Found this cheap CPU from a merchant,is it good for gaming?

Hello

I think about getting a new processor for games,but they are very expensive,so I found this one for 90 Euro,do you guys think its worth and is it great for gaming?

CPU - Core i7 2600 (Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost

My motherboard is MB, GIGABYTE GA-H110M-S2H /Intel H110/ DDR4/ LGA1151
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  1. That is a socket 1155 CPU and not compatible with your socket 1151 motherboard.
  2. COLGeek said:
    That is a socket 1155 CPU and not compatible with your socket 1151 motherboard.


    Oh I see.

    Could you recommend me strong CPU that will be compatible with my MB ?
  3. Here's a list of supported CPU's.
    http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2H-GSM-rev-10#support-cpu

    Note that some of them may require a BIOS update.

    What's your budget?
  4. This would work: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117560

    For a list of compatible CPUs, see here: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2H-rev-10#support-cpu

    You can also us the 7th generation of CPUs if you have the proper BIOS version installed BEFORE actually installing the CPU.
  5. WildCard999 said:
    Here's a list of supported CPU's.
    http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2H-GSM-rev-10#support-cpu

    Note that some of them may require a BIOS update.

    What's your budget?



    200 Euro?
  6. Is there some website where I can see how much a specific CPU will performance in games? like compare ? I don't get the difference between,for example, i5 7400T,i5 7500 etc..
  7. you say a 'new processor' so what do you have now? And you do have a GPU don't you?
  8. 13thmonkey said:
    you say a 'new processor' so what do you have now? And you do have a GPU don't you?


    Of course I have a GPU its GTX 1050ti 4GB but my CPU is kinda weak i3 6100 3.7ghz dual

    I get stuttering in some games because of the cpu
  9. I'd save up a little bit more for this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £227.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-09 21:02 GMT+0000
  10. i3 means two cores with hyper threading (4 threads). i5 means 4 cores, no hyper threading (4 threads). i7 means 4 cores with hyperthreading (8 threads). Within each category, the different models just have different clock speeds. You can easily find the clock speed of a given model by searching for it.
    i5 7400T: 2.4 GHz base clock, 3.0 GHz turbo https://ark.intel.com/products/97184/Intel-Core-i5-7400T-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_00-GHz
    i5 7500: 3.4 GHz base clock, 3.8 GHz turbo https://ark.intel.com/products/97123/Intel-Core-i5-7500-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz
  11. WildCard999 said:
    I'd save up a little bit more for this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £227.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-09 21:02 GMT+0000



    This one looks great,might really save to get it.

    can my PSU handle it?

    SEASONIC SS-520GB/520W/APF (S12II-520Bronze)

    • 80PLUS® Bronze Certified High Efficiency
    • Highly Reliable 105 C degree Japanese Brand Capacitor
    • Ample +12V Outputs
    • Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
    • Double Forward Converter Design
    • Smart & Silent Fan Control [S2FC]
    • 12cm Ball Bearing Cooling Fan
    • Soft-Mount Rubber Cushions
    • Universal Video Card Support
    • All-in-One DC Cabling Design
    • Patented Easy Swap Connector
    • Universal AC Input [Full Range]
    • Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]

    • Power Distribution
    +3.3V 24A and +5V 24A /130W
    +12V comb. 40A / 480W
    -12V 0.8A 9.6W
    +5Vsb 2.5A / 12.5W
    Total Power 520W

    • Wire Configuration
    Main Power (24P / 20P) 550mm - 1
    EPS12V/ATX12V (8P / 4P) 550mm - 1
    ATX12V (4P) 550mm - 0
    EPS12V (8P) 550mm - 1
    Peripheral (4P) - 6
    SATA - 6
    FDD (Y-adapter) (4P) - 2
    PCI-E (6P) 570mm - 1
    PCI-E (8P / 6P) 600mm - 1

    thanks
  12. Yes, your PSU is more than capable of running an i7 7700 and a GTX 1050 Ti.
  13. TJ Hooker said:
    Yes, your PSU is more than capable of running an i7 7700 and a GTX 1050 Ti.


