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i7 4790K or i5 7600K? Help me choose

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1 minute ago, SGM said:

Now the question is: should I sell it or should I buy some DDR4 RAM and replace my old system with it?

I would only consider it a good upgrade if you got an i7 7700k (or 6700k). Otherwise, you're better off with good old haswell, since four cores get choked a lot lately in new titles.

 

2 minutes ago, SGM said:

I'd possibly need a new CPU cooler too if my H100i isn't compatible with LGA 1151 (haven't checked).

LGA 1150 and 1151 have identical mounting.

 

2 minutes ago, SGM said:

8 cores total as opposed to the 7600K's 4.

Not quite. a hyperthread =/= a core, it's not nearly as good.

After helping my friend upgrade his computer he graciously gave me his old CPU (i5 7600K) and motherboard (Asus Maximus Hero IX) minus the RAM. I currently have a 4790K, which might be getting a bit old now, it's still great for gaming and general multitasking. 

Now the question is: should I sell it or should I buy some DDR4 RAM and replace my old system with it?

I'd possibly need a new CPU cooler too if my H100i isn't compatible with LGA 1151 (haven't checked).
My 4790K has hyperthreading so 8 cores total as opposed to the 7600K's 4.
The 7600K is newer and presumably more power efficient, won't run as hot, etc.

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1 minute ago, SGM said:

Now the question is: should I sell it or should I buy some DDR4 RAM and replace my old system with it?

I would only consider it a good upgrade if you got an i7 7700k (or 6700k). Otherwise, you're better off with good old haswell, since four cores get choked a lot lately in new titles.

 

2 minutes ago, SGM said:

I'd possibly need a new CPU cooler too if my H100i isn't compatible with LGA 1151 (haven't checked).

LGA 1150 and 1151 have identical mounting.

 

2 minutes ago, SGM said:

8 cores total as opposed to the 7600K's 4.

Not quite. a hyperthread =/= a core, it's not nearly as good.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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2 minutes ago, SGM said:

After helping my friend upgrade his computer he graciously gave me his old CPU (i5 7600K) and motherboard (Asus Maximus Hero IX) minus the RAM. I currently have a 4790K, which might be getting a bit old now, it's still great for gaming and general multitasking. 

Now the question is: should I sell it or should I buy some DDR4 RAM and replace my old system with it?

I'd possibly need a new CPU cooler too if my H100i isn't compatible with LGA 1151 (haven't checked).
My 4790K has hyperthreading so 8 cores total as opposed to the 7600K's 4.
The 7600K is newer and presumably more power efficient, won't run as hot, etc.

Go with the i5

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1 minute ago, DirtyKeyboard said:

Go with the i5

my 4790k absolutely stomped my brother's skylake i5 in all games, so hopefully you could elaborate as to why.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

my 4790k absolutely stomped my brother's skylake i5 in all games, so hopefully you could elaborate as to why.

I was just thinking since it's newer and 4th gen is pretty damn old I just assumed, I guess I was wrong.

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3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

I would only consider it a good upgrade if you got an i7 7700k (or 6700k). Otherwise, you're better off with good old haswell, since four cores get choked a lot lately in new titles.

 

LGA 1150 and 1151 have identical mounting.

 

Not quite. a hyperthread =/= a core, it's not nearly as good.

Yeah, I was thinking that more cores would be better, good to know that they have the same mounting though. And yeah I know the other 4 are 'logical' cores and not quite as good as an extra 4 physical cores, I just said it for simplification reasons. 

Thanks for the reply!

The only time incorrectly is spelled incorrectly is when it is spelled incorrectly.

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I'll put my vote in for the 4790K. Haswell really is still quite relevant, even though people like to think CPUs have aged so much. No... they've just gotten more cores.

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Just now, DirtyKeyboard said:

I was just thinking since it's newer and 4th gen is pretty damn old I just assumed, I guess I was wrong.

Not really "damn old", only 2 generations back (we don't count broadwell).

That being said, OP has the 4790k at 4.4GHz on a Z97 board, so it could definitely be pushed higher to max performance, given the H100i and all.

1 minute ago, SGM said:

Yeah, I was thinking that more cores would be better, good to know that they have the same mounting though. And yeah I know the other 4 are 'logical' cores and not quite as good as an extra 4 physical cores, I just said it for simplification reasons. 

Thanks for the reply!

That maximus board is really top tier, so if you sold the 7600k and grabbed an LGA 1151 i7, you could get a serious overclock, especially with your double rad.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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i havent encountered any games that max out my 4790k. My good ol haswell still got plenty of room left to stretch its legs. Great cpu, im only upgrading from mine because im bored and feel like doing a new build ;) Not even sure if im gonna sell mine, or turn it into an overkill htpc machine

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12 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

we don't count broadwell

RIP an entire generation (and the hype of a die shrink (still waiting on that 10nm Intel... (4 years later)))

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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