( 4.7 Average / 39 Ratings )
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Does the job, if you're not interested in spending time overclocking the last ounce of performance out of the CPU.
Looking for the highest end cpu, the 6700k one was 100€ more expensive. To me, it isn't worth them. So I went for the regular one.
I wanted an i7 for the hyperthreading. I do a lot of photography and light video editing, coming from an AMD platform, I would probably do heavier video editing now with the i7. Didn't feel like spending the extra $100+ for the 6700k, plus this was on sale and is rated at a lower wattage. Trying to be green here. I'm not interested in squeezing every last GHz out of my processor anyway. But I do want reliability, silence, and low power. My mobo detected the processor accurately and it works great so far. Runs around 20C with the AIO watercooler.
Decided to go with the i7-6700 non-k version. no intention to overclock the CPU, given the environment where I live, overclocking will probably fry the CPU.
Ok so the story is: by the time he asked me to build this PC i was still noobie and didn't know how to install an aftermarket cooler. And then he was like " Hey, let's get an i7 "
But, people in Vietnam only look at the numbers ( for example i3 is weaker than i5 ) so we thought that it was stronger than a 6600K too. Then when i gathered all the parts except the GPU i found out that an i7 is often used for video editing. Since my friend mostly games on this rig, it was a terrible idea. Eventually, i was like " na, let's just go with it"
Didn't really want to stress and overclock my cpu as I hoped to have something fast running for a couple years. As far as I can tell overclocking would be more for pushing system capabilities, oftentimes solely for the sake of cranking out high numbers or for minimal performance upgrades. Am I wrong on this? Personally, I was fine doing without the unlocked i7, and settled with the latest (at the time of purchase) i7-6700. It has been awesome so far, the performance is prime and had had only negligible hiccups as the 3.4 -4.0 ghz speed has been more than enough to handle any workload I throw at it.
Does what it's supposed to, no more, no less.
Works like a charm. Didn't go with the k version to save some money and mostly just wanted the cheapest skylake with hyperthreading and turboboost.
Perfect for the price. I bought it for my pc build hoping that i could skate by without the overclocked version and it works just fine. 6700k isnt necessary for me.