So who is going X99?

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Poll: So who is going X99? (41 votes)

Yep, day 1! 5%
Nope, not necessary. 51%
i5 FTW! 20%
In a few weeks, I'm waiting for reviews. 15%
X99, is that a spaceship? 10%

I've gone ahead and ordered myself some X99 goodness, won't arrive till next week as the MB is out of stock :(

Just wondering how many of you are doing the same.

Reaction GIF: clapping, excited

#1 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3466 posts) -

What processor and motherboard did you go with?

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (8387 posts) -

I game, so i5 for me =)

#3 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

What processor and motherboard did you go with?

5930k and Asus Rampage V Extreme :)

#4 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3466 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

What processor and motherboard did you go with?

5930k and Asus Rampage V Extreme :)

Guess I'm gonna have to go with the 5960k :P

#5 Posted by MonsieurX (30879 posts) -

I'm a poor student,sticking with my 3570k

#6 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7497 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

I'm a poor student,sticking with my 3570k

Crying at the same corner :P 2500k.

I'm all for practicality and money:performance, an x99 setup is none of that.

#7 Posted by MonsieurX (30879 posts) -

@Bikouchu35 said:

@MonsieurX said:

I'm a poor student,sticking with my 3570k

Crying at the same corner :P 2500k.

I'm all for practicality and money:performance, an x99 setup is none of that.

+ crazy expensive DDR4

#8 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2916 posts) -

waste of money upgrading from a 3930k

No plans to upgrade until intel comes up with a 10 core for $600.

#9 Posted by kweeni (10937 posts) -

Lol no. 900 euro just for the cpu, ram and motherboard. That's way too much...

#10 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

What processor and motherboard did you go with?

5930k and Asus Rampage V Extreme :)

Guess I'm gonna have to go with the 5960k :P

5960X derp

#11 Edited by KHAndAnime (14089 posts) -

I would, but I still haven't found anything that takes full advantage of my 2010 i7 930 :( I've sort of been sitting on extra processing power for almost half a decade now, I don't really need to sit on any more, I'll wait until there's some sort of bottleneck, but I don't foresee that happening for awhile.

I mean, by the time X99 is of any tangible use, we'll have much better stuff on the market for much better prices - I might consider taking the plunge then. Besides, I just bought a Samsung 850 Pro (my first SSD), I've still got plenty of fruits to enjoy from my X58. If I had the cash, I'd just wait. If you really are feeling that enthusiast's itch though...I'd understand.

#12 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3466 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

What processor and motherboard did you go with?

5930k and Asus Rampage V Extreme :)

Guess I'm gonna have to go with the 5960k :P

5960X derp

You know what I meant!

#13 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL: Hehe

See the thing is, I really wanted to go for the 5960X but I have absolutely no need or reason to get it. The performance benefit I most likely wouldn't ever see, I only went for the 5930k over the 5820k is because of the extra PCI lanes. I might get another 780.....

#14 Posted by Postmortem123 (7717 posts) -

I might do.

Yolo

#15 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3466 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL: Hehe

See the thing is, I really wanted to go for the 5960X but I have absolutely no need or reason to get it. The performance benefit I most likely wouldn't ever see, I only went for the 5930k over the 5820k is because of the extra PCI lanes. I might get another 780.....

Actually I think I'm with you. I have gone back and forth between the two almost daily. As of right this second I think I will go with the 5930. I can get that CPU and a X99 mobo for the price of the 5960.

Then again I do live about an hour away from a Micro Center and the 5960 is only $899 there.

How long are you gonna wait to add a 3rd card?

#16 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL: I'll see how it feels first. What Mobo you going for?

