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i5-4960K vs i5-6600

I'm planing to build a new system and i want to know what CPU should i use since both are at the same price (in my country)

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4690K. Baseclock overclocking on non-K sku Skylake CPU' s can be finicky.

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If they are the same price then definitely get the 6600, why wouldn't you? Although you will pay a more on the motherboard. 

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4690k. It is overclock able, so you can get more performance out of it. 4690k is Haswell, but i5-6600 is Skylake, which is newer. I would get 4690k.

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I'd go for the Skylake.

 

Bit of future proofing. Faster DDR4.

 

You can OC with some Asus Z170 or all AsRock Z170 boards via BCLK.

 

But 4690K is great still!

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I was thinking in going for an Asus Z170-A if i got the 6600 or an Asus Z97 PRO GAMER for the 4690K

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If they are the same price then definitely get the 6600, why wouldn't you? Although you will pay a more on the motherboard. 

because a 6600 can't be overclocked?

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because a 6600 can't be overclocked?

Nah. Z170 uses a separate clock generator for the CPUs base.

 

It's overclockable on ASRock motherboards and more vendors are opening their doors.

 

This is quite an early one from a SuperMicro board that let you do it (leading to the discovery as such- it was already known a separate clock generator was used it just wasn't configurable at launch).

 

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Nah. Z170 uses a separate clock generator for the CPUs base.

 

It's overclockable on ASRock motherboards and more vendors are opening their doors.

 

This is quite an early one from a SuperMicro board that let you do it (leading to the discovery as such- it was already known a separate clock generator was used it just wasn't configurable at launch).

 

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Oh wow I did not know that, interesting.

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and here i am to say the xeon e3 1231 v3 would be the best bang for buck, since it is an i7 without the iGPU

so i would prefer have the hyperthreading than the overclock option

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4690k and have proper overclocking !!!

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get the 4690k

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bclk overclocking still is tied to memory... so you oc blck and memory gets oc'ed as well..

i would take the 4690k so you can do proper overclocking

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bclk overclocking still is tied to memory... so you oc blck and memory gets oc'ed as well..

i would take the 4690k so you can do proper overclocking

run a divider. it's ddr4 you have lots of options

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4690k and have proper overclocking !!!

bclk overclocking is proper overclocking. Multiplier overclocking is just for noobs and require much less skill. Also op should go with the i5,6400 as that is cheaper and will overclock just as well.

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bclk overclocking is proper overclocking. Multiplier overclocking is just for noobs and require much less skill.

Yeah, using BCLK to OC cpu is great! Reminds me old core 2 duo/quad days.

With bclk oc, your overall system gets oc'ed. With multiplier oc only your cpu gets oc'ed.

Basically go with skylake. It's newer.

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If you CAN you afford a z170 + DDR4 + i5 6400 / 6500, then don't even think about the 4690k, go straight to Skylake. Now that we can OC locked CPUs, Haswell K cpus are pretty much dead, given the small price difference.

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