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5 out of 5 eggs Finally made the switch, and there's no way I'll be switching back. 12/05/2016

This review is from: Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

Pros: - Everything, except the price.

I had been running my rig with an FX-8350 since 2012 and I've been completely satisfied with it. I knew Intel chips were "better" - but there's no real way to quantify that statement without having one in your rig. Oh man - this thing is a an absolute BEAST!! Instantly knocked my reboot time down to 30 seconds or less and my cold boot is about 15 secs. It doesn't matter what, or how many tasks you throw at it - it'll chew them all up, spit them out and then look at you and say "Is that all you've got"?! If you're in the market to switch from AMD to Intel, or you're looking to upgrade your current Intel chip - you can't go wrong with this one. You will see reviews and hear people say that the i5 6600K is just as good for gaming and general tasks and that the i7 is geared more towards intense computing stuff, like video editing and content creation. They're not wrong, per se, but in my world, it's "Go large or go home".
This processor is geared for the future and will have plenty of horsepower for when you upgrade. Would highly recommend you get it.

So long, AMD.

Cons: - Price, but for what it is and what it does - you won't feel too violated.

- Not really a con, but something to keep in mind. The one main difference I do see between my AMD and this chip, so far, is that when benchmarking/testing and the cores all get pegged - the temp doesn't waste any time jumping right up to the max your cooler can handle. At stock speed and all 4 cores pegged, my Hyper 212 EVO keeps it right around 50°C. Overclocked to 4.5GHz or beyond? You may find yourself doling out some more cash on better air cooler like a Noctua, or the more likely scenario, a water cooling solution. Just something to keep in mind before you purchase.

Other Thoughts: i7 6700K @ 4.0GHz | CM Hyper 212 EVO
ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha | 16GB Vengeance DDR4 2400
Nvida GTX 770 | EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB (Win10) | Corsair 750D

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Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX (not included) Power Supply
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Pros: I bought this case to replace my CM HAF 932. The shipping invoice said this thing was 24 lbs, but you would never think that once you picked it up. Even with the components mounted.. still not that heavy (my 932, which IS a good case, was a heavy beast to maneuver around even with the wheels mounted).

The HDD cages came stacked side by side, but they are easily reconfigured to stack on top of one another by removing 2 screws.

Cable management was simple, as there is more than ample space between the back wall and door, plus a good amount of cable tie points. The side panel window is huge, which is one of the main reasons I bought this case. Also the top dust filter is magnetic and peels right off - ingenious.

The front panel that covers the front fans has a push-click latch, so you don't have to take anything apart to remove it - also ingenious.

All-in-all, this case is pretty much perfect in every way - very pleased with everything.

Cons: The one the one thing I would have liked to see is more fans. The 932 comes with 3x230mm and 1x140mm fans and they were all LED, so I really didn't have to buy any more fans. This one only has 3 140mm fans and they are not LED. Still, that's not enough to take an egg off on my rating.

Other Thoughts: Corsair Obsidian 750D
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
AMD FX-8350 @4.0GHz
NVidia GTX 660 ti
12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866
Sound Blaster ZxR
Rosewill Lightning 800W

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Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX (not included) Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I bought this case to replace my CM HAF 932. The shipping invoice said this thing was 24 lbs, but you would never think that once you picked it up. Even with the components mounted.. still not that heavy (my 932, which IS a good case, was a heavy beast to maneuver around even with the wheels mounted).

The HDD cages came stacked side by side, but they are easily reconfigured to stack on top of one another by removing 2 screws.

Cable management was simple, as there is more than ample space between the back wall and door, plus a good amount of cable tie points. The side panel window is huge, which is one of the main reasons I bought this case. Also the top dust filter is magnetic and peels right off - ingenious.

The front panel that covers the front fans has a push-click latch, so you don't have to take anything apart to remove it - also ingenious.

All-in-all, this case is pretty much perfect in every way - very pleased with everything.

Cons: The one the one thing I would have liked to see is more fans. The 932 comes with 3x230mm and 1x140mm fans and they were all LED, so I really didn't have to buy any more fans. This one only has 3 140mm fans and they are not LED. Still, that's not enough to take an egg off on my rating.

Other Thoughts: Corsair Obsidian 750D
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
AMD FX-8350 @4.0GHz
NVidia GTX 660 ti
12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866
Sound Blaster ZxR
Rosewill Lightning 800W

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Display Name: Samuel C.

Date Joined: 04/07/09

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  • Last Review: 12/05/16
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