On your earlier questions about the Temps of the CPU under load when rendering a video, I just uploaded two new pictures which show the temps during an active render, and they stay pretty well within reasonable ranges, with the highest like I previously said were in the mid 60C.
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My current Motherboard supports anything from single Channel to quad, Quad is by no means a requirement, though there are, albeit minor (for everyday usage), improvements from dual to quad channel mostly in the speed department.
As far as I am currently aware no current 2011-3 mobos require you to operate in quad channel.
i would strongly recommend some of the Tech YouTubers, such as JayzTwoCents, Linus Tech Tips and a few others, who cover so much more than I probably ever could on some of the 2011-3, something I wish I could do, more Tech on my Channel
quad Channel is by no means a requirement, the same as dual channel, you can very easily just run in quad or dual, heck even single channel.
I would recommend the 5930 at this time if you are doing a lot of content creation, since you are okay with the higher price point of the 2011v3 socket and DDR4 memory kits which thankfully the memory kits prices have actually dropped rather nicely.
And as you pointed out Intel has announced at least another extreme edition 2011v3 compatible CPU, so the future compatibility is very good with this socket.
5930k can definitely handle itself on the gaming side of things particularly now that devs are coding for multithreaded processes, as long as it is paired with a good graphics card, here I would recommend going with at least a r9 380x or gtx 970, to start with.
Temps wise, the difference between over clocking and stock when rendering was 10 to 20c difference, for exams I would see something like 70 degrees Celsius with an over clock and 60 degrees c while stock speeds, while idle whether over clocked I see about 49 and stock I see around 35 on the cores, my package temps typically read about ten degrees above the cores, but delidding might change that(frankly I'm too worried about breaking a 500$ CPU to try though).
Gaming improvements have been negligible for me personally, I might have only seen any where from 1 to 5 FPS improvement when overclocking, but then the most demanding game I was playing until recently was battlefield 4 which I generally can run at 1080p high to ultra with 60fps.
However going to the game I've been playing the most lately ARK: Survival Evolved I have seen some slightly better improvements, but it is decidedly hard to tell as that game is still in early access and improvements could be from updates to the game and less due to overclocking.
Summing things up I would say you should be okay to run with a 212evo in the short term(about a year of so) but then upgrade you cooler shortly afterwards, so that you can at least get a bit more life if not better OC out of the CPU.
This was my first build for myself, I've built really good systems for other people before, but this was my first swing at and Intel extreme platform, for my self, so I completely understand your hesitation in picking out parts.
Your welcome for the help, I really hope everything I said helps you out, my friends tell me I need to quit writing so long of response but I believe in people getting as much information as possible.
Let me know how you make out and link your build when your done with it, I'm curious to know and see how it turns out.
It really depends on what your doing, Mine was getting pretty hot, like mid 80c, when I was doing something like really super cpu intensive (like stablity test), though honestly even rendering videos, it was hovering about 70c, my biggest recommendation is get more fans, the ones that come with the R5 are okay for a while, but with just those three (case fans and the cpu fan) things can get a bit loud and the temps get a bit high. I recommend switching out the case fans, with something with a bit better performance, and then add another fan to the 212.
The other thing is to remember more intake fans than exhaust fans. I suggest two up front intake, one in rear exhausting, and don't use the R5's fan controller it won't do anything truly beneficial.
I have had to turn back the over clock for the time being but it wasn't a heat issue, but rather a power supply issue, my R9 380 is using far more voltage than i had anticipated, and has caused some system hangs when I do any overclocking.
edit: I forgot to mention that the 5930k was stable with the 212 evo at a 4.0 oc, It was the graphics care pulling too much wattage that forced me to pull back on the overclock, though I do frequently switch between stock and 4.0 for different things, stock for gaming and 4.0 for video rendering, oddly no hanging when oc'ed and rendering videos.
When I originally built it, I had to have the Pc sitting on a carpeted floor, as such I couldn't afford the risk of the PSU being choked out by think carpeting and decided to pull air from the main chamber of the case.
