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i7 6700k vs i5 6600k vs. i5 4690k- GAMING

Hello! I'm finally upgrading my horrible FX-8350 (Never go budget when you want quality) and trying to think of the best way to go about this and have come upon three processors... I play heavy games like DAYZ and ARMA 3 and currently have a GIGABYTE 770 that I don't plan on upgrading for a while. I also video edit sometimes and plan on using this computer all throughout my college career. In terms of what I get for my money which is the best route to go? I have to buy a new motherboard and new ram anyways so I'm wondering which would be the best for me over the next 4-6 years!
My budget isn't really a constriction but I'd be close to no money with an i7 for 3-4 days
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  1. My current build
    Nzxt 340
    Rosewill Green 630W
    Coolermaster 212 HYPER EVO
    Gigabyte Windforce 770 2gb

    (This is what im working out of)
  2. I5 2500K can be had for +/- $110 still a great cpu!
  3. RIK881 said:
    I5 2500K can be had for +/- $110 still a great cpu!


    I feel you on that but I'm trying to go skylake or haswell and would like to know what the major differences really are in these two and If i should go higher in terms of i5 vs i7
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    play heavy games like DAYZ and ARMA 3

    You want the best single-threaded performance you can get. Any i5 (even i3) with a high clock or turbo speed would be fine here. These games are terribly optimized and push ONE core very hard and leave the rest idle. That's why it runs badly on the FX.

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    I also video edit sometimes and plan on using this computer all throughout my college career.

    Occasional video editing - i5 would be fine. A lot of it - go i7.

    Next 4-6 years - I'd say go Skylake i5. You'll have the newest technology on the motherboard for adding SSDs, etc.
  5. dudeman509 said:
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    play heavy games like DAYZ and ARMA 3

    You want the best single-threaded performance you can get. Any i5 (even i3) with a high clock or turbo speed would be fine here. These games are terribly optimized and push ONE core very hard and leave the rest idle. That's why it runs badly on the FX.

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    I also video edit sometimes and plan on using this computer all throughout my college career.

    Occasional video editing - i5 would be fine. A lot of it - go i7.

    Next 4-6 years - I'd say go Skylake i5. You'll have the newest technology on the motherboard for adding SSDs, etc.

    hmmm.. interesting! I was kind of leaning towards this with a z170 and oc with my 212! thank you!
  6. I'm with dudeman (I have a Haswell i5 and it's a great chip - but if you want something to last longer, go with the latest). I wouldn't think you'd need the i7 with the workload you're talking about. I transcode video, develop code, etc just fine on an i5 and would only recommend the i7 if you're doing serious video editing/3d rendering work on a regular basis.
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