Lets get an updated thread of everyone's custom Rigs that they will be using and/are already using to play SC. Please attach a hardware list and note any future upgrades you'll be making. Probably try to limit to 2-4 pics per post to limit load time on smaller devices and tag your chipset (AMD or Intel) in the tagline. Cant wait to see what you guys are running!
I've already posted this on my profile but I'll start anyway.
CASE -- Phanteks Enthoo Evolv PH-ES515E_GS Aluminum/Steel Galaxy Silver Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MoBo -- MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU -- i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake
RAM -- CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) 3000, Cas Lat 15
CPU COOLER -- DeepCool CPU Liquid Cooler CAPTAIN 240 WHITE
BOOT DRIVE -- Samsung 960 evo 500GB M.2
GPU -- MSI 1080ti FE
PSU -- Corsair RMi Series RM850i
CABLES - CableMod custom sleeves
LIGHTING- Two 12" Pure White Cold Cathode
GPU- modded w/ Corsair H55 and NZXT Kraken g10
MONITOR -- Samsung UHD 4k 28"
FANS – Triple Fan Mod for top of case
Several reviews of the upcoming Intel 8th gen CPU's have leaked, and they look like AMD needs to watch out.
In the reviews (with synthetic benchmarks here) it looks like the 8700K manages to slightly outperform the vaunted 1800X at multicore.
If this is true, the 8700K is an incredible CPU, as it actually manages to outperform a CPU with 25% more cores and a (presumed) +150 euro pricetag, depending on where you live. Not to mention that it manages to seriously outpace it in gaming. Could Intel have stolen the price/performance crown from AMD here?
Lastly, the reviews state that the 8600K was overclocked to 5.1GHz. While this is great, the CPU got up to temps of 92 degrees C. Still. Perhaps Intel learned from their critics regarding TIM. October 5th will be an interesting day, guys.
Regular reviews are out.
Many reviews at this link: http://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/01/03/intel_core_i77700k_kaby_lake_processor_review_roundup
Here's another they missed: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10959/intel-launches-7th-generation-kaby-lake-i7-7700k-i5-7600k-i3-7350k
It looks like the bottom line is that Kaby Lake's high end CPUs give the same performance as their predecessor (Skylake), but perhaps overclock a little better. A few other features that probably won't matter to many people.
However the i3-7350K (an unlocked i3) is the real surprise for the mid-range or value segment. Cheap and overclockable. Probably a great CPU for the gamer on a budget. I didn't see this one coming and most everyone that can't spring for the i5-7600k should be buying this instead.