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Ari Altman

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TBG's Quad vs. Hex Showdown: Core i7-4790K vs. 5820K in Games
« on: September 21, 2015, 03:46:22 PM »
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Re: TBG's Quad vs. Hex Showdown: Core i7-4790K vs. 5820K in Games
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 03:37:31 AM »
Great review. Sorry for the late post. I was especially interested in the results since my two rigs are a 5960x with a single GTX980TI vs a 4790k with 2 R9-290s in CF. I have the 5960x OC'd to 4.4Ghz and the 4790k to 4.7Ghz.
5960x-4.4|AsusRE5|16g DDR4-2133|Gigby Aorus Ext GTX1080TI plus WB2|850 EVO 500gb Raid0|2Tb WD Blk|Win10-64|PC P&C 1200W|Thrmtk X9|Custom WC |Acer ET0 430k
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Re: TBG's Quad vs. Hex Showdown: Core i7-4790K vs. 5820K in Games
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 07:49:42 AM »
Great review. Sorry for the late post. I was especially interested in the results since my two rigs are a 5960x with a single GTX980TI vs a 4790k with 2 R9-290s in CF. I have the 5960x OC'd to 4.4Ghz and the 4790k to 4.7Ghz.

Lucky you to have those CPUs!

In most games, your higher-clocked 4790K will be faster, so it makes sense to use the more powerful Crossfire setup in that system. You do have the PCIe speed penalty, but it's not that great with that level of GPU.

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Re: TBG's Quad vs. Hex Showdown: Core i7-4790K vs. 5820K in Games
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 05:41:32 PM »
Really love the 5960x @4.4Ghz! The Devil's Canyon (4790k) at 4.7Ghz is a beast and stays cool via an EK supremacy MX waterblock as do the twin R9 290s (EK blocks). All the cooling is handled by my Watercool MO-RA3-420.

The 5960x is cooled by an EK Supremacy EVO block and the EVGA GTX980TI SC+ is cooled by an EK block. I use 3 480 rads for this rig.
5960x-4.4|AsusRE5|16g DDR4-2133|Gigby Aorus Ext GTX1080TI plus WB2|850 EVO 500gb Raid0|2Tb WD Blk|Win10-64|PC P&C 1200W|Thrmtk X9|Custom WC |Acer ET0 430k
Ryzen7-1800x-4.05|Asus CSR VI H|16g DDR4-3200|Zotac Gtx1080+EK blk|CrucM2-2282 400g|Win10-64|EVGA 850W|Thrmtk V51|Dell Dell U3451