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So true. Yeah I'll get the 6700k only $90 difference

i7 all the way. Those 8 threads are coming in handy more and more in newer games.
     
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i saw some benchmarks that shows HT hinder performance in lots of games. Games don't really take advantage of HT, HT is not physical cores mind you.
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For me it would depend on how long I will keep the system. If you intend to use this system 5 years or longer with maybe a graphics card update as needed, I would go with the 6700k.
If you intend to upgrade every time Intel release a new socket I would go with the 6600k.
As for the Hyper 212 Evo, it looks to be sufficent for a modest overclock and the price is very reasonable so I would not hesitate to try it.
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i7 all the way. Those 8 threads are coming in handy more and more in newer games.

proof ?

Here's a nice thread: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/gaming-benchmarks-core-i7-6700k-hyperthreading-test.219417/
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Well that changes everything. I want to play black ops 3 but my i3 6100 stutters. I heard i7 works wonders for it
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Also is a hyper 212 EVO good enough for modest overclocking. Thanks!

The 212 EVO should be fine for modest overclocking, how good is going to depend on your chips silicon and the TIM application, so hope you get lucky. tongue.gif

Btw, do you already own the 212 EVO? Because if you don't there are quite a few better choices in that price range, the 212 EVO has become a bit outdated.
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The 212 EVO should be fine for modest overclocking, how good is going to depend on your chips silicon and the TIM application, so hope you get lucky. tongue.gif

Btw, do you already own the 212 EVO? Because if you don't there are quite a few better choices in that price range, the 212 EVO has become a bit outdated.
No not yet. What do you recommend
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No not yet. What do you recommend

Will you be buying it at micro center too, or is any store that ships in the US fine?
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i just had this same debate myself. I ended up spending the extra for the 6700k. I have been hearing about some companies starting to try and build games to utilize HT for I7s. For this reason i went ahead a got the 6700k that way, when a game comes out that can use the HT, i will be ready for it. And this gives the ability to keep that proc for a fairly long time. I also went for the kraken x61 AIO cooler. YOu know...because overclocking is a dream and i can push it without having to worry as much. Peace of mind, to me, is worth every penny.
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Will you be buying it at micro center too, or is any store that ships in the US fine?
Yes micro center
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