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An i7-6700K isn't going to age any differently than an i5-6600K. Suggesting such is like saying the i5-3570K has aged worse than the i7-3770K. You also don't need to upgrade your CPU cooler. It's perfectly adequate for your needs. If that's the reason holding you back from purchasing the i7, you might as well just get the i7.

If you want to argue semantics, sure, an i5 and an i7 will "age" (degrade) the same.

However, several years from now, the i7 will still be performing well in then-modern workloads, while the i5 will not. Having a higher clock rate, larger cache, and hyperthreading will make a substantially difference when Skylake is no longer the latest and greatest chip on the market.

If analogies are your thing, as they seem to be based on your quote, you can look at the 6600k vs the 6700k the same way you could look at an i5 750 vs an i7 920. At launch there was little difference between the two chips in normal workloads, and the 920 only showed appreciable gains in the most heavyweight tasks. Today the 920 is still a capable chip for everyday use, and dabbling in heavier workloads on a budget. The 750 on the other hand is in a poor state that really isn't good for anything.

No one other than disaster victims and extreme benchmarkers use a chip until it physically dies. Everyone else discards them with years of functional life still on them, because they are simply no longer cost effective for the tasks being performed and the expectations being demanded. In that respect, an i7 will have a significantly longer useful lifespan.
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It would be silly to compare two processors on different chipsets. I'm at least comparing one mainstream processor against another, not a mainstream processor against an enthusiast processor. Your example would have been better if you use an i7-860. It also does nothing to dismantle my argument. If cost is a factor, there's nothing wrong with going with the i5-6600K. If you want a minor upgrade in a year or two, you could get a Kaby Lake i7. Insinuating the i7-6700K will have a "significantly longer useful lifespan" than the i5-6600K is just silly. People are still using the i5-2500K and might just now be looking to upgrade five and a half years later. An i5-6600K will last four or five years. Easily.
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Looks like I'll be getting the i7 and some better PSU then.

Do you think, I can overclock the 6700k with my current cooler ( Xigmatek S1283 ) ?
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Looks like I'll be getting the i7 and some better PSU then.

Do you think, I can overclock the 6700k with my current cooler ( Xigmatek S1283 ) ?

Moderate overclock should be no problem. Skylake runs cool.
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An i7-6700K isn't going to age any differently than an i5-6600K.

I disagree. It's 20-30% faster in well threaded scenarios and that extra performance will matter.
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Suggesting such is like saying the i5-3570K has aged worse than the i7-3770K.

Plenty of things I can comfortably do on a 3770K that I cannot do on a 3570K.
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oops you're right)) I need make changes, thank you very much smile.gif
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i5 and take that extra ca$h and put it into a new 480!!!
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Dx12 is upon us, get the i7 and faster ram
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Asrock OCF if you want higher clocks and/or lower voltage
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Dx12 is upon us, get the i7 and faster ram

why faster ram for dx12?
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