Upgrade for Fallout 4


In celebration of Fallout 4 I’ve upgraded my PC. Aside from a slight performance upgrade, this build is a significant feature upgrade, mainly in the realm of PCIe lanes and M.2 SSD support. Once Samsung’s 950 Pro is released, this new build will be complete. Mainly I went with Haswell-e for the extra 2 cores over the 6700K. The performance gain from the 6700k is very minor, but the extra cores in the 5820k are overall more significant to me, particularly with multi-threaded apps which should only become more ubiquitous in the next year.

This upgrade includes:

  • ASRock X99 Extreme4 motherboard
  • Intel i7 5820K
  • Crucial 32GB Kit (8GBx4) DDR4-2133 RDIMM (CT4K8G4RFS4213) overclocked to DDR4-2400 @ stock timings

Idle temps are around 34c. Prime95 full load FFTs temps are around 67c. Cooling is thanks to the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo and Arctic Silver.

5820K benchmark comparison

5820K benchmark comparison

Intel 5820K @ 3.3GHz

Intel 5820K @ 3.3GHz

Corsair 32GB DDR4 2133 CT4K8G4RFS4213

Corsair 32GB DDR4 2133 CT4K8G4RFS4213

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