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.