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    6600k to 7700k?

    Would it be worth the upgrade to go from a i-5 6600k to an i-7 7700k on a z170 chipset for gaming at 4k? I just upgraded to the 1080 Ti, just want to know if it would be worth the hassle to upgrade/flash the bios. I have the 6600k running @4.4 and would hope for 4.9-5 if I switched to the 7700k. This is a gaming rig, I bench for fun but games and keeping it future proof are my biggest concerns.
    4k gaming rig:
    Core i5 6600k @4.4
    Asrock Z170 Gaming k6
    Corsair RM850
    G. Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 16gig
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Founder's edition
    CM Storm Stryker white
    Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1tb SSD
    CM Hyper D92
    48" curved 4k screen

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    Senior Member trents's Avatar
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    All things being equal with regard to the silicon lottery, a Z170 board may not overclock a Kaby Lake CPU as well as a Z270 motherboard since it isn't opimized for Kaby Lake. Typically, the Kaby Lake "k" CPUs will overclock about .2 ghz higher than their Skylake counterparts when the Kaby is used on a Z270 board. At any rate, you are not talking about enough difference to justify the expense IMO.

    Say, how do you like your Mushkin Reactor 1TB SSD. I've got one of those laying around.
    CPU: i5-7600k@4.8ghz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac
    Cooler: Custom loop with Swiftech MCP50X pump, EK-Spremacy Evo block, Koolance 360x29mm 30 fins per in. radiator, 38x120mm 4000rpm Delta fans on Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme fan speed controller
    RAM: 2x8 gb Crucial 2400 Ballistic DDR4
    GPU: 2xMSI Armor Rx 480 4 gb in Crossfire X/ 1080p Asus monitor
    Case: NZXT Source 530
    PSU: OCZ 750W
    Storage: Segate 480 gb SSD + 1x1tb spinner
    OS: Windows 10

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    For me the difference in games just isnt worth the cost you are talking 2-5 fps in most games probably less @ 4k . heck for me it isnt worth the cost to go from my haswell to a Kabby (5-10fps).
    4670k @ 4.8ghz 1.45v
    Asus 950gtx 2gig + 225 GPU + 400 Mem
    Gigabyte z97x-ud3h-bk
    Hyper X 16gig 1600mhz
    Samsung 850 evo 500 gig
    Corsair TX750
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    Cooling = Heatkiller copper (CPU block) / 3x120 / 2x120 / DD TDX (on my gfx card) / D5 Pump / Bits power water tank-z

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    Hyperthreading might help some on new titles but you won't see a massive gain. Plus using the z170 will probably not help matters.

    Also the 7700k TIM seems to be worse than the 6xxx series. So temps will become a bigger issues from my experience.

    I would wait. By the time you would feel any type of difference there will be much more powerful chips to pick from.

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    Thanks guys, I will hold off then.

    Quote Originally Posted by trents View Post
    All things being equal with regard to the silicon lottery, a Z170 board may not overclock a Kaby Lake CPU as well as a Z270 motherboard since it isn't opimized for Kaby Lake. Typically, the Kaby Lake "k" CPUs will overclock about .2 ghz higher than their Skylake counterparts when the Kaby is used on a Z270 board. At any rate, you are not talking about enough difference to justify the expense IMO.

    Say, how do you like your Mushkin Reactor 1TB SSD. I've got one of those laying around.
    I like it, I have had it for about 18 months or so and I have had no issues. The SSDs don't seem to work as well in Windows 10 as they did in Windows 7 though, but I think that is just a Windows issue and not the SSD.
    4k gaming rig:
    Core i5 6600k @4.4
    Asrock Z170 Gaming k6
    Corsair RM850
    G. Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 16gig
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Founder's edition
    CM Storm Stryker white
    Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1tb SSD
    CM Hyper D92
    48" curved 4k screen

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    Senior Member trents's Avatar
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    Check and make sure "trim" is enabled in Windows 10 for the SSD or it will fail prematurely. Early on, it was not enabled by default in Windows 10. I think recent updates have changed that but I would make sure nonetheless.
    CPU: i5-7600k@4.8ghz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac
    Cooler: Custom loop with Swiftech MCP50X pump, EK-Spremacy Evo block, Koolance 360x29mm 30 fins per in. radiator, 38x120mm 4000rpm Delta fans on Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme fan speed controller
    RAM: 2x8 gb Crucial 2400 Ballistic DDR4
    GPU: 2xMSI Armor Rx 480 4 gb in Crossfire X/ 1080p Asus monitor
    Case: NZXT Source 530
    PSU: OCZ 750W
    Storage: Segate 480 gb SSD + 1x1tb spinner
    OS: Windows 10

    Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me." John 14:6

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    You are doing fine with the i5 6600k. Mine is clocked to 4.5GHz and the FPS is 144 in BF1, gears of war-4 is 160 FPS.
    i5 6600K OC 4.5GHz
    Cooler Master Hyper 212
    Motherboard Gigabyte Z170-HD3
    G.SKILL Ripjaws v 16GB F4-3200C14D-16GVK XMP Speed 3200 CL 14-14-14-34
    EVGA Black Edition Superclocked GTX 1070

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    Quote Originally Posted by ||Console|| View Post
    For me the difference in games just isnt worth the cost you are talking 2-5 fps in most games probably less @ 4k . heck for me it isnt worth the cost to go from my haswell to a Kabby (5-10fps).
    Include the cost of Windows 10 in that move for any z170 chipset and up. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/microsoft...124409597.html
    Intel i7-6700K@ 4600 MHz @1.380v
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    GSkill TridentZ 16 GB DDR4@ 3000MHz 14-14-14-34
    Galax GTX 1070 HOF
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    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500 GB Win 7 Pro x64
    Adata SP550 SSD Win 10 Pro x64
    WD Blue HDD 4 TB. Really. It works. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaric View Post
    Include the cost of Windows 10 in that move for any z170 chipset and up. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/microsoft...124409597.html
    30$ doesn't really make or break a build.
    4670k @ 4.8ghz 1.45v
    Asus 950gtx 2gig + 225 GPU + 400 Mem
    Gigabyte z97x-ud3h-bk
    Hyper X 16gig 1600mhz
    Samsung 850 evo 500 gig
    Corsair TX750
    Define S
    Cooling = Heatkiller copper (CPU block) / 3x120 / 2x120 / DD TDX (on my gfx card) / D5 Pump / Bits power water tank-z

    " If that Bong is filled with the right stuff you wouldn't give a damn how much noise the cooling system made lol" ViperJohn

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    Member Alaric's Avatar
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    Fair point. LOL and there seems to be some questions about the quality of that article. "Yahoo", almost as accurate as fudzilla. LOL
    Intel i7-6700K@ 4600 MHz @1.380v
    Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7
    GSkill TridentZ 16 GB DDR4@ 3000MHz 14-14-14-34
    Galax GTX 1070 HOF
    Deepcool Captain 360 AIO
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500 GB Win 7 Pro x64
    Adata SP550 SSD Win 10 Pro x64
    WD Blue HDD 4 TB. Really. It works. :)
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (white)
    EVGA Supernova 550 G2
    Hauppauge Quad TV tuner with Media Center!

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    My i5-6600K:
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