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Hey guys I decided to go with the 6700k.

I managed to get it for $270, which was $40 cheaper than the 7700k. I figured the 7700k was only on average 6-7% better.
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Hey guys I decided to go with the 6700k.

I managed to get it for $270, which was $40 cheaper than the 7700k. I figured the 7700k was only on average 6-7% better.

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Yeah for a difference of $40-$50 dollars thats another story.
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i went with a 7700k over a 6700k because the difference was only 20 bucks. but now im kind of feeling i should have just saved the 20 bucks. my 7700k cant really OC for crap(tops out at 4.7ghz @ 1.28v) and temps are high. plus i upgraded to an h115i which i wouldnt have if i had the 6700k. and it didnt help with the temps in the end anyway.
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I just swapped up to a i7-7700k. Using the exact same box and cooling with upgraded z270 MOBO of the same manufacturer, I'm finding the conventional wisdom to be true. Namely, that the 7700k is a hotter, slightly faster 6700k.

Idle CPU and board temps are up. CPU temps are ~+5C at idle [28C-30C] -> [33C-35C] and under moderate benchmarking, the temps are up 10C or more. wth.gif

I haven't yet met a single of my i7-6700k benchmarks, despite the Z270 being a better board. At the exact same MOBO settings, the 6700k delivered higher benchmarks and was much cooler. The 7700k does run well at 49.5 GHZ and is more stable @5GHZ, but at this speed, heat is the primary concern. I'll have to take a harder look into mobo optimization to get me back to 6700k performance.

The i7-6700k is clearly the better deal for those without large cooling reserves.
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Well I have some NH-1.

Most people still recommend AS5. What's better? MX-4?

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MX-4 and NH-1 for sure.
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I just swapped up to a i7-7700k. Using the exact same box and cooling with upgraded z270 MOBO of the same manufacturer, I'm finding the conventional wisdom to be true. Namely, that the 7700k is a hotter, slightly faster 6700k.

Idle CPU and board temps are up. CPU temps are ~+5C at idle [28C-30C] -> [33C-35C] and under moderate benchmarking, the temps are up 10C or more. wth.gif

I haven't yet met a single of my i7-6700k benchmarks, despite the Z270 being a better board. At the exact same MOBO settings, the 6700k delivered higher benchmarks and was much cooler. The 7700k does run well at 49.5 GHZ and is more stable @5GHZ, but at this speed, heat is the primary concern. I'll have to take a harder look into mobo optimization to get me back to 6700k performance.

The i7-6700k is clearly the better deal for those without large cooling reserves.
uh, 49.5ghz? holy hell, batman!
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uh, 49.5ghz? holy hell, batman!

Uh.. no. You know what I meant... blushsmiley.gif. "4.95GHz"
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Uh.. no. You know what I meant... blushsmiley.gif. "4.95GHz"
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