Why does /g/ keep saying it's not a good time to build a x99 system just yet? Is it due to quality or price? or both?
Can someone educate me please, because I have read a lot of good reviews about x99 mobos and 5930k and 5960x cpu's. Only ddr4 being shit makes sense to me due to price.
I'm going crazy over this. Been thinking/researching for a week now. The issue is that I'm having an opportunity to get one intel CPU for half the price. (Uncle did a contact work for intel).
This is making me want to build a system around 5960x ($520).
Is it still a waste of money in your opinion?
That's what I'm thinking. I have started working only 2 years ago. I've been constantly getting better paying work. So I'm thinking of putting one big investment into upgrading my equipment - PC and camera - and then I can get a lot of much better work.
Example of how 5960x can help me is in HDR photo processing for timelapse.
a 6 second timelapse in HDR (3 exposures for each frame) can take up to 4 hours of processing with my current AMD FX-8350.
I've bought a 5960X and 32GB DDR4 RAM.
I'm currently running an X6 1090T + GTX 980 (upgraded from 7870) + 32GB DDR3
I haven't decided what X99 board I want. I'm considering a Rampage V.
But I have heard there are a few people whose boards fried (a couple of Asus X99 Deluxe boards with a fried memory VRM, an MSI, and apparently a Rampage V with a fried PCI-E slot).
The X99 Deluxe boards fried because of a combination of these things:
• There were balls of solder where there shouldn't have been
• The BIOS didn't properly balance the usage of the VRM's. There's an updated BIOS for them now.
• The Corsair AX860i power supply used was an early model which had older firmware, which does not have OCP enabled by default (you have to manually turn it on). Also, the firmware is not field upgradable.
I suppose if you got an X99 Deluxe you could check the VRM to see if they have the unwanted balls of solder, and remove them if they're there. Though I would expect Asus to crack down on it anyway.
Did you get my respond from the other thread?
The deal on the CPU is not from anywhere but my uncle who worked as a contractor for intel.
So sorry broh.
Also, why are you awake at 4am?