Intel Core i5-6600K LGA1151 3.5-3.9 GHz CPU - £177.80 @ Amazon
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Intel Core i5-6600K LGA1151 3.5-3.9 GHz CPU - £177.80 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"clinkadink"Found 27th Oct
Includes free shipping from Amazon.it. Cheapest "new" price found.

Update: thanks to @Uncommon.Sense for the updated price.

Product Description
Take control with the 6th Generation Intel Core processors codenamed "Skylake-S". The i5 6600K is the flagship processor of the Skylake-S line-up that features exceptional performance that is increased by up to 22% and offers 6x faster storage bandwidth for quicker media access, all this means for an all-round more responsive PC. The 'K' prefix shows that this CPU is Unlocked and has overclocking enabled this is great news for extreme gamers and enthusiasts. Improved overclocking is supported on the 6700K when in conjunction with Z170 chipsets only, it uses the BCLK (base clock) overclocking feature

  • Processor frequency: 3.5 GHz
  • Processor cores: 4
  • Processor socket: LGA1151
  • Processor model: i5-6600K

Box Contains
  • 1 x BX80662I56600K
  • 1xuser manual

28 Comments

Thats a good price, same as laptops direct. I noticed Amazon also had the i5 7600k for the same price but without a cooling fan

With the 7600K Kabylake processor the same price, unless you must use the older processor, this isn't good value. For new system builders from scratch, they'd be better off with the 7600K.

Smadmad12 m ago

Thats a good price, same as laptops direct. I noticed Amazon also had the …Thats a good price, same as laptops direct. I noticed Amazon also had the i5 7600k for the same price but without a cooling fan

All core i "K" series processors comes without cpu cooler

89quidyoucantgowrong9 m ago

With the 7600K Kabylake processor the same price, unless you must use the …With the 7600K Kabylake processor the same price, unless you must use the older processor, this isn't good value. For new system builders from scratch, they'd be better off with the 7600K.


Agreed

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89quidyoucantgowrong10 m ago

With the 7600K Kabylake processor the same price, unless you must use the …With the 7600K Kabylake processor the same price, unless you must use the older processor, this isn't good value. For new system builders from scratch, they'd be better off with the 7600K.


Understood, and agree. Although I would hazard a guess that the majority of PC enthusiasts buying hardware are for upgrades - hence this cpu would fit more motherboards than the newer 7600K. Granted, not for all - but thought it is a good deal worth sharing.

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NeoRegia4 m ago

All core i "K" series processors comes without cpu cooler


The "K" refers to being able to overclock the processor. In the "K" processors I have had, I have not once opted to use the stock cooler, as there are far superior coolers out there, to keep the temps down at high clock speeds.

This does NOT come with a stock cooler .......or does it?

Terrible value. This CPU is 4 cores/4 threads, which is the same as the new i3-8100 which is £110 on OCUK. The new i3 needs a new motherboard so is only good for new builds, but if you're upgrading an older machine then surely an i5 or i7 from CEX is the way to go.

If you are going to buy an out of date processor, you should probably be paying less than this.

So.. here's a link to Amazon.itLINK! where you can get the same processor, with the same retail box, and same three year warranty for only £176 shipped.

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GwanGy1 m ago

This does NOT come with a stock cooler .......or does it?


No, it would seem that Intel are not providing coolers with their unlocked (overclockable) versions anymore.

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Uncommon.Sense2 m ago

If you are going to buy an out of date processor, you should probably be …If you are going to buy an out of date processor, you should probably be paying less than this.So.. here's a link to Amazon.it LINK! where you can get the same processor, with the same retail box, and same three year warranty for only £176 shipped.


Good find. I will update the post.

This is the same price it was when it was the current top dog i5 18 months ago.

clinkadink25 m ago

Good find. I will update the post.


Thanks, buy you could at least get my name right

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Uncommon.Sense18 m ago

Thanks, buy you could at least get my name right

Doh! Almost ironic. Updated!

clinkadink1 h, 15 m ago

No, it would seem that Intel are not providing coolers with their unlocked …No, it would seem that Intel are not providing coolers with their unlocked (overclockable) versions anymore.

