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Keep my 6600k or buy an 7700k or an R5 1600

I own an 6600k an evo 212 ,Asus z170a 16gb ddr4 2666mhz ram and a Gtx 1080.I play with an ultrawide 3440x1440.A friend of mine has offered to buy my mb ram and cpu for 300$ so i could buy an rx 1600 amd mb and ram for 400$ +a cooler for oc or just my cpu for 180$ and i could add 150$ to buy an 7700k.What to you think does it worth it?I game and i little bit photoshop.
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  1. keep the 6600k, beauty CPU.
    Reply to lucas_7_94
  2. i think you're good with 6600k for now if it was first gen i5 , it was better if you upgrade it , if your expectations are reasonable then you're good for at least 2 years.
    Reply to RAGNAR5
  3. jumping to the 7700K gives you 4c/8t, plus 200-300 more MHz, which is starting to matter in newer gaming titles. (Upgrade your mb bios before the sale and new processor, so your mb will support KabyLake as a drop-in)

    (THe 1600 is a nice processor, but, frankly, it will not keep you with even your 6600K unless live-streaming comes into play...)
    Reply to mdd1963
  4. go to 7700k diable ht and run it over 5ghz ! ( it works tested on my 3rd 7700k, disabling ht give a 400mhz more whitout touching more the voltage and consenquentely producing a lot of less heat)
    Reply to _MasterG_
  5. i have seen the 7700k on sale recently as low as $280 not including tax depending on where you live. but indeed you can get an r5 1600 rig for about $400. though i have seen the r7 1700 as low as $260. if you could wait for deals and spend about $170 over your $300, the same $170 +/- you would still spend on the 7700k, you could have 8c16t. 3.9ghz on ryzen is excellent and attainable and in a vast majority of situations it would be barely slower than a 7700k but in some situations it will completely demolish it. if it were me i would go ryzen 7.
    Reply to nikoli707
  6. Yea ...6600K still good.

    my suggestion if you want to upgrade go for Intel 9th Gen CPU (a long time from now)
    Reply to valeman2012
  7. I would argue for the AMD build, especially if you can get $300 for your current set-up. That's a lot of money toward a new platform that will be a foundation for the next 3-5 years. Depending on your overall budget, a 1700 might be a better option with the 8 cores. I opted for a 1600x so that I didn't need to OC and I love it. I did spend on G. Skill Flare-X RAM (2x8GB @3200) and an ASRock Taichi motherboard. You may be more than happy with a B350 board though.

    Either way, I think it's an excellent opportunity to move to an AMD R5 or R7 and give yourself multi-tasking potential that exceeds what Intel is going to offer for the same price. There are countless threads here that you can find a lot of useful information about this same discussion.
    Reply to Ditt44
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    If gaming and photoshop are the priorities I'd stick with intel. Ryzen does have a significant advantage when streaming or video editing/encoding. This doesn't seem to be one of those situations. I certainly wouldn't sell mobo, ram and cpu for $300, they're offering $180 for the cpu alone. So they figure a a z series mobo and 16gb ddr4 ram are worth $120? That's nearly the cost of 16gb ddr4 alone if one had to replace/buy it (at least in the U.S.). The $180 offer for the cpu isn't too terrible, if looking to upgrade I would go with the 7700k.

    If you do heavy multitasking, actual multitasking like a video encoding in the background while a 3d image is rendering and playing a game all at the same time, ryzen would be a better choice. Some mistake having a lot of tabs open as multitasking, it's a lot of single tasking and instead relies on ram to keep so many open things readily available in memory. A lot of things have potential but unless you need them or plan to use them, potential doesn't make things go faster. Having a lot of threads/cores is kind of like having a dumptruck. A useful tool if you have metric tons of dirt to move. If you just have a few bags of groceries the advantage isn't there.
    Reply to synphul
  9. Thanks for your answers. I ended up that i will stick with the 6600k for now because the 170$ more for a 7700k don't make such a difference in gaming performance. It would be better if i invest this money in a graphics card (1080ti) later on.
    Reply to Philippos
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