i7 4790K vs i7 5820K vs i7 6700K? What would be your pick?

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    Keeping factors like performance in different tasks, price, features, availability in mind, which one would you choose? and why exactly?
     
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    Depends on whether or not you plan on using integrated graphics and/or DDR4 memory. If you don't plan on using either, then definitely the 5820K for price/features, or 4790K for price (I have the 4690K and it is actually pretty superb in it's own right, and the i7 is capable of better clock speeds and has double the cores if I remember correctly)
     
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    Newest is always best, but realistically, single-thread performance hasn't increased significantly for a number of years now, so in that respect all the processors you have listed are likely very close in performance (too lazy to Google the benchmarks, but fairly certain of the results anyway).

    As Insanity stated, the iGPU performance has increased significantly since 4th gen, but it is still easy to outclass even with an entry-level GPU.

    Choose your budget, then choose your chip.
     
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    I forgot
    As mentioned, it just depends on the budget of the build you're going for, what you're gonna use it for etc.

    Personally, I would choose the 4790k, but only if I was forced to choose between those 3 specific CPUs. Since I never dick around with video editing/3D modeling etc etc and only game on my PC, there's virtually 0 benefit to choosing an i7 over an i5 gaming wise. The benchmarks for games are incredibly insignificant compared to the price difference. For example, I plan on upgrading my own rig from an i5 3470 to an i5 6600 (maybe K, but the differences in performance isn't nearly worth the $50 price difference or whatever) at some point in time in the future whenever I have extra money to burn.

    Skylake also, currently anyways, offers little performance increase compared to something like the 4970K (CPU-wise, anyways), so spending the extra money for the motherboard and DD4 also seems useless ATM.
     
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    depends on application uses, and budget like many have said

    will you be using the igp or using a separate gfx card?
     
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    Honestly unless you do 4K video editing the best you could need is a Devil's Canyon
     
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    I'm just checking out other people's opinions.

    In my opinion, improvement in iGFX doesn't really matter cause if you get a cpu so bad-ass, you ought to get a graphics to do it justice.
     
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    I picked the 5820k simply because newegg sent me a free x99 motherboard for review
    I do minor video editing and cad work but really not pushing this cpu anywhere near its top performance, the future proofing is nice though

    if I didn't get the free board maybe I would consider an i5 4XXX series instead
     
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    lucky you :P
     
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