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  1.    21 Apr 2016 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I don't think he's really going to need to overclock for gaming. If he were to get the 6600k there would be no reason to overclock. The processor has more than enough power to meet the needs of gaming. I would concentrate on the graphic card more than overclocking.
    Hi BunnyJ. That's what I wanted to know. I just want a CPU thats future proof for gaming for the next 4 - 5 years. One that provides smooth gaming without the need to spend more to upgrade during that time.

    Therefore, I think the i5 6600 will do just that according to your opinion.
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  2.    21 Apr 2016 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post
    Hi BunnyJ. That's what I wanted to know. I just want a CPU thats future proof for gaming for the next 4 - 5 years. One that provides smooth gaming without the need to spend more to upgrade during that time.

    Therefore, I think the i5 6600 will do just that.
    I really think that would be the best choice. The price is not that much higher and it's just a better overall process. Get a good cooler and a great graphic card and you're all set.
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  3.    21 Apr 2016 #23
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    I don't think anyone can predict what the next 4 or 5 years is going to bring to the gaming arena.....

    But the 6500 should serve you nicely for a good time to come.....
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  4.    21 Apr 2016 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post
    Hi BunnyJ. That's what I wanted to know. I just want a CPU thats future proof for gaming for the next 4 - 5 years. One that provides smooth gaming without the need to spend more to upgrade during that time.

    Therefore, I think the i5 6600 will do just that according to your opinion.
    There really is no such thing as future proofing. Nobody knows what PC gaming will be like 4-5 years from now. Experience from the past 5 years may provide a meaningful guide, or it may not. There are too many unknowns, too many unknowables.
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  5.    21 Apr 2016 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    There really is no such thing as future proofing. Nobody knows what PC gaming will be like 4-5 years from now. .
    That's not true. There are many who enjoy gaming the latest games with 5 year old hardware.
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  6.    21 Apr 2016 #26

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I don't think he's really going to need to overclock for gaming. If he were to get the 6600k there would be no reason to overclock. The processor has more than enough power to meet the needs of gaming. I would concentrate on the graphic card more than overclocking.
    Again i don't know how much clearer i can be about future usage for longevity sure the GPU has a ton to do with it as i mentioned the Three things to focus on is the CPU GPU AND RAM if you're gaming those will make and break you hence the suggestion so if he wants subpar perfomance by all means get the lesser of the two but when times comes the CPU is struggling and he can't overclock it to help a little will end up just buying another setup which he wouldn't need if he had a overclockable chip


    In the end i am giving him the best true advice if you want it to last longer you need to get better parts the 6600k can be good for atleast 5 years especially with a nice overclock after he learns the process and with the new intel chips all you need to do is up the multiplyer and lock it in there is nothing to it
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  7.    21 Apr 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post
    That's not true. There are many who enjoy gaming the latest games with 5 year old hardware.
    That may be true now. But there is no guarantee that will be true 5 years from now. We can make guesses about the future based on previous experience but they are still guesses, which may be VERY wrong. The future will bring what the future brings and we can't know what that is until it becomes the present.
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  8.    21 Apr 2016 #28

    Bottom line of all of this is get the best bang for your buck and at the same time get the most powerful CPU you could afford not only for gaming but other task as well

    Games are very demanding these days and just because you have a kick butt GPU doesn't mean there won't be bottle necking or struggling

    The best bang for Buck Combination would be I5-6600K with a GTX 970 -or regular 980 like me i have G1'S that are damn near close to TI's so to me i am happy with them even though their not the Top Dogs

    Anyway my point is if your going to build a Rig try to build the best possible one so you can get some Millage from it

    After all that will be for daily use and what ever you need it for wouldn't you want it to be Powerful enough for everything ?
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  9.    21 Apr 2016 #29
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    I'm rocking mostly 8 year old hardware and I'm running some games at decent framerates, nothing to shout home about, I can play fallout 4 at medium settings at 40-50 fps at 1080p, I know I need to upgrade, but the CPU isn't the be all and end all of gaming, if you want a CPU that will be playing the latest games in 5 years time, get one that is OP now, if you are planning to upgrade in 3 years time, get one that will be sufficient for the job, cooling is not a problem unless you are overclocking, and overclocking WILL reduce the lifespan of your CPU, keep that in mind, if I were in your boots, I would get an AMD system and save your money for a decent GPU
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  10.    21 Apr 2016 #30
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    AMD FX series are very good processors and are much more affordable.
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