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    (How do you think it will perform for 1080p gaming ?)

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Kind of OK.

    I suspect an R9 380 and make do with a Pentium for now would be way better and being cheaper should allow you a proper 8GB 2 stick ram pair.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    If you're spending the money on a 6600k and Z170 board then I wouldn't skimp on the memory or SSD. I'd spend the small amount extra for 2x4GB DDR4-2666 and a 240GB SSD.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    If you're spending the money on a 6600k and Z170 board then I wouldn't skimp on the memory or SSD. I'd spend the small amount extra for 2x4GB DDR4-2666 and a 240GB SSD.
    Would agree, but I would rather go for 1 x 8GB DDR4 module instead. As for a SSD, not sure if it is essential. Depends if you can cough up £45-50 (OCZ Trion or Crucial BX200).

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonebreaker777 View Post
    Would agree, but I would rather go for 1 x 8GB DDR4 module instead.
    On an ATX board I'd disagree, the potential benefits from the extra dual channel bandwidth far outweigh the ability to upgrade to 32GB without replacing any sticks.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    On an ATX board I'd disagree, the potential benefits from the extra dual channel bandwidth far outweigh the ability to upgrade to 32GB without replacing any sticks.
    Not sure how much extra benefit would come from DDR4 as with DDR3 the difference in performance (real world performance) was less that noticeable.

    Reference - http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/13...channel/Page-3
    Reference - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/does-...performance/7/

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Im distraught between getting a skylake an an haswell refresh 4690k but with both motherboards z97 and z170 same price. Is it best for skylake now Get an 8gb so you can upgrade to 16gb easier

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Also does anyone have. Link for a skylake on DDR3L compared to DDR4? As there are z170 ddr3l motherboards out there

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    There's no reason to go for Z97 or DDR3L unless it's a lot cheaper. The newer tech doesn't have any downsides.

    So I'd go Skylake and DDR4-2666.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by teo d View Post
    - Mobo : MSI Z170a gaming pro
    - CPU cooler : Master Hyper D92
    - CPU : i5-6600k
    - 1×DDR4 RAM : Ballistix Tactical 4GB
    - PSU : Corsair CX500M
    - GPU : Asus Gtx 750 Ti (for now)
    - HDD : 1TB Wd blue 7200rpm
    - SSD : SATA 3 Kingstone 120GB
    - case : Segotep Fighter C black-red
    (How do you think it will perform for 1080p gaming ?)
    Not well. One stick of RAM and a 750Ti would cause some problems.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by malarkey95 View Post
    Im distraught between getting a skylake an an haswell refresh 4690k but with both motherboards z97 and z170 same price. Is it best for skylake now Get an 8gb so you can upgrade to 16gb easier
    Flip a coin/buy on price. The performance will be almost identical.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    Not well. One stick of RAM and a 750Ti would cause some problems.
    750Ti could do fullHD with medium or low details.
    In case of the RAM I wouldn't care about one module but rather the 4GB capacity.

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    I see lots of people mentioning 4gb as a problem but I was running a r9 270 2gb with one stick of 4gb corsair ram and I was running a lot of games whilst having a browser open on my second monitor with no issues!

    Battlefield3, dota 2, csgo, diablo 3 no issues whatsoever with 4gb!

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    Re: Skylake Pc Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekkul88 View Post
    I see lots of people mentioning 4gb as a problem but I was running a r9 270 2gb with one stick of 4gb corsair ram and I was running a lot of games whilst having a browser open on my second monitor with no issues!

    Battlefield3, dota 2, csgo, diablo 3 no issues whatsoever with 4gb!
    Maybe it is just implied, but I look at 4GB RAM as a healthy minimum. Nothing else.
    More is better (as long it is more than the healthy minimum) but also less is more (absolutely no need for 16GB or such, unless you edit or run VMs).

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