    Thank you,and I'm sorry if my questions are stupid,I'm not an expert at this sort of things,and I really don't wanna get scammed. :)

    I live in Bulgaria,and just checked Bulgarian stores to buy this exact same CPU and the cheapest price is 639 Bulgarian lev,which in euro is 326.45

    The PCPartPicker website says is £227.99. In my country it's like 100 Euro more expensive. Can I order it from PCPartPicker or some other website that will deliver it to my country?

    I ment in british paund but its still the same price +- 10
  14. PCpartpicker isn't actually a store, it just lists the price for a given part from various retailers. If you click on the PCpartpicker link, you can go through the retailers to see if any ship to Bulgaria.
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9mRFf7/intel-core-i7-7700-36ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700
  15. My current BIOS version is F4,do I have to update it to use Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ?
  16. Ludogorets said:
    My current BIOS version is F4,do I have to update it to use Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ?


    What does the spec site for your mobo say?
  17. Ludogorets said:
    My current BIOS version is F4,do I have to update it to use Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ?

    For 7th gen CPUs, you need F20, or newer. Info is in mobo linked posted earlier in the thread.

    You perform the BIOS update with your current CPU, BEFORE installing the 7th gen CPU.
  18. My MB, GIGABYTE GA-H110M-S2H /Intel H110/ DDR4/ LGA1151

    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F4, 16.3.2016 y.
    SMBIOS Version 2.8


    Anyone knows where can I download the newest version?
  19. I don't know if it is that one, but under support you'll find the ability to download it. You MUST have 100% the correct mobo.
  20. 13thmonkey said:
    I don't know if it is that one, but under support you'll find the ability to download it. You MUST have 100% the correct mobo.


    This one ? https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2H-rev-10#support-dl

    The newest is F25a ? the one I should download ?

    I haven't done this before
  21. Assuming you have the correct mobo, then yes 25a would be the latest one.

    First thing you need to do is read how to update your bios from your manual, you can also download it from the website. Read it and then come back with questions.
  22. 13thmonkey said:
    I don't know if it is that one, but under support you'll find the ability to download it. You MUST have 100% the correct mobo.


    Damn man I haven't updated a bios before ,and I'm really scared if something goes wrong. Can please you or someone else recommend me a different CPU,similar in strength with Intel® Core™ i7-7700 ? Some that won't require BIOS update?
  23. Maybe this one Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor ?
  24. 10 years ago you'd be right to be worried, now it is a lot more reliable.

    The obvious answer is an i7-6700, that would be compatible.

    HOWEVER note that 25a includes a microcode update, this will be protecting you from meltdown or spectre, so you should do it anyway.

    Read your manual, it's not complex, then qualify what you don't understand.
  25. Or a 6700k.
  26. Hey, I read the manual and it really doesn't seem that hard upgrading a BIOS,but I still don't think I want to do it. One friend said the other day he tried to update it,and it freeze. So I think about getting a CPU,that can support my current BIOS version,which is F4. So I guess 6th gen will do the job. I guess 6700 or 6700k is good for my PSU?
  27. Ludogorets said:
    Hey, I read the manual and it really doesn't seem that hard upgrading a BIOS,but I still don't think I want to do it. One friend said the other day he tried to update it,and it freeze. So I think about getting a CPU,that can support my current BIOS version,which is F4. So I guess 6th gen will do the job. I guess 6700 or 6700k is good for my PSU?


    However to be secure from Meltdown you'll need to do a bios update at some point. What psu do you have?
  28. 13thmonkey said:
    Ludogorets said:
    Hey, I read the manual and it really doesn't seem that hard upgrading a BIOS,but I still don't think I want to do it. One friend said the other day he tried to update it,and it freeze. So I think about getting a CPU,that can support my current BIOS version,which is F4. So I guess 6th gen will do the job. I guess 6700 or 6700k is good for my PSU?


    However to be secure from Meltdown you'll need to do a bios update at some point. What psu do you have?