Since that time, I have gotten a much larger desk and made a few changes to the system, including rotating the PSU to intake from the exterior of the case.
My recommendation is that if you have your system on your desk or somewhere that the intake will not be blocked,set the PSU intake from the outside, if you have to put it on to the floor I would recommend placing it so you intake from inside the case.
Truth is if you are takeing air from the inside, or on some Power Supplies exhausting air into the case then you are heating up components more, and could potentially lower the life span of one or more components.
Good luck on your build.
The only new storage device in this build is actually the Transcend SSD, my reason for going with that particular brand and model were really simple. The biggest is the price point that it came in at, which was in the sub 100$ range. The other reason was I was taking a gamble on a company that I hear very little about and, frankly I am not disappointed with their speeds getting close to their actual listed 500 seq Read and 350 Seq Write, the Write is a little bit lower than their listed my the listed it actually for their 500gb model. Used mostly as just my OS drive and a couple of programs that actually benefit from the extra speed, I generally boot without fast boot on in around ten seconds.
The other HHDs are ones from my preivious system, or ones I had other wise taking up space and wanted to use for some basic media storage.
In my looking around the Bios I didn't find any kind of simplified XMP option, however there could also just be something about my configuration that just doesn't allow for that to be available to me, I am realitivly new to the UEFI Bios, as my last system still used the older legacy bios, So it could be something I'm missing, as Ive realistically only had about a month to really tweak things the way they are now even.
I suspect it could possibly be a driver though honestly I hope not and it is just a faulty card, it would be a shame for a good card to be hamstrung by a bad driver. All the same it still handles even games like GTA5 on high at a relatively steady 60fps, so yeah I should get at least a good year out of this card even if it is faulty.
On the note of it not being enough amps on the card my power supply has a sustained of 36amps, and XFX themselves have been telling customers that while yes AMD recommends 750w, the cards can really even run on a 500w psu, i am assuming that is however on a CPU that requires just a little less power than the Haswell x99 platform, but as I told racsorrac above my psu isn't even getting close to max draw.
I think I may have just gotten very lucky on the CPU with very good binning like I said I can push this to 4.2 on air and only top off at about 80c when under load for over ten hours, but choose to pull back to 4.0 just to be on the safe side; but bad luck on the GPU.
My PSU was a possible thought as well, however I am not even using close to a full draw even when under extreme load, I believe it is either just AMD's drivers, which are the stable drivers not beta, or it could just be a faulty card. It really seems to do it to only my 21" dvi linked monitor, my little hdmi tv I have set as a "second monitor" works fine.
I may go with either an AMD or Nvidia graphics card and Crossfire or Sli, the other option for me is just to run a single high end card such as the titan or the fury line, however that wont be being done till next year when I see team red and green's lineup and figure out which direction I want to go in at that time.
I guess I should have stated in the description that I have actually already done just that., the pictures above were the ones I took just after finishing the actual build and tidying up the wires, I have since moved the drives down and removed the top cage, however I do have plans to add additional drives and will have to replace,that cage again as I need the extra storage for content creation.
Thanks I appreciate the input.
One of these night I will have to take new pictures, I just have terrible lighting for doing so.
The Graphics Card is a hold over till next year when I can get a better set of graphics cards as I will more than likely run a SLI or Cross Fire configuration, I chose to go with a CPU that would be more than powerful enough to last me upwards of the next five to six years with only minimal upgrades to the rest of the build, as I intend to use this system as mostly a rendering machine and only a small bit of gaming I wanted to use a more powerful CPU than the original Haswell CPUs, this also allowed me to break into the DDR4 memory kits and the benefits that came with that.
So yes I did skip on the GPU however I have intentions of stepping up that area of the build in due time.
Also I am only running a 1080p 60Hrz tn panel so for the time being a card capable of running 1080p at high to ultra settings is plenty enough to get the job done as the next step up in the line on Nvidia's side is still almost 100$ more than this card.
Thanks for asking though. Bruh.