first high end pc project completed
Why not ryzen? Two more cores and 4 more threads for the same price as cpu and you could have saved $400 on the mobo. With that you could have gotten a titan xp ti. Good build anyway.
spend like $20 more and you could have gotten an i7-7700k.
otherwise cool build :)
but a 7700k does not have 6 cores
its overall better, but whatever floats your boat.
depends if what you do uses more cores or higher clocks
The 6800k is 40$ more than a 7700k. It is better than a 7700k except in gaming. If he is doing something besides gaming also it is a much better choice.
I agree, most games these days are either 1-2 core dependant or optimized for 4 cores. The reason game developers have done it that way was because of the dominance of i5 and i7 cpus for the last several years. There are only a few games that "can" use more than 4 cores out such as ashes of the singularity but it is not the norm.
If it was for pure gaming and that's it a z270 motherboard under half the price of the one selected and the i7-7700k would do better for game FPS for much less cash. With 4 cores instead of 6 its easier to cool and doesn't stress the VRMs as much for power stability allowing for a higher overclock. I don't often hear about i7-6800k getting 5ghz like the 7700k.
For tasks such as video editing, workstation stuff, virtualization, etc, this CPU rocks. AMD did bring competition for this end of the market with its Ryzen 7 cpus and I am curious how x299 vs x399 will fare out. I would prefer them to be neck and neck to stimulate more competition as that's only good for us consumers if it happens.
$50 less not $20 more