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Intel i5-6600k [$211] & i5-4690K [$195] i5-6400 [$160] Free shipping + potential tax

willrock 22 26 January 31, 2016 at 03:07 PM in Computers (9)
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Last Edited by willrock February 1, 2016 at 08:16 AM
Hi Everyone,

I've seen the CODE: SCARYMOMMY2015 is good for most stuff until March 1st. So I tried it on the i5 CPU of my interest. It seems to work well.


You get Item Subtotal $253.99
Using the CODE + waive the free return Savings -$42.85
It ends up Total $211.14
It cost no tax for PA. But I'm not sure if it's true for other states.

Link is: https://jet.com/product/Core-I5-6...9eb554c937

CODE : SCARYMOMMY2015
Waive free return to save 5.59

Quote from djp5235 View Post :
This code also worked for the I5 4690k brings the price down to $195 with free shipping. No tax in PA
Thanks for pointing that out.
This code also works for i5-4690K to bring down the price to $195
https://jet.com/product/INTEL-INT...cbeea7365b

Quote from neoison View Post :
How about this deal? It is not unlocked I5 cpu but if you are on the fence saving $50 might help.. Smilie Im sure you can overclock this baby to 4GHZ from overclockers reviews.

Price Subtotal$192.98

Extra Savings-$4.25

15TODAY-$28.31 <------------- 15TODAY CODE

Shipping FeeFREE

Estimated Tax$0.00

Order Total$160.42

Intel Core i5-6400 6M Skylake Quad-Core 2.7 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I56400 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

https://jet.com/product/Intel-Cor...a56a8c3b2b
As neoison points out, the i5-6400 is cheaper with CODE 15TODAY.

This is my first post on SD. So let me know if there's anything I need to change.
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#2
Price Subtotal

$253.99

Extra Savings

-$5.59

SCARYMOMMY2015

-$37.26

Shipping Fee

FREE

Estimated Tax

$16.89

Order Total

$228.03

still better than using the 15now code Smilie
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For what it's worth.... I saw this in the reviews and it seems to reinforce the idea that these 6th gen chips are really not great at overclocking and you are likely better off skipping it, buying an older gen, or waiting for the next.




Pros:

Supports DDR4/DX12. 24 PCIE lanes is a step up from Devil's Canyon.
Cons:

I wish I had done a little more research before buying this chip. I knew that it didn't support hyperthreading. Not a big deal, because I'll be running most of my CPU-intensive stuff on an NVidia Maximus setup.

What irked me a little, was the fact that Intel has throttled the cache size down to 6MB.

Chip also runs very hot when not in power-saver mode. Will require liquid cooling if you want to OC it.
Other Thoughts:

I have a little buyer's remorse on this one. I honestly wish I'd spent up for an X99 rig with a 5930k in it. Yeah, it would have been $400 more, but it would have supported 40 PCI lanes versus the 24 that you get with Skylake.

The cache size on the 5930k is also 15 MB instead of 6MB, and you get two more cores, and hyperthreading. So, if you're pushing your system to the limit doing alot of rendering, the 5930k or even the 5920k for that matter will blow this chip out of the water.

My fault for not doing more research first. I will probably be upgrading again sometime in the near future.
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Quote from duijver View Post :
For what it's worth.... I saw this in the reviews and it seems to reinforce the idea that these 6th gen chips are really not great at overclocking and you are likely better off skipping it, buying an older gen, or waiting for the next.




Pros:

Supports DDR4/DX12. 24 PCIE lanes is a step up from Devil's Canyon.
Cons:

I wish I had done a little more research before buying this chip. I knew that it didn't support hyperthreading. Not a big deal, because I'll be running most of my CPU-intensive stuff on an NVidia Maximus setup.

What irked me a little, was the fact that Intel has throttled the cache size down to 6MB.

Chip also runs very hot when not in power-saver mode. Will require liquid cooling if you want to OC it.
Other Thoughts:

I have a little buyer's remorse on this one. I honestly wish I'd spent up for an X99 rig with a 5930k in it. Yeah, it would have been $400 more, but it would have supported 40 PCI lanes versus the 24 that you get with Skylake.

The cache size on the 5930k is also 15 MB instead of 6MB, and you get two more cores, and hyperthreading. So, if you're pushing your system to the limit doing alot of rendering, the 5930k or even the 5920k for that matter will blow this chip out of the water.

