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As posted my i7 930 has lasted for a while at 3.8Ghz 1.4vcore (max clock on water).

When this CPU dies (soon), what would be good option for just gaming.

I can afford a 6700k however looking for a recommendation.

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post #2 of 12
No one knows for sure. Better think about it when it dies wink.gif

But if it were really to die soon,wich i think its unlikely,at best it will degrade and you will have to lower the overclock,maybe you will see the new Intel CPU's.
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Just for gaming? i5-6600k.
Just for fun? i7-6700k biggrin.gif
I think the Z170X gaming 5 offers a great value. I heard the Asus PRO was a good choice too. Really depends what your budget is. Asus hero is an excellent board from what I've read.
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Get the i7 for gaming. I've seen games that will ping my 4790k to *100%. If you can afford the i7, get it.

*warhammer: end times - vermintide maxed out very high CPU usage. More then any other game I've played. 90%+ in most cases.
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If it has survived all this time, i bet you have at least a good 1-2 years more of use for it. Only sure signal a CPU is dying is when it cannot hold the OC you have set to it.

Cheapest upgrade for when it dies would be a 1366 hexacore. Most are well under $100 (my X5650 was $80) and you won't have to upgrade anything else. Plus they still beat the snot or at least tie up with the newest "mainstream" CPUs (anything socket 115x).

If upgrade is what you want, go anything from Ivy-bridge and up for socket 115x if you want to use less power, or just jump into X79 or X99 for a true, long-lasting upgrade.
   
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It's not so much budget as it is efficiency.

I'm leaning more towards the 6600k with a mild overclock. The whole set-up seems to be more cost effective. Unless the 6700k drops down to 350.00 in immediate future.

I don't think I want to water-cool anymore.
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post #7 of 12
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If it has survived all this time, i bet you have at least a good 1-2 years more of use for it. Only sure signal a CPU is dying is when it cannot hold the OC you have set to it.

Cheapest upgrade for when it dies would be a 1366 hexacore. Most are well under $100 (my X5650 was $80) and you won't have to upgrade anything else. Plus they still beat the snot or at least tie up with the newest "mainstream" CPUs (anything socket 115x).

If upgrade is what you want, go anything from Ivy-bridge and up for socket 115x if you want to use less power, or just jump into X79 or X99 for a true, long-lasting upgrade.

It's more a suspected MB.

Every 10 or so boots hangs up and requires a reset.
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post #8 of 12
That's a more likely component to fail, with all the extra stress (and less cooling) it is forced to handle, especially under OC.

Frankly, i don't see much benefit in updating past socket 1366. Most other upgrades are not as significant in actual noticeable performance increase (SATA III, PCI-E 3.0) or can be added to the lots of PCI-E lanes the platform supports (USB 3.0). Also, most of the newest instructions are not as useful for gaming as none of the developers actually use them. Most differences in performance come from slight tweaks in the architecture, and base clock speeds (which can be rendered null with OCing).

Any true upgrade to X58 has to be in their "big socket" counterparts, such as X79 or X99. I had an i7-4770K mildly OC'd to 4.2 GHz, and against my X5650 @ 4.2 GHz, it did not fare noticeably faster. The only area where 115x CPUs are better are in power consumption (and yet again, there are hexa-cores with 95w).

Haswell has shown itself to be a very nice performer. Personally, next year's upgrade would be from X58 to Haswell-E, as DDR4 is now more common (and cheap), and Haswell architecture has really been tested in the mainstream sector. X79 was a bit of a sidegrade coming from a hexacore with a nice OC.
   
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post #9 of 12
Doubt that i7 930 is going any were just yet wink.gif
Mines been overclocked to 4.3Ghz since just after Bloomfield launch, solid, no issues here but its been kept cool all that time under water.

Skylake looks ok if you just wanted to upgrade now though. Im just gona grab an X5670 off eBay in few weeks and run it high as i can until my mobo pops (5 years old) then upgrade
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

That's a more likely component to fail, with all the extra stress (and less cooling) it is forced to handle, especially under OC.

Frankly, i don't see much benefit in updating past socket 1366. Most other upgrades are not as significant in actual noticeable performance increase (SATA III, PCI-E 3.0) or can be added to the lots of PCI-E lanes the platform supports (USB 3.0). Also, most of the newest instructions are not as useful for gaming as none of the developers actually use them. Most differences in performance come from slight tweaks in the architecture, and base clock speeds (which can be rendered null with OCing).

Any true upgrade to X58 has to be in their "big socket" counterparts, such as X79 or X99. I had an i7-4770K mildly OC'd to 4.2 GHz, and against my X5650 @ 4.2 GHz, it did not fare noticeably faster. The only area where 115x CPUs are better are in power consumption (and yet again, there are hexa-cores with 95w).

Haswell has shown itself to be a very nice performer. Personally, next year's upgrade would be from X58 to Haswell-E, as DDR4 is now more common (and cheap), and Haswell architecture has really been tested in the mainstream sector. X79 was a bit of a sidegrade coming from a hexacore with a nice OC.

When you say "true" upgrade, what do you really refer to? I've considered pretty much every upgrade path and even used LGA2011 comes at what you would pay for lga1151 new. For gaming you don't need more than a 4 core. There might be a few exception where you run out of cpu power there and there but it's quite rare. Not a lot of gamer have last year hardware, you don't need a hexacore to run games. If you are using only 1-2 GPU, I really don't see why anybody would need LGA2011 for gaming. Save the money on better GPU, that's what matter.
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