Is it worth overclocking the intel i5 6600k
i would love to over clock my Intel i5 6600k. the only problem is i dont have a good chip set for the PC im currently building. i am on a budget because this is my first build. the only propblem is my chip set is a b150 because im on a budget is it worth getting a more expensive chip set to overclock my i5 6600k with a msi gtx 1060
Worth is something only YOU can determine.
You buy a K so you can overclock.
The stock I5-6600K runs at 3.5.
Most chips will run north of 4.5, some 25% faster.
Yes, you will need a Z170 or Z270 based motherboard.
As of 12/04/2016
What percent can get an overclock at a somewhat sane 1.40v Vcore.
I'd find it hard to justify buying a new motherboard for a 10-20% overclock, could save that money for a future upgrade of a new motherboard & cpu.
Also overclocking will only help if you are currently being held back by your CPU, if your CPU is not holding you back then an overclock won't bring any material benefit.
Also what cooler and make and model PSU do you have? These are also very important when overclocking.
Will you be gaming at 60Hz or 144Hz? If only 60Hz any overclock is fairly pointless, a 6600k at stock can run 60fps in all games from the reviews I have seen.