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I'm looking to build a new PC, and it's been years since I've been involved with this. The 8800GTX was the beast when I did this!

Currently looking at CPU's, however I can't figure out if I'm best to go for something like a 4th gen i5 (4690K) or to go for a 5th or 6th gen i5.

I'd mainly be using this PC for gaming, streaming and video editing. Can anyone advise on the best way to go here? I'd like it to be somewhat "future proof"
    
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I'm looking to build a new PC, and it's been years since I've been involved with this. The 8800GTX was the beast when I did this!

Currently looking at CPU's, however I can't figure out if I'm best to go for something like a 4th gen i5 (4690K) or to go for a 5th or 6th gen i5.

I'd mainly be using this PC for gaming, streaming and video editing. Can anyone advise on the best way to go here? I'd like it to be somewhat "future proof"

If you want future proof plus video edit don't look at i5, you will need at least i7 and i suggest to look at x99 platform (i7 5820k).
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You didn't tell us what your budget is, choose the 6th generation.
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Considering you put the "future proof" between quotation marks, I probably won't have to tell you there's not really such a thing.

That being said, I'd definitely be looking at either Skylake (Z170) or Haswell-E (X99), because of new technologies such as DDR4 thumb.gif
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If you want future proof plus video edit don't look at i5, you will need at least i7 and i suggest to look at x99 platform (i7 5820k).

I should add that I currently have a MBPr (2.3Ghz i7 Late 2013) model which handles video editing just fine. Obviously I could just use that for editing if needed, but I'm not sure if it'd be any better than say the 4690k or the 6600k
    
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I should add that I currently have a MBPr (2.3Ghz i7 Late 2013) model which handles video editing just fine. Obviously I could just use that for editing if needed, but I'm not sure if it'd be any better than say the 4690k or the 6600k

If then its only for gaming go with 6600k (4690k is old now ), also don't bother with 6700k (pricey for quad core) if you want i7 go with 5820k (6 core).
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If you're budget restricted, you could always go x99 for now and get a cheap chip off eBay. There are some 4 core processors that go for dirt cheap, which are like x99 locked i5's.

Or invest right away in a 5820k.for the price of a 6700k and 5820k,youte definitely better off with haswell-e. (I wish I would've followed my own advice)
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