My fault for not doing more research first. I will probably be upgrading again sometime in the near future.
meh

the people looking to buy Skylake/6600k chips already know what they need to know. besides, the 5930k is almost $600....this is $200

lmao

eta: plus, Skylake Refresh(Kaby) isn't coming until Q3 2016. Almost 6+ months from now...and will cost a lot more than Skylake.
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Quote from duijver View Post :
.....

What irked me a little, was the fact that Intel has throttled the cache size down to 6MB.

.....
The i5 always has 6MB cache (versus 8MB on an i7).
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is it worth it to just not get the -k version? like the 6500 for $150 and a motherboard that is capable of overclocking it?
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is it worth it to just not get the non-k version? like the 6500 for $150 and a motherboard that is capable of overclocking it?
ASRock, iirc, pulled the ability to OC it due to Intel. Might want to check on that.
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meh

the people looking to buy Skylake/6600k chips already know what they need to know. besides, the 5930k is almost $600....this is $200

lmao

eta: plus, Skylake Refresh(Kaby) isn't coming until Q3 2016. Almost 6+ months from now...and will cost a lot more than Skylake.
Not necessarily true. I just picked up an x99 setup (intel c610) with a xeon chip and I was considering flipping it to buy a Skylake setup. I picked up the gigabyte motherboard and I have been looking at the i7-6700k to drop in it. The reviews are not very good and most recommend buying a regular (cheaper) motherboard without an unlocked (K) chip due to the very WEAK overclocking ability.

There has been A LOT of discussion on the z170 vs. x99 chipset and how the xeon/5930k is worth buying vs the weak 6th gen platform - if you are going for the higher end chips since the 5930k will overclock to the same as the 6th gen and become faster overall.
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Quote from tyman View Post :
meh

the people looking to buy Skylake/6600k chips already know what they need to know.
I wouldn't say that everyone looking to buy Skylake knows everything they need to know. On the contrary I would expect most people don't know everything.
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ASRock, iirc, pulled the ability to OC it due to Intel. Might want to check on that.
Ah yes, I think that is for non z170 chipset boards which is not designed for overclocking anyways. It would've been awesome if it did though, lol. But, it should still be fine on regular z170 boards.
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#1. For just over $200 Bucks this is a Steal
#2. Last gen Haswell CPU's were terrible on 4K content 6th Gen Skylake easily handles 4K
#3. You can easily get this CPU to 4.0Ghz on Air stable all day.
#4. DirectX12 when fully utilized will take advantage of all 4 cores in more effective ways.
#5. No Need to "wait" for Cannonlake its just gonna be a die shrink with Emphasis on Low Power meaning poor overclocking.

buy one while you can
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Quote from duijver View Post :
Not necessarily true. I just picked up an x99 setup (intel c610) with a xeon chip and I was considering flipping it to buy a Skylake setup. I picked up the gigabyte motherboard and I have been looking at the i7-6700k to drop in it. The reviews are not very good and most recommend buying a regular (cheaper) motherboard without an unlocked (K) chip due to the very WEAK overclocking ability.

There has been A LOT of discussion on the z170 vs. x99 chipset and how the xeon/5930k is worth buying vs the weak 6th gen platform - if you are going for the higher end chips since the 5930k will overclock to the same as the 6th gen and become faster overall.
You're talking i7 chips versus i5 chips. Someone buying a $200-225 cpu is clearly not in the same market as a $600 chip. Apples to oranges. And fwiw, there's a lot of people getting 4.5ghz+ on 6600k, should one choose to OC that high.

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I wouldn't say that everyone looking to buy Skylake knows everything they need to know. On the contrary I would expect most people don't know everything.
No one said they did and I didn't say most people know everything. If the random PC user is pricing Intel cpu's to build their own, they're going to do research on it.
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the locked 6500 vs 6600k with the same cheap hyper212 cooler will both overclock pretty close. if you have stronger cooling the 6600k will be better. but you are better off getting the 1230v5 for budget or the 6700k if you will be running a cooling solution $50 or higher.
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Quote from tyman View Post :

No one said they did and I didn't say most people know everything. If the random PC user is pricing Intel cpu's to build their own, they're going to do research on it.
A lot of people do minimal research. Main point being if someone is offering useful information that is relevant that is welcomed and I don't see the point of being dismissive of that person that took the time to try and help.
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A lot of people do minimal research. Main point being if someone is offering useful information that is relevant that is welcomed and I don't see the point of being dismissive of that person that took the time to try and help.
Said person is comparing a $600 i7 cpu with a $200 i5 cpu. That info is not relevant. That's the equivalent of someone posting they are looking at buying a Chevy 2500 diesel and someone saying they should buy a Corvette.
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