#17 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17009 posts) -

I recently did an upgrade to a 4790K

It's way too early for me to go X99. Everything is too new about it: the MBs, the new RAM, the new processors. I'll wait for a gen or 2

But hey, don't let that stop your enjoyment of the new hardware. Getting new hardware is always exciting. Like that gif in your OP :P

#18 Edited by KHAndAnime (14089 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

But hey, don't let that stop your enjoyment of the new hardware. Getting new hardware is always exciting. Like that gif in your OP :P

Indeed. I feel like any time I order PC hardware (even just RAM), I'm incapable of properly enjoying the succeeding days because I'm too busy being antsy, anticipating the performance boosts of the upcoming upgrade.

If I had an X99, I'd be pretty damn excited. New possibilities everywhere...including a new storage interface!

#19 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17009 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

Indeed. I feel like any time I order PC hardware (even just RAM), I'm incapable of properly enjoying the succeeding days because I'm too busy being antsy, anticipating the performance boosts of the upcoming upgrade.

If I had an X99, I'd be pretty damn excited. New possibilities everywhere...including a new storage interface!

Yeah, it sounds incredibly nerdy but it's the same for me and I'm sure many PC gamers as well.

Placing it in your rig, seeing it in your case, testing it out... all very exciting :D

#20 Posted by mattamomo (920 posts) -

Certainly considering it, but I would need to build an entire new £2k system to fully take advantage of it.

But an i7 6 core seems so tempting

#21 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

16GB of 2800MHz coming as well!!

Reaction GIF: thumbs up, smile

#22 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3466 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL: I'll see how it feels first. What Mobo you going for?

I still have some research to do there. That Asus rampage v extreme board looks amazing though. I've always been a Gigabyte guy though.

#23 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@GoldenElementXL: I'll see how it feels first. What Mobo you going for?

I still have some research to do there. That Asus rampage v extreme board looks amazing though. I've always been a Gigabyte guy though.

Ha, this'll be my first non Gigabyte board in 15 years!

#24 Posted by KHAndAnime (14089 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

16GB of 2800MHz coming as well!!

That's 1000Hz faster than the RAM I just bought :\

#25 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@KHAndAnime: Suck it down baby, suck it down

#26 Posted by FelipeInside (25888 posts) -

I never jump on the bandwagon of new tech, most of the time it's a bit buggy and comes with compatibility problems.

Always best to let a few versions get released before you buy.

#27 Posted by insane_metalist (6350 posts) -

No need, 4770K still gets the job done beautifully and will for quiet sometime.

#28 Posted by Chatch09 (419 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint I've been wondering about the PCIe lane thing, from what I've seen PCIe 3.0 x8 vs x16 is a minimal (1%) difference. 40 lanes of PCI still wont let you run more than 2 cards x16 and the 5820k will still allow 3 cards x8 (4 if the last one is x4). How many GPUs are you going with? (just so I know how jealous to be lol)

#29 Posted by soolkiki (1774 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

I'm a poor student,sticking with my 3570k

Yeah, I am in the same boat. Moving into an apartment soon doesn't help.

#30 Edited by madrocketeer (2640 posts) -

These days, I have a rule: I'm done with lugging around full ATX midtowers. At the moment, there are simply not enough choice of micro-ATX and mini-ITX X99 boards, so I will wait.

In the end, I think I'll probably settle for a Z97, if I'm going to upgrade at all.

#31 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@Chatch09: I have 2 GPU's at the moment and it kind of bugs me that they're at x16/x8, I feel they're being held back. With the new CPU I'll be running x16/x16 and if I add a third x16/x16/x8 which I'm happier about..

#32 Posted by NVIDIATI (7739 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

I mean, by the time X99 is of any tangible use, we'll have much better stuff on the market for much better prices

Exactly my thoughts, Broadwell-K or Skylake-K will likely be my next upgrade.

Off-topic: I see you ended up with the Philharmonitors, great choice!

#33 Edited by Coseniath (988 posts) -
@klunt_bumskrint said:

@Chatch09: I have 2 GPU's at the moment and it kind of bugs me that they're at x16/x8, I feel they're being held back. With the new CPU I'll be running x16/x16 and if I add a third x16/x16/x8 which I'm happier about..

