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i5 7600k or i7 7700?

I'm looking to upgrade my cpu and I'm mostly gonna game and use the web with it.
I was wondering which one should I get,
the 7600k will cost me 228 dollar while the 7700 will cost 298 dollars.
which one performs better and which one do you recomend?
also can I use the b250m with the 6700k? I wont overclock it.

thanks in advance!
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  1. I'd say go with the i5 7600k since it's better and cheaper.
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  2. I'd opt for the i7 personally, from the two options presented - but it depends on the titles you play, and at what resolution.
    Some titles are utilizing >4cores/threads, and that's likely to continue.

    Yes, you could use the 6700K with a B250 board, but where did the 6700K come into it?
    Do you already own the B250 board?

    If not, I'd consider a Ryzen5 build. You can have a 4c/8t count CPU (or 6c/12c), albeit a little slower in gaming, for a much lower cost of entry vs a modern i7.
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  3. Barty1884 said:
    I'd opt for the i7 personally, from the two options presented - but it depends on the titles you play, and at what resolution.
    Some titles are utilizing >4cores/threads, and that's likely to continue.

    Yes, you could use the 6700K with a B250 board, but where did the 6700K come into it?
    Do you already own the B250 board?

    If not, I'd consider a Ryzen5 build. You can have a 4c/8t count CPU (or 6c/12c), albeit a little slower in gaming, for a much lower cost of entry vs a modern i7.


    I dont own a b250m yet its just cheaper than the h270m and I dont want to oc.
    Which ryzen 5 cpu do you recomend and why? Also what motherboard should I get with it?
    side note I want a cpu that will still feel good in a few years.
    Currently have the i5 4460 which is fine but it causes a bit stuttering in some games.
    what do you think, i'd love to hear it :)
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  4. If the 7700 is within range, it would seem silly not to simply get the 500MHz faster 7700k at $10 more, plus cooler.
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  5. Best answer
    etgar12340 said:
    I dont own a b250m yet its just cheaper than the h270m and I dont want to oc.
    Which ryzen 5 cpu do you recomend and why? Also what motherboard should I get with it?
    side note I want a cpu that will still feel good in a few years.
    Currently have the i5 4460 which is fine but it causes a bit stuttering in some games.
    what do you think, i'd love to hear it :)


    Even if you don't plan on OCing, keeping that option open will allow a CPU to still "feel good" in a few years.

    Personally, I'd look to a R5 1600.

    Consider the 7700 + B250 is going to set you back around $350
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($281.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $341.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-14 20:22 EDT-0400

    And an R5 1600 + B350 will set you back ~$270

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $269.86
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-14 20:22 EDT-0400

    6 Core / 12 Thread, boosting to 3.6GHz.
    Could benefit from an OC from the outset and, even while it will perform a little below an i5 or i7 due to their better IPC, it's a much smarter value proposition.

    I'd ensure you pair it with high speed (ie 3000MHz+) DDR4 though, Ryzen really does seem to benefit from the faster memory.
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