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    Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    looking to update the old PC, the current spec is below, I've been looking at a Skylake upgrade to a 6600K but over night its gone up again to £208, I currently don't have my machine overclocked but never say never

    thinking is it actually worth the 'K' premium over the 6500 or 6600 standard which are £30-£50 cheaper?

    need a CPU, Motherboard & Ram suggestions.

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Guru3d ( only site I checked) overclocked their 6600k from 3.9 to 4.6 ~20%. Scalability is good in the tests they ran.

    Unfortunately ocing is a bit dull these days. Maybe wait for it to come down again unless you need it.

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Boon72 View Post
    thinking is it actually worth the 'K' premium over the 6500 or 6600 standard which are £30-£50 cheaper?
    Only reason I've opted for the K in the past is the resale value tends to remain a lot higher than the non K counterpart, but as that's never guaranteed the sensible me would suggest not to bother with the K variant, unless you actually intend on full scale overclocking.

    Let us know what you would plan to use a new system for and budget, then we'll be able to recommend something based on your needs.
    Looking at your system spec I'm guessing some gaming but not at full pelt.


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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    ... Let us know what you would plan to use a new system for ....
    This, tbh. I imagine, having been a high end machine in its day, that your current rig isn't exactly slow. What's it struggling with that makes you want to upgrade?

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    No it's not that it's slow, I'm looking to get a bigger screen (27") and with my birthday n Xmas this month and not much I can think of for them I thought an update from the 2008 machine was in order

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    The 775 platform IMO is perfectly good for everyday use, still use mine. You've said it's not that slow, so guessing the Skylake is not being warranted for gaming?
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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Boon72 View Post
    No it's not that it's slow, I'm looking to get a bigger screen (27") and with my birthday n Xmas this month and not much I can think of for them I thought an update from the 2008 machine was in order
    Upgrading before you need to tends to be a waste of money. Go and buy a 3D printer instead.

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    My old system was a Q9550 on an Asus P5-something and it overclocked easily to 3.6Ghz. Give that a go and if you get at least part of the way there you can ask Santa for a hefty graphics card to run that srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy 27" screen instead.

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    You could overclock with non k skylake a with a few of the z170 motherboards as well if you want to go that route.

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Heimanyip View Post
    You could overclock with non k skylake a with a few of the z170 motherboards as well if you want to go that route.
    Agree. I think it's now rather useless to stick to K-class CPU. Just go for the CPU you wish for (dual core only like Pentium, dual core with four threads like i3 or quad core like i5) and one of the motherboards from the overgrowing club of 'OC non-K CPUs'.

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    well I have just completed my upgrade, in the end I got the following :-

    Thermaltake F31 case
    Intel i5-6500
    ASRock Z170A-X/3.1
    8gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666mhz

    and after swapping it all out I started up and the old Windows 10 install booted ok and installed the new drivers and also activated with my old Windows 7 key all online with no issues.

    I was quite amazed at the Windows part as I was expecting to erase it all.

    just need to find some money for the old HD 6950 upgrade :-)

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Good stuff

    What did with you do with your old CPU/mobo/RAM (he asked for no reason at all )?

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Good stuff

    What did with you do with your old CPU/mobo/RAM (he asked for no reason at all )?
    it's all currently still in my old case, as i just wiped out the PSU, GFX & drives out to put in the new case

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    Re: Upgrade from 775 socket machine

    Any plans to sell it? It could be relevant to my interests...

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