    SEASONIC SS-520GB/520W/APF (S12II-520Bronze)

    • 80PLUS® Bronze Certified High Efficiency
    • Highly Reliable 105 C degree Japanese Brand Capacitor
    • Ample +12V Outputs
    • Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
    • Double Forward Converter Design
    • Smart & Silent Fan Control [S2FC]
    • 12cm Ball Bearing Cooling Fan
    • Soft-Mount Rubber Cushions
    • Universal Video Card Support
    • All-in-One DC Cabling Design
    • Patented Easy Swap Connector
    • Universal AC Input [Full Range]
    • Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]

    • Power Distribution
    +3.3V 24A and +5V 24A /130W
    +12V comb. 40A / 480W
    -12V 0.8A 9.6W
    +5Vsb 2.5A / 12.5W
    Total Power 520W

    • Wire Configuration
    Main Power (24P / 20P) 550mm - 1
    EPS12V/ATX12V (8P / 4P) 550mm - 1
    ATX12V (4P) 550mm - 0
    EPS12V (8P) 550mm - 1
    Peripheral (4P) - 6
    SATA - 6
    FDD (Y-adapter) (4P) - 2
    PCI-E (6P) 570mm - 1
    PCI-E (8P / 6P) 600mm - 1
  29. Ludogorets said:
    13thmonkey said:
    Ludogorets said:
    Hey, I read the manual and it really doesn't seem that hard upgrading a BIOS,but I still don't think I want to do it. One friend said the other day he tried to update it,and it freeze. So I think about getting a CPU,that can support my current BIOS version,which is F4. So I guess 6th gen will do the job. I guess 6700 or 6700k is good for my PSU?


    However to be secure from Meltdown you'll need to do a bios update at some point. What psu do you have?



    SEASONIC SS-520GB/520W/APF (S12II-520Bronze)

    • 80PLUS® Bronze Certified High Efficiency
    • Highly Reliable 105 C degree Japanese Brand Capacitor
    • Ample +12V Outputs
    • Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
    • Double Forward Converter Design
    • Smart & Silent Fan Control [S2FC]
    • 12cm Ball Bearing Cooling Fan
    • Soft-Mount Rubber Cushions
    • Universal Video Card Support
    • All-in-One DC Cabling Design
    • Patented Easy Swap Connector
    • Universal AC Input [Full Range]
    • Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]

    • Power Distribution
    +3.3V 24A and +5V 24A /130W
    +12V comb. 40A / 480W
    -12V 0.8A 9.6W
    +5Vsb 2.5A / 12.5W
    Total Power 520W

    • Wire Configuration
    Main Power (24P / 20P) 550mm - 1
    EPS12V/ATX12V (8P / 4P) 550mm - 1
    ATX12V (4P) 550mm - 0
    EPS12V (8P) 550mm - 1
    Peripheral (4P) - 6
    SATA - 6
    FDD (Y-adapter) (4P) - 2
    PCI-E (6P) 570mm - 1
    PCI-E (8P / 6P) 600mm - 1


    You'll be fine. Get the k if you can it'll turbo better. It's your cooler good enough?
  30. 13thmonkey said:
    Ludogorets said:
    13thmonkey said:
    Ludogorets said:
    Hey, I read the manual and it really doesn't seem that hard upgrading a BIOS,but I still don't think I want to do it. One friend said the other day he tried to update it,and it freeze. So I think about getting a CPU,that can support my current BIOS version,which is F4. So I guess 6th gen will do the job. I guess 6700 or 6700k is good for my PSU?


    However to be secure from Meltdown you'll need to do a bios update at some point. What psu do you have?



