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I was thinking about purchasing a 6700k for extreme gaming and streaming hd movies at the same time. With a 3770k I noticed hiccups here and there while gaming at 1440p/max settings in demanding title while streaming HD movies to my Chromecast. The 6700k is faster obviously but it still only has 4 cores. Would a 6800k be more ideal? I can get one that runs @4.4Ghz for $470 over @siliconlottery.

Also, which motherboard/socket would give me better upgrade options in the future? Be nice to be able to stay with the same motherboard for 3+ years.

Last of all, if I purchase a z170 motherboard, will a Kaby Lake 7700k still feature 24 pci-e lanes or 20 since that's what the 6700k is limited to. For example, I remember going from a 2600k which featured pci-e 2.0 to a 3770k which features pci-e 3.0. I used the same motherboard in the process.
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 6/23/16 at 10:28pm
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What games are you playing?
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What games are you playing?
Witcher 3, GTA V, Doom, Battlefield, Assassins Creed, Far Cry Primal.
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The 6700k will produce more fps in gaming than the 6800k due to being single thread optimized. Now with the 6700K you are limited to 4 cores. The question becomes are the games you are playing optimized to use all 4 cores? Most are not so buying a 6800k will not benefit you. With that said if/when you do run multithreaded CPU games are you maxing out any individual core? If not then the 6800k will not benefit you. With that said if you don't mind losing a couple fps and the increased cost for the added benefit of peace of mind then I would say get the 6800k since it is possible that multi threaded games will become more popular in the future. It's still a tough choice but for the price/performance I would stick with the 6700k
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I dont see your GPU in your sig, what do you have?

Anyway, remember that a 6700k can use QuickSync to stream video with almost 0% CPU usage in applications that support it, but the 6800k can't. Your 3770k can do it too, but the encoding block on it isn't as good.
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I dont see your GPU in your sig, what do you have?

Anyway, remember that a 6700k can use QuickSync to stream video with almost 0% CPU usage in applications that support it, but the 6800k can't. Your 3770k can do it too, but the encoding block on it isn't as good.
If I get the 6700k then I'll have money left for a GTX 1080. If I go 6800k then I'll go Crossfire RX 480's. Either way I plan on upgrading to a 1080 Ti or AMD Vega in a couple of months.
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I dont see your GPU in your sig, what do you have?

Anyway, remember that a 6700k can use QuickSync to stream video with almost 0% CPU usage in applications that support it, but the 6800k can't. Your 3770k can do it too, but the encoding block on it isn't as good.
If I get the 6700k then I'll have money left for a GTX 1080. If I go 6800k then I'll go Crossfire RX 480's. Either way I plan on upgrading to a 1080 Ti or AMD Vega in a couple of months.

The 1080/480 have better video encoding blocks in them anyway, but Intel QuickSync support is more common. What do you use to stream to the Chromecast?
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If that's the case I feel you will be much happier with your purchase of the 6700k. More performance in the end and honestly with my experience running a plex sever with a couple clients using it and gaming simultaneously I have not yet noticed any issues at all. Well outside of lag introduced to FPS games but that's the fault of my internet not CPU.
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6700K + a secondary crap PC with a passthrough recording card which will record, compress, store, stream, what ever is needed without hampering your main machine performance or latency.
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The 1080/480 have better video encoding blocks in them anyway, but Intel QuickSync support is more common. What do you use to stream to the Chromecast?
I mostly use Chrome to stream to my HDTV while I game.
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