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Upgrading (?) my CPU

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#1 krychlos


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:40 PM

Hello guys.
I want to upgrade my CPU, but I need to be sure that the one I chose is better than what I have now. Using my PC mainly for PC gaming (GTA V etc.)
So here is my current setup (I will be using shortener for links so they aren't that long)
CPU: Intel Core i7-860 (2.8GHz)   link: http://goo.gl/eaoi1
MOBO: MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)   link: http://goo.gl/msOxbM
COOLER: Scythe SCMGD-1000 Mugen MAX   link: http://goo.gl/wnv25r
And here is the CPU alongside with MOBO I am planning to buy:
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K (3.5GHz)   link: http://goo.gl/eSDe2x
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-B150-HD3   link: http://goo.gl/CM36vB
Since the CPU's multiplier is unlocked and my cpu cooler is not that bad (I guess), I am planning to overclock it to at least 4GHz. The CPU I have right now was released in 2009, and I have it over 6 years now. It was in a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-130cs that I bought back then.
So the question is: Is that i5 better than my 6 years old i7? And what do you think about overclocking, it should be fine to OC it to 4Ghz, right? My PC temps are about 55 Celsius when max loaded (GTA V). Some people say that they wouldn't be surprised if I even lost some FPS with this CPU. I will be glad for every answer or opinion. If you need more information, I'll be here.

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:17 PM

Your old CPU is 8 threads and new is 4 threads. That is enough reason for me not to upgrade.


You should take at least Skylake i7 (6700K) but that is overpriced so I recommend i7-5820K. You can overclock that too.

#3 Fascist Nation

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 11:44 PM

The new MB won't fit the original case.  If you do replace it I'd want a H170 rather than a B150 (business).  You'll need new RAM too.


The CPU is a barn burner, but you'd be better to go with a big GPU than a CPU.  Of course it means you would need to upgrade the PSU as well.  A nd that case may not shed heat too well.





Edited by Fascist Nation, 15 May 2016 - 11:59 PM.

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