i7 4790k worth it?

Hey guys, I'm building a gaming rig, and am just about ready to buy, but I was just wondering: Is it worth buying the i7 4790k to pair up with a GTX 980 ti? I feel the i7 skylake CPU is just a little out of my budget, and to get skylake, I'd have to jump down to the i5 6600k, which is why I'm here to ask: Should I just stick with the 4790k?

It depends on what you are using it for. For gaming its a bit much but I think its worth it. Video editing you will be fine. But you are building your computer what is your max budget so that members can help out of what is best for you.

It should pair with 980 ti well. you would not see much gain in gaming performance or none at all. I believe the 6600k got one new instruction set(no gains in games) and more reliable overclocking.(so more likely to overclock to a certain point)

correct me if i'm wrong.

why not get lga2011 :| and fck 1150x platforms completely for next 2-3 years.

skylake was out of his budget, so 2011 is outta the ballpark.

unless he goes x79 ivy bridge -e

4790k is certainly a better choice than a 6600k.

How would the i5 4690k pair with the 980 ti? I'm going to have to "cut corners", because I just figured out Newegg was going to tax me over $100, so I have to buy from amazon. If the 4690k doesn't pair well with the 980 ti, would it be best if I paired it up with a Fury?

$1700, $1750 at the very max. I can't use newegg either, as they charge tax based off my location. The build is primarily for gaming, specifically Fallout 4.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WD6XD3
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WD6XD3/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($62.81 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.15 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($619.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($38.25 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1296.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-25 17:49 EST-0500

The reason I chose these parts is that I run similar parts as well for Fallout 4. I am sure that the Xeon 1231v3 will handle the 980ti quite fine and I suggested going 16 GB of ram cause it helps with the fps issues a bit for Fallout 4 since I have upgraded from 8-16 gbs and notice some improvements over it in game. I just went best money for what you can get with this build.

4790K will definitely be a good choice.
I saw at partpicker yesterday that the 6700K was arround $100,- more then a 4790K.
I´m not sure why that is, but its rediculous.
The $100,- price diffrence definitely not justifyable in anyway.

Because Skylake that's the reason, its new, higher priced and the hype of it.

Well i think that shops just wanne get rid of their old Haswell stuff.
And thats probably why you can find some deals on the Haswell cpu´s.

Yeah buy haswell more bang for buck now.

With such deals yes.

I created a new topic in BuildaPC with the 2 builds I've come down to, if you guys want to take this discussion there :)


yeah just stick with the 4790k because youd have to do a whole upgrade to your ram and everything... Id wait until you really need the upgrade man

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xeon e3-1231 v3

Can I ask why you recommend that chip just curious?

its pretty much a 4790 without the graphics, its cheaper, has multi threading almost identical. although it is locked. so no overclocking. i have one in my main PC, awesome chip.