrade? going from i7 to a i5
for gaming the i5 would actually be better, the only time the i7 would be better are in tasks that can take advantage of the hyperthreading.
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vorthex wrote: unless you are getting multiple video cards, I never really saw the point in fancy motherboards. I mean, I have always bought the more expensive ones, but I hardly notice the difference between a cheap one and good one... maybe I wouldn't recommend the worst mobo out there but wtf is the point in spending 400 on a motherboard? I dont really think there is one...
for overclocking mostly, but its probably not worth it.
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Is there anything really significant coming up in the CPU pipelines in the next year or two? Is AMD's Zen going to be comparable to Intel offerings or better?

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