Worth buying a 5820K and a RX 480 (8GB) for €1000/$1100 (for 1440p)?

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Is it worth it?

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  1. jaug1337

    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    Hehe Covfefe, yes, but I have no plans to go with Intel CPU's for a good while. I'm a cheap person who seeks the souls of price to performance.
    Also, Intel has been nothing but a hassle in recent years.

    Great appreciate the comments. I have been in the laptop world for ages, and even though I have kept up to date with desktops, I still need to get one to fully enter that realm.

    Luckily this 5820K is also liquid cooled, so I can OC to what my heart desires, and hope for the best with the silicon lottery.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Assuming that system is in proper working order, it's definitely good value. I mean, the actual design behind Haswell/Broadwell-E is actually superior to Skylake-X (Ringbus vs Mesh). Hence why people are actually actively buying the older 6900 over the newer 7820. It's simply better in performance, it's soldered and it's found for similar cash.
     
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    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    Skylake has been a toilet disaster. You'd have to be delusional to think otherwise.

    Just like AMD's amazing Vega hype and launch.

    Update: I am in the process of buying the said workstation.

    I have a great deal on this, especially considering I am practically getting a Ryzen 1600 like performance for a similar price and an RX 480 Sapphire 8GB for slightly below the European MSRP.

    On top of that, I'm getting a super clean workstation, with all official receipts and a superb case that will last a lifetime.

    Thanks to everyone reading :)
     
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    HTWingNut Moo

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    My 5820K runs happily at 4.0GHz with a Corsair AIO liquid cooler. I can go up to 4.6GHz if I care to deal with higher temps. At 4.0GHz it's < 45C fully loaded and quiet. If I go to 4.6GHz then I get ~ 62C and fans and pump are noticeably louder. But at > 15% improvement in encoding time is worth the extra noise. I just bump it down to 4.0GHz for regular and gaming use.
     
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    Mine is at 4GHz at 37C average, I am considering going higher.

    I also have a Corsair AIO.

    Even got my RX480 down to a cool 54C.

    Let's see how far we can push this!
     
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    So watercooled my RX480, custom bios, it is a reference card however, pushed it to almost 300W+ and I might have killed it.

    Haha, I was getting absurdly high stable clocks tho, achieved 1510 MHz on water.
     
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