    SEASONIC SS-520GB/520W/APF (S12II-520Bronze)

    • 80PLUS® Bronze Certified High Efficiency
    • Highly Reliable 105 C degree Japanese Brand Capacitor
    • Ample +12V Outputs
    • Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
    • Double Forward Converter Design
    • Smart & Silent Fan Control [S2FC]
    • 12cm Ball Bearing Cooling Fan
    • Soft-Mount Rubber Cushions
    • Universal Video Card Support
    • All-in-One DC Cabling Design
    • Patented Easy Swap Connector
    • Universal AC Input [Full Range]
    • Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]

    • Power Distribution
    +3.3V 24A and +5V 24A /130W
    +12V comb. 40A / 480W
    -12V 0.8A 9.6W
    +5Vsb 2.5A / 12.5W
    Total Power 520W

    • Wire Configuration
    Main Power (24P / 20P) 550mm - 1
    EPS12V/ATX12V (8P / 4P) 550mm - 1
    ATX12V (4P) 550mm - 0
    EPS12V (8P) 550mm - 1
    Peripheral (4P) - 6
    SATA - 6
    FDD (Y-adapter) (4P) - 2
    PCI-E (6P) 570mm - 1
    PCI-E (8P / 6P) 600mm - 1


    You'll be fine. Get the k if you can it'll turbo better. It's your cooler good enough?


    When I assembled my first PC,I bought this case - CASE, Deepcool TESSERACT BF, USB 3.0
    Cooling Fans Included: Rear: 1 x 120mm DC fan;
    Optional: Front: 1 x 120mm;Top: 2 x 120mm; Side: 2 x 120mm
    Power Supply Type ATX PS2
    CPU Cooler Compatibility 165mm
    VGA Compatibility 310mm

    Anyway I made pictures with my current CPU cooler and the other one
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=r8yx3c&s=9#.WoQudtSgeM9
    [http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=a48k00&s=9#.WoQuxdSgeM8

    I think the new CPU will arrive with it's own cooler ?
  31. Thats the same mobo as i have xD, i would recommended you get a 6th gen skylake cpu of ebay as it is still fairly new yet you can get them for a fairly reasonable price. If you want an i7 Id recomend getting an i7 6700, not too sure on prices but i think i saw one for around £100. Just make sure you don't get the k verson as you won't be able to overclock with that mobo's h110 chipset. I peronally have i5 6500 paired with a gtx 1060. Imao an i5 is plenty, 4 cores is all you need for gaming, save the money on you cpu and spend it on your gpu.
  32. H_Frank said:
    Thats the same mobo as i have xD, i would recommended you get a 6th gen skylake cpu of ebay as it is still fairly new yet you can get them for a fairly reasonable price. If you want an i7 Id recomend getting an i7 6700, not too sure on prices but i think i saw one for around £100. Just make sure you don't get the k verson as you won't be able to overclock with that mobo's h110 chipset. I peronally have i5 6500 paired with a gtx 1060. Imao an i5 is plenty, 4 cores is all you need for gaming, save the money on you cpu and spend it on your gpu.


    I just saw in ebay the price of an i7 6700K is 99 Euro which is great for a used CPU,in my country the websites that offer used i7 6700K costs at least 300 Euro.

    Also I don't need to overclock,6700k is perfect for me.
  33. Hi, just to clarify its the other way around, the i7 6700k is overclockable, the 6700 is not overclockable, so the i think the one you want is the 6700. Yes €300 is way too expensive
  34. Hope this helps xD
  35. H_Frank said:
    Hi, just to clarify its the other way around, the i7 6700k is overclockable, the 6700 is not overclockable, so the i think the one you want is the 6700. Yes €300 is way too expensive


    Get the K either 6700k or 7700k because the base clock is a lot higher: https://ark.intel.com/compare/97129,88195,88196
    4.0GHz vs 3.4GHz.
  36. 13thmonkey said:
    H_Frank said:
    Hi, just to clarify its the other way around, the i7 6700k is overclockable, the 6700 is not overclockable, so the i think the one you want is the 6700. Yes €300 is way too expensive


    Get the K either 6700k or 7700k because the base clock is a lot higher: https://ark.intel.com/compare/97129,88195,88196
    4.0GHz vs 3.4GHz.


