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Building a new computer - Intel i7-4790K still the processor to beat?

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Looking to build a new one -- 4790k the best performing cpu available on the market, or does intel have new CPU coming to the market? 

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Looking to build a new one -- 4790k the best performing cpu available on the market, or does intel have new CPU coming to the market? 

 

Thank you.

 

From what I have heard from Rob His 5960x is going to be the best you can get for some time to come maybe two years - but that chip will cost you a $1,000 yikes - so 4790k may be a great choice for now

 

$339.00 at newegg five hundred 5 star reviews sounds pretty good to me

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369&cm_re=4790k-_-19-117-369-_-Product

 

comparison between the two chips

 

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-5960X-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4790K/2580vs2384

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I very recently upgraded to the 4790K from Ivy Bridge.  I must have gotten a lucky chip, because I can O/C to 5.1 GHz.  But I have it "backed off" to 4.8 GHz.  Incredible.  All of a sudden, FPS is no longer that big of an issue.  It's more about fidelity and realism.  Best simming so far.

 

So yeah, unless your going for the "x" series, the 4970K is the cat's meow.  Use the Z97 motherboard, as that will allow forward compatibility with the next iteration of Intel processors?

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Thank you, 5960x is out of my budget so will most likely go for the 4790k

 

Will build it in a small build for a home cockpit project. 

 

Other computer will run the displays, and the 4790k will be the scenery generator (using Jeehell FMGS). 

 

I am planning to pack this into a silverstone raven case, or perhaps the newly released FTZ01, with a gigabyte 970 on a mini-atx board. 

 

 

How is the heat from the chip? Would 500W be sufficient? 

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