is 6700k worth spending the extra money over 6600k?

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  1. mgrev
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    yup. i am kinda tempted to get a 6700k when i build a pc. i wont be upgrading in a couple of years and i want a lot of cpu power. is it worth it to pay the extra for hyperthreading and the extra power?
     
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    also i would have to convince my parents about that i should get a 6700k
     
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    So basically i5 vs i7 Skylake?

    For gaming? I highly doubt it. For something else? Maybe. What else were you thinking of getting with the CPU? What were you thinking of using it with?
     
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    i was going to use it for gaming and processing some stuff. also i am going to use it for emulation. i am going to uild a pc without a gpu, and get a r9 390 later on

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    I also might record some stuff and or stream in the future
     
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    For everything you said you would use your PC for, you would not see any noticeable benefit from the i7 with HyperThreading. i5 would be much better value for you, especially seeing as you can use the money saved to get better other parts or get that R9 390 sooner.
     
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    Dont think any of that stuff will need the i7, just stick with the i5 and oc the difference
     
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    i still kinda want the 6700k. if my parents allow me, should i? i have the money right now.
     
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    Yes. If they won't, though, the i5 should be more than enough
     
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    Skylake isn't worth it period. Go Haswell.
     
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