    I decided I'm getting the 6700K, If I buy it brand new,is thermal paste included ? Used?
  37. it'll be a pre-applied patch on new ones, you'll need some ($5 tube will do) if you are buying second hand. DO NOT be tempted to run without the thermal paste and heat sink i place and connected properly, that may seem obvious but we've had a number of people 'just testing it' and then frantically worried that they've damaged something.
  38. 13thmonkey said:
    it'll be a pre-applied patch on new ones, you'll need some ($5 tube will do) if you are buying second hand. DO NOT be tempted to run without the thermal paste and heat sink i place and connected properly, that may seem obvious but we've had a number of people 'just testing it' and then frantically worried that they've damaged something.


    I watched few youtube videos about i7-6700K unboxing,and I didn't see how it was pre-applied
  39. Sorry you are right, the k's don't come with a cooler any more (it'd be underneath that if they did). So get a small tube of paste too.

    You will need a decent cooler with the 6700k, they need a lot of cooling.
  40. 13thmonkey said:
    Sorry you are right, the k's don't come with a cooler any more (it'd be underneath that if they did). So get a small tube of paste too.

    You will need a decent cooler with the 6700k, they need a lot of cooling.


    I changed my mind.. again,I've been searching for i7 6700K but they are more expensive than i7 7700,so I decided to try and upgrade my BIOS and it worked,I was a little constrained while doing it but thankfully it did well. I've read few more threads in tom's HARDWARE how i7 6700K is better than 7700,but It takes more power and can be overclocked,but frankly I don't need to overclock. So I'm getting i7 7700.

    Also it's cheaper. + next gen. Maybe i7 7700 has perks,that 6700k is missing?
  41. Oh and one last question,I found 4 different i7-7700,all with different price. Is there any difference,which one I should get?

    Intel Core™ i7-7700, 3.60Ghz, Kaby Lake, 8MB, Socket 1151, BOX - 300 Euro
    Intel Kaby lake Core i7-7700, 3,6GHz, 8MB, 65W, LGA1151, BOX - 315 Euro
    Intel Core i7-7700 (3.6GHz), 3.60 GHz, 8MB Intel Smart Cache, Socket 1151 - 330 Euro
    Intel Core™ i7-7700, 3.60Ghz, Kaby Lake, 8MB, Socket 1151, BOX - 350 Euro

    Any difference?
  42. All the same CPU. Get the cheapest one (including shipping).
  43. the 6700k will have a slightly base clock that the 7700, but will turbo the same. The 7700k has a much higher base clock and turbos higher still. Depending on the cost differences it might be worth pushing for the 7700k.

    https://ark.intel.com/compare/97128,97129,88195,88196
  44. What does turbo mean? I saw it can turbo boost up to 4.2GHz,how does this work?
  45. Ludogorets said:
    What does turbo mean? I saw it can turbo boost up to 4.2GHz,how does this work?


    Based on demand and temperature it'll go faster. Usually 4.2 is for single core load, for 2 cores it would be 4.1, 3 is 4.0 etc.

    If temps are too high it'll limit the size of the boost or reduce it over time.
  46. 13thmonkey said:
    Ludogorets said:
    What does turbo mean? I saw it can turbo boost up to 4.2GHz,how does this work?


    Based on demand and temperature it'll go faster. Usually 4.2 is for single core load, for 2 cores it would be 4.1, 3 is 4.0 etc.

    If temps are too high it'll limit the size of the boost or reduce it over time.


    Thanks,anyway finally ordered the i7-7700 I was thinking of getting the K,but it require a lot of power
  47. 13thmonkey said:
    Ludogorets said:
    What does turbo mean? I saw it can turbo boost up to 4.2GHz,how does this work?


    Based on demand and temperature it'll go faster. Usually 4.2 is for single core load, for 2 cores it would be 4.1, 3 is 4.0 etc.

    If temps are too high it'll limit the size of the boost or reduce it over time.


    Just installed the i7 7700,is it normal to be loud? When playing games its like a vacuum cleaner,and sometime it just boost the loud for a second and reverts?

    I can barely hear my old i3 cpu
  48. You mean the CPU fan is loud, right? What CPU cooler are you using?
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