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Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel® HD Graphics 530
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is an excellent consumer-grade processor. It offers leadership single-threaded performance out of the box, and it only gets better with overclocking. I was able to hit 4.7GHz with a Corsair H110i GT closed loop water cooler.

It's slightly more expensive than the Haswell-based 4790K, but you get better performance and a more robust platform along with it. If you are building a new system, then the 6700K is a great choice that should hold up extremely well for years to come.

Cons: This chip is incredibly hard to get ahold of. Intel really needs to improve supply of this processor.

ASUS X99-DELUXE/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Worked right out of the box and after many months of usage, it hasn't died, so that's always a plus :)

Aside from that, the UEFI is intuitive and fun to use, and I'm running my 5960X at 4.3GHz without any issue and the "infamous" OC socket that ASUS includes on this board hasn't fried my CPU (although I have no way to know if it delivers meaningfully better performance than a standard socket).

All of my DIMM slots are populated and work properly, although when I try to overclock my DDR4 (rated at DDR4-2400) to DDR4-2400, sometimes some of my memory "disappears" as far as the BIOS is concerned. This is probably due to the strain on the CPU's memory controller than the fault of the board, though.

The on-board Wi-Fi is truly excellent and I have had no issues attaining very high download speeds as well as good ping times in FPS games even with a system that's positioned relatively far from my Wi-Fi access point.

Overall, my experience with the X99 Deluxe has been positive and I would not hesitate to recommend it to somebody looking to buy a relatively high-end X99 board.

Cons: It's pricey.

Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The best client desktop processor that money can buy, and it doesn't disappoint. Runs crazy fast at stock, but I was able to get significantly more juice out of it via overclocking (4GHz+ should be a cinch on decent air cooling).

I don't expect that I'll have to upgrade the CPU in this system for many years to come.

Cons: It's really expensive.


Ashraf E.'s Profile

Display Name: Ashraf E.

Date Joined: 04/11/10

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 12/04/10
  • Last Review: 09/22/15
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