i7 6800k is it worth buying now?

Antreas_4

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Hi. I have a i5 4460 and i want to upgrade. I found someone selling a i7 6800 for 250 euros (286 usd) should i buy it?
If you guys know a good cpu, motherboard and ram combo please let me know i am on a budget of 800 usd
 

Antreas_4

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Pc specs.

Windows 10 home 64-bit
Cpu:
Intel core i5 4460
Ram:
16gb ddr3
Motherboard:
Gigabyte h81m-hd3
Gpu:
Evga gforce gtx ftw 1080 dt
Ssd:
250 gb
Hdd:
1tb
Psu:
Coolermaster elite series 600w

( what do you suggest me to change)
I changed almost everything except cpu motherboard and ram (i added 1 more ram stick)
I feel like my pc deserves a little more power
 
I5 4460+16GB RAM is actually still ok for today.
Yes, there is a bottleneck on some new cpu heavy AAA games but it is still fine for most cases.
If you really want or need more cpu performance, skip every platform before AMD Ryzen and Intel Coffee Lake.
Important:
Because the next gen cpu (I5/7 9xxx) is already at the front of our door, I would wait for now and see how they perform.

If you really can not wait, I would consider these:
Red team: Ryzen 5 2600, 2600x, 7 2700, 2700x
Blue team: I5 8600k, I7 8700k.


 

Antreas_4

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My first thought was to buy the i7 6800k.
But i wanted to make sure that I was making the right choice. From what i see i am not and i thank you guys.
My second choice was to wait for black Friday and buy a good motherboard cpu ram combo.
And i thing that's what I am going to do.
So guys what is the best motherboard, cpu, ram combo in YOUR opinion
(i am more of a blue team not because i dislike amd is because i grew up with intel cpus and i dont like sudden changes)
(also do you guys think i have a good build if i change my cpu motherboard and ram?)
 

7664stefan

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Well, possibly the low cost alternative considering the given hardware would be to buy a used i7-3770.
I still own a setup around i7-3770k with decent OC and may say that is can run everything and I have no need to upgrade (even the market tries to tell me something different).
The CPU-cost is one componen, but if you need to renew RAM and MB (and cooler) as well, this excercise get expensive very quickly.

So my suggestion: When you are missing power today, go for a used i7-3770. Put the saved money into a box and wait until Christmas and possibly the next gen CPUs that might also impact the prices of the current gen.
 

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