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LGA 1151 questions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was thinking of getting a i5 6600k to upgrade my old i5 3570k. The socket is LGA 1151 and overclockers.co,uk says the chip is good for Z170 chipsets. I was wondering if i was limited to Z170 or i could get a z270 (or better) board. Or is the z270 just  a performace upgrade and i can still use a Skylake processor

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z270 boards can take 6th or 7th gen


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6th gen CPUs will fit in both z170 and z270 (with a bios update for z270) motherboards.

 

However I don't recommend upgrading to a 6600k from a 3570k, buy a coffee lake (8th gen) CPU instead.


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the 3570k ro 6600k isn't much of a upgrade. I'd go 8400-8600k and a matching board. 


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I agree with @App4that, unless you're getting the CPU for a great deal, don't bother with the upgrade, or go for the 8th gen CPUs and a motherboard that lets you lock in the turbo speeds (if you grab the 8400). Have you considered Ryzen?

 

24 minutes ago, Rasbir Singh said:

6th gen CPUs will fit in both z170 and z270 (with a bios update for z270) motherboards.

 

However I don't recommend upgrading to a 6600k from a 3570k, buy a coffee lake (8th gen) CPU instead.

I'm pretty sure that since Z270 came out after the 6600k, you don't need to have a BIOS update to use it ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, App4that said:

the 3570k ro 6600k isn't much of a upgrade. I'd go 8400-8600k and a matching board. 

What board would you suggest then, something reasonably priced

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Is this a good board? Because I am considering it for a build but it seems to good to be true.


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