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Question!

I currently have a i3570k, 16gb of ram and a 970. I'm eyeing the new Skylake stuff. I wanna get a i5-6600, a H170 and 16gb of DDR4 ram.

The thing is I know gains in games will be a few frames but how much better will the computer be in Virtualization? I ran alot of data processing in Vmware using Ubuntu to do my work. I want something alittle faster so how much better would a skylake be over my ivy bridge?


Will the upgrade to newer cpu and ram be worth it for data processing and will it also be worth it for games. I have a upgrade itch and maybe a SSD for the Virtual machines be better overall
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post #2 of 12
EDIT: Didn't see you had multiple monitors. tongue.gif

In that case, you'd be better off buying a 980 Ti or something.
Edited by Murlocke - 9/23/15 at 9:34pm
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post #3 of 12
Don't do it. Huge huge side-grade. If that, considering you're going from Z77 to H170.
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Originally Posted by dubldwn View Post

Don't do it. Huge huge side-grade. If that, considering you're going from Z77 to H170.
Overclocking was fun but I honeslty not even sure I wanna do it again. How is it a Side Upgrade?
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post #5 of 12
You'd be better off buying a used 3770K and then upgrading your GPU.

The 6600K is roughly on par with a i7-2600K clock for clock in multi-threaded.


EDIT: In fact an i5-6600 non-K would probably be a downgrade or sidegrade at best to your 3570K @ 4.3 since you don't wanna overclock again.
Edited by iinversion - 9/23/15 at 10:28pm
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post #6 of 12
I have to think that going to an i7 (Ivy Bridge or Skylake) would be more beneficial for Virtualization than DDR3 -> DDR4 and three generations of incremental IPC improvements.
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post #7 of 12
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Ok... What if I get the K version and a Z170 and overclock the I5. Would it be better or is my best bet to upgrade to a i7?
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I went from 2600k to 6700k. Very happy with it. Both clocked 4.7ghz. I gained some nice FPS improvements in general in games plus it Z170 platform comes with M.2 slot built in if you want to get the new samsung NVME drive.
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Realistically you could just get an 980Ti for your CPU and you'd be fine. I have 3770K and love it. I just got the upgrade itch and I had the money to build a Z170A 1151 rig. So I went all out on this build for the most part. It's up to the person if they want to upgrade or not. I'd go Skylake if I was you, it would be a nice upgrade from the 3570K. It's a matter of opinion. I don't get influenced by other peoples opinions if I should do this or do that. Do what you want? Remember it's your money and your rig. If you have the bank to do it then just do it. Go for it. Here's a great video for you to watch and see the difference between several i7's from the past compared to this generations Intel CPU's. Good luck either way man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDo-j00vUtw
Edited by wickedout - 9/23/15 at 10:51pm
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post #10 of 12
I would not personally get a 980ti, if you have the luxery of waiting then wait for Pascal. You have a 970? Upping that to a 980ti this late in the release cycle would be crazy.

If anything find another 970 to sli (maybe 2nd hand) and keep you going.
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