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I'm looking to switch from AMD to Intel and I have about $500 to $700 to work with. I just need to get the motherboard and processor since I have essentially everything I need, unless an upgrade to my 760 is needed but I don't think so. I haven't seen any benchmarks from the new Intel processors (6600k or 6700k) but I was looking at 4690k and realized I wasn't sure what to get ultimately. My current processor is amds 6 core 1055t which is now pretty old. Any help would be nice thanks in advance
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Well for about $400-450 you could go for a 4770k+ decent motherboard (and delid for the practical fun! ^^ ) the rest can be used for a more powerful GPU/SSD/RAM etc.
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Intel I7 4770k 4.5Ghz Asus Z97 P Gigabyte RX 480 4GB (580 BIOS) 16Gb (4x4Gb) @ 1600Mhz 
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Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post

Well for about $400-450 you could go for a 4770k+ decent motherboard (and delid for the practical fun! ^^ ) the rest can be used for a more powerful GPU/SSD/RAM etc.
But is it worth to get a 6600k over a 4770k or 4690k?
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go with 4790k and a decent z97 mobo, you'll get to keep the RAM and reduce the costs, you can use that money + what you get from the 760 to get a R9 290X (or a SSD since I can see you don't have one in your gaming rig). Frankly, the CPU switch will give you a nice boost but that GTX 760 is slow even for 1080p now. I bet you can squeeze a 4790k/z97 mobo + 290X in that $700 limit.
tbh whatever you get from the 4690k-4770k-4790k/6600k-6700k range will be a big improvement from your current CPU. I'd suggest 4790k over 6600k, will be a little cheaper (cause you'll keep the RAM and z97 mobos are less expensive than z170 ones), the gaming performance is almost identical but i7 would be faster in other stuff, like multi threaded applications because of its 8 logical cores.
Edited by Klocek001 - 10/21/15 at 11:43am
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Sorry I forgot to mention I have a Intel 240GB SSD (540) I can definitely get a new video card, but I really don't play demanding games right now since iv been so busy. I wanted to be able to stream that's part of reasoning to this
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