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Build Advice First steps towards a Skylake build.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kronos, 28 Aug 2015.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    YOUR BASKET
    1 x Intel Core i5-6600K 3.9GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail £209.99
    1 x Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C15 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15) £134.99
    1 x Asus Z170M-Plus Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) DDR4 Micro ATX Motherboard £102.95
    Total : £447.92 (includes shipping : Ex.VAT).

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    Any thoughts,? To be honest I probably will not be ready or afford the new build until the end of the year but thought I might at least begin the long(ish) research period which for me is half the fun of a new build.
     
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  2. modd1uk

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    Skylake isn't quad channel, you want 2x 8gb.
     
  3. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Skylake doesn't come with a stock cooler either, apparently. Not problem for most people, but worth bearing in mind.
     
  4. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Oops well spotted, changed RAM.

    never use a stock so will not be an issue.
     
  5. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Looking around I came on this:

    Skylake Processors use the same mounting specifications as older LGA115X heatsinks. In other words, heatsinks that work with LGA 1150, 1155, and 1156 will work with Skylake.

    Is this correct?
     
  6. Guest-56605

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    Take a look at the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard, it is an extra tenner give or take (depending where you buy it) and offers far more bang for your buck.

    Review LINK

    And the sweet spot speed for memory seems to be (after some research) 2666MHz, the lower latency on the 2666 kits will also benefit you more so for gaming :thumb:
     
  7. Guest-56605

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    Yes :thumb:
     
  8. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Thanks, just the sort of advice I am looking for.

    Edit: Your link is for an ATX board I am looking for M-ATX.
     
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  9. Kronos

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    With added bling.

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    Good call on the memory :thumb:

    My bad on the board factor :duh: :)
     
  11. JamesRC

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    Please for the love of god don't waste your money on Dom Plats.

    They're no better than any other ram module and when you come to sell them people don't seem to have the same sense of humor you had when you bought them.

    If you want to look at other structures then consider going with an X99 M board and a 5820k.
     
  14. Kronos

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    I really do not care for resale opportunities I like the LED effect.
     
  15. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    They are indeed very good looking modules
     

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