Question Upgrading from i5 6400 to i7 7700k questions (about cpu cooler, temperature, other chips like 6700(k),7700)

nathanpark3r

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Hey guys, i'm planning on upgrading to a new cpu from the i5 6400 so far i think i have the i7 7700k in mind (maybe buying it used). As for why i opted for a quad core i7 is because i have the gigabyte h110 ds2 ddr3 mobo, which only supports up to i7 7700k and i dont want to change to a new motherboard (plus a ryzen 5 3600 can cost nearly the same as an used i7 6700 where i live).

I dont intend to overclock either.

So my questions are:

1. Is the i7 7700k a good choice? I heard of it having bad temperatures even at stock clock. And i dont even want to overclock.

2. If its a suitable choice (7700k), would a gammaxx 400 be a good cooler for it? Between a gammaxx 400 and a lucifer v2, which one would be better?

3. Is the i7 7700k worth it or i can go for lower versions like i7 7700, 6700k, 6700? If so which one?
 

OllympianGamer

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What's the second hand price on a i7 7700k? Plus a cooler you may have better options like a 6 core 12 thread 2600 and a motherboard for cheaper, especially as your items have a resale price as well.
 

nathanpark3r

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What's the second hand price on a i7 7700k? Plus a cooler you may have better options like a 6 core 12 thread 2600 and a motherboard for cheaper, especially as your items have a resale price as well.
What about my options if i just stick to intel and my current mobo? I get it that get a new main and ryzen is an option but i just want to know about what i asked
 

OllympianGamer

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Depends what your budget is if you are dead set on sticking with intel and the same motherboard. I've had 6600k, 6700k and and 7700k, truthfully in games last year there wasn't much difference with any. Things might have changed now with more recent games which I don't know about.
 
Depends what your budget is if you are dead set on sticking with intel and the same motherboard. I've had 6600k, 6700k and and 7700k, truthfully in games last year there wasn't much difference with any. Things might have changed now with more recent games which I don't know about.
I also had a 6600k and now have a 7700. I can say on some of the newer AAA games there was a solid difference. Max fps wise not so much, but smoothness and playability, yes. The lows are stronger. But I got my 7700 from a recycled work pc, so zero cost. For the actual cost, even used, it's a hard pill to swallow. You'd be looking at 200+. And that's the used price.

I'd honestly recommend saving a little more, and going ryzen. Itll only end up costing maybe 50 bucks more and more worth it. Unless you find a crazy deal on a used 7700.

Used 7700 plus a decent cooler is easy 250. Ryzen 2600/board/ddr4 is the same 250.
 

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