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[Newegg] i5 6600K ($285), i7 6700K ($402.54)

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[Newegg] i5 6600K ($285), i7 6700K ($402.54)

These are about the best prices I've seen on the unlocked Skylake chips. Not bad considering that people are trying to sell their grey-market 6700K Retail Edge chips for $400. I just picked up a 6600K at $299 last week... guess I shoulda held off a bit longer.
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Not bad for the 6700k. I paid $440 roughly 2 months ago. Highly recommend it to anyone.
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Damn nice, bought the 6700k last month for $419, definitely cheapest price. Now only if they could discount some of the high end z170 motherboards.
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nice i5 deal, never seen it drop below 300.

i7s are flooded second hand market with IRE and other stuff. got mine 350 all in a few weeks ago... id suggest that route.
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Not bad now to find really good price on a board to go with this.
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cfanalyst wrote: nice i5 deal, never seen it drop below 300.

i7s are flooded second hand market with IRE and other stuff. got mine 350 all in a few weeks ago... id suggest that route.
its been $295 for almost 3 days now at directcanada
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blazed16 wrote: Not bad now to find really good price on a board to go with this.
There are always sales on boards. I'm sure you'll have no probs finding a suitable board.
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NewEgg has been good lately. I picked up the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 last week and now the i7 6700k this week. Almost done my build!
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nice deal for i5 6600k. payed same price for 6500 ... will see if i can sell it and buy this.
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use promo code INTELI56600K and save another 10$ !
289$ for a 6600k . hot deal
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cfanalyst wrote: nice i5 deal, never seen it drop below 300.

i7s are flooded second hand market with IRE and other stuff. got mine 350 all in a few weeks ago... id suggest that route.
Looks like the $350's are gone. I snooze I lose.
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As someone who's been out the desktop game for years, is there a way to gage the performance strictly based on the chipset number? Eg 6700 means 6.7 ghz - not sure if it does but just asking
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TorontoVal wrote: As someone who's been out the desktop game for years, is there a way to gage the performance strictly based on the chipset number? Eg 6700 means 6.7 ghz - not sure if it does but just asking
Not really. Intel has done a lot to obfuscate what the model numbers mean. Basically, processor speeds in GHz have held pretty steady for the past 6 or 7 years, with a 1-10% (i.e. quite variable) generational improvement with each new series. Since this is the 6000 series, there have been 6 generations of Core i3, i5, i7 processors, so you're looking at around a 20-50% per clock/per core improvement since the end of the "Core 2" era.

A better approach might be to tell us what you're using the machine for, and someone can recommend the CPU for you.
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How does this compare to devil's canyon?
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lachdanan wrote: How does this compare to devil's canyon?
5 percent faster at the same clock speed. Sometimes they are equal and in some cases skylake can be significantly faster. Skylake also uses ddr4 which is better in the long run.
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Thinking of switching to Intel. Currently have AMD 8350 cpu. Should I go with i5 or i7?
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barmadrid wrote: Thinking of switching to Intel. Currently have AMD 8350 cpu. Should I go with i5 or i7?
i7 if you do a lot of video encoding. i5 otherwise. For gaming makes little or no difference between the two. You should asking whether i3 or i5 if you do limited or no encoding.
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I have an A8-3870k (overclocked to 3.5) and about 6 months ago, upgraded from a 7770 to an R9 270. I mostly play older steam games but I was able to play Rise of the Tomb Raider by adjusting some settings. Frankly, I'm not picky about FPS or other such considerations if the game plays smoothly. Should I bother upgrading the CPU/Mobo? I know that the limiting factor is invariably the video card but how can you tell when the CPU need to be upgraded?
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JustBob wrote: I have an A8-3870k (overclocked to 3.5) and about 6 months ago, upgraded from a 7770 to an R9 270. I mostly play older steam games but I was able to play Rise of the Tomb Raider by adjusting some settings. Frankly, I'm not picky about FPS or other such considerations if the game plays smoothly. Should I bother upgrading the CPU/Mobo? I know that the limiting factor is invariably the video card but how can you tell when the CPU need to be upgraded?
With that CPU, you're probably already close to bottle-necking the R9 270. If you do have the cash for a platform upgrade, an i5 6600K plus a value Z170 motherboard would give you enough power to let any modern GPU - up to GTX 1080 and beyond - stretch its legs. It would last you a good 5 years for even high end gaming.

16GB DDR4 - $79.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6820231937
Asus Motherboard - $129.99 AR http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6813132571
6600K - $284.99

So you'd be looking at around $495 plus tax for a full platform upgrade.
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