2 GPUs never had problem on x8/x8.

Even if it seems strange, today's GPUs have not even passed PCI-E 2.0 need.

AMD knows this and they don't even have native support for PCI-E 3.0 on their boards in order to keep their prices lower.

I don't have numbers for GTX780 but I can show you GTX770 in SLI with x8/x8 configuration, having no problem at all...

PS: 2800Mhz? :O

What timings? And which company? :P

#34 Edited by bulby_g (1209 posts) -

Considering it. I'm planning on building a beast ready for OR and 4k (or at least 1440p) but waiting for bigger leaps in GPU's first or a price drop on what's currently available. Hopefully DDR4 will drop a bit too. Will see what happens on the CPU front in the meantime. Probably jump on a 5930k if nothing else worthwhile comes along.

#35 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3917 posts) -

As of right now a i5 is all I need as a gamer.

#36 Posted by MK-Professor (3843 posts) -

I am still with x58 platform for the last 6 years, I was looking forward to upgrade to x99 but the performance difference is small and way too expensive, I am probably just only upgrade my old i7 920(4.1GHz) with the Xeon X5650 for £55 I should be able to OC to 4.2-4.4GHz and it is 6 core CPU with 12 threads not bad at all, it should keep me 2 years more until the intel release broadwell and skylake.

x99, 5xxx, ddr4 is very expensive platform with no real performance gains over the previous 4xxx cpu's , I mean core per core at the same clocks the performance is still the same...

#37 Posted by MBirdy88 (8453 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

As of right now a i5 is all I need as a gamer.

This, upgrading at the moment seems almost pointless, no games on the horizon seem to even challenge mid range computers.

#38 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3923 posts) -

Think my 4771 suffices for gaming and my Visual Studio needs.

#39 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@Coseniath: Corsair Vengeance 2800MHz (PC4-23000) - CAS Timings: 16-18-18-36

I wanted some Dominator Platinums but that was another £100! and balls to that.

#40 Edited by MlauTheDaft (3923 posts) -

It does make me want to upgrade my 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM to something higher. Is there even any point?

#41 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@MlauTheDaft: Won't know till I get me stuffs

#42 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3923 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@MlauTheDaft: Won't know till I get me stuffs

Feel free to share your experiences though :)

#43 Posted by Horgen (110180 posts) -

Nope... I am rocking my 3570K at 4.5, with thinking about going up to 4.6 or 4.7 if I bother to re-seat the waterblock on it again. The GTX 680 needs to be replaced first, however judging by the rumours I've heard about 800/900 series Maxwell. it seems I'll just wait for Volta cards instead...

#44 Posted by Coseniath (988 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint: Dam these RAM sticks should easily reach 60GB/s at quad channel...

Yeah dominator platinum as always is overpriced as hell...

#45 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4159 posts) -

@Coseniath: I think it's about 64GB/s so :)

@MlauTheDaft: Will do, hopefully get it all on mon/tues

#46 Posted by KHAndAnime (14089 posts) -

@MlauTheDaft said:

It does make me want to upgrade my 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM to something higher. Is there even any point?

No, for most games, not really. It only benefits a few games in terms of actual performance. Wouldn't be a huge help to load times (mostly based on hard drive). Just prevents there from being a bottleneck if there ever is any.

#47 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

Going with a 5820k and ASRock X99 OC Formula or WS in a month or so, dat DDR4 prices though.

#48 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10695 posts) -

Nope. Sticking with X79 and 3930k until at least Skylake-E.

#49 Edited by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

getting hitech gadgets at launch is idiotic

#50 Posted by Horgen (110180 posts) -

@ShadowDeathX said:

Nope. Sticking with X79 and 3930k until at least Skylake-E.

I was thinking about upgrading when Skylake arrives as well. Might jump over to the extreme if I got the money for it.