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Afrodude985
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Sep 26, 2016
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Gotta say I just built a computer for a friend with i7-6700k and that CPU kicks major butt. The i5's are nice but they can't hyperthread like the i7's do and you can see a major jump in performance with the i7's. At least I did in my experience. The i7's are a little more future proof is all, but I run an older i5-3570k and I love it. It's all about what you can afford really. With a good graphics card you'll still be able to play games with both.
Sep 26, 2016
Turtlesaurusrex25
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Dec 4, 2016
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The difference in games is marginal at best.
Dec 4, 2016
Afrodude985
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Dec 4, 2016
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Yeah, very true it is. There isn't much difference so long as your CPU isn't the bottleneck for your GPU in terms of game performance.
Dec 4, 2016
Bragi
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Dec 21, 2016
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I keep reading this over and over and everywhere, this is misinformation at best. YES, for a casual player with 60hz monitor it is enough, but if you want to try to play a game competitively and/or stream your gaming, it is adviced to buy an i7.
Dec 21, 2016
Afrodude985
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Jan 2, 2017
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Thanks for clearing that up, it does make sense. To stream anything (or record games) takes a much beefier system. I hope to give it a shot in the near future. In line with your advice I just bumped up to an i7-6800k for just that reason.
Jan 2, 2017
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