I was thinking that intel never sold coolers with "K" series cpus. My first one i5-2500K didn't have any stock cooler and my last one i5-6600K came "naked" as well

NeoRegia1 h, 57 m ago

I was thinking that intel never sold coolers with "K" series cpus. My …I was thinking that intel never sold coolers with "K" series cpus. My first one i5-2500K didn't have any stock cooler and my last one i5-6600K came "naked" as well


My 2500k came with a cooler .
not entirely sure this is worth buying now tho unless you want to upgrade an exsisting machine as early reviews seem to say that the new i3 8xxxk is basically a rebadged i5 7700k and is cheaper at rrp than this . So could be worth waiting

NeoRegia4 h, 15 m ago

I was thinking that intel never sold coolers with "K" series cpus. My …I was thinking that intel never sold coolers with "K" series cpus. My first one i5-2500K didn't have any stock cooler and my last one i5-6600K came "naked" as well



It used to be the difference between the OEM and retail versions of the CPU. OEM is CPU only, retail comes with CPU cooler, documentation, etc.

OEM version is usually a tenner or so cheaper as well. But saying that I think they stopped doing this over the last couple of years. Intel probably assume if you're buying an overclockable processor that you already have an adequate cooling solution for this.

Unless you already have a Z170 or Z270 motherboard you would be better off going i3 8350k

I would really not recommend this CPU at this price.

The i5 6600k is redundant with the Ryzen R5 1400 going for £130, which is 4C 8T compared to the 4C 4T of this. The 6C 12T R5 1600 is £5-10 more than this, and also there's the 6C 6T i5 8400 which goes for around £190-200.

If you can wait, you can expect some bargain prices for the Ryzen CPUs in the next few months as they are becoming EOL around Feb next year due to AMD releasing newer Ryzen+ CPUs.
Edited by: "Tim1292" 27th Oct

Whats going on with the computer world parts? Gone crazy? I bought this processor a year ago for like £140. A YEAR AGO!!

odysseyhun8 m ago

Whats going on with the computer world parts? Gone crazy? I bought this …Whats going on with the computer world parts? Gone crazy? I bought this processor a year ago for like £140. A YEAR AGO!!


Have a look at this chart and see if you can spot when the brexit vote happened, that's one of the main reasons why things are more expensive
xe.com/cur…=2Y
Edited by: "Putterill" 27th Oct

Much better to get the i5 8400 6 cores and newer tech.

999tigger36 m ago

Much better to get the i5 8400 6 cores and newer tech.


But as said earlier, this is intel and you need a new mother board if you want a better CPU. If your budget limited and have say an non-k CPU of this gen, then its the most cost effective upgrade. Especially being each generation offers little performance gain over the previous....

Putterill51 m ago

Have a look at this chart and see if you can spot when the brexit vote …Have a look at this chart and see if you can spot when the brexit vote happened, that's one of the main reasons why things are more expensivehttp://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=USD&view=2Y


Oh yeh, thats just over 10%. That explains why ram, ssd's and intel cpus cost double what they should.
Well spotted.

odysseyhun1 h, 4 m ago

Whats going on with the computer world parts? Gone crazy? I bought this …Whats going on with the computer world parts? Gone crazy? I bought this processor a year ago for like £140. A YEAR AGO!!


Damn! Didn't think Intel sold this for that cheap

r200ti38 m ago

Oh yeh, thats just over 10%. That explains why ram, ssd's and intel cpus …Oh yeh, thats just over 10%. That explains why ram, ssd's and intel cpus cost double what they should. Well spotted.


That's why I said it was one of the main reasons, not the only one. And 140 to 177 is not double.

r200ti10 h, 16 m ago

But as said earlier, this is intel and you need a new mother board if you …But as said earlier, this is intel and you need a new mother board if you want a better CPU. If your budget limited and have say an non-k CPU of this gen, then its the most cost effective upgrade. Especially being each generation offers little performance gain over the previous....



Better to sell on ebay and put it towards a new one, False economy to buy this old tech when for the same money you can have 6 better cores than 4 old ones. Look a the reviews. If this were £100, then people would be making it hot, but it isnt. Coffee Lake and Ryzen are actual big steps up.

Upgrading a Skylake chip less than 2 years later? This does seem a lot for what it is. Most of the new chips are 4-8 cores now. The new Intel 8th edition are on a much refined process compared to this.

AMD are refreshing their Ryzen chips in the new year. March? More fun and games to follow.
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